Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ride time

It was a warm sunny day yesterday and Victoria was out for a ride on the somewhat wolly Baron.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Late fall

The horses are putting on their winter coats getting ready for the real cold weather. This year's foals are showing us the usual horse play you would expect from the colts. It is a great time for them to be horses and develop their muscles and coordination.

Monday, December 06, 2010


Kelly Snowdon recently sent us some wonderful photos of the two year old Ellazarma (Concorde/Hamlet). Kelly purchased "Bella" from us last year.

Charlton sold

Charlton (Concorde/Hamlet) has been sold to Sarah Boyko and Vonda Reel owner of Hunters Edge Farm in Hinton Va.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Foalings for 2011

We did preg checks last week to confirm pregnancies for 2011.

Zinosa (Tango/Purioso) to Johnson due May 4th

Virtual Rose (Idocus/Quattro) to Sandreo due May 7th

Waltzalina (Jet Set/Haarlem) to Sandreo due May 8th

Veganieta (Jazz/Zeoliet) to due Contango May 19th

Virginia (Welt Hit II/Zeoliet) to due Sandreo June 16th

Vuzarma (Hamlet/Purioso) to due ELDORADO v d ZESHOEK July 4th

Florentina (Floristan/ Phonix) open

We are excited about the expected foals. We have three Sandreo breedings and we think we can not have too many Sandreo foals. This is based on our Sandreo offspring we have worked with and enjoyed. This includes Bastion (Sandreo/Floristan), Calypso (Sandreo/Jazz), and Crispin (Sandreo/Jet Set).

We are looking forward to another Contango/Jazz foal and would be pleased with either another colt or a filly which would have potential to stay in the herd as a broodmare.

The Eldorado/Hamlet will be our first by this young stallion. This is an opportunity to bring both Clinton and Heartbreaker genetics to our program. This a young stallion which has already made quite an impression.

The Tango/Johnson will bring double Jazz breeding. This breeding is a bit of a gamble but doubling up on great breeding lines can give great results or not so great! We will see but another Tango would be a great addition.

With six mares in foal for next year we can plan on some sleepless nights and some great foals. Between now and next spring we will have get our breeding plans in place. We now have a "wish list" for 2011 breedings which is highly influenced by previous breedings.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter !!!

Last night's snow turned the paddocks into a bit of a winter wonder land but the weanlings liked the snow.

Sunday, November 07, 2010


We have not been posting on our blog for some time. We have been slow as I have been doing consulting work in Russia and now just recovered from jet lag and post visit report preparation.

The foals are weaned ! Weaning is always traumatic an sad for all animals and people involved. To minimize trauma we start to separate to foals in mid summer to get a feed of pellets in the alley way separate from the mares. At weaning time we move them to a big pen all together. The company of their buddies goes a long way to settling them down. The mares get over it quickly and they go out to graze. We leave the foals shut in for a couple of weeks and then let them out in a small plank fenced paddock. soon they will go out to a larger fenced paddock where they can come and go from the barn. We feed high quality haylege at weaning. We open a row of the earlier cut bales and give them all they want to eat. This smooths out the transition away from milk. By weaning time the grass is going dormant and the mare's milk quality is down so a switch to haylege is probably an increase in nutrient intake. They kept growing this year with out any slow down. Fortunately we have not had any respiratory infections. The mares are older and their immunity which they pass on should be higher. Also, the ventilation in the weaning pen is good and it is an area they are familiar with so no new bugs.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bastion NPF

Bastion is a four year old Sandro/Floristan.


Meg did some arena work with the three year old Crispin NPF , a three year old Sandreo/Jet Set.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Zian at Blainville

Erin MacQuarrie sent us some great pictures of Zian by Florencio at the dressage show in Blainville, PQ. Zian comes from a great mare line which includes the approved KWPN stallion Johnson. New Perth Farms imported Zian from Holland as a foal and sold her to Marion Foote. Zian is now owned and trained by Erin.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Wiseman (Lord sinclair/Lancet) continues his schooling with Martha in Virginia

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall is coming !!

We are seeing the eary signs of Fall and the first appearence of a winter coat on the yearlings is a definate sign of the seasons.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Training day

Meg took advantage of the late summer sunshine to train out doors.

Bastion (Sandreo/Floristan) 4 yrs

Crispin (Sandreo/Jet Set) 3 yrs

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Martha recently showed Wiseman (Lord Sinclair/Lancet) at Second Level for a score of 68%

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bolshoy NPF sold

New Perth farms is very pleased to have sold the four year old Bolshoy NPF (Donnatelli/Jet Set) to Katherine MacLeod of Utah. Katherine has been a long time friend of ours and we are delighted that she has purchased Bolshoy.

Bolshoy has arrived safely at Katherine's

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Forte Sir Oldenburg/Floristan sold

New Perth farms is very pleased to have sold Forte NPF a Sir Oldenburg/Floristan foal to Ann Aoli. Ann is a dressage rider and coach from Virginia. Forte is the fiveth foal from Florentina. The oldest, Bastion, a Snadreo, is in training with us. The next a filly Caprice,also by Sandreo, is in Nova Scotia at Pine Grove Stables. The two year old by Johnson was bought by Andrea Taylor and is in British Columbia. The yearling by Sir Oldenburg was bought by Jenny McBeath and is being boarded here at our farm. Photos of all these are posted at

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Charlton free jumping video

We edited the Charlton freejumping video to show one of the jumps in slow motion.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2010 Foals

The foals are growing and are shedding their foal coat
Fanfare NPF (Johnson/Jet Set D)

Fantango NPF (Contango/Jazz)

Forte NPF (Sir Oldenburg/Floristan)

Fiero NPF (Sandreo/Welt Hit II)

Fizzarma NPF (Verdi/Hamlet)

Late Summer Pictures

Here are a few pictures that were taken recently
Group of Foals

Fanfare and Fantango

Mares and Foals

The 3 and 4 year olds out on the hill

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fizzarma sold to Lisa MacGillivray

New Perth Farms is delightd to have sold Fizzarma NPF (Verdi/Hamlet) to well known PEI rider and trainer Lisa MacGillivray

Charlton Free jumping

We free jumped 3 year old Charlton (Concorde/Hamlet) and he showed good form.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bastion's first time in the jumping chute

We free jumped Bastion (Sandreo/Floristan) for the first time today.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hamlet mare in foal to Eldorado van de Zeshoek

Vuzarma (Hamlet/Purioso) is in foal to the stallion Eldorado van de Zeshoek. This exciting young stallion is a son of Clinton and goes to Heartbreaker on the mare side. Full pedigree and video can be seen at

Monday, August 09, 2010

Forte (Sir Oldenburg/Floristan)

Video of Forte colt

Training day

Yesterday was a training day with Megan riding the four year olds, Bolshoy (Donnatelli/Jet set) and Martha riding Bastion (Sandreo/Floristan) in the field.

The three year old Crispin (Sandreo/Jet Set) had a lesson on the lounge before being ridden.

Martha rode the three year old Charlton (Concorde/Hamlet) in the arena.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Exault NPF sold

New Perth farm is pleased to have sold the yearling Exault NPF
(Sir Oldenburg/Idocus/Quattro) to Meghan Jenkins of Ontario. She will develop Exault for both jumping and dressage.

Bagatelle NPF sold

New Perth Farms is very pleased to have sold the four year old Bagatelle (Donnatelli/Jazz) to Laurie Marston. Laurie is a dressage rider in North Carolina. Bagatelle had been in training with Martha in Virginia.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Gingerwood horse show

We enjoyed seeing "Fine Design" formerly Zanienthia at the Gingerwood show do a clean 1 meter 1 round.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Midsummer foals

Its midsummer and the foals are becoming independant and there is lots of horseplay in the pasture.

Fizzarma NPF (Verdi/Hamlet)

Fantango NPF (Contango/Jazz)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Shows

Bastion and Bolshoy both attended the Dressage PEI Summer show and both did very well. Bolshoy was high point of the show on Saturday, with a 70% in training level 2, and Bastion was high point of the show on Sunday with a 69% in training level 2.

Bolshoy also attended a dressage show in Cape Breton, where he was high score of both days, with a 70% and a 71% in the training level.