STELLAR STALLIONS IN ALBERTA
Western Canadian horsemen have exciting plans plan for the 2016 breeding season.
Once again Ryan Day Flash’s Jordan will cover the “Prairie Sixpack’s” mares. Partnership members – Dr. David Bailey, Paramount Percherons of Madden, AB; Brian Coleman, Eaglesfield Percherons of Didsbury, AB; Chris Laycock, Point Black Percherons of Lloydminster, AB; Bill Newton, Newton’s Percherons of Farmington, BC; Kevin Pelonero, Calico Farm at Huxley, AB; and Gord Ruzicka, Rose Hill Percherons of Viking, AB, anxiously await the the first foal crop by the young sire.
Ryan Day Flash’s Jordan, now a 4-year-old, was Reserve Grand Champion Stallion at the 2013 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, shown as a yearling. Bred by Robert Black, Ryan Day Percherons of Hillsburgh, ON, he is a son of Mount Joy Flash, Reserve World Champion Stallion at Brandon’s 2004 World Percheron Congress. His dam, Cedarfarm Mallory, is a Blackhome D King mare. She descends from College Lynda, Grand Champion Mare at the 1977 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Bred by Ontario’s Agricultural College at Guelph, his third dam, College Lynda is remembered as one of Canada’s most respected Percheron females. A prolific brood mare College Lynda had few equals, albeit shown on halter or performing in harness.
Ryan Day Flash’s Jordan is the highest priced Percheron stallion to ever surface in Western Canada.
Kevin & Tammy Pelonero will stand Calico Iggy, Reserve World Champion Stallion, Champion Canadian Bred Stallion at London, Ontario’s 2015 World Clydesdale Show, for public service at Calico Farm, Huxley, Alberta. S.B.H. Phoenix, an Ontario sire with offspring found in America, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Northern Ireland and Scotland, is Calico Iggy’s paternal grandsire. His Manitoba-bred dam, Boulder Bluff Norah, is a daughter of the $10,000 sire, Wiedmen’s View Sebastien. Coincidently, Boulder Bluff Norah descends through her distaff from a Clydesdale mare the Ontario Agricultural College also bred, namely Collegee Linnhead Hilda.
Rossland Marcus, Grand Champion Percheron Stallion at the 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, was purchased by Shane & Colleen Patterson following his stellar win at Toronto. He will head their Spade Creek Percheronsat Dawson Creek, BC, this breeding season. A black horse bred by Ross Spence, Rossland Percherons of Smith Falls, Ontario; the lofty 3-year-old is a son of Windermere’s North American Maid, World Champion Stallion at Des Moines 2010 World Percheron Congress. Ironically, the pedigree of this Ontario bred stallion reads like a Who’s, Who of Western Canada’s name Percherons.
David Anderson, Anderson Farms of St. Thomas, Ontario, has purchased a half interest in Willow Way Kelso from Allan & Wes Gordeyko, Willow Way Farm at Ohaton, Alberta. This following Anerson Farms transcontinental search for a proven sire. In December the Alberta-bred Clydesdale stallion was shipped to Oelwein, Iowa, in December; where Anderson Farms stable their honour Clydesdales. Semen collected from Willow Way Kelso was frozen. Twice the Calgary Stampede’s Grand Champion Clydesdale Stallion, Willow Way Kelso also performed on the right wheel of the Six Horse Hitch Willow Way fielded in 2014. A breeding horse that is a perfect gentleman, Willow Way Kelso has pasture-bred mares at Willow Way for three years. His foals have won the eye of Clydesdale breeders on three continents. Come April, Willow Way Kelso will return to Alberta.