Stopek Stables

Stallion Services for Superior Sporthorses & Sportponies.Standing approved Trakehner stallion Prelude By Mozart. Trakehner horses for sale.

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Nigerian Dwarf kids - farm & garden - by owner - sale Nigerian Dwarf kids are very friendly and love people. 4 whethers ($100 each) and one doeling...

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Big news to share! Beginning this month, my Stopek Stables facility will be used exclusively for breeding Trakehners. I will be moving the boarding, riding lessons and training part of my business to my "daughter" barn (literally my daughter's barn!) just a few miles away. Please check out This is a beautiful facility with all the amenities to make riding even better: full size indoor arena with mirrors, outdoor arena with all weather footing, stall and pasture board with heated tack room, bathroom, kitchenette, kid's play room and viewing area plus indoor wash stall. We are excited! There are still openings available for lessons, boarding and training. Call Heather at 515-778-6687 or me (Karen) at 515-988-2700 for more info or to arrange a visit. Here at Klassic Key Stables, we are devoted to providing the best care possible for your horse and you.  We hope you will find the stables a fun, relaxing place to enjoy your horse.

[03/03/20]   I have a few openings for riding lessons this spring. 🐴

Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center, LLC

2020 Fantasy Schooling Shows Prize List, Schedule and Entry Forms are now available on our website!

American Trakehner Association

Congrats to CASSIO’S PICASSIO KD (E.H. Hirtentanz - Cassia-Poa *E*, Almox Prints J) for coming in 5th USEA Overall 7YO Intermediate HOY! Bred by KD Trakehners, owned by The Picasso Syndicate, ridden by James Allison.

Also congrats to Chuck McGrath and Meghan Richey’s PROPHET, reg. Prophet of Love (Tatendrang *Ps* - Pennants Valentine, Pennant) for 8th place USEA Overall 7YO Intermediate HOY! Bred by Anissa Cottongim, ridden by Jon Holling.

Trakehner Gelding - Price Reduced!

Anthymn is an 8 year old 15.3 Hh Trakehner gelding showing in Jumpers in the video below. He is also successful in Hunters and has schooled in Eventing and Dressage. Ready to be your next show partner. No maintenance and very easy to ride. Located in Adel, Iowa with reduced price for sale before winter. SOLD!

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Horse Connections

Silva Martin

17” used Nice close contact saddle for sale. Narrow tree doesn’t fit my current horses. Worked well on thoroughbreds previously. Good condition. $150 or best offer.

[12/27/18]   Stopek Stables has over 1,000 likes! To say "Thank you", we are offering $1,000 off any horse purchase through January 2019!

[12/27/18]   Please post pictures of a horse you bought or bred from Stopek Stables or you at a lesson or show with Stopek Stables. Thanks in advance!

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Trakehner gelding for sale Jumper

Anthymn- 2011 15.3Hh Trakehner gelding. Hunter and/or Jumper. Safe and sound. Located in Iowa. $20,000 [email protected] or 515-988-2700

Anthymn- 2011 Trakehner gelding by Prelude By Mozart out of Elite mare AdaGS*E* by Troy. AdaGS*E* has Abiza*E* in her pedigree several times. Abiza*E* is the...

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A new study revealed that horseback riding may improve your child's intelligence:

American Trakehner Association

Prelude is the only actively breeding approved Trakehner son of Mozart, the famous FEI Dutch Dressage Champion, in the world today. His dam’s sire is Condus, the Grand Prix dressage stallion rated the #1 sire of money winning dressage horses within the Trakehner breed in the early 1980’s. Besides dressage, Prelude has competed successfully in hunters and jumpers. Prelude foals are easily handled by amateur owners and are winning at USEF and USDF shows and in eventing. He is available in our SSA!
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[01/27/18]   Stopek Stables
2018 Horse Show & Inspection Schedule

May 5,6-Fantasy Schooling Show 1-Maffit Lake Eq. Center, Cumming, IA
May 19-13,16-20- Maffit Lake Spring Gathering I & II "AA" H/J
June 9,10-Maffitt Lake Dressage Classic I&II USDF
June 23,24-Fantasy Schooling Show 2-Maffit Lake Eq. Center, Cumming, IA
July 28,29-Two Rivers Dressage Classic I&II USDF, MLEC
Aug.1-5,8-12-Two Rivers Summer Festival I&II "AA" H/J, MLEC
August 25,26-Fantasy Schooling Show 3-Maffit Lake Eq. Center, Cumming, IA
Sept. 22,23-Fantasy Schooling Show Finale-Maffit Lake Eq. Center, Cumming, IA
Sept. 29,30- Maffitt Lake Fall Harvest I&II USDF
Oct.4-6-American Trakehner Association Convention, Frying Pan Park, Middleburg, VA
Oct. 18-21-Trakehner Hengstmarkt, Neumunster, Germany
*American Trakehner Association Inspection (and possibly Mare and Riding Horse Performance Test) at Stopek Stables- date to be determined.
*As an ATA Inspector, Karen will be out of town for inspections, but dates are yet to be determined.
*When the "D" Series Schooling Show dates are decided, we may add some of those if possible.

American Trakehner Association

Join us at Tryon International Equestrian Center again for our 2017 Annual Meeting. Fabulous clinic opportunity with David O'Connor

American Trakehner Association


The American Trakehner Association (ATA) is pleased to offer a Certificate of Pedigree (COP) to any horse with verifiable Trakehner blood in their pedigree. This COP will satisfy the new identification rule required by the USEF and associated performance partners for competition horses. The ATA will provide a COP that includes full pedigree, as available from the owner, DNA on horse being recorded, and age verification when possible. The horse owner does not need to be an ATA owner and is not required to register the horse with the ATA for a COP. The verifiable Trakehner blood for a COP can vary from a purebred Trakehner to a horse with less than 10% Trakehner blood. The horse’s DNA and associated documents will be used to provide the verification on the Trakehner blood in the pedigree. The cost of a COP for a nonmember is $200 and is $100 for an ATA member. Turnaround time for a COP is very timely once DNA results are received and any additional information is submitted to the ATA office
The COP is a horse recording and does not register any animal with the ATA. Horses with COP are not eligible for ATA performance awards, the ATA studbook, or any materials that the ATA distributes to its’ members. In some cases, it will not be possible to verify Trakehner blood several generations removed and monies will be returned less the DNA fee if the ATA cannot accurately complete a COP on any horse. In some cases, it may also be necessary to do an additional DNA on sire or dam for a COP. This charge is $60 per additional DNA and is paid by the owner. Note that any horse with verifiable Trakehner blood of 50% or more is always eligible for ATA registration. Benefits and fees for ATA horse registration can be found on the ATA website. Please contact the ATA office if you would like to discuss either the COP or ATA horse registration.
The ATA website is and ATA office phone is 740-344-1111. The office contact is Kelly, [email protected]. Applications can be found online at the ATA website under “Eservices” and then under “register your horse.” This form is also used to register horses, so for a COP, fill out the applicable parts and indicate this is for a COP. Fees must be paid before DNA kits can be sent to the owner. Contact the office for clarifications or to have a registration form sent to you.

Laura Graves on What it Takes to be Successful

Laura Graves, USET Member and USDF Gold Medalist, talks about the determination and perseverance needed to be successful as a rider. A video interview from t...

How To Engage Your Horse's Back

Master Horseman/Classical Dressage Trainer Will Faerber demonstrates how to encourage your horse to raise its back, engage its hind end and "get connected." ...

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Karen and Prelude By Mozart

[02/08/16]   WARNING: Total white out conditions on our road this morning. Please be careful if you plan to come out to the barn today!

Adamo is a 2012 bay Trakehner gelding currently standing 16.2-16.3. He has been lightly started under saddle by his amateur owner. Adamo won Best Young Sport Horse at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center as a two year old. His sire is Prelude By Mozart, son of the Elite stallion and Dutch Dressage Champion, Mozart*E*. Adamo’s dam is Ada GS*E*, an Elite Trakehner mare. Her pedigree includes Abiza*E*, dam of Abdullah Pg*E*, the winner of Olympic Gold and Silver for Jumping. Adamo is the half brother to two approved stallions; Arapaho GS and Argent Moon FLF. Adamo shows promise in any Sporthorse discipline.

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[11/07/15]   Having produced two Model mares, Capulette *M* and
Cornelia Schmidt *M*, and one approved son, Cassio's
Picasso KD, the 2002 bay mare CASSIA-PAO by
Almox Prints J, out of Centaine by E.H. Herzruf, bred by
Gerd Lange, Hamm, Germany, and owned by Karen
Stopek, Adel, IA, has been awarded Elite status and is
now called

ATA News Information about the Trakehner Horse

Rosanna -Trakehner by Prelude By Mozart-For Sale

2011 Trakehner mare by Prelude By Mozart out of approved thoroughbred mare Resail Sally xx. Will mature at 16.2hh. Sporthorse and/or broodmare prospect. www....

Jitterbug Jitterbug is a 2015 bay filly (no white markings) by Prelude By Mozart and out of the Model mare, Jaida*M* by Carino*E*. She has a good frame, good movement and an excellent disposition. She is friendly, outgoing and never argues when asked to perform a new task. Her sire, Prelude By Mozart, tied fo…

[03/13/15]   What about Jaida*M*? Colt or filly? Color?

Let me hear your guesses. Will Ada GS*E* have a colt or a filly? What color?

[02/22/15]   5 1/2 weeks!

Stopek Stables

Schooling, Showing, Stabling and Stallion Services for Superior Sporthorses and Sportponies. Breeding Trakehner horses.

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