It is that time of year again- foal watch begins!

We have quite a line up this year, two horses for us and three for clients.  The first mare that is expected to foal is Mike Garland’s lovely mare Napolitana.  She is actually “due” on Super Bowl Sunday.  She has been bred to his stallion Contender Son II.

Cala and owner Lauren Kardel

Next is Lauren Kardel’s perfect girl “Cala” who is expecting an Indoctro foal in late March.  This should be a very exciting match, Cala jumped around the 1.45’s internationally and helped Lauren show in the grand prix up and down the west coast.  Indoctro of course is one of the leading US jumper sires, and internationally has a number of approved stallion sons and competitors including Nassau (A. Zoer), Nadia (G. Bloomberg), Youp (L. Howard), and more.

Mike Garland’s stallion Contender Son II

The third foal of the year will be owned by Mike Garland as well.  His mare Xel-Ha La Canterra (Barbie) is expecting a foal from his stallion Contender Son II and is due in early April.  Barbie jumped internationally prior to coming to Mike and showed up to the 1.30 with her amateur owner.  We are expecting a lovely foal from this girl.

Corland VDL

Our mare Never Single xx (Layla) will be next, expecting a foal from Corland.  Layla’s 2012 colt by Landkoenig was awarded premium status with RPSI, we hope that 2013 will bring another wonderful foal from her.  Corland was the 2001 European Champion and his sons Santa Cruz, Pacific, and Sir Corland were all champions of their stallion tests.  In the US Relance was at the top the YJC 7&8 year old championships, daughter Marlo has been a multiple grand prix winner, along with son Pracht S.

Safira 9 with Kasey Ament at Thermal

The last mare expecting this year is our new addition Safira 9 (Bebe)!  Thanks to Three Wishes Farm we have the opportunity to add Bebe to our string of mares.  She is a true talent, she jumped up to 1.50 in Europe and the US prior to having a career in the equitation and hunter divisions.  She is expecting a foal by Du Gateau, Kandi Stewarts french stallion by Laudanum out of a Night and Day xx mare.  We are very excited for this foal and thank Three Wishes Farm for making this possible!