Camille South Valley Prince Ha Ha X Midnight Contessa D.O.B. 3/29/86
Camille is the foundation mare of the breeding program at Windermere Farms. We purchased her from the Robinson Family of Richland, MI in late 1988 after showing against her in the two year old classes all year with our All-American Duke daughter, Windermere's Queen For A Day. We purchased Camille to breed to our stallion Blackhome Duke, who was by that time gaining momentum as the breeds premier sire.
Camille was ahead of her time in terms of modernness and size. Standing over 18 hands, Camille had the massive size that we wanted to incorporate into our breeding program. Camille has been Reserve All-American as well as the 1991 National Champion. She also won the National Champion Mare Team class with Marissa Laet several years in row. Coming from the line breeding of Justamere Showtime through his twice grandson South Valley Prince Ha Ha and granddaughter Midnight Contessa (South Valley Did-It X Countess) made her a perfect out cross to Duke as he had no Justamere Showtime breeding. The quality mare lines in her pedigree going back to Drake's Farms Chief and La Rex gave her the quality we were looking for in a foundation mare.
Camille gave us both breeding stallions and tremendous brood mares who will continue the Windermere tradition. Her daughters and granddaughters have produced numerous All-Americans and World Champions. A student of the Percheron breed will find Camille's influence in many herds throughout the United States and Canada. We feel very fortunate to have a mare of this caliber and quality as the cornerstone of the breeding program at Windermere Farms.