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RIP 25/02/00 - 15/07/13
|Versace (Imp)||San Rubin II (Imp) SOLD||Sirocco (Imp, Dec)|
|Limited Frozen Semen Available||(Reference Sire Only)|
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How Our Stud Stallions Are Selected
Stallion selection involves an enormous amount of careful research, followed by personal inspection of every square inch of the horse. It is not until seeing the stallion prospects in the flesh, that a decision can be made on whether or not he is 'the one'.
The Dam line of the best stallions needs to be very strong. Proven consistency through this line is an absolute must, when looking for a stallion for successful breeding purposes.
The impressive pedigree also needs to be combined with the conformation and movement of today's 'modern warmblood'. The 3 Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing are dominated by warmbloods and it is vital that these horses are of the sporty modern type whilst still carrying proven bloodlines.
Correct conformation and movement, along with rideabilty and temperament is imperitative. Faults in conformation are quite commonly genetic, and these faults are also quite often the underlying cause of problems with movement. These conformation faults will more than likely appear in the progeny of such stallions, and it is because of this that we won't bring a stallion to Australia with these sort of problems.
The stallions need to be able to meet the demands of the Australian Warmblood breeders and riders, and needs to be versatile with the type of mares he breeds to.
The modern times that we now live in means that our stallions have to be of equal or better quality than those available via frozen semen. Our competition is not just who is down the road or even interstate. It is 'The World'.
The most important question a breeder should ask themselves when choosing stallions for their breeding program, regardless of how impressive the stallion looks, is what does he produce? Unfortunately there are stallions who may be impressive to look at and successful in the competition arena, but cannot reproduce themselves through their progeny. A stallion who is the 'end product' cannot reproduce. A rider who considers a stallion fantastic to ride does not guarantee he is a fantastic producer. Research must be done on stallion progeny, consistency and the vitally important mare line.
Our Stud Stallions have been chosen with all of these factors in mind, to ensure our clients can breed their mares with the aim of producing youngsters that will grow to successful performance and breeding horses.