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Bernwode Chantal
1995 German State Premium Pony Mare
Branded and Approved Westfalia and SPSS Head Studbook (UK)


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Chantal's sire is the 1993 Rheinland Champion of Grading, 'Chantre B' who is also approved for breeding in Westfalia. He is a son of the British pony stallion Catherston Nightsafe who stood in Germany for two seasons. Chantre B has sired many State Premium daughters and Bundesstuten champions.

Following in her Mother's footsteps, Chantal herself stood Champion at her mare grading in Westfalia and was awarded State Premium status. As a four year old she produced a filly foal by the multi-champion Rheinland pony stallion FS Pour L'amour and embarked on a ridden career the following year. Chantalís filly foal went on to achieve State Premium status herself at the Westfalen mare grading.

Chantal is currently owned by the Bernwode Stud and was initially ridden by pony rider Louise Crutcher who partnered her in her first competitions. During their time together and despite Chantal's lack of previous competition experience, the combination was selected for central BYRDS training in winter 2002/3 and as reserve for the 2002 England Dressage Team travelling to Blarney in Ireland. Chantal and Louise also qualified for the 2003 Open Novice Regional Championships.


In early 2004, 16 year old Alice Hurley took over the ride on Chantal for the summer and achieved some notable scores at Elementary Dressage, including qualifying for the 2004 Open Elementary National Winter Semi-Finals.


In late 2006, the then 15 year old Gemma Abram took Chantal on loan and they competied at the 2007 Premier Leagues, gaining good scores in the FEI Pony Tests and qualifying for the 2007 Summer Medium Restricted Regional Final, where they were placed 12th in a strong class. 


As 2007 was Gemma's last year on ponies, Chantal was retired to stud at the end of the year.  The stud put her in foal to Bernwode Brokat for a 2009 foal and Chantal had a lovely filly on 20th May 2009.




Chantal with her 2009 Filly foal by Bernwode Brokat - pictured 24 hours old



Chantal at home


Chantal competing with Gemma Abram at Addington Premier League 2007


Competing with Louise Crutcher at Sheepgate U21s 2003


Sire - Chantre B


Daughter by FS Pour L'Amour