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.
Please check with us for availability for each stallion for 2024.
Check back regularly for exciting developments!
Tsjalle and Denise's final dressage show in beautiful Eagle, Idaho was a success! The pair earned two first places in First Level with 66% and 69%, which has also been their highest score in First Level so far and only 0.4% of Highpoint Champion of the show. We particularly enjoyed the amazing facility at Les Bois Dressage and all the wonderful and supportive people we met.
Introducing DD Gnist, our last foal for 2023! He is by Gio and out of Greta by Bluebird Lane Griffon. Gnist was born a couple weeks early and has some catching up to do, but is doing fantastic. He is extremely sweet and already loves people. He should have all the talent in the world from both sides of his pedigree to be able to go any direction. He is available!
Tsjalle's second outside show is in the books! We attended the NW Rainier Championships at Donida Farms and placed 3rd in Training and 4th in First Level!
Please excuse delayed communication in the second and third week in August. We are taking some time off to play with horses, decompress and relax.
For time sensitive issues please give us a call/ leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a wonderful summer and happy trails!
Our two red dun beach boys DD Tjasse (Tsjalle x LVG Faksi by Prydarson) and DD Gian (Gio x Zelda by Bluebird Lane Griffon) are moving in the fall to California! Congratulations to Aurora Skurtun and Beth Nehse! We are super excited for you guys and happy for the boys to be going to such excellent home!
Congratulations to Shana and Bryan Perkins on their choice of DD Kristoff (Kian Klattrup x DD Princessa by Siljar) AND his mom DD Princessa (Siljar x Greta by Bluebird Lane Griffon). Princessa is bred back to Kian Klattrup for a 2024 full sibling to Kristoff!
Tsjalle and Denise qualified for Regional Championships at USDF Training level AND 1st Level! Championships will be in October in Oregon.
The pair also achieved their secret goal for this season to score higher than 70% and they have also qualified for being able show Musical Freestyles at 1st level. But this will be a project to plan over the winter and for next year to tackle. A Pas de Deux with Tsjalle and his Haflinger buddy is in planning as well. Stay tuned!
DD Sunnyside Valia (Smedsmo Graen x Vikkelsoe's Kunst by Max) is confirmed in foal to Siljar for early May 2024. Congratulations to Valia's new owners Melissa and Jason Webb!!
Havenwood's Jorun is confirmed in foal to DD Malibu as well! We are keeping our fingers crossed for a keeper filly out of this combination.
DD Jorina (Siljar x Havenwood's Jorun by Anvil's Lyst) is confirmed in foal to Gio for early May 2024.
Zelda is confirmed in foal to Gio for early May 2024 as well!
Trinity's Bastiana bred back on her foal heat for a 2024 foal by Gio!
Congratulations to Ashley Ralph on her purchase of our yellow dun filly DD Helana (Gio x Ironwood Helena by OH Wynn)!
Congratulations to Madison McDowell on her choice of DD Sunnyside Valentina (Tsjalle x Vikkelsoe's Kunst by Max) AND DD Ty (Tsjalle x DD Flora by Thorsten)!