As we travel on our journey of life, friends will come and friends will go. There are some that will leave an indelible mark on our hearts. This page is dedicated to our much loved 2nd cross Andalusian BJORN who graced us with his presence and made our lives richer for having known him and shared time and space with him.

BJORN was a beautiful proud gelding bred by the elite GOFA stud. His sire was the PRE dressage stallion JUGUETONO I and out the dam AGNETHA a 1st crossed Andalusian whom herself was by the imported stallion ANIMOSO VII and out of a standardbred mare named MIDNIGHT STAR. This combination of breeding resulting with BJORN - a true champion and a heroic example of the partbreed Andalusian.

BJORN was purchased as a yearling and this is where the lifetime friendship between Barbara and BJORN begun. During this time the Andalusian breed was not as popular as it is today and the AHAA was still relatively new; yet this did not deter Barbara and together with BJORN they campaigned the breed endlessly with other fellow members, which resulted in more classes being created at agricultural shows and the popularity of the breed grew.

BJORN and Barbara trained hard, spending many hours correcting advanced dressage moves, climbing mountains to gather strength and not to mention the grooming that was involved to keep his rich brown coat immaculate. This dedication resulted in years of BJORN and Barbara being unbeatable in all partbred Andalusian events - Trophies, bagfuls of ribbons and many titles left in their success such as the prestigious Bodeguero Trophy which BJORN won many times.

Everyone would remember BJORN carefully carrying a young Victoria in all tiny tots and costume classes, he knew a little girl was on his back and walked with pride knowing he was being a good boy! This temperament made BJORN a much loved member of the Davies family and to this day we don't forget his beautiful presence around the property and he his truly missed.

TRANQUILO LODGE donated "THE GOFA BJORN TROPHY" to the AHAA for the winner of NATIONAL RIDDEN PARTBED ANDALUSIAN - this trophy represents a class BJORN won endlessly and is a true memorial of a champion