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.


2019 IFSHA World Show announcements...

We are pleased to announce that our 2019 World Show will be held in Springfield, Ohio at the Champions Center. The dates are October 2 through October 7. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us there.

Please see below for documents related to the show:

  • The show schedule can be found here.
  • Advertising, Sponsorship, Vendor Forms
  • The 2019 Premium List
  • Dressage Schedules
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Due to an overwhelming response of the scheduled lower level dressage rides and to accommodate our World Show Exhibitors Dressage classes 13-33 will be moved to the Thursday Schedule . Exhibitors that are showing in Sport Horse in Hand will be allotted time to exhibit their horses.
      Sandy Jacob, IFSHA Show Manager

  • 2019 IFSHA World Entry Blank - COMING SOON
See you in Ohio!
Read the latest "The latest update (05/10/19) from the President can be found " here (pdf).

Additional messages from the IFSHA Board can be found here.


Pages for the IFSHA Calendar for 2020 are now on sale! The months of January, May, October, and December are already sold! The cost of the page is $350.00 and you need to be able to supply a hi resolution photo for the calendat page. Calendar pages With page script must be complete by October 30th, 2019 for calendar production.

The cover of the calendar which includes front and back covers are available for bid. The current bid is $650.00.

Please contact Sandy Jacob at hndsnhves@aol.com to choose your month! Checks will be mailed to Sandy Jacob/Calendar at 8846 West Country Road M, Edgerton, WI 53534.

In response to the many questions concerning qualification for the IFSHA World Show...

A horse will be qualified for the World show if it shows during the current show year in any Friesian class at a USEF show. Additionally entering a recognized USDF class will qualify a horse. If for some reason you cannot get a horse qualified, you may request an exemption. All requests must be received prior to September 1. Any requests after that date will be approved at the show managers discretion.

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