UPDATE: 2020 FHANA “Social Distancing” Virtual Show

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Jacob KCF

With the cancellation of the 2020 FHANA Inspections.  FHANA will be conducting our first ever virtual horse show.  This show is for fun with no official awards.  Each participant will receive a special award for participating to memorialize this special event.  Awards will be issued to two classes: Costume & Riding/Driving Exhibition.

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Each member will have the opportunity to sign up up to 2 horses per farm in one of the categories listed below.  Registrations are due by Sept. 1, 2020.  Please see registration form below.  Once registrations are received, members will be notified by email of their show time.  The show will be conducted via Zoom and a link for each region will be distributed later.  Don’t want to show a horse? No problem, you can still watch and participate as a spectator.

Dates of the show:

  • East Region (Sept. 12)
  • Central Region (Sept. 19)
  • West Region (Sept. 26)
  • Mare Show (Oct. 3)

If you are interested in participating in one of the regions, but it does not fit into your schedule, that is no problem.  Please sign up for a different region.


  • Foals
  • Yearlings
  • 3 Year Olds
  • 4 Years & Older
  • Costume*
  • Exhibition (Riding/Driving)*
  • Youth Member Presentation (18 Years & younger)

*Denotes awards will be given.

How do I show my Horse?  Remember this is a “Fun” Show.  You can show your horses in which ever manner works best for you.  You can show them in-hand, at liberty, or on a lunge line.  The horses do not need to be presented by runners, trainers, or on the triangle.  Whatever is easiest for you and whatever you are comfortable doing.  Please see the video below.

How are the horses judged?  There will be a panel of individuals that will make comments to each participant and the panel will consist of  2-4 Friesian Experts with one being a celebrity.  The panel will probably change for each and every show.  Remember it is for fun and that is what we are going to try and do.  Have Fun! showing the membership your horses.  Remember the panel isn’t really judging anything other than “Best Costume” or the Exhibition (Ride/Drive) performance.  We have early commitments from KFPS officals Herman Smit, & Will Thijssen, along with our Hall of Fame members Scott Kelnhofer & Laurie Williams.

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How do I register? Registration is very easy and should take no more than 2-3 minutes.  Registration is now open and will conclude Sept. 1, 2020.  We are limiting each circuit to 40 horses.  If we find there is more demand, then we will review the need and add another day/s to our regions.  Here is a link to register.  Once Registration is complete, you will be notified of your time slot.  Registration Form

Suggestions on how to present your horse:  Thank you to Mathew Jenkins for putting together this informational video to help you better understand how to present your horses.  If you do not wish to use ZOOM, you can always record your horses and send FHANA either a YouTube link or a video which we can download and we are happy to show your horse/s for you during your scheduled time.

Watch video here

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