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  1. #1
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    Smile Best Stallion for Hunter Ring

    I know there have been numerous posts about the best hunter stallion but here is another. I'm getting ready to breed my mare, she is 16.1 Hanoverian x TB. Her sire is Argosy (han). I'm looking for a stallion to put solid bone on the foal, chiseled head, flat knee movement, and scopey jump. Ideas???



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    Here are the current USEF rankings for Hunter sires:
    https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/points...viewCat=Hunter

    Unfortunately, most of the ones in the top ranks are available only via frozen semen.

    And here is the 2011 ranking list. https://www.usef.org/documents/point...res/Hunter.pdf

    Again, most of the 2011 top sires are available only via frozen semen (except the #1 stallion, White Star, who was imported last year).

    What are your mare's Hanoverian lines?



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    Her sire Argosy is from the A line Hanoverians.



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    Do you want to stick with Hanoverians? Or does it matter?

    If it doesn't matter, then I have always really liked Popeye K, Escudo I, Voltaire, and Alla Czar. (Kind of a random assortment, but these are my favorites )

    Again, there is a problem with only the frozen semen being available! Good Luck in your search!



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    Apiro seems to fit the bill, too, but only frozen. Have you posted this to the sporthorse breeding forum?



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    You're going to get much more on-point advice on the breeding forum. Here you're mosly going to get people saying "I love popular-stallion-du-jour" even though they've never bred or ridden his offspring.

    At least on the breeding forum, in between people hawking their own stallions, you'll get some folks who know bloodlines and can give you some recommendations based on your mare and what you want to improve on her. I'd try posting there.
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    I would agree with Apiro to add bone- and he puts a lovely head on them. Escudo I is a great hunter sire, but he is more refining. Westporte seems to put a lovely trot on his offspring, but don't forget the mare is 50% of the equation! I bred my refined Alla Czar/Schoenfeld mare to Bon Balou, because I want the jump and my mare isnt the best mover anyway, so hoping for a derby prospect. Alla Czar is wonderful (I'm biased) and I love all the Balous. You should talk to as many SOs as you can- I highly reccommend Jennifer at Dreamscape Farm. I love Cunningham and C Quito too, and they seem to add bone. Crown Affair also puts a lovely trot on them- I've done a ton of research if you want to PM me! I can also tell you what both the RPSI and Oldenburg inspectors told me when it comes to picking a stallion. Good luck, shopping is the most fun!



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    What you need to decide from is a PROVEN stallion. Find those that have more than one offspring out there performing (to be sure he's not a one hit wonder) and take it from there.
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist



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    I would also second Apiro. Also consider Cunninghan and Crown Affair. We have bred to both stallions and were very happy with the results. Both were bred stallions to the same Alla 'Czar mare, who herself needs height and bone.

    Crown Affair filly

    Cunningham colt
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    We are very proud of our young hunter stallion, Thanks for the Gold (Hank). He is by the Hunter Hall of Fame stallion All the Gold. His first get hit the ground last year and we are very happy with them.

    He is having enormous success in the hunter ring with Peter Pletcher. We was circuit champion in WEF in the 3' WEF Open Hunter Division. He was champion all three weeks he competed at Horse Shows by the Bay in the 3'3" Performance Division this summer.

    Again…he is young so he doesn't have any get competing yet but we are proud of what we see so far. Attached are photos of Hank's beautiful hunter bascule and two of his yearling sons.
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    I have two Pablo offspring currently competing in the hunter ring, and I couldn't be more enthusiastic about recommending him as a hunter sire. Check him out!


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