The Guhles: Small Breeders with a Big Impact

In just a few short years, Dawson Guhle and his family have managed to have considerable success within the Alberta thoroughbred breeding industry. The Guhle family can lay the blame for their involvement in the industry on the shoulders of 23-year-old Dawson who tempted them into his new fascination with thoroughbreds. Dawson notes that long-time industry horseman and family friend, Merv Lansing, was a big influence and prompted his infatuation with researching horse pedigrees. Dawson had long hours available as he traveled extensively playing hockey for the Regina Pats, Red Deer Rebels and Dauphin Kings from 2009 through 2012. “Playing junior hockey, I had tons of time on bus trips to research pedigrees and learn as much as I could about horse racing.” With the help of a bloodstock agent, the Guhles purchased their very first two mares, Mayday Maria and Lemel, from the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic Winter Sale in the…

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