What's New on the Farm

5th Annual Solomon Farm Online Fall Auction is Finished - Congratulations to the New Owners!

Nov 19th - Dec 11th 2016

The 2016 Solomon Farm Online Auction once again offered a top-notch collection of foals through riding-age horses and ponies. We have outstanding alumni earning show results now from our 1st four auctions - there's still a great selection of riding age through foals and in-utero foals available here at Solomon Farm! We have ready-to-show Warmbloods and German Riding Ponies, as well as pick-of-the-season foals, fabulous youngstock, broodmares and In Utero foals! Check out Who's Left!

Foaling Season Complete and 1st Annual Reach For the Stars Summer Auction underway!

July 1st, 2016

2016 Summer Online Auction
We've been blessed with an amazing crop of quality foals this year - so we're celebrating with a first-ever Summer Online Foal Auction! On offer are foals by a superb collection of stallions, including UB40, Novalis, Pilox, Oberon du Moulin, Freestyle, Fuerst Fohlenhof, Der Graf, Smoke Tree Snapdragon, SF Spirit and SF Solaris. Visit our 2016 Reach For the Stars Online Auction


2015 Solomon Farm RPSI Inspection Results!

September 5th, 2015

Solomon Farm mares and foals shone at their RPSI inspection - showing off their moves and muscling from a summer spent on hilly White River breaks pasture with plentiful rain. Site Champion Pony Filly was once again an offspring Smoke Tree Snapdragon and Hope Floats - SF Hot to Trot - congratulations to new owner Kathy Hund! Champion pony mare was Hot to Trot's 4 y.o. full-sister SF Sprinkles! Close reserve champion pony filly was SF Sensational, a full sister to SF Spirit owned by Lauren Kopec of MA.
SF Hot to Trot
Site Champion Deutsches Sportpferd Filly was a Wild Dance x Der Graf filly - SF Willo Walla, who displayed the movement her pedigree promised, as well as a leggy, elegant build and a really super disposition. Site Champion DSP Mare was the extravagent moving and leggy Le Mode x Jewel-Meisterwind daughter SF Lustre. Also scoring
SF Lustre
premium mare was SF Daquiri (Der Graf x Kelly - Leopard). Young GRP stallion SF Spirit (Smoke Tree Snapdragon x SF Lelady Katy - Le Mode)
SF Willo Walla
presented one offspring for a Gold Premium score -- SF Spirit Luck, out of premium mare SF Serendipity. Also scoring premium mare was full sister to SF Spirit, SF Salsa. On the WB side of things again, Site Champion colt was Prairie Rose Equestrian's big, swingy-moving PR Senator Seagram, by Sinatra Song, out of PR Brandywine ox. Tying for high score WB colt was SF U2 (UB40 x VPrSt L'Emmanuelle - Le Mode), a brilliantly uphill and typey prospect for dressage.
SF U2
Also scoring Gold Premium were GRP's SF Spice Girl (Smoke Tree Snapdragon x Feurtanzer/T), SF Sapphire (Snapdragon x Meisterwind), and SF Sensational (Snapdragon x Le Mode). Gold Premium WB foals include SF Deed I Do (Der Graf x Le Mode), SF Sir Lorentin (Sir Gregory x Lorentin), SF Perfect Finesse (Pilox x Der Graf), and SF Wild Dream (Wild Dance x Der Graf).


First Foals of the Season, and an unprecedented in-utero lineup!

March 11th, 2015

2015 Pilox filly
Our first foal of the season has arrived, and she is a knockout! The much anticipated first filly from our premier stallion Pilox (Pilot x Angriff) - SF Perfect Finesse, out of premium rated mare SF Die Finesse (Der Graf x PrSt Chateau Queen xx). Next up is a full sibling to our licensed GRP stallion SF Spirit - we can't wait! We have foals coming by a superb collection of stallions, including Novalis, Pilox, Sir Gregory, Sagnol, Landkoenig, Wild Dance, Der Graf, UB40, Smoke Tree Snapdragon, SF Spirit and SF Solaris. Visit our 2015 In Utero Foals page!


3rd Annual Solomon Farm Online Auction Completed

Nov 28th - Dec 13th, 2014

The 2014 Solomon Farm Online Auction offered a top-notch collection of foals through riding-age horses and ponies. The first auction brought together customers from all over the US and Canada with our talented young prospects for sport. The high-selling pony was SF Sassafrass, who joined her Solomon Farm-born friend SF Jamaica Bay with Lida McAllister and her daughter in Texas! Once again an international mix of customers participated - from Germany, Florida, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas, and British Columbia, Canada. We are looking forward to updates and photos of the Solomon Farm horses in their new homes!

2014 Solomon Farm RPSI Inspection - Pony Power!

September 4th, 2014

Solomon Farm sport ponies stole the show, starting with the phenomenal and flashy SF Solaris, a 2 year old sabino palomino stallion by Smoke Tree Snapdragon out of Hope Floats. SF Solaris earned his Book 1 Licensing with really excellent scores for movement and type, not to mention a pretty awesome jump! Congratulations to new owner Patty Russel of Canter Lane Dressage. Site Champion Pony Filly was SF Solaris' full sister, SF Sgt Reckless
Sgt Reckless
who wowed with her beautiful exterior as well as uphill, swingy movement. Site Champion Pony Colt was another Snapdragon offspring - SF Snickerdoodle, out of the lovely moving Le Mode x Galoubet mare SF Limelight. Young GRP stallion SF Spirit (Smoke Tree Snapdragon x SF Lelady Katy - Le Mode) had 100% Gold Premiums for his first foal crop, with SF Spirit Dream and SF Spirit Moon. On the WB side of things Site Champion Filly, once again for our good mare SF Leda, was SF Lady Luck, By Landkoenig out of Leda - Le Mode. See all the 2014 Inspection Results


Happy Holidays from Solomon Farm

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Another year filled with the blessings of nature, good friends and family, and the talents and beauty of the sport horses and ponies that we have dedicated our lives to breeding, raising, training and marketing. Best wishes for a peaceful and successful New Year from Solomon Farm!

2nd Annual Solomon Farm Online Auction Completed

Oct 31st - Nov 6th, 2013

The 2013 Solomon Farm Online Auction and Webinar followed up the good turnout and bidding from last year. The first auction brought together customers from all over the US and Canada with our talented young prospects for sport. Auction horses sold to show and breeding homes in California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Ontario, Canada. Once again an international mix of customers participated - from Germany, Florida, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas, and British Columbia, Canada. We are looking forward to updates and photos of the Solomon Farm horses in their new homes!

Sept 8th, 2013 Solomon Farm RPSI Inspection A Success!

September 8th, 2013

Justice did himself proud in 2013 with some excellent-scoring foals at the Solomon Farm annual RPSI Inspection, including Site Champion Filly SF J-Lo, out of Leda - Le Mode. Our German Riding Pony foals by Smoke Tree Snapdragon topped the results as well, with SF Starstruck, out of V.Pr.St. Motown - Meisterwind/T, earning Site Champion Pony Colt honors with an impressive 8.8 overall. See all the 2013 Inspection Results


Introducing Novalis, Grand Prix Jumper son of Jus De Pomme, to Solomon Farm!

July 22nd, 2013

Novalis
Thanks to Dreamscape Farm for the opportunity to stand the proven Grand Prix jumper stallion Novalis! Novalis is exceptionally well bred -- one of the few sons available from the legendary Jus De Pomme, the double Gold Medal winner in Show Jumping at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Novalis
Novalis' dam line is also equally as impressive. His dam is the Ster Preferent mare Jacintha whose sire is G Ramiro Z, who has been labeled the Stallion OF THE CENTURY. Novalis himself was a strong competitor in the jumper ring, having shown in North America and Europe to Grand Prix- 1.5 meter under riders Markus Beerbaum, Marc Houtzager, and Laura Kraut. Novalis competed at top shows against tough competition with excellent results. Visit our Stallions Page
Novalis
Novalis
Jus de Pomme
Novalis



Solomon Farm stallion Justice passes away

June 22nd, 2013

Justice
Solomon Farm is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Justice, Grand Prix jumper stallion by Ramiro Z. Justice attained heights few stallions achieve in his performance career, with winnings totalling over $240,000. Although he came to Solomon Farm late in his life, his influence on our breeding program is looking significant - the colts and fillies of 2013 speak of Justice's strengths, and the power of his genetics.
Justice's career
How to describe Justice? He was always full of joie de vivre, a true character who exuded energy and athletic ability, sound and kind until the end of his days. His foals are a true testament to him - and we are proud to present them to the world! Visit our Foals Page
Justice x Damsel colt
Justice x Solidarity colt
Julius by Justice
Justice x Die Finesse



Solomon Farm bred horse SF Lapis Lazuli models for Prestige Saddlery

April 22nd, 2013

Prestige Saddles
The 2006 RPSI gelding SF Lapis Lazuli (Le Mode x Jewel - Meisterwind) is not only proving himself in the children's hunter ring with rider Zoe Kirsch of New Jersey, but he's become one of the 'faces' of Prestige Saddles advertisements both in the US and Europe.
Lapis
Featured with the Bellagio saddle, Lapis Lazuli's owner has told us he'll be in an upcoming ad as well - this time over fences! Visit our Alumni Page


Looking forward to the First Foals of the Season, and Breeding is right around the corner!

March 28th, 2013

Pilox
Just a month to go for five of the Solomon Farm mares, and our new stallion Pilox, pictured here in late March, 2013, is ready to start his season as well! We are so excited for Kansas Storm xx x Justice foal, due April 18th, the Ramiro Z x Galoubet genetics of Solidarity x Justice on April 22nd, the first foal from Solidarity's daughter Limelight x Snapdragon on April 26th, and that should be a very interesting pony foal with big movement and a big ability over fences too! Then we have another riding pony foal - Goodnight Moon x Le Mode (what a beauty that should be!) on April 30th! Visit our 2013 In Utero Foals page!


Der Graf son Dance Card wins USHJA National Hunter Derby with owner Erin McCabe

January 9th, 2013

Dance Card
Congratulations to the Der Graf son Dance Card (Der Graf x Rainbow Card xx) and his new owner Erin McCabe on their recent win at the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at the St. Louis Winter Festival, January 9th, 2013. We're seeing more and more of the Der Graf's coming out in the hunters and jumpers - they have great minds and excellent athletic ability over the fences. Watch their winning round...


Solomon Farm welcomes top class Westfalen stallion Pilox for 2013 Stallion Lineup!

January 2013

Pilox in 2009
Thank you to Dreamscape Farm, Langley BC, for giving us the opportunity to own this great stallion! Mention the unmistakable name Pilox, and everyone knows who your talking about. A top stallion who has himself competed to the advanced level of show jumping, including Puissance classes in Germany, has sired several approved sons in Germany, and has also sired horses competing at the international level of show jumping.
Pilox in 2010
Rare and valuable genetics.. Sired by the legendary Westfalen stallion Pilot. Pilot was the youngest showjumper millionaire that has ever existed among Germany's stallions, by the end of 1999, Pilot progeny had earned a staggering DM 6,250,000. Pilox is one of the few Pilot sons still standing at stud, anywhere in the world.
Pilox in 2009
Pilox has proven himself an outstanding stallion, producing foals that are graceful, well put together with correct conformation, and that often show similar color characteristics to their sire. Pilox has sired several approved sons in Germany including Prezioso OLD also owned by Highlife Farms. Prezioso OLD qualified for the Bundeschampionat in 2001 and 2002, Prezioso OLD is currently showing very successfully in the Grand Prix jumpers both in Europe and in the US under Olympian Lauren Hough (left).
Pilox in 2010
Pilox is still sound, healthy, kind, strong and fertile at 22 years of age - he's pictured jumping here two years ago in 2010 (photo right). We are honored to stand this noble stallion of such proven genetics, and are looking forward to his 2014 foals. Call or email to learn more about breeding to Pilox.

Solomon Farm Online Auction of branded WB's and Sport Ponies a Success!

Nov 1st - 18th, 2012

Solomon Farm Online Auction
Thanks to all the participants and customers who bid on this fantastic group of horses and ponies. The first annual Solomon Farm Webinar and Online Auction brought together interested customers with talented young prospects for sport. All the horses have shipped to their new homes all over the USA and Canada, including California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Loisiana, Texas, and Ontario, Canada. We are looking forward to Alumni pictures coming in as these young horses enter the show ring!

Frost means Fall has Arrived...

October 7th, 2012

SF Solaris Keuring 2012
The 2012 Solomon Farm RPSI Keuring was a Success! See how we did on our Inspection Results Page... Overall, the foals scored well and made us proud, both in terms of their conformation and movement. We had a few Superstars too - take a look! Pictured here are High Scoring German Riding Pony colt SF Solaris (Snapdragon x Hope Floats - Dewan)and SF Rumor Has It (Rotspon x Pr.St.Damsel - Der Graf).
Rumor Has It (Rotspon x Der Graf)
With the hard frost comes the planning for winter, and the work to keep training progressing, and get videos made before snow flies. Here are some images of the two year olds learning to free jump, and enjoying the lovely fall days!
SF Designated Driver 2012
We have some wonderful 2 and 3 year olds for sale this fall... They are growing up and filling out and showing off their powerful movement - we also have seen what kind of talent they have in store over fences, as Dominico, Desire, Designated Driver and Double Entendre have new free jumping videos from their 1st or 2nd time over fences!
SF Desire
The riding horses are getting ready for winter too - some of them are planning to head south to Ocala for the winter!
SF Luxembourg
All in all, the summer of 2012 has been a super productive time, with an excellent foal crop, and perhaps most exciting of all, the addition of the Grand Prix jumper star Justice (Ramiro Z x Joost - Rigoletto) to our stallion lineup.
Justice
We are expecting 10 foals from Justice in 2013 - check out our Expected Foals for 2013! Thanks to Wendy Davis of October Hill Farm for the opportunity to own and stand such a fabulous stallion, from the royalty of sport horse breeding bloodlines!

Introducing the Foals of 2012...

July 11th, 2012

Rumor Has It (Rotspon x Der Graf)
Here they are! Starting in May, through the beginning of July we've been watching mares. Now is the time to glory in the new faces - each one a unique expression of his or her genetics and upraising - we are truly excited about the foals of 2012!
Solaris at 2 weeks
Keuring time will be interesting.. Some of these foals are pretty special movers. We have every color, type and size this year - from the blingy German Riding Ponies by Snapdragon, to the big leggy bays and grays by Le Mode and Der Graf, to the exciting additions from the frozen semen tank by Rotspon, Stakkato Gold and Gold of Capri. Check out Damsel's Rotspon filly Rumor Has It, Leda's athletic Stakkato Gold colt, Moulin Rouge's Le Mode filly, SF Goodnight Moon's flashy palomino by German pony Gold of Capri, SF Motown's SF DeLorean by Der Graf, Die Finesse's super Le Mode colt,
Robin's Le Mode colt at 10 days
and of course our own unique SF Solaris, a palomino sabino colt by Snapdragon ... Now we're focusing on the riding horses, so we'd love to have you stop by and see how the youngsters are coming along under saddle. We have four truly talented four year olds preparing for their career in sport, as well as ten three year olds, just getting introduced to under saddle work. We love to welcome visitors - come meet the foals,
Dakota Legend
and see this land of dramatic vistas, river breaks, and grass, as far as the eye can see... 2012 has been a year of changes here on Solomon Farm, and we're proud to show you all we've accomplished. We're offering young-horse raising and training packages, here on the farm, and we think you'll be intrigued by the possibilities for raising your next dressage, jumper, hunter, or eventing star here on the rolling plains of South Dakota, under the expert eye of our professional crew.

Just two left to go...

June 17th, 2012

Sunset at Solomon Farm
We're almost there! June is the time of year to enjoy the beautiful South Dakota sunsets (thanks for this gorgeous picture to our assistant trainer (and former working student!) Serah Volden!!) and especially, to count our blessings for the fifteen beautiful sport horse and pony foals gracing our pastures and broodmare stalls this time of year. We're happy to report that the quality of the foals is consistently very high this year. Just Daydream Believer (Le Mode) and Abbey and Martijn's mare Renovate (Alexandro P) is still waiting. We've been blessed with a rainbow selection of fabulous foals... pictures coming soon!

Keuring Results are in... Solomon Farm earns top nationwide results!

September 14th, 2011

SF Donatello at 2 weeks
We have FIVE stallion prospects from our 2011 foal crop! SF D'Artagnon (Der Graf x Leda - Le Mode) blew us away with his movement, and scored an impressive #2 in the nation overall score of 8.6! SF Ladies Man (Le Mode x Damsel - Der Graf) tied with D'Artagnon with an 8.6 overall - both of these colts are top prospects for sport or breeding. SF Donatello (Der Graf x Robin - Rainbow), now proudly owned by Heidi Harris of Seattle, WA, scored a super 8.8 on movement, 8.5 overall, for a TOP FIVE placing overall too!
Spirit at 2 weeks
SF Spirit lives up to expectations! This exquisite 2011 golden buckskin sport pony colt by Smoke Tree Snapdragon out of our LeLady Katy by Le Mode tops the RPSI North American keuring tour results with an amazing 9.0 for exterior, 8.6 for movement and 8.8 overall! Another top sport pony colt sired by Snapdragon is SF Starbucks, who scored 8.0 overall and was also named a stallion prospect - even though he sadly lost his mother the day he was born, he is growing up to be an impressive pony prospect... he is an AMAZING mover.
Leda's Der Graf colt at 2 weeks
Solomon Farm foals scored higher on movement than ever before... Check out our impressive fillies too - with Die Finesse and Waltzing Mathilda topping keuring results with their first-born fillies by Le Mode - Lovin Feelin' and La Minuette! Our grand, old ladies Kelly (Leopard x Postillion) and Rosie Time produced gorgeous Gold Premium fillies as well, SF Daquiri and SF La Bonita (we're planning to keep both of these fabulous little ladies for our broodmare herd in the future!) Fall of 2011 is shaping up well here on Solomon Farm - take a closer look at our Complete 2011 Solomon Farm Keuring Results too!



A Summer of Rain - and Outstanding Foals...

July 7th, 2011

SF Donatello at 2 weeks
We're done foaling! Starting in March, through July 7th (Kansas just blessed us with a beautiful bay baby boy by Le Mode!), we've been watching mares. It's exciting to see them arriving - but we're glad to get on with the rest of the summer as well!
Spirit at 2 weeks
Keuring time will be interesting.. Some of these foals are pretty special movers. We have every color, type and size this year - from the elegant little gems of German Riding Ponies by Snapdragon, to the big leggy bays and grays by Le Mode and Der Graf.
Leda's Der Graf colt at 2 weeks
Check out Damsel's colt Ladies' Man, Leda's spectacular Der Graf colt, Moulin Rouge's Le Mode filly, Robin's Donatello, Die Finesse's super Le Mode filly, and of course our own buckskin stallion of the dakota plains, Lelady's Spirit, by Snapdragon ... Our arena is not weathering the, um, weather very well, but the grass is up past the horses' bellies, and looking over the rolling green blanket of hills and draws is a daily blessing. We love to welcome visitors - come meet the foals, and see this land of dramatic vistas, river breaks, and grass, as far as the eye can see...

First Foals of the Year!

March 31st, 2011

Dark Moon at 3 weeks
Congratulations to Sympa's little sister Double Talk ("Gabi") on a fantastic first foal - Dark Moon was born on the coldest day in March (ten below zero!), under a waning crescent moon - exactly like the crescent moon on her forehead! We are excited about this powerful, and typey, black filly, from our very best mare line, and by a fabulous-moving young stallion prospect, Dushambe. Gabi will be started under saddle later this summer, then presented at her mare inspection at our RPSI keuring in September.
Dark Moon at 3 weeks
Our second foal of the season is our first sport pony of the year - a beautiful bay colt with 3 socks born on the spring Equinox. A first foal for Goodnight Moon (Gleiniant Shane (Welsh A) x Nightshade - Meisterwind), by the young Der Graf son Dushambe. Not only is he cute as a bug... but he can MOVE! Congratulations to these two fine first-time moms on these exciting additions to Solomon Farm's foal lineup - born in ice and snow and during one of the worst river floods in memory - these foals are what makes spring so exciting here on the farm!

Sympa Does it Again!

February 13th, 2011

Sympa and Daniel Geitner
Solomon Farm-bred mare Sympa (Sabotage x Summit Peak - Galoubet) is back in the news after winning the $25,000 Gulf Coast Classic Grand Prix in Gulfport, under rider/trainer Daniel Geitner! Watch Daniel Geitner and Sympa's Youtube video. Congratulations to this talented pair, and photo credits to Flashpoint Photography.

We're proud of the accomplishments of Solomon Farm-bred horses around the country. See pictures and more on our Alumni Page.



Solomon Farm 2010 RPSI Inspection a Success!

September 24th, 2010

SF Dominico
Solomon Farm colts and fillies brought home 8 Gold medals and 7 Silver at the annual RPSI keuring on September 24th, 2010. SF Delphi, a May 2010 chestnut filly by Der Graf out of Leda - Le Mode, wowed the judges with her impressive movement, finishing the day as site champion with an overall score of 8.7. SF Dominico, a May 2010 bay colt by Der Graf out of the Swedish mare Kelly - Leopard, was colt champion, with an overall score of 8.3! See More Keuring Results...

Solomon Farm-bred horse wins $25,000 Grand Prix

July 2nd, 2010

Sympa and Daniel Geitner
Solomon Farm-bred mare Sympa (Sabotage x Summit Peak - Galoubet) continues her winning ways, taking home the first place prize at the $25,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix in Atlanta, GA under rider/trainer Daniel Geitner! Congratulations to this talented pair!

From our first foals of the year – Desire and Davy Jones, by Der Graf, to a cluster of beautiful sport pony foals by Smoke Tree Snapdragon, in shades of buckskin, palomino, bay and gray, it's been an outstanding year, and we can't wait for keuring time!

We're expecting one more late baby, conceived by frozen semen from our stallion Le Mode, out of the Premium-rated Der Graf daughter Daydream Believer. This one will be worth waiting for!

There's too many to list here, so check out our Foals Sale Page to take a look at our exciting 2010 foal crop!