Willow Way Clydesdales Ohaton, Alberta
Canada


Willow Way Firestone
Willow Way Bacardi x Willow Way Lexi (x Willow Way Commander)

04.25.07

Firestone is an exciting addition to our program. We were able to purchase him late in 2015 from Bob & Laura Gookin. He was of course raised at Willow Way, where he was then sold as a weanling to the east coast of Canada. As a 3 year old he was bought by Bob & Laura where he was shown on halter & in the cart as well as being used as a breeding stallion.​​​​​​​​

He is a modern type of stallion but quality isn't compromised. He offers superb bottoms, a wide flat hock, a ton of animation and his beautiful top.

Firestone's dam was a big mare with imported bloodlines - Croydon Aristocrat on the bottom & by the stallion Willow Way Commander, a horse with parents both imported by Allan - Torrs Final Command and the prolific mare Torrs Lady Antrim.
Fire's dam, Lexi, produced her size & quality time after time. A few of her sons went to the Hallamore Hitch, famous for their tremendous size & perfect colour.

Our Firestone foals are nothing short of impressive, they are a leggy bunch with brains and style, and an abundance of quality.


Willow Way Quasar
Willow Way Kelso x Willow Way Chanel (x Live Oak Omega)

05.20.16

Quasar is a son of the great Chanel, sired by Kelso which gives him Live Oak Omega on both sides of his pedigree.

He is a very high-energy horse who enjoys wearing harness. Of all the Chanel offspring, he is the one who most similarily wears her beautiful hock.

Half ownership was sold as a weanling to Marc Gauthier of New Brunswick. Mark showed him at the 2018 World Show to a second place finish and the 2019 RAWF with the same result. We took over full ownership after the Royal. He will have his first season at stud in 2020.

We expect Quasar to pass his great length of neck and sweet limbs to his offspring.


Willow Way Omega
Willow Way Kelso x Willow Way Carlene (x Live Oak Omega)

04.20.15

From the time of conception, we knew that if Omega's dam, Carlene, produced a colt it would be a stallion prospect. Indeed, she gave us her first stud foal and what a horse he's become!

Willow Way Omega is a result of selective linebreeding to the horse Live Oak Omega; a horse whose influence we feel launched our breeding program to a completely new level. We are hoping that this horse has the same prepotency as Live Oak Omega, and will have a similar impact on our breeding program.

Omega was first shown as a 2 year old in 2017 where he was Champion Stallion at the Calgary Stampede, and was a part of our winning Breeder's Group as well as the winning Get of Sire for Willow Way Kelso. Omega was also named the 2017 All-Canadian 2 Year Old Stallion.

He is a sizable horse, currently standing 17.3 hands, with an outstanding front leg, and exceptional width to his hocks, he travels straight with a lot of animation.

Omega's first foal crop arrived in 2019 which consisted of the 2nd place colt & 2nd place filly at the 2019 Alberta Percheron Club Foal Show who together won the Get of Sire class they are Willow Way Tavares K & Canwest Kendall.
Thorpe Hill Bomber
Bratlach Millichen x Ainville Queen Bee (x Collessie Independent)

05.05.13

Bomber is an Irish bred horse who was imported by F.J. Pfannenstiel as a yearling. He is another excellent horse exported by the Bedfords.

Bomber is a complete outcross to North American bred horses. His sire, Bratlach Millichen is a black horse & his dam, Ainville Queen Bee is a dark bay with a reportedly huge foot. Queen Bee is still producing for the Bedfords into her 20's. Her pedigree is filled with Cawdor Cup winning horses.

Bomber is a very high-energy horse who has an exquisit front end, solid top line, a long flat hock, a wide heel and he's an exceptional mover all the way around.

Bomber was shown as a 2 year old at the Calgary Stampede where he finished as Reserve Champion Stallion.
We also showed him in 2017 where he won his class and was named the Reserve All-Canadian Aged Stallion.

We are once again thankful to Mr. Pfannenstiel for making this horse available to us, we like him more each day.

Bomber is owned with Castlerock Clydesdales. Their 2019 filly, Castlerock Khaleesi won Champion Clydesdale foal at the 2019 Alberta Percheron Club's Foal Show. Khaleesi now resides here at Willow Way.

Green Leaf Excelsior
Green Leaf Reflection x Green Leaf Iris (x Greendykes Pioneer)

05.25.05

When we were notified that Excelsior was for sale we jumped at the opportunity to own this Alberta-bred stallion.

It was an easy decision to add this genetic powerhouse to our program as Excelsior has a mother line that simply makes us weak in the knees. (For an interesting read in relation to his dam line go over to our friend Monty Thomson's website .)

A special thank you to the Denis Vallée family for allowing us the opportunity to purchase Excelsior.

We bred Excelsior to a wide selection of mares, and eagerly await his first foal crop at Willow Way this spring. As his first few foals arrive, we are very well-pleased with the result.
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