Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association - Home


For updates on your CWHBA National and local chapter news and events!

WELCOME TO THE CWHBA!                          

The Canadian Warmblood is a Warmblood horse bred in Canada according to International standards and methodologies. Read our Breeding Aim & History ...

Whats New

2021 Stallion Service Auction - 2nd Round

March 1 - 6 th

Congratulations and thank you to all the bidders and donors. Our First Round was a record breaking success!

A few stallion service and other items are still available for bids, PLUS we have added additional stallions. Some with Buy Now options. Check out the link below.

The CWHBA Stallion Service Auction (SSA) is an annual event that gives you the opportunity to breed to some of the best CWHBA Approved or Licensed breeding stallions. Where else can you get a reduced price on a breeding service, as bids start at 50% of the advertised service fee. Anyone can register to bid.

Link to 2nd Round HERE:

More News

 Charmaine Bergman - In Remembrance

2021 February 24 - A beacon has gone out far too early and far too quickly. Charmaine passed away today after a relapse of cancer that had attacked her spine. Always positive, she had led the CWHBA through a difficult recovery at the same time as she herself was recovering from an earlier cancer. Her welcoming attitude and constant dedication to the association was a beacon that drew new people into the fold. She was an avid and charming conversationalist who's knowledge and broad life experience made her comfortable in every setting.  Her interest in people was genuine. 

Charmaine's career with the CWHBA spanned more than 20 years and included service as President of the Saskatchewan Chapter, National Secretary and Treasurer and finally National Chair. She was also a senior inspector and qualified International Young Breeders judge as well as an accomplished dressage rider, breeder and stallion owner. 

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to her husband John, her brother Kirk, and her close circle of friends.  RIP ...

HEALTH Statement from Equestrian Canada - March 3, 2021

EC would like to advise all Canadians competing in the United States to take necessary precautions relating to biosecurity and EVH-1. EC biosecurity resources can be found at

CE recommande à tous les Canadiens participant à des concours aux États-Unis de prendre les précautions nécessaires quant à la biosécurité et le HVE-1. Les ressources sur la biosécurité de CE sont disponibles à

 COVID-19 Statement from Equestrian Canada

Read the statement here from EC regarding information pertinent to all horse people to manage the impact of coronavirus.

Update from EC re: Transportation for Horses Returning from USA

Equestrian Canada (EC) is working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expedite the return process for equines to Canada from the United States. read the details here.

Awards - 2020 results are being tabulated

2020 Awards will be tabulated and announced once finalized. If you have sport results for Mare Production or Elite Mare Awards, those will still be accepted.

All 2019 Awards have been mailed and results are now posted on the Awards pages on this site.


2021 online Stallion Directory - is being updated

The Stallion Directory is being updated for 2021 activated stallions.

If you missed submitting your Stallion Activations for 2021, please submit now. Your information was e-mailed to you. If you have not received this notification, please contact us immediately at: Admin or Stallion Directory

Important Note: to list the WFFS status of your stallion/s you must submit a copy of your Lab result from your original registry that the test has been done. If the result does not appear on the CLRC database, or we do not have that confirmation, we will not be able to add the result.


The 2021 Breeder's Directory Online - renewal is due NOW. Contact Accounts for payment to renew or submit a new listing. Remember to confirm your past listing to continue in 2021 and advise the web master.

 Fall Sale was a great success - check out the results


Fall Classic Breeders' Sale
 The 2019 Fall Classic Sale was held at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, on October 4 & 5 with the auction taking place late afternoon on Saturday, October 5.
CWHBA Announces New Promo Wear provider!

Thanks to the hard work of an Alberta Chapter member, we now have the opportunity to direct purchase CWHBA branded clothing online! CWHBA has negotiated with Lands'End School Uniforms, a collection of attire to suit everyone... all in the correct colour of dark green, and embroidered with the CWHBA logo. Addition of the embroidered logo is extra. Shipping is from Canada! Pricing is in Canadian $$.

To make sure you get to the right spot, follow this link and create an account with Lands'End to view the CWHBA special selection.

BV Labs - new branding for Maxxam

This name change does not affect our members nor processing of DNA samples with our provider, but you may see a new/different name on reports. Effective June 3, 2019 the parent company of Maxxam (Maxxam Analytics International Corporation) is formally changing their business operating name to Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. and will be moving to the Bureau Veritas (BV Labs) branding. What will change are the e-mail addresses of laboratory contacts.

2020 Foal Futurity Sire reference - 2021 SSA

Thank you stallion owners for your generous participation in the 2020 Stallion Service Auction. When you are looking for Nominated stallions for the 2020 Foal Futurities, check the SSA web site linked here.



Many new listings from breeders / owners are being added. Classifieds are a member benefit and may be posted at no cost to members.

Want to place a classified listing? The Member classifieds can be accessed through the Member Area - login link at left. Check out the new and updated listings. Member Sale Horses

USDF Awards
Canadian Warmblood owners who compete for the 'United States Dressage Federation (USDF) All Breeds Awards' will be announced soon and receive their beautiful medals in the mail.

Canadian Warmblood sponsors these awards through the USDF. Congratulations All. Results are posted on the awards pages.


The Member Service of 'Farm Web Site Listings' on our Links page, was last updated and added to March 30, 2018 and will be reviewed again in 2021 shortly.

If you feel that your link has been removed, and several were because the link was no longer active, please send the new web address to the web master, and make sure you have a link back to CWHBA either on your front page or links page.

Want to add your Web Site? Members may submit their Farm web site address to the web master for consideration to add to this listing Member Web Site Links

Other News Of Interest

Sudden loss of Warmblood breeder: Debra Lynn Symes 1969-2021

dsymesHeather Smith: It is with great saddnes that I share the sudden passing, on January 23, 2021, of Debra Lynn Symes, from Thelma and Louise Sport Horses. Long time member of the Canadian Warmblood and Hanoverian horse communities as a breeder of quality horses.

Deb was the founding spirit that was Thelma (Deb) and Louise (Heather Smith) Sport Horses. Her zest for life was second to none. Her ability to ride and reason with a reluctant horse was envied by many and her generosity with her knowledge and skills made her the pillar of Heather and Deb's breeding program. Horses bred by Thelma & Louise were sold across Canada and the United States and they participated in many Fall Classic Breeder's Sales.

Deb leaves to mourn her supportive husband of 30 years, Keith Robertson of Pincher Creek and her Partner and Best Friend, Heather Smith of Taber, AB.

New CWHBA Chair Appointed as Charmaine Bergman Retires 

2021 January 31 - The Board of the CWHBA has, with regret, accepted the resignation of Charmaine as Chair due to health issues. In her place Janice Tyndall National Director from B.C. has been appointed to serve out the two year term. Read more here.

World Breeding News - Issue

Founding Director, Eve Mainwaring turned 95 in February, 2020. Read about her remarkable story, from pre war Estonia to Canada and the Big Ben partnership with Ian Millar, in the March edition.  Download your complimentary copy here. 


News articles Archives ......


Friday March 5, 2021



Covid-19 Update 

CLRC office staff are in large part working from home so there may be some delays in processing applications, but work is proceeding so please continue to send in your paperwork as normal. Our help desk will continue to respond as usual. Send all inquires to our <office> Help Desk 


Search our public online database at CLRC for a CWHBA horse, with full pedigree details, here

Follow the link to the front page, then scroll down to 'Members & Pedigree' to search the database. To create a login, go to 'Manage My Account'.

Online Memberships Available Now

 Online Membership  is available through CLRC. Click Join my Association or Renew membership and follow the prompts to pay online!

Print membership application.
• Annual member - $95,
• Associate Member - $40.

To qualify for Awards, including USDF All Breeds, you must be a minimum Associate Member.


Nomination Form and Results forms now offer a fillable version to make it easier to complete. You must be a Member to participate! ** Year End Awards nomination due June 30th. Achievement Awards accepted at any time. Please download these forms to your desktop to complete.
-  Awards Nomination Form - Fillable


The Stallion Directory is now being updated for 2021 activated stallions.

If you missed submitting your Stallion Activations for 2021, please submit now. Your information was e-mailed to you. If you have not received this notification, please contact us: Admin or Stallion Directory

Your Stallion Activation Fee for the 2021 Breeding Year was due November 15, 2020, together with your Stallion 'Report of Mares Bred in 2020'. You can get your forms on line here. The completed Report must be submitted together with your Activation Fee and Membership for 2021

Important note - to list the WFFS status of your stallion/s you must advise the webmaster that the test has been done. If the result does not appear on the CLRC database, or we do not have confirmation of his status from your original registry, we will not be able to add a result.


For information on Mare Inspections, please contact your Provincial Inspections Coordinator below.

BC - Marilyn Powell - 250-374-4045
AB - Janine Olson - 403-886-2676
SK - Charmaine Bergman - 306-764-7148
MB - Dana Young - 204-966-3316
ON - Jayme Harvey-Micay - 416-786-8046
QC - Julie Cantin - 418-955-1268
Maritime - Spurlyn Gates - 902-582-3645


A hair sample for DNA profiling and parentage verification MUST be submitted at the time of registration. This came into effect 2011.

Effective 2019 registrations, both parents must have a DNA profile on record for Parentage Verification of all foals and later age.

Effective 2019, BV Labs will be able to offer testing for WFFS (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome). There is a new DNA Application form.


Members and supporters can now visit these Association pages

- Canadian Warmblood Official page on Facebook, or join the,
- Friends of Canadian Warmblood group page. The group page hosts discussions where members may post.
- CWHBA Fall Classic Breeders' Sale. The group page for the Fall Classic Sale News

EFFECTIVE July 1st 2015, all services provided by the CWHBA will be GST/HST added.


Depending on the member's place of residence the following rates will apply to all other services including, but not limited to, registrations, inspections, mare entries, stallion licensing and transfers. Please read and follow the directions on the appropriate forms.

  • 13% HST NB, NL & ON Residents, 
  • 14% HST PEI Residents, 
  • 15% HST NS Residents, 
  • 5% GST AB, BC, MB, QC, SK, NT, NU, YT Residents.  

Breeder's Tips

Breeders share their ideas and experiences

Red Boots : Tip from Janine Olson

Every girl loves a pair of red shoes but last year my favorite footwear was a pair of redboots which saved one of my foals.

Many of our friends followed Faiths journey last spring so for now I only want to remind people that if they hear of any foal born with angular limb deformity I am willing to rent out Faiths boots.

These boots came from a company named Redboot; they arrived from Argentina and were developed by an amazing Veterinarian, Agustin Almanza.

Under verterinary care and intensive management these boots were intrumental in helping Faith walk, they supported and aided in the relaxing of her contracted front legs.

For more information: Investigate


Feature Horse

Want to see your horse featured on our web site front page?

Your registered Canadian Warmblood horse could be our next cover girl or cover boy.

Members send us your CWHBA performance ring pictures (.jpg or .jpeg). Include the owner, breeder, breeding, event placing & photo credit.

Please do include a photo credit with your image. Horses must be registered with the CWHBA.

2019 Feature Horses to date.