The young approved stallion, HVL Con Air died suddenly, January 23, while in California, with owner Ashleigh Charity of New View Stables. A son of Air Jordan, HVL Con Air had recently been named Reserve Champion at the 2022 CWHBA Stallion Performance Test. His exceptional good looks and jumping technique had already put him in the winners circle in the young horse 3'3”hunter classes, before Ashleigh had to seek veterinary attention for what looked like mild colic. After a few days in the clinic he was asymptomatic and ready to go home when he unexpectedly died. No cause of death has been determined.
At seven years of age Con Air was just at the start of a promising breeding career and his potential long term contribution to the Canadian population will be missed.