Condios Goes to the Ivy League
Morningside Stud has announced that Cornell University, one of the world's preeminent universities, has been appointed the exclusive distributor of frozen semen from Condios in the USA and Canada. The appointment begins on 1 September 2002, allowing all the parties sufficient time to comply with the strict American and Canadian quarantine and testing requirements.
Cornell University is ranked as having the #1 vet school in the USA and arguably has the finest college of veterinary medicine in the world.
North American breeders will have the option of bringing their mares to Cornell's world-class theriogenology specialists and state-of-the-art facilities at the Equine Research Park (ERP) in Ithaca, New York or requesting that Condios' frozen semen be shipped directly to their local vets anywhere in the USA or Canada. North American breeders may contact Cornell's ERP at 1.607.255.7753
Professor Thomas Reed, Ph.D., the owner of Morningside Stud, tells us that he is delighted to renew his association with Cornell University. "The last time I was at Cornell was in 1991 when I spent a few days there as a visiting scholar," Dr. Reed states.. "I am very pleased that Cornell, with the greatest vet school in the world, is going to offer Condios' semen to North American breeders. For the last two years breeders in the United States have contacted us asking to purchase frozen semen from Condios. Earlier this year we announced agreements with Genus Equine of the UK and International Horse Breeders of Australia to distribute Condios' semen throughout Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Now, with the agreement we have reached with Cornell University, we can give serious North American breeders the opportunity to breed their top mares to one of the word's very best young stallions, Condios."
"Cornell's Equine Research Park has a richly-deserved reputation for world-class technical expertise, cutting edge research, and high-quality, customer-oriented service," states Dr. Reed. "We are delighted to be beginning this long-term relationship with Cornell. With Condios continuing to perform in spectacular fashion in showjumping competitions in Europe, and with the quality of his young stock being appreciated by no less than Ireland's National Champion showjumper, who described his foal by Condios as 'the perfect foal', we are very pleased to be able to offer Condios' semen to breeders in over two dozen countries on three continents."
Condios (Coriano x Landgraf I) is approved as a sire by the Oldenburg Verband, Danish Warmblood Society, Irish Horse Board, and Anglo European Studbook. This young (born 1995) stallion, Reserve Champion of his German Performance test, has won (inter)national classes in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, and Ireland. In 2001 he became the first Irish-owned horse to win the qualifier for the German Showjumping Championship and the first to jump clear in the Final of the German Showjumping Championship in Warendorf. In 2002, as a 7-year-old, Condios will compete in 1.40 and 1.50 metre classes.