Canadian Farm Jerrycho Manon, 15-year-old purebred Canadian Horse, bred by Roger Legault/Canadian Farm out of his mare Ranch-L Sultan Gouda and by Du Hameau Dandy Jerrycho, wowed all who saw her with her stellar performances throughout the 2017 competition season. In the process, she garnered enough points to win the 2017 High Point Canadian Horse award, sponsored by the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society.
The mare, owned by Karen Bentley of Reindance Farm in Oregon and trained and ridden in Working Equitation by Karen’s daughter Kristina Eckert, was an incredible ambassador for her breed, demonstrating the athleticism, trainability, and steady demeanor Canadian Horses are known for.
Reindance Farm purchased Manon as a performance prospect as well as to be part of their breeding program (she had already established herself as a quality broodmare prior to coming to Oregon). In addition to Working Equitation, this versatile mare competes in Combined Driving and Three-Day Eventing.
Manon carried Kristina to a National Championship title, beating out 16 other horse/rider pairs to capture the Novice A National Championship award in 2017. The two finished the season ranked 2nd place in the nation out of all horse/rider combinations competing at the Novice level, a ranking that Manon also held in the category of all Novice level horses competing in the sport throughout North America.
Congratulations, Canadian Farm Jerrycho Manon, on your success, and thank you for introducing so many people to your breed!