In 1995, Marble Hill Trakehner was founded by two German veterinarians, Dr. Lutz and Dr. Susanne Harfst. The broodmare band was based on three imported mares, the black Schwalbenherbst mare Karline and her two black daughters by Kostolany.
Soon the addition of Marble Hill Stables followed, a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation. The farm was able to acquire well bred mares with good race records, among them two own daughters of racing legend Nijinsky II. The offspring of these mares is sold at the yearlings market.
Yakima River Francesca's Star
Our goal is to breed and raise horses that will excel in their respective discipline, be it on the racetrack, in the dressage ring or the jumping arena. We breed our mares to top stallions from both sides of the Atlantic, our foals are raised in small groups to make sure they get all the care and attention they need.
Northern Partner (25) with Sledding Partner
But the backbone of every farm are the broodmares, so we'd like to introduce our mares on the following pages.
Haemelschenburg stallions Summertime, Kostolany and his grandson Freudenfest are available through our frozen semen program. As the exclusive agents for Trakehner Gestuet Haemelschenburg, we are able to offer you breedings to these top stallions at a great price. Check here.
Gut Elmarshausen stallions Tambour, Kasimir, Herzog and Elitär are also available through our frozen semen program. Please check out their individual pages on our website or visit Elke Söchtig's Gut Elmarshausen here.
We "only" breed Trakehners and Thoroughbreds, but that doesn't mean we don't own and love other breeds as well. Our American family's trusty Morgans have carried us and our pack on many a mountain trail, our kids grow up caring for and riding their ponies. Click here to read about the other horses on our farm.
And last but not least we'd like to introduce the dogs who have stolen our hearts the moment Roberta von der Emsmuehle entered our lives in 1994. Roberta and her sons and daughters by champion Maghill of Ben's Heir are Irish Terriers just as Jack London describes them in his book "Jerry the Islander": a dog of gold, inside and out.
Marble Hill Stables, 11912 Marble Road, Yakima, WA 98908
(509) 965 7529 phone, (509) 965 0155 fax