I am very excited to add Big Star to the stallion roster. This is high-quality semen frozen in the UK with proven fertility. His
semen is sold PER STRAW at a price of $1200/straw. Stallion AI Services (where the semen was frozen) recommends three
straws for best results, but good results (65%) were achieved with only one straw. I strongly recommend that you speak
with your veterinarian about your mare and low-dose insemination before deciding how many straws you purchase.
I have many people ask me why semen is sold on a per-straw basis instead of in a full insemination dose, and there are two
answers to this question. First, it's because people cheat. People buy a single breeding to one mare, then split the dose
and see how many pregnancies they can get for the price of one. A second reason is demand and value. If a stallion's
frozen semen is good enough to achieve a normal conception rate with less than a full dose, and the stallion is in high
demand, it simply makes good sense to offer it in a low dose. Similarly, as a mare owner, who wants to pay for frozen
semen that they don't need? The only problem is that mare owners need to ensure they are working with a veterinarian
who has the tools and expertise to do low-dose inseminations. Frozen semen is limited in availability by the simple fact that
the stallion must go into quarantine (for International use), which is expensive and removes the stallion from his normal
activiities (competition, breeding via cooled shipped semen, etc.).
NEW FOR 2016...
Catherston Stud is excited to offer their stunning young son of Totilas to the North American market. He has impeccable
breeding; in addition to his sire Totilas, his dam was an International Small Tour mare by Sion (KWPN). Sion produced 12
licensed sons, including Sterntaler (ridden by Matthias Rath) who were members of the bronze medal winning German team
at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. In addition, Sion produced Spirit Freedom who won silver for Great Britain at the
World Young Horse Championships and was named British Dressage Horse of the Year 2005. The 2nd dam sire Landadel
was the rare stallion who sired exceptional dressage horses and showjumpers. He was one of the most important sons of
Landgraf, and at the 2001 World Cups he had offspring in the finals of both the dressage and jumping finals.
Timolin has been carefully produced to Catherston's standards with a view towards mental and physical longevity, so while
he may not have the "Grand Prix" look of a lot of the young stallions in Europe, when you watch his video you will note his
lovely, correct paces and training level appropriate to his age. He is a very athletic horse with a good jump in addition to his
lovely gaits, which makes him of interest to eventing breeders as well as dressage breeders. Catherston is hoping that
Great Britain will choose to send horses to the WBFSH Young Horse Championships this year, and believe that he will be
chosen to go.
He has been licensed with the Anglo European Studbook (AES) so his offspring in the USA and Canada can be registered
with KWPN-NA, in addition to the British Studbooks (AES, BWBS, SHB(GB)). Please visit the Catherston Stud website at
www.catherstonstud.com to see the video and pictures of his offspring.
I'm very excited to announce the addition of Philanderer to the stallion roster for 2016. He's one of the most exciting sons
of the illustrious Jumbo...the only son of Jumbo in the USA. Nicknamed "Junior", he's a carbon copy of his sire, and
completed the 8/9 year old CIC*** at Blenheim in 2015.
At some point in the transition between service providers all of my "old" news has been lost, which includes updates about
performance results for stallions and offspring. I am working to recover this information; please email me with any questions