NEW PERTH FARMS BREEDS OUTSTANDING DRESSAGE AND JUMPING HORSES
New Perth Farms, an established breeder of Dutch warmblood horses emphasizing dressage breeding lines, continues to breed outstanding dressage and jumping horses.
Ken and Teresa Mellish, founders & owners of New Perth Farms, credit their daughter Martha who has successfully shown to the young rider level in dressage, for peaking their interest in warmbloods; they credit their success to date to following their stated goal: to breed quality warmblood horses.
Martha Mellish & Absolute
And so, their warmblood journey began in 2002 by importing from the Netherlands six weanlings which became their foundation stock and from which they are now producing quality dressage and sport horses.
Ken Mellish emphasizes, "we selected weanlings from strong mare lines by stallions of international quality, always keeping rideability at the top of our list … fortunately we were able to find fillies sired by such outstanding stallions as Jazz, Welt Hit II, Idocus, Floristan and Quattro" …
Subsequently in 2003 and 2004, New Perth Farms imported twelve more weanlings including four colts (one by Quattro). The fillies selected were once again chosen on the basis of superior breeding lines featuring such sires as Jet Set, Gribaldi, Cocktail, Fairplay, Timeless, Burrgraaf, and Tango. During all of the trips to the Netherlans, New Perth Farms relied on the advice of Team Nijhof and Quality Horses both experienced stallion owners who located superior young stock and provided valuable insight. During their last trip to the Netherlands in 2004, New Perth Farms sought out and examined potential sires for their broodmares.
New Perth Farms wonderful success in 2005 was provided by Veganieta and Vuzarma ... Veganieta was awarded first place for conformation in North America at the 2005 keuring held in Rhode Island.Vuzarma another 2002 import was also highly recognized at the 2005 Rhode Island keuring with a first place for jumping in her class.
At the 2006 Keuring, ZoDane placed third top 10 North America for conformation while Wingar was 1st top 10 North America for conformation and 2nd for free jumping. Wiseman was 5th for movement. See ARCHIVES for details.
In 2007 New Perth Farms did not show at a Keuting; however in 2008, Martha showed Wiseman to a first place finish with scores of 77 and 77.5 at the Iron Spring Farms Keuring
2009 Gingerwood Keuring results ...
New Perth Farms successfully competed at the 2009 Keuring held at Gingerwood Stables, Stanhope, Prince Edward Island; receiving a first premium for the yearling Demarko (Johnson/Florestan) , two year old Calypso (Sandreo/Jazz) and the foals Espertina ( Sir Oldenburg/Florestan) and Enkeur (Lord Sinclair). Demarko subsequently achieved First place North America in yearling dressage while Calypso achieved top five (#2) for North America and Espertina was Champion Young Horse at the Keuring
Zinosa was accepted into the studbook and Bagatelle NPF recieved a high enough mark for studbook but needs to meet further requirments as she is register B. A complete summary of the Gingerwood Keuring can be found on the NA/WPN site.
2011 Lexington, Region 1 ...
Wiseman ... named
2012 North Carolina Spring Dressage Show...
Calypso scored in the 70's at First Level
with a high of 78.
Placed 4th in the DG Bar Cup for
four year old dressage horses.
New Perth Farms is located in the lush rolling countryside of
Prince Edward Island where all the horses have unlimited space for pasture and exercise and are handled individually to bring out the best of their abilities.
Visitors are always welcome at New Perth Farms
Ken & Teresa Mellish
2811 Rte 3, New Perth
Cardigan RR# 6
PEI, Canada, C0A 1G0