16.2+ hh Black gelding. Star with 3 white socks. Van has been lightly free jumped and showed off his abilities at the summer free-jumping clinic with Bob Henselwood. He is a captivating individual with a lovely attitude and incredible potential. He has been lightly started under saddle and will work towards the show jumping ring. Van Helsing is the last foal of Annewies who has consistently produced large, athletic individuals with great dispositions. Van's pedigree unites the powerhouse breeding combination bloodlines of Voltaire, Calypso II and Nimmerdor. His lovely movement should not be overlooked by dressage enthusiasts. He is an exciting individual with a fantastic future. Van's sire Vaultair was shown at Spruce Meadows before being sold as a Jr. amateur jumper in the United States.
CSHA Reg. #13733 F1
Sire: Gargoyle JT
5 yr old, 16 hh chestnut gelding with blaze and 3 white socks. Beautiful, correct conformation, pleasing disposition with 3 lovely, balanced gaits. Currently schooling basic dressage. Gimli's sire, Gargoyle JT is a registered Hanoverian by Goodwill from a Weingau mare and he achieved his Canadian Sport Horse Performance Premium in Dressage. Gimli shows plenty of dressage potential with half siblings showing successfully in B.C. He would undoubtedly excel in the hunter ring as well as the dressage ring.
CSHA Reg. #11644 F1
Sire: Rio Negro
Dam: Annewies (aka Nimmerdora)
16.3 hh Chestnut gelding with blaze and 4 white socks. “Boomer” has a powerful jump with plenty of scope. He easily free jumps 4' 6”. He is currently competing at 1.10m-1.15m. Sire, Rio Negro stems from the great jumping bloodlines of Ramiro and ruhlingstraum. Rio's career highlights include winning the Mercedes Barrage at the 1995 Spruce Meadows Masters and placing fourth in the Smirnoff Cup in the International Ring at the Masters in 1996. Rio competed against some of the top international and Olympic show jumpers of his day. Boomer's dam, Annewies (Nimmerdora) was a competition mare showing in the 4' 6” Jr./Am. Jumpers. She is by the “Stallion of the Century” in Holland, the great Nimmerdor. Nim has produced other foals for Slipstream Farm including Vavasour and Van Helsing.
CSHA Reg. #11503 F1
Dam: Sheba's Wish xx
15.3 hh Dark bay gelding with star. Lovely gaits with exceptional canter. Sweet disposition. Has shown lower level dressage and is currently competing at 1.oom-1.10m. He is very sensitive off of the aids and best suited for a solid rider. Walsh's ¾ brother, Willingdon is a successful Jr. Jumper on the Alberta circuit.
CSHA Reg. #AA13142
Foals: Gabriel '06
Vavasour (aka Vega) is a 17 hh homebred mare by Vaultair out of Annewies (Nimmerdor). At the age of 4, she foaled a lovely colt, Gabriel by the international Grand Prix jumper, Gervantus II. Vega has powerful, fluid movement with incredible potential for the jumper ring. Her sire, Vaultair, has exceptional jumping ability and technique, scoring him the top marks at the CSHA Stallion Inspection. Vaultair competed as a jumper in Alberta before being sold to the United States. Vega’s dam, Annewies competed as a jumper and her strong movement would have put her in good stead in the Dressage ring. Vega is currently training over fences and has recently begun her competition career in the show jumping ring.
Dam: Sheba's Wish xx
Foals: Willingdon, Mazeppa, Genesee
Echo Logic is a homebred F1 Canadian Sport Horse mare, dark brown and standing 16.2+ hh. She is in foal with a 2008 baby by the Oldenburg show jumping stallion Gervantus II. This will be a full sibling to Genesee ('05). Due to a severe pasture injury, Echo has been retired to the broodmare band for several years but not before she proved her sport potential in dressage. She exhibits her sire, Elute’s correct, airy gaits and fabulous jumping technique which she, in turn, passes on to her offspring. After standing at stud at Spruce Meadows for only a few short years, Elute competed with Mac Cone on the Canadian Show Jumping team in numerous Grand Prix, on several Nations’ Cup teams and represented Canada at the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996.
Kestrel is a homebred mare that has produced offspring that reflect her strong conformation, elegant looks and incredibly balanced movement. She is not a tall mare but what she lacks in stature, she makes up for in her 3 beautiful gaits and lovely disposition. Her eldest offspring is Gimli ('02) by Gargoyle JT whose other progeny are exceling in dressage in the Lower Mainland of BC. Kestrel's daughter, Wintour ('06) by Equitop Farm's, Wyman is a first premium filly and winner of the Alberta Champion of the 2006 CSHA National Foal Championship. Kestrel’s dam was a 16.2 hh Argentine Thoroughbred mare who late in life, produced just this one mare for Slipstream Farm. Kestrel’s paternal grandsire was the well respected Trakehner Stallion, Nemo, who excelled in both Jumping and Dressage both here and in Europe.
Sheba's Wish xx was a foundation mare for Slipstream Farm. Producing well into her twenties, she foaled several good jumpers that all have good movement for dressage. Her pedigree harkens back to several of the thoroughbred sport horse greats like Ambiorix and Princequillo. A Thoroughbred mare of her caliber for sporthorse breeding is difficult to come by so we feel fortunalte to have had Wish in our broodmare band early on.
Max’s dam, Minter was a Champion Hunter mare at the Royal Winter Fair numerous times. Max has a lovely jump and she excels in the dressage where her lovely flowing gaits, balance and high degree of collection serve her well. This she passes on to her offspring and we see them as versatile, well balanced athletes.
She is the dam of Wessex, Gonika and Rainier. All of Max’s offspring display her delightful temperament and a willingness to work.
Annewies is by Holland's “Stallion of the Century”, the incomparable Nimmerdor. Nimmerdor's contribution to the breeding world was deeply felt worldwide and his offspring for competition and breeding eagerly sought. Under the name Nimmerdora, Annewies competed up to the 1.30m Jumpers until the age of 16 when she retired from the competition ring. She has had 4 foals for Slipstream Farm, Royalite #4, Anselmo, Vavasour and Van Helsing . She is now retired from breeding after producing some of the farm's most athletic individuals. Her 2002 daughter by Vaultair, Vavasour, has produced a Gervantus II colt in 2006.
It has been an honour for us to have an incredible mare like “Nim” as a member of Slipstream Farm. Nimmie passed away on New Years day, 2008.