Foundation stallions & mares

These famous European breeding stallions and states premium mares, many long deceased,  represent the foundation sires or dams of Branscomb Farm's breeding program.  They are catalogued here so that you may explore their pedigrees and the representation of Olympic, World Equestrian Games, World Cup, and European Champions in our Best of Europe: Bred in the USA foals and young prospects. To see the specific Branscomb Farm offspring or progeny from any particular foundation sire or dam, please select that horse's photo or name and then select the link SEE BRANSCOMB FARM RELATIVES OFTHIS HORSE For inquiries regarding semen availability for the stallions that are still alive please contact the relevant Verband representatives or the stallion stations directly.  A limited number of Embryo Transfer contracts may be available for pairing select Branscomb Farm mares with outside stallions. Call to inquire.



Canto was Champion of the German Holsteiner Stallion approvals in 2004

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16.1h premium and Site Champion Holsteiner mare by Contefino x Condino from classic (one of the earliest) Holsteiner Stamms: 4  Produced three (100%) premium offspring Bon Aventure (Clearway); Alain Seihut Award winning stallion prospect Castifino (Cassini II); and D-Christina (Cristo)


16.3h stood at the Holsteiner Verband. A top jumper producer, 19 international level offspring in jumping - 4 "S" Class offspring in dressage. Won his stallion test at Medingen in 1988.

Cassini II Jumping

Full brother to Cassini I standing at the HOlsteiner Verband- Thought to produce more modern and slightly larger offspring


Contender-Corofino; jumped 1.60m; stands in Europe


17h Cassini I-Ahorn Z


Bred by Leon Melchior as the foundation of Zangersheid, Rebel Z was the Full Brother of the legendary mare Ratina Z who is thought by some to be the best show jumper of all time. Rebel Z himself showed internationally and represents in his rare frozen semen the direct blood of Ramiro (sire) and Alme (Dam sire).  Jumping DNA at its best, Rebel Z also produced a significant number of international dressage horses.


Holsteiner Verband Stallion


17h Pr. (49 bonits) Oldenburg by Goldglanz(Goldlowe)Inducted by AHHA Breeding Committee and assigned Holsteiner Stamm A 239