Open House at SBSW a Success

September 28, 2011

Posted by SBSW in Affiliate News

Open House TX 1On the evening of September 8th, 2011 Select Breeders Southwest, Inc. of Aubrey, TX celebrated their 20 year anniversary with an Open House and Silent Auction to benefit ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship of McKinney, Texas. Approximately 70 people from the community came to support this wonderful charity and tour the world renowned facility. The evening was filled with great food, live music and therapeutic riding demonstrations. ManeGait relies on volunteers as well as horse and monetary donations in order to provide this rewarding service to those in need. With the help of the events co-sponsors, silent auction donors and bidders we were able to raise $6,125.00 for ManeGait and it’s riders.

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Two Silos Farm

September 28, 2011

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Two Silos 1Our Featured Breeder this month comes to us from the beautiful Ozark highlands region of southwest Missouri, where Joseph and Gail Mailloux of Two Silos Farm breed classic Egyptian Arabian horses. They’ve had the good fortune to have bred some beautiful young horses who have gone on to successes in the show ring and in breeding programs all over the world. This year, the Pyramid Society awarded Two Silos Farm an Egyptian Event Breeding Excellence Award.

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Feeding Decisions for Weanlings

September 28, 2011

Posted by Dr. Clair Thunes in Nutrition

Weanling 1How you feed your foal once weaned depends a lot on breed and your future goals. Is your weanling destined for the sales or show ring, expected to race as a 2 year old, or will he be maturing slowly at home until going under saddle as a 4 year old? Is he a breed typically considered to be an easy keeper and at risk of getting fat or a higher calorie burning thoroughbred? No matter the breed or ultimate goal, two things are sure; growth needs to be steady and the diet needs to be made up of balanced, high quality, easily assimilated nutrients.

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Pik L: International Competitor, Breeding Stallion and School Master

September 28, 2011

Posted by SBS in Focus on Our Breeders

Pik L 3Not many stallions have quite the resume that Pik L has which is why we wanted to share his story. Often times a stallion is either successful in the show ring, not leaving much time for breeding, or finds success as a sire through his offspring’s accomplishments. It is rare to see a stallion do it all. For those of you who are not familiar with Pik L, he is a licensed Hanoverian stallion, owned by Ann Sparks of Horses Unlimited, who placed 4th in his 100 day test in Germany, receiving scores such as 8 on character, 9 on rideability, and an 8 for his canter. Since then he has trained and shown successfully through Grand Prix. In 2003, he placed 4th in the Pan American Games and in 2007 was the reserve horse. In 2004, at CHIO Aachen, placed 4th in the I-1 Freestyle with a 73.25%, then came home to the states and won the PSG and I-1 Freestyle at Dressage at Devon with scores in the 70’s. In 2005, he was on the gold medal team and placed 1st individually at the USDF Junior Team Championships and the following year won all the 3 junior classes with scores up to 73%... the list goes on.

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News from Hagyard Equine - September 2011

September 28, 2011

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Hagyard aerialIt’s a busy and exciting time at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in our 135th year of existence! In the Fertility Unit (we are optimists, though the vast majority of our patients are subfertile), we are seeing a steady stream of mares barren from the 2011 breeding season, working with researchers to find solutions for barren mares, and still breeding non-racing sport horses and Southern hemisphere Thoroughbreds. The remaining time is currently being filled with freezing semen from Standardbreds and Warmbloods for both domestic and overseas use. We have recently updated our breeding shed including modifying our phantom with hydraulic lifts to improve fine adjustability as we see a disproportionate number of stallions with musculoskeletal deficits.

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Congrats to Our 2011 Foal Photo Contest Winner

September 28, 2011

Posted by SBS in General Interest

Godiva LGCongratulations to Pam Volpone of West Chester, PA for winning our foal photo contest this year with Godiva VF (Popeye K x Vanity). Pam will receive a $50 gift certificate to Dover Saddlery. 2nd place goes to Lila Lund, Belgrade, MT with Grace and 3rd Place to the Bowling family, Downington, PA with Gold Keeper. To view all entries, visit our Foals page.

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Dr. Sandro Barbacini Attends Equine Business Management Meeting

September 28, 2011

Posted by SBSI in Affiliate News

Sandro meetingNews from SBS Italia - Dr. Sandro Barbacini attended a very interesting meeting, Equine Business Management Strategies International, in the New Forest of England, August 21-25th 2011. This program provides equine veterinarians with the business education framework to improve key areas of practice management, provides a forum for strategic business discussions on pressing industry issues and facilitates networking opportunities.

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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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