- General Information
September 3, 2006 - National Tour: Stallion Licensing; with Mares and Foal Futurity following stallion Licensing all at Riverside Stables, Richmond (Results below)
September 3: Foal Futurity ... Riverside Stables (Results below)
September 16: Kamloops Mare Inspection with foal evaluation
September 17: Enderby Mare Inspection with foal evaluation, at Hanoverian Sport Horse Farm
September 22: Courtenay Mare Inspection with foal evaluation
October 5 - 8: Canadian Performance Futurity classes at the Thunderbird International Horse Show. All 3 divisions being offered.
With gorgeous sunny skies, and a slightly cooler day, Riverside Stables was a great venue to host this year's National Tour. Many thanks to owner Linda English for her sponsorship of this event. Also kudos to Sandy Alexander & Lisa Poirier for the set up of the facility over the previous week ... chute ready to go, the Grand Prix field mowed and the triangle set ,as well as a jumping course for stallions doing the Riding Horse Test.
Of 7 stallions presented, 3 were licensed including the BC Licensing Champion Stallion, von Burggraaf (Burggraaf x Neloma, Ahorn) owned by Ed Bowerman and presented beautifully by Eliza Hunt. The dam was imported in-foal. von Burggraaf is very much a jumping specialist as his pedigree would suggest, and earned 9's for his jumping scope and technique and for his walk. His owverall score of 7.78 places him as the top stallion in Canada of the 2006 Tour. Congratulations.
Also licensed were:
<< Weltwynd, a 5 year old Hanoverian by Weltmeyer out of a Wendekreis dam, owned by Georgia Clement of Vancouver and shown by Isauro Flores. Photos by Southern Designs.
Mare Inspection & Foal Futurity
Judges: Eve Mainwaring, Colleen Embree Jay, Joan Moore.
Champions of both the Mare Inspection and the 2006 BC Foal Futurity were the mare and foal combination presented by Su Bright of Shamrock Farm in Aldergrove. Her home bred NA/WPN mare, Promise of Peace, by Idocus out of Jontue ster by Nebelhorn was awarded a premium. Her stunning colt, Inner Peace, by the CWHBA entered Dutch stallion Ikoon, was a show stopper with his elegant look and super movement.