About The Friesian Horse Association of Great Britain & Ireland
The Friesian Horse Association of Great Britain & Ireland (FHAGBI) is the official representative of the Koninklijke Vereninging "Het Friesch Paarden-Stamboek" (KFPS), the registry for Friesians.
FHAGBI is run for enthusiasts and owners of one of the rarest breeds in this country. Members receive a regular newsletter and can subscribe to the Dutch Phryso magazine from the FPS in the Netherlands. The Friesian Horse Association of North America also produce a publication in English called The Friesian.
Advice can be given on buying a Friesian horse, stallion selection and suggestions on travel arrangements and accommodation when attending the social events or perhaps the Stallion Grading in the Netherlands in January.
We aim to arrange regular social and Friesian Horse events and an annual Inspection is held on alternate years in the UK and Ireland.
Brought back from the brink of extinction as recently as 1965 this battle proven war horse is undoubtedly one of the most sensible, reliable and charismatic horses available on the equestrian scene today. A true head turner in every sense.
FHAGBI Vision, Strategies & Goals 2014
"To promote the Friesian Horse to excel in the UK and Ireland abiding by the values and guidance of the Friesland based Mother Stud Book, the KFPS"
A) To build upon our strong organisation based on firm foundations, offering first class value and advice to members
B) Organising annual inspections to ensure a platform to educate and measure our breeding achievements based on a consistent Worldwide standard
C)To continue to grow membership numbers by supporting activities of our members in the UK & Ireland.
A) Maintain sustainable membership subscriptions and encourage members to share their skills with others in accord with our vision.
B) Increase membership numbers 10% annually over a five year period
C) To build upon the extra training / clinic day at this years 2013 Inspection by arranging regional training road shows in UK and Ireland with the first two to be arranged for 2014.