How many approved Friesian stallions are there?

100 Approved Stallions
How does a stallion get breeding approval? A. In the registry of the Friesch Paarden Stamboek, only Approved Studbook Stallions can sire horses that are eligible for entry in the main studbook registers. There are approximately 100 Approved Stallions in the world today and about a quarter of those are in North America.

What is ab book Friesian?

This registry is intended for all purebred Friesian horses that were bred using Foal Book stallions without the approval of the KFPS. B-Book horses can be identified by their distinctive Black and White Papers.

What does Ster mean in Friesian horses?

Star predicates
STER (Star) Star predicates are awarded during inspections starting with the year in which the horses are three years old. To be eligible for the Star predicate a horse must meet minimum requirements for exterior, movement (in-hand) and height at withers (minimum 1.56 for mares and 1.58 for geldings and stallions).

How much is a Friesian horse?

A purebred, pedigreed Friesian horse inspected and approved by FHANA or Friesian Horse Association North America with special designation may range from $19,900 to $47,900 or more. However, Friesian horses that are either older, younger or have no special studbook designation may cost cheaper.

Why are Friesians black?

Selective breeding for the black color means that most Friesian horses are homozygous for black. As such, they should not be able to produce a chestnut or palomino foal even when crossed with another breed. Of course, with most “rules” when it comes to horses, there are some exceptions.

Are Friesians black?

The Friesian breed is most often recognised by its black coat colour, however, colour alone is not the only distinguishing characteristic; Friesians are occasionally chestnut as some bloodlines do carry the “red” (‘e”) gene.

What does KFPS stand for?


Acronym Definition
KFPS Koninklijk Friesch Paarden-Stamboek (Dutch: Royal Friesian Horse Studbook)

How much does a Friesian horse weigh?

1,200-1,400 pounds
Friesians are quite consistent in appearance. The horses average 15-16 hands (60-64″) at the withers. They are compact and strong, weighing 1,200-1,400 pounds.

What is the average life expectancy of a Friesian horse?

16 years
This is a peculiar trait of the purebred Friesian horse. Typical lifespan is 16 years, compared to 25 – 30 years for other horse breeds.

How old is a 13 year old horse in human years?

Here is a horse years into human year chart:

Horse Years Human Years
10 35.5
11 38
12 40.5
13 43

Is the Friesian horse Association of North America ( Fhana )?

The Koninklijke Vereniging ‘Het Friesch Paarden-Stamboek’ (KFPS) recognizes the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA) as its sole representative on the North American and as such, FHANA facilitates the registration of KFPS horses. The rules of any horse registry may be complex and the rules of the KFPS are no exception.

What do you need to register a Friesian horse?

The KFPS will issue a studbook certificate (registration papers) for all horses that are registered in the studbook. The registration certificate is strictly a statement that a specific horse has a recognized pedigree and the privilege of being entered in the official worldwide registry for the Friesian horse.

What are the different levels of the Friesian registry?

There are several levels in the KFPS studbook which allows one to differentiate between the registry and status/grade levels of horses in order to achieve the KFPS’s primary goal of preserving and improving the Friesian horse.

How are horses differentiated in the kfps registry?

Within the KFPS registry, horses are also differentiated in quality by means of predicates. The predicates are based on the horse’s own merit or based on the quality of offspring. In addition predicates can be based on exterior, sport aptitude, sport performances or a combination thereof.