De Vries Family: a Star is great, but pleasure comes first

In the early 90s Ytsen de Vries saw the then 4-year-old Tuke Dame S. Star (Feitse 293) at the inspection. A little later this...

Step by step

Time doesn’t stand still. Regardless of Covid-19, our breeders have already welcomed lots of wonderful new-born foals and by now the first 2021 inspections...

Blog Anna: breeding challenges……

There should have been lots of foals born on the farm by now wouldn’t you say? From the time Ylse came to PEI in...

Breeding Cafe: Breeding meets Sport

In the KFPS Breeders’ Café at the Nieuwe Heuvel in Lunteren Piet Bergsma, Peter Spahn, Rien van der Schaft and Willem Lokhorst, hosted by...

Gene test for eye disorder distichiasis available

The University of California has developed a DNA test for distichiasis. This test makes it possible to phase out this eye condition, which involves...

Foal susceptible to Lawsonia

April 14, 2021 Foals ingest antibodies via the dam’s beestings (colostrum), but after one or two months the protection from the beestings decreases (Photo: Digishots) At...

KFPS College Tour 11: A fine test result leads to a...

  https://youtu.be/2Xyf4ktRkm4   April 8, 2021 ‘Good results in aptitude tests can help to achieve a higher predicate at inspection’, as pointed out by Jury member Wil Thijssen...

Tools for stallion choices via MyKFPS

Stallion choice for mares is a complicated process of weighing up various factors. Pairings must be a good match in terms of exterior, but...

Choosing between sport and breeding is a Catch 22

The Pen-Van der Werff Family has been into breeding Friesian horses for a mere six years but have already booked a number of very...

Breeder Bruggeling: ‘Fan it Waad’ line built on proven blood

Breeder and veterinarian Theo Bruggeling has a top mare in his yard in the shape of breeding day Champion Barran fan it Waad Crown...

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