Dungård is a Norwegian Fjord Horse breeding and training farm, owned by Dan Watanabe & Denise Vogel. It is currently located in Valley, Washington. Dungård is dedicated to excellence in Norwegian Fjordhorses that exemplify the breed's character and convey their Power, Elegance and irresistible Charm!
We have a small breeding program which represents top quality blood-lines from North America and Europe and are working to establish national and international partnerships that promote quality, genetic diversity and, by extension, long term sustainability in the breed. From the very beginning we have chosen to focus on versatile, highly capable Fjords and innovative training methods.
Dungård's stallions are top quality, yet different from each other and very complementary.
We are currently standing at stud our gorgeous grey dun German import stallion, Tsjalle, our magnificent white dun stallion OFI Siljar and our newly imported glorious red dun stallion Gio. Starting in summer 2022, we will also offering the Danish import stallion Kian Klattrup for breeding to outside mares via live cover. Kian is co-owned by us and Jayne Olson. Our homebred stallion DD Malibu, owned by Kat Barrett, will be with us for the early 2023 breeding season.
For 2023 we will only be standing Kian Klattrup, Gio and Siljar for outside mares via live cover. We are not shipping fresh chilled semen in 2023 on any of our stallions. Tsjalle and Malibu will not be available for outside mares! 2022/2023 will be their last breeding season before being exclusively riding horses.
Check back regularly for exciting developments!
We are very proud to be the only North American dealer for Brockamp Special Bareback pads and treeless saddle pads. Visit our online shop and order your pad today!
On May 27th Tsjalle and Denise attended their first recognized dressage show in 2023. Besides not being able to ride on Friday and having to reschedule the whole day, the pair successfully competed in Training and First Level with scores up to 68% and earned a qualifier in Training level for Regional Championships.
Breeding season is in full swing and
Footnote's Margrethe (Tilly) and Kervan Farm's Brieanka are confirmed in foal to Gio.
DD Flora is confirmed in foal to Tsjalle.
DD Malibu (Prince Maximus Sur Mer x Ironwood Helena by OH Wynn) has his first mare confirmed in foal! LVG Faksi (Prydarson x Skjenna Gard Fiorgyn by Felix) is confirmed to him for an April 2024 foal! We are very excited about the cross!
Zelda beat Princessa, who was due 05/19, and surprised us around 6am with a big red dun colt.
Introducing DD Gian (Gio x Zelda by Bluebird Lane Griffon)! We love large build and super dishy head. He is certainly stud quality and we are hoping to find him a perfect fit home.
Princessa delivered one day later an adorable brown dun colt by the Danish import stallion Kian Klattrup. DD Kristoff is available as well!
DIF Megan (Mogly x DC Lyla by Prydarson) is confirmed in foal to Siljar for 2024!
Our mother and daughter pair, LVG Faksi and her daughter DD Flora, both foaled a couple beautiful and very different colts a couple days apart from each other. Faksi produced a large framed red dun boy (full grey) in DD Tjasse. Flora has proven to be the best first time mother we ever had and were also not disappointed by her adorable brown dun colt DD Ty. Ty has the most adorable head and is super sporty, active and fun. While Tjasse will be replacing his full brother Totilas, Ty will be available to the right home.
Ironwood Helena and Gio got their job done early this year and Helena is confirmed in foal for an early March 2024 foal. This is the second time we have done this cross and have been thrilled with the result the first time with DD Halana.
First 2023 dressage show is in the books and first ever show that we took both, Tsjalle and Gio, who not just competed in the same level, but were also forced to spend the day tied to the trailer with each other. While they were marvelously behaved for grooming, tacking, trailering, they had a lot of energy when it was finally time for their rides. Logistically it make sense to ride different tests with the boys if they are already competing in the same level. Tsjalle really pulled it together in the show ring and placed first with over 64%. Gio did rather the opposite and was super in the warm up, but then tense and fresh in the show ring.
Havenwood's Jorun waited just a few minutes to deliver her foal on Easter Sunday.She and Gio produced an adorable red dun filly, who is bright active and already shows a lot of talent.
Welcome DD Josefina!
As one of the US Ambassadors for Fluff Saddlery, Gio is proudly modling the new Venus Dressage saddle. The saddle has pony- and shoulder relief panels for an optional fit on short backed horses with big shoulders. The U gullet is adjustable and can accommodate a changing back. and muscle build up.