Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association - Ontario Chapter

2008 Stallion Performance Testing


Orangeville, Ontario - The 2008 Canadian National Stallion Performance Test, took place in Orangeville, Ontario from September 4th to 12th. Nine stallions were nominated and eight completed the test. Overall test and Jumper Champion was the seven year old Westfalen stallion Patten - Poker x EvitaVIII (LeuthernII) bred by Armin C Wagner and owned by Allison Zlepnig and Susi Rumney. Reserve Champion stallion was VDL Winsdor H - Indoctro x Fanieta (Ahorn) bred by the Hogendoorn family and owned by Timothy Millard. The Top dressage score went to the nine year old Westfalen, Santiago - Saint Tropez x Diana (Danenkonig) bred by Helmut Schulze-Edinghausen and owned by Anne-Marie Belanger with a dressage index of 116.23.

Once again Test Master Hendrik Gable from Germany was invaluable in preparing the stallions during the three training days. The judging commission brought experience and continuity to the process, with both Fritz von Blottnitz (German Stallion Test Judge) and Hakan Wahlman (President of the Finnish Warmblood Horse Breeders Society) returning for a third and fourth time. Eve Mainwaring (CWHBA Stud Book Committee) and Jennette Coote (Alberta CWHBA Chapter President) rounded out the judging commission. Assisting the commission were Christian Poschung and Andrew Dalnoki, senior inspectors from Ontario.

The Guest test rider duties for the dressage phase were return riders Scott Ottewell and Curtis Barbour. Waylon Roberts, a CET three day event rider in the 2007 PanAm Games and Roberto Teran, former Columbian Equestrian Team Member now based in Canada, took on the task of evaluating rideability over fences. Overall the test went well with no major hiccups and as with any endeavour this size there are always take aways on how to improve for the next time.

The facility is currently undergoing improvements and we have been invited to participate in the equestrian recommendations. The first of which has been implemented footing.

Scenes from the SPT

2008 SPT Champion: Patten

Vice Champion: VDL Windsor H

Lino - passed both licensing and 2008 SPT back to back!


The flamoboyant Lino test jumpimg with CET member and PAN AM team member Waylon Roberts.

Teddy Nutall and Belleraphon

Piper B with Garry Roque

Windsor with Vivian Millard on board.

Ruth, PS I Love You and Fritz

SPT Team

Chris, Jeanette, Fritz, Hakan, Eve and Ruth

Spectating at the SPT

Test master Hendrik gave Ruth Armstrong a lesson at the end of the day and took her advance horse Urban Legend for a spin....Ruth had a hard time to get him back off Hendrik!

Andrew, one of our judges discussing performance with Test Rider Curtis Barbour

Chris Gould, National President and Ruth Armstrong, Ontario President presenting the returning dressage Test riders Scott Ottewell and Curtis Barbour with a gift.