Our Horses
Our Horses

The Fjordhorses of Bluebird Lane

We are pleased to introduce you to the members of our Fjord herd! Our herd of Fjord horses usually numbers between six and twelve individuals. Besides Mogly and our core group of mares, we generally have a few young horses we are bringing along, and some sales prospects in the works. The details of each horse can be seen by clicking on their name below.

Mogly (ster, prestatie)
  • Stallion, 14.2 hh (147 cm)
  • Cannon Bone: 8.5 in (21.5 cm)
  • Colour: Brown Dun (mother is grey)
  • Mosby X St.Pr.St Inka by Illiano
  • Date of Birth: 1998-04-03
  • Breeder: Josef Borsbach, Germany

Mogly

Mogly is an imported Norwegian Fjord approved breeding stallion. He has been ranked a Ster – 1st Klas stallion and Prestatie stallion. These are the top designations possible in both conformation and performance.

Mogly was born in 1998. He was bred in Germany by Josef Borsbach.

As a 3 year old Mogly was approved as a breeding stallion, being the top prize-winning stallion at his stallion licensing in Aachen Germany! He went through the 30-day performance test, achieving the impressive score of 83%, including scoring 9′s for temperament in all categories of testing.

Mogly stood at stud in Belgium until 2007, when he received approval and commendation from the Belgium Fjord Registry for the quality of his offspring, many of which had been Champions of the Foal Evaluations in Belgium. In summer of 2007 Mogly was imported to Canada by the partnership of Bluebird Lane and Kervan Farm.

Mogly has one of the most international pedigrees of any Fjord stallion. His dam Inka is a States Premium Mare in Germany, a grey daughter of the stallion Illiano. His sire Mosby is a Federal Premium Stallion in Germany, he is by the ster stallion Havstad (Norway) and out of the ster mare Ieasy (Holland), who is sired by the Swedish stallion Toddy out of the elite mare Ulvah. Further back in his pedigree we find some very famous Danish horses.

Mogly’s genetics allow him to sire all five Fjord colours, depending on the mare he is bred to.

At his 2007 Evaluation in Belgium, Mogly received the following scores:

Breed Type 8
Conformation and Muscling 8
Leg Quality 8
Movement 9
Overall Impression 8
“Extra Mention” for Quality

The evaluators’ comments were:

Dutch: Hengst med goed type, goede belijning, goede beenstanden, ruime krachtige bewegingen, goede conditie.

French: Etalon dont le type est bon, bonne ligne supérieure, bons aplombs, allures puissantes et bonne amplitude, bonne condition.

English: Stallion of good type, good topline, good legs, big powerful movements, good condition.

Mogly’s performance test results are equally impressive:

Riding Test A
Driving Test A
30-day Test (2002) 83%
Temperament in all performance tests 9

Mogly is available for breeding to purebred registered Fjord mares. Frozen semen is available for North America, as well as semen fully approved for Australia and the EU. Frozen semen in Australia is available exclusively through Knight’s Hill Stud in Victoria.

Contact Lori for details.

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Rjelgrimm
  • Mare, 14.2 hh
  • Myrstein (Elite) X Carla (Ster, Prestatie) by Oswald
  • Date of Birth: 1996-05-09
  • Breeder: P. G. Pieterse, Netherlands

Rjelgrimm

Rjelgrimm is a Dutch-imported certified A-premie daughter of Myrstein and the ster and prestatie mare Carla (a daughter of the German stallion Oswald). The prestatie designation indicates the highest level of achievement in performance testing.

Rjelgrimm has huge powerful movements and built-in rhythm. A superb riding mare, she passes this quality to her offspring. A mare of substance with a beautiful head and great Fjord type, Rjelgrimm produces offspring who look like a Fjord should look and move with athleticism and fluidity.

A well-known Dutch studbook stallion, Rjelgrimm’s sire Myrstein has a high score for conformation and is a wonderful mover. He is an athletic stallion who is known for producing movement in his offspring. Myrstein is a ster stallion, a keur stallion, and a preferente stallion. He also holds the rank of Elite Stallion, which only a handful of Holland’s approved stallions have.

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Bluebird Lane Kestrel and Lori at Palgrave
  • Mare, 14.0 hh
  • Felix X Roza by Fjelljon (Elite)
  • Date of Birth: 2000-04-18
  • Breeder: Lori Albrough, Canada

Bluebird Lane Kestrel

Kestrel is a home-bred mare, foaled in 2000, sired by Felix (imported from Norway) out of Roza (imported from Holland). Her dam sire is Fjelljon, born in Norway and standing in Holland where he earned the rank of Elite stallion. There are only two Fjelljon daughters in North America, and the other one (somewhat curiously) is also called Roza.

Our Roza was out of a Bjorgard daughter called Lisa. This is quite an impressive dam line, with Roza’s dam, grand-dam, and great-grand-dam all being ster mares. Bjorgard himself was sired by the great Astrix and out of the Elite mare Sunngard.

Kestrel was trained in dressage with Lori, and shown successfully. At her first show, the National Spring into Dressage at Palgrave, she won a Championship at Training Level, scoring as high as 71.36%.

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Bluebird Lane Helix
  • Gelding, 14.1 hh
  • Felix X Cindy (1.premie) by Ostar
  • Date of Birth: 2005-05-20
  • Breeder: Lori Albrough, Canada

Bluebird Lane Helix

Helix was sired by the well known and respected Norwegian-imported stallion Felix and out of the Dutch-imported first-premium mare Cindy.

Both Cindy and Felix have a long list of accomplishments as quality producers, including each having had two offspring winning Gold Medals from the Netherlands Fjord Studbook! Actually four of the six Gold Medals awarded at the Ontario Fjord Show went to horses sired or produced by Felix or Cindy. What an accomplishment!

Helix brings these two desirable lines together, and exhibits his father’s flowing movement and typey head, and his mother’s kind eye and temperament.

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To see some of the horses that we have bred, raised, trained, and sold, visit our Sold Horses page.