It started off as a dream. As long as I can remember I wanted a horse. I was 46 before I got my first and she was conformationally a sad representative of one. But I loved her. We lived in Burnaby and the only place we could afford the board bill was Cloverdale so much of the time was spent driving back and forth with little time to ride so the decision was made to move to the Okanagan. By that time my daughter had a horse as well and we started to take riding lessons.
I got really interested in dressage and driving and so my instructor broke my little mare to drive. Shortly after that she came up lame and was diagnosed with ring bone. As I am a very nervous rider and was now on the hunt for a horse that would be good to drive and do dressage, my sister suggested I look at Friesians. I had never heard of them. I spent the next weeks on the internet for hours. They seemed perfect! They were big, black with fairy-tale manes and tails and lovely feathers on their feet, they drove and did dressage. Best of all they were level headed with amazing work habits.
I heard about a three year old that had been a demo horse at Spruce Meadows. He did stairs, a teeter totter and been taught to roll on a blue tarp, bomb proof. He had been broken to drive and ridden a little. Just the guy for me. I drove out to Calgary and a few weeks later Sybran H Sport was on his way to me. Little did I know that within ten years he would be training at the Grand Prix level.
A couple of years later we added two mares from the Netherlands and the rest is history. All our breeding stock is Ster mares and are bred to approved stallions. As I began to find the cold winters in the Okanagan too cold to enjoy riding in the winter, we began to explore finding a place down south. As my man was born and raise in Ocala, a Florida boy we looked in that area. In 2012 we purchased 12 acres outside of Ocala and now haul horse south to ride in the warmth.
Truly dreams do come true!
Owner of Endymion Farms