Fjord Horse International's mission is to host an international forum of member countries around the world


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


We are pleased to announce the results of the FHNSA of GB Annual Jennifer Murray Perpetual Memorial Trophy Competition 2016/17.
This competition is growing yearly. The number of entries this year at it's highest level.
The competition was judged by Catriona Murray , daughter of the well known and respected breeder, owner and judge of fjord horses, the late Jennifer Murray. Catriona was as always assisted by her judging panel who were upped to four this year by the inclusion of a 'seen it all' veteran show judge. Judging was based on results achieved and compiled throughout the show season including the early part of 2017 and includes riding,driving & showing disciplines which individually were judged by qualified panel judges at established recognised shows & events throughout the year.
The purpose of the JMP trophy, apart from enjoyment and fun is to promote the Fjord horse as being capable of winning/ being well placed at quality showing, riding or driving events throughout the UK. Our competitors told us that classes have this year been won against tough competition from top class horses, which again proves the high quality of our UK fjord horses.
We are all so very proud of our winners and their fjord horses and hope if you agree you will give encouragement and a 'like' to our page and to this article and it's follow ups.

1st Hesta ridden by Meghan Smith
2nd Femke II owned by Stacey Jury, ridden by Stephanie
3rd Gaia ridden by Shuna Mardon
4th Ausdan Karin ridden by Michaela McGrath
5th Alexi ridden by Jodie Smith
6th Ausdan Lakris led/owned by Di Lynch

Our winners and entrants have put tremendous effort into a season of hard work and early mornings. Presenting both horse and rider/handler in a well groomed, immaculate state is hard work & is essential for correct showing etiquette.
Well done to all our participants both placed and unplaced. Catrona has this year doubled her published results list as the quality was so high that choice between especially the first three was very difficult and extremely close. So much so that if there was such a thing as joint first it would have been exactly that. The panel were also impressed with the 6th placed rookie newcomer Di Lynch's young colt Ausdan Lakris who was in the ribbons on his first ever outing. Already we have been getting in results of this year's/early next year's shows and it looks like there is a 2017 friendly battle for the coveted trophy brewing.


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The Trials of Torrin… And success at Coyote Ridge!
By Michael Sabatini

Torrin was born April 14, 2006 at “Trinity Fjords” in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Torrin was neither the first, nor the last fjord which I purchased from “Trinity Fjords”. In all, I have six Trinity offspring, including Torrin’s full sister Alexi, as well as two of Torrin’s half-brothers, Trinity’s Strauss and Trinity’s Bach. I have heard fjord owners say that “you can’t have just one fjord” – much like potato chips or M&M’s; however, this was not the motivation for filling my barn with Trinity offspring. My long-term goal was to drive and compete with a four-in-hand and most team drivers have at least one spare horse. I felt that horses that shared similar breeding , or even better horses that were related, would be easier to work as a team, as they would have similar movement. Torrin, however, is proof that horses are living creatures with minds of their own…

... CLICK HERE ... to read all of this interesting and successful article. Thank you, Michael, for sharing your experience with us !

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Wednesday, 3rd of May 2017, STRYN

Numerous international guests travelled to Norway this year to look at the young horse shows and the annual stallion exhibition in Eid but also and specially to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the international work with and for the fjord horses.
The current FjHI board team is very grateful to Norges Fjordhestlag and Norsk Fjordhestsenter for helping us with the organization of the celebration midday in Stryn ; to the “Fosnes” farm and the local fjord horse breeders for their great welcome and participation ; to Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre for the accommodation and service.
This big, strong fjord horse family reunion, accompanied by plenty of sunshine and good mood, was listening attentively to the welcome by Nils Ivar Dolvik, president of the Fjord Horse International association and further to the congratulations of Janne Seilen, leader of Norges Fjordhestlag. The gift she handed over to Nils on behalf of Norges Fjordhestlag was a very nice and appreciated surprise! Thanks.
The lunch pause was animated by international contacts and it was so good to meet, talk and discuss with fjord horse friends all over the world. Nine countries were represented (detail in the GA minutes). After a (long) while, the chats had to move for the presentations of three invited speakers. Judith Hegrenes, Arne Presthus and Eike Schön-Petersen did a great job to take us back in time and all of us followed closely the interesting information they presented about the beginning and earlier international work. These presentations will be published on our FjHI website in the coming days and we recommend all fjord horse friends to read this.
Jochen Nösinger, FjHI board member, talked about the updates of the international breeding statistics. Also these lists can be found on our website (link here).
The General Assembly of FjHI was the final activity of this splendid midday and you can find the minutes online (link here).
After this celebration we may say that all together, we are a super big family all-around the fjord horse and future international work will always be useful and needed… a lot of topics are waiting for us and we rely on your help, friends!
The FjHI board team (updated list here)

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Stallion show in Eid :  results and pictures on the homepage of Norges Fjordhestlag. (link here)


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