Sweets is a lovely, correct, true black, warmblood mare. She has produced beautiful, correct and big moving black foals and we are excited to see what she produces in our program.
Her sire is the Oldenburg stallion Bajazzo. Touchstone Farm imported this outstanding Oldenburg Stallion in May of 1993. Bajazzo was selected on the strength of his pedigree to meet the requirements for a tall, athletic horse with dryness of bone and good trainability. The combination of his sire Barsoi, contributing the refinement, a tremendous gallop and length of stride, and his dam, Grandella, from the famous Hanoverian line of Grande, contributing dressage and jumping talent, proved to be perfect for the next generation of young performance prospects. Bajazzo successfully completed the Stallion Test in 1983, receiving his highest marks for character, trainability, jumping, trot and especially walk. Shortly after he was sold through the prestigious PSI SALE to an amateur owner under whom he competed successfully in all three disciplines, three-day event, jumping and dressage. Bajazzo was used very sparingly as a sire in Germany, due to his previous owners’ competitive activities. In spite of this he had one son, Bellini, who followed in his footsteps to the PSI SALE, Nov. 29, 1992, selling as a top dressage prospect. His offspring in Canada are very elegant and refined and show exceptional athletic ability. Among his many Canadian-born foals is the Canadian Olympic three-day event horses Buenos Aries, that was top placed team horse at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong under Sandra Donnelly. He is also the sire of the approved Canadian Warmblood stallion Beau Soleil as well as numerous successful jumpers such as Southwind 5-year-old Canadian Young Horse Champion.
His sire Barsoi xx produced many top competition and sale horses for the Hanoverian and Oldenburg registries. His Hanoverian great grandsire, the legendary Grande has produced his own well-known line of jumping and dressage horses which include the famous Stallions Grandeur and Grannus.
On the Dam side of her pedigree is Fantast. Fantast had been very successful with limited showing. He started his show career with winning the 2 year old Koring in Belgium and was then imported by a small syndicate in Eastern Canada He was the Junior Stallion Champion at the Toronto Royal and Reserve Senior Stallion Champion at the Royal. He won CISS Low Jumper Championships, many hunter wins, and placed in the one dressage show he was entered in. He retired to the breeding shed in 1990. One of his oldest offspring Roulette is a multi Grand Prix winner, starting with a win over 52 horses in Denmark. He has sired very successful hunters as well as jumpers. There are a very good group of young offspring that are just hitting competition age. They already have first premiums in mare korings,and riding tests, winners in foal futurities. Supreme Bred Awards, and Classic Bred Awards at the Alberta Horse Improvement programs.Hunter Championships in Florida, Dressage Championships in California, & Open Jumper wins in Alberta. Fantasts' pedigree has two of the top 50 stallions in the World Breeding Federations show jumping index for 1996. On the sires side is Etertat. Notable sons and daughters are Big Ben with two world Cup championships to his credit. Also Bjou d Cr, Geraldo, and Diana. On the dams side is the famous Ibrahim whose sons include Alme Z who produced Jalisco B. Ibrahim was also noted as a top 12 dams sire. A very strong jumping pedigree. It has been said by many experienced horsemen that Fantast was a broodmare sire. 12 years later that has proven true. 2 daughters winning the Alberta Provincial CWHBA Championships and their and other Fantast daughters offspring---winning or placing in the foal futurity for the past 10 years.