March 22, 2009
HIGH POINT FJORD STALLION
BEST EVER CONFORMATION OF ANY FJORD STALLION
EVALUATED IN NORTH AMERICA
In September 2002, Sonny achieved a blue ribbon in conformation with a score of 87 points in the North American evaluation system. That makes him the highest scored stallion ever in the NFHR studbook. He also won a blue (80 points) in introductory driving, a red in advanced driving (78.25 points), a blue in introductory draft (84 points) and a blue in advanced draft (88 points). Sonny also received a gold medallion of quality.
In the 2002 show season, Sonny was overall halter grand champion in two shows, one in New York and one in Ontario, and reserve champion stallion in Vermont. He also won three pleasure-driving championships: in New York, in Ontario and in Quebec. Along with his championships, he won 20 first place ribbons that year.
In 2002, Sonny bred 10 mares and got nine in foal. They were all breed in hand.
In September 2003, Sonny achieved a blue ribbon (83.75 ) in introductory riding and a blue ribbon (86.88) in advanced riding.
With these scores, Sonny was awarded a blue sliver medallion and a blue gold medallion, making him him the first stallion to receive a blue gold medallion.
In the 2003 show season, Sonny was overall halter Grand Champion in two shows, one in Woodstock and one in Ontario. He was also the high point Grand Champion performance in Ontario. He now held five Grand Championships, 10 Championships and 35 first place ribbons. Sonny offspring did very well that year: one stud colt was first place in Ontario and a filly was second place in Woodstock.
As well as excelling in the show ring, Sonny is a really good stallion in his day-to-day farm life. He is a willing partner bringing in firewood. He works quietly, and is obedient and attentive.
Sonny enjoys trail rides alone and in company. Other horses have to trot to keep pace with his strong walk. When on trail rides, he always behaves like a gentleman, even when he is with mares who are in season.
Another plus for this stallion is he trailer loads with no problem, plants himself in one spot for the duration of the journey, and rides quietly. He trailers with mares without incident.
Sonny is now owned by Kelly MacDonald of Creekside Farm in Nova Scotia, Canada. Kelly is using Sonny in dressage shows as well as using him for her breeding program.