As a club, we strive to encourage our membership to enjoy their beautiful Friesian Horses and engage in activities in which to promote the Friesian Breed. We are a chapter of the FHANA (Friesian Horse Association of North America) a sister registry of the original FPS located in Holland, of which we adopt our Friesian standards from. As a dedicated membership, we have hosted many events over the years ranging from natural horsemanship clinics, trail rides, lesson programs, dressage and driving clinics and keur clinics, just to name few. From these fun filled events, our membership continues to enjoy their learned talents either on their own at home or show them through our very popular annual Friesian Horse Show. Please consider joining our club. If you own a registered FHANA or FPS Friesian or would like to simply enjoy knowing more about them thru our club, there’s a membership for you. In 2019, the NEFHC was co-awarded FHANA Club Of The Year.
Dear NEFHC Members,
Firstly, I want to say thank you for choosing to be apart of the North East Friesian Horse Club. Our club is here for you and because of you. Our Board is here to make sure this organization runs at a level of transparency and continued accountability that our members can be proud of. We as a Board have an open door policy and encourage our members to ask questions, tell us your comments/concerns or give ideas about what you would like to see happen this year.
Our annual AGM and Awards Banquet was held Saturday January 25th at the Sheraton Monarch Place in Springfield, MA. We celebrated the successes of our members, giving out 22 Champion awards, 15 Reserve Champion awards, 1 Horse of the Year and 19 third through fifth awards. We are thrilled to say that all of the previous year's Board members are joining us again this year, as well as a welcoming new Board Member, Pamela Groom. Take a minute to stop by the website to see your Board, there you can find contact information for all of us well. Please feel free to contact any of us! (Website will be updated this week to reflect the changes on the board)
We will have a refreshed website launch this year where details about upcoming clinics and shows will be available. Be sure to keep an eye out on that, we have many fantastic clinics lined up and throughout the year! A breeding clinic with Dr. Charmaine Brown DVM, hosted by the Education Committee, is in the works for the next few months. Dressage clinic with International Trainer Jenny Veenstra is being hosted by Vice President Rebecca Eccard at Settlement Farm in Townsend, MA March 19 - 21st. Riding Clinic with International Riders Ron Steur and Marijke Boelen will be April 17 - 19th at Bridle Brook Farm in Marlborough, CT. Signups for the clinics will be available soon! NEFHC will also be hosting the NEFHC Classic Horse Show in Deerfield on June 19 - 21st as well as hosting the NEFHC Midnight Summer Classic Region 1 IFHSA Championship Show August 28 - 30th. It is going to be an excited year jam packed with opportunities for education and showing! If you are interested in hosting a clinic, NEFHC is always interested in sponsoring more events! It is a great way to showcase your business and network. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to any of us!
Membership renewals have been sent out, please get those back to Kate Cook at your earliest convenience. We have also updated our membership application to make Year End Points and Chapter of the Year tracking easier. We ask each member to please return the new form with your membership renewal. If you did not receive a renewal notice, please let us know and we will get your information updated.
🔥 NEFHC is proud to say we were co-awarded FHANA Chapter of the Year for 2019! 🔥
If anyone is interested in attending the FHANA AGM with NEFHC, please let us know. Tickets are available on FHANA's website, we would love to have you join us!
We look forward to an exciting and prosperous year as a Club! Remember, I am always available and open to hearing from you as our members, as well as any member of the Board! Thank you for your continued support of the Club and your confidence in me as your President this year!
President: Danielle Piascik
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