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Alimony Heiress foal baby mare mom saddlebred La Dolce Vita Farms horse american saddleseat breeder breed grazing Lucy Hadley Photography gaited bay black saddle seat bred


My husband and I have very carefully selected excellent bloodlines in both our Aussie and Saddlebred breeding programs knowing that we wanted to concentrate on promoting and improving the quality, not quantity, of these amazing animals. We bought our first American Saddlebred mare, Phinespun, in 2011. We were very new in the American Saddlebred world and literally lucked into Phinespun. We now know that she is one of the few remaining breeding age mares out of the great sire, Phi Slama Jama. She was the smartest, unexpected impulse buy made by my husband, who was, by nature, a cattle man... not a horse man. He now has a deep love and appreciation for the horses, especially the American Saddlebreds. We had no idea what string of events this first purchase would set in motion toward us becoming breeders of this wonderful and amazing breed.

We knew we wanted our business to be fun as well, so we decided to keep it small and manageable. We have carefully selected our broodmares. Through our connection with Willowbank Farm, we have purchased outstanding broodmares with proven, impeccable show bloodlines to complete our broodmare barn. Nutcake is out of Undulata’s Nutcracker x Glory Heirabella. Nutcake is a full sister to Nuttin’ To It, 2yr and 3yr Park Pleasure Sweepstakes winner, and full sister to Nut A Chance, 3-gaited Sweepstakes winner. Nutcake has produced several very nice offspring that you will see in the show ring. The second broodmare we acquired from Willowbank Farms is Tora Nora, who is out of (SA) Tornaado x Princess Nora, both of which are Hall of Fame inductees. She has been the dam to two gorgeous colts for us out of Undulata’s Nutcracker.

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