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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? ...read more

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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…” ...read 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. ...read more

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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, ...read more

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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 WarmbloodStallionsNA.com 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. ...read more

Darthus

KWPN Stallion by Mr Blue
Imported by North Star in 2013, six year old KWPN stallion Darthus is making a very strong mark on the show
jumping circuit in North America. His scope, bravery, and technique has been tested and the results have been
superb!

As a four year old, Darthus tied with two other horses in the Vion Cup semi-final for four year olds in Holland. In
2013 with rider Peter Wylde the pair finished 2nd in the $10,000 WEF Five year old Young Horse Final. During
the summer of that same year Darthus was piloted by Julie Welles to numerous wins and top five placings in YJC
Five year old and 1.20m classes in Lake Placid and the Vermont Summer Festival. These outstanding results
landed them a slot in the YJC Final at the Hampton Classic where they finished 2nd over all through three
rounds of jumping competition. Darthus continues his road to success in 2014 with Rodrigo Pessoa in the irons.
In 2014 the pair qualified for the Young Horse Championships in Lanaken.

Darthus’s sire, Mr Blue, had an outstanding career in Grand Prixs around the globe. Although not approved as a
young horse his sport record proved he was worthy, and in 1997 was officially licensed by the KWPN. In 2006,
five years after his death, he was awarded the Predicate status. Mr Blue is a highly influential stallion who is best
known for passing along good temperaments, blood and strong bone structure to his offspring. These great
qualities are exemplified in his son Darthus.

Darthus’s dam line is stock full of Holsteiner blood with Caletto II, Cor de la Bryere and Zeus present
throughout.These influences bring a powerful foundation to Darthus’s pedigree which will no doubt be passed
through his breeding.

Darthus is an outstanding option for breeders looking to improve the scope, build and temperament of a mare.
He is best matched with mares of supple movement and blood.

Pedigree

Mr Blue
Cartheuzen
Couperus
Acarla
Calvin Z
Dusalinde
Naturel
Warina
Oldenberg
Picarla
Caletto II
Monoline
Zeus
Rosalinde

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