At the 8th annual Swallow Creek Farm Breeder’s Show on July 17 , it was back to the winning ways for Aritzia (Abke x Licorne). Owned and bred by Danielle Gregoire and Ed Stewart at Four Leaf Farms, Aritzia was the Canadian Sport Horse Grand Champion at the 2009 Royal Winter Fair. Now as a yearling, she was this show’s CSH Grand Champion and Show Champion as judged by Eileen Gilbert.
Top broodmare/yeld mare was Licorne (Lemon Park x Woodessa), also owned by Four Leaf Farms. Winning foal was Amazeya WF (Asher x Fantasia), owned and bred by Donna Jones; Artizia as the winning yearling and Junior Champion. Top two and three year old respectively were Cabaletta (Cabardino x Viva’s Paradise W) owned by Bob and Pia Thomas, bred by Augustin Walsh and Tuscany (Roman K x Any Witch Way) owned and bred by Mary Pappone. Cabeletta was the Senior Champion and Reserve CSH Champion.
The show, presented by Maura Watson and hosted by Sarah and Dan Mayo of Swallow Creek Farm had an excellent turnout of entries. it’s always a pleasure to host this event, said Sarah Mayo, is the first show of the season, competitors and spectators are keen to see the new crop of foals and last year’s winners. And, as usual, there was no disappointment in the quality of both.