Associates Page

Welcome to the Associate's Page. It is my great pleasure to present some of the hard work of my colleagues in pedigree research, equine history, Tesio methods, DNA studies and other subjects related to sport horse breeding.

[Public domain image by C. W. Anderson]

It has been a dream of mine to give a forum to other talented researchers, breeders, breed promoters who you may not be aware of yet, but truly will be the voice of the future when I am long gone. Many of them have been quietly working for decades on their areas of expertise, and after I shamelessly begged them they have graciously agreed to post selected pieces of work for your interest and benefit. It takes a great deal of struggle to gather one's research and knowledge and present it in a form that others may understand and find useful--most of us are not professional writers, and so I have tremendous respect for these contributors who agreed to let us profit from their efforts.

All the articles attached to this page by pdf are the sole property of the individual author. If you find you want to quote their work or republish it in full or part you must contact them for permission. All articles when first posted will be introduced on Facebook and we look forward to lively discussions on these subjects. 

If any of you out there think you might like to take part in this distribution of knowledge please contact me at kathleenkirsan@hotmail.com to discuss the posting of your article. You do not have to agree to the opinions or presentations of this website or its associates to have your subject introduced, as long it will benefit the breeders of sport horses I am more than willing to consider posting it.

Associate Posts: (click on each link for the individual contributor's page)


Elles (Study on a steeplechase bloodline that holds great value for those of us who aspire to breeding great hunters, jumpers and eventing horses.)

Amy (building a stallion and mare project in 2 generarions)

Keep checking back, I have several contributors who will post in the next few months.

Paula Hondsmerk, a life long breeder and promoter of the native Dutch Groninger Horse, has shared with us a bit about it is history and a modern foundation mare Aloucha, article found in Top Sires series. Paula is also a talented artist known for her landscapes and equine portraits

Jane Bielski- a Thoroughbred pedigree expert from New Zealand has launched a information website: The Thoroughbred Link, and has also allowed me to add her in depth article on the Martha Lynn bloodline and its successful descendants to the Top Sires page.