VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE USEF HORSE OF THE YEAR AND USEF EQUESTRIAN OF THE YEAR. ANYONE CAN VOTE ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS AN EMAIL ADDRESS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF USEF.

We at IFSHA are urging you to vote and share with your friends and family as well.

SIMPLY GO TO www.usef.org and on the right sidebar there are two links. One for the Horse of the Year and one for Equestrian of the year. Click on those links and the directions are very simple. It will ask for your email address and then ask you to vote. You can read the bios listed on the website or read them here. We are urging you to vote for our Friesian family members.

For the Horse of the Year there is also a link for an international horse. We have no preference. Please read the bios on the horses and make your own selection.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The IFSHA Office



A brief message about the Horse of the Year can be found here.


2014 Membership Directory & 2013 Yearbook has been released. Read the press release here (pdf).


Read the latest "The latest update (10/22/14) from the President can be found " here (pdf).
Previous letters from the President:
President's Letter of 07/01/14 (pdf).
President's Letter of 06/01/14 (pdf).

Additional messages from the IFSHA Board can be found here.

Welcome to the home page of the International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA). IFSHA is the only official United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recognized representative of the Friesian horse.

Upcoming IFSHA Recognized Shows

For a complete list of shows check here.

Our goal is to provide a Rated Show Circuit with rules and regulations to protect the Horses while providing a fair and enjoyable playing field. We will promote IFSHA activities by offering a Year End Awards Program and recognition for Friesians that excel in open competition, as well as junior equitation, english pleasure (saddle seat, hunt seat), costume, western pleasure, halter, dressage, driving, and even trail classes. There will also be fun classes like Liberty to promote the Friesian horse in its natural splendor. Due to the efforts of IFSHA, in 2005 USEF also began to provide recognition and annual awards for the Friesian horse.

Every horse containing Friesian blood should be able to connect with and preserve their authentic Dutch heritage. Through IFSHA we want to reach out to all people with horses containing Friesian blood and bring them together to protect, promote, and establish a harmonious show community.

If you want more information on IFSHA, please make the IFSHA FAQs your first stop.

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