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On this page you will find articles about breeding, use and regulations in the different countries where the beautiful Fjord Horse lives.

RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL JENNIFER MURRAY MEMORIAL TROPHY COMPETITION

1st. Amy Duncan & Haakon
2nd Shuna Mardon & Gaia
3rd Peter Williams
4th Mary Inman & Ausdan Prem

It is good to see so many newcomers enter the competition and our winner, Amy Duncan and her fjord horse Stockton Haakon is one of them. Congratulations to Amy for getting in there and impressing our judges. Quite an achievement. Well done also to newcomer Mary Inman & Ausdan Prem

Here is what the Judging Panel had to say:
A note from Head Judge Catriona Murray congratulating all the entrants for this year's Jennifer Murray Memorial Trophy Competition.
'It was very exciting to have newcomers and new disciplines forward this year.
I congratulate Amy Duncan our winner who has competed successfully at British Eventing, which is made up of dressage, showjumping and cross country. As well as getting all three disciplines correct the showjumping and cross country are timed, so she would have had to go pretty fast especially as fjords are draught animals not racehorses!!
Shuna has again done very well with Gaia. Again her results in British Dressage are great. It just shows how, if well produced, accurate and consistent, the world is your oyster.
Well done Peter your horses are always well turned out and hold their own in the show ring.
Many congratulations to the winners. Thank you to those who are on their first year entering their fjords, Thank you for entering and look forward to lots more things you will have done this year for next year's results.

We will let Amy have the last word:
I will be the first to admit, I am terrible at keeping record of his achievements – perhaps, this should encourage me to keep a diary! Haakon competes in most disciplines when my work allows – he loves to jump & will regularly go double clear in unaffiliated 70/80cm classes. He competes at unaffiliated Novice level dressage too. I entered Haakon into BE Aswanley. He scored 29.8 in the dressage, went clear in the SJ & clear XC with 3.6 time faults. This placed him 2ndoverall out of approx. 30 riders. The photo here is of us jumping the last XC fence. Delighted was an understatement! I am very proud of him. I think the result at Aswanley proves what an all-rounder a Fjord can be.

WELL SAID AMY.
A BIG THANK YOU TO CATRIONA MURRAY AND PANEL. CATRIONA IS A STICKLER FOR CORRECTNESS SO THOSE WHO HAVE MADE IT TO THE TOP CAN BE PROUD OF THEMSELVES.
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NORDFJORDEID May 2019

News with stallion pictures and results on the homepage of Norges Fjordhestlag : HERE

Short list of the stallions : HERE

Link to Norsk Hestesenter with possibility to search the stallion file and open his evaluation card :
HERE

 

This year it’s 70 year since the founding of Norges Fjordhestlag. The anniversary will be celebrated during the traditional stallion show in Nordfjordeid in May

In 1949 the fjordhorse’s situation in Norway was very different from what it is now. The number of fjord horses was a lot higher, around 80 000, and the horses were used for agriculture work and not hobby and sports as we do in 2019. Around 2500 foals were born in 1949, and some of those had a great impact on the fjord horse breeding, both in Norway and abroad. 

The breeders in the most popular Fjord Horse districts in Norway founded small, local fjord horse organizations already around year 1900. Many of them bought and held stallions to secure that the mares in their region had acccess to good breeding material. When Norges Fjordhestlag was founded in 1949, one of the main reasons was to gather these local organizations under one national organization. 

When Norges Fjordhestlag was founded, the organization consisted of the local organizations. It was not until many years later that they opened up to be a members organization, where everyone with interest in the fjord horse could sign a membership. Norges Fjordhestlag was founded May 2nd 1949, and Reidar Skarbø was chosen as the first leader. The first annual meeting was held at the mare show in Stryn in September the same year.

The whole story about the situation for the fjord horse in the late 1940’s and the founding of Norges Fjordhestlag can be read in our members magazine «Fjordhesten» 01-19. The article is in Norwegian and it is written by Tor Nestaas. 
Note : thank you,
Ingvild Rydjord Hansen
for this English resume of the article! 

We are very proud that Norges Fjordhestlag is still going strong at the age of 70. All over Norway there are people who work for the best of the fjord hose every day, and the fjord is one of the most popular horses used in sports in Norway. 

Norges Fjordhestlag’s anniversary will be celebrated during the stallion show in Nordfjordeid in May. The date for the show is May 1st to May 4th. 

In addition to the regular program, there will be several other posts this year. We have invited all breeding stallions of 9 year old and more to a special show class. There will also be a show class for two year old stallions, and this is a great opportunity for every fjord horse lover to see the young stallions we have in Norway. As always, there will be a parade through Nordfjordeid on the last day of the show.

Friday May 3rd, there will be held an anniversary dinner and party at Nordfjord Hotell. New for this year is that the tickets must be ordered no later than Friday April 26th. You can order direct at the hotel using e-mail or phone: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +47 57 86 33 33. More information about thedinner will be given closer to the show. 

Norges Fjordhestlag wishes veryone who wants to celebrate the anniversary with us welcome to Nordfjordeid the first week of May. This is the world’s biggest arrangement for the fjord horse, and being at the show is an experience you will never forget.

A complete program will be published closer the show on Norges Fjordhestlag’s web page.

 

 

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