Marquis Sport Horses, LLC

Exceptional American Bred European Warmbloods

News and Events

  • March 29, 2015

    I realize I've been lax in updating the News and Events, as we've been busy as of late!


    This month we welcomed our first foal of the season, Consise, on the morning of March 21st, and one week later, our second foal arrived, Conspiratress, on the morning of March 27th.  Both are by our stallion Contratto, and both are repeat breedings for their respective broodmares, giving us two pairs of full siblings who are close in age.  Should be very interesting to see how they each progress, and what differences appear.  Already we can see that Concise is going to end up a gray, in contrast to his 2014 sibling Constellation, who is a dark bay.


    Hopefully we'll be attending some of the local shows this spring, and we will have further updated as the schedules are finalized.

  • August 4, 2014

    Please join us for the RPSI inspection at Rhine River Farm in Henderson, KY on August 15th.  We will be presenting Shasta (Pacifica CF) for mare approval and her filly "Constellation".  Hope to see you there!

  • August 1, 2014

    A very busy breeding season is coming to a close. Contratto's foal crop for 2015 looks very promising, with good selection of local and out-of-state mares confirmed in foal.


    We have a few frozen breeding doses available for shipping at a special end-of-season discounted rate.  Please call with any inquiries.

  • April 10,  2014

    A busy spring season so far!  We held a holiday breeding special drawing early in the year, and gave special rate breedings to Contratto to two lucky winners drawn at random from our Facebook entries. Congratulations to the winners!


    We donated breedings to Contratto to both the AHS and AHHA stallion auctions, both of which were successful. Congratulations to the winning bidders!


    Most recently, we were thrilled to welcome Contratto's first 2014 foal earlier this month, an adorable filly out of Pacifica CF, an Oldenburg mare on loan from Crestline Farm.

  • December 2, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that we're going to be donating breedings to Contratto to several of the breed registry stallion auctions for the 2014 season.  We'll post links to the auctions as they become available.


  • September 19, 2013

    It's been a busy past few months!


    Everyone has settled in to their new home in Labadie, MO, and has been enjoying the unusually cool summer weather.


    We are thrilled to be able to announce the the wonderful mare Shasta, sired by Palladio, and on loan to us from Crestline Farm is confirmed at over three months in foal to Contratto.  We are very much looking forward to this newest addition to the family next spring.


    Earlier this week, Contratto traveled to Hidden Pearl Farm in Bethel, PA (a long drive!) for the American Holsteiner Horse Association inspections, and is now approved for breeding by the AHHA!

  • March 31, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that Contratto's second foal of 2013, a colt, was born on Easter morning out of Baylee, a dark bay Hannoverian cross mare owned by clients of Marquis Sport Horses.  Both mom and colt are doing well.  A few photos of the Easter baby can be found here.


    In other news, Contratto's pedigree for 9-generations is now available online at along with quite a bit of other interesting bloodline information.

  • March 21, 2013

    After many long nights of watching and waiting, Imagine That (Iris) has presented us with Contratto's first foal of 2013.  Hyperion was born on March 20th, and both mom and foal are doing great. He's a big boy, and looks to have the characteristic dark bay Contender colors, with just the faintest hint of a white star and ankles at the back.

  • February 10, 2013

    Dr. Ludwig Christmann from the American Hanoverian Society has written a short article on the results of the North American 70-Day Stallion Test  in the Winter issue of the American Hanoverian magazine, and included some complimentary comments regarding Contratto's performance and his acceptance by the AHS.


    See: The American Hanoverian - Winter 2012/2013 - Page 11

    (reproduced with permission from publisher)

  • February 7, 2013

    The move is finally complete, and Contratto and the geldings are settling in to their  new home.  Overall, the transition has been fairly smooth, and the weather relatively cooperative.  We are finalizing our show schedule for 2013, and will have Contratto's local competition schedule available shortly for anyone wishing to attend.



  • January 27, 2013

    It has been a busy week.  We are in the process of moving Contratto and the geldings to a new boarding facility in association with the Marquis Farms, LLC lesson and training programs.  Updated information on the new facility will be available shortly.  In the mean time, our regular contact information (phone and e-mail) remains unchanged.



  • January 18, 2013

    Contratto will be returning to the farm this week from Equine Medical Services, Inc. in Columbia, MO  where he has been spending a few days for semen evaluation, collections and freezing.  All results have been excellent, including evaluation with a variety of 24 and 48-hour extenders for fresh cooled semen.  A limited number of frozen breeding doses are now available as well, with a post-thaw motility reported at 50%.

  • January 13, 2013

    Contratto is spending the week at Equine Medical Services, Inc. in Columbia, MO for collections and freezing.  First evaluation has shown excellent quality, high count, and  over 90% motility. Effectively confirming what we strongly suspected from his 100% pregnancy rate in breedings to date!


    Dr. Foss and Equine Medical Services, Inc. will be preparing and storing all of our frozen doses for the 2013 season, providing us with the option of either fresh cooled or frozen as needed.

  • January 11, 2013

    The breeding to Contratto in the benefit auction for the Marin County Humane Society and their care for a large group of recently rescued horses is currently up to 11 bids!  Wonderfull to see such a strong start and early response.  The auction is open for bidding for another 10 days, ending on 1/20.


    The ongoing benefit auction can be seen at their website:

  • January 5, 2013

    In order to support a good cause, we've donated a breeding to Contratto to the Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program auction to raise funds for the Marin County Humane Society and their care for a large group of recently rescued horses.


    The ongoing benefit auction can be seen at their website:

Obscura - Spring 2012

Upcoming Events


2014 breeding season is in full swing and going strong. Bookings for Contratto are still available. Please feel free to send us an e-mail or contact us by phone with any questions.





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