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The FSA offers several options for horses to earn inspection and/or in-hand scores:
The 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
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: FSAFriesianSport@aol.com
USDF Sport Horse in-hand competitions
USDF (United States Dressage Federation) Sport Horse
in-hand 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 Sport Horse 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, New Zealand, or abroad, the inspection teams are always looking at the horses with the same methodology. 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.)
Friesian Sporthorse colt
being presented at an FSA inspection. Bred by Saucony Creek Sporthorses.
Friesian Sporthorse gelding
Lauderdale ROF holds the record for the highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse via inspection, an 89.187% earned as a 3-year-old. Bred by River Oaks Farm.