About

Lianne began riding at the age of eight, in Harare (Zimbabwe). Her parents being diplomats, they made sure to find her a suitable place to ride no matter where they traveled to. After 3 years riding and showing at the Nepean Equestrian Centre in Ottawa, her family was posted to Brussels, Belgium. There she leased a 13-yr old Belgian Warmblood gelding and competed all across the Brabant region between 1995 and 1997.

She purchased her first horse in 1999, a liver chestnut Saddlebred mare named Rideau Bend Southern Belle. They competed in schooling hunters and Child/Adult Jumpers, qualifying for the Trillium Championships in 2002. In 2003, Belle was bred to the Dutch WB stallion "Pacific Star STV", and the following year she foaled out a lovely bay filly. She was rebred in 2007 to Balta'Czar, a homozygous sabino Oldenburg. The result was a stunning bay colt - "Belmont" (see Foals/Sales page).

Belmont was shown twice on the line last year, garnering many ribbons and awards, including Champion CSHA Colt/Gelding of 2008 (Ontario Chapter). He will be shown as a yearling again in 2009.