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2016 STUD FEE: $1300. USD for Cooled Shipped Semen.
Chute Fee of $500.00 is paid to GUMZ FARMS out of the Stud Fee.

The state of the art facilities provided to benefit those breeding to any Stallions on Gumz Farms impressive Stallion
Roster can be assured that each sample is tested for quality and shipped as requested.  Gumz Farms varied roster
of Champions & the Services offered for mare & stallion owners can be reviewed by visiting their website by
clicking the logo above, or via:
The Silver Stirrup Studio
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Since 1979, at Sweetwater Farms, in Brewster, on Cape Cod Massachusetts, the vision/mission of owner Laurie
Rylander and her husband, James has been to breed Quality Appaloosas with  Class, Correctness
Color, Genetic and Physical soundness.  At Sweetwater Farms Laurie Rylander continues
striving to breed Quality
Appaloosas with Correct conformation, Class, Color & Charisma-with Physical & Genetic
Soundness a priority, as has been done at Sweetwater since 1979, with much less technology.
The Secret Pardon is a vividly marked Appaloosa stallion with the spotted coat pattern Appaloosa
breeders desire, and is a Multiple National Champion Halter Stallion, while also being HYPP N/N, a
rare highly sought after genetic attribute few World & National Halter horses possess. The Secret
Pardon is owned by Laurie Rylander and stands at stud with cooled semen shipped in the USA.
Frozen Semen is available for export. Sweetwater Farms, is located in Brewster, Cape Cod, MA.
James and Laurie Rylander co-own Sweetwater Farms, and are the owners of  several Appaloosas, including the
colorful Stallion, The Secret Pardon, HYPP N/N & a reining bred grandson of Breezin' Bull sired by a son of Great Pine,
an NRHA Champion.  The Secret Pardon is a modern, 2008, HYPP N/N, Appaloosa stallion, also a Multiple National
Champion Halter Stallion is part of helping to achieve the goals we strive to
remain dedicated to helping the
Appaloosa gene pool, by breeding for Quality Appaloosa Horses, with Talent, Color, Charisma,
Class, and Physical and Genetic Soundness.  

Appaloosa Horses are for sale, from show horses suited for Halter, Pleasure, Reining, Trail,
Western Riding, All 'rounders, in ages ranging from prospects to seasoned veterans of the show
arena. Broodmares in foal to The Secret Pardon are also occasionally for sale at Sweetwater
Farms, Cape Cod.
Since 1979 at Sweetwater Farms our
vision/mission has been to breed competitive
Quality Appaloosas with Class, Correctness,
Color, Genetic and Physical soundness.

You are cordially invited to visit Sweetwater Farms by appointment, and with our web site
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Sweetwater Farms is located 87 miles from Boston & 87 miles from
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geared towards excelling in a variety of competitive events. In addition to our horses,
stallion services, schooling and boarding, Sweetwater Farms also provides today's
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levels. From maintaining show rigs, to offering the latest in Ready to Win show
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The cost to purchase the frozen semen of The Secret Pardon has yet to be determined jointly by us with our Stallion
Manager at Gumz Farms in the USA, where The Secret Pardon's semen will be collected and frozen.

In the past we sold frozen semen for two cycles, with one to be used to inseminate the mare during ovulation as
confirmed by ultrasound, & with the second dose to be used if the mare did not become pregnant following the
mare's first insemination with frozen semen during the first monitored ovulation, as confirmed via the use of
ultrasound technology. Most mares become pregnant after being bred with frozen semen on their second ovulation,
or cycle and should they not take on their first breeding there is no need for immediate alarm.

Mare owners are responsible for following the insemination procedure as recommended by the Stallion Manager at
Gumz Farms who collect and freeze The Secret Pardon.

Mare owners are required to work with a qualified facility which uses ultrasound to accurately determine when a
mare is ovulating, so the frozen semen is used during the most optimal time of obtaining a pregnancy, which is
either to use the entire dose at ovulation, or to split the straw dose and use half and then the other half 6 hours
post ovulation.

We request that ultrasound imaging, in still or video format, be saved and sent to us following the use of the frozen
semen, should a problem occur.

Please see the SBS web site and the information about breeding with Frozen Semen, Presently, The Secret Pardon's
Certified Frozen Semen is stored in the USA, where it is to be handled and dispensed by the experts in the field of
Frozen Equine Semen, and approved by Laurie Rylander, stallion owner.

We retain the right to not sell frozen semen for use in mares who have been proven not to be good candidates for
becoming pregnant, including mares over the age of 17 years.

We strongly urge all who are considering the use of Frozen Equine Semen to learn all they can about what they are
considering purchasing, how it is tested, frozen and correctly used, which is vastly different from methods used to
inseminate with Cooled Semen. The SBS (Select Breeders Service) web site has a wealth of information on the topic
in their online Library which is well worth reviewing. There is plenty of information provided on Amy & Kevin
Gumz's web site with regard to Frozen Semen, which can be seen at their site at www.gumzfarms.com.
Although our web site is under construction, feel free to check our Face Book page via
this link
 Sweetwater Farms Facebook Page   or at-
www.facebook.com/QualityAppalooosas for the latest news about Sweetwater Farms,
The Secret Pardon & more about our Appaloosas & news about what's going on with the
Appaloosa Breed!
CONGRATULATIONS to Thomas & Mimsi Coon, of Pilot Point, TX, and "No More Secrets" sired by The Secret
Pardon. Thomas Coon artfully led their colored filly to the 2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Filly.
With Ted Turner leading she was 3rd World Champion Open Weanling filly, in 2 very impressive classes
chock full of some fancy fillies.
Home & Birthplace of World & National Champion Appaloosa Horses
The Secret Pardon is the sire of NO MORE SECRETS, 2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Halter Filly &
3rd World Champion Open Weanling Filly, now owned by Gary Raal, who purchased her from Mr. Thomas &
Mimsi Coon. This elegant, colored ApHC 2014 filly sired by The Secret Pardon, is out of the PHBA mare, JMK
Fantasia, by Mr. Yella Fella, who we sold to Mr. & Mrs. Coon in foal with this elegant filly.  

The Secret Pardon's 2016 Stud Fee is $1300.
The chute fee paid to Gumz Farms is paid from the Stud Fee, to help welcome new breeders & horse
enthusiasts to the Appaloosa breed.
"Diesel" stands at Gumz Farms where cooled & frozen semen is tested, collected and shipped under
the expert, capable guidance of Amy & Kevin Gumz, Stallion & Breeding Manager of Gumz Farms, in
Morganfield, KY.
Adding to the obvious desirability of THE SECRET PARDON as a breeding stallion is his HYPP N/N
status.  Although some make light of HYPP, not all successful breeders and competitors believe in
creating designer horses, especially when the side effects of some known genetic flaws, such as HYPP,
can be life threatening.  HYPP is much like a light. The light is either on, or off. There is no in-
THE SECRET PARDON is HYPP N/N, therefor he cannot pass along the gene for HYPP along to his foals.
73% color produced from "Diesel's" 5 foal crops! (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 *to date)

APPALOOSA BREEDERS TRUST STALLION- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Color (averaging 73% color to the best of our knowledge)
Class Winners
Point Earners
Money Earners
Grand Champions & Reserve Grand Champions
Top 5 National Championships, (fillies, colts & geldings)
Top 10 World Championships-(Mares, Geldings, Colts)
World Championship Qualifiers, (Mares, Colts & Geldings)
Top 10 in the Nation- (Yearlings, Mares, Colts, Geldings)
National Champion Top 5-(Fillies Colts & Geldings)
Regional Weanling Futurity Champion, Filly (ME)
Regional Reserve Weanling Futurity Champion, Colt, (LA)
National Championships Top Five Yearling Colts
    * information still due on whether foals are colored
2014 3rd World Champion Weanling Filly
2014 Res. World Champion NP Weanling Filly
December 2014 South FL Open Futurity Champion Filly
2015 National Top Ten 2012 Mares
Not all points are in yet. As soon as we know the official standings we'll be happy to
post them.
The Secret Pardon's 2016 Stud Fee is $1300.
The chute fee is paid to Gumz Farm from the $1300 stud fee.

"Diesel" stands at Gumz Farm where cooled semen & frozen semen is collected & prepared for shipping
under the expert, capable guidance of Amy & Kevin Gumz, Stallion & Breeding Managers of Gumz Farms.

Contact GUMZ FARMS to obtain breeding contracts, and to answer any questions you may have about the
breakdown of what the $1300  stud fee includes, such as

Amy is an expert at breeding, and if asked does the best she can to help mare owners establish a plan to
obtain optimal breeding conditions for their mares to be bred under. This may prove invaluable in the long
run when a pregnancy is obtained.
AMY & KEVIN GUMZ for info about breeding to The Secret Pardon, & be sure to
check out the website for
Gumz Farms, where what is expected from the Stallion owner &
Mare owners is clearly explained.

For information on SPECIAL BREEDING FEE CONSIDERATIONS for multiple mares, & other specials contact
Laurie Rylander via email at Laurie@sweetwater-farms.com or Jamie at JHRylander@aol.com
Please leave Voice Mail on our Farm/house phone at: 508-896-6021 or via FAX: 508-896-2013
Text or call Laurie at: 774-353-6813, or call Jamie at 508-237-6609.  

We are all especially busy on our farms during breeding season & may not answer texts as they come in.
My ongoing battle to regain my health prevents me from personally answering inquiries as timely as I
would prefer to, which is why
Amy Gumz, Stallion Manager & my husband, Manager of Sweetwater Farms,
Cape Cod, are available to answer inquiries you may have about breeding to The Secret Pardon, if I am
unable to.
However, I will still be happy to reply to emails, texts & phone calls sent to me & messages sent through
the Farm's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/QualityAppaloosas or  by clicking:
Sweetwater Farms,
Quality Appaloosas since 1979   
Thank you,  Laurie

Are you searching for an elite, HYPP N/N, colored Appaloosa stallion,
with the added bonus of being well proven in the show arena, as
a 5-X National Champion Halter Stallion & Res. World Champion,  based on a solid pedigree of proven producers of
Appaloosa Excellence, now siring Champions of his own?

If you believe these positive attributes can help provide your Appaloosa foals with
today's highly sought after physical, genetic and color attributes
The Secret Pardon may be worth considering
as the breeding stallion of
your choice.  

The Secret Pardon continues proving himself as a Sire of Quality, Color, Class, Charisma, and Style.  "Diesel" has sired
Regional Futurity Champions & Reserve Champions, Point Earners in Weanlings, Yearlings & 2 year old-Mares, Colts &
Geldings, Class Winners, Grand Champions & Reserves, World Qualifiers, World Champion Top 3, National Champion
Top 5, 2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Halter Filly, & National Top 10 Point Earners.
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THE SECRET PARDON meets the strict criteria of today's elite World Caliber Stallions and Sire of Quality, with
exceptional style, class and charisma-accented with a vivid Appaloosa coat pattern.

Adding to his well rounded roster of positive attributes is The Secret Pardon's HYPP N/N status. Because The
Secret Pardon does not carry or possess the gene responsible for causing HYPP, he cannot pass it along to his

A pedigree of proven Halter royalty, headed by the colored Appaloosa sire and colored Appaloosa dam of The
Secret Pardon, provided him with a solid foundation of Appaloosa excellence, which he has already shown he's
capable of passing on to his foals.

The Secret Pardon is also especially desirable as an Appaloosa Sire because of his HYPP N/N genetic status,
highly sought after by breeders seeking to eradicate HYPP from their foals, while also adding positive
attributes to the Appaloosa gene pool. Following a remarkable show career, THE SECRET PARDON is continuing
forward as an elite Appaloosa stallion and sire.

The Secret Pardon has many positive attributes to pass on to his offspring.  Adding to The Secret Pardon's
desirability as an Appaloosa Sire is his HYPP N/N status, a highly sought after genetic attribute by many
breeders seeking to alleviate chances of HYPP being passed to their foals. The Secret Pardon is one of a limited
number of National and World Champion Halter Stallions who are HYPP N/N.  

As of this date & to the best of our knowledge, Diesel has a 75% color average, as reported for his first 5 foal
crops (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015*) +/-5%.

THE SECRET PARDON is an Appaloosa Breeders Trust stallion for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.


    SIRE:  The Secret, Colored Appaloosa Stallion
    HYPP N/N
    Producer of Multiple World & National Champions
    Lifetime Production Achievement Recipient
    Leading Sire of Halter Champions Multiple Years

    DAM:  Pardon Me Poise, (passed in 2012) Colored Appaloosa Mare
    HYPP N/N,
    Multiple World & National Champion Producer
    Lifetime Production Plaque Recipient
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wonderful ads &
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Journal.com is a must have for breeders looking for Top
AQHA, Paint, Palomino, Appaloosa & other Halter, Pleasure &
Performance Stallions.
The Stallion Journal is available online
& is a perfect coffee table magazine for horse breeders &

The 2016 stud fee for THE SECRET PARDON is $1300. The $1300 stud fee includes the chute fee,
which is paid to Gumz Farms from the stud fee.

A comprehensive yet easy to read explanation of the details with regard to breeding to The Secret Pardon, at
Gumz Farms, is spelled out on their website, www.gumzfarms.com. We believe an informed breeder is a wise
breeder and ask that all interested in breeding to The Secret Pardon during 2016, take a virtual tour of Amy &
Kevin Gumz's beautiful western Kentucky Farm, while reviewing the various pages about their breeding
facilities, and what is offered.

On the GumzFarms.com website, information about what the mare owner can expect from Gumz Farms, &
the stallion owner when breeding to The Secret Pardon is explained, as is what the Stallion Manager, Amy
Gumz & stallion owner, Laurie Rylander, expect from breeders.
Prior to shipping semen, a completed contract must be signed by the mare owner of record and returned to
Amy Gumz, Stallion Manager with a deposit, (booking fee) or payment in full, unless previous arrangements
have been made for the stud fee to be made via Time Payments using PayPal, with 3 payment plans available.

We appreciate all who've bred to The Secret Pardon in the past, and this year to again show our thanks to our
previous breeding clients, we are offering all who bred to The Secret Pardon a fantastic discount of $950!

    Special Considerations include:
$975 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-for mares booked with a deposit prior to January 1, 2016
$950 Fee for Previous Breeders, includes chute fee.
Time Payments Available for Qualified Breeders via PayPal
Payments via Visa, MC, Discover, Debit & more via PayPal, where Time Payments can be set up.
Special Private Treaty Fees considered for World Champions & producers of the same.
Multiple Mare Discounts:
    $2,400 for 2 mares
    $1,900 for 3 mares
ApHC Breeders Trust Stallion, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Private Treaty Fees may be offered to World & National Champions, Producers of World &
National Champions & Superior Halter Horses are among those which may qualify for PT stud
We welcome registered mares from the following breeds for breeding to THE SECRET PARDON: ApHC,
, POA , JC (TB), Arabians & for other breeds contact us, or refer to the ApHC Rulebook.
Sweetwater Farms
PO Box 1797,676 Harwich Rd.
Brewster, Cape Cod, MA 02631
Home/Farm 508.896.6021, Cell:774.353.6813
FAX: 508.896.2013
THE SECRET PARDON, HYPP N/N, 2008 Appaloosa Stallion,Appaloosa Breeder's Trust Stallion
3-X Medallion Earner, 5-X National Champion, Res. World Champion & National Reserve Grand Champion
Sire of Color & Regional Halter Futurity Champions & Reserve Champion (Fillies & Colts), Point Earners, Class
Winners, Grand Champions & Reserve Grand Champions, World Qualifiers 2013, 2014 & 2015, Reserve World
Champion Weanling Filly
Does the HYPP N/N Appaloosa stallion The Secret Pardon
have what you desire in a stallion?
You decide.
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Why blend in, when an
Appaloosa is born to be spotted
in a crowd?
We, Jamie & Laurie Rylander, established Sweetwater Farms in 1979, adjacent to the family business on Cape Cod, for the purpose of
owning, breeding & competing with quality Appaloosa horses.  Today, we still own Sweetwater Farms, and we are still owned by our
Appaloosas, several mares, 3 colored, superbly well bred NN Appaloosa stallions, and some younger horses colored & sired by The
Secret Pardon.

At Sweetwater Farms, our goals include striving to continue breeding & showing Quality Appaloosa horses, with our focus being on
breeding for physical & genetic soundness. Although we breed Quality Appaloosa Horses with Color, Talent, Class, and Charisma, we
do not believe these horses should come with short expiration dates & don't expect ours to either.  Some of the top eventing horses
competing on the World Equestrian Games Circuit & in the Olympics, compete for 3 long days, in Cross Country Jumping, Dressage
Tests, and on the final day, Stadium Jumping & are vetted before being allowed to qualify to compete in the next phase. There may be
no 3 year olds in these events, but there are plenty of successful, competitive horses who showing well, often medalling in the World
Equestrian Games, well into their mid & even late teens.  We don't believe a horses is "past its prime" at the young age of 3, which
coincides with when the big futurity money wanes.  Our babies are bred for physical and genetic soundness, which helps extend their
careers, whether as serious contenders in the National show arena, as the family pet & even as a combination of the two!

The 2 legged part of Appaloosa Family is also an enjoyable part of being an Appaloosa owner that's special. We enjoy visiting with many
of the same Appaloosa enthusiasts & fellow competitors we used to visit with at shows, from Regionals to Nationals, which during in
the 1970's when the National Championships were held in a different quadrant of the country each year was a special trip for all.

We are looking forward to seeing the Appaloosa once again be renowned among horsemen, and equine hobbyists, as
the versatile
family oriented breed of horse, as the Appaloosa once was & will be again!

The Secret Pardon is a rare, HYPP N/N 5-X Appaloosa National Halter Champion, Reserve National Grand Champion & Reserve World
Champion Appaloosa Halter Stallion. AKA "Diesel" this striking, vividly colored halter champion is siring colored foals of quality via
Cooled Semen shipped in the USA.

We are looking forward to standing The Secret Pardon at Gumz Farms, where collecting, testing, and cooling & freezing is all done on
the farm, which is less stressful to "Diesel."  Frozen Semen will be stored at Gumz Farms in Morganfield, KY, USA, & available for those
who wish to purchase frozen semen from The Secret Pardon using mares outside the USA. The purchase of frozen semen is subject to
specific points made in the contract for the purchase and use of The Secret Pardon's frozen semen, which will be certified for export.

We personally believe there needs to be more open dialogue about breeding for HYPP N/N Appaloosas, which many believe should be
considered a high priority among informed breeders-and it is with us. Selectively breeding for HYPP N/N horses is the only proven
method known to eradicate HYPP from all breeds known to be affected by it, including the Appaloosa.  

The Appaloosas we offer for sale are suited for a variety of events, and skill levels of riders. Show prospects for sale
often include well bred, green performance prospects, which when brought along in the right hands can become the ever elusive, high
caliber All 'rounder-something the Appaloosa in particular is especially well suited for.

Broodmares in foal to The Secret Pardon are occasionally offered for sale, as are the weanlings we foal out.

You are cordially invited to visit Sweetwater Farms by appointment, and with our web site currently under construction, please feel
free to check the Farm's Face Book page by clicking QUALITY APPALOOSAS or using this site address:
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