*Empres has a brand new baby daughter born April 9th 2013. Owned and bred by Candace Oakes of Lyalta Alberta. This is the first Pure Polish foal by *Empres in Canada. More about her on the Offspring page.
*Empres is happy to welcome a new mare. Sandomierza (Wojslaw x Sieniewa) is jointly owned by myself and Candace Oakes, Lyalta, Alberta. We plan to breed her to *Empres this year.
*Empres (left) Sandomierza (right) photo of Sandomierza kindly supplied by Karin Clarke, CVL Photography.
*Empres attended the Fall Festival Dressage Show in Brandon, Manitoba. Ridden by DJ Cairns of Cairns Ranch, Grayson, Sask, he won all his eight classes and was Champion Training Level and Champion First Level at the show:
*Empres looks forward to continuing his Dressage career in training with DJ Cairns.
*Region 17 Championships - *Empres earned three Top Fives - Arabian Sport Horse Stallion In Hand, Arabian Sport Horse In Hand AT, Arabian Stallion Breeding.
Shown with Candace Oakes, Mountain Valley Paints & Arabians, Calgary, Alberta.
*Empres attended his first show of the season - SAHA Icebreaker, Saskatchewan. He placed 1st in Hunter Pleasure Limit and 2nd Hunter Pleasure Open. 2nd in Sport Horse Stallion and Sport Horse Stallion ATH. He placed 1st in both his dressage tests - Training Level Test 1 - score 71% and Test 2 - 72.3%.
*Empres' training is going well. He attended his first dressage clinic on April 14/15th. His show season starts early June and we are so looking forward to watching his classes! Video taken at the clinic is on his Video page.
November 24th 2011
|Winter has arrived here in Manitoba. *Empres doesn't seem to disapprove too much - so far! He's having fun galloping round his pasture and kicking up the snow!|
Canadian Nationals - 2011
Had a wonderful time at "Nationals" - meeting new people and most of all spending time with *Empres!
Wild Rose Arabian Horse Show - Edmonton
*Empres had a very long journey to Canada - far longer and with many more detours than we expected. He ended up 550 miles from where he was booked to go - but as it happened, close to where he was going for some brush up training prior to show season - so in fact, it did save him another trip later!
He is now in training at Hoof Haven Equestrian, Ridgedale, Saskatchewan. He will be shown at a few shows this year - and of course welcomes a cheering party! There will be opportunity to meet him when his classes are over for the day, so please come and pay him a visit!
*Empres will come home to Bartongate in August.
*Empres has left Mississippi and finally on his way here! Not sure of an arrival day yet, but hopefully
early next week. I can't wait for him to arrive! Hope he is enjoying the nice weather on the journey -
it certainly isn't very good here - still lots of snow, but not so cold now.
Transportation all arranged! *Empres will be traveling from Mississippi to Manitoba about March 26/27th!
*Empres, Arabian stallion by Monogramm x Empressa, loved and respected world wide, will be moving to
Canada in early April, 2011. We are happy and excited to have him here with us at Bartongate and look
forward to him settling into his new home. *Empres will be available to a few quality mares by shipped semen, during the summer.