FJORD HORSE EVALUATION PROGRAM   Click on heading to see video

WELCOME!                            SOLD!  FIRST PREMIUM MARE FOR SALE (GAJA)

 

 

Butternut Farm Rose  with mother and Gaja

 


 

NORTH AMERICA PLEASURE DRIVING CHAMPIONS

Pair pony champions Walnut Hill Driving competitions 2012

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My life with Fjord horses began in 1980 when I read an article about Fjords in the "Small Farmers Journal".  I was in the process of moving to a vacant 100-acre farm.  I had used horses to skid logs for one log house and I wanted to build again on the new farm, plus do some organic farming.

Ralph, my first Fjord, arrived that September and by the end of November I was living in my new log farmhouse.

Ralph paved the way to a very interesting life.  He was a great horse.  

Successful in the show ring, he brought home many championships.  He inspired me to purchase 30 other Fjords over the next 29 years.  Through Ralph I met my wife and made many lasting friendships in the Fjord horse world.  My interest in Fjords took me to Europe on numerous occasions, visiting horse farms in Norway, Holland, France, Switzerland and Denmark. (and to the purchase of breeding stallions from these countries).
 


 

In 1987 I found my first stallion, Hostar, in Holland and began breeding Fjords.  Since that time, I've also imported Marnix (from Holland), Felix (from Norway) and Prydarson (from Norway).  Prydarson arrived at the farm in 2001.

 I've successfully competed Fjords at the "all breed" shows.  The Fjords Haakon & Donder were Canadian Driving Pair Champions under my reinmanship.  At the Fjord shows all the stallions I imported were Grand Champions.  Prydarson is also a Grand Champion stallion as well as having received the highest score ever in the NFHR evaluation program with a score of 87.

My most recent imports are Emmeline and Gaya, half-sisters imported from Denmark in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Their dam is Drude Halsnaes (Model Mare) and their sires are Fjorden Marcus, Stallion of the year in 2004 in Denmark (Emmeline), and Citrus Klattrup, Stallion of the year in 2006 in Denmark and presently highest scored stallion in Denmark (Gaya). Emmeline at three was overall Grand Champion Fjord at the North East Fjord Horse Association Show in 2007 in Massuchusetts and Driving Champion at the same show in 2008. 2009 was three year old Gaya's first year showing. Emmeline and Gaya are my future driving pair.

The Fjord Horse is a wonderful breed.  Fjord owners have fun working and playing with these horses.  I am an evaluator in the hope of keeping this traditional breed strong.

Old Ralph passed away at Christmas 2002 at the age of 31.  He is remembered here at Butternut Farm as my Fjord inspiration and as a great horse.

My special horses were, Ralph, Haakon, Donder,  Prydarson, and now Emmeline and Gaja.

ALMONTE EVALUATION

In 1986 I attended my first evaluation in Norway.  I had a dream that someday we would have an evaluation here in Canada.  Twenty three years later we held the first Canadian evaluation in Almonte, Ontario, October 3, 2009.

I showed Emmeline, Gaja and three other mares owned by clients.  Here are the results.

Emmeline, 5 years old

Conformation, score of 85.  This makes Emmeline the fifth highest scored mare in North America.

Intro Driving, score of 80
Advanced Driving, score of 79

           

Intro Draft, score 94

Advanced Draft, score 84

Medallions, White Silver and White Gold (White in Canada is the same as yellow in the US.)

A red ribbon in Canada is the same as a blue ribbon in the US. first place.

Gaja, 3 years old

Conformation, score 82

 
Intro Driving, score 87
Intro Draft, score 91
Medallion, White silver

 

 

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BUTTERNUT FARM POT OF GOLD

 

Gaja by Prydarson

Three day old Goldie

Three week old Goldie

    

Three month old Goldie

Thirteen month old Goldie

Perfect diamond of whirl

 

 Butternut Farm Pot of Gold

Weedsport fjord horse show results 2011

First place, fillies 2 years and under.

First place, Julia Will Breeders class

This filly is a special, one of a kind Fjord. She has the best of both parents and outdoes them if this is possible.
Conformation: gorgeous head, wide and lovely eyes, unusual series of 4 whirls on her forehead, correct legs, both front and back, sturdy and well built, overall eyecatching
Movement: fluid and free, like both her parents. Energetic, strong trot and canter
Personality: alert to everything, kind and loving towards people, secure, fearless, full of life, independent, willing, quick learner, trusting, trustworthy, overall a solid character.

Pot of Gold’s bloodlines are impeccable.
Dam: Hojgaards Gaja
• Danish mare, born 2006, registered in Denmark (208333FJ0601135)
• Imported to Canada by Pat Wolfe in 2007, registered in USA (06-5961-Mare)
• Evaluated in Almonte, 2009, in a joint NFHR/CFHA Evaluation, received a blue ribbon,  NFHR (top ribbon in USA registry) and a Silver Medallion in quality (a combination of Conformation with a score of 82 and two Performance Classes, driving with a score of 87 and draft with a score of 91)
• Mother’s father, Danish registered Citrus Klattrup (EFJH 695 DK) was highest scored stallion in Denmark in 2006
• Mother’s mother, Danish registered Drude Halsnaes (FJ 9939 DK) is a model mare in Denmark, ie. has produced 3 approved for breeding offspring ( blue ribbon daughters)
• Mother’s half-brother Daylan is an Approved Stallion in Denmark (approximately 6 out of 200 approved each year)
• Personality- solid, kind, quiet yet willing

Sire: Prydarson    Prydarson is the highest scored stallion in North America.

Prydarson's Evaluation Scores

Conformation,  score of 87

Intro Driving, score of 80

Advanced Driving,  score of 91

Intro Riding, (English) score of 83.75

Advanced Riding, (English) score of 86.88

Intro Draft, score of 84.5

Advanced Draft, score of 88.25

Medallion,  Blue Gold (G1)

 

 

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PRYDARSON

PRYDARSON OFFSPRING

DC LYLA,   First Premium mare owned by Curt Pierce

BUTTERNUT FARM POT OF GOLD,  First Premium mare owned by Carol Boehm

 

 

SKYE, First Premium mare owned by Debbie Ulrich

REKI, First Premium mare owned by Bob Long

LASSE, 3 year old stallion owned by Uli Schnabl

BRYHYL SOPHY, owned by Robin Malkasian

 

NOT FOR SALE

2013 FILLY

 BUTTERNUT FARM ROSE

 

Emmeline by Prydarson

2 day old Rose

Lots of energy for being 2 days old

Rose day 3

Rose on the move day 3

Rose in the snow day 7

Three week old rose

Seven month old Rose

Two year old Rose

Twenty-four month old Rose

Rose at two years old

Rose's blood lines are special

Dam: Emmeline

• Danish mare, born 2004, registered in Denmark (208333FJ0401992)
• Imported to Canada by Pat Wolfe in 2005, registered in USA (D-R-2886-M)
• Evaluated in Almonte, 2009, in a joint NFHR/CFHA Evaluation, received a blue ribbon, NFHR (top ribbon in USA registry) and a Gold Medallion in quality (a combination of Conformation with a score of 85 (5th. highest scored mare in North America) and two Performance Classes, driving with a score of 79 and draft with a score of 84)
• Mother’s father, Danish registered Fjorden Marcus D-726

• Mother’s mother, Danish registered Drude Halsnaes (FJ 9939 DK) is a model mare in Denmark, ie. has produced 3 approved for breeding offspring ( blue ribbon daughters)
• Mother’s half-brother Daylan is an Approved Stallion in Denmark (approximately 6 out of 200 approved each year)
• Personality- solid, kind, quiet yet willing

Emmeline has been Grand Champion Fjord in several Fjord shows.  Emmeline alone with her sister were the pony pair champions at Walnut Hill in 2012. (The largest driving show in North America)

Emmeline

Prydarson

Sire: Prydarson   Prydarson is the highest scored stallion in North America.


Prydarson's Evaluation Scores

Conformation, score of 87

 Intro Driving, score of 80

Advanced Driving, score of 91

Intro Riding, (English) score of 83.75

Advanced Riding, (English) score of 86.88

Intro Draft, score of 84.5

Advanced Draft, score of 88.25

Medallion, Blue Gold (G1)