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Standing at Stud – His Querido 2012 Oldenburg

His Querido is standing at stud at VandenBrink Warmbloods in Niagara.  This young promising Oldenburg stallion is from world renowned bloodlines.  He has fantastic gaits, a lovely jump and is super rideable.  He’s won his very first show under saddle the very competitive Lieutenant Governor’s Cup Qualifier in front of judge and Olympian Peter Gray.  He placed him 1st out of 32 horse in the Under Saddle and 2nd in the in-hand component the Governor General’s Cup Qualifier.  At the Royal he placed 6th under saddle and 7th in hand.  He will be shown training level dressage next summer and start working over fences.    He is licenced with the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association.

SOLD Alana

We’re happy to announce Alana a 2009 Canadian Warmblood mare is now SOLD.  She is by Apiro, bred in partnership with Scott Erwin of Niagara Falls Ontario out of his mare Valid Wire xx (Valid Appeal xx/Birdonthewirexx).   Alana is a tall, beautiful and athletic mare, who is a keen and talented jumper and lovely mover.  We’re happy to hear she’s found her match with Pam and look forward to following their future successes in the show ring.

VandenBrink bred horse wins Indoor eventing at Royal Winter Fair

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Waylon Roberts riding West River, the 2008 mare by Westporte out of Rivalia by Graf Royal won both rounds of the Horsewear Indoor Eventing Challenge at the Royal Agricultural Winter fair.  The speedy combination won with a 16.4 second lead over the two rounds.  West River is 3rd generation of our breeding program.

Photo and video credit Tracy Hanes

The following is the video of their Second Round

West River is owned by Skye Levely and also has significant successes with Skye’s daughter Caileigh including a 6th placed finish at the Jaguar Bromont CCI* making her the highest placing Junior and Canadian rider.

VandenBrink fillies perform well at the CWHBA Open Breed show.

We took the girls (2015 fillies) out to the CWHBA Open Breed show to be shown in the CWHBA Foal Futurity as well as the Open Foal class.   It was great to be able to show in front of different judges at the same venue.  Sirique came in 2nd place and Bonfilia in 3rd place in the Foal Futurity in front of the judging panel of Christian Poschung, Andrew Dalnoki and Jill Stephen.   Sirique had a blast flying around the very large ring at a canter and gallop but didn’t show much trot which hurt her scores.  Under judge Lorraine McDonald in the Open foal class she tied for 2nd, and was declared Reserve Junior Champion.

We’ve decided to retain both these fillies at this point in time as potential broodmare prospects for our own herd.  Sirique is by Sir Gregory out of Unique by Gribaldi.  Her mother is an exceptional individual and very good producer.  Bonfilia is by the late Bon Balou, out of our mare Rivalia, a powerhouse mare who produces good movement as well as a powerful athletic jump.

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SOLD – Riversong

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SOLD – Bon Vivant

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Bon Vivant is now sold. Congratulations to Joanne from St. Lazare Quebec. Fortunately I don’t have to say goodbye anytime soon. He’s staying with us until his two year old year to grow up in our young horse development program. We are now offering boarding service for foals born at our farm.

Bon Vivant and Special Edition receive excellent scores and comments at their foal inspection.

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Had a great time at the Clinic and Inspection at Elite Equine in Fenwick. It was a long and very hot day, but nice to have 2 of the babies inspected. We’ll be going to the Orangeville inspection with the other two. The boys scored well with very positive comments from the inspectors. Bon Vivant (Bon Balou/Viva Voltaire/Maraton) (chestnut) showed off his athleticism by leaping through the air, and cantering and walking very well, but unfortunately didn’t show much trot. He really didn’t want to follow mom and decided to take the ring time being an adorable goofball. He received an overall score of 7.75 including a 9 for General Impression and Development and 8s for Conformation and Breed and Sex Type.  Special Edition (Special D/Redwine/Gribaldi)(bay) stuck with mom like he was supposed to which makes it much easier to show the gaits.  He ended up with an amazing score of 9.  His mom is back in foal to the same stallion.  Both foals are for sale. 

VandenBrink Stallion Wins Lieutenant Governor’s Cup Qualifier

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His Querido (aka Hans) wins the Lieutenant Governor’s Cup Qualifier on August 30th at RCRA.  He placed 2nd in the Governor General’s Cup Qualifier.  These are qualifying classes for the Royal Winter Fair for 3 year old Canadian Bred Sport Horses judged on Conformation and Movement.  The LG cup is shown under saddle and then lined up with saddles removed to assess conformation.  For the GG Cup the horse is presented in hand.  The Judge was Peter Grey.  His Querido is by His Highness out of Querida by Quattro B.  We’re going to the Royal!!