It has definitely been a while since our last update and a lot has happened in the last few months. We have welcomed a few new faces, and said good bye to some as well. Earlier on in the season, Nyha Leclerc purchased Aer Lingus AKA Linus, a 12 year old Irish gelding previously ridden by Katie Hourigan. What a fun horse this has been to work with over the last few months!
Nyha's horse Hank was well loved at Fairway and it was a hard decision to make to sell this good old boy. The decision was made easier when Willy Donnelan set eyes on him and wanted him as his own. Willy is an avid fox hunter who runs IRL construction in Vancouver and attends hunts regularly with the Fraser Valley Hunt Club, now with his partner Hank. Of course these are mock hunts and no animal is harmed.
Our neighbour Johnny Mahon has recently purchased Pawel Swolkein and Fairway Farms owned Paula, 6 year old chestnut mare by beau soleil.
Mia Fletcher Gordon has purchased our own Beaute Van Herikave, AKA Paddy, 10 year old KWPN gelding by Padinus X Gratianus. These two make a great match! Mia also brought home a 4 year old KWPN mare by Numero Uno named Nucri. This fun little mare will be a great horse for their future.
After a year of waiting, Meredith Ellis finally got to ride her new mount on home turf. Lasse, 8 year old holsteiner gelding by Lord Pezi, was purchased in November 2015 and kept in Germany with his old rider Andres Ripke for his eight year old season. Welcome Lasse!
Just recently we said good bye to HHS Coralida, 9 year old Irish bred mare previously owned by Anika Jaeckel. Cora was sold just after Spruce Meadows Octoberfest to Amanda Mitchell in Okotoks Alberta. We wish these two the best of luck for the future.