More than Luck

Fragile Foal Syndrome FAQs

Did you know that WFFS, or Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome, should probably be renamed to just Fragile Foal Syndrome? Because it’s not just limited to warmbloods. Recent testing has revealed (W)FFS in Thoroughbreds and other breeds as well. This and other Questions and Answers about FFS can be found on our new FAQs page. more


A Mare’s Choice of Stallion Based on Smell

A recent article on reports on how mares in heat can respond to the smell of a stallion. Smell can influence whether a mare will choose a particular stallion, and that smell can also affect whether the mare gets pregnant, or keeps the pregnancy. more

Breeding News and Announcements

Breeding Special from Avalon Equine!

$350 off Mannhattan, Goldmaker, Apiro and Validation! Breeding season is almost over but we realize that there are still a few that are trying to make the best decision for their mares. We will therefore be offering a $350 discount off of Mannhattan, Goldmaker, Apiro and Validation's breeding fee. Click for details, and to see Goldmaker’s 2018 filly. more


Weaning: Nutritional Factors for the Mare - from KER

Kentucky Equine Research has just released a new article on the mare's nutritional needs, particularly at and after weaning. Here's an excerpt: "When a mare gives birth, the foal is completely dependent on her milk for its nutrient and energy needs. A healthy, properly nourished mare produces 3-4% of her body weight in milk per day. For an 1,100-lb (500-kg) mare, that could be 33-44 pounds of milk every day! ...” more


Warmblood Breeding News | June 2018

The June edition of Warmblood Breeding News has just been emailed! Check your In box, or you can click on the link here to read it online. If you want to receive our Warmblood Breeding News (approximately monthly) and haven’t gotten it, log in and go to your personal settings, where you can edit which emails you receive from us - or unsubscribe. more

Breeding News and Announcements

Gee Whiz by More Than Luck

Tish Quirk would like to extend the warmest congratulations to team Gee Whiz! Gee Whiz, by More Than Luck, out of Amerika 7 by Acord I, just won the Seven-Year-Old competitions at Blenheim EquiSports. Gee Whiz was bred and is owned by Linda I. Smith. He's ridden by Trudi Allen and trained by Hap Hansen. Click to view photos and video. more

More than Luck

Versatile and Athletic Stallion...Proven Sire of Champions
More Than Luck is an exceptionally versatile and athletic stallion. He has proven himself in International Jumper competition and championships in Regular Working and Conformation Hunters. He has the power, speed and scope to win in the jumpers, and the quality, style, and temperament to win in the hunters. His foals are big, correct, attractive athletes with calm, brave, friendly temperaments. More Than Luck carries excellent bloodlines and passes on the best of his great heritage.

More Than Luck Offspring

Gee Whiz, bred and owned by Linda I. Smith, sired by More Than Luck, out of Amerika 7. Gee Whiz was 2017 USEF National Horse of the Year 6 Year Old Young Jumper, Zone 10 Horse of the Year 6 Year Old Young Jumper, and Silver Stirrup Horse of the Year 6 Year Old Young Jumper.

More Like It, bred and owned by Tish Quirk, was the IHF Champion 3-Y-O colt and Reserve Champion in the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship in 2009. He was Best Young Horse at the June Jamboree. At the International Jumper Futurity, he was Champion Best Scope and Technique, Champion Best Type and Movement, and Reserve Champion Most Rideable and Consistent. At the International Hunter Futurity, he was Reserve Grand Champion 4-Y-O and Champion Working Hunter, all under rider Emily Esau Williams. He shows excellent movement and jumping ability with a wonderful temperament and trainability, and is now consistently winning in Performance Hunters.

Good Luck, bred and owned by Tish Quirk, was Best Young Horse in the 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. National Hunter Breeding Championship as well as the International Hunter Futurity. She won every class offered for 2-y-o during the championship and was named Top Dutch Horse. In 2014, as a 3-y-o, she won every class to earn the Grand Championship. She was Champion Conformation Hunter, Champion Working Hunter and Champion Hunter Under Saddle. In 2015, Good Luck again won every class in the International Hunter Futurity and earned another Grand Championship. She was Champion Conformation Hunter, Champion Working Hunter and Champion Hunter Under Saddle. She was handled by Carleton Brooks and ridden by John French.


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