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. Our junior stallion Prince Maximus Sur Mer successfully started his first breeding season in 2019 at Dungård and is breeding with Dun In Farm (DIF) in Capac, Michigan. Our 2020 white dun colt, DD Malibu, will start breeding in 2022 with Kat Barrett in Oregon and will later be standing a breeding season at Dungård as well. DD Totilas, co-owned with Aurora Skurtun, will be standing for breeding in California.
We are proud to be the North American agent for frozen semen from Stal Haas in the Netherlands and to be able to offer a selected number of their stallions via frozen semen.
For 2021 we are standing Gio and Siljar for live cover and shipped fresh-chilled semen. Additionally we are offering frozen semen on Gio and his half brother Jelte (owned by Stal Haas).
Check back regularly for exciting developments!
Foaling season is now officially over at DDungård. Crazy to think that our first foals are already with their new owners, while the last one arrived end of June. This year we have - again - been very happy with how our mares and stallions produced. Our two fillies DD Sunnyside Vivian (Siljar x Vikkelsoe's Kunst) and DD Hera (Tsjalle x Ironwood Helena) will be retained for our program. After our first couple foals were born, we realized that all other foals have a chance for being white. Over the past few years we only had 2 white dun foals born (DD Malibu 2020 & DD Jorina 2019). This year, we had FOUR white dun foals born! That's a record!
Finally, it's a filly! Welcome DD Hera, white dun filly out of Ironwood Helena by OH Wynn and sired by Tsjalle! This adorable little filly arrived 21 days early, but with good indication from her dam that she is ready. Hera is named after the goddess of family and fertility and queen of the Olympus as we expect her to turn into quite a little princess. Since we acquired Helena at an older age, we are thrilled to have something to go forward with! She definitely looks like a mini-Helena with Tsjalle's friendly disposition.
Offering for your consideration, DD Spartan, 2021 white dun colt by OFI Siljar out of OFI Ani by Peppertree's Christian. Spartan is a super nicely put together colt with a sweet and trusting personality. Spartan's full brother has impressed us with his lovely movement, excellent breed character and we are expecting that Spartan will mature into a stunning young young horse as well. He should mature around 14.2hh with plenty of bone and substance. He does carry the grey gene. In our opinion Spartan would make an excellent stud prospect. He should compliment a wide variety of mares and breeding goals. His pedigree is full of the highest quality imports and top bred North American stock including our own Siljar, Peppertree's Christian, Smedsmo Graen and OH Sadie by MVF Erlend, Feel free to contact for more information!
The 11 year old gelding Orka's Omen, who was on consignment at DDungård, is heading to SC to start a new part of his life with Kathleen Smith. Congratulations to both of them!
Our 1998 mare DHF Lilly suffered from a uterus infection and lost her early pregnancy. While this doesn't mean that she can't have any more foals, we saw it as a sign that 14 foals are enough for Lilly. Lilly is retiring with Nancy Klich in Portland and will continue to present the breed well as an outstanding schooling horse!
We are very excited to represent Stal Hass Norwegian Fjord Horse stallions here in the US and distribute frozen semen of their lovely stallions.
Starting in 2021 we are pleased to offer frozen semen on Jelte (Hermansen x Viola by Briggen). In 2022 it is planned that we will add the grey Jelte son Olaf to our frozen semen assortment.
We want to thank Fenny Hass for her trust in us and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership!