Feb 27, 2020 - Explore Judith Edinger Dobbs's board "Horses" on Pinterest. Fjords have been seen winning international level dressage, advanced level American Driving Society (ADS) combined driving, elite carriage driving, reining, and more! White or flesh-coloured markings are not often seen in the breed. Most of the fields accept partial input (for example, part of a horse's name). “It must look like a Fjord, behave like a Fjord, and work like a Fjord.” Whatever the type, the body parts must be in harmony. Bluebird Lane Fjords: "Breeders of Quality Norwegian Fjord Horses. Shown is stallion Mogly from Bluebird Lane Fjords in Ontario. Father FjordThe late 1800s nearly spelled the end for the Fjord horse when the Fjord breed was crossbred with another of Norway’s three breeds, the Dole. ", Green Valley Farm: "Uncompromised Quality. Fjords may come in five dun colourations: brown dun, red dun, grey, white dun, and yellow dun. Lori Albrough trains stallion Mogly in Florida. Fjord Horses for sale The stocky little horses of Norway are known as Fjords and are some of the world’s most unusual equines. The first evaluation to use the NFHR program was held in Libby, Montana in 1994. The Fjord Horse is an extremely popular breed of Norwegian horses that developed in the hoary past. Belgian/ Halflinger cross team for sale Price: $7500 Haflinger Cross Mare, 15.0HH, Located in Canton, North Carolina, Foaled in 2010 Horse For Sale Warmblood Gelding, Fancy Hunter Equitation Price: $8500 Holsteiner Cross Gelding, 16HH, Located in Long Valley, New Jersey, Foaled in July 2006 Horse For Sale We will never forget that first visit - we drove over pipe gates to see Fjord horses in a large field and were mobbed by them. DreamHorse.com is the premier horse classifieds site with horses for sale, lease, adoption, and auction, breeding stallions, and more. Fjords In CanadaThose Canadians who have grown to know the breed well have been truly taken by it, and are breeding, importing, and training some truly top horses. Ironwood Farm has been breeding and selling Norwegian Fjord Horses for the last 17 years. Owners – Carol and Arthur (owners) raised Norwegian Fjord Horses in New Hampshire for many years, and then in 1985 took a 2 week vacation in Nova Scotia. They … The Fjord Horse was imported into North America from Norway and Holland. The approximate 200 acre facility is a combination horse breeding/training operation and organic farm. Hundreds of herds of wild Fjords existed in Norway after the last ice age, where they migrated and were domesticated more than 4,000 years ago. The eyes should be large, round, expressive, and well set on the head. For groups, clubs, associations, and links about this breed, please click here. The results will appear below (you may have to … It is important that the back, loins, croup, and quarters are in harmony. Rune stone carvings in Norway, many of fighting stallions, show images of horses recognizable as Fjords. Fjord X Quarter Horse. Where the Fjord Horses live - Nova Scotia is one of Maritime … The midstol, dorsal stripe, and halefjær are grey or black. Find your next horse near you. Working on the hillside farms, the Fjord became surefooted, agile, thrifty, and hard working — qualities they maintain to this day. The Norwegian Fjord Horse is one of the oldest and purest breeds with history indicating that these horses have been selectively bred for over 2000 years. The temperament as lively as a waterfall in spring, and still good natured.” – Norwegian description of the Fjord horse. They have been known to jump up to four feet. Briar Hill Farm Fjords For Sale. The common perception that the Fjord is a slow, plodding draft horse could not be farther from the truth. Horse For Sale VIDEO! The neck forms a natural arch and will appear heavy but well raised and in proportion to the entire horse. Once you've filled in the desired criteria, click the Begin Search button to find all matching horses. As the horse training disciplines progress the Fjords horses will be part of the farming process. For Sale For Lease. The body of the uls dun Fjord is cream, with a paler mane and tail. DOB 4/26/06 NFHR MKA-T-2268-G. Get a horse, pony, mule, mare, gelding, stallion, foal, horse breeding & more on Kijiji Classifieds. He was brought back into the breeding program and he and his descendents were dedicated to breeding. When foaled, red duns can have white hooves, but they will darken as they age. This darling foal, Bluebird Lane Fjelljo, is only eight hours old and already showing the charming Fjord personality! “They’re a size that is not too large and intimidating for children and smaller adults, yet they’re strong enough and large enough for most adults,” says Carol Rivoire, who has been breeding Fjords at Beaver Dam Farm in Nova Scotia since 1991. This mare and foal are from Blue Raven Farm in Nova Scotia. “I like the way they tend to think a bit more before reacting to ‘scary stuff,’” says Albrough. Discover Horses for sale in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on America's biggest equine marketplace. The body colour varies from a silver-grey to dark slate grey, and the primitive markings are often lighter than the body colour. Jensen and his wife Ursula, who have been breeding Fjords for 26 years, compete with their Fjords in combined driving, and have won Reserve Champion at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta in High Country Driving Events. The white or “uls” dun (“ulsblakk”) is a brown dun with an additional cream gene, which dilutes the pigment. We had a wonderful farm in Minnesota, Twin Springs Fjords, when we spent a fateful holiday in Nova … There is intentional selection against “kvit” Fjords as it is not one of the five Fjord colours recognized by the NF. Their gentle nature makes a well-trained Fjord ideal for therapeutic riding and as a beginner mount. From the Vikings’ horses of war, the Fjord evolved into a working farm horse for Norwegian farmers in the mountainous western district of Vestlandet. As with all the dun colourations, it can be found in lighter and darker shades. However, despite their size, they are horses of great agility and are quite capable of pulling heavy burdens and carry an adult human. No matter the type, a Fjord must “look like a Fjord, behave like a Fjord, and work like a Fjord.”. The Norwegians describe it as ‘got mote,’” says Jensen. I had to have those fuzzy babies on the farm. Height 14.2 hands. Share This Page. Moving from Germany in 1999, Inge started breeding Norwegian Fjord Horses in Nova Scotia. Blue Raven Farm is determined to preserve this unique breed with the best that we have and can offer you. U.S. sales all over the States. Fjord Horses for Sale 1-15 of 66 Results ... Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Quebec Saskatchewan Australia … The grey (“grå”) is not a true grey as in other breeds, but a black dun. They need the same competent, consistent, professional training any horse needs in order to be a good citizen and safe working partner; and maybe they need it more because they are so darn smart they will quickly figure out the loopholes of an unskilled handler!”. Subcategory Fjord. We breed, raise, train, and compete athletic Fjord Horses for Combined Driving Events, Pleasure Driving and trail riding horses. Skip to main content. Bluebird Lane Fjords : "Breeders of Quality Norwegian Fjord Horses." The Norwegian Fjord is considered one of the oldest pure breeds of horse. They are “very tractable and smart,” he says. For 12 years Njål lived and bred from Rasmus L Sundres farm until he died from pneumonia. Maggie Sullivan competes with Riena, a mare from Beaver Dam Farm Fjords of Nova Scotia. The Modern FjordOn average, Fjords stand 13.2 to 14.2 hands high and weigh 900 to 1200 pounds. While Fjords are bred across Canada, Nova Scotia in particular seems to attract Fjord horse enthusiasts. Producing high quality registered Fjords since 1994, we have availability of excellent breeding stock, riding and/or I'm not perfect, and I never claim to be! ", Norwegian Fjord Horses at Old Hickory Farm: "Dedicated to the improvement of the Fjord Breed in America. No matter the type of Fjord, it must still reflect the breed standard in overall appearance and temperament. We're proud that our offspring do extremely well in Dressage, excel in Jumping, and they all have a LOVELY temperament! The Fjord should have good depth through the girth, a well muscled and short to moderate length back, and a deep barrel. Scores between 70 and 80 indicate a very good horse. “They are smooth riding at the trot and canter, and have a good ability to lengthen strides. Browse horses for sale by state. Dressage, pleasure riding, pleasure and combined driving, Western performance, trail riding, packing, jumping, eventing, vaulting, light draft work, games, and therapeutic riding are just some of the uses of the modern Fjord. Trinity's Isabel 2007 13.2 true ride and drive reg fjord mar Price: $9999 Norwegian Fjord Mare, 13HH, Located in Langley City, British Columbia, Foaled in July 2007 Horse For Sale 2 Purebred Norwegian Fjord Babies Price: $2500 Norwegian Fjord Stallion, Located in Montrose, Minnesota, Foaled in July 2020 They were in the back of the truck pulling things out, and noses in the cab to be petted. Some may also have stripes over the withers, or dark spots on the cheek or thighs (called “Njål’s mark” after Njål 166 who had such spots on his cheeks). We offer horsemanship and driving clinics on our Northwestern Wisconsin Farm. Today Norwegian Fjord horses excel in every equestrian discipline. The Vikings took their Fjords, which they used as war mounts, in their travels to Scotland, Iceland, and elsewhere. The Mind of a FjordWhile their looks, expressive eyes, and quality movement make the Fjord a wonderful sight, their temperaments are what truly endear people to them. The NF is very much aware of their responsibility for the breed both in Norway and abroad. Unlike with European registries, Canadian Fjord owners and breeders are not obligated to register their Fjords with the CFHA, which has approximately 3000 Fjord horses registered as of 2008. “People often see the gentleness and see them as non-threatening, but they are still a horse with the same instincts,” says Jensen. The Mother CountryIn 1910 the first studbook for the Fjord horse was created in Norway. Horses for Sale - Fjords 1 - 40 of 41 ... Norwegian Fjord mare for sale or lease … Horse ID: 2169152 • Photo Added/Renewed: 14-Nov-2020 7PM. ", Norwegian Fjord Horses at Shota Fjords: "Versatile, Gentle, Dependable Imprinted, Natural Horsemanship Trained, NFHR Registered Norwegian Fjord Horses - The Horse For All Your Needs. Fjords can be found winning at horse shows, working in therapy programs, farming fields and ascending mountains. The Fjord should have three good gaits performed with energy, balance, and cadence. It follows the best guidelines of the European Fjord registries in order preserve the genetic purity of the breed. Do you turn your horses out over the winter to fend for themselves? Fjords are extremely personable and expressive. HANS IV (Ed) is a 14 yr old Brown Dun Norwegian Fjord Gelding. We sell to a national and international market. EvaluationsEvaluations began in Norway as a way to rate Fjords to ensure that only the best reproduced, and they continue in Norway and abroad for this purpose. Back in 1997 by chance, I acquired a Brown Dun Fjord weanling colt. “All the members of Nova Fjords consider the Fjord Horse a masterpiece of the equine world,” says Rivoire, whose Beaver Dam Farm is one of the founding members, along with Wallace Point Fjords, Blue Raven Farm, and McKinnon’s Neck Farm. In these lands the Fjord influenced the Highland Pony and the Icelandic Horse. With good, consistent training, the Fjord horse is a willing and amiable partner for anyone looking for a riding, driving, or light draft horse, or a family friend. A bold bearing of the neck like a lad from the mountains on his way to his beloved. They just suited our purposes better. Oct 19, 2016 - Explore Sheila Kyte's board "Norwegian Fjord Horses", followed by 106 people on Pinterest. Find Norwegian Fjords for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. Norwegian Fjord Horses for Sale. Now located in Gallup, New Mexico, our operation has grown considerably but our dedication to breeding well conformed, well mannered high performance horses remains the same. Horse lovers looking for an all purpose horse found that the research was constantly pointing to this beautiful breed. I might not agree with you, but at least I will listen!! Let me know at Draftladyb@yahoo.com. Registered Fjord stud colt Price: $2500 Norwegian Fjord Stallion, Located in Buffalo, Minnesota, Foaled in 2019 Horse For Sale VIDEO! The CFHA was formed in 1977 as a way for Fjord owners to share information and was incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act to form a registry in 1982. We offer Nova Scotia Beginner Driving Vacations and breed and sell offspring from the world-renowned Fjord stallion, GJEST." ", Sandy Fjord Farm: "Breeding for Sound Type & Temperament And Striving for Excellence in Performance.". Fjord Horses for Sale 31-45 of 65 Results ... Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Quebec Saskatchewan Australia … We imported several fjords from Germany in 2009, two pramienstute mares in foal in 2016, and now again, in 2019 we have several on the way! The dorsal stripe, midstol, and other markings are always darker than the body, but never black — usually a red or red-brown. “Often the untrained eye cannot detect a crossbred,” says Brian Jensen, an international evaluator and Fjord breeder based at Trinity Fjords in Lumby, BC. Emma is an 8 year old Fjord x that we have for sale. I have 2 sets of eveners for sale good shape $200 each call 825-9066 The yellow dun (“gulblakk”) is the rarest colour of all, and could also be called palomino dun, where both the cream and dun gene act on a red base colour. In 1982 the NF decided that stallions or colts with white markings other than a small star may not be licensed to breed or awarded a rosette. Most good Fjords have a lovely cadenced trot that’s wonderful to see and thrilling to ride or drive.”, Fjord of all TradesThe Fjord is not a specialized breed, but one that can be used for a variety of activities. A Dole stallion, Rimfakse, was brought to the national stud to try and make the Fjord bigger, sturdier, and better for farming. Wallace Point is the culmination of a lifelong dream for us. Fjords can jump! Here, stallion Penfrydd's Raynor, owned by Trinity Fjords, jumps during an NFHR evaluation in Libby, Montana. :0) Can you fill in any of my blanks? ", Salt Lick Stables: "Salt Lick Stables was originally established in 1984 just outside Knoxville, Tennessee. Fjord Horses for sale 7 results. A small star on the forehead is allowed, but other markings are considered undesirable. Bring in the Christmas tree, haul your firewood, go for a drive, take a ride,” says Rivoire. Age 12 yrs. Albrough competes with her Fjords in dressage, earning Dressage Canada’s Bronze and Silver Medal Achievement Awards for high scores on two different Fjord horses. Subcategory Fjord. And while they may not be at the top of every equine sport, their athleticism and versatility makes them suitable for the majority of riders in most disciplines. The NFHR was first formed in 1980 in the USA. Blue Heron Farm is no longer offering Fjord horses for sale. Main Article Photo courtesy of Lori Albrough - Grand Champion Mare Bluebird Lane Kestrel shows the Fjord breed standard well. “A well bred Fjord can have three very good gaits, capable of earning very good scores in open (dressage) competition,” says Lori Albrough, who breeds Fjords at Bluebird Lane Fjords in Southern Ontario. The croup should be long, broad, well muscled, and sloping; too sloping or too flat are not desirable. “Type is probably the most difficult aspect of the Fjord to understand and express in terminology. “The famous Fjord temperament and character has never changed. The NFHR has been running evaluations since 1983. Enter the password that accompanies your username. Later, around 1900, Warren Delano of Barrytown, New York imported several Fjords. A group of four Fjord breeders in Nova Scotia came together in 2008 and formed Nova Fjords, which promotes the Fjord in Nova Scotia by commissioning Fjord-themed artwork. Evaluations include both a conformation and performance component. Rivoire’s stallion Gjest is a testament to the breed’s hardiness, still active and breeding at age 32. She is a big girl for a fjord because she is 1/2 Clydesdale. Importations continue to this day, with Canadian and American breeders importing top stallions and mares to continue to improve the North American Fjord stock. Much has changed since that long ago time. “Fjords are also very competitive in the higher level competitions in most sports.”. Since then, Norwegians have truly embraced the Fjord, which was made one of the country’s national symbols. 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