Affluent Farms Alumni: Sold horses who have became “stars” with their owners

Magna

Rachel Baresich and her gelding, Magna (aka Donovan). Magna was sired by Loki’s Fire (Thoroughbred) x Magnitude (C.S.H.A.)

Magna is now called Donovan by his owner, Rachel Baresich. These two achieved a Reserve Championship at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave in September, 2019 in the adult low hunter division (2’9”). Rachel has only had Donovan for a couple of years so is achieving great things in a very short time but, like all horses from Affluent Farms, he has a great temperament along with his athleticism. These two also have a wonderful coach, Debbie McFadden.

Magna and his paddock-mate, Maitland playing when they were two years old. Both two year olds (in 2011) were sired by the same Thoroughbred stallion, Loki’s Fire. Magna (aka Donovan) is out of the mare, Magnitude and Maitland is out of Milka.

Dilemma

Diamant x Bonny

Affluent Farms showed Dilemma as a youngster in the C.S.H.A. shows at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and then in the cup classes when he was a three year old. Roy and Sue Fish trained him as a three year old and helped him qualify for the Royal, along with his full brother, Dash. Dilemma and Dash were in the top ten in both cup classes. Dilemma went on to Liz Steacie for some dressage training and was then sold to a young lady in Quebec and gelded.

This photo was taken at Dilemma’s first show as a yearling at Hendervale. He came first in his class! He grew evenly throughout his young years so always looked “picture perfect”.
This was Dilemma as a three-year old. Photo credit: Martha Bell

Darlington (aka Star Struck)

Darlington (aka Star Struck) is a registered C.S.H.A. gelding that was sired by Diamant and out of the Affluent Farms mare, Milka (Mattgold). He is doing amateur owner hunter classes with his owner and excelling.

Rigaletto (aka Highlander)

Even though all of the horses sold and showing from Affluent Farms have become “stars”, Rigaletto (aka Highlander) will always remain the “first star”. He won the 2003 Lieutenant Governor General Cup class at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair under Sue Fish (Roy and Sue Fish of Twinholm Stable trained him) just nine years after Affluent Farms began raising and selling Canadian Sport Horses. This photo is of “Riggs” being shown by his owner Lisa Swant Torkos. He looks so much like his R.C.M.P. dam, Bonny rather than Reipo, the Swedish Warmblood that was his sire. Still going strong, he will be 20 this year, in 2020.