Breeding

Capall Creek Farm: Smith family dedicated to Hunter Under Saddle

Capall Creek Farm: Smith family dedicated to Hunter Under Saddle

Although Kevin and Amy Smith are now well versed in raising champions at their Capall Creek Farm in Hampstead, North Carolina, their initial decision to go into the breeding business was not a planned one.   “We were looking for a top-notch show horse and decided upon purchasing Red Carpet Rita in the online portion […]

Permit To Carry: Breeding mares by utilizing embryo transfers

Permit To Carry: Breeding mares by utilizing embryo transfers

When the breed association registration rules began allowing for multiple foals out of one mare born in the same year, the practice of breeding using embryo transfers became more popular, allowing mares that are currently showing to also produce foals using recipient mares to carry the foals for them while they continue their show careers. […]

Living Large: This promising young sire is painting outside the lines

Living Large: This promising young sire is painting outside the lines

Considering he is nicknamed “Shaq” after National Basketball Association giant Shaquille O’Neal, there was never any doubt that Living Large, a 2009 AQHA/APHA/PtHA Sorrel Overo stallion would make a big impression on the show world. Sired by AQHA World and Congress Champion producer, These Irons Are Hot, Living Large gets his color from his dam, Quit […]

Update on genetic testing in Quarter Horses

Update on genetic testing in Quarter Horses

With the ever increasing advancements in equine research, it has become easier than ever to obtain knowledge about genetic disorders that affect American Quarter Horses. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of reproducing genetic disorders beginning in 2015 the American Quarter Horse Association will require all breeding stallions to be five-panel genetic tested before […]

Yarnelle Farms: The brand of excellence

Yarnelle Farms: The brand of excellence

With strong family ties as the backbone of their operation, John and Kathy Yarnelle of Fort Wayne, Indiana put a focus on raising and showing high quality horses. At their full-service state-of-the-art breeding and showing operation, Yarnelle Farms will be standing five stallions in 2015 including one of the American Paint Horse Association’s Leading Sires, […]

Hunters Ridge Farm to release frozen semen from Skys Blue Boy

Hunters Ridge Farm to release frozen semen from Skys Blue Boy

Hunters Ridge Farm is pleased to announce that frozen semen from the great, late Skys Blue Boy will be released to the public in limited quantities. The legendary Skys Blue Boy has an unparalleled sire record of more than 266 World and Reserve Championships in all divisions, including several champions named at the 2014 World […]

Horse-Breeding Basics: Quarter Horse Color

Horse-Breeding Basics: Quarter Horse Color

Know the basics of horse color genetics so you can easily determine your newborn foal’s color. Legend says that a red horse is fiery, a dun is tough and a white-legged horse is bad-footed. However, the wisest horsemen also say there is no such thing as a good horse that’s a bad color. There are […]

Full Medal Jacket is a dream come true for owner Robin Baker

Full Medal Jacket is a dream come true for owner Robin Baker

Full Medal Jacket is completing his first breeding season and owner Robin Baker could not be more pleased with the response he is getting.   “I am so thrilled with how many mare owners took a chance on Full Medal Jacket this breeding season,” Robin Baker says. “I can’t wait to see what these great mares will […]

Breeding with a strategy

Breeding with a strategy

This marks the sixth breeding season since the Great Recession gripped the United States in 2008. There is no question, the economic downturn unseated the horse industry. Since 2008, breed associations have experienced fewer registrations. Although 2013 figures have not been released for all associations, three of the major breed associations have reported declining registrations […]

It’s All About Results

It’s All About Results

DeGraff Stables standing Congress Champion Sire; Frosty The Goodbar, World Champions Sire; Hes A Cool Hotrod (AQHA/APHA), World Champions Sire; HBF Iron Man (AQHA/APHA), 3YO APHA Slot Champion/Homozygous; Invite The Artist (APHA), Futurity Champion; DGS IndyGo and our up and coming young stallion; PR Tells A Tale are excited about providing breeders with many options […]

Mr Sherlock Holmes is making his debut in Hylton Maiden

Mr Sherlock Holmes is making his debut in Hylton Maiden

Nestled in the small, Gulf Coast, Texas town of Hempstead is Mary Iris Webre’s farm,  “Casa De Los Cielos,” where she raises top Western Pleasure and all around prospects.  It is also the home of Chips Hot Chocolate, Admit It Im Good,  Allured to Chocolate and Imcrusininahotrod. Many years ago, Webre fell in love with […]

Cloning Lawsuit Update

Cloning Lawsuit Update

Today, the American Quarter Horse Association filed its Reply Brief to Plaintiffs’ Brief in the cloning lawsuit with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for a link to the Reply Brief. AQHA is very pleased with the work of its appellate team. The parties have requested oral argument before a Fifth Circuit panel of […]

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