Warmblood Breeding News North America
In This Issue:
Last Chance to Advertise at 2017 Prices!
Avalon Equine Acquires Sarkozy
Successful Black STALLION Friday
Rip Tide: For Everything You Want in a Foal
Webinar with Dr. Christmann
New Research on WFFS Origin and Distribution
Royal Tourmalet: Successes in 2020
In Memoriam Wendy Costello
2021 Hyperion Stud Breeding Incentives
USSHBA Webinar: Breeding Options for the Performance Mare
Happy New Year!
Last Chance to Advertise at 2017 Prices! WarmbloodStallionsNA.com
Warmblood Stallions of North America went entirely online in 2017 - and we haven't raised prices since then! Rates will increase on January 15, 2021. Advertise your stallion or business now at 2017 prices!

We have marketing packages for every budget that promote your stallion on WarmbloodStallionsNA.com, on Facebook, and in this WSNA Breeding News e-newsletter (reaching over 3,000 interested breeders).

VIP Package (top of the line, if you really want your boy(s) "out there" this season, pulls out all the stops. Includes front page slideshow.)

Gold Package (our most popular package, includes full Stallion Profile, features about your stallion, ad banner, and more)

Basic Package (full Stallion Profile page, Stallion Gallery, and more)

Click here for more information about all our packages and what each one includes.

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Avalon Equine Acquires Sarkozy
Brilliantly bred imported dressage stallion!

Avalon Equine is thrilled to announce the acquisition and importation of the Hanoverian stallion Sarkozy. Sarkozy is a 2005 black 16.3-hand Hanoverian who is licensed Hanoverian, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Rhineland, South German Studbooks, and Westfalen. He is by Sandro Hit out of Weltfee by Weltmeyer.

Sarkozy scored a 9.0 for overall impression at the Bundeschampionat final for 5-year-old dressage horses, and a 9.5 for his ground-covering walk.

Avalon Equine is offering a special introductory rate for Sarkozy of $650, with a limit of 15 breedings at that price.

To read more about Sarkozy, click here.
To contact Avalon Equine to reserve a breeding, click here. Be sure to mention the introductory special.
Thank You
Successful Black STALLION Friday
I would like to thank all the stallion owners and mare owners who made our Black STALLION Friday event a success! It grew in size from the year before - we had over 40 stallions with special breeding rates for the event - and in the amount of interest from breeders in participating stallions. Unlike the stallion service auctions, WSNA does not take any money from breedings sold, so it's a win/win for stallion and mare owners. If you want your stallion included next year, advertise now and you'll be eligible. Scroll up for ad options, or click here for additional info.
Rip Tide - For Everything You Want in a Foal
The sire of high performance horses with amateur-friendly minds!

Rip Tide is a Holsteiner stallion with the MOVES! Are you looking to produce an eventer that tops all three phases? A talented jumper with graceful athleticism? A dressage horse with power and engagement? Check out the versatility that is Rip Tide! Rip Tide is a promising young stallion who won the Jumper Championship at the 2019 North American Stallion Sport Test, and is currently showing Intermediate 1 in dressage as well as 1.20 meter jumpers.

To read more about Rip Tide and his foals, click here.
Webinar with Dr. Christmann
The Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Club is hosting a webinar in January with Dr. Ludwig Christmann of Germany. Dr. Christmann is speaking on important bloodlines in Hanoverian breeding, with a focus on recent breeding developments. He is an extremely knowledgeable expert on Hanoverian bloodlines worldwide.

The webinar will be held January 9, 2021 at 11am EST. Registration is free to MAHB members, and $25 to non-members.

Knowledge Base
New Research on WFFS Origin and Distribution
A new paper shows the percentage of WFFS in different breeds.
A new study on the origins and distribution of Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome was just published this month. It involved DNA analysis of over 4,000 horses of 38 different breeds. A chart shows the distribution of WFFS carriers in the different breeds.

The first horse to carry the mutation could not be determined, but two individuals were eliminated by testing of genetic samples.

Royal Tourmalet: Successes in 2020
Balanced Conformation and Power

2020 was a challenging year for racking up new successes in showing or breeding recognition - but Royal Tourmalet did just that, starting with a lifetime approval with the GOV. Royal Tourmalet SPF is a 2011 Hanoverian by Royal Prince out of MS Adira by Armin.

Click here for more details about Royal Tourmalet.
In Memoriam
Wendy Costello
The world lost a devoted breeder this month. Wendy Costello passed away on December 3. I'd known her for 25 years, and wrote this on her tribute wall: "She was a powerful individual who made a difference in many lives. She loved life, and all her 2-legged and 4-legged family. The best thing I can say that would make her smile is: You loved your horses and gave Donavan the best life, the one you promised him years ago. You didn't ask to be a stallion owner, but you made good on your promise." Her heart was big enough for her stallion, her mares, every foal, and every four-legged creature that came her way.

Shown is Jessica Jo Tate riding Wendy's Hanoverian beloved stallion Donavan. The photo was taken by Karen Lietz when Wendy lived in Wisconsin.

Here is what JJ posted on Facebook: "It is with a very sad heart that I share on behalf of Wendy and her family that she passed away this early evening in the comfort of her home, with her family surrounding her. As many of you know, Wendy has put up a brave and positive battle against cancer, but she had been declining in her health the last few weeks. We ask you to keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Her love for horses always made her heart so full and she even got out last week to enjoy them. The family asks for their privacy during this difficult time. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from all of you. Hug your loved ones and your horses. Wendy would love that. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed."

Photo: Karen Lietz

To read her memorial wall, follow this link and select Obituaries, then scroll to find Wendy's.
2021 Hyperion Stud Breeding Incentives
10% Discount on ALL fresh semen stud fees

Hyperion Stud is offering a unique opportunity in support of fellow breeders in 2021: a discount on all Hyperion Stud stallions: Olympic Imothep, Cool Jazz, Cicera's Icewater, Asterix, Dakota VDL and Chin Quidam VDL.

Events for Breeders
USSHBA Webinar: Breeding Options for the Performance Mare
The US Sport Horse Breeders Association is pleased to continue their Educational Webinar Series in 2021. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ryan Ferris of Summit Equine. Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, owns Summit Equine in Newberg, Oregon, with his wife, Dr. Dora Ferris. The practice specializes in equine reproduction and sports medicine. For this seminar, Dr. Ferris will be addressing "Breeding Options for the Performance Mare." The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8:00pm EST.

For more info and a sign-up link, click here.
Best Wishes from Anna and Warmblood Stallions of North America for a happy, healthy 2021!
Happy New Year!
May your mares take on the first breeding and may your breeding plans come to fruition as you envisioned! Most of all, may you be safe and healthy through the year.
Anna Goebel
Warmblood Stallions of North America

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