Jul 202014

Reference Stallions        Copper T Warmblood Stables                      Saskatoon SK Canada

Contact Val Sanford directly for a sale list.  We have  a variety of horses for sale, both under saddle, with show experience  and some  not yet  started.

Freestyle – Premium Black Westfalen Stallion, Class 1 Status – (Florestan X SPS Paloma)
Freestyle has a German Dressage Index of 151 points, the highest in North America, and in the TOP 1% of all German Dressage stallions   17hh stallion, named PREMIUM in 1998 at the Westfalen stallion Licensing. At the 100 day Performance test at Prussendorf he was awarded a perfect 10 for character and a 9 for temperament. In dressage he proved to rank amongst the best of his year and received a 9.33 for ridebility. His total score was 132.55 points. A truly versatile stallion Freestyle obtained a 7th place finish in jumping with an 8 for jumping ability. Freestyle was the overall winner of his performance test. Freestyle is a class 1 stallion based on his results in his stallion performance test. Freestyle is a son of the famous Rhinelander stallion Florestan I, who was champion of the Rhineland approvals in 1998, and in 1989 he was champion of his performance testing in Warendorf. Florestan I has produced famous stallions as Fidermark, Florencio, Faveur, Fleurop, Furst Heinrich, Florestan I has taken the top position in the FN breeding values for a number of years. Florestan I is famous for producing performance horses with very high ridebility. In 2004 two Florestan I sons won both the 5 and 6-year-old World Young Horse Dressage Championships in Verden.Freestyle himself is out of the famous mare line through Paloma. Paloma and her 4 sisters received the award of the “Best Family of Hessen” for 4 years in a row. Paloma has produced two approved stallions Freestyle and Flammengold, full brothers, and she received an 8.1 for her mare-test. Her sister Patricia was in 1997 the best mare of Hessen. The second full-sister Pretoria was the best 3-year-old mare of Hessen in 1999 and also received a score of 8,50 for her mare-test. The youngest sister Primavera was 2nd at the mare show for 2 year olds at Asfeld. Grandmother, Geisha, is a full sister of the dam of the world famous stallion Romadour II, sire of the Olympic Gold Medallist Rembrandt with Nicole Uphoff. The dam-line of Freestyle shows four State Premium mares on a row, Paloma, Pirocshka, Poxi and Geisha.


Banderas 2006 Bay Oldenburg Stallion – (Balou du Rouet x Grannus x Beach Boy)
Banderas is the first approved son of the sensational European stallion Balou du Rouet, to stand in North America.  Banderas is a very typey athletic stallion, with a lovely expression, clearly stamped by in looks by his sire. Banderas has three very good athletic gaits, and shows a huge amount of jumping potential, he jumps in classic form, and show a lot of scope.  He also has a very good temperament and good nature. Sire Balou du Rouet is highly sought after as a breeding stallion, he is very known for producing type, elastic movers, and his oldest offspring are showing his prepotency for first class jumping ability. Banderas comes from a very strong dam line through dam Grisette he combines some of the best bloodlines available. His dam sire is the legendary Grannus, one Germany’s greatest sires with over five million DM in earnings, he is also the sire a multiple international and Olympic jumpers, including Top Gun La Silla(Jan Tops), Grand Plaisir(Ludger Beerbaum), Grannusch(John Witaker), Burmah Grand Slam (Nick Skelton) and Imperial to name a few.  Grannus is also the sire of over 60 approved stallions. Great Grand sire is the Elite international stallion Beach Boy. He has sired 8 graded sons who are already making a name for themselves and his own progeny includes the 1991 Oldenburg performance test champion Brandenburger, the international show jumper Beach Game and the international eventers Beach Star and Feldschwalbe.  His eight approved sons and 239 competitive offspring have earned him a BlUP score of 141 for both jumping and gaits.  Banderas successfully completed his 70 day test at Silver Creek Farm in 2010, Banderas finished 4th overall.  Some of  Banderas’ scores from the 70 day test Test Director scores Character “10”,Temperament “9” Willingness to work “9.50” constitution “9” ridability “8.5”Free Jumping “9”, Stadium Jumping “9” cross country “8.5” “walk 9” trot “7.50” canter “8”  Banderas has now become the first fully approved son of Balou du Rouet standing in North Americawith lifetime breeding approvals.


Century Hills Aedan Zodiak – Connemara Stallion: Century Hills Frederick McTeague x *Tathams Ballinanna Focusing on the dressage and hunter rings, Aedan is beginning his performance career where his exceptional movement and willing nature are evident. This comes as no surprise as Aedan has a strong performance pedigree. His dam, the imported English mare, *Tatham Ballinanna is by Bardsey Zodiac, an advanced level dressage stallion. His sire is out of Scottish import and premium mare, *Eastlands Glendearg and by the Elite Stallion, Maplehurst Michael MacDaire.

Aedan has been inspected and approved, rating excellent bone, joints and temperament. His purebred foals exhibit strong Connemara type and all his foals have correct limbs, remarkable movement and sensible people loving dispositions. All offspring are eligible to be registered with the Canadian Connemara Pony Society.

Mar 052013

2017 Summer Riding Camps – Full for 2017

Email or Call 306-242-5099 to book a spot for 2017. Early bookings are recommended and a $100 deposit is all that is required. Ages 8 – 14.  All full.

I   Intermediate Camps,  with Katryna. This camp requires  riding experience and the ability  to tack up independently. It will build on the Riders’ current level, and progressing from there. Minimum age is  10 yrs.

II – Absolute Beginner (only two camps this year for this level) – riders with little or no experience, with Katryna and Val Minimum age is 9 years. Exact dates see sign up sheet and  will take place Monday through Friday in the months of  July/Aug 2017

IV –  Adult only Weekend 3 Day Spring Riding Camp. All adults, with some experience, should be able to trot independently in the arena to join this group. Really great for confidence building.  Spring 2017. Complete.

$100 deposit is required to save your spot, $50 of which is refundable if you cannot participate.

Week day camps run from 9 am to 4:30 pm (advanced drop off and late pick up available, at a small fee for our daycare providers) Be prepared to ride twice a day! Helmets are provided, riders should bring boots with a one inch heel. Participants should bring a hearty lunch, and lots of water to drink (or a container for water), layered clothing, bug spray and sunscreen! Family discount available for siblings attending same camp.
Outside horses are welcome with Negative Coggins test. You must clean your own stall and provide feed and water. If you need a horse for your camp experience please talk to Val so we can arrange a good match!

5 day Week camps: $450  plus GST

Equine Canada Rider Level Testing will be offered this summer.    The test day will be open to outside participants.  Contact us if you wish to test but not partake in the camp, attending with your outside Instructor.  Advanced preparation for this testing is mandatory (not necessarily with us), speak with your Instructor directly about the pre-requisites.

If you do not quite meet the entry criteria for these camps you may take individual lessons in preparation. Please contact Val Sanford to make advanced arrangements.


Feb 222013


The next full “Learn to Ride” 10 week riding program begins in September, with a full complement of stable management (usually Monday evenings).    An Introduction to Horses will also be offered on Saturdays for Horse Enthusiasts 9 years of age and under. (6 week program)  Advanced deposits of $100 are required to save a spot. Regular weekly lessons also take place for intermediate and advanced students who may take advantage of the 10 week reduced pricing.

The next 10 Week Program Week Starts September 9th to 15th as Week # 1

(No lesson week of Thanksgiving, October 7 – 14) and finishing November 18th with a make up week November 25th (week 11, which you may take as an additional riding lesson).

We will host a Fun Schooling Show Fall Wrap Up Saturday December 2nd .

Group lessons are $50 plus GST for 1 hour in duration when taken in the 10 week program. Stable management is $100 for all 10 sessions.

Monday: Katryna*

5:00 – 6:00 Stable Management

6:30 – 7:30 GROUP #1

7:30 – 8:30 GROUP #2

Tuesday: Katryna*


exact time TBA GROUP #1

exact time TBA GROUP #2

exact time TBA GROUP #3

8:00 pm

Wednesday: Katynra*


exact time TBA GROUP #1

exact time TBA GROUP #2

exact time TBA GROUP #3

8:00 pm

Thursday: Val

5:45 – 6:30 PRIVATE

6:30 – 7:30 GROUP Intermediate

7:30 – 8:30 GROUP or PRIVATE

Friday: Lease day

430 – 730 pm Supervised youth lease riding

Ask your Instructor if you are eligible to lease a horse and practice ride on Friday evenings

Saturday: Val and Julie* alternate

1:00 Val/Julie alternate GROUP – beginners

2:00 Val/Julie alternate GROUP – beginners


4:00 Val adult jump lesson GROUP

Sunday: Val

9:15 PRIVATE –


11:00 GROUP –

12:00 GROUP – Beginners

*Katryna and Julie also have some day time availability. Contact us directly.

If you would like to join us please let us know as soon as possible so that we may set aside a horse and a spot just for you! Let us know your time and day preference and we will do everything possible to make that arrangement.

We will need a $100 deposit to guarantee your place.

Weekly riding lessons may be booked by calling 306-242-5099, or emailing  All levels welcome. We have a variety of school horse types and levels, from small ponies to large warmblood show horses with experience in the hunter, jumper and dressage arenas. Instructors are Certified with Equine Canada.

Adult only classes also available at beginner to intermediate level.

Lesson Prices start at $40 + GST

Privates may be arranged  prior our 10 week programming, and as riders progress, they may join groups of  a similar level.  Intermediate riders should contact us about exemption from the stable management and attend an assessment lesson to see which group they are most suited to join.

Click here for 2017-sign up sheet: Lesson Booking Sheet 2017 or call Val 306-242-5099. A deposit of $100 is required to save a spot.

The stable management sessions will teach and allow the Riders to practice the skills necessary to prepare and look after their horse for riding. Stable management is $20 per session plus GST and usually runs weekly on Monday evenings. Price reduction available  in cases where riders are taking weekly lessons.

For those new to the sport, what to wear?

* layers so you can be warm during the cool evenings or in the barn after your lesson

*a boot or shoe with a one inch heel (called paddock boots)

*long pants which are snug but not too tight.  Jeans are fine, so long as there is no back pocket “bling” decoration (this will scratch the saddle)  with minimal inside seam is recommended.

*gloves are recommended but not necessary, we will provide you with a safety approved helmet.

*water on site is from a well, but potable, however feel free to bring your own if yu wish!

We teach in a large indoor riding arena,  in weather no colder than minus 15 degrees, not including wind chill. Check the home page for local temperatures.

Email:  Phone: 306-242-5099

Feb 142013
This September 2017 we are excited to host Hendrik Gaebel from Gottingen Germany, Reit Master and Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association Stallion Inspector.  As part of this year’s Inspection he will visit Saskatoon and provide riders with a dressage clinic and education.  Contact Val Sanford to book a spot, space is limited. or 306-230-5823

We regularly  host  Advanced Clinicians and in the past, Trailer loading 101 with Dr. Kate Robinson and Wayne Ward, Riding from the Ground up – with Wayne Ward, Carine Cudmore King Johns Hunter/Jumper, Sandy Alexander (BC) Hunter/Jumper, Henk Glijn Dressage, Chute Jumping Theory & Practice – Lisa Longtin, Val Sanford and Wayne Ward, Zuzanna Schrammova – Riding with your Mind, Wendy Walker Ground Handling, Skye Walker (Holland) Jumper, Hendrik Gaebel – (Germany) dressage and jumping and vaulting with Dr. Trisha Dowling.