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2011 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Award Results
US Dressage Finals Friesian Sporthorses FSA
The FSA is proud to have
been the official sponsor of
the Friesian Sporthorse
High Score Breed Awards
at the
US Dressage Finals
in 2014, 2015, 2016,
2017, 2018, and again in 2019.
Celtic Grace and Jonni Allen.
Celtic Grace and Jonni Allen
Carolynn Bunch Photography
Friesian Sporthorse Comeback Kid! click to read...
Friesian Sporthorse article
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
Friesian Sporthorse DNA Testing
Friesian Sporthorse Trademark
January 2019

Friesian Sporthorse is a trademark of the Friesian Sporthorse Association.  This trademark has been extended by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) thru 2028.

Genetic Testing for Dwarfism & Hydrocephalus UPDATE
Effective January 2019

Dwarfism and Hydrocephalus test results from tests which were done privately will not be accepted. Testing must be done thru either us (FSA) or FHANA for the results to be considered legitimate.

Genetic Testing for Dwarfism and Hycrocephalus in Friesians and Friesian Crosses
December 2017

UC Davis has begun offering genetic testing for Friesians and Friesian-crosses for DWARFISM and HYDROCEPHALUS. We highly recommend testing for any Friesians or Friesian-crosses which are being used for breeding to other Friesians or Friesian-crosses. 

"Results from the test assist owners and breeders to identify carriers and to make informed mate selection to avoid producing affected foals. Matings between carriers should be avoided as these crosses have a 25% chance of producing affected foals. Breeding carriers to normal horses is safe and a means to maintain genetic diversity in the breed and avoid production of affected foals."
- UC Davis https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/horse/Friesian.php

Horses which have only one copy of the dwarfism mutation or the hydrocephalus mutation are "carriers". Horses with two copies are "affected". Horses with no copies are "normal".

Dwarfism primarily effects Friesians and miniature horses. Hydrocephalus primarily effects Friesians. This testing being offered is only for Friesians and Friesian-crosses.

"Carriers" can still be used for Friesian and Friesian-cross breeding, but should not be bred to Friesians or Friesian-crosses which are also "carriers".  Because these genetic mutations are almost entirely related
to Friesians, a horse's status as a "carrier" would be virtually irrelevant when breeding to a horse with no Friesian heritage.

American Friesian Association: out of business,
and transferring registration to the FSA

The American Friesian Association went out of business in 2015.
Since then we've had numerous inquiries about transferring AFA
registered horses to the FSA. We are happy to help owners of
AFA registered horses who would like to transfer to the FSA,
and we are offering to process these transfers at a reduced
rate of only $60. Because the AFA's registration requirements
were less stringent than our own, please note that DNA testing will
be required for any AFA registered horses being transferred to
the FSA.

The Friesian Sporthorse featured
in USDF's Connections magazine!

USDF's Connections magazine did a
feature article on the Friesian
Sporthorse and the Friesian Sporthorse
Association in the September 2016
issue.  This is the second time USDf
has featured the Friesian Sporthorse
and the Friesian Sporthorse
Association (FSA).

The FSA is proud to offer USDF
All-Breeds awards and to sponsor the
US Dressage Finals High Score Breed
Awards for Friesian Sporthorses.

Click on the photo at left to open the
article as a .pdf (this is a large file and
may take a moment to load.)

Friesian Sporthorse "Celtic Grace"
featured inWarmbloods Today magazine
(March/April 2015)

Read Celtic Grace's comeback story in the
article "Two Comeback Kids!" in the
March/April 2015 issue of Warmbloods
Today magazine.  Celtic Grace is a Silver
Elite Friesian Sporthorse mare by Celtic
("Roi des Blues"), owned by Bobbi
Wojtowicz and ridden by Jonni Allen. 

Click on the photo at right to open the
article as a .pdf (this is a large file and
may take a moment to load.)

Friesian Sporthorses at the 2014 US Dressage Finals!

The second annual US Dressage Finals competition
took place November 6-9, 2014 and included two Friesian
Sporthorses among the competitors.  Celtic Grace qualified
for the Third Level Finals and the Third Level Freestyle
Finals.  Miramar qualified for the First Level Freestyle

Celtic Grace is a Silver Elite Friesian Sporthorse mare
by Celtic (Roi des Blues) (Friesian) and out of Zena
(Thoroughbred.)  Owned by Bobbi Wojtowicz and
ridden by Jonni Allen.

Miramar is a Bronze Elite Star Friesian Sporthorse
mare by Pieter fan Lutke Pienjum (Friesian) and out of
FWF Sweetheart's Dance (Georgian Grande.)  Owned
by Melanie Cain-Stage and ridden by Brian

Celtic Grace finished 4th overall for the Third Level
Freestyle Final with a 70.067% and 5th overall for the
Third Level Final with a 69.060%, and was also named
the Friesian Sporthorse High Score Champion of the
2014 US Dressage Finals.

Congratulations to both horses, riders, and owners!

FSA's Breeding Director Awarded National Grant For
U.S. Breeder Excellence

Our own FSA Breeding Director Gigha Steinman was awarded
the Dressage Foundation's national grant for U.S. Breeder Excellence
in 2014.  “I’m excited at the opportunity not only to increase my own
knowledge, but also to share what I learn through my role as the
Friesian Sporthorse Association’s Breeding Director," she says.
Gigha used the grant money to attend the 2014 USDF Sport Horse
Seminar hosted by Iron Spring Farm and intends to use what she
learned to further contribute to the growth and development of the
Friesian Sporthorse and the production of quality, talented FEI
dressage prospects in the U.S.

Click on the links below to read the Eurodressage article and to read
Gigha's summary of the USDF Sport Horse Seminar featured on the
Dressage Foundation's website.  Gigha also wrote an article about
the seminar which was featured in Warmbloods Today magazine. 

The Friesian Sporthorse Association offers our sincerest condolences to Sherry and Jon Koella of Hidden Promise Sporthorses, who lost several of their horses (including the approved Friesian Sporthorse breeding stallion Nico) in a tragic barn fire on Christmas Eve 2010.  The Koellas were (and still are) pioneers in pinto Friesian Sporthorse breeding, and this was a devastating loss.
An article about the story of Nico and the tragedy appeared in Warmbloods Today magazine (click on the link to view.)

2022 Friesian Sporthorse National Award Winners