Perhaps no other breeder in Canada – or possibly even North America – possesses the formidable depth of bloodlines represented by the 14 stallions at Dreamscape Farm in Langley, BC. All sport top European genetics approved by multiple international registries including Oldenburg, Hannoverian, Westfalen and KWPN, many with winning offspring in Europe.

Jennifer Arnoldt found herself faced with the massive undertaking of running a major breeding and sales operation when her husband, Armin, died unexpectedly in August of 2018. Together with her daughter, Ashley, they continue to produce top-notch foals from careful pairings, build the impressive stallion roster and show their young stock.

The Dreamscape stallions come with superior credentials: most did their stallion testing in Europe and were licensed there. (Blue Hors) Hotline was champion of the Hanoverian licensing in 2005. Farscape, bred by Dreamscape, was 2012 Canadian Hunter Derby Champion in BC. Valentino made the top-25 list of WBFSH sires for eventing in 2015, and is also rated in the top 1% of breeding stallions in Germany. His offspring excel in hunters, show jumping and eventing and include Tiffany Foster’s jumper Vienna, champion hunter Sutton Place, and Valentino Now, who won the 2015 Canadian Hunter Derby Championships. Another Dreamscape stallion, Banderas, sired Baton Rouge, an FEI CSI3*/4* athlete who has placed in multiple grand prix with BC’s Samantha Buirs, and hunter derby specialist Barbados DSF, ridden by Nadia Postupna and Quinn Partridge.

The resident mares also sport big pedigrees. For example, Cupid’s Touch is by the late Chacco-Blue, the sire of Explosion W, ridden by Ben Maher, and Eric Lamaze’s Chacco Kid.

Ashley herself competes in the hunter/jumper ring, travelling to the Royal Horse Show last fall and placing 4th in the $15,000 Braeburn Farms Canadian Hunter Derby and 3rd in the Junior Working Hunter Stake with Miranda Lebeuf’s Carivero. “I am looking forward to seeing Ashley show my stallion Lestat, hopefully moving into the 1.40s and maybe U25 by the end of the year or next year,” says Jennifer. “Watching Ashley jump Lestat in the grand prix field at Thunderbird was an amazing moment. Seeing a stallion I picked at 2.5 years old, who did so well in Europe as a young horse, come over to breed and then start a career with a junior rider who had never jumped that big was so fun. He’s a super horse and they are such a good team.”

Foreseeable Future

“For 2020, I will continue to move forward with my goal of providing top-quality stallions to North American breeders. I recently imported three new stallions – Hotline, Rockefeller and Spörcken – and for 2020/21 I am looking towards adding at least one more new one, most likely a hunter/jumper stallion. I plan to cut back on the number of broodmares I myself own and breed. I love the foals and raising young horses, but running the farm now on my own has caused me to change some of my long-term plans.”

Memorable Moments

“I have so many good memories with the horses and the farm. Buying Freestyle, who was really the start of my stallion career and what he did for me, will always be at the forefront of my memories. Finding the stallions and bringing them to North America and watching them produce so many great horses really has created so many great moments. I love watching my breeders and friends do so well with their offspring.”