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Newsletter | October, 2014

Char-O-Lot Ranch News
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The 2014 World Show is right around the corner . .
We are all gearing up, checking supplies, stepping up our fitting and training to be ready for our trailers to leave the Ranch on October 20th! We are looking forward to visitng with old friends, checking out new horses, buying, selling and competing for the 42nd year at the Appaloosa World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas.  Yes, that is right, this year will be 42 consecutive years that horses, owners and exhibitors from Char-O-Lot Ranch have competed at the Appaloosa World Championships!  We look forward to seeing you there.  Here is a preview of some of our horses for this year's show


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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: sue@charolotranch.com
or visit our website at:
http://equinebreedingacademy.com


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Our 2015 Stallions - Now Booking Mares!
Super-saved discounts if booked and paid prior to December 15th!

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The Englishman
2012 Stallion by The Hunter
2015 Fee: $950.00
If Paid by 12/15 $850.00
Foals Eligible for 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes


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The Secret Pardon
HYPP N/N
Multiple National & World Champion

Foals Eligible for 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

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Blazing
Born To Be Blazing (AQHA) x A Total Impulse

2015 Fee: $850.00
If Paid by 12/15 $750.00
Foals Eligible for 2016, 2017 & 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes


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Secret Colors
Multiple World Champion

2015 Fee: $850.00
If Paid by 12/15 $750.00
Foals Eligible for 2016, 2017 & 2018 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes


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Come Enjoy Some Florida Sunshine
Upcoming Florida Shows:


November 29 - 30, 2014 - Bushnell, Florida
**All Weanling Classes are free, sponsored by Char-O-Lot Ranch and Windcathcher Ranch
Everglades Color Extravaganza
4 judges
For information email:

whizzernkathi@hotmail.com



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

jschembri@blalockwalters.com

March, 2014 - Venice, Florida at Fox Lea Farms
8 judges
For Information Visit:

http://foxleafarm.com


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It's Breeding Time Again!!
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     If you are planning to breed your mare to a favorite stallion early in the year 2015, quite literally you need to “Turn On The Lights”.  Each year we have many clients, many times very experienced horse people who forget or discount this very important phrase.
 

    Mares normally have a “shutting down” of their reproductive functions throughout the winter months, this is called anestrous.  This happens in the sunny south of Florida as well as the northern states.  Although daylight and temperature changes may not be as extreme to the southern states, the mares do sense the difference.  I also have many well-intentioned horse people tell me how “their” mare does cycle year round.  Even though some mares do continue to show signs of heat and estrous behavior, her ovaries are very likely shut down completely or simply not ovulating during this time.  Save yourself time, money and frustration at the breeding farm or receiving center and be sure that your mare is cycling and ovulating before sending her.
 

        1.  Mares require 16 hours of simulated daytime to achieve and maintain summer-like reproductive status.
            2.  Mare also require the remaining 8 hours in relative darkness.  24 hours of light does not work and will probably have the same effect on your mare as no lights at all. “More is not always better”.
      3.  Generally it takes 60-90 days for mares to regulate their cycles-this will include the “transitional” period when she may stay in heat for a much longer amount of time and not actually ovulate.  Therefore mares wanting to breed for January foals need to go “Under    Lights” somewhere between November 1-15th.
       4.  Pregnant mares foaling early in January sometimes present a problem, unless also kept under lights.  These mares also have a good possibility of shutting down prior to their 30 day cycle, thinking that they are in fact in the middle of winter.  Most mares will always have a foal heat, but often times mares foal too early in January to breed back on that cycle.  There has been some experimentation with the use of Regumate to hold off the foal heat cycle until breeding season actually opens.  On farm, I have not been successful with this method but we have found that putting these early foaling mares also under lights prior to foaling will generally keep them cycling.  Please note however that this system can also tend to have your mares foal a bit earlier than expected so be prepared.
  
   
The use of hormones prostin with estradiol has been shown to be effective on some mares to bring them out of winter anestrous earlier.  However, our program has gone along with the “mother nature” way of changing the lighting and this has proven effective on about 95% of the mares that we have dealt with.
 

Lights need to be bright enough so that you can read a newspaper in all four corners of your stall or paddock. A 200 watt lightbulb is recommended, however we have fluorescent lights in our mare motels (on timers) and they work well.

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NO matter what method you choose, please be aware that you are dealing with “Mother Nature” and sometimes things are simply beyond our control-some mares do not respond to lighting, some mares do not respond to the use of Regumate (which suppresses heat), prostin (which induces heat) or HCG (which causes ovulation)-- The good news is that most mares do respond to all of these which can work to insure that early futurity baby for you!
 
The more well informed you as the mare owner are, the greater your chances are of having a successful and enjoyable breeding experience.  

Note:  These are our standard operating procedures, and you mare-owners should consult with their veterinarian with any questions.

 

Fall Super Saver

Our 2014 Fall Super Sale has just a few weeks left and horses are selling fast.  
Prices from $1,500 - $7,500
Sale Ends October 31, 2014.

The Horses remaining in our Fall SuperSale Include:

Broodmares:

  • Lady In The Irons - 2012 Black Mare, 16.+ hands, Regular ApHC Papers - Iron Age (AQHA) x Temons Tonka (dam of multiple National and World Champion Hunter Under Saddle horses).  "Violet" is in foal to The Hunter for a 2015 foal. Foal is eligible for 2017 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.
  • After Twilight - 2006 Mare, 16.+hands, - Sunbeach Honkytonk x Enchanted Ice.  "Twila" is a bronze medallion winner and in foal to The Hunter for a 2015 foal.  Foal is eligible for 2017 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.
  • Affair In Paris - 1999 AQHA Mare, 16.+hands - French Accent (JC) x Sable Affair (AQHA).  "Sabre" is a good producer, her most recent show foal was Crocodile Hunter, dark grey three year old gelding, and she is in foal to The Hunter for a 2015 foal.  Foal is eligible for 2017 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.
  • Fancy Clusified.  2005 N/N Mare, 16+hands, Regular ApHC Papers - Kid Clusified (AQHA) x Bright Fancy Sergina.  "Clu" is an ApHC Youth World Champion Halter Mare.
  • Vegas After Dark.  2010 N/N Mare, 16.+hands - Mr. Yella Fella (AQHA) x Pardon Me Poise.  "Tria" sells in foal to The Secret (N/N) for a 2015 foal.  Foal is eligible for 2017 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.
Two-Year Olds
  • Dancin In The Weeds.  2012 Bay & White Mare - DZ Weedo x Chips Smooth Mover (by Hot Chocolate Chip). "Loretta" is well started and will make a nice all around horse.  Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oqDDujdbqg
Yearlings
  • Secret Recipe.  2013 N/N Bay Filly, eligible for upgrade to Regular ApHC papers - The Secret x Red, White & Cool.  2013 Reserve National Champion Weanling Filly.  "Priya" is eligible for the 2015 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.
  • Party Hunter.  2013 Bay Gelding - The Hunter x Totally Blue (Multiple National & Youth World Champion Producer).  "Leonard" is full brother to 3year old Mare, Will She Hunt, currently leading the nation in the Youth 16-18 Versatility, 2014 Youth World Champion Hunter In Hand and Showmanship 16-18.  Leonard is eligible for the 2015 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes. Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3M1MhIB9Po
  • Hunting In Time.  2013 Chestnut Gelding - The Hunter x Affair In Paris.  Freddie is eligible for the 2015 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.
  • Legalized Weedo.  2013 Bay & White Mare - DZ Weedo x Semi Sweet Chip (by Zips Chocolate Chip AQHA).
Weanlings
  • Attilla The Hunter.  2014 Bay Colt - - The Hunter x Totally Blue (Multiple National & Youth World Champion Producer).  "Crash" is full brother to 3year old Mare, Will She Hunt, currently leading the nation in the Youth 16-18 Versatility, 2014 Youth World Champion Hunter In Hand and Showmanship 16-18.  Leonard is eligible for the 2016 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes. Video at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bMzPVQCKFI&list=UUZ7GJ5zIUHqS4dQaS9BI5gg
  • Cool Skippin Secret.  2014 N/N Sorrel & White Colt - The Secret x Lil Miss Cool Skip (AQHA).  "Wally" is eligible for the 2016 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.  Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuMbvXYm_6M
  • Pardon My Cool.  2014 Bay Filly N/H - The Secret Pardon x A Cool Pack.  "Chili" is ready to show and is eligible for the 2016 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes.

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MARKETING YOUR APPALOOSA – CREATING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Today’s marketing techniques have become a frustrating venture for many appaloosa breeders, buyers and sellers.  As you may have noticed, the more traditional sales venues, live horse auctions are struggling throughout the equine marketplace as the numbers of consignors are dropping and the number of buyers that actively attend live auctions are dwindling due to time constraints and economic reasons.  As such, in many cases horse sales no longer seem to be the social draw events they once were.  It is challenging to sell when the prospective buyer is not on site (the – feel ‘em/ touch ‘em) sales method.  Most buyers are turning to more on-line internet marketing techniques, such as on-line internet auction sites, various sales websites, facebook and youtube.com.  While these are somewhat effective, there are still challenges in reaching the potential buyer.
Another obstacle for the horse breeder is selling their young stock.  While buyers love to purchase young horses, oftentimes buyers are then faced with waiting for a year, two or three to compete with their new horse.  With the reduction in regional shows and participation, this has grown to a bigger problem.  As a result, in 2013 we created the 1st annual Free-For-All Weanling Halter Futurity in conjunction with the Sunspotted Fever Show hosted by Whizzer & Kathy Baker.  This futurity is held free for all exhibitors and encompasses all breeds.  In addition to showing at the futurity for no entry fee, registered appaloosa weanlings can compete in the Appaloosa weanling halter classes for no entry fee thanks to a generous sponsorship.  Our 1st annual futurity had 8 participants and we awarded over $750 in cash and prizes.  The 2nd Annual Weanling Free-For-All is scheduled for November 30th

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In August, 2014 we followed up the Weanling Free-For-All Futurity with the 1st Annual Yearling Round Up Futurity held in conjunction with the Doug Schembri Memorial Horse Show in Tampa, Florida.  The Yearling Round-up Futurity offers 4 events, lunge line, halter, hunter-in-hand and in-hand trail.  There is a winner in each of the four events and the overall winner is awarded to the highest placing yearling in 3 of the 4 events.  The 1st annual Yearling Round Up was held in August and had 12 participants, awarding over $850.00 in cash and prizes.  The 2nd annual event is scheduled for August, 2015.

 
These events provide those in our Florida Appaloosa community an event to take their young horses and compete, enjoying our shows and participating.  We expect these events not only to continue to grow in participation, but also to expand the marketplace for breeders to sell their young prospects.
 
If you are interested in participating in our Florida events, or hosting one of these events at a show in your area and have questions, please contact us and we are happy to share all of the details with you. 

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Congratulations To Our Recent Purchasers

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Ken & Patsy Johnson on their purchase of Pardon Me Private, in foal to The Secret for a 2015 foal.

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Italia, Ltd., Joanne Gay, Justine Gay Adden & Ross Adden on their purchase of The Secret Bomb, 2014 Gelding by The Secret, to be shown at the 2014 World Show by Sean Schembri in Weanling Geldings and Justine in the Non-Pro Weanling Geldings.

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Zerben Gardemal on his purchase of A Cool Secret, 2014 filly by The Secret, to be shown at the 2014 World Show by JT Mitchell in Weanling Fillies and Zerben Gardemal in the Non-Pro Weanling Fillies.

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William Hegedus on his purchase of Imagine Me In Color, 2012 Gelding, to be shown at the 2014 World Show by Sean Schembri in 2 year old Geldings and the Sale Incentive Class and William Hegedus in the Non-Pro 2 year old Geldings.


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Congratulations to Sarah & Cathie Williams on their purchase of "Watson", 2014 colt - The Hunter x Diamond For Certain (by Certain Potential AQHA).

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Congratulations to John and Phyllis Harkins on their purchase of  My Secret Style, 2014 Filly - My Little Secret x Vegas Classic Style (by Kids Classic Style AQHA, mulitple national and world champion mare).

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Congratulations to Katrina & Matt Nelson on their purchase Secret Addiction, 2013 Gelding by The Secret.

Also Congratulations To:

Tori Ford on her purchase of Venture Hunter, 2013 Gelding by The Hunter
Amy Wunderlich on her purchase of Hunting in Boston, 2012 Gelding by The Hunter
Samantha Elliot & Family on her purchase of Hunter In The Irons, 2012 Gelding by The Hunter (Amy Wunderlich, Agent)
Angela Paternostro-Pfister on her purchase of Totaly Blue in foal to The Hunter for a 2015 foal (Amy Wunderlich, Agent)

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It's Almost Time for the 2014Doug Schembri Memorial Limited Halter Futurity. 

The Doug Schembri Memorial Limited Halter Futurity was created by a grass roots marketing effort, led by Doug and the other halter horse enthusiasts that were committed to growing their industry.  As we move forward to our 14th year, we invite you to support the Doug Schembri Memorial Limited Halter Futurity and the marketplace and incentives it creates for the Appaloosa halter horse industry.  Please donate to the Futurity, solicit donations from others, enter the futurity classes and get involved.  With your help we look forward to having a very memorable awards presentation at the 14th anniversary of  the Doug Schembri Memorial Limited Halter Futurity held at the Appaloosa World Championship show this coming October in Ft. Worth, Texas.

If you have any questions or you want to get involved, please contact Jenifer Schembri, John Hardin or Keri Minden LeForce.  Thank you for your consideration and continued support of our halter industry.
 

To make a cash contribution, you can visit
the ApHC at:
www.appaloosa.com/ecdefault/LHFDonate.aspx

OR
Send a Check payable to:
Doug Schembri Memorial Limited Halter Futurity
Appaloosa Horse Club
2720 Pullman Road
Moscow, Idaho 83843

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Show Horses For Sale

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Chocolate N Jack
2010 Gelding by Chocolatey
Reichert Champion
National Champion
Currently Showing Western Pleasure and Jr. Trail
Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jppjz9C9muM

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Chiprageous
2011 Mare
by Ziprageous (AQHA) x Semi Sweet Chip (by Zips Chocolate Chip AQHA)
Currently Showing in Hunter Under Saddle and Hunter In Hand, Ready to Show in Western Pleasure.  
Video (6 months ago) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0MvPwktdIg

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My Secret Intentions
2012 Stallion HYPP N/N
The Secret x String of Storms
2014 National Champion N/P 2 Year Old Stallions
2014 Reserve National Champion 2 Year Old Stallions
2013 World Champion N/P Yearling Stallions
2013 Reserve World Champion Yearling Stallions
2013 National Champion Yearling Stallions
2013 National Champion N/P Yearling Stallions
2012 World Champion N/P Weanling Colts
2012 Reserve World Champion Weanling Cots


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Smore Chocolate
2011 Gelding
By Colored By Charlie
Ready to show in Western Pleasure & Trail
Started in Showmanship
video coming soon at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jZp7brxOaw

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A Cool Pack
Multiple National Champion

2010 Mare in Foal to The Secret Pardon for a January, 2015 foal.  Foal Eligible for the 2017 World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

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Hunter On Tour
World & National Champion Gelding by The Hunter
Showing in Hunter Under Saddle & Hunter In Hand, Started in Showmanship, Trail & Horsemanship


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String of Storms
World & National Champion Producing Mare in Foal to The Secret for a 2015 foal.  Foal is eligible for the 2017 
World Show Two Year Old Incentive Classes

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