2017 AQHA/APHA Stallion
Smoking Whiz (LTE $208,838) x Suprize Me Mercedes x (Cromed Out Mercedes).
7 Panel Negative • ee, aa, n/D1 • 15 Hands
2x APHA National Champion
Bred by Bob Loomis #3 All Time Leading NRHA Futurity Champion Program
A PEDIGREE OF CHAMPIONS
-In one show-
APHA 2x National Champion
Halter - 5 Points
Volturi is a 2017 AQHA/APHA stallion by the late, Smoking Whiz (LTE $208,838) and out of a daughter of Cromed Out Mercedes. Bred by the Legendary Breeder, Bob Loomis, I purchased Volturi as a yearling. On his haul from TX to PA, he sustained a trailer injury that resulted in his right hock being injured and the size of a grapefruit upon his arrival. He sustained a fractured hock, some deep bone bruising and ligament damage that took awhile to heal. The end result is some pretty severe arthritis in that hock that has prevented me from pushing him under saddle. I am an owner and breeder that will not push a horse for money or a win.
I broke him out as a late 2 yr old and turned him back out. His three year old year I fit on him for halter and took him to APHA Nationals where he won both the open and amateur halter and became a 2X National Champion at halter. Once his hock fuses, I plan to get him going under saddle again and debut in the AQHA and APHA ranch classes, and start him in reining.
Volturi was supposed to be my NRHA Futurity prospect, but as you can see, sometimes things happen that we cannot prevent, and I truly believe a late start is better than none. In the end, no amount of earnings or titles will ever change what a horse is genetically capable of siring or producing. I much prefer longevity in my horses than I do short careers, and I will continue to manage Volturi's breeding and show career with care and diligence so that when the time arrives for specific events he is ready, happy, healthy, willing, and sound, and he can remain my show and breeding partner for many years to come.
2024 BREEDING FEE
$1450 includes collection and first shipment
Cooled Shipped Semen
EARLY BOOKING $1,000 (Includes First Shipment and Collection)
Available to First 25 Mares Paid In Full
Email for Early Booking Contract
Each mare owner booked to Volturi will receive a FREE downloadable 2024 breeding guide to help assist you in setting up your mare correctly to be bred, and help ensure you are not wasting cycles. This breeding guide will help save you money.
Please Note: If paying by credit, debit, or Paypal a 3.75% transaction fee will be assessed to cover the processing fees. Click on the Buy Now button above to Pay for your 2024 breeding via PayPal. You may also choose to pay via Venmo to @Heidi-Schlenker-1 for no additional processing fees. By clicking on the buy now button you will be redirected to Paypal. The processing fee is INCLUDED in the price.
COLLECTION SCHEDULE & SHIPPING
Volturi's 2024 breeding season runs from February 12th 2024 to July 19th 2024. Collection days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight or American Airlines Cargo Counter to Counter. You must CALL for semen. Text messages, Facebook messages, and Emails are not appropriate methods to order semen and your order will not be processed without a phone call.
You will receive a minimum of 1 dose of semen with a minimum of 1.2 billion progressively motile cells in the dose.
Each collection will include a detailed semen analysis sheet, and you will receive video of your collection as it is being processed. Please make sure your reproduction specialist is managing your mare's cycle and that she is ready for semen when you call to order. I like to ensure mares are ready to breed on a Tuesday or Thursday to avoid potential delays with FedEx Saturday delivery, which may not be available in your area.
Click on the logos below to be redirected to the nomination pages for each association.
Incentives are an important part of your upcoming foal's eligibility for big payouts in the show ring, and marketability when selling.
Volturi is nominated to NRHA Sire & Dam, National Reining Breeders Classic, North American Reining Stakes, Virginia Color Classic, All Star Reining Stakes and the Go For The Gold Futurity.
When you book to a stallion, you're making an investment toward your program. Sure, you will get a beautiful foal next year. But then what?
I am committed to your success- whether that means selling your colt, promoting your colt, or helping you get them shown down the road.
How do I do that?
First, marketing is a large part of getting your foal on track to success. With over 25 years in the industry, an MBA with a Specialization in Marketing, owning and operating a marketing and graphic design firm, owning and operating a licensed auction company, becoming an auctioneer, and winning 5 World Champion titles, 1 Reserve World Champion title, 4 National Champion titles, a Congress Reserve Champion title, NRHA money earnings, and multiple ROM's and Superiors across AQHA, APHA, PtHA, and the GVHR, I have the experience, the drive, and the ability to assist you every single step of the way in the promoting, showing, or selling of your new foal. In addition, I offer FREE professional photography for every single Volturi foal (travel expenses not included). You can view my graphic design and marketing site here.
Second, I have chosen a variety of incentives for Volturi's foals that will enable them to showcase their versatility, and be eligible to win big money! My goal for Volturi is for him to sire along the lines of his grandsire, Topsail Whiz. Volturi has the pedigree, conformation, trainability, movement, and disposition to sire foals that will excel in nearly anything you want to try. He will be a household name!
Volturi's foals out of Quarter Horse mares are eligible for AQHA, APHA, PtHA, and NRHA registration. Volturi's foals out of American Paint Horse mares are eligible for APHA, PtHA, and NRHA registration. Volturi is also an ApHC approved stallion meaning you can cross your Appaloosa and POA mares for your next Appaloosa or POA champion!
I am grateful you are considering Volturi for your breeding plans. If you have any questions, please call me directly at (972) 750-8278.
REGISTRATION & INCENTIVE DEADLINES & FEES
Both AQHA and APHA increased their registration fees as of January 2023. It is imperative that you register your foal as soon as possible to avoid late fees for registration.
Click on the images below to be taken to the association fees on the website.
NRHA Nomination & Competition License - December 31st of weanling year - $420 • https://nrha.com/nomination
National Reining Breeders Classic Nomination - Postmarked by Sept. 15th of birth year - $250 • https://prom.formstack.com/forms/nrbc_foal_enrollment
North American Reining Stakes Nomination - December 31st of birth year - $150 • https://northamericanreiningstakes.com/prospect-enrollment-pay-online/
Go For The Gold Futurity - Postmarked on or before July 1 of the year to be shown:
Virginia Color Classic - No Nomination Required • https://virginiapainthorseclub.org/virginia-color-classic-futurity-show/
All Star Reining Stakes - Nomination Deadlines coming soon • https://www.allstarreiningstakes.com/prospect-enrollment-form
I take a lot of pride in the customer service I offer my clients. I am always willing to answer questions, help you with breeding, help with foaling, guide you through showing, or whatever you may need help with. This is my PASSION and I take it seriously. No one likes to be treated poorly, and you will not be treated poorly by me.
With each shipment of semen, you can expect a personal text from me with a video of the collection for that day, the stats of the collection, and your tracking number. If FedEx delays your shipment, I personally cover the cost of shipping and collection for your next shipment.
Please keep in mind that no matter what shipping company is used, delays happen. I do my absolute best to keep everything as fair as possible for my mare owners. FedEx doesn't always approve claims for lost or delayed shipments, and they absolutely will not approve a claim if the shipment was delayed due to inclement weather. I completely understand how expensive and frustrating it is to miss a shipment, that's why I do my best to make the best out of a crappy situation. Thankfully, The FedEx God's have been rather kind to us the past two seasons. We have had minimal delays.
I want my customers to feel comfortable asking me anything. I have absolutely nothing to hide. Please feel free to call me or text me anytime at (972) 750-8278. I can tell you everything you would like to know about my stallion and this program.
When you breed to Volturi, you deal with ONE person. ME. I clean the stalls, I feed the horses, I medicate the horses, I ride, train, and show the horses, I am the one answering the phone, I am the one collecting, and I am the one processing and shipping the semen out. I can tell you everything about this program inside and out!
What is Volturi's genetic panel status?Volturi is 7 panel negative. This includes the regular five panel, OLWS and IMM/MYHM. He is negative for all making him a safe choice for your mare, especially if she carries a copy of one of the genetic diseases.
Has Volturi been color tested?Yes. Volturi is ee, aa (does not cary agouti), and n/D1 (He has a 50% chance of passing on primitive markings .ie leg barring, and dorsal stripe. n/D1 on red horses also changes the hair shaft giving them that gorgeous liver color). If you cross Volturi on a homozygous EE mare you will get a black foal every time.
How tall is Volturi?Volturi is 15 hands.
Has Volturi been shown?Yes. Volturi was shown at APHA Nationals and is a 2x APHA National Champion in Open and Amateur Halter.
Why hasn't Volturi been shown under saddle yet?Volturi fractured his hock as a yearling during an accident while being hauled from TX to PA. He also suffered some extensive damage to tendons and ligaments. His right hock is currently bone on bone with arthritis changes. I am waiting for the hock to fuse naturally before I begin pushing him under saddle. Volturi is broke to ride and has an exceptional mind. He has dragged logs, roped the hot heels, done trail obstacles and more. He's the same horse every single time I swing my leg over him no matter how little he is ridden.
Is Volturi an ApHC approved stallion?Yes. Volturi is an ApHC approved stallion and is approved to breed ApHC mares. The first ApHC Volturi foal arrives in 2023!
Is Volturi double registered?Yes. Volturi is registered with AQHA and APHA.
What incentives are Volturi foals eligible for?Volturi foals are eligible for NRHA, NRBC, NARS, International Ranch Riding Futurity, VGBRA and Virginia Color Classic.
What is Volturi's bone-tendon circumference measurement?Volturi currently measures at 8 inches of bone-tendon circumference.
What size shoe does Volturi wear?Shoe size tends to be an irrelevant question as there are many factors that go into what size shoe can be nailed onto a hoof. Long toes, flare, and underrun heels can increase shoe size despite the hoof being completely unbalanced. A pancaked hoof can increase shoe size. In addition, brands of shoes also differ in the measurements of their sizes. In short, shoe size tells you absolutely NOTHING about the horse unless you know his measurements. Instead the question you really want the answer to is how balanced are the hooves and what are the measurements in relation to bone-tendon circumference because that is going to tell you how well that horse will support his own body weight. Volturi is 4 & 7/8ths inches from medial to lateral wall, and 4 & 15/16ths inches from toe to buttress of heel and is shod in an ought (0) keg shoe. He currently maintains a sole depth of 16mm. Volturi's bone-tendon circumference (8 inches) and hoof measurements (4 & 7/8ths inches from medial to lateral wall, and 4 & 15/16ths inches from toe to buttress of heel) tell us that his hooves and limbs support his body mass and weight (1,050 lbs) very well. His measurements are well within the ideal range.
How much does Volturi weigh?This question isn't really meaningful from a breeding perspective since weight is influenced by a variety of factors such as feeding program, metabolism, exercise level, heavy metal toxicity, and more. Volturi weighs 1,050 lbs which is pretty average for a 15 hand horse (although he is currently a bit on the chunky side at 1,050 lbs). He should technically be at an ideal weight of 980 to 1000 lbs. To put things into perspective, most FIT racing thoroughbreds standing 16 hands and up weight around 1100-1300lbs. If your 15.2 hand quarter horse weighs 1300 lbs or more, your horse is obese and is not fit.
What is Volturi's stud fee?Volturi's 2023 stud fee is $1450. This fee INCLUDES the collection fee and first shipment. Additional shipments are $450 (which includes the collection and shipping fees). There are no chute fees or additional fees.
What are Volturi's collection days and how do I order semen?Volturi's collection days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All calls for semen must be made by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to secure your spot on the list for the day. If you miss the cutoff time you may not be able to get semen depending on the number of mares we are shipping to that day. All calls for semen must be made by phone to (972) 750-8278. Please do not text or email requests for semen as they may be missed.
Do you offer counter to counter?Yes. Counter to counter is available via American Airlines cargo. Please note this is the only airline cargo carrier available in our area. In order to receive a counter to counter shipment you must have an American Airlines cargo hub at your nearest airport and their must be a flight coming into your chosen airport. Please plan accordingly.