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First Impression


First Impression has been Canada's most winning hackney horse in the past twenty years. Foaled in 1992, he was bred and exhibited by Mark Annett, Wyoming, Ontario, were he was a winner in the Futurity class as a yearling at the Ontario Hackney Show. Dennis Alderman took notice to the talented youngster and took possession of him that day. As a three year old, First Impression was out in harness, winning junior and open classes as well as high in the ribbons in the stallion classes on the line. Dennis showed the horse often, winning in all levels of competition. In 1999, Art Alderman would be guiding the career of First Impression, claiming the World Champion Title in 2000 and 2002, as well as four times winning the Amateur World Championship at the Royal Winter Fair. Other Victories included the Devon Horse Show, The Canadian National Exhibition, the Ontario Hackney Assocation Show, Ormstown, and wins at many horse shows in Ontario. Sired by Lasting Impression, and out of Pretty Fancy Lady, First Impression has assured himself a prominent place in the history of the Hackney Horse.

(Inducted April 2011)

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