Meet the Men...
We knew that with our exceptional foundation mares, and the outstanding quality that all of our mares have, that finding just the right stallions would be no easy feat and it wasn’t.
We had to have a lot of faith, trust and above all patience. When a stallion has to be more than a pretty face, because your program needs it all. You do NOT settle.
We breed first and foremost for temperament then after that we seek out the right type, conformation and breed standard. Our stallions have to be 100% perfect or we will not consider them for our program. You can be sure what you’re seeing on this page is about as close to perfection as you can get.
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Sire: SD Apple Jack
Dam: SD Diva
DOB: August 20, 2013
SD Empire was bred by non-other than the world-class family and breeders known as SD Farms. A traditional Romany Gypsy Family who has been breeding Gypsy Cobs for generations.
His bloodlines go back to some of the most legendary and iconic stallions of all time. Greats like SD Woolly Mammoth, SD Street Fighter and so many others.
SD Empire is as good as it gets in our opinion. He has not only proven himself to be a champion in the show ring, but he has proven that his offspring will be draped in feather, stacked with bone and he continues to pass onto them his perfect conformation.
A quote from the TGCA judge who judged Empire at his first Canadian show …
“This horse is truly one of the greatest showmen I have ever witnessed! He’s just perfect”
This stallion is the backbone of our program and as he continues to strive to get better, we will continue to show the world what he’s got!
Bragging Rights 2019:
Gold Star TGCA Evaluated – 2019
Grand Champion Stallion – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Supreme Halter Champion – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Colour Solid & Blagden – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic – 2019
Dressage Suitability in Hand – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Ground Obstacles Senior Horse – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Liberty 6 & Up – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Western Pleasure W/J/L Senior Horse – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Freestyle Riding – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic – 2019
Dressage Suitability W/T/C – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic -2019
English Pleasure W/T/C Senior Horse – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic -2019
Trail Grand Champion – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic – 2019
Overall Hight Point Champion – TGCA Judged – Feathered Horse Classic 2019
Bragging Rights 2020:
April 2020 – TGCA Virtual Show – Canadian Senior Horse Halter Champion
April 2020 – TGCA Virtual Show – Canadian Riding Class Horse Champion
2020 Virtual TGCA World Supreme Halter Champion and 2020 Virtual TGCA World Supreme Riding Champion
2020 – Proper Cobs Facebook Contest – Grand Champion Stallion
Sire: SD Gambler
Dam: SD Down’s Dolly
DOB: August 25, 2013
SD Lionheart was also bred by SD Farms and imported to Canada from England with SD Empire in 2018. This is the stallion we just couldn’t say no to when we saw his photos and videos. Although we went shopping for 1, we knew there was something incredibly special about this Cob and there sure is!
Lionheart is heavy in bone, has that incredible thick neck that we love on a cob, is layered with feather and he is truly one of the sweetest most laid-back stallions we have ever known.
He is a bay and white that throws that extra splash of colour onto his foals. He has SD Woolly Mammoth on both sides and boasts a sire named SD Gambler who is truly an incredible stallion. Lionheart continues to throw better than himself with all his mares and with his sweet laid back personality it’s safe to say he’s a lifer at RLR.
Gold Star TGCA Evaluated – 2019
1st Place Western Pleasure Senior Horse Walk/Jog – 2019 Feathered Horse Classic
2nd Place Stallions 4 and over – 2019 Feathered Horse Classic