Niagara YES

Niagara YES

Niagara YES (AHR 31517-10) is a promising young stallion that is currently standing at Genesis Farm.

Niagara, whose nickname around the barn is “Slim”, was sired from frozen semen imported from Europe. His sire is the talented German stallion, Notting Hill, and he is out of the mare Loreta NTF.

Notting Hill stands at the renowned farm, Haflingers of Karlsbad, in Germany. He is the premier sire in all of Germany and he has claimed numerous European Championships. In fact, in 2013, Notting Hill won the Senior Non-Austrian-Owned Stallion Division at the Ebbs Hengestering. Notting Hill himself is sired by the great producing stallion, Nabucco. Nabucco is the premier N-line stallion in Austria and has sired many prominent sires throughout the world. Notting Hill’s dam is Riva, who is sired by Andrit. She has produced many superior offspring, including Notting Hill himself, Rivella TOF and other approved stallions and classified mares both in Europe and the United States.

Loreta NTF was owned by Twin Birch Farm in New York at the time of Slim’s conception. She is sired by the great stallion, Amadeus, who was the former World Champion Stallion and is one of the best producing stallions in the history of the haflinger breed. She is also a full sister to the prominent breeding stallion, Avalon, who stands in Austria.

Slim combines superior breeding with excellent conformation and terrific movement that are not to be outdone by his super personality. We would like to thank Twin Birch Farm, Dirk and Karen Young, for allowing Slim to become a part of Genesis Farm.

At Slim’s 2010 show ring debut at the AHR Futurity with Genesis Farm, he was the 1st place Senior Weanling Pleasure Colt and went on to be named ‘Reserve Senior Champion Weanling’. He also placed 4th out of 23 entries in the competitive SIP Weanling Pleasure class.

Slim’s first appearance of 2011 was the AHR National Show held in September in Springfield, Ohio. Slim won the ‘Yearling Stallion’ halter class and went on to be named the ‘2011 AHR National Champion Stallion’. This was an impressive title to be awarded to such a young stallion when so many other mature stallions were also present at the show but winning such a title was definitely a testament to the bright future of this fine young gentleman!

At the 2011 AHR Futurity, Slim again took home a blue ribbon for Genesis Farm. Slim was the 1st place Yearling Stallion in a competitive class.

slim3At the 2012 AHR National Show, Slim won the ‘Stallion 3 and Over’ class and went on to be named the 2012 ‘Reserve National Champion Stallion’ (he was placed in Reserve only to another Genesis Farm horse, Accolade of Genesis. At the 2012 AHR Futurity, Slim won the ‘2-year-old Stallion’ halter class out of a competitive field of entries and then went on to be named the 2012 AHR Futurity ‘Champion 2-year-old’.

The fall of 2013 proved to be a very influential time in Slim’s life. Slim represented Genesis Farm at the 2013 AHR National Show and secured his second ‘Reserve National Champion Stallion’ title. The very next day, he attended the AHR Inspection and Classification where he was given 81 points and received a GOLD rating. This means that Slim became only the THIRD stallion ever in the history of the AHR to be GOLD Classified. The first stallion to do so was Aristocrat in 2000, the second was Alfa of Genesis in 2008 and then Slim himself took his place in the record books for this achievement in 2013. Most notably, Slim became the first ever American bred stallion to achieve this honor!

Slim has many desirable features to offer the serious and discriminating breeder. On his inspection scorecards, he received a ‘9’ in Type and a ‘9’ in Overall Movement. He boasts a delicate and refined head with a very shapely and tapered neck. His body is very modern with long legs that are extremely clean and dry.

Slim stood for his first breeding season in 2013 with his first foal being due in 2014.

Genesis Farm is very proud to be the home of TWO AHR GOLD Classified Stallions, both of which, due to our foresight and skill with picking out and developing young breeding prospects, entered our farm as weanlings and both of which became AHR GOLD Classified as 3-year-olds through the AHR Inspection and Classification Program.

We look forward to seeing the contribution that Slim can make in future years to the Haflinger breed here in the United States.