Thursday, 13 March 2014

Local Stable's Yearling Tops Thoroughbred Auction

Submitted by Lorrene Soellner

White House Stables in North Saanich sold the sale topping yearling at the Canadian Thoroughbred annual auction for $102,000.  A second horse foaled and raised by this farm, Herbie D, for Cobble Hill owner George Robbins has been nominated for "Canadian Horse of the Year".

These are very prestigious moments for this small breeding farm in North Saanich run by Norm and Nicky Wylie, whose landlady, Pat Johnston is a partner in 4 of the 5 mares currently on the farm and has supported their various farming enterprises. On average they produce 2 - 3 foals a year, whilst also foaling out a couple a year for clients.

White House Stables also operates a farm feed store selling products to local livestock and poultry producers in the area on Friday, Saturday and Sundays They also raise their own cattle, hogs, poultry and eggs for local consumers and grow fruit and vegetables for sale.

Farm tours are available by previous arrangement. They also teach courses occasionally on various farm related topics including backyard chickens, organic gardening and horse nutrition.

Call 250-656-8701 for inquires or check out their website at or follow them on Facebook, White House Stables Farm.