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  1. #1
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    Default Stallion "Fan" pages on Facebook

    I know some breeders have started to use FB to promote their stallions and keep in touch with mare owners and owners of their stud's offspring. I recently started a page for my trainer's stallion, Ruffian.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruffia...8873374?ref=ts

    The page is pretty new, so I want to keep adding to it.
    I know there are several stallion owners on this BB. Have any of you used FB to promote your stallions? Do you find that it helps increase the number of return breedings? Do you offer special promotions for FB fans of your stallions? What kind of information do you put up on your stallion's page?
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    We just put together a Facebook page for our farm. It has been very interesting to me. I was not familiar with Facebook, I fear I am older than their target demographic, but our employees are and encouraged it. It has been an interesting few days seeing where the fans are coming from! We even have one from Jordan now! I think it will be interesting to see if it has any value business-wise, but at the least maybe it will interest people enough that they link to our website. I hope to use the page as a place to notify when we update the website or sales page. Time will tell. It does seem like a good way to help advertise your stallion's offspring that are owned by others. I will be curious to see if anyone has had success with it. I do wish you could send out fan requests from the page but I guess you need an individual page to be able to do that.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eustis...s/317195320554



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    Monica put together a FaceBook page for our farm that I am very happy about. http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=sakura+hill+farm&init=quick#!/pages/Gainesville-FL/Sakura-Hill-Farm-LLC/52119554381?ref=search&sid=10402430.808758628..1

    In the case of stallion fan pages, I wish that EVERY stallion owner would do this and include all the information that we need when choosing stallions (pedigree, conformation picture, breed registries approved with, etc etc.) plus up-to-date news about competition results of self and progeny, recent photos, just plain news. Having this information updated and available with a few clicks is invaluable to us and , we think, would provide outstanding and cheap advertising to the stallion owner.

    Please avail yourselves of this resource, SOs!
    Last edited by Sakura Hill Farm; Feb. 10, 2010 at 10:06 AM. Reason: addition
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    I have to admit that I've never been to a stallion "fan" page on FB...but I did recently add my farm.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nor...4372041?ref=ts
    At the AHS meeting comments were made that some breeders are seeing great results using internet programs like FB and Youtube to promote their sales stock instead of just using the typical sales sites like Equine.com, Dreamhorse, and W-F-S.
    I'm still figuring out how to actually promote using FB or Youtube.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakura Hill Farm View Post
    In the case of stallion fan pages, I wish that EVERY stallion owner would do this and include all the information that we need when choosing stallions (pedigree, conformation picture, breed registries approved with, etc etc.) plus up-to-date news about competition results of self and progeny, recent photos, just plain news. Having this information updated and available with a few clicks is invaluable to us and , we think, would provide outstanding and cheap advertising to the stallion owner.
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    www.grayfoxfarms.com Home of Redwine, Aloha, Federalist, Romantic Star and Rated R.



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    Coming from a mare-owner stand point, I LOVE the stallion pages. I am fans of a couple. I think SO's and farms...really anyone with a business to promote would do themselves a favor by using facebook. especially if they used the word stallion in the description. I would make it easy to find on FB.

    ***** It is SOOOO much easier than keeping up a website...uploading photos is simple, as well as simply adding links and letting people know what is going on with the stallion and progeny news.

    I belong to Braveheart's fan club
    I belong to Fizzy's page AKA Olivier-Imajica

    I would love to see a list of stallions that have pages on FB.



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    I also have a farm page, which I use primarily for posting photos, videos and news about Cielo B, Deja Blue B, Figaro B and Valentino Z: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...7839611?ref=ts
    Ronda
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    Standing Abrikos, Cartier R, Cielo B, Ciroc, Deja Blue, Diabolo d'Esquelmes, Esteban, Figaro B, Jus d'O, Kinnaras, Valentino Z

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    We set up a Facebook page for our farm and stallions at:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stony-...ms/78309977524

    I decided not to set up individual stallion pages as I didn't want to have too much to manage, plus, we have TONS of information on each stallion on our website...which leads to each stallions own website!
    www.DaventryEquestrian.com
    Home of Welsh Pony, ISR/Oldenburg & RPSI stallions Daventry's Power Play, Goldhills Brandysnap LOM & Alvesta Picasso
    Also home to www.EquineAppraisers.com



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    From someone who buys youngsters, I love being able to see many pictures of offspring from a particular stallion. It would seem to have a lot of possibilities in reaching out to offspring owners who aren't the mare owner.



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    I saw that the stallion Oxford has a Facebook fan club.
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    Benidetto has one too that his trainer updates.
    Linda Woltz
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    standing Benidetto (Belissimo M/SPS COrdoba)



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    GreyFox
    I really like your stallion pages on FB. They are easy to find *and* on your page it shows a picture of your stallion in the upper left corner, and some of his info underneath. I like that you have bloodlines and registries easily visible.
    Nice pages and easy to comprehend exactly what the page is about. Well done.
    Cheers
    Leslie

    In the 'info' button area IMHO I would like to see more personal info about a stallion...maybe a repeat of its bloodline/registries/ height./ website link/contact numbers...etc.
    just my $.02 tho.



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    Here's the FB page for one of the stallions where I board.
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...9967267?ref=nf



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    I have one for the farm, I figured it was easier to do it that way, as opposed to making one for each of the stallions. I'm not quite done adding photos, hopefully will finish that up this week.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Placer...s/270894961941
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    We have a farm fan page on FB which keeps everyone up to date on what we are up to. It is linked through the farm blog, so if someone is not on FB they can still get updates.
    http://ellie-watermarkfarmhappenings.blogspot.com/
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    I made one for the farm: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanfor...1752529?ref=ts

    I love it because, even though I make sure the website is never more than 2 days out of date, people don't always check it. When they become a fan on facebook, every time I add pictures or an announcement, they see it. It's a great way to spread information and keep the farm in the back of everyone's mind.

    It's also nice because we can add all the fun stuff that would just clutter up a website. On the facebook fan page, people can add their own pictures, we can post pictures of the horses we've sold and their new owners, news (sales, show results, foaling, etc), and just general, around the farm cutesy stuff.

    ETA: I was thinking about doing one specifically for the stallion, but I don't know if maybe that would be a little redundant. The ID breeding community is much smaller than the WB one, so I just don't know if I'd have enough information to really warrant a separate page.



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    I recently put up a FB page for the farm. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Get...9629890?ref=ts

    I have also become a fan of several other farms and stallions. I think its a great way for owners to give sellers and SO updates.
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    I was thinking of doing one for our stallion , but we did our farm, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rea...ks/75433103929 I Love it, and so do my clients. They can post and they know when things get updated.
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