5 years in planning and 360 days in waiting is all it took to have our first Gio foal born on American soil! While Jorun and Joy certainly kept us waiting, we are over the moon excited for this filly! Joy has been spunky, sassy and very active right from the start. With no doubt, this one is going to be a joy to watch grow and develop.
Haldora, Dora, for short means half spirited and it couldn't be a better description of this adorable filly! Her parents are quite the opposite in conformation and disposition and Dora is a perfect 50/50 blend. Haldora has immediately decided that she loves people and she will be a fun one to watch develop.
Galant is a handsome brown dun colt by Gio out of one of our top mares Greta. He is very big, leggy, and has just a gorgeous head. Really, there is nothing we would have liked different.
We are sure that his personality will met up to his name as he seems to be a gentlemen already. Since we really like this cross, we will be repeating this pairing and are keeping our fingers crossed for a "keeper filly" for our program.
Dependable Vikke foaled like clockwork and created another masterpiece! DD Sunnyside Valentina, Tina for short, is a big refined grey dun filly out of Sunnyside's Danish import mare Vikkelsoe's Kunst and our German import stallion Tsjalle. Tina is just stunning inside and out and has a sweetheart personality. We are very excited to be keeping this diamond in our program.
Zinnia is a big red dun filly by the stallion Willow's Bjorn (Willows Sven/Smedsmo Graen) and our mare Zelda (Bluebird Lane Griffon/ Peppertree's Christian). We love the big frame and the sweet personality on this gal. Zinnia's pedigree is full of high quality well known bloodlines including Runar Fra Opdal, Smedsmo Graen and Solbjor Borken on the sire side and Felix, Peppertree's Christian and Anvil's Morgen on the dam side.
Faksi decided that Mothers Day was perfect timing to welcome her baby girl into the world! After the cross between Tsjalle and Faksi produced a spectacular colt in 2021, we couldn't resist trying it again in hopes of producing a filly to keep for our program. Faksi and Tsjalle again didn't disappoint, DD Finja is an adorable grey dun filly with a big frame, long straight legs and typical bold "Tsjalle personality". We are thrilled to have this gorgeous filly in our program!
Lucky No. 7
Our lovely red dun mare Lillian produced her 7th foal with the 7th foal of the 2022 foaling season. And finally after 6 colts, Lillian produced the so much desired filly for us with DD Linnea. Linnea is sired by our red dun stallion Gio and we have no doubt that she will be a looker just like both of her parents. Linnea has a beautiful dark red color.
Our grey pearl has a super impressive pedigree! Starting with the Felix son Bluebird Lane Griffon bred to an Anvil's Morgen daughter to produce Perle's mother Greta. Greta was then bred to our stallion Siljar, who goes back to Merinas Emil and MVF Erlend to then get paired with our import stallion Tsjalle. WOW! We are super excited to see how Perle matures and what side of the pedigree she will come after more in looks and personality. This filly is very special and we are thrilled how the cross between our two stallions turned out.
We greatly anticipated the arrival of our first Gio x Tsjalle cross and this red dun colt has exceeded our expectations! We sold Silvianna, but were thankful for the opportunity to foal her out at DDungard and see/meet this cross in person. Since we are raising a few Tsjalle fillies, this was a great preview of how future crosses might turn out. DD G (name tbd) has confirmed our vision and stallion choices in the past and has made us excited for the future. Congratulations to Silvianna's owner Christine Hurst and DD G's new owner as well.
This is the first time we crossed our Mogly daughter Megan with our stallion Siljar and are not disappointed with the result! Matilda is a huge substantial filly with tons of bone. Just like both of her parents, she is super friendly , calm and loves people! She is going to make an amazing family/kids/husband horse in the future.
Last but not least .... the golden filly and an amazing finish for the 2022 foaling season, introducing DD Helana! Helana is a rare yellow dun filly by Gio and our white dun mare Helena. Se is super sweet, personable and just made to fit into our program. We are thrilled to now have all 5 Fjord colors on our property and with this filly we certainly hit the jackpot in regards to disposition, pedigree and conformation. We are looking forward to her future here at DDungård.
Marius is our last Maximus foal and in a lot of ways the best one we got. He is super adorable with a beautiful head, balanced body and nice straight legs. Marius is very friendly, yet bold and confident. With just a few hours old, he had already tried out some moves. Just like his dad, Maximus, he has a fantastic ability to round through the neck and poll.
We have named him after his grandsire Bakkens Marius
Totilas is a foal we were excited about before he was even born! Knowing that we will get a grey dun is one thing, but the cross between Tsjalle and Faski was very promising in regards to movement, disposition and conformation. Totilas is definitely living up to our vision. He is incredibly personable, is built and moves like the perfect baby Fjord. We have named him after Tsjalle's ancestor Totilas and honoring the famous dressage stallion Moorlands Totilas, who passed just recently. DD Totilas has big shoes to fill, but he is already on the right track.
Trajan is the third colt born this year and a full-sibling to DD Kermit (2020). He had a super quick and uncomplicated birth on a beautiful afternoon and is continuing to take everything stride by stride. Trajan is nicely put together and will be a very fun and functional horse for dressage, driving, and trail riding, besides his desire to jump over logs at only 12 days of age! Trajan is extremely independent, social with other horses and loves to interact with people. We are thrilled for the first WHITE dun Tsjalle foal to hit the ground!
Vivian is the adorable product of a collaboration between Sunnyside Farms and DDungård! She is out of Sunnyside's grey dun Danish import mare Vikkelsoe's Kunst and DDungård's homebred white dun stallion Siljar! We are super excited how this cross worked out. Vivian is a big white dun filly with lots of bone on a big framed body. Her head is dishy and she has the sweetest personality! We are very excited to see how this girl is going to mature!
Ani sneaked her colt out 14 days early and even though we had an close eye on her due to her history (4/5 foals were snuck out), she was not even bagged up and really soft last night and was turned out on pasture with the rest of the mare-foal gang. It was a nice surprise this morning when we looked out of the window and saw something small and white in front of Ani's feet. Both Ani and Spartan are doing really well. Placenta looked perfect and he was up, dry and nursing. Even though we weren't there when he was born, he is just super personable, friendly and loves attention. He looks like a "mini-me" of his daddy Siljar and there is no question that he also is a white dun.
The last but not least exciting foal of the 2021 foaling season is DD Hera, a gorgeous white dun (red and grey recessive) filly out of Ironwood Helena and sired by Tsjalle. Since we bought Helena at an older age, we are thrilled to have a wonderful filly from her to go forward with in our breeding program. Hera was born 21 days early, but has been very strong and determined right from the start. She is blessed with Tsjalle's amazing disposition. We are excited to see what the future brings for Hera - the goddess of family and fertility and queen of Olympus.
Confident, curious and personable are the words describing our first 2020 foal by Tsjalle and out of Kjella the best! Kermit was born with a huge appetite for milk, but also hungry for life. He is enjoying every minute and everyone who is visiting him. Kermit is super independent and luckily Kjella, as a first time mother, is okay with that. His personality is all daddy, with just a super cute and adorable head and and well put together body.
Even though the birth was uncomplicated, Magnus had a little rough start in life. His dam Ani is known for dropping her foals about 2 weeks before due, but this one she cooked extra long. Therefore, Magnus is the biggest foal we EVER had. Due to his size his legs were contracted in the front which caused him to have a difficult time nursing and standing on his own for a very long period of time. We took him to WSU for treatment and he is on an excellent path of improvement. Magnus means "power house" and suits our first Maximus foal in every way!
Our first 2020 filly is just absolutely perfect in every way and we LOVE the cross between Megan and Tsjalle! Tweety is elegant, refined, leggy and suited with an awesome neck and very good conformation through the body. Even though we would have loved to keep her for our own program, Tweety is going to have a very bright future as a broodmare and dressage Fjord with her new owner. Congratulations on this stunning filly!
Valia is a grey dun filly by Smedsmo Graen and out of the Danish import mare Vikkelsoe's Kunst by Max. Vikke is the only Max daughter in North America and we are over the moon excited to now have these genetics in our breeding program. A HUGE thank you to Wendy Bauwens from Sunnyside Farm, who owns Vikke, for making this possible!
Taavi is a variant form of David and means "beloved" and "adored" and really suits our super adorable colt by Tsjalle out of our Orka daughter Lillian very well. He has a cute refined head and is build very balanced through his body. Taavi has a quiet easy going personality paired with a uphill, leggy and compact conformation. We are again VERY pleased with this cross!
DD Torben was born at 11 am on a beautiful sunny day. He is a very personable, sweet, curious and confident colt out of our red dun mare Ironwood Danne and by Tsjalle. He has been very strong and brave right from birth and we are looking forward getting to know him more.
DD Joline is a stunning brown dun filly, who has just an amazing, sweet personality, a very balanced body and incredible markings. Joline is red and grey recessive and has a double wither stripe on both sides! She has an adorable head and is big and leggy. Joline is a half sister to DD Jorina, who we retained for our breeding program and are looking forward having both sisters, who are certainly different, to watch grow and develop.
Malibu is impressive uphill mover out of our supple junior stallion Maximus and Helena. This white dun colt is super leggy and has just exceeded our expectations! He is a clot that seemed to get the best from both parents. Since Maximus moved to his new home in Michigan, we have decided to keep Malibu and raise him as a stud prospect!
DHF Lilly by Montano delivered her 14th foal and last foal of this season. DD Maximus Jr. by Prince Maximus Sur Mer is a huge brown dun colt with substantial bone and just a super personable and friendly disposition. Like all of Lilly's foal, Maximus is build very correctly. He will be growing up with his half brother Magnus and we couldn't have asked for a better place for him!
Taro was the first foal born at Dungård this year and is Tsjalle's first foal in North America! He is super athletic, fun and extremely functional. Taro is named after his grandfather (Tsjalle's sire) and has the Japanese meaning "first son born" and indicates the following traits... "strong, heroic, masculine, abundance, prolific, melodious, stand up, upright, watchtower". We thought his name is suites him in every way.
The Easter Bunny brought us this stunning grey dun colt out of our Mogly daughter Megan! Tajo has not just an impressive pedigree (Tsjalle/Mogly/Prydarson), but beautiful conformation and a very sweet disposition. He is Megan's first foal and we are very impressed with the quality she produced and also how easy, calm and confident she was as a first time mother!
Jorina is a breathtaking white dun filly out of our red dun mare Jorun and by Siljar. We just love how this cross worked! She is leggy, has good bone but is still refined and has a beautiful eye. Jorina has shown from the first minute that she has a HUGE personality and we are thrilled to raise this beauty and see how she matures!
Born on May Day, Flora is named after the Roman goddess of flowers and spring. This leggy filly is by Thorsten (Torsetblakken x Thilde by Plutonikk) and out of LVG Faski (Prydarson x Skjenna Gard Fiorgyn by Felix). We are very happy to now have something from Thilde back in the program, who we lost to a strangulating lipoma in November. Welcome Flora, our little flower!
Silvianna is just the filly we were hoping to get! She has a beautiful, refined head, is big and leggy and has a great disposition. Silvianna likes to move (unlike her mom), but is also calm, gentle, friendly and really likes people. We just love how this cross worked! Silvianna will take over her mom's place in the breeding program and we are excited to see how our first filly by Tsjalle will mature.
This guy has it all! Tjalve is super functional RED DUN colt out of our Orka daughter, Lillian, and by Tsjalle. He is beautifully put together and also has a very gentle and friendly mind.
Our first foal born at the new farm in Valley, meet DD Tjorn. Mr. Presence is Lilly's 13th foal and again beautifully put together. Tjorn is on his way to be big with tons of bone and muscle.