2017 Victory Gallop

Congratulations to our members, their horses and the teams that help to make these successes possible.
Send your photo to csha@canadian-sport-horse.org with 2017 Victory Gallop in the subject line and include a brief description including the following:

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2013 Gelding – Banderas x Fool For Love (Popeye K)
Breeder: Tracy Hanes / Owner: C.J. Caniglia

A young Canadian Sport Horse gelding jumped his way to an impressive victory at the Young Horse Show Series national finals at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre in North Carolina on November 11 and 12, 2017.

Brash (Better Yet), a 2013 black F1 CSH by Banderas out of Fool for Love (by Popeye K) scored 9.31 in the jump chute competition to take the YHS perpetual trophy as the top scoring horse in any division at the U.S. finals. He the top horse among eight entries in the four-year-old jump chute competition at the finals – and was high point horse in the jump chute for all age classes. He also placed third in the four-year-old flat class.

Brash was bred by Tracy Hanes of Oshawa, Ontario and is owned by C.J. Caniglia of Maryland.
Hanes sold him at nine-months-old to Spencer Turnblacer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who lightly started him under saddle at three before selling him to Caniglia and his wife Brittany in 2016.

“We were drawn to his enthusiasm for jumping, combined with his amazing front end, bascule, and how slow he was across the fence,” says Caniglia, an equine veterinary surgeon. “Brash demonstrated his spectacular form at the Young Horse Show Finals.  We could see his potential to be a top show hunter.  He has been very easy to bring along and is a joy to ride.”

The YHS offers classes for horses aged 1 to 5 years that are intended to compete as a jumper, hunter, eventer or dressage horse.intended to compete as a jumper, hunter, eventer or dressage horse.intended to compete as hunters, jumpers, eventers or in dressage. It is modelled after European shows where young horses’ talents can be showcased, while building their exposure and their confidence.  Qualifiers were held throughout the U.S. during the year (Florida, California, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina). About 60 of the qualified horses competed at the finals at Tryon.

Brash will advance his under saddle career this winter, showing with renowned hunter rider Sandy Ferrell at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.

Photo Credit: Purple Horse Designs & Photography – BRASH & C.J. Caniglia


2014 Gelding – Vesuvia x Decoupage (Art Deco)
Breeder: ABC Stables / Owner: Maria Ardito

Van Gogh II at the 2017 Cup Qualifiers at RCRA , this talented 2014 gelding will be taking the show ring by storm in 2018.

Photo Credit: Andrew Balini


2004 Gelding – Orame x Grand Design (Gelria)
Breeder/ Owner: Sally Harrington-Phillipo

Approved as a breeding stallion, he has sired several nice babies that are making some amateurs very happy.  As I have always wanted to do,  we have been producing horses that are eminently suitable for the amateur market .. which is where horses are prized and treasured.

We were very proud of our Canadian home-bred stallion last winter as he performed so well in the prestigious rings in Wellington with some very good successes in the high performance hunters and also in the Derby ring. Notable was his performance in the WEF $50,000 Derby in March. He came second in the first round and was apparently set to win the overall competition.. but he tripped at the 4th fence and had to retire.  It was a very good example of the highs and lows of this competition.


2014 Mare – Cabardino x Penny Black V (Washington Postman)
Breeder /Owner: Ulla Brooks
2017 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Toronto) -Governor General’s Cup winner for registered three year old Canadian bred, foaled in Canada, suitable to become a Sport Horse – defined as a horse that is capable of excelling in the hunter, jumper, dressage or eventing disciplines. Judged 50% on movement and 50% on conformation/type.  Judges – Julie Winkel (Reno, NV) & Bob Henselwood (Oxford Mills, ON)


Inducted into the London Sports Hall of Fame in Nov 2017 – THE GREENWAY FILE presented at the Hall of Fame Induction
* Dorinda “Dinnie” Hall-Holland Fuller Greenway (nee Brickenden) was born in London, Ontario – October 10, 1920
* Outstanding equestrian competitor / owner / breeder
* Began competitive riding in 1927 at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, retiring in 1972
* Was an internationally recognized show jumping judge for 45 years|
* Won President of Mexico trophy at first Winter Fair International Jumping competition in 1949
* Started London Pony Club in 1948
* Graduate of Tolmers \park Boarding School, England Western University, London, and The Sorbonne, Paris, France
* Rode at French National Riding School, Saumur, France
* Continued the Breeding of sport horses, first started by her parents
* In 2015 her brood mare won her class at the Winter Fair and was recognized as the 2015 Sport Horse of Canada brood mare
* Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
* Played o first Western Women’s Ice Hockey Team – 1938
* Driver for Meals on Wheels for 20 years
* Sponsor of Brickenden Awards for Theatrical Excellence in London
* Named to the Middlesex County Agricultural Hall of Fame – 2016


2016 Gelding – Banderas x Etoile (Earl)
Breeder: Andrea Galan-Nicholls, West Star Sport Horses /Owner: Deanna Cubellis-O’Brien
At the 2017 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in the CSHA Yearling Colt/Gelding class (handled by Victoria Broadbent) coming home with a third in a very competitive class!
Also the 2017 Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding for CSHA Year End. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!


2006 Stallion – Kenwood’s Royal Charter x Pajon’s Fanastia (Rosedale El-Senor)
Breeder:Pat Clay /Owner: Marsh Haven Farm
(Pajon’s) Royal Illusion, inspected and approved Canadian Sport Pony stallion qualified as a Section B stallion to attend the 2017 Royal Winter Fair.  Two days after an arduous five day journey east, trainer Jeffrey Kohler took him to Rockton World’s Fair (Rockton, ON) in an attempt to qualify him for Sport Pony Star Search.  Not only did Illusion win his stallion class, but marched through three more championship classes, to become the fair’s Supreme Champion Sport Pony.
After placing Reserve Champion Section B Welsh Pony on Friday, a very tired pony, lacking some of his sparkle, place third in his Sport Pony Star Search Stallion class on Sunday. Needless to say, here at Marsh Haven, we are very proud of our little man.


2011 Mare – Don Rico x Fire’s Girl (Feuerberg)
Owner/Breeder: Shirley Guertin, Centaur Breeding Farm
Rider/Trainer – Danika Guertin-Pierson
2017 Reserve Canadian Champion – Open First Level
2017 Reserve Ontario Champion – Open First Level
2017 Reserve Cadora Champion – First Level
2017 Champion Beaulieu Dressage Classic
…numerous other show championships


2012 Gelding – Don Rico x Wisteria (Weltruhm)
Breeder – Shirley Guertin, Centaur Breeding Farm
Owner /Rider – Caroline Lanthier
2017 Canadian Champion – AA Training Level
2017 Ontario Champion – AA Training Level
2017 4th in Canada for CADORA awards at Training Level
…numerous show championships


2017 USEF Leading Hunter Breeder – for a record 12th time!
The ranking is based on points earned in licensed USEF competitions.
Visit W Charlot Farms at http://www.charlotfarm.com/


2011 Bay Holsteiner Stallion – approved with CSHA
Carpaccio x Klarina by Gaspari
2017 USEF Leading Hunter Sire
Standing at W Charlot Farms – for more info click here




2012 Mare – Don Rico x Fire’s Girl by Feuerberg
Breeder: Centaur Breeding Farm / Owner: Sarah Lunn
This is ‘Fanny’ at the Aug 20 2017 Caledon Dressage Show – Training Level Test 1 & 2 with Rider/Trainer Kristy Gasparini
Judge Peta Christen – 1st in Test 1 – 76.522 / 1st in Test 2 – 79.809
This was Fanny’s first show and she wowed us with her work ethic and took home a high point award.