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Warmblood breeders- who is your favorite "under the radar" breeder in North America?

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  • Warmblood breeders- who is your favorite "under the radar" breeder in North America?

    Here's a fun question for all of you North American warmblood breeders, trainers and riders.

    Who is your favorite small breeder that flies "under the radar?"

    In other words, who are the breeders you know who are virtually in the middle of nowhere (or might as well be due to their advertising presence) who are breeding the best to the best, always seem to have the really cool new bloodlines about 6 months before anyone else in North America has heard of them, and (maybe) despite seeming to be hidden away seems to sell their babies before they can even get around to advertising them? Or, who consistently breeds to the fabulous old classic bloodlines and seems to turn out one amazing sport horse after another?

    These would also be breeders who make you think to yourself, "I really need to get one of these horses for my breeding/riding/training program!"

    Over the years I've spotted a few of these breeders and cyber-stalked their websites waiting for the day that I might be able to buy one of their horses. now that my own mare is no longer breedable, I'm forever on the lookout for that "next perfect mare/riding horse."

    An example of one breeder whose offerings I used to drool over was Allison Hagen, who had La Prairie Aire warmbloods. It seems she is no longer breeding, which is a sad loss to North American breeding, in my opinion!

    So, who are your favorite obscure warmblood breeders?

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    http://palominowarmbloods.com/stallions.html

    Blue Eyed Dream is doing fairly well as a dressage mount. He has some nice foals.
    Draumr Hesta Farm
    "Wenn Du denkst es geht nicht mehr, kommt von irgendwo ein kleines Licht daher"
    Member of the COTH Ignorant Disrepectful F-bombs!*- 2Dogs Farm

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    • #3
      http://www.okshowjumping.biz/

      http://www.shultzperformancehorses.com/id10.htm

      http://www.holsteinersporthorse.ca/page17.html

      Touchstone farm in Alberta

      All of these are small breeders that have nice horses probably nothing super new or different though. They could probably do better with advertising... But there are so many farms like this that who can keep track lol!

      So many pple have just one or two babies a year that are nice but don't necessarily have to sell because they have the means to keep them into riding horses. So they might only sell every 4-6 years (they end up showing etc)

      Your best bet is to post exactly what you want and I bet someone will know someone's who has it

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      • #4
        Ann Kitchell at Huntington Farm in South Strafford Vermont

        http://www.huntingtonfarm.com

        "Two North American OHBS breeders have just been bestowed with the great honor of having the mares they bred and own be invited to the most prestigious Oldenburg mare show in Germany! Nancy Holowesko of Crosiadore Farm in Maryland, and Ann Kitchel of Huntington Farm in Vermont will be sending their mares to the historic grounds of the Royal Stud of the nn Kitchel on the other hand, has for years kept one foot in Germany and the other in the US. She has her own breeding facility and farm in Vermont, and keeps a few mares with Andrea and Clemens v. Merveldt at their breeding and training stables, Gut Füchtel in Vechta, Germany. Ann has had tremendous success with her breeding program having bred the Bundeschampionate bronze medalist and price record breaking stallion, Statesman OLD (Stedinger x St.Pr.St. Weissendra by Donnerschwee) and the top priced auction foal, Future Star (Floriscount x Frieda by Dormello).

        Just recently, another stallion that Ann bred, Don Massimo (Don Larino x St.Pr.St. Little Star by Santander H) won the 6-year-old tests at the CDN Zandhoven, the CDN Schilde, the CDN Flemalle, and made it a quadrouple win at the CDN Herentals in Belgium! This essentially secured the stallion a spot to represent Belgium at the World Championships for the Young Horses in Verden with his rider Larissa Pauluis.

        Amazingly, Ann had three mares invited to the Mare Performance Test where they were presented by Andrea and Clemens. Don Massimo's half sister, Little Sue (Dimaggio x St.Pr.St. Little Star by Santander H) was awarded the States Premium Candidate title, and Statesman's half sister, Westend (Status Quo x St.Pr.St. Weissandra by Donnerschwee) was awarded the Verband Premium title. Ann's third mare, Roundabout (Fidertanz x Rudonja by Don Schufro) not only was awarded the State Premium Candidate title, but was also invited to compete at Rastede!
        Graf Anton Gunther von Oldenburg in Rastede, Germany to the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show to be held on July 21st, 2011."

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        • #5
          As mentioned in the previous post, Nancy Holowesko at Crosiadore Farm has the most AMAZING breeding program...her mares are exquisite and her stallion choices are wonderful. Visit www.crosiadorefarm.com - it's better than candy!

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          • #6
            At the very top of my list are two posters here....RyTimMick (Sparling Rock Holsteiner) and Bayhawk. I bought a mare from RyTimMick and plan to buy more from him in the future. I will go to him before I start searching anywhere else. And from what he's said and what I've seen of Bayhawk, I wouldn't hesitate to go straight to him either. Both have programs that I think we are sorely lacking in North America (though perhaps this thread will unearth more of them!). I guess the way I would sum it up is that rather than producing some really nice babies through good luck they're consistently producing elite sporthorses through brilliant analysis of bloodlines and good breeding decisions.

            Suffice it to say that if either called me up and said "I have a horse that will be your next GP jumper" I'd take it without a second thought (assuming I had money at the time, of course!).
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            Flying F Sport Horses
            Horses in the NW

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            • #7
              http://p2.hostingprod.com/@signaturesporthorses.com/

              http://jumpstartfarm.com Maybe not so 'under the radar' but still love Saret and JY.

              I can personally attest to both and always impressed year after year w/ their breeding decisions

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              • #8
                Kathleen Richardson at Sunnydays Hanoverians in Ontario. Top mares bred to top stallions that produce top foals year after year.

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                • #9
                  I agree, Kathleen's mares always produce great offspring. She is so knowledgeable and really knows her mares. Not only are her foal easy to handle, as sweet as can be, and boy can they ever move...Kathleen is great to work with! She is a great mentor and is there every step of the way (even years down the road.) Nice to have a breeder as a friend too! I am a proud owner of one of her foals, and will be back to buy another.
                  http://www.sunnydayshanoverians.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bathsheba8542 View Post
                    As mentioned in the previous post, Nancy Holowesko at Crosiadore Farm has the most AMAZING breeding program...her mares are exquisite and her stallion choices are wonderful. Visit www.crosiadorefarm.com - it's better than candy!
                    <nods head vigorously> Nancy is great to work with and breeds some of the *nicest* horses i have seen here. I am lucky enough to of bred my mare to her Weser Ems pony and am expecting that foal in May <knocks wood>

                    also, while i haven't worked with her - I also really like Anne Kitchels horses.

                    Both breeders are doing a *fantastic* job.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PNWjumper View Post
                      At the very top of my list are two posters here....RyTimMick (Sparling Rock Holsteiner) and Bayhawk. I bought a mare from RyTimMick and plan to buy more from him in the future. I will go to him before I start searching anywhere else. And from what he's said and what I've seen of Bayhawk, I wouldn't hesitate to go straight to him either. Both have programs that I think we are sorely lacking in North America (though perhaps this thread will unearth more of them!). I guess the way I would sum it up is that rather than producing some really nice babies through good luck they're consistently producing elite sporthorses through brilliant analysis of bloodlines and good breeding decisions.

                      Suffice it to say that if either called me up and said "I have a horse that will be your next GP jumper" I'd take it without a second thought (assuming I had money at the time, of course!).
                      Why thank you Lindsay....what a nice post !

                      I arranged the deal for Tim to get the Calando I mother , which in turn set you up to get her Cassiano daughter. It takes a village !

                      I'm sure you will go far with her.....she's a damn nice mare and you are a very good rider !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bayhawk View Post
                        I arranged the deal for Tim to get the Calando I mother, which in turn set you up to get her Cassiano daughter. It takes a village!
                        I'm sure you will go far with her.....she's a damn nice mare and you are a very good rider !
                        And thank you for your kind words, Reece. I'm very happy about the village that brought her about....I absolutely love the mare and can't wait to sit on her this spring! But I'm even more excited about having a go-to source (and resource) for young Holsteiners.
                        __________________________________
                        Flying F Sport Horses
                        Horses in the NW

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                        • #13
                          I've grown to be a fan of Solomon Farm in rural (very rural) South Dakota. http://www.solomonfarm.com/

                          I was lucky enough to visit this winter (winter!) and Ann Daum Kustar, breeder of the lovely Symba, taught me a great deal about inspection standards and breeding athletes, particularly mare lines for sport. Those of you who bought the 4 year olds in her auction this fall are in for quite a treat-they are even more impressive movers in person.
                          At all times, we are either training or untraining.
                          Flying Haflinger blog: http://flyinghaflinger.blogspot.com/ Flying Irish Draught blog: http://flyingirishredhead.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Another wonderful Holsteiner breeder

                            Couldn't agree more with the kind words about Reece and Tim. Reece has been an amazing source of education and advice about all things Holsteiner.

                            Wendy Webster is another outstanding Holsteiner breeder who is also very active with the AHHA. She has imported and/or bred some very successful horses and stands Hunter, a German Holsteiner Verband and AHHA approved son of Heraldik.
                            www.w2holsteiners.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by drkarins View Post
                              Couldn't agree more with the kind words about Reece and Tim. Reece has been an amazing source of education and advice about all things Holsteiner.

                              Wendy Webster is another outstanding Holsteiner breeder who is also very active with the AHHA. She has imported and/or bred some very successful horses and stands Hunter, a German Holsteiner Verband and AHHA approved son of Heraldik.
                              www.w2holsteiners.com
                              And thank you as well Doc ! I have some super mares around the globe but am always envious of that beautiful Caretino mare of yours !

                              I agree about Wendy also. Very good breeder and longtime supporter of Holsteiners everywhere.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by PNWjumper View Post
                                And thank you for your kind words, Reece. I'm very happy about the village that brought her about....I absolutely love the mare and can't wait to sit on her this spring! But I'm even more excited about having a go-to source (and resource) for young Holsteiners.
                                We have a never ending supply from some of the best breeders in the world. They will be there when you're ready.

                                FYI.......Cassiano is proving to be quite the mare producer. He annually has several daughters who get awarded States Premium and are on the Elite mare show.

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                                • #17
                                  Wow, I just got back from a trip for work, and got to read these wonderful comments. Thank you Lindsey, I couldn't be more excited to have her in your very talented hands. Congratulations to you for your year end awards like USEF High AO jumper of the year. I will be watching your success very closely to see what I have bred. She will be a fun one to watch. Thank you Doc as well for your kind words.

                                  I am a young breeder and have a long way to go but am very thankful for Reese, who has helped me find my mares and trained my eye, and other like Wendy who I have conversed with many times.

                                  I do believe it takes a village, and one breeders success, can always be traced to many others who have either contributed to their mare, their stallion selection, or developing of their stock. I think the more we focus on this philosphy the better we all will become.

                                  Tim
                                  Sparling Rock Holsteiners
                                  www.sparlingrock.com

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                                  • #18
                                    Eliza Rutherford, Foxwood Farm Hanoverians. Charlotte, Vermont. (ticofuzzy here) She produces top quality horses year after year and she not only breeds them, she rides and trains them.

                                    But don't take my word for it, take Michael Barisone's. This is Eliza riding her 5yr old homebred mare Lume (Londonderry/ Davignon):
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZfbCD6AaXU
                                    (I'm taking the liberty of posting this because Eliza is not one to blow her own horn!)
                                    Kendra -- Runningwater Warmbloods
                                    Home of EM Raleska (Rascalino/ Warkant) and Donatella M (Furstenball/ Jazz Time)
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                                    • #19
                                      What a nice and useful thread. Seriously Thumbs up to everyone.

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                                      • #20
                                        For dressage breeders, I second (third? fourth?) Nancy Holowesko of Crosiadore Farm. She has a super eye, uses excellent mares, and makes very good stallion selections.

                                        For a WAY under the radar dressage breeder, I like Sherry Smith of Dogwood Sporthorses. She is a very small breeder - one or two foals at a time, and often skips a year, but she has quite nice mares and has put some really lovely foals on the ground. She gets a lot of interest in them from FEI trainers.

                                        For jumper breeders, I will second (or whatever) RyTimMick and Bayhawk. I think I would be knocking on those guys' doors if I was looking for a top quality jumper foal.

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