Thank you for the great suggestion omare, and for the kind words about my mare Tess.
always fun to do in winter!
provided all foals well, here is my provisonary
SPS Waleska (Warkant/Argantan) to Benidetto (Belissimo M/Cordoba)
EM Luck Be a Lady (Londonderry/Warkant) to Benidetto
MMB Highstyle (Hochadel/Laurice Crusador) to Benidetto
MMB Wallbuerg (Warkant/Acapluco) to Benidetto.
may breed a 3 year old Providence/Londonderry also t Benidetto if not sold or is a FEI 4 year old candidate
SPS Ladybug (Londonderry/Wittinger) to Hotline (hofrat/DeNiro) (custom breeding)
MMB Kaiserin (Kaiserkult/Langatas Express/pik bube) ? currently in foal to Londontime. may wait and see that one (she might be sold though, sniff sniff)
MMB Warrenty (Warkant/Cavalier) may breed back to Londontime or Desperatos.
lastly ,may breed another coming 3 year old By Benidetto/Warkant/Argantan, but may also do some shows if as spectualuar under saddle as loose :)
to TOTILLAS :)
good luck to all
I haven't decided yet if I am going to breed this year but if we do I am thinking of using the For Compliment semen on our young Londonderry/Rosentau mare.
I also really like the newly lisenced Viscount and read on Eurodressage yesterday that Carabas is back at stud. Not sure if frozen will be available for either? Carabas is a horse that just blows me away, I really hope frozen becomes available!
May breed our Rosentau mare back to Wolkentanz II as this years filly was top foal at her Han inspection from a large group.
Plans always change though as breeding season comes apon us lol.
Carabas ist not really back at stud - He is at Celle at the moment so that in the next year breeders can use him via frozen (yeah great plan of the owner, as if the breeders in Germany do frozen).
But since they freeze him, I guess you can get semen for the US - At least something.
This stallion is suffering so much mismanagement since he left Tannenhof - what a shame ! Including an owner riding him himself at competitions.
Interesting thread...have been spending way too much time looking at Canadian warmblood stallions of late...isn't the eventing stallion Frenchman in Ontario also a son of Le Tot de Semilly? Although an eventer, he certainly has jumper genes as his dam is by Almé. Now if I could just find the right match for our Zeoliet mare who could be bred either jumper or dressage...
The custom foal contract has been signed by a Grand Prix competitor located in Europe who has chosen Julia du Brio ( Diamant Rouge x Kapoc) to produce her next Grand Prix prospect with Quidam de Revel as the sire for a 2013 foal.
I've finally decided! I've stuck to my rules: GP stallion with GP offspring and a stallion whose offspring keep catching my eye before I know who they were by. And he has to be available chilled in the UK.
I'm going to use De Niro. And feeling very excited at the prospect. :) Here's my mare:
We have some frozen in the tank of
Fidertanz, Dauphin, Providence, Don Bosco, Fabriano and Titulus.
We have 4 mares available for breeding next year:
- our St.Pr. mare by De Niro/Gernegross xx
- our CW mostly-jumper-bred mare who's foals are simply gorgeous and so easy-going and perrr-fectt for the amateur market;
- our older Weinstein/Graphit/Gotthard/Sender mare that we wish we could have a daughter to keep for the breeding program (good mareline to keep, and that G line) before we retire her as the nanny;
- and a very fancy and well put together anglo-trakehner mare by Tycoon (Donaumonarch) out of a premium producer Tb mare approved GOV and ATA.
The last 2 mares are MMB with the GOV and will both be presented to the VhW when time will come (we live in Canada).
We have some ideas, but aren't fixed yet. If the Fidertanz 2012 baby out of our De Niro mare is great, we might go again witht this cross.
For the 3 others, we still hesitating.
We were supposed to breed the Tycoon mare with Don Bosco last summer, but after 3 other mares coming back pregnant in less than a month, we decided it was enough. We'll probably go ahead with DB for her if she's not sold by then (she's on the market).
The CW mare will probably go to Titulus, as she is a granddaughter to the trakehner jumper Poprad, we could have a rock solid jumper there, "strong enough for the professionnal rider, but designed for the amateur".
And for my G line mare, I'm still not fixed between Dauphin, and Fabriano (I know, two very different sires). I would like to keep the dual talent the mare has, so Fabriano would be a good pick plus, my dream is to have a Fabriano mare in my broodmare band. Then... I discovered Dauphin... And his get. And now... I think Dauphin would cross great with the mare, who needs some refinement, and type. The mare is older, she does not have 10 foals in front of her... And who knows how many tries it will take to get not only that filly, but that broodmare prospect filly!
I Love to read this thread. Ahhhh. Lucky to all of you who have been able to make their choice already! :)
Some great options! My 2 cents (and worth about that) ... Fidertanz x DeNiro is a known nick - could be pretty exciting.
Not knowing your mares, I might be more inclined to put your G-line gal with Dauphin, unless she is quite modern, in which case Fabriano would be good. Good semen too, I believe.
Thanks Kathleen! I think you have one of the best breeding program in Canada, so your 2cents indeed worth something for me! :)
I believe too that Dauphin would be good for that mare. Funny enough we are expecting a Dauphin foal in 2012 but from a completely different type of mare (custom foal for a petite rider who is tired of big wb's). But Dauphin's owner (Maxine, such a nice and knowledgeable woman) spoke to me about the good results obtained on heavier mares just like mine by using Dauphin. And I like what I see.
So now I guess I have to slowly start to shop for an Hanoverian mare that would fit Fabriano :P
Our De Niro mare is in foal right now to Fidertanz (may 2012!!). The plan is probably to repeat the cross if the baby is up to our expectations. :yes:
I decided on Hohenstein for my mare EM Dorfblume (Davignon-Matcho-garibaldi). I am super excited! Hope the breeding is a success and results in a keeper filly as my mare is nearing her upper teen years and I will need a replacement! I have always wanted to breed her to Hohenstein but previously his frozen semen was not successful. They have upped the breeding dose from four to eight straws and now have good rates....so here's hoping!!
If she dosen't take frozen my fresh backup will be either Rousseau or Wolkentanz II (she has had colts by both...the Rousseau now coming 3 is getting ready to go under saddle and should be quite nice. The Wolkentanz only a weanling but very correct).
I am so looking forward to next year now!!
VERY difficult to plan for 2012 with two maiden mares - have to see what they put on the ground (one hopes!) crossed to the stallion bred to (the same stallion ) to determine what traits THEY carry forward. So my selections will be IN 2012 -
I planning on breeding my Lordship mare to Wild Dance.