About Us

Jonsson Quarter Horses is a family owned business and breeding program operated by me, Silja Krisin Jonsson…

The “SK” breeding vision is to produce a strong, willing, conformationally correct, kind, talented, all-around, three event [cow horse, cutting and reining] horse. We hope to produce quality offspring that can, and will, excel in any western performance horse discipline. We are focusing on strong maternal bloodlines in our program and own horses by some of the best sires in the industries. The SK initials in any AQHA registered horse should indicate quality, not quantity, and we aim to bring our program to a higher level for each generation…

We live and operate our business in the north part of Sweden. We have owned & raised AQHA performance horses since 2012. These several years in the business have given me much knowledge about the equine industry and especially the three major western events [cutting, cow horse and reining]. Numerous trips to the U.S. have helped me get a strong foundation to build a solid program around. However, I stay humble, and believe that there will always be more to learn. I strongly believe in the term ‘horsemanship’ and I strive to become a better horse[wom]man every day. I make it my mission to offer the best quality care possible for our loving family members.

Genetics and breeding have always been a great passion of mine, but that shouldn’t come as a surprised as we’ve raised reindeer for all my life. Breeding horses is a responsibility I don’t take lightly, each combination of individuals is as important as the other. When combining two horses I consider conformation, mind, trainability, talent, temperament and looks. Not always is the highest
money earner/producer going to be the best choice for my mare, sometimes it’s the junior stallion that matches best with a certain mare for what I aim to produce. My goal is that the horse-material should improve with each generation going forward…

“I hope to produce a great minded individual that is suitable for any and all three western disciplines.”

I realize that the market in Europe is somewhat limited compared to the one in the U.S.A. and sometimes the general quality of horses might reflect this. But I won’t let that stop me and I will continue to breed for the American standards. I hope to produce big time money earners despite my location, individuals with talent enough to earn money at the big arenas. I know the road to success is going to be long, but I’m determent to make it and won’t rest until I’ve accomplished my goals.. I’m looking forward to many, many years in this industry…

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2019 and forward…
Going into 2019 I was excited. Our band of horses had grown significantly during the previous few years. We had a stallion by Metallic Cat in professional training [USA] on track for the futurities and we had several high quality broodmares running around our pastures. We had been very, very fortunate in the past…

But hitting a bump in the road is expected every once in a while. Because of personal illness we had to sell-out. My health didn’t let me work as I used to. It was one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make. We sold almost all of our horses during the spring and summer of 2019, but I clinged on to my special mare Candy [SK Candybox]…

Going into 2020 I’m still excited. It’s been a very special year, with many hardships, but I’m trying to stay focused on the future. I have many dreams, goals and ambitions left although they may have been postponed a few years. I still have this one mare, our best mare ever, homegrown SK Candybox. She’s back into training after raising a foal [by Wimpys Littlecolonel – that sold to a show home]. She’s progressing better than every before. I hope to breed her in 2020 to a good – good stallion… Stay tuned!