Horses are a grand passion. T began a long time ago, with a grandmother who loved the horses.
Her family were sawmill owners. The horses of the day 1900 – 1930 were the draft horses who worked in the woods snigging logs , hauling loads to roadside and general farm work.
So between the books and the trips to stables, including the Halifax Police Department for their open house and Sackville Downs to walk through the stables and watch the races, between the age of birth and 3 years the passion began. Having to wait until 10 years old to start the first riding lessons at Bengall Lancers in Halifax, was a test of patience for my parents hoping it would pass. From there to camps to other stables to eventually purchasing a Draft Thoroughbred cross to breeding champion horses, the passion hasn’t left.
From the introduction to the heavier horses, the gravitation to the warmblood breed with the Thoroughbred was a natural fit. Originally beginning with a draft mare and crossing her with a quality Thoroughbred stallion, we bred a number of successful field hunters and show jumpers. These horses competed in the eastern USA.
In 1995 the opportunity arose to purchase the Black Latvian Warmblood stallion Jumars. We then purchased a young North American bred Thoroughbred/Warmblood mare Niagara ( Zeoliet/Ramiro Z/ Regency Lace(TB/Regency Lane(TB)) . This combination has produced our brood mare band. The mares are of sound limb quiet temperaments, and athletic movers. All black bays of uniform size. Qualities which we see in their offspring.
During early 2000 and for a number of years we ventured into the Quarter Horse world, showing on the Western Pleasure circuit. We purchased the Quarter Horse stallion Hickory Dickory Hot, whom we bred to Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred mares to produce Hunt Seat prospects and a few western pleasure horses. Hickory Dickory Hot by Hot Rodders Jet Set produced many champion hunt seat and western pleasure horses, good minds well built flat knees and good movers. So for awhile our farm had a Quarter Horse breeding program and a Warmblood breeding program.
For a few years at this time we bred Thoroughbreds for the track in Ontario. Although the foals didn’t race they are doing well in eventing. A fun time.
In 2008 we phased out the quarter horse program to concentrate on breeding sport horses for the Hunter/Jumper and 3-Day event Disciplines. Our herd is evolving . It has been an adventure in the horse world . The horse has given us the opportunity to meet many wonderful people across North America. This passion isn’t going to stop any time soon. We hope you enjoy our site and if you are in the area stop in for a visit we’d love to see you.
There are a number of breeders in our area producing top quality sport horses. Plan a weekend to tour the farms enjoy great scenery, shopping, history and restaurants.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!