It has been a great show for all Equine Plus team at the Quebec Reining Horse Association Futurity. André finished AQR and PQ Non Pro Level 4 Reserve Champion aboard home-bred Its All About Snow (Its All About Smart x Snow Gun) and third place on Shes All Shining (Its All About Smart x Shining Moonstone), also bred by Equine Plus. Michel won the Intermediate class on Its All About Mary and Marie-Eve won the Rookie Pro NRHA and AQR class and also the Novice Level 1 class on Dreamy Chic.
Michel and Wimpys Snow Gun win Mid-Atlantic Level 1 Open Derby
New trainer for the farm Michel Sandijck and the mare Wimpys Snow Gun (Wimpys Little Step x Snow Gun) won the Open Derby Level 1 at the Mid-Atlantic Show. It was the first time the pair showed and it was a remarkable run. Congratulations !
Welcome Michel !
Ferme Equestre Excalibur proudly welcomes Michel Sandijck as new trainer in the team.
The 33 year old Dutch born practices reining since the age of 16 years old. He rode and built his program with many riders counting Ruben Vandorp , Bernard Fonck, Rudi Kronsteiner and Grischa Ludwig. Among his accomplishments, he was European Futurity Champion Levels 1 and 2, Americana Derby Champion, 2008 and 2010 Reserve Champion Level 4 at the NRHA Belgium Futurity and Level 2 Champion in 2010, DRBF Breeders Futurity Open Champion, Italian RHA Maturity Show Open Champion, placed third at the Americana Futurity, European Futurity Show Open Reserve Champion and finished in the Top 5 in numerous major events in Europe. Also, at the beginning of his trainer career, he was Rookie Pro Champion at the NRHA Derby.
His work implies developing our young horses therefore to perform in major events and the horse selling part of our business.
Excalibur Farm is on tv show Hopital Veterinaire on TV5. Click here to watch.
Breeder of the Year
André De Bellefeuille was named Cheval Origine Quebec Breeder of the Year 2016. This award was given at the Gala Aramis in Valleyfield by the Cheval Quebec Association
Michel and Whiz N Spook are Congress Futurity Finalists
Michel showed the horse Whiz N Spook for owner Margot Van Doorne at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and having a great ride in the first go they went for the finals and finished in the Top 10. Congratulations !
André and Hit The Rode Jac win Mid-Atlantic Non Pro Futurity
André and his futurity horse, Hit The Rode Jac (Jacs Electric Spark x Light Attack) won the Mid-Atlantic Non Pro Level 3,4 and Prime Time Futurity. It was a tremendous ride for the new pair that just fitted not long ago since André bought him from Kathy and Casey Hinton at the NRHA Derby in June.
They marked a 145.5 and it was their first time travelling to that show, hosted at the Senator Bob Martin Agricultural Facility and organised by the Virginia Reining Horse Association.
Here is the link for Electric Snow's run at the All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Finals Open Level 4. He is from Jacs Electric Spark and out of the mare Snow Gun. He finished third with a score of 226,5 and shown by Jordan Larson.
NRHA Futurity : Nov. 22 to Dec. 1st