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NanWaldenChicagoChapsRancho Sonada Sweeps Canadian Nationals with Varian-bred Horses!

The Rancho Sonado crew, led by Jill Mitchell, did super well at Canadian Nationals this year:
2 National Ch’s + 2 Res National Ch’s in Trail; 19 Top Tens Overall in Trail and Sport Horse with 5 horses showing.

"The Trail courses were the hardest in 5 years of going to Nationals, with many jumps, a trellis, water hazard and very complex tight combinations. It took a lot of heart to even get through it—there were a number of zeroes in Open and Amateur. We were so proud of our brave, Varian bred horses!" – Nan Walden of Rancho Sonada.

Winners include:
Chicago Chaps (*Jullyen El Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks)
Romance V (Maclintock V x Ravven’s Skylark)

Pictures are of the dominating trail course. However, Romance V also top tenned in both Open and ATH Sport Horse in Hand—She missed Res Ch by one point with Nan handling in “Hunter Type” in hand class with many beautiful, athletic mares! She also TT’d in “Dressage Type” class with Nan. Chicago Chaps also top tenned in Hunter Type Open SPIH. And Benedito TT’d in Dressage Type Geldings in Hand ATH with Nan.

Congrats to the Walden's, trainer Jill Mitchell, and Chicago Chaps and Romance V on making us very proud!


Nan Walden and Chigaco Chaps photo by Jeff Janson.