How do I become a member of the KFPS?
You can apply in two different ways.
You can apply, in writing or through the application form on this site, as a member.
Or you can fill out your name and address on the back of the registration certificate of your Friesian horse and send it to us. In countries with a local breeding association different rules concerning membership may apply.
How do I become a donator of the KFPS?
You can apply, in writing or through the application form on this site as a donator of the KFPS. In countries with a local breeding association different rules concerning donation may apply.
How can I register a horse in my name?
You have to be a member to register a Friesian horse in your name. You can do so, by sending us the registration certificate of your Friesian horse, completely filled out with your name and address on the back. In countries with a local breeding association different rules concerning membership may apply.
Where can I buy a Friesian horse?
As Friesian Horse Studbook we don't concern ourselves with trading Friesian horses. You can contact your local breeding association for addresses of breeders. If you want we can send you a list of mainly Dutch stallion-stations. These station-owners trade themselves or know which breeders have Friesian horses for sale.
Do you have a list of breeders of Friesian horses?
No, the KFPS doesn't have a breeders-list. You can have a look at the Marketplace or contact your local breeding association for addresses of breeders. If you wish, we can send you a list of mainly Dutch stallion stations. These station owners also sell horses or know which breeders have Friesian horses for sale.
How can I request an inbreeding coefficient list?
When breeding foals, keeping an inbreeding percentage below 5% is recommended. To help you achieve this, you can login at 'My horse' and get all the breeding information.
How can I register my foal?
When a mare is covered or inseminated the stallion keeper informs the KFPS of the stud service. On the basis of this information the KFPS registers the stud service. The KFPS no longer sends paper-based birth notifications to the mare’s registered owner. This process has been simplified thanks to the digital possibilities of the online self-service portal.
In order to register your new-born foal with the KFPS please choose the option ‘Register foal’. Here you find an overview of stud service registrations of mares in the past year. In this overview please select the mare in question. Next, open the notification form of the foal and always start by filling in the date of birth. Some details have already been filled in for you. Please be advised to check these details and to change them, if necessary. As soon as you have filled in all details, click on ‘save’. The screen then shows a confirmation of the foal’s birth notification and your foal is given a registration number. These details are also emailed to the email address as known to the KFPS. The last step in this process is either: to agree with the standing order or instead to request an invoice be sent to you. Your foal will be registered with the KFPS based on the details you have provided.
Which letters have to be used for the names of foals born in 2022?
The names of foals born in 2022 will begin with the letter T, U or V.
Is my passport valid according to the new EU legislations?
Every passport must contain a "medical treatment" section. Passports issued before 2004 (the ones with the yellow cover) do not contain a "medical treatment" section. As communicated on several occasions, these passports could be supplemented with a "medical treatment" insert until June 30, 2009. If, for whatever reason, a passport has not been supplemented with the insert, it is no longer valid. In such a case, you will have to exchange the original yellow passport for a new original passport. Please note that in doing so extra costs are incurred. You can exchange the passport by sending it to the KFPS accompanied by a completed application form for "original horse passport". When you exchange the passport after January 1, 2010, the KFPS is required to enter a "limitation" in the passport. As a result of this limitation, it is no longer possible to make the horse available for slaughter for human consumption. This limitation is entered on page 26 of the passport. The red passports issued after 2004 already comply with the new EU legislation.
There is no space left on the vaccination pages in the passport. Do I have to apply for a new passport?
If the vaccination pages are full, you can apply for a follow-up passport from the agency that issued the original passport. For this, you will need to submit an “application form for a follow-up horse passport” accompanied by your current passport.
The red passports will then be supplemented by extra vaccination pages and bound in a cover.
A yellow passport, however, will be supplemented with an “extra” passport. The owner should then keep the original yellow passport and this “extra” passport together. Both of these passports should also accompany you when taking the horse away from its stables. The extra passport is easy to recognize: the word “vervolgpaspoort” (follow-up passport) appears in the window.
Please note: Send the original passport in along with the completed application form!
Application form for a follow-up horse passport
I no longer have my passport. How can I apply for a new passport?
If the owner no longer has the original passport, he/she can apply to the passport-issuing agency for a duplicate or replacement passport. Applying for this involves submitting a completed “Application form for the issuing of a duplicate or replacement horse passport”. If possible, this should be accompanied by documentary evidence. The application form also asks the owner to indicate how the passport went missing. The KFPS will process only fully completed applications that have been declared to be truthfully filled in.
A decision will then have to be made as to whether the horse will be eligible for a duplicate passport or for a replacement passport.
A duplicate passport can be issued only if the identity of the horse can still be established.
A replacement passport is issued if the identity of the horse can no longer be established (e.g. due to the lack of a microchip or when a DNA verification of the horse’s line of descent can no longer be established either).
You can see at a glance which of these passports you are dealing with: printed in the window is the word “duplicaatpaspoort” (duplicate passport) or “vervangend paspoort” (replacement passport).
Please note: Do not forget to send in the requested documentary evidence along with the application for a duplicate or replacement passport.
Application form for the issuing of a duplicate or replacement horse passport
Can I subscribe to Phryso?
Members of the KFPS who live in the Netherlands are automatically placed on the Phryso subscription list. If you do not wish to register any horses in your name but you still want to receive the monthly issues of Phryso, You can sign up as a contributor of the KFPS. Each donor receives the monthly issues of Phryso. The costs for this are given in the list of fees.
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Where can I have my Friesian horse microchipped?
If you have a registered Friesian horse, you can have your horse microchipped at any regional judging event or KFPS inspection. The costs for this are given on our price list of fees.
You can also have your veterinarian implant a microchip in your registered Friesian horse. Your veterinarian can then write to us and give us the implanted chip number. We will then record this microchip number for your horse.
Where can I have my Friesian horse inspected?
The inspections of foals, mares and geldings take place on inspection days.
How can I de-register a horse after a sale or death?
If a horse registered under your name has been sold or has died you can upload these mutations via MyKFPS. Please select the option ‘Horse sold’ or ‘Horse died’ under the heading My Administration in the menu. When a horse is sold the KFPS would like to receive information regarding the new owner.
When the horse has died all original papers (Studbook certificate and passport) have to be returned and sent back to the KFPS, with notification of the cause of death. If you like the registration certificate and passport to be returned to you as a keepsake, please inform the KFPS of your request and both papers will be sent back to you. In case the horse has gone to slaughter only the Studbook certificate needs to be sent to the KFPS. The Ministry will then send the passport to the issuing authority for processing in their administration at a later date.
Where can I find promotional products of the KFPS?
You can buy ladies'- and men's clothing, books and other promotional products in our Webshop