Each horse is unique, each with its own personality, likes, dislikes and their own special beauty. Meet our special family.
School Horses Lead, longe, ride, drive, voltigeSly, Sani (Aqsaniq), Valkyrie, Posie, Maggie, Lady
Valkyrie is a Belgian. She is 16-3 hands high with beautiful long hair that she loves to have braided. She is a draft horse so she is very strong, but gentle as a lamb, especially when her favourite little friends come to play.
Sani is a thoroughbred/Trakehner cross, gelding 15.3 hands high. He was born at Willowbank in 1984. He is a favourite among young riders learning dressage. He is very happy when he gets to go out for a ride, especially outside!
We acquired Maggie at age 27, still sound, happy and as honest as the day is long. She is a Thoroughbred/Clyde cross, 16-2 hh. For some years she was ridden by a Centered Riding devotee. The rider, ready to begin dressage competition, and needing a ‘more dressage type’ horse asked if we could use Maggie for Therapeutic Riding. The answer? A resounding Yes!
Pretty Lady, Quarter Horse
Lady is a beautiful Quarter Horse with the old-fashioned range-type conformation. In time she demonstrated that she had at some time had both very good training as a Western horse, and experience driving on the trotting track. A rescue from the back woods of Plantagenet, Lady came to the farm in 2008 and has progressed from fearful to playful! Read more about her incredible journey that eventually brought her to Willowbank on our blog.
Impisch, a chestnut mare, 16-1hh, was born here, by Trakehner stallion ‘Impala’ out of our mare ‘Calypso’, also Trakehner with ¼ Clyde. Impala was imported from Germany as a Show Jumper stud, to Connie Kemper’s Stud Farm then in St. Lazare, Quebec, but now moved to BC. Impala bred only a few mares before he was sold to an Amateur Owner in Arizona. Under a professional rider Impala quickly became a Rolex winner. Before her tragic death, Calypso gave us four gorgeous boys (only Caminos remains with us), and finally Impisch. In 2011, Trainer Chris Windover (former senior rider with the RCMP Musical Ride and dressage expert) of ‘Twin Pines’ equestrian center, prepared Impisch to be ridden by talented, fully blind para-equestrian, Trudy Stevens.
Wee Broch, Caminos
Enjoying life, love, liberty and mud!