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Pikardi


T e Road to the International Ring


one hundred years for equestrian sports to evolve to their present state. Even a few years ago internationally competitive horses could be “discovered” in a back pasture somewhere. Today that will rarely happen. T e sports have become so challenging and competitive, and the horses are so intensely selected, that most elite horses are the result of planned breedings and well managed rearing and training programs. To help track our future stars,


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the CWHBA has partnered with Ogilvy Equestrian, a Canadian manufacturer of high quality equestrian products, to implement Year End and Summer Circuit Awards. In 2011 Unbelievable (Oxford x Senore) had an outstanding year winning the level one dressage year end and leading the Summer Circuit for several months. At the other end North Ridge Farm's rising star Troy (Indoctro x Flipper) won the level three jumper award. By tracking the success of


our horses throughout their careers we can identify the rising stars. Certainly luck plays a role, especially when matching the right horse with the right rider. Nevertheless Canada, breeding less than a thousand Warmblood foals each year, manages to have a high rate of success. Top bloodlines, wide open spaces, ideal growing conditions and talented trainers have all contributed to their success.


50 September/October 2012


fter only twenty years, Canadian Warmbloods are making their presence known in the international ring. It has taken centuries for Warmblood horses to develop into today's modern sport horse, and it has taken about


Buenos Aires


Some notable examples of the growing list of Canadian Warmblood current and former international performers.


After Shock (El Futuro V / Apalatin); 1992 gelding Grand Prix Jumping Rider: Ian Millar Breeder: Barbara Taylor, ON


Buenos Aries (Bajazzo / Arkansas); 1997 gelding Canadian Olympic Three Day Event – Beijing Rider/Breeder: Sandra Donnelly


Lindor's Finest


Lindor’s Finest (Eastern Ruler / Farn); 1997 gelding Grand Prix Dressage Rider: Ute Busse Breeder: Dorita Kozak, ON


Lucas II (Lucino Z / Zantos); 1996 gelding Grand Prix Jumping Rider/Breeder: Tammie Phillips, BC


Pikardi (Pointmaker / Diamont); 1992 gelding WEG Dressage – Canadian Team Rider: Bonnie Bonnello Breeder: Northern Sport Horses, MB


Simply Ahorn


Simply Ahorn (Ahorn / Landfriese II); 1992 gelding Grand Prix Jumping Riders: Erynn Ballard and Nick Skelton Breeder: Canterbrooke Farms, ON


Starlet (Starman / Llanarth Math Ap Braint); 1995 mare Grand Prix Jumping Rider/Breeder: Tammie Phillips, BC


Valentine II (Vulcaan / Tiki Tez); 1995 mare ParaEquestrian – Beijing Olympics Rider: Jennifer McKenzie Breeder: Heather Heier, BC


VDL Ulano (Indoctro / Nimmerdor); 2001 gelding Grand Prix Jumping Rider: Karen Cudmore Breeder: Hogendoorn Sport Horses, ON


Vitanna (right leader)


Vitanna (Kadans / Reve Du); 2002 mare Combined Driving Driver: Deb Laderoute Breeder: Valerie Wilson, AB


Photo: Cealy Tetley


Photo: Dieter Busse


Photo: Linda Scott Harris


Photo: Lorraine Hill


Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders’ Association Photo: © clixphoto


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