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

Sadly we are unable to run camps in 2020 in order to maintain safety considerations around COVID, however, we hope to start camps again in 2021. However, here is what our summer program usually  looks like:

Weekly Riding Lessons, with our without extra practice rides in -between

 Summer Riding Camps – So much fun, riders return year after year to see their friends and have a great time!

Email or Call 306-242-5099 to book a spot for 2020. Early bookings are recommended and a $100 deposit is all that is required. Ages 8 – 14.

I   Intermediate Camps. This camp requires  riding experience and the ability  to tack up independently. It will build on the Riders’ current level, and  progressing from there. Two camps being offered for 2018, over 11  years and under 11  yrs.

II – Absolute Beginner (two camps this year for this level) – riders with little or no experience, Over 11 years and under 11 years. Exact dates see sign up sheet and  will take place Monday through Friday in the months of  July/Aug 2017

$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: $500  plus GST

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

Regular riding lessons take place all year for all levels of riders.  Some of our programming is adjusted to accommodate COVID 19  safety concerns.

You are welcome to contact us about the  new full program for new students in March 2022. Please call us for details. 306-230-5823.

In normal times, absolute beginners  may join the next full “Learn to Ride” 10 week program  with a full complement of Horsemanship.    Call early to reserve a spot, classes fill quickly.

An “Introduction to Horses” is usually offered on Saturdays for Horse Enthusiasts 9 years of age and under.  Advanced deposits of $100 are required to save a spot.  This program is set to restart in Spring 2022.

An Assessment or Introductory lesson may be booked by calling 306-230-5823, or emailing  All levels welcome. We have over 10  school horses of varying types and levels, from ponies to large warmblood show horses with experience in the hunter, jumper and dressage arenas. We have several excellent English Instructors who are Certified with Equine Canada.   Assessment lessons are $75 plus GST payable in advance.

Experienced Riders interested in leasing a horse on a monthly basis may contact Val for availability and cost. Leases start at $150 per month.

Adult only classes also available at beginner to intermediate level.

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 you 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. We head out to teach in one of several outdoor riding rings as soon as weather permits.

Email:  Phone: 306-230-5823

Feb 142013
 2020 Clinics
Horse and Rider Physio and Body Mechanics Clinics:
Jenifer Parks DVM
“Ride Well Performance” Kathlyn Hossack
Dressage with Hendrik Gaebel Dates TBA
Past clinics:

Hendrik Gaebel – (Germany) dressage and jumping

Lauren Bamford – dressage clinics

Dr. Jennifer Parks – riders biomechanical and training horses for long term soundness and health.
Wendy Walker Advanced Ground Handling and young horse starts, retraining issues (attends 2 X per month)
Ride Well Performance with Kathyln Hossack

Trailer loading and travel  care 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,

Chute Jumping Theory & Practice – Lisa Longtin, Val Sanford and Wayne Ward,

Zuzanna Schrammova – Riding with your Mind (Mary Wanless style),

Skye Walker (Holland) Jumper,

Dr. Trisha Dowling – Vaulting