Canadian Show Jumping Team veteran Tani Zeidler initiated a breeding program at her Zeidler Farm in 2005. Her former grand prix mount, Illusion (Calvados IV x Lucky Boy), served as the breeding program’s flagship mare.
Recognized in 2007 by the KWPN in The Netherlands as the most important dam in Dutch Warmblood breeding, Illusion has continued to live up to that title. Her first foals in the Zeidler Farm breeding program, Lavender ZF and India Blue ZF, have both gone on to enjoy successful show jumping careers.
More than a decade later, Zeidler Farm’s breeding program has produced top prospects for the sport horse market, with bloodlines featuring such sought-after names as Heartbreaker, Concorde, and Lucky Boy. Each stallion is carefully selected to complement each mare, with Atlantic, Diamant de Semilly, Cardento, Calvados IV, and Zapatero being among the sires of choice.
While many products of the Zeidler Farm program are now enjoying sporting careers under new ownership, India Blue ZF (Mr. Blue x Calvados IV), Lady Margaret ZF (Cardento x Iroko), Miquelon ZF (Calvados IV x Igor de Vauptain), and Zinnia ZF (For Pleasure x Iroko) currently remain under Zeidler Farm ownership, and are successfully competing throughout North America and Europe.
Recent top results include:
- 1st place – Six-Year-Old Young Jumpers, Tryon Fall II, 2016 – Zinnia ZF
- 2nd place – Five-Year-Old Young Jumpers, CSI3* Tryon Fall VI, 2016 – Miquelon ZF
- 2nd place – Open Jumper 1.40m, CSI3* Tryon Fall VI, 2016 – Lady Margaret ZF
- 3rd place – $10,000 Seven and Under Jumpers, Hampton Classic, 2016 – Lady Margaret ZF
- 3rd place – Six-Year-Old Young Jumpers, CSI3* Tryon Fall VI, 2016 – Zinnia ZF
- 3rd place – Six-Year-Old Developing Jumpers, Winter Equestrian Festival Week 1 – Miquelon ZF, 2017
- 4th place – $6,000 1.40m, CSIO4* Winter Equestrian Festival Week 8, 2017 – Lady Margaret ZF
- 5th place – $8,000 CSI2* 1.45m, CSI2* Winter Equestrian Festival Week 2, 2017 – India Blue ZF
- 5th place - $1,500 Medium/Amateur Owner Jumpers, Winter Equestrian Festival Week 6, 2017 – India Blue ZF
To inquire about the Zeidler Farm breeding program or purchasing a Zeidler Farm-bred horse, contact information is available here.