Bonfilia, or Bonbon as she is affectionately called in the barn is a spectacularly talented mare for the jumper ring. She’s been developed slowly with a professional start as a 3 year old, and then brought to the home farm to mature and grow up. She was started back up again in her 5 year with a very solid dressage foundation and occasional work over fences. Now into her 6 year old year she is looking for someone to take on her continuing education and develop her to her potential.
Pedigree: Sire is Bon Balou (Balou de Rouet/Argentinus/Landadel), and dam is Rivalia, a mare by “I am Graf Royal” is is by the legendary Graf Gotthard Z. Damline also contains greats such as Ramiro, Amor and le Mexico.
Bonfilia carries a high percentage blood and is from a mare who consistently produced very good jumping offspring when bred to dressage stallions. It was time to try breeding her to a good jumper sire instead and see what she could produce.
The result is Bonbon, a very bold, athletic and powerful mare who is showing us a tremendous amount of scope and talent for the jumper ring.
Bonbon comes from a family of talented jumpers including this mare West River in the video below, who is sired by Westporte, a dressage bred stallion that’s used predominantly for the hunter ring. She is a successful Eventer, winning the Indoor Eventing Challenge at the Royal Winter Fair with a crazy 16 second lead over two rounds. With her owner she was the highest placing Junior and highest placing Canadian at the CCI 1* at Bromont that same year with a 6th place finish. The family has tremendous power and athleticism and we have big hopes for Bonfilia to be developed to her potential over fences.