KFPS Friesian Education Week

KFPS members from the USA, Croatia, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Poland, Paraguay, Romania, South Africa and Australia came together at the KFPS Friesian Information Week in July to learn about the wonderful Friesian breed.

Eight Australians attended: Donna Brister, Katrina Routson, Monique Thornley, Nadeen Davis and Tashlin Hall, and for the Level 1 course and Grace Lamers, Hans Maes and Martyn Minns for the Level 3 course.

It wasn’t all work and no play, however. The participants were treated to something new and exciting every day including: a sunset sailing trip on the Wadden Sea, carriage driving through a beautiful forest (pictured Martyn Minns driving a very relaxed Hans Maes) and a ridden dressage clinic with Peter Spahn.

The highlight for many was the opportunity to visit several stallion stations and training stables. At these beautiful facilities, they took part in clinics and horse assessments. They also had the opportunity to view many Studbook stallions. Nothing compares to actually seeing these boys in the flesh!

Story and photo’s by Nadeen Davis

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