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The joy of breeding a Canadian Warmblood champion

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Padmé

By Chris Gould / CWHBA
Photography: Grayt Designs; Mara Coote; Private collection

When an amateur rider decides to become a breeder there is not always a clear path to the horse of their dreams. Breeding is a risky business for those riders that hope to upgrade their competition hopes, by breeding a better mount.

The journey can be fraught with disappointment and setbacks. It may be a long road, but it is often a rewarding one.
Tammie Fulton, a long time CWHBA member and enthusiastic amateur dressage competitor, knows the long journey to success well. Her horse Keizerin (barn name Zee) is by Consul (Nimmerdor x Purioso) and out of Padmé (MJ Fusion x Ferro). She bred her and has ridden her through her entire show career, racking up an impressive list of successes in the dressage ring, culminating in 2023 with three USDF awards, Canadian Warmblood First Level Open and AA All-Breeds Champion, as well as a Rider Performance Award and a Horse Performance Award.

Tammie Fulton and Keizerin ‘Zee’ at RMSJ Show ‘Tilted Tiara’

In Tammie's words, her story is interesting: “She was for sale until I sat on her when she was three. She is so wonderful to ride. I fell in love with her and decided to keep her. We are blessed enough to be able to spend our winters in Arizona and show down here. The USDF show year is October 1 to September 30. Since I’m here October through April, I manage to get half the season in. I also get the summer show season in Alberta.”
She continued by saying; “We had a great year last year riding First Level in both the US and Canada. We topped the list for All-breeds for Canadian Warmblood and we also achieved both a USDF horse performance award and rider performance award for first level in the US. In Canada, we achieved an EC bronze medal rider award and a bronze medal horse award. In Alberta, we earned a rider performance award for our scores of both training and first levels. We also won the Dressage at RMSJ series for 2023, which was a lovely $500 prize for first place for AA/Jr over all the dressage shows held at RMSJ for the season.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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