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...

Jan Vriend: ‘Never giving up our calling card’

Since early this year the Breeding Council has a new chairman: Jan Vriend. The pensioner from North Holland breeds on a small scale: Friesian...

Inspiration

It’s quite rare for me to hand in the text for the column so shortly before the deadline. Inspiration differs from time to time....

Aptitude Test: description of sport aptitude and valuable for breeding

https://youtu.be/2OgKESydnts   April 1, 2021 ‘The aptitude to perform in the sport.’ This passage from the breeding goal of the Friesian horse was the focal point at...

Getting inspection-ready: be critical and make a plan!

March 25, 2021 Dianne Postma (left), Jelle van der Weide and Sietske Veenje from YoungKFPS gave a lecture about preparing horses for inspections. The theme of...

Mewes 438 dies in South Africa

March 24, 2021 Mewes 438 has died at the Aveleda Friesian Stud in Potchefstroom, South Africa, at the age of seventeen. The son of Teeuwis...

‘Fun’ ultrasound in horses

March 14, 2021 One day a curious breeder took his Friesian mare to veterinarian Matthijs van Waart’s equine clinic De Drie Hoeves in Willemsoord, Overijssel....

Marije Schreven: I never make allowances for movement

March 10, 2021 Marije Schreven and Vrouwke fan Stal Swarte Fryske Crown (Teeuwis 389) Photo: Ingrid Truijens At the Stallion Inspection it was Marije Schreven who...

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