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Newsletter | December, 2014

Around the Ranch

Looking to Breed Your Mare in 2015?
Act Now To Take Advantage of Our Super-Saver Discounts
Available until December 15, 2014!
**All Appaloosa Stallions Eligible for the Appaloosa Horse Club Stallion Service Auction and Futurities.

For a information, questions or a breeding contract please contact Sue Schembri @ 941-915-5998 or via email at

***Contract Now Available On-line at

For Sale
My Secret Intentions

2012 Stallion
The Secret x String of Storms
5x World & National Champion
3x Reserve World & National Champion
With a proven show record, "Dexter" would be perfect to build your breeding program.

2014 National- Sinz

Char-O-Lot Ranch Riding Academy
Holiday Horse Camp

Holiday Horse Camp 10214 034

Holiday Horse Camp - December 29th - January 2nd - 
Gift Certificates Available.


"Let Us Take the hassle out of mare management"

Char-O-Lot Ranch offers full ship-in-semen services for all breeds as well as foaling-out services- please visit our website for rates or contact Sue at:

Char-O-Lot Ranch Equine Breeding Academy is Now Taking Reservations for 2015
For more information about our hands-on traning programs or to schedule your personal training email Sue at:
or visit our website at:

Flroida shows

Come Enjoy Some Florida Sunshine
Upcoming Florida Shows:

February 8, 2015 - Florida State Fair, Tampa Florida Fairgrounds
2 judges, 4 points
For information email:

March, 2015 - Venice, Florida at Fox Lea Farms
8 judges
For Information Visit:

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 2014 Weanling Free For All Futurity!

Whizzer & Kathy Baker, Four Winds West
Amy Munz Barco, in honor of her father Larry
Patsy Johnson & Ken Williams
Two Pond Ranch, LLC
Char-O-Lot Ranch
Wahna Win, LLC

Congratulations to this year's winner:

Free For All 2014 (Bushnell) 036
A Covert Affair
sired by The Secret Pardon
Owner:  Tracy Bryant
Exhibitor: Susan Mildenberg


Congratulations to our Recent Purchasers!


The Cannavo Family on your purchase of S'more Chocolate, Agent David Brian Walbert

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Susan Cormier and Melanie Carolyn on your purchase of Dancin In The Weeds, Agent Heather Runyon


Looking for a new show horses, broodmare or prospect?
Nice Horses For Sale
at reasonable prices
Give us a call or email us today at:

A Few Of Our Prospects For Sale

Secret Call Girl (Grace) 1214 090
Secret Call Girl
2014 Filly (regular papers) by The Secret

Cool Skippin Secret
A Cool Skippin Secret
2014 N/N Colt by The Secret

Merry Chrismas!

As Breeding Season Approaches.......
Ship Semen

Ship Your Mare?


Breeding and foaling season is rapidly approaching at warp speed. Articles and information about equine reproduction are everywhere.  Information is available on-line and in printed magazine articles:
                *Breed your mare
                *Don’t breed your mare
                *Good simple breeding stories
                *Horror breeding stories
Most all of these articles have the underlying theme of “Breed with a purpose,” so what is the best decision for you as a mare owner?  .
Obviously you have a nice mare with qualities that you wish to recapture in a foal.  Most likely this mare performs in your area of interest – whether it is halter, western events, hunters, trail riding or ranch work.
Take the time and make the efforts to study bloodlines, show records and production reports on the stallions you are considering.  Investigate the facilities and their reputation for reproduction results.  All facilities and all stallions are not created equal.  Do your homework.  Just because they spend a lot of advertisement dollars and have a fancy facility does not mean they have the experience or hands-on care that is a requirement of breeding farm personnel.  Chose a proven program.
You may also want to consider your options, should you ship semen or ship your mare to the facility where the stallion is located.  Some of the considerations include:
 Shipped Semen Pros:

  • Mare stays at home in her own environment (reducing feed and board costs)
  • Hauling fees for your mare/foal are not applicable
  • Working with your own veterinarian that is hopefully familiar with your mare’s reproduction stats
  • You can have hands on experience
  • If your mare gets in foal first cycle ~ all is good and cost are contained
 Shipped Semen Cons:
  • Cost to ship the semen via Fed-Ex
  • Cost for additional shipments if needed
  • Possibility of semen lost or damaged in transit
  • Possibility of mare ovulating too early or too late (mares are tricky unless checked on a daily basis)
  • Mare needing semen on a weekend or when stallion is overbooked or unavailable
  • Vet being unavailable when semen needs to be ordered or inseminated             
  • Lack of knowledge of the process and knowing the mare
  On-Farm Breeding Pros:
  • Mare will be bred with fresh semen and mares that are at the facility receive priority breeding if the semen is being shipped as well.
  • No possibility of contamination of the semen and damage during transit.
  • Breeding farm personnel and reproduction specialist vets that work on these farms are attuned to seeing small nuances that could be a problem that your regular practitioner might not pick up on.  Oftentimes cultures and other procedures can be completed onsite in a timely manner by qualified personnel.
  • Most mares should be in and out of the breeding farm within 45 days if they are cycling normally upon arrival.
 On-Farm Breeding Cons:
  • Board bills that are more expensive than keeping your mare at home
  • No hands on – as the facility will do everything to get your mare in foal as quickly as possible. 
  • Hauling your mare/foal
  • Increased exposure to and with other horses

Our 2015 Stallions Include:
The Englishman

2012 Stallion
The Hunter x Splendid Dreams

the englishman 3x4 poster
2015 Fee: $950.00
If Paid by 12/15: $850.00
Foals Eligible for 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

The Secret Pardon
2008 Stallion
Multiple National Champion
The Secret x Pardon Me Poise

Owned by Sweetwater Farms
James & Laurie Rylander

Diesel december

2015 Fee: $950.00
If Paid by 12/15: $850.00
Foals Eligible for 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

2010 Stallion
Born To Be Blazing x A Total Impulse
Owned by Blazing, LLC

blazin december

2015 Fee: $850.00
If Paid by 12/15: $750.00
Foals Eligible for 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

Secret Colors
2010 Stallion
Multiple World Champion
The Secret x Pardon Me Private
Owned by Patricia Rich

 teddy december

2015 Fee: $850.00
If Paid by 12/15: $750.00
Foals Eligible for 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

Illegal Secret
2011 Stallion
National Grand Champion Stallion
Multiple World &  National Champion
The Secret x Illegally Blonde
Owned by John and Glenda Lee Lovelace

Illegal Secret  1
2015 Stud Fee by Private Treaty

Jr. Hunter
The Hunter x Rockability
Owned by Mike & Ronda Patterson

junior stallion ad name only
2015 Fee: $750.00
Foals Eligible for 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

So Riveting

2003 AQHA Stallion
Luke At Me x And Rightly So

Owned by: Teresa Porter
2015 Stud Fee: $1,000.00
First 10 Mares booked will receive a $250.00 discount

008 Stallion
Zip's Chocolate Chip x El Bee Creme O Wheat
Multiple PHBA World and Reserve World Champion
Owned by Teresa Porter
Tate win photo
2015 Stud Fee: $1,250.00
First 10 mares booked will receive a $250.00 discount

Double Sun Frost
2000 Stallion
Sun Frost x Double Miss Hancock (100% Barrell Money Winner Producer)
Foals Eligible for:
Select Stallion Stakes
Future Fortunes
Triple Crown 100
Owned by Kathie Stuart

2015 Fee: $800.00

Char-O-Lot Ranch | 941-322-1882

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