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HOOFBEATS

AND STUD DIRECTORY

2021

True Blue

Almighty Storm

Ascot Sky Is The Limit

Hoof to Heart Stud

Photos by Zahra Goldsmith Photography


HOOFBEATS

AND STUD DIRECTORY

2021

WARMBLOOD Bensons Sporthorses FRIESIAN Centaurus Equestrian Vulcan of Oakside.......................................................................... 24

CONTENTS APPALOOSA

GERMAN RIDING PONY Dynamik Stallions Golden Rock......................................................................................... 4

Bensons Quicksilver....................................................................... 3 BML Performance Horses BML Totality....................................................................................... 20 Hermitage Dressage Sandro Bedo......................................................................................... 7 Skywalker.............................................................................................. 7

Golden West NRW............................................................................ 4

Hoof to Heart Stud

WELSH COB

Numerus Clausus............................................................................. 4

Rowen Welsh Cobs Stud

Ascot Sky Is The Limit................................................................... 4

Top Der Da............................................................................................. 4

Gwynfaes Madoc............................................................................ 11

Springwood Park Appaloosa Stud

Trussardi D............................................................................................. 4

Dijon Sure Is Phenomenal....................................................... 11

VETERINARY SERVICES

PAINT

Larkhill Vets....................................................................................... 10

Hoof to Heart Stud

Murray Veterinary Services..................................................... 17

Hoof to Heart Stud

Belvedere Storm Cloud................................................................. 4

Oldbury Equine Clinic.................................................................... 8

True Blue................................................................................................. 4

PINTO

BRUMBY/WALER

ARABIAN

Hoof to Heart Stud

Alphalea Arabians

Almighty Storm................................................................................... 4

Ennis (IMP) (POLAND)................................................................. 9

QUARTER HORSE

Status LL (IMP) (USA)................................................................... 9 Diana Mathewson Kasdell Dane...................................................................................... 13

Mylnedale Performance Horses Acres of Who..................................................................................... 24

Mattilda Arabians Australia

She-Oak Quarter Horses and Kintore Paints & Quarter Horses

Marbling Lutana................................................................................. 8

OHK Krymsun Zip.......................................................................... 10

Noran Arabians

Karen Nicoletto Show Horses

Markhan El............................................................................................. 6

Heez Zipping Hot.............................IFC National Magazine

Mystica Santosa ............................................................................... 6

SPANISH ANDALUSIAN

Quayyzar.................................................................................................. 6

Classical Sporthorse Stud

CLEVELAND BAY

Harmony Hills Astor..................................................................... 20

Cleveland Bay Horse Society of Australasia

SPANISH LUSITANO

Arena Big Ben...................................................................................... 6 Pembridge Midshipman............................................................... 6 Penrhyn P.S........................................................................................... 6 Texlea Saint Oliver............................................................................ 6 Tregoyd Topper................................................................................... 6

University of Queensland Vets.............................................. 10 Valley Equine Centre.................................................................... 21 West Coast Veterinary Hospital............................................ 23 EDITORIAL A step-by-step guide to Breeding Management by Kristy Renae Jarvis (Dynamik Stallions)............................ 18 2021 Stud and Vet News.......................................12 – 18 OTHER SERVICES Pegasus - Milne Feeds.............................................................. 25

COVER DETAILS: The stallions from Hoof To Heart stud can be seen on page 4. Cover photograph by Zahra Goldsmith Photography https://www.facebook.com/goldrushdesign/ A HOOFBEATS PUBLICATION:

Nemo (SPA) (IMP)........................................................................ 24

Phone: 08 9397 0506 Email: editorial@hoofbeats.com.au Web: www.hoofbeats.com.au

STOCK HORSE

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2015 Grey 16.2hh + ACE Premium Bensons Quicksilver is full of quality as his pedigree suggests. He has great scope, excellent movement and boasts the perfect combination of good looks and temperament. Competing and placing at the 1.10 – 1.20m level during 2021. Possessing exceptional performance depth on both dam lines, he is a modern warmblood suited to breeding for both show jumping and dressage disciplines. 2021 Service Fees: $1500 (inc. GST) – Frozen $1750 (inc. GST) – Chilled (Live Foal Guarantee) Available Australia wide

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His sire Quintus is a Grand Prix winner at CSIO Dublin and went on to compete and place 10th at the Beijing Olympics. Quicksilver’s dam Noblewood Park Charlie is from the number one dam line Holsteiner Stamm 776. She has produced seven exceptional foals for Bensons Sporthorses including Bensons Femme Fatale, who is currently competing at 1.45m and Bensons Verismo, competing at the 1.35m level. His paternal granddam Opaline De Pins

produced five approved stallions all jumping to 1.60m including three Olympians, Jus de Pomme, a double gold winner at the Atlanta games, Quintus and Tresor d’Opaline, both competed in Beijing. Two of her mares competed at the 1.40m to 1.50m level. His maternal great grandsire Caretino (Grand Prix and Nations Cup show jumper) is one of Germany’s top stallions producing offspring that have excelled in both advanced dressage and jumping competitions.

Find more information; photos and videos at: www.bensonssporthorses.com Email: peter@bensonssporthorses.com Phone: 0404 222 906


JAYMIE MCMANUS | Murray Bridge SA 0434 597 500 | Hooftoheartstud@outlook.com

Belvedere Storm Cloud Almighty Storm 16.3hh, Bay Overo Paint Horse Assoc Australia (PHAA) (pending) Stormy has absolutely impeccable manners around mares and other horses, excellent bloodlines and conformation. A new addition to the stud, he has three lovely paces and will be attending shows this season. Strictly NO Overo Pos mares, 24 hour LFG | $800

14.2hh - Pinto registered four year old Sire: Orb Weavah (SB) (dec’d) Dam: Chat me up (TB) Lovely temperament, good paces and lope that he passes to his foals. His progeny are bred to do anything ... with the added bonus of colour. $800 24 hour LFG, Live cover, (paddock or hand served) A.I. possible

Ascot Sky Is The Limit True Blue 15.3hh and still growing Palomino Appaloosa.

AAA Registered appaloosa Colt PC64075. Will be upgraded to Stallion Sire: Cayuse Quoll Dam: Cayuse Rain Princess. Shown lightly for ribbons. Will be starting his ridden career later in the year.

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Introductory fee of $600 24 hour LFG

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14.1hh Brumby/Waler 6 years old E/e A/a RN/N Registered Roan Horse and Pony Society An absolute perfect roping horse, Blue’s foals are very trainable with outstanding temperaments. Four out of five fillies on the ground are ROAN to non roan mares. Hand serve, A.I. only, 24 hour LFG | $800

Photos by Zahra Goldsmith Photography

Hoof to Heart Stud


Casanova Jindalee

Service Fee

$1,400

Multi Supreme Winner at led & ridden

+ vet & agist

to the highest level

reDuceD rAte for Multiple Mares

Height: 14.3 3/4hh ASH: 174806 ANSA: F2620

$1,100

Sire: Betterview Gunfire (dec) Dam: Rosebrook Cillawood (dec)

A True Gentleman Peppertree Farm rooster

Jindalee lindt

live Cover or Chilled and Frozen semen available. JinDAlee AuStrAliAn StockHorSeS Sam: 0428 771 427 | Email: samdavidge1@gmail.com

Jindalee Jole

Jindalee tillie Devine

Jindalee Manitoba

With temperament, looks, athletic ability and movement

Producing very nice progeny who are just starting to come to the arena as pictured above. Casanova himself has won numerous Champion Titles at Royal and ASH National Shows throughout his career including Champion ASH Hack at Sydney and Melbourne Royal twice. Casanova has also finalled in campdrafts from few outings and rates his cattle very well. Novice Champion two consecutive years at NSW Regional Dressage Championships.


Ferndale Springs offers a selection of cleveland baY stallions. international and australian bloodlines. Horses with substance, activity, stamina and a temperament that is unsurpassed by any other breed of horse, extensively used as an improver for other Warmblood Studbooks and can be found in the pedigrees of many elite competition horses.

Frozen Semen

available in Wa

arena big ben Tregoyd Topper 16.0hh Texlea Saint oliver

all Stallions $660 per dose plus expenses

Pembridge midshipman 16.3hh PenrHYn P.S. (16.2hh, bone 9¼”) live or cHilled Semen available Texlea Saint oliver Tregoyd Topper

enquiries: brenda boaden 0419953371 email: brendaboaden@gmail.com Facebook: cleveland bay Stallions Web: www.clevelandbay.com/stallions

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Dream stallions to meet all expectations

SandroBedo Black - 16.3h Sandro Hit | Donnerhall | Faschingsprinz Licensed and Performance Tested for Westphalia Champion of his Performance Test Approved for Hannover and AWHA One of the most important dam lines in Westphalia

Skywalker Red Bay - 16.2h Blue Hors Future Cup | Donnerhall | Schwadroneur Licensed and Performance Tested for Denmark Approved for Rhineland and AWHA Mulitlple State Dressage Championships National Gold Performance Medal Winner A dash of Trakehner blood for magic Our stallions are a dream and offer breeders (and riders) the opportunity to access proven bloodlines which have been successful at the highest level of international sport whilst offering the ride ability and temperament to suit the amateur rider. Do not miss the opportunity to create your future Y horse - contact us to secure your place in our 2021/2022 breeding roster or enquire about progeny produced at our stud.

FEES FOR 2021/2022 SEASON Sandro Bedo $1,900 (Inc GST) Skywalker $1,500 (Inc GST) ** payable on 45 day positive pregnancy test.

WA breeders should contact me for local rates ** Collection, transport and mare fees payable by the breeder

Chilled and frozen semen AVAILABLE

Contact HEIDI EMERY 0412 997 575 email: heidi@mackinlays.com.au

Top: Sir Velo, Grand Prix son of Sandro Bedo competing in the USA. Middle: Kepier Park Sophia by Sandro Bedo - owned by Rachael Andrews. Bottom: DVZ Solitaire, son of Skywalker owned by the Hickson Family.


Marbling Lutana Sire Marbling Nafara Dam Marbling Pricilla

Your Gateway to Future Success Along with an average resting heart rate of 22bpm, Marbling Lutana is an Arabian Stallion bred to perfectly cross with Arabian, Sport Horse and Thoroughbred mares for a predictable athlete. Marbling Lutana stud fee is (per mare) $800 for the first dose, if further doses are required $400 per dose. Vet costs and semen transport at mare owners cost, contact us for information and a breeding contract. Photos Chris Ros, Jule Porath

Mattilda Arabians Australia. Formerly Marbling Arabians, 50 yrs of Arabian breeding. Western Australia

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Phone 0429 939 937 www.mattildaarabian.com Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mattildaarabians

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Ennis

Ennis

IMP Poland

Sire:

GanGes (Monogramm x Garonna)

Dam:

ellada (Balon x Emigracja)

An Australian Arabian National Championship Show Top 10 - he was awarded all 20/20 points for movement.

Ellada was Polish National Champion and Reserve Champion filly; Polish National Reserve Champion Mare.

Status LL photo by Samantha Taylor

Ennis photos by Nicole Emanuel

Ganges was Polish National Champion, USA Reserve National Champion, All Scandinavian Champion/Best in Show; All Nations Cup Reserve Champion and Stakes winner at the track.

hORSES AVAILABLE FOR SALE: Geldings (3- two are saddle broken) - Fillies (4) FOALS 2021: Filly - Padrons Leah to Skoroneek IA (USA National Champion) x Ecaho (World & USA Champion) Poland Due - Bint Nadia to Guiliano imp USA (Mulawa NSW) Sire of Australian Champions. Polish lines.

Status

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LL IMP USA (dec’d)

Sire: MaRWan al sHaQaB (Gazal al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) Dam: GlF PROMIses KePT (Padron x GLF Kattrina) Unshown in Australia, sire of Champions in-hand and under saddle. His sire is a World renowned sire of many Champions and a Multiple Champion himself.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR BREEDINGS TO EIThER ENNIS or STATUS LL $1650 incl gst (AI Frozen semen only) VENUS sired by STATUS LL

Lusia Abbott Alphalea Arabians

Art Commissions available on request

Phone: 0428 631 080 Email: lusia@alphaleaarabians.com.au Web: www.alphaleaarabians.com.au


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Proudly owned by She-Oak QHs and Kintore Paints and QHs She-Oak Quarter hOrSeS 1211 karnup road, Serpentine, Wa 6125 Phone: 0418 948 762 email: kintorepqh@gmail.com kintOre PaintS & Quarter hOrSeS Phone: 0419 962 002 email: kintorepqh@gmail.com www.facebook.com/OhkkkrymsunZip See krymson in action and some of his progeny


Springwood Park Appaloosa Stud

Introducing

Dijon Sure Is Phenomenal

Oregon Park Tyson’s Dotter

MVA Sheza Tiger Dier

MARE POWER

Oregon Park Dream N Affair

Ideal Time To Dream

Ultimate Seduction

Once this young stallion ‘Dude’ has been upgraded he will be available to a few select AAA registered mares by private negotiation in the 2022 season.

Dijon Sure Is Phenomenal

IntroducIng new bloodlInes to wA All halter and performance bred National and State Champions. chAmpIons In the mAkIng Home bred mare’s progeny will be available for your consideration. contact robert whitelaw at: 0415 737 884 robertwhitelaw.cowboy@gmail.com | Manjimup WA

Rowen Gretel

Rowen welsh Cobs stud

2 year old filly (by Pennal The Great, UK frozen semen), took out Supreme Youngstock at our Welsh Pony & Cob Society Show in February 2020.

Frozen or chilled by arrangement

Paige King Photo

stud Fee

$1400 +GST

Gwynfaes Madoc Imp (UK) Christie Lyn Photo

by Gwnfaes Culhwch

2006 S-2687 Black Welsh Cob Sec D 14.3hh. SOS 2009 All Welsh and Australian and WA Welsh D Sires Ratings Winner 2012-2016

Jody and Kim Mckenzie PO Box 119 Narrogin Phone 0488 923 064 | mckenziestransport@wn.com.au See Rowen Stud on facebook proudly sponsored by Tory Park Herbs Vicki Photo

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2021 STUD AND VET NEWS Breeding your very own horse that meets all your ‘dream horse’ requirements is a dream of many a horse owner. With the breeding season now upon us, many

the first place. Is it to produce a youngster from

horse owners are considering putting their mare

your special mare? To breed your own future

in foal, or possibly purchasing progeny from one

riding and performance prospect? To breed a

of the many studs who have done the ‘hard work’

horse with a view to selling it down the track? Or

and now present the opportunity to buy a healthy

to fulfil a dream of breeding your own horse.

youngster that’s ready to go on with.

Consultation with your vet and stallion owner

There’s many factors involved in the decision to

is important and can help with making those

breed a horse, from careful consideration of the

all important decisions that will allow you to

mare and stallion, their genetics, reproduction

proceed with confidence to achieving a successful

method, costs, and the objective of breeding in

outcome.

We’ve spent more time at home lately due to the pandemic, and had more time on our hands to daydream about breeding our own foal and ‘perfect’ reproduction pairings. We hope you enjoy perusing the selection of stallions in this year’s Hoofbeats Stallion and Stud Directory. These stud and stallion owners are happy to discuss their stallions’ special attributes and share their expertise as you contemplate the best match for your mare and make plans for the 21/22 breeding season.

FERNDALE SPRINGS... COMMITTED TO THE CLEVELAND BAY BREED Ferndale Spring’s Brenda Boaden is committed to preserving the Cleveland Bay breed, which is critically endangered. She explains that in the southern hemisphere we are very low on purebred Cleveland Bay numbers with only aged purebred stallions at stud. Unfortunately there are no young stallions up and coming at this stage. “We have imported frozen semen from Arena Big Ben, who now lives with the Pakistan Royal family, Pembridge Midshipman (Dec) and Penrhyn Ps. “Also the King George V Cup winner Tregoyd Topper, Ferndale Springs St Patrick and Texlea Saint Oliver are available in Australia.” Ferndale Springs, located in West Coolup, WA,

has available for live cover Tregoyd Topper and Texlea Saint Oliver.” Brenda explains that Ferndale Springs is winding down the numbers however and has recently sold a purebred mare in foal to RS, who lives in far North QLD, and a young mare to a lady in New Zealand. “Both mares were sold in foal to purebred stallions in the hope to spread the breed around a bit more.” This leaves Ferndale Springs with no purebred foals this year and only one ASH X Cleveland Bay available. Brenda reported on good news from Queensland recently, however, with the mare she sent over producing a purebred filly, which has everyone very excited! See advert on page 6.

NORAN ARABIAN STUD, A VERY HAPPY PLACE Things at Noran don’t ever seem to stop, with a small stud cattle AI program of Maine-Angus black cattle, a niche group of Polled Wiltie sheep, the largest Koi breeding farm in Australia, and the Arabian breeding program resulting in Norm, Nancy and Kyle Wall keeping occupied and busy catering to all their interests, and report, they are in a very happy place.

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reveal what they have on the ground. Three of the four purebreds due were from frozen breedings, which is creating a lot of excitement for the future.

This season the Walls will foal down five mares of their own and two clients’ mares. At the time of going to press they were pleased to report that both of their clients mares have had fillies to go forward with.

Kylie’s foal is “way out of the box” and she thinks (so does everyone else) that she has had a midlife crisis, but they plan to have some images available on the Noran website of these babies very soon. As always, everyone is welcome to go and visit the stud and see their youngsters in all their glory in the pastures at Noran Arabians. www.noranarabians.com.

As for the Noran foals, well, they plan to soon

See advert on page 6.


Pure Crabbet arabian S24735, 15.1hh

Kasdell Dane

SiRe: arfaja Danyon | Dam: indian melody

Frozen Semen available

Dane is producing good sized riding horses with lovely temperaments.

Ph: 08 9764 1416 Running with Dane

HOOF TO HEART STUD - STALLIONS THAT HAVE IT ALL BENSONS QUICKSILVER FIRST HOME-BRED STALLION FOR BENSONS SPORTHORSES A boutique sporthorse stud situated in the Darling Downs Estate, Western Australia, Peter Benson and the late Liz Benson began the stud in 2009. Researching and using genetic lines from Selle Francais, Holsteiner, Hanoverian, KWPN (Studbook for the Royal Dutch Sport Horse) has enabled them to produce numerous distinguished horses that are now competing up to elite levels. Bensons Sporthorses’ goal has always been to breed horses suitable for both amateur and professional riders and they strive to produce progeny with great temperament, conformation, and scope. The Benson family has bred their first stallion, Bensons Quicksilver, who is standing at stud and will be available Australia wide this season. He is now competing at the 1.20m level as a rising 6 year old. Sired by Quintus - a Grand Prix winner at the CSIO Dublin and placed 10th at the 2008 Olympics. Quicksilver’s dam, Noblewood Park Charlie, is from the number one Holsteiner dam line, Stamm 776. His first daughter - out of Bensons Cat Balou, a daughter from one of their Foundation mares, has been retained in the Stud. Clients have come from around Australia to purchase from Bensons Sporthorses and it is with great pride that they watch and hear of the successes of Benson bred horses in both show jumping, dressage and eventing across the country. www.bensonssporthorses.com. See advert on page 3.

Hoof To Heart Stud in Murray Bridge, SA was started when Jaymie McManus was only 18, with her initial interest being in rescuing and breeding coloured Standardbreds. The first was a young bay tobiano colt that she trained under saddle and now stands at stud with Kerry Rose at Chapel Lodge Rescue. Jaymie, who trains horses, found her interest in colour continued when she bred her own coloured Pinto stallion, Almighty Storm, who has developed into an all-round horse with lovely paces and a good lope that he passes onto his foals. In 2017 Jaymie acquired True Blue, a blue roan Waler colt that was unhandled and wild. After putting the time in to create a partnership with this young stallion she left him to mature – and he is now producing very trainable foals with three of the four showing the lovely blue roan colouring of their sire. Continuing with her love of quality coloured horses Jaymie was so impressed with the Appaloosa foal, Ascot Sky Is The Limit, that she put a deposit on him the day he was born. The junior stallion for the stud, he has matured into a lovely horse and has placed well at shows in his short show career. This is his first season at stud and Jaymie is keen to see his foals. The colour kept happening as in 2020 Stormy (Belvedere Storm Cloud – Paint Reg pending) joined the stud. He was unshown but is the best behaved boy and has an outstanding temperament. His first foal is due in December. At Hoof to Heart stud Jaymie concentrates on breeding beautiful horses that have it all – colour, temperament, conformation AND VERSATILE! See advert on page 4. Page 13


OLDBURY EQUINE CLINIC UPDATES AND EXPANSIONS Oldbury Equine Clinic have been very busy through the winter developing their facilities and updating and expanding their range of diagnostic equipment. Their new reception room has been warmly received by all clients, and their stock of supplements and equipment have been flying off the shelf. A new laboratory has been installed, so all bloods, faecal eggs counts and breeding semen analysis can be conducted on site, ensuring a faster more cost effective service to their clients.

ALPHALEA ARABIANS INVESTS IN A STALLION WITH MOVEMENT TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY When asked about her Stud’s 2021/22 plans Alphalea Arabians’ Lusia Abbott replied, “What am I doing? Oh heaven only knows! I try to scale down my horses but my husband strangely refuses to scale down his entire operation, so I continue to breed a couple foals every other year.”

With Dr Tory Ko-Peternelj joining Dr Mike Harwood, Dr Warwick Vale, Dr Simone Deetman and Dr Liz Woodberry, Oldbury Equine offers one of the largest teams of experienced, solely equine clinicians in West Australia. Dr Mike is expecting a busy breeding season with many frozen and chilled breeds already booked in and foals starting the hit the ground and needing the clinic’s assistance.

See advert on page 9. Page 14

See advert on page 8.

IMPRESSIVE LUSITANO STALLION ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA amazing temperament and intelligence, taking all in his stride as he has traveled over half the world to end up in Western Australia.

Highlighting that it’s a difficult quandary because there are so many options and some extraordinary sires and bloodlines available to breeders these days, Lusia explains, “I have invested in a horse to breed movement that would bring to mind the notion of ‘flight without wings’, Abha Omani. The stallion’s owner is expat Aussie Steve Patrick of Redwood Lodge Stud in France, Abha Omani being described as a horse to take your breath away, so no wonder Lusia could not pass up the opportunity! Not content with just that however Lusia also shared that she has also swayed right back to Palomino partbred Arabians. “Just one though, truly! I think those two will have to wait though as I really cannot handle more than two at a time! I also have been entrusted with three young mares, two daughters of Status and one Magnum Psyche daughter. They will have an opportunity to prove themselves sometime in the future. In between times there will be some ‘retirees’ from the mare band whom will be entrusted to keep some of the younger fillies in line while they await their new homes. There are two tall, bay, saddle broken geldings and a two year old available to new homes, as well as perhaps four fillies from three years up.” www.alphaleaarabians.com.au.

The installation of the purpose-built trot up track has ensured the best surface for utilisation of the newly acquired Equinosis lameness locator. Alongside the Metron Podiatry software, the Equinosis has proved invaluable in the daily complex lameness cases seen by the clinic and allowed for exceptional tracking and reassessment of these cases ensuring best results for both owner and horse. www.oldburyequineclinic.com

Upon leaving quarantine in Melbourne, Nemo spent five weeks with Manolo Mendez Dressage for some time to settle and some basic training, including some riding after his travels - which started from Spain (near the border of Portugal), by truck to Germany, Netherlands and then by air to Doha, Singapore and then finally arriving in Melbourne. Since arriving in Western Australia safely over the Nullarbor thanks to Combined Horse Transport, Liz has just been letting Nemo have time to realise he is here to stay, spending time brushing, handling and ground work and has just started some ridden work. Nemo (SPA) (IMP) was purchased by dressage competitor and coach Liz Tollarzo early in 2021 from Antonio Macias, Iberian Horses in Spain via live video due to the Covid situation around the world. Nemo is approximately 16.1hh high and will be turning four years old in October 2021. He is a purebred Lusitano stallion from approved lines and shows very correct and impressive basic paces combined with a gentle nature. This young stallion is exceeding all expectations so far in his

Nemo will be available for AI stud duties in 2022 as Liz feels it more important to let him mature and not to rush him, as well as focus mostly on his education under saddle. Liz’s plans are to compete Nemo in competitive dressage as well as working equitation to give him a well rounded education, and he will be put up for Lusitano Stud Book approval when travel is allowed once again to Australia by classifiers, however his compact and uphill conformation, steady intelligent temperament and correct paces would complement any mare. See advert on page 22.


Photo and video shoot for Angus Barret Saddlery “I am sure Cas still daydreams about this day, as do I.”

VERSATILE STALLION DOES IT ALL

A BUSY UPCOMING SEASON FOR ROWEN STUD This past year has been a quieter year show wise for Rowen Stud with no Royal and All Welsh, but the Welsh Feature Show in November 2020 (when they finally got there, having shredded a tyre on the float on the way) proved successful with a major win for the ever consistent Rowen Princess Daenerys and then Rowen Madonna qualifying for the Berry Bank Stud ARC ridden competition next year. Another Pennal The Great (UK AI) foal arrived in November 2020, almost a matched pair with the filly born previously in September, the Stud’s Jody Mckenzie saying she’s super happy with this outcross. The last foal to be born was Rowen Miss Issippi, a black filly with all the trimmings who became everyone’s favourite for her endearing personality. She was by Rowen Stud’s resident stallion Gwynfaes Madoc (imp) out of Seawynd Miss Montana and has since made the long trip to Tasmania to join Glengarry Stud. Accompanying her was Rowen Material Girl, also joining the Stud as a ridden cob and maybe broodmare down the track. Jodie reports that the Stud are now expecting two foals from their imported mares and by Madoc this season, Trevallion Champagne Moments due for her first next month, which is very exciting, and Penstrumbly Blue Jean Baby is due any day now. Rowen Gretel (Pennal The Great AI UK X Rowen Brioni) continued her winning streak, taking out Supreme Welsh Cob at the Youngstock Show in February. Rowen Stud love hearing how their cobs are doing in their new home, Jodie highlighting news on a few. “Rowen Pixie, having recently won WA State Dressage Junior Prelim with Millie Mathews, has been sold to the McClean family, where I hope they will develop a great partnership. Rowen Bonanza, a young stallion, has also changed hands, going east to Victoria to Betty Kopetsky. He’s now gelded and starting his dressage career. Rowen Catkin, a late starter to the ridden world, was first Overall Peel Hickstead for her new owners. Rowen Black Magic has also recently been sold to continue his harness career with Doddy Goile, while Rowen Rainbird has started trekking with her new owner. “I hope to put a few mares in foal this season and start a few more under saddle, either way its going to be busy!” See advert on page 11.

Jindalee Australian Stock Horses are located at ‘TARULA’, a beautiful 200 acre property just west of Young, New South Wales. An ideal property for breeding and starting young horses with its fertile soils, flat work areas, hilly spots in paddocks, creeks, dams and highway frontage for young horses to take in a lot of experiences, it’s home to Steve and Sam Davidge’s Australian Stock Horse Stallion Jindalee Casanova. A multi-supreme winner in led and ridden events, taking out Champion Hack at Sydney Royal and Melbourne Royal twice during his showing career as well as being sashed Supreme Ridden at Canberra Royal and ASH National Show, Casanova was also NSW Regional Champion Novice Dressage Horse for three consecutive years. Demonstrating his versatility, he also finalled in campdrafts from a limited number of outings and proved to be quite the equine model during a photo and video shoot for Angus Barret Saddlery, Sam recalling the ride that day being one of the most exciting that she’d had with him. “I am sure Cas still daydreams about that day, as do I. We were invited to do the photo shoot; three Australian Stock Horse stallions mustering a herd of 30 plus horses in full flight through a river crossing and out across the Plains. It was exhilarating, scary and a real adrenalin adventure! Casanova handled it with ease, a true test of his temperament and our bond as horse and rider. One of my best memories together and we have plenty. Love this horse, he is my best mate.” Casanova is now retired from the show ring and enjoying life on the picturesque property mustering cattle and doing stud duties while his progeny are now filtering on to polocrosse fields and excelling in the show ring. Members of the ASH Society since 1994 with their registered breeding prefix JINDALEE, the Davidge’s run a small band of specially selected broodmares that have been producing quality progeny with type, looks and excellent temperaments. Casanova’s dam, Rosebrook Cillawood, was a National level polocrosse mare and the stud’s foundation broodmare, her foals excelling at a National level at polocrosse and showing. Aside from the stud work that takes place at Tarula, with return clients booking their mares in for more of Casanova’s successful and well mannered progeny, the Davidge’s also run a very successful breaking-in and training establishment with a good range of clientele, Steve starting a lot of Warmbloods as well as Australian Stock Horses. For information on breeding or breaking in young horses contact Jindalee Australian Stock Horses. See advert on page 5. Page 15


EXCITING TIMES FOR HERMITAGE DRESSAGE AS OFFSPRING COMPETE ON THE WORLD STAGE Covid has changed so much around the world so it was incredibly uplifting to see the Tokyo Olympics go ahead this year and to witness some of the most beautiful dressage ever seen.

our stallion Sandro Bedo compete on the world stage and anchor Spain to a place in the team final. Our cheers to the beautiful Sorento and his rider, Jose Antonio Garcia Mena.

For us here at Hermitage Dressage, we were thrilled and proud to see one of the first sons of

Further excitement came several weeks later at the greatest show on earth - CHIO Aachen - as Sorento and Jose Antonio Garcia Mena danced to a podium finish in the Grand Prix Freestyle close to the magic 80% barrier.

MARBLING LUTANA STANDS AT PUBLIC STUD VIA FROZEN SEMEN

As a rider, I am incredibly fortunate to be able to ride and enjoy my magical stallions Skywalker and Sandro Bedo every day. They offer some of the most rideable dressage lines in the world, they are beautiful, are the nicest ‘people’ to be around and have the potential to make babies that will be cherished by their riders and help them achieve their ambitions from Adult Rider through to Olympic and international success.

For virtually the last two decades the stallions of the Marbling/Mattilda Arabians breeding program have had a closed book. In 2021 Mattilda Arabians is pleased to stand the first of their stallions at public stud via frozen semen. Marbling Lutana was the obvious stallion to offer first up, his movement, easy going temperament and pure stand-out quality make him the perfect stallion to cross within his Arabian breed, and most importantly with Sport Horse and Thoroughbred mares for a predictable athletic horse. By Marbling Nafara [Naasser/Marbling Naomi] from Marbling Priscilla [Naasser/Sarai], Marbling Lutana has a powerhouse pedigree, carefully constructed to create a stallion with optimum prepotency. www.mattildaarabian.com

It’s a humbling and exciting role to be their guardians and friends. It is hard to find progeny by my stallions available on the market to purchase as most breeders have been breeding foals by them to retain. However, a few very special ones may be available at the end of this breeding season - contact me to discuss options or opportunities to breed you own future heart horse.

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A BIG FUTURE AHEAD FOR SPRINGWOOD PARK APPALOOSA STUD When it comes to the Appaloosa horse, Rob Whitelaw from Springwood Park Appaloosa Stud in Manjimup has had a long involvement with the breed. His family, Bill and Betty Whitelaw, were breeders of many fine performance and halter Champions, under the stud name Springwood Park, in the early history of the breed in Western Australia. Rob moved away from horses for a while but never gave up on his aspirations for the Appaloosa breed in WA. He has been quietly acquiring his team of quality horses over the past few years and now, with his young

stallion Dijon Sure is Phenomenal, he is announcing that these great bloodlines will be available in the future. “I started with a couple of well bred local horses then decided to go out on a limb - with the help of a few contacts I have in the east - to purchase completely different bloodlines that I felt were very much needed in Western Australia. These bloodlines will provide a wider interest within our own fraternity of Appaloosa owners/breeders and those newcomers who may be looking for some of these top bloodlines closer to home. “My favourite areas of riding are Reining and Western Dressage, which is why I purchased Dijon Sure Is Phenomenal, (stable name Dude), and I hope to get out and about on him in the future. While he is, in my own opinion, more of a Reining type of horse, he also carries some of the best Halter bloodlines in Australia. “I also purchased four Appaloosa broodmares, all of which are proven bloodlines and are all State or National Champions in both Halter and Performance. My fifth mare, Ideal Time To Dream (Bella), is proudly Western Australia bred and very much a vital part of my journey with the Appaloosa breed. My dream is to just breed quality horses that will serve a purpose for those who also have the dream of owning a quality horse.”

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The 2021/2022 season has started off well for the for the team at Valley Equine Vet Centre, with positive pregnancy tests all round so far from both chilled and frozen semen breeds. The maternity ward at the Swan Valley based veterinary centre is going to be very busy over the upcoming months, and several foals have already been safely delivered and cared for by their experienced team of vets and nurses.

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BREEDING MANAGEMENT Managing a stallion station and standing stallions at public stud is something that Kristy Jarvis from Dynamik Stallions has years of experience with, and when this is combined with her background of working in the veterinary industry and biomedical studies at University, it means she is well equipped in ensuring her German Riding Pony stallions are healthy and fit for breeding. “Optimum nutrition and health is vital for the breeding stallion so that he is able to keep up with the extra energy required for the physical aspect of collection, for the body to generate more semen and for optimum fertility. It is not all about the stallions though, as Kristy points out it is incredibly important the mare is also prepared for the breeding season. “Ensuring that your mare is in top health and ready for the breeding season can save a lot of money and avoid the heartache and expense of repeat breedings. With the experience of discussing breeding issues with many mare owners it was obvious that many were experiencing the same problems. The following information presents some guidelines that may help you prepare your mare so she conceives and produces your future dream foal.” SELECT AN EXPERIENCED BREEDING VET “Firstly, select an experienced breeding vet. There is a huge benefit in having access to a veterinarian with many years of breeding experience behind them when it comes to dealing with chilled or frozen semen. If your mare needs to stay at a veterinary hospital for breeding, select a vet with good facilities and a relaxed environment and set-up to minimise stress.” Page 18

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kristy Renae Jarvis runs a stallion station with imported proven German Riding Ponies available at public stud Australia Wide. A small amount of German Riding pony foals are produced each year for sale and a professional raising service is also available.

The Dynamik broodmares are fed HYGAIN RBO Oil, a combination of HYGAIN Balanced and HYGAIN Trubreed along with Fibre Protect and hay. www.dynamikstallions.com

SELECTING A STALLION – ITS ALL ABOUT FINDING THE RIGHT MATCH “Take the time to select a stallion that will complement your mare. I think one of the biggest mistakes that breeders make is choosing their favourite stallion and breeding him to their mare even if the match is not so great. “It is important to look at your mare’s weaknesses and then find a stallion that will complement her to improve these weakness with what he stamps on his foals. Sure, we all have favourite dream stallions but it is important to put the right mare to him to create your ultimate dream foal. “Most stallion owners will be happy to discuss what traits their stallions pass on to their progeny, and if possible you should view

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Lunging the overweight not-in-foal mare will increase her fitness and decrease her body weight, which will increase her chances of conceiving on the first insemination. “The optimal body score for a mare is between 5 and 7 to ensure good fertility. If an overweight mare fails to conceive on the first insemination, there is more chance that they will hold onto the Corpus Luteum (CL) for a longer period. The primary purpose of the Corpus Luteum is to pulse out hormones, including progesterone, which is required for a viable pregnancy to occur and to continue. “The intervals between cycles become longer and can end up costing the mare owner more money and time. Preparing your mare to be an optimal bodyweight will increase the chances of her achieving a pregnancy. Of course, mares in poor condition with a body score under 4 or even thinner will also struggle to conceive. As in nature, the rule of survival of the fittest applies where the mares that are in optimal condition and health will achieve a pregnancy.” RISING PLANE OF NUTRITION

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some of these foals and also older progeny that may be competing or ridden. “Consider the conformation, movement and temperament of your mare. If you have a mare that is very hot and sensitive, I would not choose to breed with a stallion that is also very hot and sensitive, as temperament is a highly heritable trait. Mix the hot with the cold! “If you are choosing to use chilled semen, ask the stallion owner about his fertility and motility. If chilled semen has to be transported, ask about the progressive fertility and motility of the semen. Responsible stallion owners will have had the progressive fertility and motility tested by their veterinarian to ensure its suitability for transport before offering him at public stud. “In the case of frozen semen, ask the dealer what the post-thaw fertility and motility is. Discuss these factors with your breeding vets to make sure they are happy with these statistics before signing a contract to purchase anything. “Once you have selected the right match for your mare then prepare your proposed breeding by booking in to your chosen stallion. Do this as early as you can as some stallion owners will limit the number of mares that are on a stallion’s book each year for chilled semen. “If you are opting to use Frozen semen, purchase the doses in advance so it can be transported to your chosen veterinary hospital in time for when your mare is ready to breed. Having the frozen semen on hand well in advance of your mare cycling eliminates the risk of missing a cycle when you have already invested money and time on follicle testing her. There can sometimes be delays in transport with the dry shippers during the busy breeding season, especially these days with Covid affecting the number of flights.” THE BODY SCORE “In the lead-up to the breeding season mares may have been spending time in the pasture or not in work and can be overweight.

“In the wild it is natural that horses breed in the spring time when there is a fresh flush of pasture. Mare owners should not only have their mares in a reasonably fit condition, they should also provide the correct nutrition to increase her fertility and chances of conception. A mare should be on a rising plane of nutrition in the weeks leading up to being bred. “At Dynamik Stallions, we use a Balancer to ensure that the nutritional requirements are being met for our maiden and empty mares when preparing them for breeding. Our young maiden mares are broken to saddle around 2-3 months prior to being bred. This is a great system as they will usually experience some weight loss after coming out of the spelling paddock and being at the breaker. We can then follow up with an increasing plane of nutrition around three weeks before we start to follicle test them in preparation for breeding. “Omega 3 fatty acids increase the chances of fertility and therefore conception. These are not only beneficial for foetal development during pregnancy but are scientifically proven to improve the mare’s reproductive efficiency. They improve follicular growth and positively influence hormone concentrations.” WORMING “As a healthy mare has more chance of achieving a pregnancy upon first insemination I highly recommend that mare owners organise for their mares to have a Faecal Egg Count (FEC) done in the months leading up to spring. The FEC can measure the concentration of worm eggs present, and is a useful tool to ensure the correct de-wormer is used to address the type of worm burden that is present. If a mare has a very high worm burden with a resistance issue, this can also affect her ability to conceive.” DIFFICULT BREEDERS AND THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE “If you have a mare that has failed to achieve a pregnancy in the previous breeding seasons, despite having your breeding vet work-up and treating any possible causes for not being able to achieve a pregnancy, we have found that veterinary acupuncture can be a very useful tool in helping deal with fertility issues or any other underlying causes. Many of my clients have had success using acupuncture during the off-season, followed by a positive breeding season. Page 19


PRE BREEDING SCANS

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When mares reach the age of three to four years they will usually start to cycle regularly and produce good follicles. Older maiden mares, however, can be more difficult to breed. You can start preparing a mare in early Spring by taking her to your breeding vet to have a pre-breeding ultrasound to ensure that the uterus looks healthy and that there are no abnormalities. A uterine swab to identify any underlying infections is also a good step to take; that way if there are infections present, your vet can treat the mare’s uterus to ensure it is clean and ready for the coming breeding season. It is very disappointing, and an additional expense, if mare owners discover there is an underlying infection after going through the process of ordering a collection, transporting semen and the veterinary costs of the first insemination being performed. Spending the money on a swab before breeding will not only give peace of mind, it could also save on the overall costs in the long run. INCREASED DAYLIGHT HOURS Mares are naturally programmed to become reproductively active in the Spring when there is an abundance of pasture, milder temperatures and it is less stressful for both conception and for the resulting foal the following Spring. Following nature will also increase the chances of your mare conceiving as horses are seasonally polyestrous breeders, meaning that in nature the mares come into season during Spring and Summer - when the hours of daylight increase. Longer hours of daylight stimulate the mare’s cycle to transition into active estrous. The first cycle the mare has in Spring is not always the best cycle to start breeding and I tend to wait, as the mares are still transitioning into their regular cycle, which is about every 21 days. We believe the optimal months for breeding here in Australia are between October and February. Even the Dynamik stallions know when the daylight hours are increasing and their seasonal work is about to commence! If you have been rugging your mare or keeping her stabled under artificial lightening in the lead up to breeding, it is a good idea to keep this routine consistent so as not to interfere with her cycle. Whilst we can continue to breed artificially, it is natural for mares to start shutting down their cycles once the daylight hours decrease and the stallions also start to lose interest. KEEP THINGS STRESS FREE Another important factor to achieving a pregnancy is to keep your mare free of stress. Try to keep her in a normal routine that she is happy with. If paddocked with other mares, ensure it is a herd that she is happy and relaxed with. If you are taking your mare to a breeding facility, ensure you choose one that has a set up in which you feel she will be content. You know your mare the best and will know if she will be more comfortable in a facility where she can be in a paddock, yard or stabled.

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In Australia, our Summers can be very hot and there are many studies that indicate that heat stress can impair reproductive function in mares. Heat stress should also be considered in terms of management and timing of breeding. WORKING WITH THE STALLION OWNER When you are ready to commence breeding your mare, it is a good idea to inform the stallion owner so they know that a potential collection is on the cards. Your vet will perform a scan to follicle test the mare and to check what stage she is at in her cycle. The vet will advise when the next scan is required and can often give you an idea as to when the mare will likely to ready to breed from this point. This is the most important time to give the stallion owner a heads-up as to the situation with the mare’s cycle and it is particularly important for larger stallion stations that have many stallions to manage to ensure that they are available to do a collection for your mare, which can often be at fairly short notice. Once the semen is organised, the vet will give your mare an ovulating agent to ensure that she ovulates at the planned time. Your vet will scan your mare the day after the mare has been inseminated the vet will scan the mare to ensure she has ovulated and to check that she has not accumulated too much fluid in her uterus. She will then be scanned at 15 days after insemination for a pregnancy test and to ensure that she is not pregnant with twins, as a multiple pregnancy at this early stage can be easily managed. Another scan is performed at approximately 28 days to check for a heartbeat. The final scan will be at 45 days to ensure the endometrial cups have formed and that pregnancy is progressing normally.


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