There are some important changes coming up in the new show year.
Please click on the link below to view an announcement the IFSHA Office (PDF).

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Two important announcements from the IFSHA Board...

  • New modification to the USEF Friesian Rules governing part-breds can be viewed here.
  • The result of the survey on rotating the location of the Grand Nationals are in. See the board's response here.

Please click on the link below to view an important message from the
IFSHA Board of Directors (PDF).

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Dear IFSHA Members,
The financial statements for 2010, 2011, and 2012 are available to all members. If you would like to receive any of them, please contact Nancy Nathanson via email: or phone: 805-448-3027.

Read the latest "Update from the President" here (pdf).

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.

Should you wish to contact the IFSHA Office please send your email to

If you have questions or comments about this web site please contact the