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BREEDER’S Digest

A publication of the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

Special Edition

WBFSH INTERNATIONAL YOUNG BREEDERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017


QUALITY & EXCELLENCE WITHIN REACH Spruce Meadows is proud to showcase its top quality competition horses, for all levels of experience. Committed to excellence, Spruce Meadows invites you to meet our prospects available for 2017, we are confident you will find your next champion. For Sales and Information, please contact the Spruce Meadows Horse Program at 1(403) 974-4200 or visit sprucemeadows.com/horses

HORSE PROGRAM


BREEDER’S Digest A publication of the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

CONTENTS Welcome Messages ...................................................................4 IYBC Event Schedule ..................................................................8 IYBC Team Rosters ...................................................................11 Map of Spruce Meadows ..........................................................20 2016 Canadian Warmblood Awards ..........................................23 Interview with Phil Silva .........................................................26 CWHBA 2016 Mare Inspection Premiums ..................................33 WBFSH International Young Breeders World Championships 2017 — Officials President of the International Young Breeders Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund Judges Ira Hagemann, Jane Bech Jensen, Charmaine Bergman, Cathy Chalack, Phil Silva CWHBA Organizing Committee Cassandra Morrish, Jennette Coote, Chris Gould, Tim Millard, Kathy Laxton Board of Adjudication Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund, Jennette Coote, Hendrik Fiegel Chief Steward Hendrik Fiegel

Layout & Design of this publication by Lindsay Feller

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Message from the President Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund President International Young Breeders Dear International Young Breeders, I am delighted that you have decided to join your national Young Breeders and aimed to come here. You are now part of an engaged community of young people from all over to world that have the spirit for horse sport and horse breeding in common. Spruce Meadows is truly a special place and more than a hundred young people with the same interests allows you the opportunity to take advantage of all the offerings that this championship puts in place to give each participant the chance to realize their dream, in and outside the competition. All team leaders and officials are here to support and challenge you to become breeders with global knowledge and build friendships all over the world. Take advantage of all that is offered to you, get in contact with new people, ask questions, explore new inspirations of horse breeding, open your head, heart, and eyes to new experiences and become the person you want to be. We are so very proud to have you as the future of International Sport horse breeding. Welcome and good luck! Respectfully, Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund President International Young Breeders

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Message from the Chair Charmaine Bergman - Chair Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (CWHBA)

Welcome, Bienvenue to Canada and the International Young Breeders World Championships 2017! It is more than fitting, that the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeder’s Association, is host this year, as it is also the 150th Anniversary of our country’s confederation! The CWHBA has fielded Young Breeder’s teams to the World Championships, since 2003. The excellent education and training that Young Breeder’s receive, offers insights to building solid breeding programs for themselves and helping others in the breeding field as they go forward in life. We are especially proud that so many CWHBA Young Breeders not only have been faithful to the program, but are now leading the program here in our country. The future lies in our Young People, and this opportunity to learn, compete and build relationships with their peers world-wide is amazing. To those who have come to compete, may your hard work bring you many rewards, throughout your life. To those who are volunteering, thank you from all the member studbooks of the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses, and to those who have supported through sponsorships and donations, you have made this possibility a reality. Charmaine Bergman, Chair Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

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Message from Linda Southern-Heathcott Linda Southern-Heathcott President & CEO - Spruce Meadows Welcome to Spruce Meadows! The 2017 International Young Breeders World Championship is an important calendar event at Spruce Meadows and in the world. It is the first time that this event is being held in North America. Even more exciting is the fact that this unique international event brings together young horse people from around the world and will be one of Spruce Meadows’ highlights in our Canada 150 celebrations. Being the venue to host such an event is a testament to, and reinforces an important Spruce Meadows founding tenet: supporting, educating and nurturing the dreams and aspirations of the youth in our industry. We are delighted to be playing a modest, but hopefully important role in this special international event. Since the inception of Spruce Meadows over 40 years ago, we have been dedicated to educating and training the youth of the sport – both equine and human. When we first opened in 1975, we were committed to a small, but quality breeding operation, modeled somewhat after the well-established European breeding and tradition. The 2017 International Young Breeders World Championship is a great opportunity to bring young participants from all over the world to Canada for this wonderful event. The overall guiding objective of the Young Breeders Program is to provide the young members (between the ages of 16 and 25) of breed organizations with a means to get involved and educate themselves on the breeding practices of the sport horse industry, and to connect fellow owners and breeders, both on the national and international stages. The program strives to provide the world’s youth of each association with educational opportunities that are held in a fun environment and encourage participants to become active and engaged members of the equine community. The International Young Breeders World Championship brings together the youth from various Warmblood and sport horse breeding associations, countries and languages. This co-mingling 6 | Breeder’s Digest - WBFSH International Young Breeders World Championships 2017 Special Edition • Volume No. 7, Issue 1


allows for improvement in the horse breeding standards across the world and exposes the youth to various studbooks of the world. These young participants are horse lovers and enthusiasts and this will be an experience of a lifetime. I know it will foster passion for breeding and focus on breeding excellence. What a great opportunity for the young people from around the world to gain this experience and for the young Canadians to have the world come to them. The young participants of the International Young Breeders World Championships are not elite riders, but ordinary horse enthusiasts interested in learning how to breed a better sport horse, and how to present the breed to the judges and public performances. Teams from all around the world have entered and we welcome these young people who are very excited to be joining us at the world-renowned Spruce Meadows. Through their journey and experience at the International Young Breeders World Championships, our young participants will learn about the art, science, patience, character and commitment required to be successful. This is why Spruce Meadows is so impressed by the next generation of breeders who have not only committed to the International Young Breeders World Championship, but, even more importantly perhaps, it is our belief that through their passion they have also committed to the very foundation and future of our sport and industry throughout the world. The competition will be tough and will require dedication and practice, our wish for these young individuals is that being able to meet other young breeders from around the world will be a fantastic, fun and a rewarding experience. May I wish you all the best and I hope that you will find your experience at Spruce Meadows one you will treasure for the rest of your life. Good Luck!

Linda Southern-Heathcott President and CEO Spruce Meadows

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Event Schedule

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THURSDAY - JULY 20, 2017 Day/Time

Juniors

Seniors

12:00-4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:30 pm

Officials

Registration

Mount Royal University

Bus to Spruce Meadows Dinner

Dinner

Location

Dinner and Team managers/ officials meeting

7:30 pm

Tour of Spruce Meadows

8:30 pm

Welcome Meeting and Opening Ceremonies

9:30 pm

Return to Mount Royal

Spruce Meadows Garden Court Spruce Meadows

FRIDAY - JULY 21, 2017 Day/Time

Juniors

Seniors

7:30-8:15 am

Bus to Spruce Meadows

8:15-9:00 am

12:00-1:00 pm

Mount Royal University Spruce Meadows Garden Court

Theory Test

Conformation Judging

Judging/ Stewarding

Juniors: Garden Court Seniors: North American Ring

Turnout Preparation

Theory Test

Supervision/ Stewarding

Juniors: Barns Seniors: Garden Court

IYB General Meeting

Juniors: North American Ring Officials: Garden Court

9:00-10:00 am

11:00-12:00 pm

Location

Breakfast and preparation for test and conformation judging

Breakfast

10:00-11:00 am

Officials

Turnout Judging Lunch

Garden Court

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Event Schedule

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FRIDAY - JULY 22, 2017 (CONTINUED) Day/Time 1:15-2:45 pm

2:45-6:00 pm

Juniors

Seniors

Officials

Location

In Hand Presentation

Loose Gaits and Free Jumping Judging

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

Juniors: North American Ring Seniors: Riding Hall

In Hand Presentation continued

6:30-7:30 pm

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

Juniors: North American Ring Spruce Meadows Garden Court

Dinner

7:30-9:30 pm

Evening Social and Activities

9:30-10:15 pm

Return to Mount Royal University

Spruce Meadows

SATURDAY - JULY 22, 2017 Day/Time 7:30-8:15 am

Juniors

Seniors

10:15-11:00 am

11:15 am12:30 pm 12:30-1:15 pm

Location

Bus to Spruce Meadows

Mount Royal University

Breakfast

Spruce Meadows Garden Court

8:15-9:15 am

9:15-10:15 am

Officials

Judging Conformation

Juniors: North American Ring Seniors: Barns

Turnout Preparation

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

Turnout Presentation

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

Seniors: North American Ring

In Hand Presentation

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

Seniors: North American Ring

Lunch

Spruce Meadows Garden Court

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Event Schedule

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SATURDAY - JULY 22, 2017 (CONTINUED) Day/Time 1:30-2:30pm

Juniors

Seniors

Officials

Location

Loose Gaits and Free Jumping Judging

In Hand Presentation continued

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

Juniors: Riding Hall Seniors: North American Ring

In Hand Presentation continued

Judging/ Stewarding/ Supervision

2:30-5:00 pm

5:00-5:30 pm Travel to Awards Dinner 5:30-6:30 pm

Dinner

6:15-7:15 pm

Awards Ceremony

7:15-11:30 pm 11:30 pm

Seniors: North American Ring

Finish tabulating scores and Spruce Travel to Meadows Awards Dinner KT Warmbloods

Party Buses return to Mount Royal University

SUNDAY - JULY 23, 2017 Day/Time 8:00 am 8:00 pm

Juniors

Seniors

Officials

Location Mount Royal University

Buses leave for Banff

MJ Farms Raising Quality Warmblood Horses for Juniors and Amateurs Farm Manager

Jennette K Coote 1.403.556.8046 Fax 403.556.7356 cootejennette@hotmail.com

RR 2 Olds, Alberta Canada T4H 1P3 www.mjfarm.com

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Team Rosters

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Legend: T - Theory Test; F - Free Jumping and Loose Gaits; C - Conformation; S - Showmanship

American Hannoverian Society (AHS) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Maya Chavez Savannah Morgan Sophie Wild Emma Randels TOTAL SENIORS Shea Johnson Thomas Ruckert Emily Shields Laura Killian TOTAL Officials: Chris Kropf, Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Warmblutzucht in Österreich Austrian Warmblood (AWÖ) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Kerstin Stangl Stella Ziegler Katharina Luisser Linda Reisinger TOTAL SENIORS Katharina Fux Sarah Trykar Viktoria Riegler Charlotte Hermine Hoffmann TOTAL Officials: Gerhard Schröcker, Ingrid Schröcker, Romana Scharf, Dr. Dana Karaskova, Günter Gasper Breeder’s Digest - WBFSH International Young Breeders World Championships 2017 Special Edition • Volume No. 7, Issue 1 | 11


Te a m R o s t e r s

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Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. Baden Wurtemburg (BAD-WÜ) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Total

Rank

Vanessa Buckmayer Elisa Bischoff Carolin Wolpert Niklas Maier TOTAL SENIORS Till Gaab Anke Gaab Carla-Louise Walter Antje Kurzweg TOTAL Officials: Hannah Bott

Landesverband Bayerischer Pferdezüchter e.V. Bavarian Warmblood (BAVAR) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Vanessa Zeller Philipp Scwarz Martina Lautner TOTAL SENIORS Lorenz Kranz Susanna Aigner Veronika Aigner TOTAL Officials: Anita Schwarz, Marion Prischenk

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Pferdezuchtverband Brandenburg-Anhalt e.V. Brandenburg (BRAND) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Total

Rank

Christian Wachtel Theodor Grüber Lina Nebe Lukas Paulix TOTAL SENIORS Henning Dressel Lisa Wachtel Teresa Jürges Hanna Edler TOTAL

Officials: Claudia Fuchs, Dr. Ulrike Dressel, Ines Rathke

Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association Canadian Warmblood (CWHBA) [Host Studbook] JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Kiki Landsbergen Grace Arnburg Rebecca Russell Alex Jamael TOTAL SENIORS Laura Iversen Tara Landsbergen Maria Ardito David Jamael TOTAL Officials: Cassandra Morrish, Tim Millard, Jennette Coote, Chris Gould

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Dansk Varmblood Danish Warmblood Society (DWB) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Ena Heide Poulsen Linnea Kampgaard Jansa Frederikke Spanggaard Christensen Anna Østergaard Madsen TOTAL SENIORS Anja Thorup Hansen Lasse Reiffenstein Bendixen Maria Østergaard Madsen Christian Springborg TOTAL Officials: Sarah Doile Jensen, Inge Madsen

Hannoveraner Verband e.V. Hannoverian (HANN) JUNIORS

T

Sarah Scheerer Clara Heine Anne Harren Florentine Clasen TOTAL SENIORS Dominik Brueggemann Alina Grell Tanita Wolf Henrike GehrdauSchroeder TOTAL Officials: Nadine Dittmer, Hanna Westermann, Maren Schlender 14 | Breeder’s Digest - WBFSH International Young Breeders World Championships 2017 Special Edition • Volume No. 7, Issue 1


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Verband der Züchter des Holsteiner Pferdes e.V. Holsteiner (HOLST) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Cora Bartholomäus Kathleen Pigulla Dominic Wohlers Madita Wohlers TOTAL SENIORS Johanna Boysen Birka Greve Lukas Heumann Carina Plath Alternate - Frederike Schwarck TOTAL Officials: Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund

Irish Sport Horse (ISH) JUNIORS

T

Arianna Mezzapelle George Hennessy David Bourke Ellen McWey TOTAL SENIORS Vera O’Callaghan Miriam Bourke Amy Finn Sharon Cafferky TOTAL Officials: Wendy Conlon, Declan McArdle

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KWPN of North America, Inc. (KWPNNA) SENIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

Total

Rank

Total

Rank

Ashlyn Dodge Elizabeth Evans Maren Reinbold Anna Smith TOTAL Officials: Maile de Goeij

Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes e.V. Oldenburger (OLDBG) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Marieke Gerdes Friederike Werner TOTAL SENIORS Carolin Kathmann Nicole Nordholz Hanna Preuth TOTAL Officials: Deike Schröder, Thomas Rädel

Pferdezuchtverband Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar e.V. (ZWEIB) SENIORS

T

F

C

S

Johannes Sefrin Emilie Menzenbach Moritz Hoth Leonie Tronnier TOTAL Officials: Manuela Menzenbach, Christine Schmitz

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Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. Rheinlander (RHEIN) SENIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

S

Total

Rank

Stephan Haarhoff TOTAL

Stud Book du Cheval de Selle Français (ANSF) JUNIORS

T

F

C

Lucie Madeline Coralie Glinel Alexiane Lacheret Vaina Riviere TOTAL SENIORS Baptiste Lemerle Julien Schalk Helene Palier Elisa Pautex TOTAL Officials: Caroline Legrand, Andre Audinot, Elodie Bollot, Clement Emonnot

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Avelsföreningen for Svenska Varmblodiga Hästen Swedish Warmblood Association (SWB) JUNIORS

T

F

C

S

Total

Rank

C

S

Total

Rank

Ella Fasting Clara Strandberg Zarotti Cecilia Bergåkra Thea Karlsson TOTAL SENIORS Felicia Hogrell Gabriella Lynghed Rebecca Rostedt Hanna Josefsson TOTAL Officials: Josefine Tinglöf, Agnes Mårs

Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. (WESTF) SENIORS

T

F

Luisa Huber Anna May Markus Schulze Vels Vaina Riviere TOTAL

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October 7-8th 2017

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Map of Spruce Meadows


Our Dream-Your Future Providing North America with the European Advantage. Key Warmbloods is a small boutique style breeding program, located in Central Alberta, for dressage horses. Key Warmbloods believes in the value of the mare and takes pride in the depth of Pedigree offered in our horses, with 10 or more FEI level performance horses in our offspring’s pedigree

Coming in 2018 Belissimo M x Sandro Hit Ferro x Tolegro Franklin (Ampere) x Charmeur (Embryo transfer) Revolution x Bordeaux (Embryo transfer) Morricone x Redford (Krack C)

Current sale horses include the bloodlines of: Charmeur (Florencio x Jazz) x Sandro Hit Bordeaux (United x Gribaldi) x Sandro Hit Tolegro (Totilas x Krack C) x Sandro Hit Livaldon (Vivaldi x Donnerhall) x Charmeur Glocks Zonik (Blu Hors Zack x Romanov) x Redford (KrackC)

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Ulterra Equestrian Ltd Champion Sport Horses and Ponies Standing Exceptional Stallions Young Horse Starting and Training Horse and Pony Breeding and Sales Classical Hunters Jumpers Quality Ponies Bloodlines include: Nabab de Reve, Papillon Z, Ramiro, Alligator Fontaine, Cor de la Bryere, Quidam de Revel, Alme, Chin Chin, Jamal van de Heffinck

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2016 Canadian Warmblood Awards Congratulations to all riders, owners and breeders! Level 1: DRESSAGE ROULETTO II

Level 2: DRESSAGE TUXEDO

Level 1: HUNTER IMAJACRES LIONHEART

Routinier x Latte III / Lancaster O/R: Kayla Andrusiw, AB B: Amanda Pidborocynski, AB

Tramino x Dayo / Boraks O/B/R: Lindsay Joyce, BC 2016 Achievement Award: Level 2 Dressage

Lordanos x Free Lahsa M / Freedom Z O/B: Ingrid Matthiessen, QC 2016 Achievement Award: Level 1 Hunter

Level 2: HUNTER ELECTRIC V2 (LIEBEN)

Level 2: JUMPER DONNDIEGO

Level 3: JUMPER OVERCAST

Zeno H2 x Cadence / Vagant O: Shirley Mawson, SK B: Sigma Warmbloods, AB 2016 Achievement Awards: Level 1 Hunter & Level 2 Hunter

Donner Bube x Airaminta / Zodiak O/R: Madison Ricard, AB; B: Cynthia Adams, AB 2016 Achievement Award: Level 2 Jumper

(competes as: IRON MAN) Orlando x Nova / Ninja Magic O/B: Holly Erith, NS; R: Jennifer Sarsfield 2016 Achievement Award: Level 2 Jumper & Level 3 Jumper

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Level 1: EVENTING SOUTHERN ATTRACTION

Level 2: EVENTING HEIRLOOM

Tramino x Southern Temptation / Kingston O/B: Mirrabook Farms, BC R/L: Chelan Kozak & Brook Gamble, BC

Hadrian x Star-Lynx / Lynx O/R: Chelan Kozak, B.C. B: Sandra Corsan, B.C. 2016 Achievement Award: Level 2 Eventing

2016 Achievement Award Level 1: Hunter & Level 2: Hunter ADORABLE

2016 Achievement Award Level 2: Jumper CORZO Z

2016 Achievement Award Level 2: Eventing CHIVALRY

Calvin Z x Cecilia de la Rive / Landgraf I O/R: Lorraine Fiset, QC B: Eric Surprenant & South Shore Farm

Cheops Z x Miscommunicate xx / Afternoon Deelites xx O: Lindsey Stevenson, AB B: Janice Tyndall, B.C.

2016 Achievement Award Level 2: Eventing & Level 3: Eventing SLOAN MCQUICK

Lifetime Achievement Award FPH FINDLEY (Zazou)

Siegrist x Sacha O/R: Stephanie Inglis, ON

2016 Achievement Award Level 2: Eventing DON OF TIME

Timebreaker x DonFriosa / Fils de Lully O: Andrea Thornber, AB B: Eugene Landsbergen & Carla Foolen

Florian x Maatie / Formaat O/R: Sara Sellmer, B.C. B: Rafter 5 Ranch, B.C.

2016 Achievement Award Level 1: Dressage ALERO

Arkansas x Mazurka / Major Won O/R: Christina Tann, WA, USA B: Charlotte Sanford, SK

Cabardino x FPH Jazzy Lady /Jumars O/R: Courtney Thomas, NS; B: Julie Fulton, NS

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Elite Mare Award GLORY W (11 points) AB-[CAN]APPR1258-94 MM Gauguin de Lully x Melanie /Mark’s Pretender xx Breeder: Sigma Warmbloods, AB Owner: 1. Sigma Warmbloods; 2. Amber Astill-Dudley

Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association offers the following awards: • CWHBA Year-End High-Point Awards • Achievement Awards • Lifetime Performance Awards Awards are available in the disciplines of Dressage, Hunter, Jumper, Eventing and Combined Driving. The qualifying criteria for each category of awards and forms can be found on the CWHBA website at: http://www.canadianwarmbloods.com/awards.php

Map of Canada

Population: 35,151,728 (2016 census) Capital City: Ottawa

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Interview with

Phil Silva

DON’T THINK IT, FEEL IT. Interview of Phil Silva, by Cassandra Morrish On June 20-21, 2015 the Alberta Chapter was extremely privileged to welcome long time horse handler Phil Silva to Meadowview Farm in Sherwood Park Alberta for a spectacular two day horse handling clinic. Phil Silva has had nearly 30 years of experience in the horse industry. His reputation makes him an in-demand handler at breed shows, inspections, keurings and FEI jogs. Phil has guided several horses to numerous wins at prestigious shows such as Dressage at Devon. All participants were given some great insights into the finer points of presenting sport horses for inspections, and at breed shows. It was a wonderful weekend and everyone learned a lot and increased their understanding of how to handle their horses, whether they were intending to handle horses professionally, or just at home on their own. It was a great experience for everyone. Following the clinic, we had a few moments to speak with Phil and get some insight into his training philosophies and views on the equine industry.

Q

: What are your main objectives when working with handlers in a clinic environment?

PS

: My main objective is basically making the horse successful. And the only way I can do that is to make the handler successful. So I need to teach people how to handle the horse, how to handle the reins, how to use the whip, how to use a second person with a whip and to work together as a team. To show the horse to the best of its ability it takes three people: one handler and two people whipping. The whole goal is to show the horse to the best of its ability and not to hinder the horse. The first day I taught the handlers how to properly handle the horses so they can get the best out of the horse, and so that they are handling the horses safely. Day two was about learning how to show at their peak. We need to make sure that we are not teaching the horse out of fear, but are trying to build a partnership with the horse. To show people how to show their horse on the edge of their brilliance, and to feel where that is. It’s about feeling what the horse can do, and knowing how to get it to that edge. You have to change sometimes within the program. Its not always textbook. I want you to be successful so that you can take any horse, and get the ability out of every horse. Sometimes you need to adjust to the horse, and use more rein, or less. You have to be able to improvise. When a horse is doing something you don’t want it to do, you need to think to yourself, “ok, I’ve done this before, and I can do it again” then you need to reach into your bag of skills and come out with something that will work. If you want to just make a horse go around, you can do that, but if your goal is that your showing the horse for someone and you want them to win so they can increase the value of their horse, then you’ve got to go right up to that edge, that’s where the brilliance is. There is always a lot

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of different chemistries between the horses and their handlers, and the whole goal is to make them successful. It’s easy to let them fail, but to make them successful is hard work. Sometimes you have to break through the barriers that the handlers, and the horses, have. Some people become so worried about being perfectionists, that they hinder the movement of the horse. The only one you can control is yourself. The horses, you want to give them some guidance, tell them what is expected, and their fine. Don’t over-think, enjoy the journey. If your not enjoying it, the horses wont enjoy it. I loved working with the young people, and the older ones too.

Q

: What are your main training philosophies and objectives?

Q

PS

: Our job as handlers is to show the horse to the best of its ability. As handlers we have to bring these horses to a level that the owners can get good grading or scores, and then they also know that what they are producing is what the market needs. As handlers, the minute we touch the horse, we take at least 10% off the ability of the horse. I want to be able to bring the horse to a top level, to show that brilliance. If we don’t bring the brilliance, it’s not fair to the horse. You have to build your confidence to handle horses properly, and the only way to build the confidence is to do it. I ran a farm with 27 horses, 22 of them were stallions. And when I first got started there I was exhausted because all of these stallions were pulling on me. So I had to devise something that I was able to teach them, so that it would become easier for me, then I could do my job. No horse is the same from one to another, you need to be able to read the horse and work with his energy. There was a horse [today] that was so stuck in not going forward, and sometimes I need to unwind the horse before I can do something with it. If you think forward and look forward, the horses will be forward. The timing of your hands and your aids is very important. Your timing has to be just right. You can’t tell the horse to be forward, but then pull back on the reins. Teach the horse not out of fear, but out of respect for one another. You don’t want the horse to be in your space, but you also don’t want to get into theirs. Respect, that’s huge. When they crowd you, you need to say “hey, enough”, and then go away for a bit and maybe try something different, make it positive. Sometimes you will only work a horse for five minutes and they give you something brilliant. Then you have to take them away and let them eat some grass, or put them in their stall. Bring them back later. They start to learn that they have to come out and do this, but then they get to go back and eat, so it makes it easier. It’s all about feeling what that horse needs, so that you can show it on the edge, and get that brilliance.

“If you think forward and look forward, the horses will be forward.”

: What did you think of the quality of the horses here in Alberta?

PS

: All of the horses here [this weekend] had something. They had something that the breeders should be very proud of. I saw a lot of nice horses here, what was nice is that when I asked for something, in no time I got it. That says a lot about the handling of these horses.

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: And what do you see as the main struggle for sport horse handling and breeding in the future?

PS

: It doesn’t matter if its here or elsewhere, the issue of getting new handlers into the industry is the toughest. Because you almost have to make it into a program where they get to ride, but they have to handle, and there’s no way around it. So you have to say yes you get to ride, but your going to learn to handle my horse on the ground too. You HAVE to implement that. They should have no business being on the top of the horse unless they’re comfortable on the ground. The only way that you can get the top value for horses being sold, is to perform them at their peak. You guys are very fortunate that you have these breeders here that bring their horses out for you to work with. You shouldn’t take that for granted. It takes a lot for them to bring their horses here and do what they’re doing. They’re also doing it so they can better sell their herd. So the goal is to get into a situation where every time you handle a horse you think about who is bringing these horses in and be more encouraging, because we’re losing breeders left and right. A lot of them can’t afford to come out, they can’t afford to sell their horses, and a lot of them themselves can’t run the horses. It was nice to see the young people out here working this weekend. Each of them has a strength, and can work together as a team to get a good result. Every single horse taught you something. Continue developing teams to go out and compete, and practice.

Q

: How can what we do handling the horses on the ground be applied to what we do when we’re riding?

PS

: If you have a horse that’s doing something to you on the ground, most likely it does the same thing under saddle. If you have a horse that throws its shoulder into you, on the ground it probably does the same thing under saddle. Crookedness on the ground will have the same thing under saddle. And sometimes it’s a lot easier to fix it on the ground. You don’t want to pull the horses forward. When you pull, they stop. That’s why you need the person with the whip, to send them forward and have them come to your hand. The same as when you are riding, you want the horse to come to your hands. The goal is to have the horse come from behind, over the top, this is no different than when riding.

Q

: Do you catch handle a lot of horses, and are they well enough trained for you to get anything out of them at a show?

PS

: Yes lots. And honestly, the less training the better, because what happens is that you can work with them a lot quicker because there is less behavior embedded in them. I’m what they call a catch handler, I’ll go to Devon and Young Horse shows, and I’ve had horses that have just come out of the field and been handed to us. I always go back to my principles of safety when handling the horses. I set boundaries and tell them “hey, this is where you’re going to stay” but then I let them work to the edge. Horses are often taught to lead behind you, so they don’t want to come up beside you. That’s why you need the second handler, to send the horse up to you. That second person is just as important as the handler, they’re a team.

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: What is the biggest mistake you see people making when handling their horses?

PS

: The biggest thing is trying to steer the horse by bringing your hand underneath the horse, and crossing the reins under the neck, across the chest. That is when they get into the most trouble because then the elbow touches the horses shoulder, and that shoulder starts to turn into your nightmare. The horse starts to lean into you, or spook because every time you touch the horse, there is a reaction. This is the toughest habit to break, but for me it’s the one that hinders you the most. You need to allow the horse to achieve self-carriage. Bring the hand up close to the horses cheek, then you wont want to drag in under the horse. If you have your elbow under the horse, and they spook, they will take you down. I’ve seen so many people taken down this way. Every time that you handle a horse, it is your responsibility to make that horse safe, and to make everyone around you safe.

Q

: What would you suggest as specific equipment for handlers, and what should owners provide.

PS

: I have a cavesson with three rings that I use. I like to use this because we want to protect the horses’ mouth. The horse can then come to your hand, but then if you need to half halt your not pulling on their mouth. You don’t have to use it as much, you ask, and it’s there. Especially with young horses, if you haven’t started to put a bit in their mouth. It’s hard to work just off a halter. You get to work quicker and don’t get the attitude of the youngsters. It’s not a bad idea to have a stallion lead, I prefer single chain over split.

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