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Our 100 lbs.
GS watch dog
Shiner Bock with Max. He knows who's naughty and who's nice!
rule! We adopt from Sulphur Springs TX animal
control, tel. (903) 438-9369.
At the AGM in
2014 KFPS Stallion Show,
Leeuwarden NL, where Anneke has been translating online and live
for KFPS & Omrop Fryslan since 2008.
Yes! We wear wooden shoes!
our Friesians to
Liefie Li Vine restaurant
in historic Winnsboro TX.
African cuisine, Texas wine, gifts. Our favorite place to eat
with an apple for the horses!
What Friesian is the right one?
When shopping for a Friesian--especially when unfamiliar with
the breed--build up reference material by sample riding several
of ours. For more info visit the
Lesson & Visit pageor
Free barn cats & kittens
Springs TX Animal Control. Free adoption. Donations so much
Welcome to Anneke's Friesians. Home of KFPS Star Stallion
Tropical Rider's Wieger.
This website shares a lifelong passion for the purebred Dutch KFPS Friesian horse.
page if you want to learn more about what's behind Anneke's Friesians.
(Pictures header, left & right: Anneke & her
Tropical Rider's Wieger.
We Desire to Inspire.
are Dutch with Lone
U.S.A. & Friesland
- it's like a whole other country y'all!:
'As it net kin
sa 't moat dan moat 't mar sa 't kin'
We are the KFPS simultranslators at
the annual KFPS
Stallion Show, live & online.
33 Years in the Breed - 10th Year in
Dedicated to the
purebred Dutch KFPS Friesian since
First and foremost this is the
(ongoing) realization of our 'My-Little-Pony/Breyer-barn'
childhood dream and a private farm. It combines a lifetime of
networking, international connections & experience, a dedication to the
breed since 1981, and a move from The Netherlands to the USA over two decades ago. We travel back and forth regularly, are fully independent, and
available by appointment for the many ways in which we share our ca. 15-head KFPS Friesian herd and 33 years of breed experience
with others in a unique way through our business Anneke's Friesians with services
such as lessons, training, education, consultation, and sales.
Click on any of the topics in the index below or scroll
down the page to get to know us better.
Quick Friesian resume overview:
I was born
in a Randstad city and raised in the Achterhoek in The Netherlands;
the only one in the family with a passion for horses.
Through the years I
acquired lots of horse (since 1977) and especially Friesian experience (since
1981) but would
have to wait quite some time and care for other people's horses
until owning my own.
Now I am blessed with a barn full of Friesians at my quiet country
life took me to several major Dutch and American cities in the
government and corporate world but slowly
I worked my way back to the countryside and equine roots, and live in
rural northeast Texas where I am Anneke's Friesians. I have siblings in
the south of The Netherlands and my parental home is in the Achterhoek.
As a teenager I rode a couple of Friesian horses in the neighborhood. They were my world in the
1980s and would become resp. the grand dam
and dam of my first Friesian. Special thanks to the B. family! I showed them at and attended Friesian
inspections, trained horses, and have been reading the KFPS Phryso
magazine ever since the early '80s, keeping up with the breed in
detail since. I switched to riding KWPN warmbloods for a few years
but never forgot the Friesians and would quickly switch back.
Early '90s, I moved from The Netherlands to Washington
D.C. The move to America resulted in tremendous
growth as well as tremendous challenges. Over these same years I
obtained a renewed appreciation for my home country The Netherlands and have found a
rich balance between the U.S. and Holland, past and
Subsequently I would move to Chicagoland IL in the mid
'90s and to northeast Texas in 2005. The
move to Texas unexpectedly led to the creation of Anneke's Friesians, with all
the years of Friesian activities coming full circle. Texas took much
getting used to but it also has much to offer so we're here to stay.
The Friesian horses quickly returned full-force after my move to the
U.S. (a Thank You to the H. family and C&L) at
which point I joined FHANA mid '90s and shortly after I imported my first
Friesian from my home town in The Netherlands.
Friesians have enriched life in countless ways with a myriad of
chapter and promo activities (Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association
GLFHA, followed by South Central Friesian Horse Association SCFHA), social events, networking,
business, and translation work for the studbook as well as Friesian headliners.
I introduced the simultaneous translation service in English for
foreign visitors at the annual KFPS stallion show in Leeuwarden in
2008 and have been doing that every year since, including the Mare
Show/KFPS studbook anniversary in 2009, and since 2012 live on the
internet through Omrop Fryslan.
am proud to have broken much ground for FHANA with chapter work with
Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association GLFHA, followed by South
Central Friesian Horse Association SCFHA,
have taken the Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association GLFHA FHANA chapter from a small group
with a stencil newsletter to much of its current status and professionalism
from 2002 through 2004, after which I initiated and created the
South Central Friesian Horse Association SCFHA FHANA
chapter in 2005, ran it for five years, and removed myself in 2010.
It was time to
move on and 2010 started the private initiative of the
Performance Troupe. I am glad to have
initiated a new FHANA chapter early 2011 for Texas. It was ready to
go but denied; I made chapter history yet again but thank the Lord
for sparing me. Since that time I
have purged any kind of affiliation, association, and membership other than KFPS
membership and good friendships/partnerships to cleanse myself of
the toxic depths of the world we live in as well as the horse
world's putrid quick sands. Now
I thankfully and truly am a free agent, continuously making
changes in life to enjoy and share in what it was always
about since childhood: the Friesian horse.
So today in
Friesian continues to be the driving force. We are pleased to celebrate the
10th year as Anneke's Friesians in 2014 with 33 years in the breed.
there is more to life as time allows, such as:
interaction , gardening
(read: property/farm management), animals of any kind, music,
singing, games, the great outdoors,
swimming & boating, rollerblading, bicycling, good food, solitude with
peace & quiet, a clean house, travel, languages, movie channels, educational programming,
studying The Bible, gun practice, and trying new things.
Be bold, be
strong (and make sure to rest up), envision, love (but also don't
take any manure), and share, and think about that both morning and
evening, when refreshed and then again when feeling tired. Hard
lesson to learn and stick with but I keep trying and trying my
patience. Most people live their life as a herd animal. I choose to
follow my own path and it's taking me home.
background info on Anneke's Friesians' olden days on the
Friesian Love page.
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The goal is to share our
ca. 15 head KFPS Friesian herd and 3+ decades of experience in the breed
with you. For constructive feedback please visit the
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thank-you to family, friends, business partners, and customers; your support
is invaluable and appreciated!
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Working with/studying KFPS Friesians since 1981, The
NL, USA, worldwide.
We do all our own training, showing, promo,
and services offered.
Member KFPS/FHANA 1996-present.
Initiator/creator of many of today's
Member-advisor GLFHA chapter 1996-2009.
Manager, creator/think tank for 3 years
Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association FHANA chapter (GLFHA) 2002-2004.
Founder/5-year Manager, creator/think tank
for South Central Friesian Horse Association FHANA chapter (SCFHA)
2005-early 2010 including website creator/webmaster 2005-early 2010.
Founder/Owner Anneke's Friesians
KFPS Simultranslator/initiator of this service at annual KFPS Stallion &
Anniversary Shows 2008-present.
Translator Dutch-English and v.v.
(German also available) specialized in Friesian materials, 1996-present.
Creator/initiator of the Friesian Fun days concepts, 2009-2011.
Since then independent as workshops at our farm (click
Black Magic Friesian
Performance Troupe 2010-2012.
In recent years: Member Hopkins County Rodeo
Committee (2011-2012), the H.E.R.D. for various years through
2012, Flying Dutchmen through 2012 to further promote the Friesian horse
closer community connections. We promote local merchants and
Texas tourism with our activities, which we now successfully do without affiliation or memberships (except for membership to KFPS).
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