Breeding season is in full swing. Foals are born, mares are brought to the breeding station and semen is collected. For each and every task there is someone to take it, whether it’s a vet, the mare or stallion owner. It was only a few weeks ago, that we witnessed a conversation where someone thought of buying a colt and standing him as a stud in the future – and we were wondering: What are the tasks of a stallion owner? We asked four breeders from our industry who own stallions who have a lot in common – but also some main differences.
Pictured here are the 2022 foals born in Europe.
Perfect Gentleman and Best Friend: Rojo Solo Cup
Breeding season is in full swing – and if you’re still looking for the perfect match for your mare, we’ve got just the right candidate. Rojo Solo Cup aka “Toby“ has got it all: looks, success, movement and a great personality. We did an interview with trainer Alexandra Jagfeld and she shared some very interesting facts and some secrets about “Toby“.
Neue Podcast-Episode: Einblick in die Allround-Zucht
Unsere zweite Podcast-Episode ist draußen! Dieses Mal auf deutsch und mit Claudia Wichtmann von CC Showhorses. Wir sprechen über die schönen Momente der Allroundzucht, aber auch über Schattenseiten, über den „Aachen-Blues“ und wie Vermarktung vor Facebook und Instagram funktioniert hat.
#stallionsunday: N Somnia
Since it’s Sunday and Valentine’s Day, we had to publish another part of our series “#stallionsunday”. This time, we have featured N Somnia. Owners Meinou de Ruijter and Dolf Desmedt have shared some details about this stallion who is a full brother to the famous Get Some Sleep.
It’s Like Tinder… But for Horses
Finding the perfect stallion for your mare can be a challenge – every breeder knows that. But what if there was a dating app for horses? Something that would make you choice easier? Stella Pfeffer has invented such an app: Stallionista. We talked to the young equestrian from Germany about her invention.
Here, we will post all the European 2021 foals.
Since breeding season is just around the corner, we will start 2021 on The Showlife with a new part of our series #stallionsunday. This time, we have talked to Leonie Fischer whose family owns the multiple European Champion Disavowed.
Choosing the Right Broodmare
Who run the world? Girls! It’s an introduction we frequently use on posts or articles about mares. Why? Stallions in our industry receive a lot of advertising whereas the mares usually are overlooked a bit. People tend to forget that a good mare is just as crucial in getting a nice foal – if not even more as she is the one who raises the baby, the character will reflect on it. Responsible breeders however, have cherished their broodmare bands for a long time, knowing what they add to a future champion. We have talked to two German breeders about how they choose their broodmares.
#stallionsunday: The Original One
It’s getting colorful again: This Sunday, we will introduce an AQHA/APHA stallion called The Original One. We have talked to owner Freja Olsen about this multiple European Champion stallion.