Hall of Fame
Gerry was born and raised into a horse loving family near Granum, Alberta. The family homestead was the scene of much serious horse activity during the years when Hans and Henny Hansma were in the process of raising their family of five sons. Today the property is the home of Hansma Performance Horses run by trainer Gerry and his wife Sandy, an accomplished barrel racer and non pro cutter.
An involvement with horses started early in life for Gerry from when he started riding ponies and progressed to horses. He went through the 4-H program, gymkhana horses, hunters and jumpers, halter and pleasure, reining, working cow horses and then to cutting horses. He won working cow horse futurities, hackamore and bridle classes. Gerry has been involved in the cutting horse division for many years as a successful trainer and open competitor at top cutting venues like the Canadian Supreme, the Sun Coast Winter Championships in Las Vegas, the NCHA Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah and the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sandy was farm raised and started riding as a youngster. She rode pleasure horses and later started training barrel horses including many CFR and NFR Finalists. Sandy has had much success in the cutting pen with numerous championships to her name.
Gerry and Sandy were married in 1989. They started with a small band of performance broodmares and continued training horses for the public. Their goal has been to raise a better horse every year than the year before and to keep back one or two fillies out of their best producers for future broodmares. They are raising performance horses with lineage that goes back three and four generations of Hansma horses. With winners such as Caught Me Lookin, Smart Ann Peppy, Ms Hum Bald, Rocanna Dude and Saw Me Comin it can be seen that their goals are being met in championship style.
Gerry and Sandy are proud of their horses and appreciative of their customer’s belief in their breeding and training program. They feel it is an honour to be inducted into the Canadian Supreme Breeders Hall of Fame and would like to thank all of the hard working individuals on the Canadian Supreme committee for putting on such a fine show.