Need some ideas (quick!). Looking for a jumper bred stallion - preferably one that has a performance record and some babies on the ground that is available fresh cooled in N. America. Needs to be tall and will (hopefully) add some height. Nothing with too substantial of bone and perhaps even a bit refining. Would prefer if stallion is approved w/major European breed registries; KWPN, Holsteiner, Hann., Oldenburg, BWP. TIA
All of Edgar's stallions (Rainbow Equus Meadows) are fresh and jumper oriented. Campesino, though I don't think he is especially tall like you asked for. Beaulieu's Coolman in Canada is big and has tremendous jump. Quinar!
I know there are lots more but those pop in my head right up front. Good luck with your search!
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Campesino is still being collected for fresh cooled shipments. He's 16.2h, don't know if that's tall enough for you, but he is producing very leggy, refined babies. The hybrid vigor of Capitol I and Sacramento Song has proven to add length of leg and refine. Not only does he produce beautiful babies (RPSI's highest scoring in NA), he has offspring jumping and winning at the top of the sport. One of his offspring was rated 25th in the world by WBFSH. So, I'd say he meets your criteria unless you're looking for a 17h+ stallion.
Yes, Edelweis DB is very pretty and good performance lineage and at a great price which may make it worth a try for you even without offspring, not sure about height with him. Landfriese II offers what you are looking for in a proven package, Grand prix offspring, Licensed sons, Easy to ride, leggy typey still available at $1277 www.landfriese.com - Super semen quality
Go to this website -- the owner of I Love You. You will get I Love You in
the list of photos. Click on him and you can see his Origin, Performance,
etc. You can then click via his pedigree through to Alme and get the same
Synergy Sporthorses has Raffaello and Cotopaxi, both approved with major registries, Raffaello is in the AHS jumper breeding program. Both have performance records and both have sired very nice offspring. Excellent fresh cooled semen.
Landkonig really refined an older style mare of mine. He also added a tremendous length of leg. My mare is 16.1 and her Landkonig baby is almost 16.3 now as a 2 year old (according to his owner).
There is also Special Memories. He has a lot of blood and looks to add refinement. I'm using him this year on the above mentioned mare (waiting on her Campesino baby to be born). His owners just sent me the following email a few days ago :
"A Special Memories colt sold at the Elite foal auction in germany for 14K EU and tied for the 2nd highest price. He was purchased by Burkhard Wahler (Klosterhof Medingen) stud farm of Caprimond, Hoehenstein, De Niro and Clinton I among others. "
Several german breeders that I have corresponded with have said they can't understand why Special Memories isn't used more here in the U.S.; more and more breeders over there are using him now, via frozen. He is really a hidden treasure, just was never advertised much.
Cotopaxi , like Campesino is 16.2 h stallion approved by the Holstein Verband and standing in AHHA amoungst other registries, recent performance include a third in the Chrysler Grand Prix two weeks ago . He is producing jump in his offspring, but not what I would recommend for adding height and leg to mares consistantly beyond his own. His perfomance career at grand prix level is going to restrict his availability fresh cooled but he will have open dates and is available for collection throughout the next four shows.
Hanoverian Verband approved Raffaello however, is a very reliable producer of height and legginess with beautiful modern type with his young offspring exhibiting high degrees of athleticism but not yet under saddle. he himself has been competed successfully in jumper, hunter and dressage and was written up in Z magazine as one of the top stallion prospects for jumper in 1999 of the Hanoverian, Holstein, Oldenburg, Westfalen and Trakehner korung. I might add if your breeding operation is in Montana, your veterinarian needs a State issued Equine Semen Import Permit which Raffaello already has for shipping to Montana .