Leatherdale Farms Supports American Breed Associations with Donated Stallion Breeding Fees

Union, Ky. – Feb 12, 2019 – Leatherdale Farms is proud to donate stallion breeding and booking fees for four different breed organizations based in the United States for the third consecutive year. The American Hanoverian Society, the American Trakehner Association, the Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society and the New England Dressage Association received donated fees for their stallion service auctions. The fees for the talented Leatherdale stallions based in the U.S. – E.H. Herzensdieb, First Dance, Hampton and Fairbanks – will help raise money during the organizations’ auctions.



“It is an honor to donate to the stallion service auctions for the third year since four of our stallions were imported to the U.S. from Germany,” said Louise Leatherdale. “These auctions contribute to the increase of exposure and education for American breeders of top sport horses. It is a great opportunity for breeders to purchase breeding and booking fees for some of the most desired stallions in the country at a discounted price. Any contribution I can make that helps the industry advance is a great one in my mind.”

To the American Hanoverian Society (AHS), Leatherdale Farms donated two stallion services. One breeding service offered a choice between E.H. Herzensdieb or Hampton, both of which have placed within the top 10 percent of German dressage sires. The other option was a choice between Fairbanks or First Dance, who both received exceptional scores in their 30-day tests and have produced impressive progeny in dressage and jumping. The AHS auction was open from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4 and a total of 25 breeding services were successfully purchased by the eager bidders. Upon completion, the two Leatherdale breeding fees raised a total of $2,250 for the AHS.

The American Trakehner Association (ATA) is offering a great lineup of 36 stallion services from Feb. 1-14. All proceeds from the auction will go to the promotion of the Trakehner in the U.S. in advertising, promotional events and awards programs. It will benefit all American Trakehner breeders as well as mare and stallion owners. Breeding to Leatherdale Farms’ very own E.H. Herzensdieb is up for grabs in the auction. E.H. Herzensdieb was champion and crowd-favorite at his Trakehner licensing in Neumünster, Germany, and he was honored with the Elite Hengst (E.H.) title by the Trakehner Verband.

Thirty-seven breeding services will be featured at the Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society’s (GOV) 2019 stallion service auction, which will run from Feb. 1-23. The volunteer-run auction will include fees for breeding to Fairbanks. Fairbanks was the undisputed champion of the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany, and was awarded the 1c-Premium due to his exceptional stallion test results. All proceeds from the auction will support the North American awards programs of the Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society and Weser-Ems Pony Registry (WE).

The New England Dressage Association (NEDA) stallion auction is underway, running from Jan. 31 to Feb. 19. The auction raises funds for prize money awarded at the NEDA Fall Breed Show and Championships, along with sport horse scholarships. The auction will offer a selection of 54 stallion services, including a choice between Leatherdale Farms’ E.H. Herzensdieb, Hampton, Fairbanks and First Dance.

Leatherdale Farms encourages breeders to take advantage of these opportunities to breed to top sport horses in the U.S. while supporting these organizations. To learn more about Leatherdale Farms’ stallions, visit the website.
If you have any questions regarding breeding to the Leatherdale Farms stallions, please contact Barbara Schmidt DVM at her office (859) 485-6000, cell (859) 393-9782 or email at bschmidtdvm@fuse.net.

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