Special Announcement for our USEF competitors...

New Safe Sport Training Requirement Approved August 27, 2018
Safe Sport USEF Rule Part 3
  1. Every USEF member and Federation Participant shall abide by USEF’s Safe Sport Policy and the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code of Conduct. *As described by the USEF Safe Sport Policy a Federation Participant is an USEF member or non-member, who participates in or attends a USEF-licensed competition or sanctioned event.
  2. In order to comply with S.534, the Protecting Young Victim’s from sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, the USEF Safe Sport Policy. And the Center’s SafeSport Code of Conduct, every USEF adult member and USEF Participant, with the exception of the victim. Is required to report suspected sexual misconduct within 24 hours to the appropriate authorities and to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
  3. Beginning January 1, 2019, every. USEF adult member with a Competing Membership must complete USEF’s Safe Sport Training, as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the center). BOD8/26/18.

A 30 day grace period to compete the awareness training will be provided to all members who renew or join on or after December 1, 2018. Members joining prior to December 1, 2018 will have until January 1, 2019 to complete the training. Those who do not complete the training within the grace period will be ineligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions.

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR SAFE SPORT TRAININGS MODULES BEFORE 2019.



Read the latest "The latest update (10/22/14) from the President can be found " here (pdf).
Previous letters from the President:
President's Letter of 07/01/14 (pdf).
President's Letter of 06/01/14 (pdf).

Additional messages from the IFSHA Board can be found here.

Welcome to the home page of the International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA). IFSHA is the only official United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recognized representative of the Friesian horse.

Upcoming IFSHA Recognized Shows

For a complete list of shows check here.

Our goal is to provide a Rated Show Circuit with rules and regulations to protect the Horses while providing a fair and enjoyable playing field. We will promote IFSHA activities by offering a Year End Awards Program and recognition for Friesians that excel in open competition, as well as junior equitation, english pleasure (saddle seat, hunt seat), costume, western pleasure, halter, dressage, driving, and even trail classes. There will also be fun classes like Liberty to promote the Friesian horse in its natural splendor. Due to the efforts of IFSHA, in 2005 USEF also began to provide recognition and annual awards for the Friesian horse.

Every horse containing Friesian blood should be able to connect with and preserve their authentic Dutch heritage. Through IFSHA we want to reach out to all people with horses containing Friesian blood and bring them together to protect, promote, and establish a harmonious show community.

If you want more information on IFSHA, please make the IFSHA FAQs your first stop.

Should you wish to contact the IFSHA Office please send your email to

If you have questions or comments about this web site please contact the