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2009 National Stallion Licensing Tour - B.C. Venue - RESULTS
September 3 - National Stallion Licensing Tour & B.C. Foal Futurity
Hosted at: Juniper Hill
11892 McGowan Road, Winfield (just east, outside Kelowna)
HOST Anna Hunt-Binkley, Juniper Hill
A huge thank you to the Interior members who came together to organize this venue in Lake Country (Winfield) to showcase the beautiful interior of our province to the National Team of Fritz von Blotnitz (Germany), Eve Mainwaring (Ontario), Jennette Coote (Stud Book Committee Member, Alberta) and provincial Senior Inspectors Marilyn Powell and Sandy Alexander.
The facility at Juniper Hills was magnificent and our host, Anna Hunt-Brinkley, most gracious in welcoming us to her beautiful farm high in the hills overlooking Okanagan Lake. A storm threatened to cancel our plan to use the wonderful grass field for the triangle, but fortunately it passed through in time. The footing was excellent with both the Stallion Licensing and the Foal Futurity entries able to strut their stuff on grass. Past National Director, Julie Pilon of Lumby was a very efficient ring steward and the schedule ran very smoothly. Thanks also to Uli Boss, Rob and others who assisted with the chute.
Of 4 stallions presented, 3 were licensed ... results and photographs below. Champion of the site was a tall growthy 2-year-old colt owned by Sam Schacke of Nadsila Ranch in Prince George. 'Canadian Jazz' was bred by Brenda Stewart of Alberta, with Sam having purchased his dam, the well known Falou, in-foal to the international Dutch dressage star Jazz. This colt showed lovely elasticity earning a '9' from the team along with correct gaits, and fairly good scope / technique in the jumping chute.
Also licensed were the young stallions Weltmann D.C. & Fabian presented by their owners & breeders, Robert/Theresa Kirsch of Telkwa and Michael Rabe of Enderby respectively. Weltmann D.C. showed considerable talent for dressage as one would expect from a son of Weltmeyer, while Fabian was the jumping topper following in the footsteps of his GP jumping sire, Florian.
Local members prepared a veritable feast for lunch with a barbeque, all the fixing and more 'goodies' and fruit than could be consumed by all those in attendance. To Janice Tindall of Salmon Arm and her crew goes a most heartfelt thank you for all their work in preparation and set up of this marvelous spread. It is always pleasant to have a relaxing break to visit with other breeders and the judging commission over a great meal. Names of other volunteers will be added as we know them.
The Foal Futurity ran after the lunch break and was won by the Sagnol filly owned by Andre Sigmond of Armstrong. Look for a complete report and photographs of the Futurity on this page. B.C. Foal Futurity
Congratulations to 3 newly Licensed BC Stallions: