Altamont Sport Horses introduces our new Danish Knabstrupper stallion, Ambrosius af Asgard (Atlantis). Atlantis was born in Germany (registered ZfdP) and imported to the U.S. in 2003. He has been inspected and approved with a lifetime breeding license with the Knabstrupperforingen for Danmark (KNN), and the Rheinland Psalz-Saar International (RPSI).
The Knabstrupper is a rare spotted Danish Warmblood breed having one of the oldest original registries in Europe. This breed displays spotting patterns (leopard, blanket, snowcap, etc.) similar to the American Appaloosa however the Knabstrupper is not an Appaloosa. Traditionally, the “Classic type” Knabstrupper is baroque in physique however the “Sport type” is also recognized and appreciated in Europe and North America. European derived Warmblood breeds (Trakehner, Holsteiner, Hanoverian, Dutch WB, Oldenburg, Swedish WB, etc.) as well as Thoroughbreds and Arabians are crossed into the breed to improve upon the Sport type.
A highly prized characteristic of the Knabstrupper is the excellent amateur-friendly temperament which allows them to perform in variety of equestrian disciplines with children, adults, and paraequestrians. During his KNN stallion performance test Atlantis exhibited his dressage and jumping skills, rideability and was awarded a perfect "10" for his temperament. With over 30 foals on the ground, he has demonstrated consistency in producing substantial, high quality offspring with his superb disposition, trainability and aptitude for the sport horse disciplines. Conformationally, Atlantis improves necksets, produces well laid shoulders, strengthens toplines, and adds bone to refined mares. To date, Atlantis has sired the most premium awarded Knabstrupper foals in North America.
As a purebred Knabstrupper with a lifetime breeding license, his foals out of many non-Knabstrupper breed mares are registerable as Knabstruppers. Atlantis is available to quality mares of several breeds considered acceptable outcrosses including Warmbloods, TB, Arabian, Shagya, non-grey Lusitano, Andalusian and PRE mares. Conveniently, mares already approved for breeding with another Warmblood registry do not need to be re-inspected with the KNN which tours the U.S. every 1-2 years. Appaloosa mares of Sport type may be inspected by the KNN and considered on a case-by-case basis for entry into a lower mare book.
We offer a wide range of reproductive services including custom foals and foals in utero. We are able to flush and ship custom embryos or an embryo recipient mare with a confirmed 40 day+ pregnancy. Please inquire for additional information.
Stud fee $1250 (includes the $250 booking fee). Discounts available for early booking (through February 14), multiple mares, returning mares and FEI level performance mares. Accepting credit cards your convenience.
EVA negative and vaccinated. Fresh & frozen semen available year round, shipping Mon-Fri. No live cover, however, if your mare has difficulty getting in foal with shipped semen or has negative reactions to semen extenders you are welcome to transport her to our vet's clinic, Southern Equine Services (SES), in Columbiana, AL for expert reproductive management and breeding with fresh unextended semen at the peak time of fertility. Our vet provides a full range of reproductive services including uterine cultures, biopsies, palpation and ultrasound, collection and breeding by Artificial Insemination, uterine lavage, embryo flush, embryo transfer (recipient mares available), etc. SES does offer stall and paddock boarding for visiting mares as well.
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