grade I licensed at:ÖAZV (Austrian Arabian Breeding Association) - Partbred ArabianAPÖ (Pinto Austria) - Pinto PleasureECHA (European Coloured Horse Association) - Pinto Pleasure
2017 registered for breeding with ZSAA (Germany)
National Champion APÖ 2014 European Championships 2014 - 4th place senior stallions (best Pinto Arabian stallion)
National Reserve Champion 2016European Championships 2016 - 5th place of 10 senior stallions(unfortunately he was the only Arabian stallion this year in the senior class)
Multi Champion in the USA: 2007:
AHA/PtHA Show 2007:
El Dorado County Fair Open Horse Show
10 Euro per day (for a mare with foal nursing) 8 Euro per day (for a mare without foal)
For details about our special conditions in 2018 please visit ourbreeding conditions page or contact us via email. We would love to welcome you in A-9871 Seeboden atbeautiful Lake Millstatt.
Pinto & other breeds
Breeders like to use our pintabian stallion NorCal Sierra SnoMan with his 99,8% arabian bloodlines and elegant-athletic body combined with kind and willing personality as a refinement stallion in coloured sport horse breeding programs, as well as in Partbred Arabian breeding programs where he stands out with his great riding horse characteristics and extraordinary colour.
The judges described him at his first stallion licensing 2009 as followes:
"An athletic and colorful Arabian stallion with very correct legs, ideal riding horse neck and nearly perfect topline"
SnoMan is very talented at jumping and enjoys long cross-country rides with obstacles very much. What has to be highlighted are his gaits, especially his wide stride and canter.
At the 30 days performance test for stallions 2011 he got top scores amongst others for constitution, trainability, fast recovery and gallop & jumping what makes him veryinteresting for endurance, trail, versatility tournament and cross-country riders.
He very reliably passes these riding horse characteristics together with his easy going personality on to this sons and daughters - great horses for the whole family,for leisure riding and reliable partners for your entry into the performance arena.
"Pintabians" (pintoarabian horses with at least 99,0% purebred arabian bloodlines and tobiano pattern) are a relatively young "breed" in Europebut they get more and more famous and desired because of their versatility. They are suitable for leisure riders, for the whole family due to their wonderful personality,for riders who like to participate at different sport tournaments starting at endurance rides, trails, western disciplines, jumping, eventing, dressage, horse agility games, ... and so much more.
SnoMan is the only licensed and performance tested Pintabian stallion in Austria so far (status September 2016).One of his Pintabian sons got his first foals on the ground in Sweden in 2016 - 2 foals at owner Mie Jagne - one Pintabian colt with gorgeous type and bold movement. Several of his first daugthers were approved for breeding and registered as premium mares. We are proud and very satisfied with SnoMan's offspring and looking forwardto his future foals and grandchilds.
A purebred arabian mare covered by NorCal Sierra SnoMan produces a foal with 99,9% purebred arabian bloodlines (this is the highest percentage possible when breeding pintabians as you will not reach 100% anymore). Hence horse associations calculate the purebred arabian percentage to multiple decimals and some breeders or enthusiasts head forhigher and higher percentages.The exact percentage of SnoMan is 99,8046875 - calculated by the American Registry PHRI to the very last digit.
Partbred Arabians and other breeds
If you would like to get a pintabian foal out of your mare with SnoMan your mare "only" needs 98,1953125% purebred arabian bloodlinesto reach the needed 99,0% for the official pintabian status.
BUT in our opinion not the percentage is important, but the overall quality of the horse bred(correctness, interieur, exterieur, movement, type...)
The arabian blood percentage is however an important criterion to register and evalutate horses in their correct "divisions".At this point a big Thank You to the Austrian Partbred Arabian Registry (ÖAZV, especially Regina Schchinger) who is calculating theexact percentages for every horse which are printed onto their passports and breeding zertificates.
We made very good experience with the overall quality of SnoMan's offspring so far. Even when the desired tobiano patternwas not passed to the foal we always were more than very happy with the athletic body and lovely personality he had passed on.Great prospects for riding, sport (endurance, versatility, eventing, western disciplines and much more) and of course wonderful family members.
We would love to invite you to visit us in Austria at Lake Millstatt to meet SnoMan and some of his offspring at our little ranch. Feel free to contact us for an appointment.
If you would like to cover your mare with NorCal Sierra SnoMan but maybe are unsure what kind of papers the foal would get, do not hesitate to contact us! We would be happy to assist you.