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Parkwood Hosts Hanoverian Inspection

Participants and spectators were welcomed to Parkwood Stables on Wednesday September 12th to the 2012 Hanoverian Inspection for Western Ontario. Over 50 horses participated on the perfect sunny September day. Germany’s Hartmut Wilking along with Ursula Hosking and Inga Hamilton evaluated mares in a Performance Test, Mare Inspection and mare show. Congratulations to Marion Howard on her Champion mare Hypatia, by His Highness, achieving an Elite Mare Candidate status. Also to Sharon Beard’s La Vida, by Londonderry, and Parkwood Stables Winslet, by Wolkentanz II, who each achieved their 1A prize. After lunch Ferdi Haupt joined Ursula and Hartmut to do a fine job judging the 22 entrant foal show.┬áChampion Jumper foal was Leanne Simchison’s Blue Balou II, a filly by Balou de Rouet. Congratulations Leanne! Kathleen Richardson is also to be congratulated on her usual strong performance with her Champion Dressage foal Spider Man, a colt by Sir Donnerhall. Our own Sir Donnerhall colt, from Fantasia, gave a very strong performance in the final ring with very positive comments from the judges. Other highlights of the day were a dressage riding demonstration by Inga Hamilton on stallion Fabregas with descriptive comments from Olympic level dressage judge Lorraine Stubbs. Last but not least, just prior to our lunch under our backyard shade trees, the late Fritz Floto was honoured with heart felt talks by both Inga Hamilton and Fritz’s son Bernhard, followed by a toast to Fritz by all who attended the show. A special thanks goes out to Chris and Bruce VonGartzen who supplied the nice port for the toast and also to Coca Cola for the vast array of cold drink products. We would like to thank all who attended, helped and participated and for all the positive feedback that we received.