CWHBA Open Breed Show 2016


We took 2 foals to the CWHBA Open Breed show.   Special Effects (Special D x Restique (Redwine/Gribaldi) wowed the crowed with her big bouncy movement.  This filly has all kinds of power and Elasticity and placed 3rd in her foal  class.

His Rival the first foal by our young stallion His Querido out of Rivalia (Graf Royal/Kadans) won both foal classes, the Foal Futurity and the Open Foal Classes in front of different judges.  He ended up Reserve Junior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.



We’re happy to announce that His Querido (aka Hans) is now also approved for breeding with the Canadian Sport Horse Association.  He received very positive comments on his conformation, gaits and performance in the jump chute.  He finished highest scoring stallion of the day with a 78.5.  More details to follow.


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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