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Upcoming Inspections / Inspection Calendar:  

FSA Inspections late 2016:

September 3, 2016IOWA   (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
(Cedar Falls Equestrian Center)
Deb DeVries (host)
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October 15, 2016  TEXAS   (Sulphur Springs, Texas) 
(Windhaven Ranch LLC)
Carrie Ziretta (host) 847-668-5756
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(limited stabling at $20/stall, outside 12x12 holding pens also available at $15/pen)

November 2016FLORIDA (Altoona, Florida)
(Cornerstone Sporthorses)
Carrie & Matt Simmons (hosts)
Contact Information:
*semi-private, spaces are very limited, please contact the host directly for reservations

FSA Inspections 2017:

October 14, 2017IOWA   (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
(Cedar Falls Equestrian Center)
Deb DeVries (host)
Contact Information:

October 21, 2017   TEXAS (Greenville, Texas)
(Geter Ranch)
George Geter and
Susan Skripac (hosts)214-476-6400
Contact Information:
(Located appx. 40 miles from downtown Dallas, and just 3 miles off Interstate-30.)
Stalls, RV hook-ups, and limited on-site accommodations available.

International Affiliate Inspections 2016:

mid January - early March 2016AUSTRALIA
ACE Assessment Tour
Contact Information: 
(Australian Continental Equestrian Group)

(Contact us if you are interested in hosting an FSA inspection or to inquire about our private and semi-private inspection options.)
FSA Registration FORMS & FEES
History of the Friesian Sporthorse
Stallion Directory
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Awards Program
FSA Mission Statement & Breed Standard
Elite Book Friesian Sporthorses
(contact us)
(Registration Application, Breeder's Certificates, Name Change, etc)
(Registration Application, Breeder's Certificates, Name Change, etc)
Friesian Sporthorse Merchandise
FSA Registration Guidelines
ACE Tour Info 2016
Friesian Sporthorse
Friesian Sporthorse Association
Inspection Information

The FSA offers several options for horses to earn inspection and/or in-hand scores:
This wide variety of inspection and in-hand options is offered for the convenience of our members.  (Please note that UDSF DSHB in-hand competitions and USEA FEH in-hand competitions and ACE inspections are not organized nor governed by the FSA and may charge additional fees and/or have additional registration requirements.) 
Inspections and in-hand competitions can be an important tool for evaluating horses, and can be a fun and educational experience for owners and spectators as well.  Inspection and in-hand scores are one of the options to fulfill the requirements of the Bronze Elite Book.  They are also one of the requirements for stallions to be Approved for Breeding or Provisionally Approved for Breeding, as well as being one of the requirements for mares to be Approved for Breeding or to earn Star Mare status.  Foal scores are also one of the ways a mare may fulfill the requirements to earn Preferred Mare status.  The FSA also offers National Inspection & In-Hand awards each year.
FSA Inspections

FSA inspections are a fantastic way to have your Friesian Sporthorse evaluated exactly to the breed standard.  As the registry continues to grow we look forward to offering more inspections across the country. Friesian Sporthorses will be inspected using the Friesian Sporthorse breed standard and the FSA Inspection Sheet.  Please visit the links below for more information.

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting an FSA inspection.  We also offer the option of private inspections, please contact us for more information: or (386) 749-0097

USDF DSHB in-hand competitions

USDF (United States Dressage Federation) DSHB (Dressage Sport Horse Breeding) classes are another wonderful way to get feedback on your Friesian Sporthorse, while at the same time earning scores which are fully recognized by the FSA.  These classes are intended to evaluate the "potential, suitability, and qualities as a dressage sport horse or as dressage sport horse breeding stock", according to the USDF's website.
(click the USDF logo to the right to be redirected to the USDF website to learn more about the USDF DSHB in-hand competitions.)
USEA FEH in-hand competitions

The USEA (United States Eventing Association) FEH (Future Event Horse) program is another way in which Friesian Sporthorses may be evaluated.  This program "focuses on yearlings, two-year-olds, and three-year-olds, and judging the potential they have to become a successful upper level event horse" according to the USEA's website.  (click the logo button to the right to be redirected to the USEA website to learn more about the Future Event Horse Series.)
ACE Group Inspections (Australia)

In Australia the FSA works in conjunction with the ACE Group annual tour to hold inspections. The criteria of the modern sports horse which is embraced by ACE is also applicable to the breed standard goals of the FSA - working toward the ideal sporthorse with a worldwide standard.  So whether you have a registered Friesian Sporthorse in Australia or abroad, the inspection teams are always looking at the horses in the same way. ACE inspections provide FSA members, breeders, buyers and sellers alike with another tool to gauge a horse’s quality in relation to the breed standard.
(click on the logo button to the right to be redirected to the ACE website to learn more about ACE inspections in Australia.)
FSA General Inspection Guidelines
Friesian Sporthorse at inspection
Friesian Sporthorse colt
Hemingway SCS
being presented at an FSA inspection
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FSA Inspection Guidelines (Specifics)