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Bob, Ivan & Betty Wilson



In 1965, Ivan and Betty Wilson bought their first ponies. It soon became a family hobby that their son Bob also took part in. They enjoyed raising young animals, spending time working on them and watching them develop into prize winning show ponies. Early on, they showed a Saddlebred, as well keeping some Shetlands, and Hunters, but mostly, it was Hackney ponies. The stallion Jubilaire headed the stud, and sired many futurity and harness winners. The Ontario, Canadian and Michigan futurities were supported in most every division from foals to ponies in harness. Iviews Santana was undefeated in the Canadian Hackney Futurity, winning first as a foal, followed by victories in the yearling and two year old in hand, and then coming out in harness to win as a three year old. Iviews Manhatten and Iviews Hot Chocolate were undefeated as a pair throughout Ontario including the Royal Winter Fair. The 1994 Royal Winter Fair Harness Pony champion Grand Appearance was a product of the Wilson's breeding program. Many other ponies with the Iview prefix were shown throughout Ontario and Manitoba.

DunHaven Dream Boy, raised at the Iview Farm was started in harness and shown successfully in Ontario and Ohio. This was the final pony exhibited by the Wilsons. Sold to the Golden Creek Farm, he was renamed Royal Canadian. He went on the become reserve World Champion Hackney Pony and winner at many of the leading shows in the US for a succession of owners.

The Canadian Hackney Society congratulate Bob and Ivan Wilson on their contribution to breeding splendid Hackney ponies, their talent at presenting entries, and their support of the Futurity Program over a long period of time.

(Inducted April 2015)
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