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Welcome to the online home of the Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association!

The Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association members all share a common interest and love of the Friesian horse.  Our members are mainly from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota.  However, our members reach as far away as California, Texas to the east coast, and we welcome everyone to our club.  The Great Lakes Friesian Horse Club (GLFHA) is recognized as a Chapter affiliated with the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA), which is the official North American representative of the purebred Dutch Friesian Registry, the Friesch Paarden-Stamboek (FPS).

Our mission is, to promote the purebred Dutch Friesian breed.   As members of the Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association, we advocate sharing knowledge, offering educational clinics, breeding, showing, and enjoying the breed. Our Chapter offers two types of membership, Full Member regular voting and Associate member non-voting. Please see the Membership page for more details.


2014 Midwest Keuring - Marshfield, WI. 



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March 28, 2012:  Jakob 302 Deceased

This week Jakob 302 died at the age of 27.  Jakob brought rare blood lines, modern looks, and offspring sport ability.  Jakob leaves 2 approved sons (Olrik 383 and Take 455), 2 approved gandsons (Wolfert 467 and Alke 468), and 1 approved great grandson (Wybren 464). Our condolences to the Hofstee family in the Netherlands.

January 2, 2012:  Three New Awards at the 2012 KFPS Stallion Keuring

On January 14th the fight for the A.K.W. Douma Trophy, the coveted title 2012 Studbook Stallion Champion, will look different than previous years. This year the championship will be divided into three titles.

Youth Champion:
Provisionally approved stallions are invited by the jury.

Older Stallion Champion:
Permanently approved on offspring stallions are invited by the jury.  This championship can also invite stallions over 13 years old.

Overall Champion:
The four highest placed stallions from the previous championship categories are invited to participate in the "Overall Champion".

source: KFPS

December 21, 2011:  Gjalt 426 Sport, Hinne 427 Sport and Jerke 434 Sport are Permanently Approved on Offspring

The stud book stallions Gjalt 426 Sport (Pyt 325 x Lukas 324), Hinne 427 Sport (Tsjerk 328 pref Sport x Falcon 291) and Jerke 434 Sport (Onne 376 Sport x Tsjerk 328 pref Sport) are approved using the progeny testing.  Gjalt 426 Sport was bred and born in the US by US sire and grandsire.
The stud book stallions Tietse 428 Sport (Reyert 337 x Oepke 266) and Tsjabring 429 Sport (Brandus 345 Sport x Tjimme 275) no longer have a breeding license. The offspring of these two stallions were unconvincing. Tsjabring 429 Sport was withdrawn by its owner Kop Janssen.
All five stallions became "sport" with their dressage performance. The disapproved stallions Tietse 428 Sport and Tsjabring 429 Sport were selected by their performance in the dressage sport with the 2006 "abbreviated investigation".
The stud book stallions Jorn 430 Sport (Fabe 348 x Feitse 293 pref) and Loadewyk 431 Sport (Tsjerk 328 pref Sport x Jurjen 303) had some offspring finish the tests. They have until 2012 to complete their offspring examination. Jorn 430 Sport and Loadewyk 431 Sport also received their sport predicate in dressage
The other 2003 stud book stallions Jense 432 Sport (Sierk 326 x Leffert 306 pref Sport), Jisse 433 Sport (Jasper 366 pref Sport x Dirk 298 Sport) and Jesse 435 Sport (Leffert 306 pref Sport x Doeke 287) have had no offspring in the test. They have another year to prove themselves. These three stallions received their sport predicate in dressage.

source: KFPS

December 2011:  GLFHA AGM, Babeís Bar & Grill, Madison, WI (must rsvp by November 18 to attend dinner).  Winners of the 2011 Performance Awards to be announced. 

November 2011:  GLFHA Elections for 2012-2014 (Treasurer & Vice President) Ballots are due by November 13, 2011.  New Board members will be announced at the GLFHA AGM. GLFHA AGM rsvpís are due by November 18, 2011

October 2011:  Lukas 324 has passed away at age of 25.  He resided in California.  Lukas 324 was judged and approved as a qualified stallion in 1993; he was one of the first stallions born in North America to be approved.

September 2011:  Midwest Dutch Friesian Keuring, Marshfield, WI.  Champion 3 year old Mares was given to Bartje who is co-owned by Ron Herman, Scott & Shelley Kelnhofer, Champion Gelding was given to Calvin of Friesian Stable owned by Leslie Losey & Edna Wentland, Reserve Champion Gelding was given to Zeus von Wilkins owned by Alan & Dodie Wilkins, Reserve Champion Colt was given to Kamryn owned by Ken Martin, Champion Klyde Anthony from Black Earth owned by Joann Clough, Reserve Champion filly Jasmijn SF owned by Karen Matushak, Champion filly Lyren fan North Ster owned by Lana Markey, Ster Stallion Brecht owned by Nathan Olander.



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