Thursday, September 17, 2020

HorseMagazine: Apache and Grandson About You

Borgmann youngsters. photo.

Christopher Hector of The Horse Magazine has recently published two articles of interest to breeders. The focus is again on a breeder who does not follow trends, but makes his own breeding decisions based on what makes sense to him. Stephan Borgmann and his father, Norbert, are featured. They bred the 4-year-old stallion About You, who sold for 1,650,000 Euros in August at the Borgmann Auction. About You is by AC-DC, a stallion the Borgmanns also bred, and out of Evita, again bred by the Borgmanns. 

The family’s 25-strong broodmare band is the secret ingredient of their success. Some of the maternal lines have been with the family for ten generations. Stephan Borgmann explains, “After such a long time you know exactly what you’ve got and what characteristics and qualities are passed on. I am not thinking like a lot of breeders today, only to the modern stallion star of this year, and next year we have the next star stallion… I know my mares for ten generations and I know what stallions I need for those mares.”
Both articles are about the Borgmanns and their breeding program and their choices:

The first focuses on Apache, the controversial stallion who is the grandsire of About You. Apache is by UB40, a stallion who stood at Iron Spring Farm and was influential in American breeding, by Olivi. His dam is a descendent of Roemer, another very influential stallion in American breeding.

Click the above links to read more!

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