Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Warmblood Stallions of North America Announces Devon Contest Winners!

SunnyDays foals:
Sonnentanz by Sir Gregory
and Slainte by Sezuan
We have two winners! Warmblood Stallions of North America's 2nd annual Dressage at Devon contest has just wrapped up, and we're happy to announce our two winners. Each winner receives tickets to all six days of competition.

Congratulations to:

Kathleen Richardson, owner of SunnyDays Hanoverians.

SunnyDays Hanoverians is small breeding operation which has produced 2 to 6 warmblood foals a year for the past 20 years, primarily Hanoverian. Kathleen is a member of the Hanoverian Verband, and has been active in the Eastern Canada Hanoverian Breeders Club, as a past Director, past President, and general factotum.

"We have a small farm, 50 acres, northeast of Toronto, Canada, where our horses live a pretty much outdoor life, as weather permits. I select my mares, and the stallions to whom I breed them, for temperament, rideability, and beauty of movement. I am a one-person operation, and handle all my girls and babies daily, so it is paramount that they be gentle and well mannered. Many of my babies have gone on to successful dressage careers, and a few have showed talent in jumping and eventing.

"Like most breeders I strive to learn more, and do better, and there is always lots to learn. I look forward to the Devon Breed Classes, to learn and enjoy at the same time."

July Urschel, Black Fox Farm.

July Urschel is an adult amateur dressage rider based out of Kentucky, and she owns "a boutique farm named Black Fox Farm.

"We are in the planning phase of our breeding operation. The Hanoverian is the breed in which we set our focus. We have a lovely Wolkentanz II mare that we hope to be the foundation of our program. I hope to contribute (through careful and wise breeding choices) to improving American-bred sporthorses.

"The breed show at Devon is the perfect place to for market research and networking. I look forward to seeing the youngsters and taking plenty of notes. I’m excited for the opportunity to watch the CDI as well!

"Thank you for hosting this wonderful contest!"

Dressage at Devon, September 24–29, 2019, is famous not only for drawing some of the finest competitors in North American dressage, but also for presenting the largest open breed show in the world. The breed show is held the first three days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; with the performance division running Friday through Sunday. Warmblood Stallions of North America is proud to partner with Dressage at Devon to offer this opportunity to send North American breeders to Dressage at Devon 2019.

We wish both winners a wonderful and educational trip, and we look forward to reports and photos!

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