• Friesian Drill Team GB (© Graeme Cuerden Photography)

  • The herd (© Janine Mason)

  • FHAGBI member Alexandra Yudina and Merle B (© Alexandra Yudina)

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

  • Friesian Festival 2016 (© Sandy Kitching)

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

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

  • New Forest Ride (© Alexandra Yudina)

  • Reinier Rinke J.K (© Sarah Fisher)

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.



Matthys 504 Champion Younger Stallions as well as Overall Champion

January 15, 2020

He warmed to his own performance in the ring and cashed in on his fine presentation by claiming the Champion Title Younger Stallions.
Matthys 504, bred by the Derksen Family and in joint ownership with the Van Maanen brothers, has not only won the Championship Younger Stallions but also landed the Title of Overall Stallion. Reserve Champion of both Younger Stallions as well as Overall Championship was the horse with the spectacular foreleg: Nane 492.

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