Foal Photo Contest 2017

May 22, 2013

Posted by SBS in General Interest

Foal_2016_Filly_Peron x Nightingale 200x Send Us Your SBS Frozen Semen Foal Photos. Pull out your cameras and start snapping! We'd like to see photos of your foals born in 2017 (2016 if born August – December in the Southern Hemisphere) from semen frozen by an SBS affiliate lab or resulting from embryo transfer performed at one of our SBS affiliate labs. The winner of the best foal photo will win a $75 Dover Saddlery gift certificate (or for Amazon.com for submissions from EU/AUS). Photos will be posted to our website and will be judged on composition by our SBS affiliate members. Click here to see the current submission of foals from 2017.

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Le Colombare Quarter Horses

May 22, 2013

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

spat split and whiteIn the 1990’s the reining horse industry in Italy was on the rise. This boom gave birth to Le Colombare Quarter Horses located in Asola in the province of Mantova, Italy. The facility focuses on both the reining horse and cutting horse industries. Giovanni Nodari and Massimiliano Ruggeri decided they would invest in reining horses by visiting the United States and purchasing high caliber foals. Unfortunately, they determined the caliber of foals they wished to purchase were not within their budget. Thus, they decided to invest in good mares which they could breed in Italy to top stallions in the industry.

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Exporting Frozen Semen from the United States

May 22, 2013

Posted by Erin Bishop in Import and Export

fedex planeThe international market for equine semen is ever expanding and with the use of frozen semen has become a reality for any mare and stallion owner. The export of frozen semen is a more cost effective alternative to purchasing and shipping a live animal. It is also a more practical alternative when considering the stress some horses undergo during long hours of travel by plane or ship. Most countries have written protocols for the import of frozen equine semen into their country. Here are some practical things to consider before embarking on this new endeavor.

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Please Note - photos used in these news articles are available in the public domain, have been purchased through istockphoto or (when referencing breeders or horses) have been submitted to Select Breeders Services Inc. by the breeding farm or horse owner. Photo credit has been provided where applicable. If at anytime you see something that needs to be addressed please feel free to contact us directly.

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