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???
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.
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!
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.
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.