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USDF Gold Level Breeder

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Welcome to Pura Vida Farms

Jerry Waddle and Ellen Ziemer, husband and wife, and both veterinarians, have teamed up to breed high quality horses and ponies. We consistently focus on athletic ability, coupled with great temperament and rideability;  many of our horses are chosen by amateurs. We are now breeding to produce a number of horses and ponies with exceptional movement and athleticism with the potential to excel at the highest level of sport. We are primarily focused on the discipline of dressage, but also breed a selection of talented jumping and event prospects.

Breeding Program

Our breeding program is based on having excellent broodmares with the conformation, movement, and temperament required  to achieve our goal of  producing athletic, rideable horses. Our mares include a mix of imported mares and homebred mares from over 25 years of breeding sporthorses. We assess the best stallion matches for our mares to produce exceptional competition horses and ponies. We select a number of fillies to add to our broodmare herd to continually increase the quality of our lines. Sires of our broodmares include such world renowned stallions as Ampere, Rotspon, Diamond Hit, Fursten-look and Zhivago.”

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