Looking back at 2022 -> and looking towards the future.
2022 was a FABULOUS year. Felda (For Romance x Hotline) was named the top Canadian-bred Hanoverian foal. This is the 2nd time we have received this huge award! Never did I imagine that we would receive this once, and definitely not twice! Being a 'relative' newbie to breeding (started in 2016), we are just astounded at how our breeding program has really been put on the map!
Aria, our Floriscount mare, has arrived. And she is a complete love bug. Very people oriented. I cannot wait to ride her ... but first she will need to have a baby or two. She is our first to foal, starting in May. Hopefully the maidens give us no issues!!
Pics of the farm in March, Aria with Clay, and the 2019 Fabregas x Fidertanz on her way to winning with 77% and above at her first show under saddle.
We are excited to be moving forward again with some new broodmares and also welcoming Felda (the Canadian champion) back into our herd. Felda will grow up here, and then be off to school. Do her mare performance test, try and get some ET foals from her, and put her in training with big name rider. Also by chance, a neighbour, has offered us a few of her mares who we have followed for years. How could we say no to these two mares! And bonus, they are 10 minutes down the road!! Perfection!
A little tease. The first mare is a Premium mare by the stallion of the Century, De Niro. And the second mare is a Dutch mare (!!) out of a RCMP stallion. Both superb producers, who I have followed for years, and one mare even goes back to Kathleen Richardsons' program. Neat to see how it all ties in.
Poor Clay will have to build a few more buildings for our ever expanding herd. Our barn will be on hold until the prices come back down, but the plan is to clear off the back field, level it, re-seed and fertilize. Add a run in with stalls attached. Also put in the outdoor ring and water to each field. Then we will be set for all the mares, their babies, and the fillies we will keep to carry on the LRH legacy.
That is all for now. More as the snow melts :)