July 30, 2021
The KFPS Jury body has been reinforced with two new Prospective Jury members: Marissa Visser from Langweer and Anouk Holleman from Uitgeest.
Both ladies were scouted when taking part in the Judging Courses which the KFPS organises for her members. Having been appointed Prospective Jury members, they can soon be spotted at inspection venues where they will continue – under the wing of experienced Jury members – to hone their inspection skills.
Marissa Visser (25) has been involved with Friesian horses from childhood. She learned riding and driving from Reitze and his daughter Klaske Dite Faber in Dijken and up till today she helps out with the training and taking care of the horses. She gained experience with youngsters and preparing them for inspections at fan de Goëngamieden Stables. For this enthusiastic lover of Friesian horses, enrolling in the Judging Course seemed like a logical next step. Marissa works as a branch manager for Kruidvat and owns her own beauty salon, which she is keen to expand into a full-blown business. Her appointment of Prospective Jury member is ‘a dream come true. I will proudly follow the education for Jury member.’
Anouk Holleman too was a ‘horsey girl’ from a very young age, as she puts it herself. She used to ride recreationally with an Arab horse and competed in dressage with a KWPN gelding. She discovered Friesian horses some ten years ago when she was allowed to ride a Friesian mare for a hobby breeder. ‘Unfortunately, I’m not particularly talented as a rider’, she remarks. ‘I’m more adept at assessing horses, valuating and writing reports, with both feet on the ground.’ Anouk is a registered valuation expert VRT Horses and works freelance for Paardentaxatie Noord-Holland (Horse valuation North Holland, ed.). She is a purchase coach and chairwoman of Vereniging Eigen Paard (Own Horse Association, ed.) and a member of the core team of the ever so successful project Eigenaar zoekt Ruiter (Owner Seeks Rider, ed.). In consultation with the Board and the Integrity Committee of the KFPS and in order to prevent (the appearance of) any potential clash of interest, Anouk has decided not to get involved in matters involving Friesian horses outside of her activities for the Jury body. With her experience and enthusiasm she is a welcome addition to the Jury body.