Our Horses & Young Stock

Forte
Birth Registry: Canadian Warmblood    Year of Birth:2005  ​Breeding Approvals: German Oldenburg Verband  
Breeder: Blueridge Warmbloods

​​Forte is the first foal ever produced by Blueridge Warmbloods.  She is by the  Hessen stallion Freestyle, overall winner of his stallion performance test in Prussendorf.  In 2009 Freestyle had a breeding index of 151, placing him alongside such great stallions as Weltmeyer, Don Frederico and Fuerst Heinrich.   Freestyle has also sired finalists in the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses and the Pavo Cup, as well as the international Grand Prix horse Twinkel R, ridden by Hubertus Schmidt.  Forte is out of my former dressage partner  Wolkenstar.  Wolkenstar was an extremely successful dressage horse,  winning at Equine Canada "Gold" shows with scores up to 75% from "O" level judges. The damsire, Wolkenstein II, was the winner of Stallion Performance test in 1993 in Adelheidsdorf and in 2010 had  a very good FN dressage index of 140. Wolkenstein II has produced 46 licensed sons including Welser and Waterford as well as numerous horses at the FEI level including Wild Dance ridden by Hubertus Schmidt.  Standing approximately 16 hands tall, Forte is a elegant mare with a good uphill frame and medium build.  Forte is a powerful, elastic mover and gives her rider a very good feeling. After producing her first foal in 2010, a filly by Belissimo M, Forte has returned to undersaddle work and has begun dressage competition career.   In June, 2011, Forte made her training level debut at a schooling show at the Nepean National Equestrian Park, winning the training level championship, the open division championship and the overall high point award for the show (71.25%) . In, 2011, Forte continued to impress the judges, winning the Open Training Level Championship at her first Gold show, Dressage at the Park. In 2013, Forte showed very successfully at Second Level, even scoring in the seventies from an FEI judge.  In 2015, Sara and Forte made their Third Level debut, scoring in the mid 60s at Equine Canada Gold Shows. In 2017, Sara plans to show Forte at Fourth Level.  In addition to being a talented dressage horse, Forte is also an excellent jumper and will be making her eventing debut in 2017.  

Blueridge Fortuna
Birth registry : German Oldenburg Verand         Year of birth 2010      Breeder: Blueridge Warmbloods

Blueridge Fortuna is the second generation of the Blueridge Warmbloods breeding program. Her sire in the incomparable Belissimo M and her dam is our homebred champion dressage mare Forte. 
Fortuna's sire Belissimo M won the 2003 Bundeschampionat in the 4 year old division and the next year represented Germany at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses where he placed 5th.  Belissimo M went on to have a very successful Grand Prix career under Australian Hayley Beresford.  Belissimo M has proven himself to also be a top class sire of dressage horses. His daughter Bella Rose, ridden by Isabell Werth, was 2nd in the Grand Prix at WEG in 2014, also winning the team gold. Bella Rose in one of a few elite dressage horses to have ever score above 80% in the Grand Prix. 
It is no surprise then that Fortuna has all the makings of a world class dressage horse. Standing at 16 hands, Fortuna is an uphill, elastic mover with a particularly good canter. In 2016, Fortuna competed in her first show at Caledon Dressage in Orangeville, ON.  Fortuna impressed the judges with her fantastic basic gaits and excellent rideability, winning the Training Level Open championship with scores as high as 80%! Fortuna will be continuing her show career with Sara with the hopes of one day competing at Grand Prix.


Fahrenheit P
 Birth Registry: KWPN   Birth Year: 2010 Breeder : Prima Equestrian

Blueridge Warmbloods is very happy to partner with our long time friend and FEI dressage rider Dusty Thiessen on this magnificent young horse. 
Frank is a son of Glock's Johnson.  Johnson, ridden for the Dutch dressage team by Hans Peter Minderhoud, is a highly successful international Grand Prix horse. His accomplishments include the team bronze at the 2014 WEG, team silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics as well as Individual Bronze in the GP Special at the 2015 European dressage championships.  Johnson's sire Jazz is one of the world's top sires of dressage horses. His offspring included Parcival, Orion, Wynton, Tango and unlimited. He was the #1 sire of dressage horses on the WBFSH for 3 years running. 
Frank's dam is the keur mare Odette. In addition to Frank, she has also produced his full sister Draganette P, winner of the prestigious Governor General's Cup at the Royal Winter Fair. 
Although Frank has only attended two shows with his rider Dusty, he already has an impressive resume. In 2015 Dusty and Frank won the First Level Open division at the Pacific Regional Championship. The following year, they won the Second Level Open championship at the same show.  We look forward to seeing how this promising team progresses.

Lilith Fair
Birth Registry: KWPN    Birth Year: 2016
Breeder: Cindy's Warmblood

Kool Dream
Birth registry :KWPN    Birth year: 2015    
 Breeder: Canadream Farms

We have high hopes for this young gelding's future. Karson was imported in utero from Holland by his breeder Canadream Farm and was purchased as a yearling to be Sara's future FEI horse.   Karson is a sweet and goofy young horse and is expected to mature in the 17 hand range. 
Karson is a son of Glock's Johnson.  Johnson, ridden for the Dutch dressage team by Hans Peter Minderhoud, is a highly successful international Grand Prix horse. His accomplishments include the team bronze at the 2014 WEG, team silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics as well as Individual Bronze in the GP Special at the 2015 European dressage championships.  Johnson's sire Jazz is one of the world's top sires of dressage horses. His offspring included Parcival, Orion, Wynton, Tango and unlimited. He was the #1 sire of dressage horses on the WBFSH for 3 years running. 
Karson's dam Fairlinda is an elegant, typey mare who has achieved the "Elite" predicate from the KWPN . Both her sire Uphill and her damsire Sorento are Grand Prix dressage competitors. With such an illustrious pedigree, Karson is destined to be a star in the dressage ring.

Lilith is the newest addition to the Blueridge Warmbloods. She was purchased sight unseen from our friend Cindy in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.  I wouldn't usually purchase a horse this way, but I've known Cindy for years and she highly recommended this filly to me. Well , I haven't been disappointed! Lilith continues to impress everyone she meets with her elastic movement and sweet disposition. 
Lilith is a daughter of the Hanoverian stallion Callaho's Benicio. Callaho's Benicio was the convincing champion of the 2011 Bundeschampionate and then went on to a successful FEI career with Jessica Andersson including winning the I1 at the 2015 CDI Hagen with an incredible 78.395%!   Benicio has not been bred extensively, but his oldest offspring are beginning to take the world by storm. Bonds (Callaho's Benicio x Sir Donnerhall) was champion of the 2015 Oldenburg stallion licensing and then in 2017 won the German Stallion Sport test.
Lilith's dam is the ster KWPN mare Winterwick.  Winterwick is by one of Ferro's best sons, Rhodium. Ferro represented the Netherlands at both 2000 Olympics and 19989 WEG dressage. He is an equally successful sire with many licensed stallion sons (Rousseau, Negro, Rhodium, Metall) and Grand Prix dressage competitors (Mythilius, Prestige, Glock's Undercover). Ferro is also the grandsire of dressage superstars Valegro and Uthopia.