On 7.29  we were joined again this year by Verband directors Sebastian Rohde (in charge of North American operations) and Fabien Kuhl (in charge of the OS - Jumping section).  While we had a smaller group of 3 year old mares and 2017 foals to inspect this year, we were fortunate to have good enough quality to again earn premiums for both mares and both foals - with Quiliana BF (by our own Containo BF from the states premium mare Quinta (Quidam de Revel- Contender) earning the coveted "Foal of Distinction" title.  Follow this link for pictures from the day including free jumping of the mares.


The results of the Foal inspection and photographs of all the foals are available on our Facebook page by clicking this link: Verband OS Foal inspection at Branscomb July 30 2016 .  The envoy this year from Vechta included two licensed commissioners  Sebastian Rohde (Director of Ausland/North American Operations) and Fabian Kuhl the leading Verband specialist in jumpers. Both have extensive experience working for the Holsteiner Verband prior to joining Oldenburg. We were pleased when Commissioner Rohde awarded premium status to our entire foal crop of 2016 including an unprecedented 4 Foals of Distinction.  GOV16 063

Contiano BF is very proud of his 5yr son Camelot BF - approved as a Belgian stallion by BWP in 2015, Camelot BF is owned by Oak Meadow Ranch, trained by Malcomn Barnwell and ridden by Mandy Porter in 2016 in the Young Jumper Championships 5 year old division. He is qualified for the finals and currently stands #2 in the West Coast league standings.  Camelot BF was bred by Branscomb Farm and is a 2011 by Contiano BF out of EM Jasnaya by Cristo out of st. pr. Jasmin by Landcapitol) making him the first approved son of our young stallion Contiano BF.

Here is a link to a video of Camelot BF competing as a five year old with Amanda Porter Camelot BF 5 yr with Amanda Porter up

Camelot BF Conformation

Camelot BF approved son of Contiano BF

The summer of 2014 was a positive one for our Branscomb Farm "alumni" horses and the clients that purchased them.  At Menlo Charity horse show, in addition to our own Branscomb Farm sale horses claiming prizes from YJC to the Grand Prix, two young BF horses emerged to claim top ribbons in the competitive hunter divisions there. Landia BF at Menlo Charity 2014 Landia BF (shown here) purchased by Lynn Brammeier and her trainer John Turner as a five year old, claimed the Reserve Championship in 2nd yr Greens. California BF The Hiller Family's young four year old Calido son California BF (shown above) is an emerging star at Pre-Green with John French in the irons. 

Lexia B carried her talented young owner Gigi Pappasaavas to many victories at Spruce Meadows in the 1.10m and 1.15m divisions as well as a 2nd over all in the Prix de Nations competition at Canada One. Gigi and Lexia B were also Grand Champion Childrens Jumpers for the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal 2014. Gigi champion




Branscomb Farm has,  for several years, offered six-month residential working internships to young persons seriously interested in the equine breeding industry and/or the training, management, and sale of young jumping and dressage horses.  Our interns go through a rigorous application and selection process including an interview with previous graduates of our internshp program. Candidates must be at least 16 years old, have proof of medical insurance, and be a resident of the USA or obtain a valid visa for education in the USA. Our interns reside in nicely furnished apartments with kitchen facilities on the farm within walking distance to the beach and local shopping.  Interns receive hands on training and coaching (riding) according to their ability and interests and are expected to participate fully with the day to day operation of the Farm along side the Farm's experienced professional riding, training, and veterinary staff. No more than 2 interns are accepted for any one period and completion reference letters are provided to graduates to assist them in gaining academic credit or employment. Interns will receive 1-2 days/week of personal recreation time off and may travel locally however it is important to recognize that this is a rigorous and serious horsemanship course and interns are expected to work hard and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.    We are very proud of our alumni graduates as they go on to careers in our industry or return to their education with a mature knowledge of what goes into producing the elite equine athletes in our equestrian sports.  For more information or to request an application, please call the farm or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Callie Schott rides Welcome BF on 5.7.12

 Here is the Press Release:John and Beezie Madden Press Release 5.24.12  and Article from Chronicle of the Horse: Winners of Breeder's Bridege to High Performance National Contest

Branscomb Farm 6 year old Welcome BF (Cassini II-Lavall II- Ricardo) was featured recently in the Chronicle of the Horse Madden Breeder's Bridge to High Performance Contest Blog along with Callie Schott's comments on visiting the farm for a riding trial. Win or lose, Branscomb Farm is deeply grateful to the Madden's for promoting USA bred young jumper prospects with this wonderful contest in which the winning horse receives free training and development within the Madden program on the East Coast.

It is a wonderful boost to all North American Sporthorse Breeders to have two time Olympic Gold Medalist John and Beezie Madden spotlight the wonderful locally bred young prospects available to buyers all across this country and to encourage professionals and amateur buyers to shop at home before jumping on a plane. The value and the horses are here at home.hORSE5712 128