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Quality Horse Breeders

A group for quality breeders to connect, showcase & market their horses. A place to learn about different bloodlines with a focus on Olympic/related disciplines. A resource for prospective buyers to look for a quality youngster from trusted breeders.

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CWHBA 2011 Stallion Service Auction-March 20th

Started by Charmaine Bergman Mar 5, 2011.

CWHBA 2010 Stallion Service Auction March 14 1 Reply

Started by Charmaine Bergman. Last reply by Canadian Warmblood Stallions Mar 7, 2010.

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Comment by Charmaine Bergman on October 28, 2013 at 7:33pm

Wow....quiet group. Well, Fall is here, and hopefully everyone has time to start some conversations again. How was the Summer for all? Safe foaling, good breeding statistics,and sales increasing???

Comment by KC Ranch Lipizzaners on April 1, 2011 at 5:52pm
Hello Everyone! Our Lipizzan farm is located in Southern California. Happy to have joined this site!
Comment by Charmaine Bergman on March 5, 2011 at 12:32pm
The CWHBA Stallion Service Auction will be held, Sunday, March 20th.  There is once again, an excellent selection of stallions from across Canada and some in the USA as well. Offspring from SSA stallions owned by CWHBA members are eligible for the foal futurity the year of their birth.

Nominated stallions have an asterik by their name.

The Auction page is up and will soon be fully active. Download your bidder contract now.

Charmaine Bergman
Comment by Foal-Time, LLC on May 20, 2010 at 3:54pm
Hello everybody! I just wanted to say hi and look forward to using this website! It looks like a great place to be! I myself breed miniature horses and my business partner Karen breeds Egyptian Arabians and Miniatures horses too. Anyway....looking forward to being a part of this group :) Kim
Comment by CM Sporthorses on April 13, 2010 at 7:58am
Argh.............. just realised, wrong name on that foal!!!! CM Blue Moon is his name!!! not Cloud Nine!! Cloud Nine is Syd, a foal we had in September last year!

Barbara - good luck in finding your next dressage horse!!! Im not much help from here in Australia Im afraid!
Comment by Barbara F. on April 13, 2010 at 7:50am
Hi All,
I'm looking for a dressage horse. Six - 8 years. Talented and SAFE.
Message me if you have any ideas. :)
Comment by CM Sporthorses on March 8, 2010 at 6:55am
Ann, how did you go at your AI course???? My hubby is looking at heading over to Victoria or NSW to do a course when he can here......

I will be interested in hearing how others have their AI facilities set up too!!!

Good luck with the CWB Stallion Service Auction!!!!

We are still waiting for another 5 foals between now and June! :) Will let you guys know when we have some on the ground!!

We did have a gorgeous colt born in January - and he sold at 24 hours old..... CM Cloud Nine - Cleveland Bay Sporthorse - by CM Bedford Forrest (3/4 CB, 1/4 TB) and out of Lady Tuthaside (Registered Paint - but is 3/4 TB, 1/4 Paint and looks more like a TB than Paint build)....

Liver Chestnut boy with a big white face, and two ice blue eyes!!! He is going to grey out though.... bit of a bugger, but oh well.... we knew there was the chance of that!!

His full sibling for next year who isnt even conceived yet is also already sold!

Here he is (if i can work out how to post a photo).....

Comment by Canadian Warmblood Stallions on March 7, 2010 at 5:33pm
Comment by Ann Hatfield on December 12, 2009 at 12:05pm
I am off to an AI course at Olds College (AB,Canada) in March. I want to decide if I will advertise for outside mares and whether I will do AI with my jack for my mares and/or outside mares.

Those of you who do AI on your stud, would you kindly let me know what equipment I should be looking for, and what I should avoid as unecessary or poor quality. How large is the room in which you are doing the AI work after the collection? I am finally getting a barn after 20 years using one that is log, has a roof like a colander, and is 104 years old! I want to incorporate the right space and structures in the room, so your experiences would be most useful.

Any tricks or tips you have learned through the years would also be most appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Comment by Ann Hatfield on December 7, 2009 at 11:27pm
Hi Shell,

Your market sounds wonderful, and of course your animals must be really good and your marketing as well. I can hardly imagine having presold foals, though I have seen a couple of sites advertising them I don't know how they are doing.

I see by perusing the Internet, a wide range of prices. One Arab breeder, who was going out of business, in Texas, was giving away some and selling others for $500 US, papered mares, mostly! Other Arabs are going for only $1000 Canadian to about $10,000. (The reason I have been looking at Arabs recently is the thought that I will get a mare to breed some endurance mules. I have ridden some endurance races, on my Polish Arab, whom I just had to put down in early old age-failing kidneys-and thoroughly enjoyed the racing. Mules have done reasonably well in some of the 'big' races like the 100 mile US Tevis Cup in the past, don't know about recently. I would like to see what a really well-bred endurance mare bred to a good jack would do.

In this country it seems that hunters, dressage horses, 3-dayers and show jumpers still command good money. In the Western world the cutting horses, and probably reiners, are at a premium. I do not know the other markets for Western horses. Many breeders have to keep these babies and train them up to at least lower-show levels to get these prices, though, a very costly enterprise.

We, too, have a migration of older or early-retired folk to rural areas. Some seem to buy Quarter Horses, at least in western Canada. Ah, yes, the cowboy mystique lives on. Gaited horses have been quite popular but do not seem to sell for the prices they did.

Hay has climbed in price sharply in the last few years. Despite the drop in numbers of beef cattle (terrible market and mad cow disease affecting the poor ranchers), there have been so many very dry areas across Canada, producing much less hay, prices have risen. In many places, if it isn't irrigated it doesn't grow anymore, or doesn't grow a second crop.

We are lucky, though it wasn't just luck as we set out deliberately 20 years ago to find land in a climate like this one, my husband and I. We live in an area that still has sufficient local rainfall and grows good hay. But small rectangular bales of say 60 pounds, what 25 kilos, cost $6 to $8 right in this area, where they are grown, depending on quality. Grain is getting expensive, too, and one of our feed mills just shut (reduced sales to beef growers).

I am still trying to find out what horse-breeders in Canada and around the world see for the next few decades. I don't want to be an alarmist, but I think any of us who wnat to be in the industry for any length of time need to look ahead.

Thanks for your view from down-under, it is instructive and heartening. Please don't feel you go on too long, it is very useful.

Ann, Maple Leaf Mules, BC

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