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"Marketing is Enthusiasm Transferred ..."

I LOVE this! "Marketing is enthusiasm transferred to the customer." -Gregory Ciotti. Because in my world, it's true. Marketing within the sport horse breeding community is most of what I do. I help stallion owners market their stallions; I design websites, ads, and other marketing pieces; and of course I market my own services. And this is a really great definition of what I do, what stallion owners do, and why we do it. ...read more

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Old Data and New Research On Gestation Length

A recent article in the Kentucky Equine Research Equinews library of articles points out new research on what the "normal" length of gestation is for mares - but mares are not known for reading the same book you did. The point of the article is that our expectation of normal - 340 days - was determined over 50 years ago - and only with Thoroughbreds in northern European countries. But pregnancy lengths are different all the time, even for the same mare bred to the same stallion with other obvious factors the same. ...read more

Breeding News and Announcements

Cabardino 2017 USEF Hunter Sire

We'd like to offer special congratulations to Augustin and Christine Walch and W. Charlot Farms (Stratford, Ontario) on their impressive accomplishments recognized by USEF this year! Their stallion Cabardino (Carpaccio x Gaspari I) was named USEF Hunter Sire for 2017, and Augustin and W. Charlot Farms were USEF Hunter Breeder of the Year as well. Cabardino is shown above playing in the snow at home. ...read more

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KER: Nutrition For Foals - Birth to Two

Kentucky Equine Research has posted a new article about foals from birth to two years of age. From colostrum for new foals to managing yearling growth, it covers a timeline that is of paramount importance to breeders. ...read more

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Great Deal for Advertising One Stallion

If you want your stallion to be seen by breeders, we’d like to recommend our Single Stallion Gold ad package. You get a complete Stallion Profile PLUS active promotions here on this front page, and in our email newsletter. Find out more about how we can help get your stallion in front of mare owners! ...read more

Breeding News and Announcements

Leatherdale Farms Wins Second Consecutive Dressage Breeder of the Year Award

For the second year in a row, Louise Leatherdale and Leatherdale Farms received the prestigious Adequan/USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year award. Leatherdale Farms has long-since been recognized for its high-quality Hanoverian breeding program both in the United States and in Germany. ... The breeding program was rewarded by the impressive averages of several sport horses all sired by Leatherdale Farms’ stallions. Duchess L, Hero L, Hannigan L, Fleur De Lis L and Fighting Chance L had outstanding seasons that contributed to the farm’s success. ...read more

Silver Creek's Validation

Vallado / Lansing / Capitol I
Validation is a true sport horse stallion on all levels with impeccable character, type, talent, and pedigree. He earned 10s for his character, willingness to work, free jumping, and stadium jumping making him the clear winner of his 2009 North American 70-day Stallion Test.

He was bred, born, raised, and developed in the United States before being exported to Germany as a 5 year old to compete. He has continued to demonstrate his superior quality with scores to 9.0 and by winning the 2013 FEI World Breeding Championships 6 Year Old Consolation in Lanaken, Belgium.

Validation's sire, Vallado, comes from the successful Now or Never M and Saros xx cross that is producing many outstanding young sport horses, premium mares, and approved stallions. Vallado won his 30-day stallion test and completed his licensing requirements by qualifying for the 6 year old young jumpers. Then being shown as Praise by Kelley Farmer, Vallado had great success in the hunter ring and is currently 13th in USHJA International
Hunter Derby lifetime money earned.

Validation's dam, Rexana, earned 50 bonits at her mare approvals in Germany and is a Premium Select mare from the very good Holsteiner stamm 2067. She is the dam of two approved stallions, Validation S by Vallado and Casciendo S by Cassiano, as well as 100% Premium foals. Her dam, Eibe III, is a product of the very successful Capitol I / Sacramento Song xx cross which has produced many successful showjumpers and she is a full sister to the international sporthorse, Cassandra. His third dam, Rasandra, is a full sister to the international sporthorse and approved stallion, Sympathico, and Nalome, dam of the approved stallion, Le Noir, international sporthorse, Leonidas 40, and D-Lucca, dam of the approved stallion, Caron.

Validation's first foal, Vindication S, was Champion Jumper Bred Colt on 2012 GOV tour.

Pedigree

Vallado
Rexana
Now or Never M
Ecaranda
Lansing
Eibe III
Voltaire
Imke
Saros xx
Nacaranda
Landgraf I
Monoline
Capitol I
Rasandra

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