Cassie is the horse that started Shady Grove Haflingers and she is the foundation of our breeding program. She has an excellent pedigree and all of her foals are sweet, lovable, and eager to learn.
"Betsy" is a really powerful, forward mare with an effortless canter that makes her a tremendous dressage prospect. You can see that she is still green, but she is really fun to ride. You can feel the power. As a three year old, she is nearly a dead ringer for her mother, Bet She Rox PA. When her mother was a three year old she was a Reserve National Champion (AHR sport horse) and won the National Produce of Dam with famous full sister Bonita Rox PA. Betsy is from the last crop of our stallion Walzing River TOF.
River was our herd sire for many years. He has a world-class pedigree. His offspring were known for having a really great canter. They are also very stylish. He remains a foundation of our herd.
Nostalgic is known for his striking beauty. His offspring generally have his looks with long manes and blond chestnut coats. They are very curious about everything and have very calm minds. They have puppy-dog personalities. Nostalgic has the NN genotype for squamous cell carcinoma. We currently plan to maintain one of his offspring in our breeding program.
Willie was the heir to replace his father as our herd sire. He is out of our top mare Cassie and Walzing River. He was partly chosen for this because of his incredibly calm personality. We have two excellent offspring out of Willie, however he was retired from breeding when he learned he had the RR genotype for squamous cell carcinoma. Willie currently remains on our farm as a competitive gelding. We were proud to see him capture Reserve Champion Green Horse at the 2018 Sport National Haflinger Show.