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post #1 of 10 Old 01-07-2017, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Friesian Stallion Inspection, who is going / watching?

Every friesian lover is thrilled for the first few weeks of January, just one week till the stallion inspection! I got tickets for the showevening as a birthday present and I was wondering of there were more people of this forum who will be there.

For everyone who cant come, no worries! There will be a live broadcast (in English, German and Friesian), I will post the link to it. But the live experience is so much more awesome! I met wonderfull people, shopped (there were a lot of stalls with every horse related stuff you could imagine), almost cries tears of happiness watching the eveningshow and even have been offered a really nice Friesian mare (but no room in the barn left).
This year they also have an educational clinic programm in English, German, Spanish and Dutch.

Compilation of the inspection in 2016:
https://www.faderpaard.com/

So, who is going and who will be the champion stallion this year?
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Just curious -- does an inspection include a report card on the individual's status vis a vis the various genetic disorders Friesians are unfortunately notorious for?

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Oo a live broadcast that's awesome! I'll definitely want to watch.
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Most FHANA and KFPS approved stallions have their hydrocephalus and dwarfism status easily available to breeders on their website and on the main stallion selection pages. Often blood typing to avoid NI as well.

I will watch some of the party as I have time.
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Every KFPS aproved stallion is DNA tested, and if he scores possitive on one of the genetic conditions they reject the horse as a stud. The annual inspection contains multiple 'stages' of inspection. In november there is the 'first visit' where the judges judge over 300 horses on their conformation, walk and trot. Of those 300, 180 make ik trough to the second visit wich is on the stallion inspection on thursday. Again they will be judged on conformation, walk, trot and character. The horses who make it to the third inspection have their complete DNA unraffled and their semen tested on quality. If they pass the third inspection and the labtest they go to an trainingcentre for 2 months, to test their abilities as dressage, carriage and 'tuig' horse. And if they pass the final test, they are finally an approved stallion. The studbook approves approximately 5 stallions per year. Stallions with 'rare' bloodlines are more prefered than stallions with a hyped dam (such stallions are Jasper and Beart) and have a bigger chance to become a studbook stallion.


The disorders find their origins in the inbreeding in the early 1900's when there were just 3 stallions left of the friesian breed. Farmers back then prefered a cross between the friesian and the 'bovenlander' (a heavy warmblood breed wich was in the same studbook. In 1906 the studbook decided to abolish the separation between the 2 breeds) and the pure Friesian began to extinct. Friesian breeders decided to try to save the breed and set up the modern studbook the KFPS (first known for FPS, the K stands for Koninklijke wich means royal). With only 3 stalions left, you can imagine the inbreeding% was huge, but the Friesians made their come back. But after the World War 2 they experinced a second almost-extinction as machine's took over (and people had no money left for any 'luxury' such as horses), the number of all registred Friesians shrunk from 5000 to 800 in just 5 years. Today, the studbook and the breeders try their very best to reduce the inbreeding%. The lower the %, the bigger the chance to get an 'star premium' or to get the horse on the top 100 list of the lowest inbreeding%.

Whoops, sorry for the huge explanation. I got a little excited haha
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Bamii- that isn't 100% true. A stallion can still pass inspection and be positive for hydrocephalus or dwarfism. I can think of a number of approved stallions that have one gene of the other. If they were to remove all the stallions all together, they would shrink the gene pool even further. I was talking with the inspectors about this last fall. You are just expected to not breed you mare to those stallions if she is positive as well so you never have a positive foal, only a possible carrier.
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And a horse gets a star premium based on quality on their rating... NOT their inbreeding ratio.
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You are right Dehda, I was in confusion with the dwarf gene and the quality of the semen. Mare owners can choose for an positive stallion if their mare is negative.
The judges will be more scrict if you have a good mare but with a sky high inbreeding%, they are indeed judged on their conformation and moves.

I saw that they will also broadcast the evening show on thursday and friday :) (20.00 dutch time)! The link is not yet availeble.
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That is really cool! :) I'm in the USA so unfortunately I cannot actually attend, but that is cool they will have it live as well. :)

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-13-2017, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the link for the inspection tomorrow and today's show. Under menu you can also find some clips of the different stallion and their owners and the differnt acts.

Faderpaard | Omrop Fryslân
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