The Midwest Fjord Horse
MIDWEST FJORD HORSE
BLUE EARTH, MINNESOTA
July 25 and 26, 2017
Join Fellow Fjord Owners for a two day horse show!
July 24th, 7 pm
Double Play on 6th Street, Blue Earth
July 24th- Mini clinics (to be determined)
If you plan to attend with horses, please make sure your stall reservation is sent to Diane Whitney by July 8th (Diane Whitney, PO Box 641, Winnebago, MN 56098). The class entry process will take place at the show..no need to pre-enter. There are a great variety of classes for everyone! The goal is to have fun, regroup with old friends, and meet new friends! If you have any questions, reach out to Jessica Reuterskiold ([email protected]) or any of the other board members.
by: Kay Van Natta
The Spring meeting in Oronoco MN was really interesting! The Facility was gorgeous, we had good attendance and several people were kind enough to bring ponies so everybody had a chance to have different kinds of hands on experience.
Phil Odden talked to us about Fjord body types and condition levels and we had good examples to look at from one end of the Fjordhorse spectrum to the other…draft types to sportier types. He then went on to show us the ground handling, foundation piece of the Family Fjord Evaluation test – basic things that we all want our ponies to be able to do to make them good and reliable partners.
After lunch, Heike Lewandowski presented her clinic on desensitizing our horses to some of the strange and mysterious things that can present themselves on a ride or drive. The ponies that attended represented a wide range of age and worldly experience as well as body type so it was really interesting to see the various reactions to weird stuff they had to go over, around or through…especially the things that made scary noises as well!
Now on to Blue Earth! The show falls on July 25th and 26th this year and we’re really hoping you can come. And bring your ponies! There will be lots of classes to try – in hand, showmanship, English, western, driving (with all their attendant youth classes) and gaming. We’re also planning to to put on a number of free clinics the afternoon/evening before the show begins to give you a look at some of the things you might want to try over the following days. And we’d love to know what kinds of mini-clinics you’d be interested in seeing at that time. Blue Earth is always fun and one of the chances we get to actually see everybody!
In addition to BE and the Spring meeting, we’ve been thinking that it’d be nice to add other times to get together…maybe for trail rides, or interesting open shows, parades or Nordic/Norwegian events who’d like to have one of the Norwegian national horses on display. We’d be glad to hear your ideas and find out what nifty stuff is happening or available in your neighborhood.
Meanwhile, have great Spring and may we all move from snow, to frozen mud, to regular mud, to Summer asap! Birds are lined up outside my barn door so I better get out there and start grooming. You should’ve seen the avian rally when I shaved off everybody’s mane last week! I’m pretty sure there’s not a bird’s nest in northwestern Oakland county that isn’t lined with blond hair.
Fjord Coloring Books on Amazon
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Whether you are young or old, these delightful coloring books need to be added to your Fjord horse collection.
Check out the ad in the “Classified” section of this website.