Who is Flotren?
..Flotren is one of the finest Norwegian Fjord Horse stallions in North America. He was imported from Norway as a six-year-old in 1999, by Darryl Wolford and the late Julie Will of Old Hickory Farm in New York. Darryl and Julie brought him to the United States to be their herd sire and to improve the Fjord Horse breed in North America. Now Flotren is owned by Don and Heather Torgenrud and makes his home at Fjelldalengård in Western Montana.
..Flotren is one of only a few Norwegian Fjord Horse stallions in North America to have undergone the rigorous Norwegian station testing and evaluation process. His scores were impressive, both in conformation and performance, as a three-year-old and at the five-year-old station testing. His scores for performance as a five-year-old were the highest awarded that year. In this country he received some of the highest scores for conformation and movement ever given a stallion at the American evaluations. Click here for more information on the Norwegian evaluation process and Flotren`s scores.
..Flotren is sired by Hertug out of Seira, 1st Pr, by Tunfeld. Seira is the fifth 1st Pr. Mare in a row on the dam line. Click here to view Flotren`s pedigree.
Beautiful Inside and Out
..With his refined head and perfectly proportioned body, Flotren is undeniably beautiful. With his animation, high action and straight-as-a-die movement he is a pleasure to watch. His high conformation and movement scores speak for themselves on these points. But that is only a part of who Flotren is. He is a unique individual with great character.
..Flotren has the sweet disposition that is a hallmark of the best of his breed. The Norwegian evaluators described him as `calm and easy going` and gave him 9 points out of a possible 10 in disposition.
..Flotren has a forward attitude and loves to work. A superior athlete, he enjoys competing and with a rider can clear a four-foot jump. Tim Jedra, Flotren`s long-time trainer at Old Hickory Farm (it is Tim you see with Flotren in the pictures on these pages), often took Flotren to shows to compete, jumping against much taller breeds whose riders had to admit that the `pony` was serious competition.
..Flotren is always alert and curious and enjoys being in the middle of whatever is going on. He is earnest about his job as herd sire, continually leaving the shelter of the barn, even in snowstorms and sub-zero weather, to walk his paddock and check on the other horses.
..Flotren is keenly intelligent and playful. At the Libby show in 2004, Tim carefully washed, shined and groomed Flotren, then put him in his pen to await the halter class. Flotren started pawing and acting like he was going to roll in the dirt. Tim pleaded, `No! Please buddy, don`t do it!` Flotren continued the act, with Tim saying, `You wouldn`t!` He never did roll, but he did keep teasing Tim.
..All of these qualities--from physical beauty to a forward attitude--are the qualities that mare owners look for, and they make Flotren the exceptional stallion that he is. Norwegian Fjord Horses - Mare & Foal