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Past Events



Keuring 2016

Sep 20, 2016

AFHA Anne Okkema Driving Clinic Aug.2016

Aug.24-26, 2016

Calgary Parade & Stampede July 2016

July, 2016

Ponoka Stampede Parade 2016

June 30, 2016

Trail Drives 2016

June, 2016

AFHA Fun Day 2016

May 7, 2016

AFHA at Mane Event 2016

April 21-24, 2016


AFHA Dressage Clinic with Marc-Peter Spahn

October 20-21, 2015

AFHA Driving Clinic Anne Okkema 2015

Gull Lake Farms, Lacombe | October 2-3, 2015

AFHA Keuring 2015

Bosch Farms, Red Deer | September 18, 2015 | Results/Scores

AFHA Keuring 2015

AFHA Driving Clinic with Gerard Paagman

Gull Lake Farms, Lacombe | July 31 - August 1, 2015

AFHA Driving Clinic 2015

AFHA Trail Ride at Cooking Lake Park

July 16, 2015

AFHA Trail Ride at Cooking Lake Park, 2015

AFHA at Calgary Stampede

July 6-7, 2015

AFHA at Calgary Stampede 2015

AFHA at Sylvan Lake Parade

June 13, 2015

AFHA at Sylvan Lake Parade 2015

AFHA Spring Club Day

Gull Lake Farms, Lacombe | May 9, 2015

AFHA Spring Club Day 2015

AFHA at Mane Event in Red Deer

April 24-27, 2015

AFHA at Mane Event in Red Deer, 2015

AFHA Dressage Clinic with Marc-Peter Spahn

April 10-11, 2015

AFHA Dressage Clinic with Marc Peter Spahn

AFHA Keuring 2014

Bosch Farms, Red Deer | September 19, 2014

AFHA Keuring 2014

AFHA Show at Amberlea Meadows

July 25, 2014

AFHA Show at Amberlea Meadows 2014

AFHA Members at CanDrive 2014

CanDrive at House of the Friesians | June 29 - July 12, 2014

AFHA Members at CanDrive 2014

AFHA Keuring 2013

Bosch Farms, Red Deer | September 20, 2013 |

AFHA Keuring 2013

AFHA at Battle of the Breeds

Sprice Meadows, Calgary | September 5-7, 2013

AFHA at Battle of the Breeds, Spruce Meadows, Calgary, 2013

AFHA Musical Ride (video)

Ponoka, Alberta | August 17, 2013

YouTube: AFHA Musical Ride 2013 in Ponoka

AFHA Musical Ride

July 9, 2013, at Calgary Stampede | July 15, 2013, at Olds College

The AFHA Musical Ride Group is now going into its fourth year as a group and continually becoming better. We found that somebody, a thus-far unknown fan, had put a video of the Calgary Stampede performance on YouTube; the Friesian is getting increasingly popular!

Olds College Centennial Olds College Centennial
(a must-see video)
Calgary Stampede 2013 Calgary Stampede 2013

Musical Ride 2013

With Gull Lake Farm at the Calgary Parade

July 5, 2013 | Check out the Photos on Facebook and check gull-lake-farm.com for more info.

Calgary Parade 2013 Facebook Photo Album

AFHA at Sylvan Lake Parade

June 15, 2013

AFHA at Sylvan Lake Parade 2013

AFHA Club Day

May 18, 2013

AFHA Club Day 2013

AFHA Keuring 2012

Bosch Farms, Red Deer | September 21, 2012 | Results

AFHA Keuring 2012

AFHA Musical Ride Practice

October 8, 2011

AFHA Musical Ride Practice

MANE Event 2011

Red Deer, Alberta | September 17, 2011

The Alberta Friesian Horse Association was again part of the fantastic MANE event in Red Deer, Alberta. This horse event shows a wide variety of breeds and horse skills. The Friesian horses stole the show and the 10-person carrousel impressed many spectators. AFHA took the preparation for this year's entry very serious and trained for months. We have a video of the jam-packed Saturday night performance at the Westerner Pavilion in Red Deer.

MANE Event 2011

Trail Ride Pigeon Lake

August 13, 2011

AFHA Trail Ride to Pigeon Lake 2011

AFHA Events 2010

Fun Day, Trailriding, and Horse Judging

Every month this past summer season of 2010, AFHA organised trailrides and games for its members. Many participated and many more wished they did, because it was a lot of fun.

This fall was the Keuring (Horse Judging) in Olds. Click here for the results (PDF).

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AFHA Events Fall 2010

AFHA at the Calgary Parade

July 9, 2010.

Afha members participated again in the Calgary Parade. The same names but a little different than last year. House of the Friesians had a very sharp entry with carriage pulled by 4 in hand and 5 horses under saddle. Very nice and they won the First price. CONGRATULATIONS to the Paagman family. Gull Lake Farm had an entry which showed the variety of the Friesians: 2 horses under saddle with trumpet and a banner which said: “Friesian Horses can do it all” followed by  Nita in the characteristic Friesian Sjees, then 2 dressage Friesians, then a Landauer pulled by a pair, then 2 western ridden horses and then the Hitch wagon western style pulled by two Friesians.

Enjoy the pictures of the parade en thanks to the volunteers who put their time in the AFHA booth for 1 or more days during the Stampede days and some of them showed their Friesians in the small arena as well.

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Trail Rides

May - June, 2010

Members of AFHA and some other horse lovers enjoyed the trail rides/drives in May and June this year. Both days were full of sunshine and nice temperatures and happy people. Wilma Den Oudsten did a very good job in picking two very nice spots. The Red Deer River area was great and at the end of the day we had a good BBQ on a very nice spot along the river. In June we went to Cooking Lake, East of Edmonton, which was a nice adventure as well. Sometimes the horses had to work a little harder because of some muddy spots. But overall a great day again and the food prepared by Wilma was delicious and her “Hash Browns” are famous now and in the meantime the recipe is distributed all over the world. Enjoy the pictures and the next trail ride/drive is August 14.

AFHA at The Mane Event in Red Deer

April 23-24, 2010

After many practising evenings since January at Gull Lake Farm in Lacombe, 8 members put up a very nice musical ride at The Mane Event in Red Deer. The Mane Event is a well-known equine education & Trade Fair and visited by thousands horse people from any kind. Our club was present at the fair with a good visited booth, Thanks to everybody who volunteered their time to help out in the booth. The Musical ride went very well even though half of the participating horses were young or green when they started practising. Riders and horses:   Wieke Dykstra with Black Beauty, Kenton Miller with Anneke,  Marita Floyn with Rosita, Annie Muilwijk with Teske, Wilma Den Oudsten with Tjitske, Nick Den Oudsten with Talitha, Nita Floryn with Joltsje, Janneke Poot with Quillen and the Friesian Sjees driven by Wim Floryn accompanied by  Karen Den Oudsten and pulled by Ennik. And last but not least our trainer/coach Colleen did a great job to point everybody in the right direction. Enjoy the pictures and to watch the videos click on ……

AFHA performance at Mane Event in Red Deer 2010 Saturday afternoon
Video: Saturday Afternoon show

AFHA performance at Mane Event in Red Deer 2010 Saturday night
Video: Saturday Night Show

AFHA at Calgary Parade

July 9, 2009

On Friday the 3rd of July was the first day of the Calgary Stampede “The greatest Outdoor show on earth.”  The parade on that first day with more than 700 horses attracts always thousands of people and was live on T.V.
Club members participate already several years with their eye catching Friesians.
This year we had again, 2 beautiful entries. And both won a first price in different categories.

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AFHA at Calgary Parade 2009

AFHA Trailride at Gull Lake

September 12, 2009

A wonderful day of fun, friendship and Friesians was held on September 12th, starting and ending with the unsurpassed hospitality of our Presidents, Wim and Nita Floryn, at Gull Lake Farm near Lacombe. Wim and Nita, together with Annie and Kees Muilwijk, planned and organized every detail; from fantastic food, cozy box stalls for the horses, a wonderful trail and even the best weather possible! Sunshine, a cooling breeze…perfect!

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Trailriding with AFHA members 2009

FHANA 25th Anniversary Convention in Reno

October 10, 2009

RENO!!! As the FHANA 25th Anniversary Convention and Horse Show loomed closer and closer, the excitement and the anticipation of such an extra-special, once-in-a-lifetime event caught many of us northern Friesian lovers up in an “I have got to go” frame of mind.

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FHANA 25th Anniversary in Reno 2009

FHANA Friesian Horse Keuring/Judging in Olds

Ausust 24, 2009

Inspection day dawned sunny and reasonably warm, in stark contrast to the cold, cloudy, windy day before; the day that most of us moved in to the stables at the Calouri Pavilion in Olds, Alberta. We were again faced with occupied and un-cleaned stalls, due to an event held over the weekend, but we managed to muck out, shuffle around and get settled by early evening.

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FHANA Friesian Horse Judging in Olds 2009

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