Cynthia Madden
Board of Directors

7280 Cougar Ln
Las Cruces, New Mexico USA

I first saw a Fjord at a driving show I visited in Minnesota. I found out later it was Susan Keating showing one of Gene Bauer's Fjords. Like most people, it was love at first sight. It was nearly five years, 1995, before I bought Hjerte Barn (Norwegian for "apple of one's eye" or "heart child") and better known as Tank who was three years old. We learned to drive together and he is a great riding/trail horse. Tank has appeared as a Fjord ambassador in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico in horse fairs, shows, combined driving events, and just as himself. In 2004, I was honored with sharing my life with Starfire Chiron, known as Teddy. Teddy began his public career as a four-year old in November 2007 at his first ADT. Medical issues have kept me from competing very much for the last five years, but 2015 will begin a new era. Someday there might just be a Tank & Teddy Tandem! I filled out a two-year term as a Board Member starting in January 2006, just in time to help plan and participate in the 25th Anniversary Celebration in Winona. I was elected to a three-year term starting in January 2008 but had to resign in 2009 because of medical problems. It was a privilege and pleasure to serve on the Board and has brought me many new friends. I was very please to be asked to serve another term staring in 2015 and I am looking forward to furthering the NFHR’s goals and serving the great people who own Fjords. Please feel free to contact me at any time. And, of course, if you are in the southern New Mexico area, please visit us at High Mesa Fjords. . . where geldings thrive!