KFPS Royal Friesian


Clinics, something for everybody


Friday the 13th of January the Stallion Inspection at the WTC Expo in Leeuwarden offers a host of different clinics. The KFPS has worked hard again to compile an attractive programme for this edition.
The programme in the main arena starts with the Finals of the Friesian Talent Cup. Next is a selection of the KFPS Sport Competition Show Driving. The show driving horses will compete in three classes. In the main arena animal physiotherapist Karin Baas and physiotherapist Annemarie Bouma present a clinic on symmetry in motion, based on physiotherapy. There is also a theoretical clinic covering the same topic. The other clinic comprises an interactive, practical clinic on the judging of Friesian horses. Under the leadership of inspector Louise Hompe and jury members Wil Thijssen, Ester Reen and Jolanda Slootjes four horses will be assessed in small groups.
In the promo village Mechteld Jonker leads a workshop on the importance of balance in the saddle. Preceded by a theoretical clinic, Menke Steenbergen will follow up with a practical demonstration about rein pressure measurement. Sybren Minkema of Fryso saddles explains the function of knee rolls on the saddle.

Theoretical clinics
The theoretical clinics take place in the three New York rooms of the WTC Hotel. The course Judging the Friesian Horse aimed at novices will be given in English, German and Spanish. Veterinarians Cathérine Delesalle and Berit Boshuizen will discuss the training of Friesian horses seen against the scientific background in a nutshell. Q4HorseProfile is there to help riders gain insight into the preferential behaviour of both riders and their horses. Prof. dr. Marianne Sloet explains all there is to know about chronic progressive lymphoedema (CPL) and esophageal obstruction and whether or not these disorders are typical for the Friesian breed.
Natural healer Rob Jan Zomer sheds light on the characteristics of hormonal problems in the horse. Marc Kuiper is going to talk about the treatment of tendon injuries and wounds with the High Power Laser Therapy.