LaBamba SE

LaBamba SE, Dark Bay. Branded Zweibrucker. Foals registered as Westfalen. 2010.

LaBamba SE was foaled in Alberta June of 2010 out of a Canadian Warmblood mare, Fronta De Line, by Westfalen stallion Frontenac.

LaBamba SE is well known for his wonderful disposition and fantastic hind quarter and canter work which he consistently produces in his offspring. A delight to have in the barn and at the show, he’s relaxed and focused and easy to handle.

Rheinland Pfalz Saar International: Recently the RPSI announced their partnership with the Westfalen verband and adopting their name. Although LaBamba SE is a branded Zweibrucker, his offspring will now be registered and branded Westfalen.

We are delighted with the consistency of the foal crops LaBamba SE has produced. They all demonstrate clear, correct conformation early on and strong, rhythmic canters.

Labamba is a proven stallion with his first foal crop born in 2014, these colts are starting their under-saddle careers. They are proving to be simple to start, eager to work, pleasing and sensible. Add to that their natural movement and breeding to LaBamba SE is an obvious choice!

For 2020/21, breeding via AI (frozen) is available. Stud fee is $1200 CAD for LFG and $500 CAD for single dose, to approved mares.

Nordico DC Lusitano 2017

Lusitano, Colour tested Crème/Pearl

If you want to raise your own dream horse, Nordico is just the ticket.   Imported from Haras Dos Caveleiros in Texas as a 2yo, Nordico has much more than an exciting colour to contribute.  He showcases exceptional Lusitano breeding, and even as a youngster show exceptional talent in athletic ability, movement andn willingness.  Nordico is exceeding expectations for temperament and train-ability.  At Cardinal Ranch we look forward to his contribution to the ‘Luso Ranch Horse’ (,  Both smooth and stylish, we have found this is the perfect cross for both partnership and performance.


Vaust S

Vaust S – KWPN – Approved Canadian Warmblood 2002

Vaust S, a competition proven Grand Prix stallion to 1.60m, is ready for breeding season 2020. His offspring are already competing and winning in Holland. He has won at Spruce Meadows and many international Shows.
He produced several small foal crops before he left Europe in 2009, 8 foals in total all of whom jump. Dilithyia a grey mare by Vaust, has done the big tour FEI 4**** winning Grand Prix and producing many double clears for Van Liere Stables. Crème de La Crème, Vaust own son, has competed well twice at Hickstead in the U.K and won the Longines watch in competition in Hong Kong. All Vausts offspring show strong jumper talents and take you to the fences with the same carefulness and scope.
Vaust S reminds you of his grandsire Furioso II in both looks and deportment. The striking difference is that Vaust has 4 even white stockings that hit the middle joint on each leg.
Vaust’s striking good looks and incredible athletic have so far been passed down to his offspring. There is no aspect that Vaust wouldn’t improve on, you’ll be breeding for both performance and looks, making an ideal jumper, hunter, 3-day eventer or dressage prospect.


Peptosboonshakalaca Sorrel AQHA 2013

Peptosboonshakalaca holds many titles, including 2017 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion! In just three years, this son of Peptoboonsmal has amassed more than $54,000 in the reined cow horse arena!
Peptosboonshakalaca is sound, quiet minded and extremely willing. This talented young stallion no doubt has more titles to win.

TA Kordelas Jubilee

TA Kordelas Jubilee. Chestnut, Arabian, 2013.

TA Kordelas Jubilee (AKA Joey) has lived up to his incredible bloodlines. He is proving to be extremely athletic stallion, with a kind, gentle disposition. He loves to work and enjoys doing activities…from reining to trail rides!! He has great bone, good feet and legs, a lovely neck and pretty head with tippy ears. He is a very balanced horse. Joey’s first foal crop will be in 2019, as he is only 6 years old and was in training for reining with Andrea Fappani, before returning to Canada. Joey is now being ridden by a non-pro and will be shown in open reining and breed shows in 2019. With limited showing his accomplishments are: Region 4 Futurity Champion 2017 Scottsdale Reserve Futurity Champion 2018 US Nationals 2018 Top Ten Reining Futurity

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VA Alejo

VA Alejo. Black, Registered Andalusian, 2013.

VA Alejo is a black (16.3hh) ANCCE certified PRE stallion Bred by Dr. Anne Starr of Valhalla Andalusians, owned by Kaylyn Steinhauer, Located in Parksville, BC – Vancouver Island.

Alejo is out of Canadian national champion mare, VMF Valencia and by US national champion stallion VA Manolete’s Hijo Amado. Alejo’s grandsire, Mystiques Manolete, was a very successful Dressage stallion and was ridden by Canadian Olympic rider, Leslie Reid. In Alejo’s lineage is: QUIMERICO KF, SANDOKAN, OCIOSO VIII, AGUILENO VII, QUERENCIA V, QUIMERA VII, MAREO AND OLYMPIA.

The colt started an early show career in halter classes as a weanling at the National Andalusian show earning himself; National Champion Andalusian Colt, 1 year and under, National Champion Andalusian Stallion, All Ages, ATH, Champion PRE Stallion, All Ages, and the Supreme Halter Champion Andalusian, All Ages, All Sexes. In 2014 Alejo returned to Nationals as a yearling and walked away with; Reserve National Champion Andalusian/Lusitano Best Movement, All Ages, Any Sex, Andalusian/Lustitano Sport Horse In Hand – Open – First Place, National Champion Andalusian/Lusitano Colt (1 yr old), Champion PRE Stallions, All Ages – 3rd place, as well as, Reserve National Champion Andalusian/Lusitano Stallions, All Ages, Amateur to Handle. Alejo was bred for movement and performance which makes him a fantastic high-level dressage prospect.

In 2017 Alejo started his Dressage career in training level competing both on and off Vancouver Island. A highlight show for Alejo was the Touch of Class Dressage show in Langley, BC. Alejo held his own competing with the warmbloods scoring 70%-73% under both 4* and 5* judges, including Gary Rockwell, earning himself Reserve (Gold) Training Level Champion. In June (2018) Alejo returned to the Touch of Class show and won both of his First Level (Gold) Championship classes with 72% and 73% which earned him First Level Champion for the entire show. November (2017) Alejo was selected, among other horses, to participate in the Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz (Spanish Olympic rider) clinic. We had some amazing lessons from the Andalusian master himself, as well as some great feedback about Alejo and his future in Dressage. Juan really liked Alejo’s character as well as movement, balance and natural ability to collect. He could not believe how tall he was and how well he dealt with the clinic atmosphere as a 4-year-old. Alejo is currently at Second Level, schooling Third Level.

Alejo has a great minded, he is willing and well mannered. His lines would not only produce professional competition horses, but also level headed/ amateur friendly horses as well.