July 2016 - Royal Dawn is on a custom foal breeding lease and has been bred to the grand prix show jumping stallion, Vaust S for a 2017 hunter foal. Really looking forward to seeing the result of this pairing.
June 14, 2015 - Royal Dawn had a gorgeous black colt, sired by Fabregas, born at 6:05 a.m. He was very vigorous and strong at birth and met all his major milestones very quickly. This is a big, strong colt with a good type.
August 24, 2014 - Wailea and Florentyna have been sold to a wonderful breeding home in Ontario. Congratulations Christiane!
Wailea and Florentyna at their new home. Picture courtesy of Christiane.
August 5, 2014 - Royal Dawn is confirmed in foal to the outstanding Hanoverian stallion, Fabregas (Florencio / De Niro / Lanthan). This is another foal with first class bloodlines. Expected in June 2015.
May 13, 2014 - It's a filly! Wailea had a lovely black filly at 11:30 AM. "Florentyna" is a very bright, typey, strong filly who was up and nursing very quickly after birth. Filly will be registered with the Hanoverian Verband.
January 28, 2014 - Imagine That has been sold to a fabulous home in Texas. Congratulations Meredith on your new jumper prospect!
September 5, 2013 - Wailea and Rosaleigha attended the Hanoverian Verband Mare and Foal Show at Spruce Meadows. We had them both well-groomed and prettied up, and came by the stall to put on their halters to take to the ring to catch filly in the act of chewing her mother's tail, which was now all frizzy up at the top. Silly filly! No amount of brushing, fussing, or water could tame the mess, but in spite of the frizzy tail, Wailea was inspected, showed very well, and was approved Main Mare Book with the Hanoverian Verband receiving very good comments from the judges. Meanwhile, Rosaleigha was presented in the Foal Show and was awarded Best Dressage Foal. Dr Christmann of the Hanoverian Verband and Dr Brockmann of the Celle State Stud had very favourable comments regarding her lovely modern conformation and light-footed movement. Both highly recommended Rosie be prepared as a dressage and broodmare prospect. It was an amazing day!
August 16, 2013 - Wailea is confirmed 45 days in foal to Freestyle. Ultrasound showed a healthy fetus with a vigorous heartbeat. Foal is expected in May 2014.
July 2013 - With sad heart, we announce the passing of Granada, our beautiful Hanoverian mare. Granada was fully approved by the Hanoverian Verband, as well as with the Canadian Warmblood. Granada was the product of an exceptional breeding program of Lakeview Hanoverians out of an exceptional Hanoverian Pille 1188813 damline, a lineage that has produced a many breeding stallion, state premium mares and active broodmares. Granada was the last foal produced by this breeder and upon their retirement, she came to live with us in her mid teens. We were so pleased to breed her to Regazzoni from which she produced a lovely bay filly, Ryanna. Granada was Matriarch and Queen of our herd. She will be profoundly missed.
June 15, 2013 - Nicole had a beautiful buttermilk buckskin filly at 4 a.m. on June 14. She is very small, and very sweet. She stood up and nursed. However, as the night progressed it became evident that the filly was not doing well. She became blue (hypoxic) and could not maintain a normal temperature. As she deteriorated, she was unable to get get up even with help. Even with blankets, hot water bottles, and intensive vet care, she became progressively shocky and passed away at 3 a.m. on June 15. We are heartbroken and Nicole is grieving her loss.
June 7, 2013 - It's a colt, and can you say bling? Wowza! Nidoeschka sure knows how to put on the paint on her foals. This colt is sired by Banderas. He has a wide blaze and 4 very high stockings! Mother and babe are doing extremely well. Colt was up on his feet and nursing very quickly after birth.
May 14, 2013 - It's another filly! Wailea had a very pretty filly with 2 socks and white face. This is a lovely little filly who will be registered with the Hanoverian Verband. This filly is very vigorous. She was up and nursing within the hour.
May 7, 2013 - It's a filly! Royal Dawn had a lovely chestnut filly with 3 stockings and a white face. She's so very pretty! Filly is sired by Celle's up-and-coming new young stallion, Dannebrog. She will be registered with the Canadian Warmblood. Filly was up and trying to nurse very quickly.
October 7, 2012 - Busy, busy, busy! Tons of activity around the farm! We are installing a new winter paddock in time for winter. Additionally, we are installing a new line of fencing at the back of the farm. Last but not least, we are renovating our barn! We have removed all the old stalls. A new floor with nonslip epoxy is being applied and brand new permanent large foaling boxes are being installed. Subsequently, new lighting and new windows will be installed.
July 28, 2012 - Two more confirmed pregnancies! Nicole is confirmed in foal to Sagnol for a June 2013 foal, and Nidoeschka is confirmed in foal to Banderas for a June 2013 foal.
June 27, 2012 - Two confirmed pregnancies! Royal Dawn is confirmed in foal to Dannebrog and Wailea is confirmed in foal to Rascalino, both due May 2013. We are extremely excited about these foals!
April 6, 2012 - We are pleased to announce the addition of Nidoeschka's daughter to our broodmare band! Wailea (aka "Lexi") is a very pretty 16.1 hand chestnut mare, sired by Dressage and Hunter producing stallion, Westporte (Wolkentanz I - Fabriano - Egerlaender). She will be bred to Rascalino for a 2013 foal.
August 2011 - We have acquired a new Hanoverian mare. White Heather (White Star - Allround - Steuben) is a lovely, very tall, sweet-natured mare. She will be presented to the Hanoverian Verband for studbook approval once she has been confirmed in foal.
June 4, 2011 - A colt is born. Nidoeschka gave birth to a lovely, long-legged black colt, sired by Freestyle. "Freestar" was a very large colt at birth, vigorous and bright at first, but with his attempts to stand it became clear that he was unable to breathe normally and could not nurse, and our veterinarian performed humane euthanization.
March 6, 2011 - We have obtained another broodmare! Nicole is an imported Swedish Warmblood mare, approved ASVH (Sweden) and also SWANA and RPSI. "Becky" will arrive on April 3. It is planned Becky will be an Embryo Transfer Donor mare.
May 2010 - We are sad to see Lexus D'Avalon go! Lexus is a Dutch WB mare, schooled and shown to Prix St. George Dressage. Lexus will now be living with her owner in Penticton, BC.
March 2010 - In the March 2010 issue of Saddle Up Magazine, the lovely Hanoverian mare, Granada, was featured along with a picture of her delightful filly (sired by Regazzoni, born 2007).
Granada and Ryanna.
January 10, 2010 - We are very excited to add Nidoeschka to our broodmare band. Nikki is an imported Dutch (KWPN) warmblood chestnut mare with an amazing temperament and friendly personality. She is breeding-approved with the KWPN-NA, MMB Oldenburg NA and MMB CWHBA. Her pedigree is both jumping and dressage which offers us very interesting choices for breeding.
September 9, 2009 - We are very saddened by the loss of our gelding, Widush, to a sudden illness. Widush was sired by Widukind out of a proven show-jumping thoroughbred mare. Widush was equally talented in both show jumping and dressage. Rest in peace, handsome.
Widush 1998 - 2009
May 28, 2009 - A colt is born! Dutch warmblood mare, Lexus D'Avalon, successfully gave birth to a beautiful bay colt with 2 hind socks and a crescent-shaped star on his forehead, sired by Royal T. Royal Rubin, aka "Rudy", is quite a looker and already really friendly. He's going to be tall and very long-legged!
September 15, 2008 - We moved! Our new farm is 60 acres of space located near the small community of Gleichen, Alberta. No doubt, our next few years will be spent re-organizing the farm to get things the way we like, but it is a challenge we really look forward to!
June 2008 - We have a confirmed pregnancy of Lexus to the lovely young stallion, Royal T (Royal Senna - Figaro - Westminster). We are really looking forward to this foal.
April 2008 - We welcome Lexus D'Avalon, the lovely dressage-bred Dutch WB mare to our broodmare band. We are very fortunate to lease this mare for a breeding term. Lexus has been schooled to Prix St. George and has tremendous rideability, along with her friendly and kind personality.
March 2008 - We are saddened by the sudden loss of our spectacular chestnut thoroughbred mare, Come Spring, ("Spring"), who died suddenly and unexpectedly during turnout. Come Spring was a very tall, 17.1 hand mare, who elicited extremely positive comments from the warmblood judges who appreciated her powerful movement, correctness of gaits, and impressive presence. She was a sweetheart mare who loved attention and always came thundering across the pasture when her name was called. Spring had been booked to be bred to Briar 899, but it was not meant to be. Our darling mare will be forever missed.
Come Spring ("Spring") 2000-2008
June 15, 2007 - A filly is born! Come Spring has given birth to a large, long-legged black filly at 10 p.m. The new mom and babe are doing well. She's just a few hours old in this picture.
Come Spring with her newborn foal, Royal Dawn.
June 1, 2007 - A filly is born! Granada has given birth to a very nice bay filly, sired by Elite Stallion, Regazzoni. A very nice filly indeed! It was a very easy delivery for Granada and the new mom and babe are doing well.
Ryanna (Regazzoni / Goodwill / Diplomat)
Granada with her newborn foal, Ryanna.
January 6, 2007 - It was a very difficult decision, but we decided it was time to put down our elderly Arabian gelding who had been part of our family for 25 years. Deodars Hado was 34 years old and had few teeth left, yet he still loved to run and kick up his heels on turnout. He was a dream horse that every kid should be privileged to have - willing, kind, smart, patient, loyal, forgiving, versatile - he performed his best in dressage winning many, many, many titles, pony club sports and games, jumping, even some cross-country and endurance! He was never lame or sick a day in his life. He was my delight and dearest friend. Godspeed, my friend, towards your well-earned reward!
Deodars Hado April 7, 1972 - January 6, 2007
September 4, 2006 - We are very stunned and grieved to have lost our gorgeous 8-year-old Thoroughbred stallion, Next Star (Walter Willy-Grey Dawn-Sword Dancer), during colic surgery. He was a baby-doll who stole our hearts and affections. We will forever miss you and your affectionate nuzzling. Go peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge, my friend.
Next Star, 1998-2006.
August 2006 - Granada is confirmed in foal to Regazzoni, for a June 2007 baby.
July 30, 2006 - Come Spring is confirmed in foal to Royal Senna! She is due in June 2007.
March 2006 - We have 2 confirmed contracted breedings this year for foals to be born in 2007:
~ Granada will be bred to the Elite Stallion, Regazzoni (Rubinstein - Werther). His impressive resume involves competitive wins to Grand Prix around Europe and North America as well as many other titles, too numerous to name here.
~ Come Spring will be bred to the stallion, Royal Senna (Rubinstein-Airport).
January 2006 - We welcome the very impressive chestnut thoroughbred mare, Come Spring to our broodmare band. Spring was imported from Argentina. She raced in North America and stood in the winner's circle. Her damline contains a number of stallions found in the pedigrees of approved sport stallions standing in Germany, Holland and Switzerland. We can hardly wait to breed her!