Thursday, June 10, 2021

Celebrate North American Stallions: Bridlewood Farm

Celebrate North American Stallions! 

a series from Warmblood Stallions of North America

Bridlewood Farm, located in Union, Kentucky between Cincinnati and Lexington, is the base for Barbara Schmidt DVM’s equine veterinary practice. She and her husband Frederick Abblett purchased the farm in 1990, providing them with the opportunity to expand their breeding operation, at that time focused on Hanoverians. Their first stallion was Adios III (Arsenik/Diplomat/Wöhler), who was imported from the Hanoverian State Stud at Celle, and proved to be an outstanding sire. Determined to bring the finest European bloodlines to North America, Bridlewood Farm is noted for offering some of the most requested Hanoverian stallions including Donnerkeil (Diamont/Lukant/Kemir ox), Guarantor (Grossfürst/Aktuell/Cardinal xx), and the extremely popular Fabuleux (Fabriano/Augustinus xx/Absatz). Leading sire Dacaprio (Davignon I/Caprimond/Karon) currently stands at Bridlewood Farm producing highly sought-after offspring.

Dr. Schmidt brings over 35 years of knowledge to breeders, not only through her equine veterinary experience but also through years of travel to Germany where she did extensive research into bloodlines and pedigrees. She and her husband are Life Members of the American Hanoverian Society and over the years hosted many AHS inspections. She has served on numerous AHS committees and still continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

Bridlewood Farm has their own carefully selected broodmares who are thoughtfully paired with stallions to produce exceptional offspring. Dr. Schmidt is always happy to impart guidance on stallion selection, mare care and foaling. Her equine veterinary practice provides services for all stages of the breeding process. Bridlewood Farm offers mare boarding and care options, before, during and after foaling.

Bridlewood Farm not only stands their own Dacaprio, but resident stallions including Leatherdale Farms’ E. H. Herzensdieb, Fairbanks, First Dance and Hampton; showjumper Orbetello, owned by Hampton Farms, LLC; and the well-known Welsh Pony hunter stallion *Telynau Royal Charter, owned by Saddle Lake Equestrian Center.

To learn more about each of the following stallions, currently standing at Bridlewood Farm, click each image or stallion name.

Click the name or photo to learn more about each stallion.


Davignon I x Caprimond
Sire & Damsire of Internationally recognized Dressage horses; stamping rideability & elegance.

E.H. Herzensdieb

Tambour x Tivano
Trakehner Licensing Champion in Germany and Proven Dressage Competitor & Sire.


Flemmingh x Inselfürst
Oldenburg Licensing Champion in Germany, Exciting Young Sire awarded 1c Premium

First Dance

Florestan I x Donnerhall/Old.
Classic Florestan I/Donnerhall Bloodlines, Proven Dressage Competitor & Sire.


His Highness x Rotspon
Sought after His Highness & Rotspon Bloodlines; Proven Dressage Competitor & Sire.


Orlando x Landgraf I
Internationally successful showjumper who passes his jumping talent, easy temperament, and beautiful gaits to his offspring.

For more details of their history, please visit the Bridlewood Farm website.

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