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Breeding Program 

Erin Winds Equestrian breeds top Trakehner foals out of top approved Trakehner stallions.

We use only imported/registered mares with excellent pedigrees, great temperaments and quality conformation in our program.

Each stallion/mare combination is carefully matched to insure the continuation and improvement of their great traits and excellent attributes is passed along to their offspring.

We work with our foals daily including training them to have good ground manners for safety. A focus is placed on desensitizing and imprinting our newborn foals, making them easier to train, teaching them to trust us and remaining comfortable around guests and children. Imprinting of foals has profound and lasting effects as they age into well-mannered horses ready to be trained for their disciplines.

All our breeding is with the help experts.

Ute Tarasoff – Owner

Ute was born and raised in Baden-Wuettemberg, Germany, where she grew up on her father’s warmblood breeding farm. She is a licensed German Pferdewirtschaftsmeister, which is the highest certification attainable as a German equine professional.

With this license, she is recognized as a master trainer of both the horse and rider. She completed a total of 9 years of study and apprenticeships within different licensed horse farms and breeding stables before beginning the master program. To complete the master program she had  an additional 2 years of study. German’s formal training program includes both apprenticeships and classroom studies..

Highlights of Ute’s career include:

  • 1988 – achieved the German Fahrabzeichen ( driving license for 2 -4 Horses Carriage) in the stable of Friedrich Eppinger, a German Master of the 2 horse carriage.
  • 1998 – began work with disabled individuals and horses; Ute initiated the first autism riding program in Baden- Wuettemberg, Germany. 
  • 1999 – awarded the Animal Protection Prize from the Ministry of the Interior Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany for her work rescuing abused and neglected horses.
  • Prior to leaving Germany, Ute owned her own horse farm with 40+ lesson horses. The farm focused on many training programs for adults, children, and those with disabilities. 
  • 2008 – 2nd coach for the German Dressage Team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Andrew Schmidt, DVM, MS, DACT

An Equine Reproduction Expert from the Wisconsin Equine Clinic. Dr. Schmidt is renowned for working with horses from all over the country.

Dr. Schmidt has been with Wisconsin Equine since 1998, is board-certified in reproduction and has extensive experience with mares and stallions. 

Pat Griffin, DVM, PhD, DACT

Dr. Griffin’s professional and research interests are wide-ranging and include the assessment and management of the high-risk broodmare, as well as the development of objective methods for evaluation of stallion fertility.  

He has extensive experience in management of the problem broodmare, management of the mare for artificial insemination using cooled or frozen semen, embryo transfer, and the cryopreservation of stallion semen.  

In addition, he maintains a strong interest in lameness evaluation and therapy.

Dr. Griffin also collects, stores and ships the semen of our homebred colored Trakehner Stallion Mystic Art. He is a member of the highly regarded Irongate Equine Clinic in Madison. 

Please find more info about Colored Trakehners and Mystic Art on our website and browse for Stallion or Germany’s colored Trakehner.

Quality Care & Feeding

Our quality feeding program is individually designed to suit each horses’ level of work and/or needs, supplying them with the best level of nutrition. They are routinely vaccinated and de-wormed, given any needed supplements and/or medications and provided with excellent farrier care every six weeks.

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Erin Winds Equestrian
1671 County Road K
Hartford, WI 53027



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