Welcome to New England Cheval Canadien! This site is a network of horse owners, lovers, breeders, trainers & friends of the Canadian horse.
Now... Let's Leg Up for the Show!
We once again have 100% class sponsorship plus for the Topsfield Show! Big thank yous to: Karen Whitney, Christine Sharp, Pam Tenaglia, MJ Proulx and CHBA, Susan Drover, Margo Killoran, Angela Stedman and Clare Harrison.
Now, we need YOU to participate! REGISTRATION FORM AND CLASS LIST BELOW! This is a fun and friendly show and where else are you going to see a dozen or more Canadians in one place in New England! There are tons of open classes from trail to western to dressage and costume (see attached class list). Want to come, but don't want to show? How about volunteering at the booth and chatting up the breed with folks? We will also have our community bulletin board again, so if you have something to post, send it to Margo (see below).
For questions of any kind, don't hesitate to contact Margo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let her know if you plan to show or can volunteer at the booth. Need a place to board or stay? Can't get to the show? Need some help or have questions about showing? Let us know!
Class List: NEFHCClassicClassList%20%20%202013.pdf
Join us for the only Canadian show classes in New England! As well as a great time to connect with other Canandian owners and enthusiasts and show off our fabulous horses! Haven't shown in a while? D…7 Comments 1 Like
...to educate the community about the little known treasure we call the Canadian Horse. To continue to maintain and improve the quality of the breed while preserving it's long place in history. To promote the Canadian horse and establish awareness that expresses the beauty and versatility of this rare breed.
~To meet a growing demand for information and resources that will provide education about the Canadian Horse through breed demos, expositions, seminars, workshops and events.
~To maintain the standard of origin as described in the original genealology book, volume 1 of the Canadian Horse Breeders Association and encourage adherence to all breed standards.
~To network together Canadian Horse breeders, owners and proprietors through communication, meetings and gatherings.
~Submitted by Stephanie Hobbs~
Today there are eight male Canadian horse blood-lines: Viger, Brio/Fox, Royal, Becancour, Heneryville, Lou, Pitro, and Major. Each line brings something unique and although the numbers of horses have been fluctuating these traits are what make the Canadian horse the animal it is known to be.
The Viger line traces back to a bay stallion born on June 2, 1947 named Thomas de Viger. Until recently… Continue
You can tell a lot about a Canadian Horse just from its name. Each name contains three parts which must be included in the following order - the herd name, the sire's name and the horse's given name.
Canadian Horse breeders register a herd name with the Canadian Horse Breeders Association to use when naming all foals born to mares they own…Continue
2pts Shape & carriage: - Square, that is rather short and with straight lines everywhere; lean; carried rather high and slanting.
Ears.- Not too close, thin, active, rather short.
Forehead and Face: - Broad and flat.
Eyes.-Wide apart; flush with the head; large; moderately convex; bright; and…
According to research, the Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses was sent by King Louis XIV. There is no record of the breed or region of France from hence they came; some writings mentioned the Royal Stud Farm, others that they were purchased by the Compagnie des Indes occidentales. What is known for certain is that shipments arrived on a regular basis.
The first ones were given to…
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