The Norbert 444 Studbook Sport Preferent AAA was named Horse of the Year at FHANA, KFPS’ North American affiliate.
Norbert 444, owned by Pam and Matt Gish of Signature Friesians, has been voted FHANA. Four horses have been nominated for this award: Sjaantje van Gail Aumiller, Riatta, IA van Cindy Davis and Gypsy KCF van KCF Farms.
Stallion calculator from FHANA
In 2022, Norbert has earned 444,102 points from the FHANA Stallion Calculator which looks at results during annual inspections and therefore assigns points to each First Premium, IBOP Grade, Ster, Crown and Model mares that year.
The FHANA Jury Report states:
Norbert 444 Sport Preferent AAA is known for the great offspring they have produced over the years and 2022 was no different in that regard when it came to their performance. From stallion inspections to mare shows, every inspection shows his offspring perform. He really is one of those rare stallions that only comes around once every few years and has a huge impact on the breed.
Six sons, five have been completed
It began in January at the Stallion Show when three dams saw Norbert Sons selected for a choice of stallion. In 2022, two of Norbert’s six baptized sons, Maine 496 and Römert 498, receive permanent approval in addition to Hessel 480, Het 481, and Julius 486, who have received their final approval earlier.
Feline daughter in Hungary
In Hungary, the cat fan Stal Bellefleur Star AA was successful in the FEI Young Horse World Championships and finished eighth in the World Championships. This was the first time that a Friesian horse had participated in this international competition. In Mexico, Norbert’s daughter Teti c. First installment and became the heroine in La Capella Inspection.
The star and crown mares
Norbert started the year well in the United States with Marek van de Egberdena Hof Steer Sport taking the first premium and becoming the champion of the day in Hanford, California. In the American inspections there were still 15 colts who had earned the Ster title by two firsts and thirteen second. Two more knights achieved the tiara and temporary crown. Young stallions were not left behind with seven Norbert stallions earning the title of Steer. To close out the year in the US, East Tineke of Swan Lake (Norbert x Wierd) became interim crown, junior champion and overall reserve champion at the Mare Show.
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