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World Class Warmbloods


(updated February 12, 2016 )

Featured Horse:


Open Meadow

2014 black KWPN/Oldenburg colt
will finish minimum 16.1hh
Sire: Grand Prix jumper Balou du Rouet
Dam: by Laroche x Sovereign Bill
Premium foal with a total score of 8.0 at his inspection
(8.0 for conformation, movement and overall impression)
Oldenburg registered, stallion prospect or sport horse

power house with fantastic conformation
very sweet and willing character
bomb proof temperament
gorgeous gaits
bred for Jumping, H/J or Eventing

Balou du Rouet is one of Germany's top 4 licensed stallions and an international show jumping horse producer of extra class. His offspring are very sought after world wide. He has achieved what no other stallion has, 41 licensed sons and his progeny excel in hunter and jumper disciplines all over the world at the highest level.

Balou du Rouet was USEF #1 Leading Hunter Sire in 2013 and 2014, # 2 in 2015 and #10 Leading Jumper Sire. 

Special price for a limited time $15,500
For yoru chance to ride a future Grand Prix horse call now!

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Black Lightning

Black Lightning Horses Inc. is the home of Petra Buttner who came to Canada in 2000 after working many years in the horse industry in Germany. It is a magnificent facility located between Milton and Rockwood and only minutes away from Guelph, Georgetown, Campbellville and Acton.

Petra got her certification as International Trainer Level 2 (Bereiter) for Dressage, Jumping and Eventing in Germany after apprenticing with two professional coaches (Berufsreitlehrer) from the Riding Institute of Egon von Neindorff (Reitinstitut Egon von Neindorff) in Karlsruhe. The three-year apprenticeship program is government regulated and finishes with a degree as professional coach and trainer (Bereiter). Petra also holds a MBA in computer science, economics and business management as well as a diploma in holistic remedies for animals.In 2000 Black Lightning Horses Inc. was founded with the focus on supplying the principles of the classical Dressage to Canadian riders. A small band of imported broodmares and a Warmblood stallion are the realization of Petra's dream to breed, train and sell high quality show horses. Owner Petra Buttner offers as German certified coach the best available coaching and training in classical Dressage from Basic Level to Grand Prix.


Petra training a Grand Prix horse


Through her upbringing and education Petra Buttner is dedicated to follow the traditional principles of the art of classical Dressage. Dressage should be the fundament for all other disciplines of riding because its goal is to gymnastice and thus en-able the horse to carry the rider's weight comfortably and perform without resistance for many, many years.

In contrast to some of the training methods that you often see even famous Dressage riders use the truly classical Dressage training "educates" the horse without force or rushing to use its body under the rider in the most natural way possible. Only harmony between horse and rider paired with respect for each other will bring a horse to shine in all its glory and beauty. Classical Dressage takes into account the laws of nature for each movement together with the individual build, temperament and character of the horse to create without resistance or force an equine partner who performs willingly and with expression with the rider to their best abilities. Balance, flexibility and suppleness are the fundamentals on which you can build on to go where ever you like: higher level Dressage, jumping, eventing, hunter, pleasure or driving. A horse which is relaxed and willing in body and mind will make every ride enjoyable for the rider and itself.


horses kissing


But turning a horse into an high performance athlete like this does not start and end with the training alone. In order to keep our equine friend and partner as happy and healthy as possible we have to provide him with the opportunity to truly be a horse in his spare time. To allow a horse to follow its nature means keeping horses in a small group together with other horses so that they can interact socially and granting them as much turn-out as possible. A horse as a flight and herd animal is not meant to be locked up alone in an enclosed stall all day long even if that seems to be the ultimate heaven for some humans. Its spirit will wither away and its natural shine will dim.

At the Black Lightning the horses are provided with everything that is needed to be an athlete and still be a happy horse: the right training and the best possible care.


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