Read along to find out more about our breeding horses, philosophy, goals, and our love and dedication to the versatile fjord.
Our German import stallions - frozen, live, or used to carry in utero foals - are all licensed in Germany with DNA on record and some are also licensed in Norway and Denmark. These stallions have been evaluated at least twice, several of them, Njord, Vacceur, Dylan, have also completed performance testing. In Europe. Only licensed stallions are allowed to breed to have registerable offspring in Europe.
My foundation mares - Klosterhof's Akira and Klosterhof's Sole are both Staatspramienstute having been evaluated for conformation and having completed their performance testing in Germany. Lidona was highly evaluated but I imported her prior to her having the opportunity to complete her performance testing. Lidona's 2019 foal Lajoki was also evaluated in Germany as a foal. Linda was also evaluated in Germany and she carried Footnote's Lucinda in utero. Footnote's Saga, sadly deceased in 2020, was conceived by AI here on the farm.
Our foundation mares and stallions were evaluated in Germany and the Footnote program benefits from from these foundation mares and stallions being evaluated, licensed, and registered by a generations old, tried, tested, and true method and rigorous evaluation to strict standards. All imported are registered with Verband der Pony in Germany. I rely on our European allies for their generations of expertise in evaluation and assessment of all horses that have joined us at Footnote Farm.
All foals born at Footnote Farm and most direct imports are additionally registered with the NFHR in the US as an additional tool for accessing pedigrees and can also be registered with Verband der Pony if desired.
are proudly bred by Jenny Barnes an Equine Canada Certified Coach with 35 years of equestrian experience. Footnote Farm fjords are bred to internationally accepted breed standards; bred for correct conformation; will have 3 balanced gaits; be brave, bold, calm but forward; and be handled professionally from birth. We breed for temperament, conformation, health, and soundness for a lifetime of enjoyment.
We strive for genetic diversity while striving to breed horses that are desirable in today's North American rider's and driver's market. Following our German mentors, we have a few horses in our program that are line bred as well as we have several lines that are outcrosses. It's always a balance.
Fjords are known for their overall general health, robustness, ease of keeping, and great feet. Our horses follow that tradition. Only fjords that have excellent conformation and good health are used for breeding.
The fjord is a true jack of all trades and as such we have proven our horses and lines in many disciplines. Having performance show experience with many other breeds and disciplines allows me to find the best matches for horses and buyers.
All IMPORTED! Foundation mares:
All quality! All represent everything we appreciate about our lines: dependability, soundness, solid, brave temperaments, with moderate bone, and strong breed characteristics.
2020 baby Footnote's Lucinda out of Linda (Dylan) by Maurids
Footnote’s Aimée (available)
Footnote’s Ayla (retained)
Footnote’s Nikolai (under assessment)
Imported from Europe and by the amazing sire Dylan she has had two foals and now is enjoying returning to working life. I love her so much and couldn't be without this line in my broodmares so I imported another Dylan daughter, Linda, who's dam is closely related to Lisas's dam to take over for her.
Vajeur (click his name to go to his page as he is also one of our stallions) also one of our stallions!). He has the best canter around. This big hunk shows well in every discipline. He is brave, soft, biddable, everything you want in a fjord let alone a competition partner.
Max has been the cutest little trouble maker since birth. Strong and so well put together I just waited and waited for him to grow. We have started him now in his 4th year and he's every bit as easy as his mom.
2019 Cowboy Challenge Many Event Chilliwack, BC
2019 Max playing on photo shoot day
Vajeur Cowboy Challenge Mane Event Chilliwack, BC 2018