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.
Well it’s a Wrap. Saying goodbye to 2020 with the year end results of the CWHBA Ontario Inspection tour. I’m thrilled to announce that His Querido’s foal His Royalty won BOTH the Foal Futurity and Open foal class of the tour. So happy with Hansy for consistently producing super movement and beautiful type to make winning foals for their owners. This super foal is now sold. Congratulations Sarah Smith. We are expecting a full sibling in 2021 that is available for sale.
Frederika and her owner and rider Juli Kovacs had a super show debut at Angelstone this year winning the First Level with an impressive 68%. Frederika is the third generation of our breeding program and is by the Westfalen stallion Freestyle out of Rivalia who is by Graf Royal out of Riverdale by Kadans. Both are Premium mares.
Juli says: “Frederika has the best temperament ever, she is very cuddly on the ground, but very energetic under saddle. She is an overachiever, always wanting to work. But very sensitive”.
We work hard to match quality mares with quality stallions, and raise them to the best of our ability to prepare them to be great riding partners and friends for their new owners.
We have several quality youngsters available out of this same family. Contact us for more information.
We presented 2 young mares from our program for Mare inspection at the Niagara site of the CWHBA Ontario Inspection Tour. It was held as part of Niagara’s Finest Horse Showcase.
Bonfilia is by Bon Balou out of Rivalia (I am Graf Royal/Kadans). Her mom and her granddam were both bred by VandenBrink Warmbloods and also earned their premium awards. Bonfilia is a superb jumper prospect and is for sale.
Special Effects is by Special D out of Restique (Redwine/Gribaldi). Both her dam and Granddam are also Premium mares and they received the distinction of both being the highest scoring mare the year of their inspection. Special Effects is currently in training with Karl Pacey of KJP Equestrian in NIagara.
So nice to get an update this week from horse I sold years ago. West River a 12 year old and first foal of our mare Rivalia was spotted earlier this week at a clinic in Ocala with her new owner and rider Shannon O’Hatnick. They make a great team and I look forward to seeing them develop their partnership in the showring. I love this photo of her showing her braveness and talent on cross country. We have a few more confident, athletic fillies out of the same mare looking for their show ring partner. Thanks for noticing her Jenny Jelen and making the connection.
His Querido is getting to be know as a stallion who stamps his offspring He rather consistently produces his beautiful head, strong and smooth topline and good feet and legs. 4 Foal Futurity winners in 3 years of breeding. Several have now been backed and are proving to be easy to handle and very straight forward to start. We look forward to updates from their development under saddle.