Ponygirl you must have similar taste in stallions as I do or you have a similar type mare. I'm very interested in Harley as well as Crespo. I do know that Crespo has incredible frozen semen and super bloodlines. Harley I do not know about semen quality but I keep on getting drawn back to him. I think Harley would be great for my Calypso II mare but I think Crespo would be a better match for my Ironman mare. Of course I'm already planning for next year and most likely will change my mind a few more times.
We have always been drawn to Harley as well...interesting to hear about the success/failure with the FS. I have a suspicion that this year may have been a difficult one...we have had to re-breed more mares this year than ever before.
For what it's worth, there IS very good frozen semen here in the US for his 1/2 brother, Cevin Z (same dam; Coriall Z x Larthago). At the moment, Cevin's only approved AES, but there's talk about trying to get him approved with another "more acceptable" registry (for the main US warmblood books). Cevin was the highest selling foal at the Z auction his year, and went to England, hence the AES approval. He has one approved stallion son and has been one of the top producing stallions in England (winners/high placings in every Young Horse Championship since his foals have been old enough to compete, as well as a CCI** winner already). He's owned by The Billy Stud (William Funnell) and is standing at West Kington Stud in the UK. He's also being shown by a 12-yr-old boy this year...after several years off (retired from International competition due to a hind-leg injury in the breeding shed), which speaks volumes for his temperament. The semen in the US is with Equine Stallion Services at www.emcostallionservices.com.
Harley is a great stallion very nice type and jump.
He has been popular for us and his semen is excellent to work with we have had great success with it many mares in foal using only one dose so we know his semen works very well.