Broomhedge Pride x Fordelhill Belinda (x Middlebank Carlogie Brig of Buchlyvie)
Willow Way Kelso
Willow Way Bacardi x Willow Way Farrah (x Torrs Cup Winner)
Zoom has proven himself invaluable to our breeding operation. We are grateful to Frank Pfannenstiel of Wyoming for making this imported horse available to us. He is an outcross with an outstanding pedigree. The progeny from this young sire are just beginning to make a splash in the show ring, as Willow Way Nova was named 2014 Res. All-Canadian Yearling Mare & Willow Way Napa earned top honors at the 2015 Calgary Stampede, in being named Grand Champion Mare.
Zooms foals continue to impress us, they're consistent with beautiful feather, presence, action & great toplines. His black gene is appearing once or twice a year, his latest, a 2015 colt out of Cranbrook's Lady Cynthia. We are thrilled that he is throwing black foals, and top quality ones at that.
Kelso's debut in the show ring in 2012 was highly successful, claiming championship titles at both Olds & Calgary. In 2013 he was Champion again at Olds & Res. at Calgary. He was named All-Canadian aged Stallion in 2013.
In 2014 he held the position of right wheel in our 6, doing a fantastic job working with the 5 mares. He was awarded Res. Champion Stallion at Olds & Champion at Calgary. His show career finished up with the title of All-Canadian aged Stallion again in 2014.
Kelso's pedigree combines the most proven genetics here on the farm. Bacardi contributes the impressive Omega & Jubilant blood, but it's his dam side that really gets us excited. Mare families are very important to us here at Willow Way, and Kelso has one of the best. His Dam, Willow Way Farrah, is a daughter of Torrs Cup Winner & Willow Way Annette (x Torrs Quicksilver). His granddam, Hatfield Duchess, was a female that was super modern for her time. She passed her length of neck and size on to all of her offspring, today on the farm we have 4 generations of Duchess females.
Kelso's first full foal crop arrived in the spring of '15. We are beyond satisfied with what he has been throwing, very correct limbed foals with great head sets & length of neck. We look forward to bringing some of these Kelso foals out to the shows in 2016.
In the fall of 2015 we were given the opportunity to enter into a partnership on Kelso with Anderson Farms. We were elated that they chose Kelso's genetics to add to their highly successful breeding program. Anderson Farms is the home to the current World Champion Mare, Anderson's Ovation.
The stallions at Willow Way possess some of the most sought after bloodlines in Clydesdale breeding.
Willow Way Firestone
Willow Way Bacardi x Willow Way Lexi (x Willow Way Commander)
Firestone is an exciting addition to our program. We were able to purchase him this fall from Bob & Laura Gookin. He was of course raised at Willow Way, where he was then sold as a weanling to the east coast of Canada. As a 3 year old he was bought by Bob & Laura where he was shown on halter & in the cart as well as being used as a breeding stallion.
He is a modern type of stallion but quality isn't compromised. He offers superb bottoms, a wide flat hock, a ton of animation and his beautiful top.
Firestone's dam was a big mare with imported bloodlines - Croydon Aristocrat on the bottom & by the stallion Willow Way Commander, a horse with parents both imported by Allan - Torrs Final Command and the prolific mare Torrs Lady Antrim.
Lexi produced her size & quality time after time. A few of her sons went to the Hallamore Hitch, famous for their tremendous size & perfect colour.
We await the spring of 2016 when we have pastures full of "Little Stones"