This beautiful young stallion prospect has been sold to our good friends Jim and Joyce Back of Rosewood Trakehners, Alberta Canada who also own the graded Stallion Holme Park Vincent by Holme Grove Solomon out of EM Holme Park Vabanque and the ATA Model mare Holme Grove Cappuccino by Pascal out of Holme Grove Copelia. Holme Park Sintra left our stud in December 2005 and was in quarantine in UK for a month then flew via Amsterdam to Toronto. He was then in Toronto for several weeks over Christmas and New Year for further quarantine and blood tests and finally had a 3 day road trip at the end of last week from Troronto to Alberta arriving in his new home this weekend.
E-mail update 21st March 2006
Hi Susan: Thanks a lot. We are snowed
in. After having a winter with virtually no snow, we've had a huge dump. We
have about 3 to 4 feet deep of it in our yard and more under trees and in the
pond. Sintra loves it. He frolicks around and puts his face in the snow and
then throws snow into the air and tries to catch it. He is quite the athlete
and character. Jim just came in from doing his feet and says how quick he
learns and how balanced and smart he is. He could be a jumper I'm sure but we
are a dressage barn.
Your new colt is really cute - he doesn't look very tall but he is very well porportioned. We were sorry to read about all the trouble you've had with Millie - hope she is recovering and regaining her strength. We look forward to seeing the photos of your new foals as they arrive. Best wishes for a safe foaling. We are watching Cappuccino as she looks so healthy in foal. She is a wonderful color and so soft with her heavy winter coat. She looks so fit and motherly.
Our best to all, horses, dogs, Attew, Wetton and Watkiss families. Take care, Joyce
E-mail update 24th February 2006
Holme Park Sintra has settled in very well; he actually seems to behave as if he is extraordinarily special, which of course he is! And so smart too!
It is a pleasure working around him, building his trust and confidence and I am pleased to report that he is eating well and enjoying the routine and regime under my care. As promised, pictures will soon follow as Spring arrives.
Best wishes for now,
The e-mail below received 22nd January 2006 is from Jim Back notifying us of his safe arrival.
Good evening Susan!
I am pleased to report that Holme Park Sintra safely arrived at our farm around 1 a.m. Sunday morning and is doing fine. The couple who delivered him with their very impressive 15 horse International Transport were quite taken by his demeanor and wonderful character during the ordeal and he has arrived in the midst of an unseasonably mild warm spell in our Canadian winter. Last night he rested in his spacious box stall with company around and has gone out today in his stallion paddock which is well equipped and offers a wonderful view of the nearby mare turnout and tranquility of our equine facility. Well landscaped, lots of birdlife, blue Alberta skies. You would be pleased to see him here. And, I am very pleased too with this promising young prospect and confident he will be making a name for himself here in North America. His refinement, lightness in motion and regal bearing distinquish himself already at such a young age and we will raise him up well. It just remains for him to become settled in now with his new home and to grow with confidence and care.
Thank-you Susan for your support towards our passion for introducing these consolidated bloodlines to Canada and I close for now with our best wishes for the coming foaling season and promise to forward photos from time to time.
With deepest respect,