Welcome to Sunny Days Hanoverians Website!
We breed German warmblood sport-horses at Sunny Days Hanoverians – a centuries old fifty acre farm situated in the Kendal Hills just seventy kilometres east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Green, windy fields, woods and wildflowers in the warm summers and startlingly white and frosty winters. We have deer and timberwolves, and, always wondrous to me, a small band of Hanoverian mares and youngsters.
I select my mares, and the stallions to whom I breed them, for temperament, rideability, and beauty of movement. I handle all my girls and babies daily, so it is paramount that they be gentle and well mannered.
I am fortunate to have developed some wonderful contacts in Germany; I stay in touch with fellow breeders in North America; and I have developed a delightful circle of horse-crazy friends through riding, through my son and daughter, and through the people who have visited here to play with and purchase my babies. So, because of my horses, and through the people who love and cherish horses, I am continually presented with new learning opportunities!
|On these few web-pages, there are pictures of the people and animals who share, or have shared, Sunny Days Hanoverians with me. On the “News” page you’ll find occasional notes on what’s happening with my horses and my family, and references to the horsepeople who have taken my babies to live with them.
If you are interested in learning more about any of my sale foals or horses, it is safer to call, as, unfortunately, I find that some emails go astray – filtered out, or being systematized as “trash”. I apologize for any emails to which I have not responded, but through experience I’ve learned that they occasionally do not reach me.
Highlights of our Breeding Program, over the years: 2000 - Wild Honey by Weltregent out of Espinette by Espri / Woermann Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2001 - Windsong by Weltregent from SPS Ricarda by Ramino / Seefischer Champion Hanoverian Foal, Belleville Inspection 2003 - Rhodeo by Rhodes Scholar out of SPS Bretania by Brentano / Hill Hawk xx, Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2004 - Waliant by Widmark out of Masquerade by Mattgold / Rosenkavalier, Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2005 - Future Perfect by Fabuleux out of SPS Ester by Eiger / Wenzel, Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2006 - Bergren by Bergamon out of Laura by Longchamp / Maurice, Top Hanoverian Colt, Vankleek Hill Inspection 2007 - Sonnenschein by Sir Donnerhall out of Contessa by Contendro / SPS Eiger, Top Hanoverian Filly, Guelph Inspection 2007 - Sobella Hit by Sandro Hit out of SPS Bretania by Brentano II / Hill Hawk xx, Reserve Hanoverian Filly, Guelph Inspection 2008 - Royal Gala by Romanov out of Contessa by Contendro / SPS Eiger, Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2009 - Shining Bright by Starlight out of Espinette by Espri / Woerman, Premium Foal, GOV Inspection 2009 - Fuerst Gemini by Fidertanz out of SPS Ditana by Don Bosco / SPS Prince Orac xx, Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2010 - Sonnenfeld by Sir Donnerhall out of Contessa by Contendro / SPS Eiger, Champion Hanoverian Foal, Guelph Inspection 2011 - Holeandra by Hotline out of SPS Ditana by Don Bosco / SPS Prince Orac xx, 8th Place USA FEI 4-year-old Dressage Championships 2012 - Spider-Man by Sir Donnerhall from Contessa by Contendro / SPS Eiger, Champion Dressage Foal, Guelph Inspection 2013 - S'il Te Plait by Soliman de Hus out of SPS Rothara by Romancero / Wenzel, Quebec FEI 4 Year Old Champion 2014 - Flying Colours by Fabregas from Free-To-Be by Fidertanz / SPS Don Bosco, Champion Dressage Foal, Guelph Inspection 2014 - Sonnentanz by Sir Gregory from Espinette by Espri / Woermann, Co-Reserve Champion, Guelph Inspection 2014 - S'il Te Plait by Soliman de Hus out of SPS Rothara by Romancero / Wenzel, Quebec FEI 5 Year Old Champion 2015 - Wild Honey by Weltregent out of Espinette by Espri / Woermann represents Canada, under Brooke Kopesser, at the North American Young Rider Championships 2015 - Filibuster by Fidertanz out of Wild Honey by Weltregent / Espri (bred by Honey's owner, Sue Thompson) finished second in his first CIC1* at The Fork in April and then won his first CCI1* at Bromont in June. This wonderful athlete is ridden / owned by Beau Guimond. Beau and Buster won six Training level events in their 1st year together, and Buster was ultimately named the 2014 USEA Training Horse of the Year. 2015 - S'il Te Plait by Soliman de Hus out of SPS Rothara by Romancero / Wenzel, Quebec 2nd Level Dressage Champion 2015 - Flying Machine by Fabregas from Free-To-Be by Fidertanz / SPS Don Bosco, Champion Dressage Colt, Guelph Inspection 2015 - Flying Colours by Fabregas from Free-To-Be by Fidertanz / SPS Don Bosco, Grand Champion Colts and Geldings Great American Insurance Northwest Regional Series Finals; also IBC winner and High Score winner. 2015 - Sigur Ros by Sandro Hit from SPS Bretania by Brentano II / Hill Hawk xx made her debut at Saugerties HITS and was Hanoverian High Point Winner, scoring a super 79% to win her First Level test 3 2015 - Sonnentanz by Sir Gregory from Espinette by Espri / Woermann, wins her AHS Futurity Class (high score of all yearlings and 2 year olds), and garners 3rd Highest Score of all 55 Yearling Futurity Entrants, nationwide 2015 - Boundless, by Belissimo out of After Hours by Autocrat / SPS Eiger I, and his owner-rider Rose Burley, became the New Brunswick AA Training Level Season Champions and won the AA Training Level New Brunswick Provincial Championship! Rose has done all the training on her Bliss, since starting him at 3 years old. 2015 - Fuerst Gemini, by Fidertanz out of SPS Ditana by Don Bosco / SPS Prince Orac xx, was in the limelight in 2015, making Carolyn Healy (and me) super proud. Under Siri Ingebrigsten, he earned his CADORA Bronze medal, through becoming Ontario and Eastern Canada Level One Freestyle Champion, and Ontario and Eastern Canada overall Reserve Champion for Level One. More success, and happiness in 2016, I am sure. 2016 - Flying Machine by Fabregas from Free-To-Be by Fidertanz / SPS Don Bosco scored big for owner Jennifer McLandrich. Among other wins this handsome colt earned First Place in Yearling Colts/Geldings, Champion in the USDFBC Colt/Gelding Championship and went on to win the Young Horse Championship at the KDA Summer Classic & Breed Show! At the July WNYDA Summer Festival Breed Show, he earned the Colt Champion and Reserve Young Horse Champion titles. Way to go Jennifer! 2016 -Sigur Ros by Sandro Hit from SPS Bretania by Brentano / Hill Hawk xx had a great show season at Saugewrties HITS. On her first outing of the season, in June Sigi scored an amazing 71% at 3rd Level and buddy Royal Gala (by Romanov / Contendro / Eiger) scored a super 70+% at 1st level at her first show ever! In August Sigur Ros was a superstar again with 70% at Third level test 3 and qualified for the Regional Championships. 2016 - Spider-Man by Sir Donnerhall from Contessa by Contendro / SPS Eiger I, was selected as the 4-year-old Demonstration horse at the October Clinic with World and Olympic Gold Medalistic Charlotte Dujardin. Owned by an ecstatic Laurie O'Neill, he was masterfully presented by trainer Emily Hill. 2017 - Sigur Ros by Sandro Hit from SPS Britannia enters her first PSG with owner / trainer Kim Davies. In both classes -- scores in the high 60's. In September, she does it again, with a 2nd place out of a field of 20! Congratulations Kim. 2017 - Foreign Affairs by For Romance from SPS Ditana was chosen Champion Dressage Foal at the Guelph Hanoverian Inspection on PEI. An independant (non-Verband) judge also designated him Champion Hunter Prospect. Congratulations to owner Ryan Pedigo of California. 2017 - Flying Free by Fabregas from MSB Free-To-Be was chosen Reserve Champion Dressage Foal at the Maritime Region Hanoverian Inspection. Congratulations to owner Shannon Brooks of Oxford, Nova Scotia. 2017 - Furstentanz by Furstenball out of Chenya MRF (Contucci / Bordeaux from Maple Run Farms breeding) was Top-placed Filly and also Reserve Champion Dressage Foal at the Guelph Hanoverian Inspection. Congratulations to owners Christopher Simpson and Jean-Yves Tardif of Ontario, Canada. 2017 End-of-Season 2017 National Awards: * Albert Kley 2017 Top Ten Foal Award to Foreign Affairs by For Romance / SPS Ditana * Albert Kley 2017 Top Ten Foal Award to Furstentanz by Furstenball / EM Chenya MRF * Albert Kley 2017 Top Ten Foal Award to Flying Free By Fabregas / Free-To-Be * Albert Kley Memorial 2017 Canadian Champion Dressage Foal Trophy to Foreign Affairs 2018 - Flying Machine by Fabregas, out of Free To Be by Fidertanz / Don Bosco, continues his winning ways winning the USDF North Central Breeders’ Series Colt Championship in July. 2018 - Zuper Zonic by Glock's Zonik, out of Contessa, by Contendro / SPS Eiger I, is awarded the Albert Kley Memorial prize as a Canadian Hanoverian "Top Ten Foal 2018".And from the Hanoverian Verband, he received the International Award "Gold Medal Foal". 2018 - Flying Machine by Fabregas, out of Free To Be by Fidertanz / SPS Don Bosco finishes 4th overall in the USDF Dressage Sport Breeding Horse of the Year Awards for 3 year old Colts/Geldings! . Also Champion Three-Year-Old Colts and Geldings for the Canadian Hanoverian Society. Congratulations to owner Jennifer McLandrich. 2018 - Canadian DRESSAGE HORSE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Wild Heart, by Wolkentanz II / Fabriana, and her owner-rider Katy Duffy, at 2nd Level 2018 - GRAND CHAMPION Award at the Canadian Dressage Festival in British Columbia, goes to “Sugar Baby“, by Sir Donnerhall / Contessa, for her performance at Training Level, and for her High-Point Award with 81.5%. Sugar Baby is owned by Aurline Russell and ridden / trained by Lorraine Bradbury. 2018 - Fuerst Gemini by Fidertanz, out of SPS Ditana by Don Bosco / SPS Prince Orac xx, does his owner Carolyn proud, claiming the title Ontario Third level Open Reserve Champion under his trainer Siri Ingebrigsten. Great team - congratulations!.