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Founded in 1972, our goal has always been the production of quality warmbloods to have as a friend and competition horse.  Although the following article was written in 1992, our philosophy remains the same.  Our mare herd has been fine tuned for the best riding qualities and our older stallions are all proven at the FEI levels of dressage.  When we breed to an outside stallion, we chose those with great riding qualities, proven in competition.  We truly enjoy the task of fitting horse to rider.

For an informative article about Warmblood Breeding written by Jean Brinkman for Warmblood Magazine, Click HERE

The Following Article is used by permission from the USDF, and taken from the USDF BULLETIN, Volume XIX, Number 4.



Meet the Brinkman Family!


(left-right  Shannon, Jean, Erin, Roy & Jason.  Martini stands in back with dogs Maggie, and Vamp, Brink and Killer  in foreground.)

Warmblood Breeding Philosophy

The proof of a breeding program must always come through the results of competition and here we have had great success. Our specialty is dressage and a large number of our sales horses compete in this field earning an incredible number of USDF Horse of the Year and Breed awards. 

We've added eventing back into our competition schedule with great success. As the years have progressed, a substantial number of our Trakehner and Swedish homebreds have entered the hunter field, earning many championships.Although we breed with FEI gaits and quality in mind, our primary goal is to place our horses in loving homes where both horse and rider will progress to their own level at a comfortable speed.   Quite frankly, not all FEI horses are the happiest, while a well loved first level horse not ever living up to his potential can be the most rewarding and rewarded of horses.  The enjoyment and accord between horse and rider can be seen and appreciated at any level of competition.

We consider this our breeding reward.

Contact Information:

Valhalla Farm
14872 47th Road 
Wellborn, FL  32094
(386) 963-4619   |   (386) 963-4620 FAX

Wellborn is located in North Florida between Lake City and Live Oak.  It's near Interstate 10 and 75, about halfway between Tallahassee and Jacksonville.

The closest commercial airports are Jacksonville (1 Hours), Gainesville (1 Hour), and Orlando (3 Hours).  The closest private airports are in Live Oak and Lake City.  From the Jacksonville airport, take 295 South, to I-10 West, just as you are exiting the airport and follow directions below.

From East/West:
Take Interstate 10 to exit 292, Wellborn, SR 137 South. (about 70 miles starting in Jacksonville)  Take 137 South through the small town of Wellborn, about 6 miles.
Cross Highway 90 and then go 1 miles to the first limestone road, and turn right. (138th Road). 
(There's a Valhalla Farm Sign!)
Go 1 miles to the entrance of Valhalla Farm on the left.  Sign is out front.

From North/South:
Take Interstate 75 to exit 427, Lake City, Highway 90.  Go West about 10 miles on 90. Turn left on SR 137. Go 1 miles to the first limestone road and turn right. (138th Road). (There's a Valhalla Farm Sign!)
Go 1 miles to the entrance of Valhalla Farm on the left.

Motels Located Within 15 Miles of Valhalla Farm:  This is just a few of the motels.
Dynasty Inn
(Ask for Valhalla Rate!)
(386) 752-6262
Holiday Inn
(Lake City)
(386) 754-1411
Days Inn #10835
(Lake City) 386-752-9350
(800) DAYS-INN
Comfort Inn
(Lake City)
(386) 755-1344
Best Western
(Lake City)
(386) 752-3801
Jameson Inn
 (Lake City)
Rodeway Inn
(Lake City)
(386) 755-5203
(Lake City)
(386) 755-9306
Motel Six
(Lake City)
386 755-4664
Country Inn and Suites
(Lake City)



Valhalla Farm
14872 47th Road 
Wellborn, FL  32094
(386) 963-4619   |   (386) 963-4620 FAX

Page updated Wednesday, March 27, 2013