2014 IFSHA World Show is coming

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  • World Championship Premium Book.
    In order to clarify our move in date information (see page 23, #34), the Virginia horse center will allow us to start arriving on Monday, September 29, but exhibitors will be charged for early arrival should they choose to come to the center before Tuesday, September 30. The rate for our stalls as stated in #33 on page 23 includes Tuesday - Sunday.

New Classes Added...
  • 49.1 World Champion Friesian Mares In Hand – All Ages – Junior Exhibitor 17 & Under to handle.
  • 84.1 World Champion Friesian Dressage Hack – Junior Horse
  • 123.1 World Champion Friesian English Show Hack – Junior Horse
  • 141A Friesian Walk/Trot – Novice Rider – Any Seat. (This class is for riders who aren't cantering at the World show and who have not won 3 blue ribbons. It is not a World Championship Class. The entry fee is $50. All amateur riders who haven't won three blue ribbons qualify to ride in this class so long as they aren't riding in a walk/trot/canter class at the show.)
  • 188A Friesian Country Pleasure Driving, Junior Horse.

Dressage Ride Times

The October 1st dressage ride times can be found here (PDF).

Also, IFSHA has a separate website which is dedicated to the IFSHA World Show. The link is http://ifshaworld.com/.

Read the latest "The latest update (07/01/14) from the President can be found " here (pdf).
Previous letters from the President:
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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