The mares at Briar Hill Farm represent top US and European bloodlines. Our mares have a record of performance and versatility. We select top stallions to make the best match for each mare. We are careful to breed for quality conformation, good movement, excellent temperament and trainability. Foals born at Briar Hill receive careful handling from birth on. We use TTEAM methods, gently teaching each foal to be cooperative, balanced and responsive. All foals are taught good basics in handling and manners.
Burlwood Zoe (Solar x Zeera): The beautiful and elegant Zoe has won at competitive trail and first level dressage. Zoe was a flag carrier, representing Norwegian Fjords at the opening ceremonies at Equitana USA. She's led the Fjord drill team and with FH Bella has given exhibitions of choreographed jumping. I don't think that I've ever ridden a more fun horse than Zoe. She passes on her beautiful head and neck, sloping shoulder, strong hind quarters and "joie de vie" to all her foals. Zoe placed 2nd in Produce of Dam at the 2001 Fjord Show. Zoe is bred to the imported stallion, Saethersblakken for a May '04 foal
Hertel (Stording x Carjo) 3.pr : Imported from Holland and approved for breeding by Norwegian Judges, Hertel is strong, solid and moves with elegance and power. She excels at driving disciplines. Her foals have her uniquely beautiful head, strong bone, lovely neck, and powerful quarters. Hertel's foal Danser, by Hostar, is a successful stallion standing at Fawn Creek Fjords in Colorado. She produced a handsome colt by MVF Hegdal and an exceptional filly by Prydarson in '03
MVF Raiya (Ramstad x Froya): Raiya received a blue ribbon in the American conformation evaluation. Her long, balanced movement and powerful gaits make her an eye catcher in the dressage ring. Her foals are always stunning with fabulous reaching movement and great temperament. We are eagerly awaiting a foal in '04 by MVF Hegdal
FH Bella (Montano x Elda) 2.premie : Refined and elegant, Bella has represented Fjords at local and national exhibitions riding and jumping wearing no bridle. She jumps over fire, walks on bubble wrap and plays ball. She's light and sensitive and patient enough to teach beginner riders. Bella has a 2nd premie in the Dutch Evaluation system and is approved for breeding by Norwegian judges.
Breeding Fjords at Briar Hill Farm
Bryhyl Lydia, by Solar
Hertel, Aryel, Zoe and Tzevi at the 1997 Fjord Show in S.Woodstock, VT