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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
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.
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
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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
• 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)
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)