Dungård

Dungård DDungård, LLC is a Norwegian Fjord Horse breeding and training farm located in Valley, Washington. We offer services in breeding, training and are the North American dealer for Brockamp Bareback pads. We are standing Tsjalle & OFI Siljar at stud.
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Beautiful Flora!
03/28/2020

Beautiful Flora!

Filly, Brown dun, 05/01/2019 Thorsten x LVG Faksi by Prydarson

These two yearlings came along to Riverside Park on Monday as well. DD Jorina (Siljar x Havenwood's Jorun) and DD Silvia...
03/27/2020

These two yearlings came along to Riverside Park on Monday as well. DD Jorina (Siljar x Havenwood's Jorun) and DD Silvianna (Tsjalle x Silvia) had a great time at the trail course and playing in the arena afterwards. Such a fun outing and opportunity for exposure to new things!

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,owned by Natalie Mercer
03/25/2020

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,
Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,

owned by Natalie Mercer

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,
Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,

owned by Natalie Mercer

Faksi @Riverside
03/24/2020

Faksi @Riverside

Mare; Grey dun; 06/17/2015;
Prydarson x Skjenna Gard Fiorgyn by Felix

We took Maximus, our coming three year old stallion, to Riverside Park yesterday and enjoyed the empty park, arena and t...
03/24/2020

We took Maximus, our coming three year old stallion, to Riverside Park yesterday and enjoyed the empty park, arena and trail course.
Maximus will be breeding in Michigan with Pat and Warren Hofert this breeding season. He is not fully done with growing and maturing yet, but he has such a huge potential, super supple movment and is really easy to train - definitely one to keep in mind for the 2020 breeding season and beyond!

Stallion, Brown Dun, 2017
Bakkens Marius x Bluebird Lane Oriole by Mogly

We had a very educational day with Lilly at WSU Veterinary Teaching hospital. Lilly had not stopped producing milk after...
03/19/2020

We had a very educational day with Lilly at WSU Veterinary Teaching hospital. Lilly had not stopped producing milk after we weaned her foal last September. A hormone blood test indicated that she is low(er) on Estrogen and so we had an appointment with her today to see what's going on and if the baby is doing okay. Good news is that her baby is in really good health and very active! Lilly wasn't excited about the trip, but had her enjoyment in using the ultrasound probe as a scratching tool for her belly and then had to get constantly distracted from it by vet students feeding cookies. At the end she seemed to like the trip ;-)
Lilly is coming 22 years old this year and carries right now her 14th (!!!) foal. Due to her age and some ongoing skin irritations that she had over the last three years, the doctors assume that she is developing Cushings that is throwing off her hormones. Due to the pregnancy it can not get tested or treated until her foal is weaned.
Other findings of today: Lilly weights 1,250lbs and has a body condition score of 6. She has a heart beat like a 12 year old and is otherwise in excellent shape.

.... and she is going to have a baby boy in August!
Anybody who is interested in a colt out of Lilly by Maximus, let us know! Should be big and supple and have TONS of presence! :-)

Stinking cute and he knows it!
03/17/2020

Stinking cute and he knows it!

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,
Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,

owned by Natalie Mercer

Mare, Red Dun, 2005, Ironwood Blitzen x Helle by MonarFor Sale
03/17/2020

Mare, Red Dun, 2005, Ironwood Blitzen x Helle by Monar

For Sale

Mare, Red Dun, 2005, Ironwood Blitzen x Helle by Monar

For Sale

With heavy heart, we have decided to be offering our lovely red dun mare Ironwood Danne Ekstrom for sale. Danne (Ironwoo...
03/16/2020

With heavy heart, we have decided to be offering our lovely red dun mare Ironwood Danne Ekstrom for sale. Danne (Ironwood Blitzen x Helle by Monar) is confirmed in foal to Tsjalle for a July 2020 foal. It is no fault of her own, we just have too many projects at the same time going on.
Feel free to contact if you are interested and for more information!

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,owned by Natalie Mercer
03/12/2020

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,
Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,

owned by Natalie Mercer

Colt, Brown dun, 2020,
Tsjalle x Kjella by Silver Flyer,

owned by Natalie Mercer

Birth announcement!  Almost two weeks past her due date, we finally welcomed Kjella's colt this morning at 4 am into thi...
03/10/2020

Birth announcement! Almost two weeks past her due date, we finally welcomed Kjella's colt this morning at 4 am into this world. DD Kermit was born with a huge appetite and the birth has been uncomplicated and fast. Both Kjella and Kermit are doing well. Kjella is very easy and relaxed as a first time mother and doesn't seem to be bothered that Kermit is very active, curious and loves to use those legs.
More pictures are going to follow when he is unfolded.

First pregnancy's of the year are confirmed! Greta is confirmed in foal to Maximus and Faksi is confirmed in foal to Tsj...
03/08/2020

First pregnancy's of the year are confirmed! Greta is confirmed in foal to Maximus and Faksi is confirmed in foal to Tsjalle!
Tsjalle is pretty much booked out for the spring and early summer and might only have a couple openings in the later breeding season. Siljar has a few more spots available. Feel free to contact if your are interested. Please contact Dun In Farm (Pat and Warren Hofert) for breeding to Maximus!

Due to the wonderful sunshine, Maximus went for a nice walk out in the big field. He is definitely a confident boy, who ...
03/03/2020

Due to the wonderful sunshine, Maximus went for a nice walk out in the big field. He is definitely a confident boy, who didn't mind at all that today's session was not in the arena.
Maximus will be breeding in Michigan this year!

Stallion, Brown Dun, 2017
Bakkens Marius x Bluebird Lane Oriole by Mogly

We at DDungård are so grateful for our collaborative relationship with Wendy Bauwens and Sunnyside Farms and feel that i...
02/25/2020

We at DDungård are so grateful for our collaborative relationship with Wendy Bauwens and Sunnyside Farms and feel that it is through collaborative efforts such as these that, together as conscientious breeders, we can keep the Fjord breed strong and help it thrive in North America!

Picture: Vikkelsoe's Kunst

Another blessing is that Sunnyside Farms is partnering on a foal swap program! As collaborative breeders, we have determined mares, stallions and genetics that would compliment each breeding program and will be swapping foals!

Ddungård has been hosting our mare Vikkelsoe’s Kunst (pictured below, bred to Smedsmo Gråen) for the winter and anticipates her foal with great excitement! Ddungård is also the home to a lovely mare, Lillian (bred to Tsjalle) who is due to have an outstanding foal relatively soon as well. By swapping foals, each program can broaden their genetic variation and compliment bloodlines.

Super exciting stuff and we are so thankful to have Ddungård as friends, affiliates, cohorts and colleagues.❤️👏🙏🏻🍀🧡

Thank you, DDungård for the lovely photo of Vikke!

Breeding season is right around the corner (or has already started)! While we are awaiting Tsjalle's first 2020 foal, it...
02/25/2020

Breeding season is right around the corner (or has already started)! While we are awaiting Tsjalle's first 2020 foal, it's time to get your booking in to breed to this wonderful stallion. Tsjalle is a sweet and caring stallion, an athlete with tremendous work ethic and desire to please. His foals are personable, easy and athletic. Tsjalle can sire any color foals, depending on the mare. Genetically, he can get bred to any mare on the continent to produce registerable offspring.

For everyone who has already contacted us, please confirm your booking, so we can schedule your mare in. First come, first serve. ;-)

Stallion, Grey dun, 2011, Taro x Hila by Havik III

Our lovely Prydarson filly, Ronja, is developing nicely. She measures 13.3hh as a coming two year old. She is going to b...
02/23/2020

Our lovely Prydarson filly, Ronja, is developing nicely. She measures 13.3hh as a coming two year old. She is going to be a good size girl with miles of leg and tons of elegance!

Mare; Brown Dun; 06/12/2018; Prydarson x Arøy Eimina by Ronnjo

Fluffy Flora (7 months old) is enjoying the sunshine today! We are all so happy to have a break from the rain/snow.
02/02/2020

Fluffy Flora (7 months old) is enjoying the sunshine today! We are all so happy to have a break from the rain/snow.

Filly, Brown dun, 05/01/2019 Thorsten x LVG Faksi by Prydarson

01/31/2020
Gio Eventing

Come and join Gio and Amber at the cross country course! I could just watch it all day!

Some people might have wondered why we didn’t advertise frozen semen from the Dutch, red dun stallion Gio last fall, sin...
01/29/2020

Some people might have wondered why we didn’t advertise frozen semen from the Dutch, red dun stallion Gio last fall, since we were planning on having him collected and semen shipped to the US. But life is changing for everyone and has its ups and downs.
We are honored that Gio’s owner has decided to have Gio come to us and live at Dungård!
Gio will have his last breeding season in the Netherlands in 2020 and we are planning on standing him for live cover in Valley, WA, USA starting in 2021! Additionally, we will be offering fresh and frozen shipped semen for everyone who is farther away, but doesn’t want to miss out breeding to this extraordinary red dun stallion.

Gio has lifetime breeding approval in the Netherlands and is also approved for breeding in Belgium. He has approved offspring in the Netherlands as well. He received an honorary medal from Fjord Horse International in 2019. Gio is competing very successfully in eventing, jumping and dressage.

We have been following Gio and his journey for almost 5 years now and still can’t believe that we will be standing him starting next year. We saw him in person in 2017 and it just strengthened our opinion that he is the nicest red dun stallion we know of! He is built really well with exceptional breed character, a dream disposition and a breathtaking look.

Due to the number of our mares we are planning on breeding to him, he will be available for only a few outside mares in 2021. Feel free to contact us and book early to reserve your mare a spot!

A HUGE thank you to Gio’s owner Amber Ver for entrusting us with her red prince! We are more than excited to have him and are looking forward to his great adventures in America!

Faksi is coming along nicely.  We had a lot of stuff going on this summer and didn't get as much time on this girl as we...
01/19/2020

Faksi is coming along nicely. We had a lot of stuff going on this summer and didn't get as much time on this girl as we would have liked to, but are now catching up on some training. Faksi has made great process from her first ride in July to going out in the field walk and trot just by herself (and ignoring Greta at home who had a fit ;-) ). She is currently ridden with double reins, one on a soft 3 piece snaffle and the other one on a soft S Hackamore. Especially for young horses we find it important that they do not learn to asociate the bit with steering, but to carry it softly in her mouth.
Anyway, we are looking forward to seeing Faksi develop more under rider and we are planning on breeding her this spring to Tsjalle.

Mare; Grey dun; 06/17/2015;
Prydarson x Skjenna Gard Fiorgyn by Felix

Stallion, Grey dun, 2011, Taro x Hila by Havik III
01/17/2020

Stallion, Grey dun, 2011, Taro x Hila by Havik III

Stallion, Grey dun, 2011, Taro x Hila by Havik III

Kjella and Danne showing off the new custom leather rope halters. They are our first prototypes and there will be more! ...
01/02/2020

Kjella and Danne showing off the new custom leather rope halters. They are our first prototypes and there will be more! We love the look of these halters and since they are made out of leather, they can break if the horse gets itself in a sticky situation. We are playing with different styles, nosebands, sizes and are even hoping to have different colored nosebands (matching to the Brockamp pad colors) soon.

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.Merry Christmas from...
12/24/2019

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.
Merry Christmas from the Dungård team!

We are excited to announce that our new website has now transferred to our domain www.ddungard.com !Unfortunately, trans...
12/24/2019
DDungård, LLC - Norwegian Fjordhorses, Brockamp Pads

We are excited to announce that our new website has now transferred to our domain www.ddungard.com !

Unfortunately, transferring our emails didn't go as smooth and we haven't received anything sent in the last 24-36h. If you sent something our way in the last couple days, please resend it. Thanks so much!

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 Cha...

Tsjalle's new favorite job - cattle duty! Never thought  a horse from Germay would have so much fun pushing cattle back ...
12/15/2019

Tsjalle's new favorite job - cattle duty! Never thought a horse from Germay would have so much fun pushing cattle back to the other side of the river.
After moving them yesterday already, the cattle took off as soon as they saw him.

Stallion, Grey dun, 2011, Taro x Hila by Havik III

Bring some color to your winter riding! We just received our new order of Brockamp Special Bareback pads and have stocke...
12/06/2019

Bring some color to your winter riding! We just received our new order of Brockamp Special Bareback pads and have stocked up on some nice colors! Black, brown, grey, forest green, dark blue, jeans blue, turquoise, beige, yellow, rust, red, purple and for the first time pink pads are now in stock and can get ordered via PM or our online shop www.brockamp-pads-usa.com

Our beautiful yearling filly Ronja. Growing up nicely!
12/03/2019

Our beautiful yearling filly Ronja. Growing up nicely!

Mare; Brown Dun; 06/12/2018; Prydarson x Arøy Eimina by Ronnjo

Happy Thanksgiving from the Watanabe family and the DDungård team! - Dan, Ingrid, Elisa, Eliot and Denise
11/29/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the Watanabe family and the DDungård team! - Dan, Ingrid, Elisa, Eliot and Denise

Our beautiful stud muffin Maximus is such a good boy. He is super trainable and easy going. Can't wait to see him trotti...
11/18/2019

Our beautiful stud muffin Maximus is such a good boy. He is super trainable and easy going. Can't wait to see him trotting with a rider. We are lucky that this handsome guy is staying until next spring/early summer with us in Washington, before moving to his new home in Michigan.
Last chance for PNW mare owners to breed to this handsome guy!

Stallion, Brown Dun, 2017
Bakkens Marius x Bluebird Lane Oriole by Mogly

Last night it has been excatly a year ago that we lost our beautiful mare Thilde. It still hurts like it was yesterday a...
11/03/2019

Last night it has been excatly a year ago that we lost our beautiful mare Thilde. It still hurts like it was yesterday and we are missing her every day. May you rest in peace and we hope you are now running in a big grassy field with your foal and are showing Riena, Griffon, uncle Pluto and the others your BIG fancy trot!

Officially introducing our latest blond addition: Ironwood Danne Ekstrom. She is a 14 year old red dun mare, sired by th...
10/22/2019

Officially introducing our latest blond addition: Ironwood Danne Ekstrom. She is a 14 year old red dun mare, sired by the stallion Ironwood Blitzen by Gjest /Holunder and out of the mare Helle going back to Solar. Danne was very shy when she arrived in August and has come a long ways since then. She is getting sweeter and sweeter very day, seems to be willing and enjoys every minute we spend with her. We are super pleased that Danne is confirmed in foal for a July 2020 foal by Tsjalle!

Mare, Red Dun, 2005, Ironwood Blitzen x Helle by Monar

10/21/2019

Some of our favorite pictures of Tsjalle! Enjoy!

Better late than never ... regarding the post and the horses 😬Same location, same great news: Our senior mare DHF Lilly ...
10/12/2019

Better late than never ... regarding the post and the horses 😬
Same location, same great news: Our senior mare DHF Lilly and our new white dun mare Ironwood Helena both confirmed in foal to Prince Maximus Sur Mer at the Deer Park Vet Clinic this week. We are very excited to see how these crosses are going to turn out! For Lilly it is going to be her 14th foal (!!!!) ... for Helena her first 😂 . Both mares are due in August.
DD Taro Locke came along as well to get his Health and Coggins done and to get his microchip.

Good news from the Deer Park Vet Clinic! Our two red dun mares Havenwood's Jorun and Ironwood Danne Ekstrom are both con...
10/03/2019

Good news from the Deer Park Vet Clinic! Our two red dun mares Havenwood's Jorun and Ironwood Danne Ekstrom are both confirmed in foal to Tsjalle for late summer 2020 foals. We hadn't planned on breeding Jorun back this year, but due to changes in the breeding plan, it seems like the right way to go. Coming down lines of easy breeders, Jorun fortunality took with only one cover at the end of August and is due for a late July foal. Ironwood Danne Ekstrom is a mare that we haven't officially introduced yet. She is a 14 year old maiden mare, who joined our herd in early August and is also due for a July 2020 foal. Both foals are available for in utero purchases.

We would like to introduce one of our newest additions to our broodmare herd. Ironwood Helena is a beautiful white dun m...
09/08/2019

We would like to introduce one of our newest additions to our broodmare herd. Ironwood Helena is a beautiful white dun mare sired by the red dun stallion OH Wynn (Flotren x Braggen) and out of the white dun mare FC Madellin by Modellen/Haugull. Helena is very refiend mare with a gorgeous head. She is a very uphill mover with tremendous ability to bring her hocks underneath herself. We are looking forward to how she is going to cross with our stallions in the future!

Mare, White dun, 2005, OH Wynn x FC Madellin by Modellen

09/08/2019
Maximus First Ride

Our Junior stallion Prince Maximus Sur Mer, a.k.a "Super Max" had his first riding experience this week! He is super sweet, calm, trainable, willing and confident. Super Max was totally relaxed with having a saddle, bridle and rider on for the first time, even going over tarps and into the creek where he seemed to enjoy "cooling off" in the water... and all this in his first 30 minutes under saddle! This is the temperament that we want in our Fjords and our breeding stock. We are really looking forward to his first crop of foals next spring!

09/07/2019
Maximus First Ride

Our Junior stallion Prince Maximus Sur Mer, a.k.a "Super Max" had his first riding experience this week! He is super sweet, calm, trainable, willing and confident. Super Max was totally relaxed with having a saddle, bridle and rider on for the first time, even going over tarps and into the creek where he seemed to enjoy "cooling off" in the water... and all this in his first 30 minutes under saddle! This is the temperament that we want in our Fjords and our breeding stock. We are really looking forward to his first crop of foals next spring!

DD Tajo
08/15/2019

DD Tajo

Taro showing off his new halter! Sara Jongsma
07/30/2019

Taro showing off his new halter! Sara Jongsma

Colt, 2019,
Tsjalle x Ani by Peppertree's Christian,
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Maximus mounted the phanom and got collected on Friday for the first time. He had a dozen people watching him and did aw...
07/30/2019

Maximus mounted the phanom and got collected on Friday for the first time. He had a dozen people watching him and did awesome, even though he managed to get one leg over the mare... probably needed a security blanket with that many spectators. ;-)
Semen analysis showed 70% motility.
If anyone is intersted in a late breeding opportunity, Maximus is fit and has room for some mares. Feel free to contact if you are interested.

Stallion, Brown Dun, 2017
Bakkens Marius x Bluebird Lane Oriole by Mogly

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3258 HWY 231
Valley, WA
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DDungård, LLC 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 Fjord Horses that exemplify the breeds 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. Dungård is standing OFI Siljar, Tsjalle and Prince Maximus Sur Mer available for live cover to registered Fjord mares. Check back regularly for exciting developments! Dungård is proud to the the only North American dealer of Brockamp Special Bareback Pads! Thank you so much for your interest in Dungård and the Norwegian Fjordhorses. Please feel free to contact us about sale horses, our breeding program, training methods or Fjords in general!

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Tsjalle's yearling son Tsjelle!
Dan... thank you so much for allowing us to do the clinic at your gorgeous place today. The fjords are just beautiful! Chenoah is still grinning about being able to ride Sylvia! It was truly a pleasure to meet you and enjoy the arena setting!!
We don't care about breeding season - our stud gets worked and ridden all year round. If stallions are mentaly not able to do training and breeding next to each other, why would you want to reproduce that? Fjords are known and appreciated for their temperament. We make sure that our foals are from stallions that are clear headed and don't need to be locked up from April to September because "they can not get worked during breeding season".
Siljar at the canter!