originally registered as Hawthorne Peddler, by Solitude (GB) 14904 and out
of Lavington Flavia (GB) 27148 was born in England in 1947 and imported
by James Franceschini’s Dufferin Stock Farms in 1953. In 1961, following
the death of Mr. Franceschini, Haven was purchased by Frank and Kathleen
Ryan of Kilreen Farms, Ottawa, where he stood until Frank Ryan’s death in
1965. At which time Harold F. Patton of Toronto purchased him.
Haven lived out his days with Harold and passed away in 1973. Dufferin
Haven, one of the greatest Hackney Horses to ever live produced such great
horses as Dufferin Gladiator, Dufferin Majorette, Dufferin Parade Girl, Dufferin
Rosie O’Grady - (the dame of Stonehedge Carousel), Hawthorne Countess, The
Challenger, Haven’s Joanne, the Flower Girl and Hartzett Paddy.
Haven was a producer of great motion, quality and manners, Dufferin Haven
can be found in pedigrees of a great percentage of the Hackney Horse throughout
North America today. (Inducted March 2002)