2018 IFSHA World Show announcements...

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We are pleased to announce that our 2018 World Show will be held in Springfield, Ohio at the Champions Center. The dates are October 2 through October 7. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us there.

Please see below for documents related to the show:

See you in Ohio!
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.

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