I have two very well conformed, athletic and well bred TB mares. One is turning 10 and one is turning 4. I am looking to breed sporthorse babies with them and start a small scale, high quality sporthorse breeding program in the next few years. I am focusing mainly on dressage and eventing but all babies will be acceptable and excel in the Hunter/Jumper rings as well. Both mares are well suited to and excel in all disciplines but my main discipline is eventing. The 10 yr old has done it all and done it all well but can be hotter and is a more challenging ride and the 4 yr old is just starting competitions and x-rails but is athletic, very willing and a 10+ mover with a great brain and very sweet demeanor.
I have long considered a warmblood or Friesian cross to add some bone and depth to the TBs as they are solid mares but are not by any stretch of the imagination big and solid, more like refined and athletic with adequate strength of frame and depth of bone like a typical TB sporthorse. I would like to add a little bone and size of frame to them to get a solid sporthorse that will hold up well under the pressures of work and competition for many years in the more demanding aspects like eventing.
I pretty much like all these studs and will more than likely use one or two to breed my mares in the spring. I have my favorites and top choices for each mare already but I'm curious which you would choose for each mare and why. Other stallions that you know of and think complement the mares better for whatever reason feel free to post their info and why as well. There are a lot of great sporthorse breeders on this forum, as well as many trainers and riders that will be looking or are looking for future sporthorses and I'd love to see what you would prefer or like when looking to buy.
*As a disclaimer, the foals that result from these breedings will always have a home with me if needed but they will be high quality sporthorse prospects. They are being bred to improve the sporthorse breeds and it is my hope that they will be taken on by others to finish and compete at the higher levels of competition when they are old enough as I am more into breeding and bringing along babies so they would be wasted with me as fully trained competition mouns. While I agree that there is an overabundance of unwanted horses today this problem is not the result of high quality breedings of productive sporthorses so please limit the no-breeding rants. Thanks.
Here's the link to the stallions I am looking at and some pictures of the mares. Thanks.
Centaur Farms Full Service Stallion Station and Dressage Facility Standing 6 Warmblood Stallions