By Chris Gould
Photography: Private Collection and Peter Llewellyn
The Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association recently celebrated its 10,000th horse registered, and lucky breeders Heather and Marshall, of Ingersoll, ON, will receive a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion. It’s a great way to start off their breeding careers, since this was their first foal.
Heather first became involved with the CWHBA as a young breeder, and travelled to England in 2015 as a member of the Canadian Young Breeders team competing at Hartpury College, site of the WBFSH International Young Breeders Championships. She continued her involvement as a junior judge and became Ontario Chapter vice president in 2019.
Heather took what she learned in the young breeder program and applied it to her breeding choice, selecting a stallion that complemented her mare’s strengths and weaknesses. Canadian bred Beau Balou (Bon Balou x Calypso de Moyon) was chosen for his size and compact body type as well as his athleticism. The mare Olive II, a chestnut tobiano former show hunter, and now Marshall's pleasure horse, has a fabulous disposition, but had a longer frame and needed more height. The resulting filly, born May 19, 2020, Beaux Art ON-[CAN]10000-20 G is an eye-catcher who was sold shortly after weaning... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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