Sub-association for horses
Number of members: +- 135
The horse breeding association (PFC) is a sub-association from Study association ‘’De Veetelers’’ with a special focus on horses. Although the name suggests that we are mainly engaged in breeding, the PFC covers all aspects of the horse sector.
We as the PFC, aim to give Animal Sciences students some practical experience in addition to the knowledge that is acquired in lectures. We do this by organizing excursions throughout the year to various horse events, clinics, stud farms and other horse businesses. This year for example, we have visited the Human & Horse Academy, we have got a tour on the Friesian horse breeding station Starking and we got acquainted with the study 'horse husbandry' at Aeres Equestrian Centre. In addition, there is a beginner's class organized annually and a clinic and/or trailride for the advanced riders, for example vaulting, cross or western riding. The PFC does not only organize interesting and fun activities, it also emphasizes learning. Every year, an informative theme or discussion evening is organized. The theme of this year was working with horses from the ground versus from their back. We try to end each academic year with a domestic or foreign excursion weekend, in which we visit several equestrian companies and organizations, while also enjoying trailrides and fun evenings together! In 2022, we went to Ameland where we have ridden a beautiful beachride. Furthermore, we walked the barefootpath and enjoyed the covered wagon tour at the Ludanchelo Hoeve. All our activities are made possible by the financial support received from our sponsors, Worm&Co, Bio-Ron and Equilin.
We are always looking for new ideas for PFC activities, so I you have some fun ideas yourself, let us know.
If you want to add something extra to your studies in Wageningen and expand your knowledge in the field of horses, then become a member of the PFC!
On behalf of the PFC board,
Fabiënne van Zwam (contact person)