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Breeds/ Breeding

From Warmbloods to Thoroughbreds to ponies, we like to embrace all shapes and sizes of dressage horses. You can learn about some of them here. 

Jan Brink and Briar

Dressage Horse Breeding at Dalhem

Hans-Yngve Göransson shares how he finds success in dressage horse breeding to create horses like Jan Brink's Briar.

Credit: Arnd.nl - Amy K. Dragoo Many industry experts believe the impact of maternal strength can easily outweigh even the most popular sire, making the choice of dam critically important to future success. Shown here is Beatrice VDL (by Prestige VDL x Lorentin I), a Dutch Warmblood mare bred by VDL Stud in The Netherlands and owned by Pieter Ruig of Shelter Island, New York. Beatrice VDL won the Devon 2012 Grand Championship as well as the Mare Championship and the Mature Championship at Devon in 2013.

Selecting the Ideal Broodmare

Three sport-horse breeding experts discuss what factors make or break a good dressage broodmare.

Amid the coffee beans, sugar cane and palms, the landscape is idyllic.

A Visit to Interagro

Patricia Lasko sets out for the wilds of Brazil to find out more about the Lusitano.