Icelandic Horses in Canada

In 2000 we moved to the Near North in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario. Our roads lead into Algonquin Park and make for lovely trail riding. What was supposed to be our retirement has grown somewhat! Jay has taken clinics and now holds judging qualification for Icelandic horses as a National sport judge and for Breed evaluation.

He has judged in Ontario and British Columbia several times in the last few years. Currently he is a director for our national club the Canadian Icelandic Horse Federation. Jay and Kathy have owned horses for over 30 years.

They have trained their own, and now occasionally start young horses. Both Jay and Kathy have taken English Hunt lessons. In addition, Kathy has undergone English and Western riding lessons for many years. Horses Playing at Bonaventure Farms Our breeding program is small and will remain that way by choice.

We recently imported a young stallion from the Covets in California and our breeding program will be based on temperament and gaits with the probability of nice color. Some of our mares are 4 gaited and some are 5. Our foal from last year is 5 gaited with lovely personality and color and we hope that this will continue in our future foals. We like to do a lot of pleasure riding and try to participate in shows when not actively judging at them.

Our knowledge of these special horses grows yearly with our participation in clinics for Icelandic and other gaited horses. There is much to learn about this breed and we endeavor to get our horses out in the public so more people can learn about them. Bonaventure Farms Services we offer: Horse Sales Foal Sales Tack Sales Clothing Sales Trail Rides Boarding Horse Transport Stud service from a beautiful blue dunn stallion & Much Much More!

To inquire about these services please get in touch! Thanks for taking a look! Sincerely, Jay & Kathy Whittington

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