All of us have enjoyed our beautiful Friesian horses at the Central Inspection in Harich. The best of our breeding preceded by the Pavo Fryso Cup intermixed with exhilarating showdriving classes. In spite of rain and wind the horses continued dancing, the runners did their utmost and the Jury too was unflappable and stayed focused on the judging. The public wasn’t deterred by the not so summery weather either (or rather, the by now autumnal weather conditions). Meeting and interacting, that’s what we came for. And the way I see it, all about just the one thing: Friesian horses and everything connected with them.
YoungKFPS was present too with a stand of their own where they organised workshops and meet & greets together with the KFPS. Everyone: members of the Breeding Council, Jury members, Board members, athletes and breeders tapped into each other’s knowledge and enthusiasm. Personally, I engaged in talks with new members who proved to already have gained quite some in-depth knowledge of breeding. And who were pretty eager to make their contribution to the breeding of those wonderful black horses who had stolen their hearts too.
Also good to see was the attention from the side of the Press. They took in all the information with great interest. Impressed as they were by those magnificent black horses and touched by the emotions of breeders, owners and runners when the apples of their eye were successful. And with an eye for the traditions and cultural heritage that are such an inextricable part of the KFPS.
The Society feeling and solidarity, a vibe of being in it all together, that is what springs to mind when trying to describe the atmosphere at the Central Inspection. What I truly appreciate is how people volunteer ideas about how to improve the inspection, as well as suggestions that would benefit the Studbook across its entire spectrum. That says quite a lot about everyone’s constructive involvement and the drive to build something together. We face plenty of challenges, but shoulder to shoulder we can tackle them all.
Huge thanks to everyone who has made a contribution to make the Central Inspection such a successful event! Because, without the efforts of all our volunteers, the ever so hospitable people of the fine accommodation in Harich and all other involved parties, as well as the enthusiasm shown by our members, success would not be possible. So now: forwards and onwards to the Stallion Inspection in January 2023.