Meet the Team
Carissa lives in Southey, Sk and is the owner of C Armr Ponies. She was inspired to raise endangered ponies by her Grandma Genevieve Kurtenbach, who raised Welsh Mountain Ponies and was also one of the founding breeders of the rare Canadian Rustic Pony.
Carissa wants to continue to pass on the knowledge she got from her Grandma to the next generation. She has ridden and driven a lot of amazing ponies over the years and wants others to experience how wonderful ponies can be.
Annika is Carissa’s 10 year old niece who also enjoys being on the farm and riding the ponies with her big sister.
She was at her 1st horse show at 6 weeks old watching Ava compete, and has been coming to the shows ever since.
Once she was big enough to start showing she used Gewels, their Newfoundland pony in showmanship and leadline.
Over the years she enjoyed riding and showing their Section A Welsh mare Voo Doo but she always goes back to her favorite pony, Gewels. Those two have a special bond and it is exciting to watch them, whether it’s in the show ring or out riding on the trails.
However, Gewels now has an important job being a broodmare as her breed is critically endangered and so in 2021 Annika’s new mount was their Section B gelding, Sudans Little Mr Independant. Annika was excited to show him as she got to learn how to ride English and Pleasure Driving too.
Cecelia is the newest member of the team, being born on April 22, 2023.
She has already been given her first western saddle from her Great Uncle.
Carissa cannot wait to watch her daughter grow up with the ponies.
Cecelia’s first leadline pony will be their Section A Welsh mare, Cleghorn Golden Slippers.