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Niagara YES

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Niagara, whose nickname around the barn is “Slim”, was sired from frozen semen imported from Europe. His sire is the talented German stallion, Notting Hill, and he is out of the mare Loreta NTF.

Gold Classified and standing 14.3 hands tall, Slim combines superior breeding with excellent conformation and terrific movement, that are not to be outdone by his super personality!

Due North Haflingers is proud to present this incredible stallion, available to a limited number of outside mares. Read on to learn more about the exceptional Niagara YES

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Show Career

At Slim’s 2010 show ring debut at the AHR Futurity with Genesis Farm, he was the 1st place Senior Weanling Pleasure Colt and went on to be named ‘Reserve Senior Champion Weanling’. He also placed 4th out of 23 entries in the competitive SIP Weanling Pleasure class.

Slim’s first appearance of 2011 was the AHR National Show held in September in Springfield, Ohio. Slim won the ‘Yearling Stallion’ halter class and went on to be named the ‘2011 AHR National Champion Stallion’. This was an impressive title to be awarded to such a young stallion when so many other mature stallions were also present at the show but winning such a title was definitely a testament to the bright future of this fine young gentleman!

At the 2011 AHR Futurity, Slim again took home a blue ribbon for Genesis Farm. Slim was the 1st place Yearling Stallion in a competitive class.

At the 2012 AHR National Show, Slim won the ‘Stallion 3 and Over’ class and went on to be named the 2012 ‘Reserve National Champion Stallion’ (he was placed in Reserve only to another Genesis Farm horse, Accolade of Genesis. At the 2012 AHR Futurity, Slim won the ‘2-year-old Stallion’ halter class out of a competitive field of entries and then went on to be named the 2012 AHR Futurity ‘Champion 2-year-old’.

The fall of 2013 proved to be a very influential time in Slim’s life. Slim represented Genesis Farm at the 2013 AHR National Show and secured his second ‘Reserve National Champion Stallion’ title. The very next day, he attended the AHR Inspection and Classification where he was given 81 points and received a GOLD rating. This means that Slim became only the THIRD stallion ever in the history of the AHR to be GOLD Classified. The first stallion to do so was Aristocrat in 2000, the second was Alfa of Genesis in 2008 and then Slim himself took his place in the record books for this achievement in 2013. Most notably, Slim became the first ever American bred stallion to achieve this honor!

Slim is currently training and competing in dressage, where he has been very successful, catching the attention of judges and fans alike!

In 2017 Niagara YES and rider Kelsie Rumisek finished out the year strong! Finishing his Training Level career in dressage with 2 firsts and a 4th scoring a 67.693 on his 2nd test, making him Grand Champion for the year in Training Level Novice Horse.

In 2018 Niagara competed in numerous dressage classes, doing well in Level 1 and beginning Level 2, and also participated in the National Show. At the National Show he was 1st place 6-9 year old stallion, then went on to be chosen as 1st place Senior Stallion overall. He then continued on to win Grand Champion Reserve Stallion.

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Watch video of Slim in action!
Training Level Dressage Test
Summer 2017

Niagara YES at only 30 days under saddle, performing at the
May 2016 AHR Stallion Showcase in Ashland, Ohio


Slim has many desirable features to offer the serious and discriminating breeder. On his inspection scorecards, he received a ‘9’ in Type and a ‘9’ in Overall Movement. He boasts a delicate and refined head with a very shapely and tapered neck. His body is very modern with long legs that are extremely clean and dry.

Slim stood for his first breeding season in 2014 with his first foal arriving in 2015. We look forward to seeing the contribution that Slim can make in future years to the Haflinger breed here in the United States.

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Niagara, whose nickname around the barn is “Slim”, was sired from frozen semen imported from Europe. His sire is the talented German stallion, Notting Hill, and he is out of the mare Loreta NTF.

Notting Hill stands at the renowned farm, Haflingers of Karlsbad, in Germany. He is the premier sire in all of Germany and he has claimed numerous European Championships. In fact, in 2013, Notting Hill won the Senior Non-Austrian-Owned Stallion Division at the Ebbs Hengestering. Notting Hill himself is sired by the great producing stallion, Nabucco. Nabucco is the premier N-line stallion in Austria and has sired many prominent sires throughout the world. Notting Hill’s dam is Riva, who is sired by Andrit. She has produced many superior offspring, including Notting Hill himself, Rivella TOF and other approved stallions and classified mares both in Europe and the United States.

Loreta NTF was owned by Twin Birch Farm in New York at the time of Slim’s conception. She is sired by the great stallion, Amadeus, who was the former World Champion Stallion and is one of the best producing stallions in the history of the Haflinger breed. She is also a full sister to the prominent breeding stallion, Avalon, who stands in Austria.

Notting Hill Nabucco Natan
Riva Andrit
Loreta NTF Amadeus Afghan II
Lonella Standard

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Notting Hill
Loreta NTF

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