• Friesian Drill Team GB (© Graeme Cuerden Photography)

  • Hitting the beach (© Sandy Kitching)

  • The herd (© Janine Mason)

  • Members at the Friesian Festival 2016 (© Sandy Kitching)

  • Even Father Christmas loves Friesians! (© Alex Fawcett)

  • Friesian pair pulling a hearse (© Sandy Kitching)

  • Friesian Festival 2016 (© Sandy Kitching)

  • Fields of Friesian gold (© Sandy Kitching)

  • FHAGBI's Drill Team GB in action (© Sandy Kitching)

  • FHAGBI member Mary Morgan and Xara (© Sandy Kitching)

  • Sybren Minkema - Friesian Festival 2016 (© Sandy Kitching)

  • FHAGBI member Sarah Dobson (© Sandy Kitching)

  • Window to the Friesian soul (© Sandy Kitching)

With their jet-black coat, luxurious mane and tail, proud bearing and undeniable presence, Friesians are what fairytales are made of.
Although renowned for radiating beauty, elegance and grace, this magnificent breed has a superb nature characterised by kindness, loyalty, intelligence and adaptability along with a tremendous work ethic.


Welcome to the FHAGBI website

The Friesian Horse Association of Great Britain & Ireland (FHAGBI) is the official representative of the Koninklijke Vereninging "Het Friesch Paarden-Stamboek" (KFPS) in Great Britain & Ireland.



Become a member today!

FHAGBI currently have three membership levels; Gold, Silver and Bronze, each with their own benefits. You can buy membership online right now. Click to find out more.



New to Friesian ownership?

Firstly, congratulations you have made a wonderful choice! If you have just purchased a Friesian, find out here how to update their passport and registration papers into your name.



Thinking of buying a Friesian?

FHAGBI's comprehensive buyer's guide will tell you all you need to know about this magnificent breed, advice, common pitfalls, importation options and what to consider before purchasing one.



Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM will be held on Saturday 17th February at the Ramada Birmingham Solihull Hotel, The Square, Solihull, B91 3RF from 12.30-5pm. You can buy a ticket for £10 that includes a sandwich lunch served at 12.30pm and tea/coffee from the Online Store. The meeting will begin at 1.30pm followed by a talk from Ids Hellinga, director of the KFPS.

A new president

The Board and members have been made aware that Julian Atkins will be retiring at the next AGM and because of this, a vote has been taken by the Board in accordance with FHAGBI’s Articles. It is the Board’s intention to appoint Elaine de Boer as the next President of FHAGBI who will take office at the close of the AGM in February 2018. We congratulate Elaine and all wish her every success in her new role.

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