conformation, athleticism and temperament that we, as breeders
and sport horse competitors, are looking for in a performance
horse.  One aspect we believe unique to CSF is guaging the
industry (now and future trends) and then breed the prototypical
horse that will meet those demands as well as excel at the next
level.  At CSF we do not follow fads and the "trendy" stallion of
the season.  We approach breeding in a rational, proven method,
taking into account strength of pedigree, performance history,
temperament, conformation and most importantly, quality of
offspring.  Our mindset and philosophy has evolved over the
years due to competing as amateurs in the Hunter and Jumper
rings as well as from feedback from well-respected trainers,
breeders in Europe as well as other competitors.

We believe the most important ingredient of breeding a
successful sport horse is the dam. The mother imparts the most
genetic material to the foal and therefore needs to be top notch in
pedigree, conformation, type and mindset. With that in mind we
use registered Selle Francais broodmares. We have added to our
broodmare stock with meticulous analysis of bloodlines and
conformation, importing very rare lines not seen in the US
breeding community.  Although these lines are seen the
world-over when you turn on the TV and watch a Grand Prix.  Our
mares are also approved by:  Holsteiner NA, Oldenburg NA and
Belgian NA.  This allows  crossing with other highly successful
and sought-after bloodlines to create the modern sport horse that
is so treasured and revered in the horsing communities
(amateurs and professionals alike).  All of Cove Springs Farms
foals are registered and attend their respective foal inspections.

Our broodmare lines include some of the most well-known
producers to date in the sport horse world:  Alme, Furioso II,
Ibraham, Jalisco B, Narcos II, Quidam de Revel, Quouglof Rouge,
Zeus, Diamant de Semilly. We choose the best sires to mesh with
our broodmares to obtain an even higher level of quality from our

Another important aspect that can be overlooked by breeders is
temperament. We at CSF want a horse that the amateur can
compete and be successful with as well as the professional. The
mindset of the horse is just as important in many ways and
therefore has to be given consideration during breeding. The
CSF "graduates" have moved on with their riders and new
owners  to compete at a very high level nationally and are
continuing to rise the up the ranks. This is the most important
testament to our breeding philosophy....results.

We breed each foal as if we are breeding them for ourselves with
every detail accounted for and evaluated thoroughly because at
the end of the day if we are not satisfied with the result, the client
will not be either.  Feel free to contact us.  We'd love to chat!
Furioso II