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Brandon, Manitoba - The Mare Premium system was unveiled in 1997 at the National AGM in Missisauga, Ontario. It has taken 10 years since the Elite Mare award was initially announced to make the first presentations. At the National AGM held in Brandon, MB, March 31, 2007 the association was proud to honour five deserving mares and their owners. Topping this list of outstanding mares is one who is no stranger to recognition, having produced six Canadian Warmblood foals including the 2000 SPT Champion and the 2005 SPT Reserve Champion.
<< Left: Davos and Joe Selinger in an undated file photo.
>> Right: Joe & Edda Selinger of J.E.S. Breeding Farm with Carthago Sun I, 2001
Davos AB-APPR234-89 MM, a 1989 Holsteiner mare by Schampus out of Talenta by Landggraf I, was bred by Gerd Magens and imported by J.E.S. Breeding Farm of Alberta for their breeding program. Davos (1989 - 2002) earned 15 points from her progeny, including:-
• Cappuccino AB-625-93 S - licensed son
• Carthago Sun I AB-698-96 S - 8.00 on licensing; SPT; approved son
• Calida AB-[CAN]1713-00 MM - 7.50 on inspection; 8.16 on Riding Horse Test
• Carthago Sun III AB-[CAN]2105-01 S - 7.90 on licensing; SPT; approved son
J.E.S. Breeding Farm also claims the first Canadian Warmblood mare to be awarded this honour. Their farm-bred Colibri AB-308-89 MM by Caletto I out of Ladybird by Latus II is the dam of 11 CWHBA foals. Her progeny include ‘Cita 2000’ featured last issue having been exported to Germany. They earned her a total of 10 points on mare inspections, Material classes and Riding Horse tests.
Another long time Canadian Warmblood breeder and founding member of the association, MJ Farms were recognized with two Elite Mares: one a farm bred and the second a mare owned in the partnership of Nan Morrison, MJ Farms & Elise Lavigne. MJ Farms is the partnership of sisters, Mara and Jennette Coote of Olds, Alberta.
<< Pictured at left, Jennette Coote accepting the Elite Mare plaques from Chairman Chris Gould right, & Vice-Chair Colleen Embree-Jay at left.
The MJ Farm bred Anglo-Arab mare, MJ Sweet Georgia AB-APPR288-79 P2 by Abi Sha Polka out of Ordian xx by Sorb xx is listed as the dam of 7 Canadian Warmblood foals & one entered Trakehner daughter. MJ Sweet Georgia garnered her 10 points from five of those progeny, earning points on mare inspection, in Material classes, in Riding Horse Tests as well as her own inspection premium.
Weragonia AB-APPR4-79 MM, an imported Hanoverian mare by Wedekind out of SPS Aragonia by Argentan is listed as the dam of 6 CWHBA foals, including the sadly deceased approved stallion MJ Fusion; premium daughter Falou, herself awarded a 5 point Production Premium; ‘TC’ a Hanoverian entered daughter and an FEI dressage competitive Westfalen son.
Entered Trakehner mare Hela APPR853-80 M (pictured at left) by Matador out of Halbinsel by Tornado, owned by Jettin Rose Farm of Manitoba, has 3 registered CWHBA progeny & also used points earned by her Trakehner registered progeny as well as her own inspection premium.
Hela, at left, is the dam of 3 approved Trakehner sons, premium entered daughter Heidi QV, who herself was awarded a 3 point Production Premium, and a material class winner.
Added: May 15, 2007
Updated: March 22, 2008