Can We Stop Saying Germany is Always Better?

I think I’m going to start a campaign to stop saying that German breeders are soooo much better than North American breeders. Here are some thoughts I just wrote, that came up as I was writing on a related topic for an article. I hope it jump-starts a conversation. What do you think? Is it time? more


Article: Interview with Hanoverian breeder Axel Windeler

Axel Windeler, breeder of the 5-year-old champion of the World Young Dressage Horse championships in Ermelo this year, Don Martillo, says he started out by making the exact same mistake many American breeders made when starting out with sport horse breeding: “I started breeding in 1977. I bought a riding horse, but she was not good, so I tried to breed…” more

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Hyperion Stud’s Farm Video

Hyperion Stud, LLC produced a lovely video of their farm, which was released this summer. The first in a series, this one introduces the guiding principles behind Hyperion. A beautiful farm, with stunning horses, Hyperion is well-filmed here, and the video is lovely to watch. more


Successful Stallions in the Young Horse Championships Day 2

We'd like to highlight the stallions in the ribbons in Friday's classes in the Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse National Championships at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. We'd like to send special congratulations to Hilltop Farm and also to Patricia Becker and Dr. Anne Ramsay. Hilltop's well-known stallion Qredit (Quarterback-Dream Rubina, Dream of Glory) was ridden by Michael Bragdell, and Patty Becker rode Dr. Ramsay's home-bred Oldenburg stallion Freedom (Feuri-Windjammer, Walk on Top). The two shared second place in the Intermediate II test. For full results, including more stallions and more NA-breds, more


Introducing our New 3-Way Stallion Promotion Network

Warmblood Stallions of North America is introducing a whole new approach to stallion promotion. The new online advertising packages combine a variety of ad options across three online platforms. Called “forward-thinking” by one stallion owner, this innovative idea will become fully realized with the launch of the new in September, and WSNA is now accepting pre-launch purchases, so businesses can fully benefit from the launch promotions. Cost-effective packages are available for single stallions, farms with multiple stallions, and businesses with no stallion. more

Smoke Tree Snapdragon

Top producing Welsh B stallion for Sport Ponies!
Are you looking to produce an exquisite and rideable German Riding Pony from your medium-sized Warmblood, TB, Anglo or Half-Arabian mare? Smoke Tree Snapdragon is an exceptionally prepotent sire of big-moving and beautiful-type Premium foals who are easy to train and nearly always have BLING! Snapdragon combines exquisite type, correct conformation and elastic-floating movement with the proven and prepotent European Welsh Section B lines of Bunbury, Downland, Coed Coch, and Smoke Tree Spun Gold, who also appears as the sire of Smoke Tree Dragon Tail of Orchard Hill Farm, #1 hunter pony in zone 4, and as dam-sire of 3rd Level dressage stallion Smoke Tree Gold Fever.
Snapdragon continues his training under saddle, and always gives his rider 110%. Over fences he is proving to be careful, round and snappy over the top, like his name, and also a natural for Combined Driving. He continues to demonstrate that he is made of solid character, is forward and willing to learn.
Offspring: Smoke Tree Snapdragon consistently sires very typey, beautiful-moving offspring that earn high inspection scores and extremely willing, rideable and talented under saddle, with temperaments suitable for children or adult riders.
Snapdragon sired 2015 Overall Champion RPSI Filly Silke of Edenhof, the 2014 Reserve Champ Filly SF Sgt Reckless; 2013 champion colt SF Starstuck w/ 8.8 overall; the 2012 reserve pony colt SF Solaris - licensed as a stallion in 2014; and the 2011 champion colt SF Spirit, also licensed for Pony Stallion Book 1.
Snapdragon foals are colorful, usually with blazes and four tall socks, friendly, and talented, with exquisite type, and the athletic ability to go in any sport direction!


Bunbury Jamboree
Smoke Tree Mollie McGee
Bunbury Mahogany
Brockwell Jemima
Smoke Tree Spun Gold
Smoke Tree Morgan Le Fay
Downland Beechwood
Brockwell Muslin
Downland Beechwood
Brockwell Joannie How
Mylncroft Spun Gold
Coed Coch Olwen
Brockwell Victor
Coed Coch Olwen


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