OF DREAMS NORWEGIAN FJORDS
WELCOMES YOU TO OUR REALM OF
THE ‘FJNOMINAL FJORD’ HORSE
OF DREAMS NORWEGIAN FJORDS is
located in Eugene, Oregon, in the heart of the emerald green
Willamette Valley, just one hour inland from the Pacific Ocean.
OF DREAMS is a year ‘round training, boarding, and
breeding facility owned and operated by myself, Gayle, and
my husband, Pat.
raise Norwegian Fjord horses and currently have the largest
herd in Oregon. We stand two stallions. Our senior stallion
is the world renown reining Fjord, Woodland’s Dustin. Our
junior stallion is Johan, a 1999 gray dun.
1985 Pat and I were happily breeding, training, and showing
Quarter Horses on our ranch in Libby, Montana. The founding
fathers of Libby decided to produce a Scandinavian festival
to boost the community’s sagging economy. The festival would
be named Nordicfest and would be held in the fall of each
year. It would include ethnic food booths, numerous types
of entertainment, and a parade.
that parade were two very unusual horses which we had never
seen before. They were called Norwegian Fjords. They were
buckskin colored (Norwegians refer to them as brown duns),
with a dark dorsal stripe that literally ran from their head,
through their mane, down their back, and clear through to
the end of their tail. The hair on the outside of their mane
was white and the hair on the inside of the mane was black.
It was cut in a crescent shape with the outer white hair cut
shorter than the inner black hair. They reminded us of a Trojan
following year during Nordicfest, 9 Fjords came to Libby.
They were basically put on display in the city ballpark. Some
were saddled, some were pulling carts, and some were decked
out in a pack string.
were no overnight facilities for horses at the fairgrounds
at that time, so those Fjords were boarded at our place.
each of those Fjords arrived at our ranch and were unloaded
from their trailers, they looked around to see where they
were, rather shrugged their shoulders and looked at me as
if to say, “When’s dinner?” There was no fussing, dancing
around, or screaming as is often the case when we receive
of the Fjords were put in a pasture together. They looked
around a bit and began grazing. We laughed and asked one of
the owners how in the world they could tell them apart? You
see, 90% of Fjords are the brown dun color. They all looked
alike to us! Pat said at that time he thought we should own
some of these horses.
following year the Pacific Northwest Fjord Promotional Group
decided to put on an all-Fjord horse show in conjunction with
Nordicfest. That show has since grown to one of the largest
Fjord shows in North America, often boasting of over 100 Fjords
in attendance. That is quite a significant number when you
consider that there are only about 5,000 Fjords between Canada
and the United States!
that show grew, I began receiving Fjords in my barn for training.
The first one was a 2-year-old stallion named WOODLAND’S DUSTIN,
owned then by Chip Lamb of Sandpoint, Idaho. Therein began
our lifelong love affair with this incredible, versatile,
“Fjnominal Fjord” horse. We have become convinced that these
are the horses that God created for His angels!
Fjords’ distinctive appearance and kind temperament have hooked
us forever. They are truly the little horse with the big heart
capable of doing everything from pleasure riding to driving
in harness to being your BEST FRIEND!
invite you now to roam our realm of the mystical, magical,
Norwegian Fjord horse, but a word of caution before you enter
- Fjord horses are like potato chips - you can’t have just
~~~~ their eyes will mesmerize you!
Field of Dreams
Norwegian Fjord Horses
28690 W. 11th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402