THE SECRET PARDON'S 2017 STUD FEE IS: $1300. USD for Cooled
Shipped Semen. The stud fee includes
the Chute Fee of $500 which is paid to GUMZ FARMS from the stud
fee of $1300.
Shipping of semen is the breeder's expense.
NO HIDDEN FEES.
least. There was no realistic post op treatment, something we did know going in. About 2
weeks post-op, the entire thigh turned black & blue, swelling until it felt as though it would
burst. The doctor at Mass General was 3 hours away and refused our request to have a
visiting nurse come. So 4 more long days were spent in incredibly pain without relief-until
the 8" long incision burst open, apparently the result of an internal ever growing abscess.
My daily battles with my own body continue & since the surgery I've lost ground with 4 long
hospital stays including one that had me in the hospital for Christmas. The ongoing,
destruction of the large muscles of my thigh continue, with horrific disfigurement & constant
pain leaving me never knowing what I will be able to wear on what days. The simple act of
dressing-limited to sweats or compression breeches/tights is still almost impossible to
To stop having dreams is to stop having hope! And, personally speaking I still have plenty of
dreams, hope, spirit and drive!
A special long time dream in the making, is finally coming to fruition. With a brick & mortar
store at Sweetwater Farms, we may also take some our portable show shop on the road.
Based on market needs, as assessed by experienced horsemen for horsemen, the Grand Re-
Opening of The Silver Stirrup Studio for Horse Enthusiasts & Lovers, and the Equestrian &
Riding public is upcoming!
During 2017, Cape Cod Equine LLC will sponsor what we hope competitors & spectators alike
will enjoy, with the events taking place at Sweetwater Farms.
Our love for Appaloosas, combined with a devotion to the Appaloosa breed has created a
drive within us that for the past 40 years has welcomed horse enthusiasts from all breeds to
get spotted on an Appaloosa-doing whatever you enjoy doing with your horse! At
Sweetwater Farms we've got you covered!
with proven pedigrees, correct physical builds encouraging long-term soundness, and
willing mindsets which believe is a combination of assets that can be geared towards
equine excellence in a variety of competitive events-and often for the long haul.
Many Sweetwater horses enjoy unusually long show careers, as Youth & NonPro
Horses. Throughout their show careers many have always seemed capable of giving a
heartfelt competitive effort at whatever a rider would decide to try, while also
remaining sound & happy. Having a pleasant attitude is as essential & important as
being well trained with regard to horses-whether prepping for Nationals or tacking up
for trail riding.
At Sweetwater Farms in addition to our Appaloosa horses, stallion services, sales and
boarding, we also provide today's competitors and equine enthusiasts with what's
needed to compete successfully in events from local to the World levels. From
maintaining show rigs, wheel bearings, winterizing, camper repairs-to offering the
latest in Ready to Win show apparel, with some super coordinating tack, & plenty of
finishing touches, including some handy farm & trail riding gear-we've got you covered.
Over the years the needs of the family & farm evolved, bringing about some changes
to Sweetwater Farms, not the least of which was changing from a show farm to a
breeding farm. Other exciting happenings was the addition of The Silver Stirrup
Studio as a Show Boutique & Model Horse Shop, perfect for Breyer, Artists Resins,
Peter Stone & other model enthusiasts who show, collect &/or display their models,
along with suitable custom made dolls, riders, tack and props.
In December of 2002, a severe neuropathy caused by tumors, originally of unknown
origin, in Laurie's large sensory nerve, which runs from the upper thigh to the knee.
This kept constant pain on the large peripheral sensory nerve which runs from the
spinal cord, down the side of the leg and was diagnosed without hope. After having
spent 4 spacey years in bed & at that point 12 years in a wheelchair, cutting the
tumors via a deep surgery was presented as the only option left.
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out of JMK Fantasia, AQHA/PHBA with Ted Turner. Thomas Coon led their colored filly with
artful skill to the 2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Filly. With Ted Turner leading, No
More Secret was 3rd World Champion Open Weanling Filly, also in a very impressive class full of
gorgeous weanling divas.
|BREEDING CONTACT INFO:
CONTACT AMY & KEVIN GUMZ for info about breeding to The Secret Pardon. Be sure to check
out the website for Gumz Farms, where what is expected from the Stallion owner & Mare
owner is clearly explained. Call Gumz Farms at: 270-389-0887
For information on SPECIAL BREEDING FEE CONSIDERATIONS for multiple mares, & other specials contact
Laurie Rylander via email or Jamie at JHRylander@aol.com
Please leave Voice Mail on our Farm/house phone at: 508-896-6021 or FAX us at: 508-896-2013
Jamie's cell: 508-237-6609.
We are all busy on our farms during breeding season & may not answer texts as they come in. My ongoing
battle to regain my health often prevents me from personally answering inquiries as timely as I would prefer.
Amy Gumz, Stallion Manager of at Gumz Farms & of the The Secret Pardon is available to answer inquiries you
may have about breeding to The Secret Pardon. The number for Gumz Farms is 270-389-0887
James Rylander can answer questions about the mares & other Appaloosas we have for sale & can be called at
However, I will be happy to reply to emails, texts & phone calls sent to me asking for information about
purchasing mares &/or the produce of The Secret Pardon. Messages sent through the Farm's Facebook page,
www.facebook.com/QualityAppaloosas or by clicking: Sweetwater Farms, Quality Appaloosas since 1979 is
one method of reaching me-although email is preferred.
Thank you, Laurie
|PLEASE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL THE SECRET PARDON'S OWNER, LAURIE or JAMIE RYLANDER FOR INFORMATION
ABOUT SPECIAL 2017 BREEDING FEES &/OR TO BOOK MARES TO THE SECRET PARDON under special
circumstances. Jamie's Cell: 508-237-6609
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|The Appaloosa Horse Club, AKA the
ApHC, is the Official Breed Registry for
Appaloosa Breed Globally, and has been
the Appaloosa Breed Registry for over
now 76 years.
A vast library of information is compiled
& available for members on the Official
Appaloosa Horse Club web site-
This site has plenty to offer those who
want to know more about the Appaloosa
horse-the unique, distinctive breed that
can do it all...when asked!
|Employment opportunities available:
Housing may be possible for the right person(s) who apply for work or internships at
Sweetwater Farms &/or Sweetwater Inc.
Sweetwater Farms has a fabulous, hard working farm & grounds keeper, but
we are looking for a motivated person, or couple, to work on the Farm with our
horses, from grooming to daily work, with prepping for local & Regional shows & sales
We have a great Sundowner with an upstairs bedroom & all the bells & whistles to be
used for showing & have a large RV Diesel Pusher that's more than capable of pulling a
2 horse, or traveling with our show tack & apparel display.
Real horsemen know what a job like this entails, and as an added bonus we can also
provide salaried work in our Sweetwater Forest's Resort Office if "half" of the couple is
not interested in training horses.
PO Box 1797,676 Harwich Rd.
Brewster, Cape Cod, MA 02631
Home/Farm 508.896.6021 Cell: 508.237.6609
|THE SECRET PARDON
2008 HYPP N/N, Appaloosa Stallion & Appaloosa Breeder's Trust Stallion
4-X Medallion Earner, 5-X National Champion, Res. World Champion & National Res Grand
THE SECRET PARDON, Medallion Sire
Siring Color, Quality, Class & Winners in the Show Arena
Regional Halter Futurity Champions
2015 National High Point Champion Foundation Bred Designated Stallion-To Many Secrets
2015 Doug Schembri Memorial Ltd Weanling Futurity Champion Filly at World
2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Fillies-No More Secrets
2014 3rd World Champion Weanling Filly-No More Secrets
2014-15 Point Earner, Class Winner, Grand Champion Mare & Reserve Grand Champion Mare, Open
& NP ROMs in Halter-Open & NP, Top 10 National High Point, World Qualifier-Pardon My Class.
2014 "No More Secrets" the 2014 ApHC colored bay filly & 2014 Reserve World Champion NP
Weanling Filly, also 2015 3rd World Champion Weanling Filly, sired by The Secret Pardon & out of
the mare, JMK Fanatasia, an AQHA/PHBA daughter of Mr. Yella Fella, was sold by us in foal to The
Secret Pardon to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Coons, who could not have been a better fit! Their work,
dedication and the great amount of care put into their filly was evident, as NO MORE SECRETS was
artfully shown by Thomas Coons to stand out with elegance and style in a very large class of
2015- In some ways history repeated itself during 2015 when another mare we sold in foal to The
Secret Pardon was carrying a Champion! "A COOL PACK", our 4 X National Appaloosa Halter
Champion & the 2014 Reserve World Champion Broodmare while carrying her next foal was sold to
Mr. Louis Mohanna. The foal "Cool" delivered was a fancy bay filly, HONEYS SECRET who sure
turned some heads at the 2015 World Championships in Ft Worth, as she was led by Mr. Connie
Caines to the 2015 Doug Schembri Memorial Ltd Open Futurity Champion!
Congratulations to all who enjoy their "Diesel" babies! That is what it is all about. We are grateful
to the owners of Diesel sons & daughters who are showing their babies & sending us show results &
Our previous breeders are offered breedings to The Secret Pardon for the reduced fee of $950.
The Convenience of Time Payments is available to qualified breeders.
|THE SECRET PARDON Standing at
|2017 STUD FEE: $1300.
$500.00 Chute Fee is
deducted from the Stud Fee
& paid to GUMZ FARMS.
No hidden fees.
|Contracts must be signed &
returned to Amy at Gumz Farms,
The Secret Pardon's Stallion
Manager, to be sure that when
your mare is at the ready for
breeding, her shipment of
cooled semen will be ready for
CONTACT: Gumz Farms at:
|Quality Appaloosa Horses since 1979
|Home & Birthplace of World & National Champion Appaloosa Horses
|THE SECRET PARDON-ATTRIBUTES & FAQs
|The Secret Pardon is a 2008, HYPP N/N, vividly colored Appaloosa, a Medallion Sire & sire of Futurity Champions. Prior to his career
as a breeding stallion, "Diesel" as friends call him, was well proven in the show arena, as a 5-X National Champion, Res. National Grand
Champion Halter Stallion & Res. World Champion. Adding to his obvious desirability as an Appaloosa Sire is his pedigree of
consistent producers of Appaloosa Excellence.
The Secret Pardon is a Medallion Sire & continues to produce Quality, Color & Champions.
|THE SECRET PARDON'S 2017 Stud Fee: $1300.
This includes the $500 Chute Fee which is paid from the stud fee.
Special Private Treaty Deals available to qualified owners of World Champions or producers of the same.
Other stud fee savings listed under special considerations for our breeders.
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|Why blend in?
Dare to be different.
May the spots be with you!
|Sweetwater Farms is located 87 miles from
Boston & 87 miles from Providence, RI, an easy
2.9 miles from Rte 6, and less than a mile from
the beach...so you may want to enjoy more
about our great town, than visiting the farm
where Appaloosa Champions are made.
Of course visitors are welcome by appointment.
|Time payments to qualified breeders are available, and PayPal
is an accepted method of payment for the Stud Fee, per the
terms of the Breeding Contract which explains what special
pre-approved time payments for qualified breeders entail. Time
payments typically extend no longer than August of the
Producer of Multiple World & National Champions
Lifetime Production Achievement Recipient
Leading Sire of Halter Champions Multiple Years
DAM: Pardon Me Poise, (passed in 2012) Colored Appaloosa Mare
HYPP N/N, 11 foals World & National Champion Producer
Lifetime Production Plaque Recipient
|2017 Stud Fee of $1300 includes Chute Fee
Special Stud Fee Considerations designed to offer special $avings for our breeders include:
$1,900 for 3 mares
|The Silver Stirrup Studio
The Silver Stirrup Studio originated in the late 1980's, initially as a workplace & studio for the variety of Custom art,
Equine Portraiture, & other horse related art Laurie Rylander devoted hours to, using a variety of mediums and an
equally vast roster of canvas types to work on.
|Dream big! Work harder.
|Dream big! Work harder.
Sweetwater Farms offers World
Class Appaloosa Horses with
pedigrees specifically geared
towards excelling in a variety of
competitive events. In addition to
our horses, stallion services, and
schooling, Sweetwater Farms also
provides today's competitors with
what's needed to compete at events,
ranging from local to World levels.
From maintaining show rigs, to
offering the latest in Ready to Win
show apparel with some super
coordinating tack, we've got you
Does the HYPP N/N stallion The Secret Pardon
satisfy what you seek in an Appaloosa sire?
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Sired by The Secret Pardon
Dam: Babys Whim, out of Medallion Winner
in Reining with NRHA points X Sure Slide X Greyhound Step
Maternal Grandsire: Breezin' Bull
|THE SECRET PARDON, HYPP N/N, 2008 Appaloosa Stallion,Appaloosa Breeder's Trust Stallion
3-X Medallion Earner, 5-X National Champion, Res. World Champion & National Reserve Grand Champion Stallion
MEDALLION SIRE & SIRE of Color & 2012 Regional Halter Futurity Champion-Filly, 2012 Res. Champion Colt
& 2015 DSM Ltd Futurity Champion Filly, 2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Fillies, Point Earners, Class
Winners, Grand Champions & Reserve Grand Champions, World Qualifiers 2013, 2014 & 2015.
"No More Secrets" 2014 ApHC colored bay filly, 2014 Reserve World Champion NP Weanling Filly, 3rd 2015 World
Champion Weanling Filly, out of a daughter of an AQHA/PHBA Mr. Yella Fella, JMK Fanatasia sired by The Secret
Pardon sold to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Coon who's work and great care put into this filly clearly showed as she stood
out in a very large class.
History repeated itself, when another mare we also sold in foal to The Secret Pardon, A COOL PACK, 4 X National
Champion & Res World Champion Broodmare, was carrying a Champion filly, who made heads turn at the 2015
World Championships when this filly, Honeys Secret, led by Mr. Connie Caines, renowned Judge, Competitor &
Trainer to win the coveted title of the 2015 Doug Schembri Ltd Futurity Champion!
Congratulations to all who have won with their "Diesel" babies! Our thank you offers our previous breeders to do
so again for the reduced fee of $950, with Time Payments possible and preferred to be done online via PayPal.
|We are pleased to share the news that Francesco Auriemma, of Italy announced his
mare is confirmed safely in foal to The Secret Pardon, and is due in May resulting from
the use of Frozen Semen. This 4th mare to become pregnant via frozen semen!
Congratulations to Francesco Auriemma for this wonderful news!
|The cross of our 4 X National Champion
Appaloosa mare, A COOL PACK to our stallion,
THE SECRET PARDON, produced the stylish
2015 Weanling Futurity Champion, Honeys
Secret. This gorgeous gal made her presence
known & was the
2015 Doug Schembri Limited Halter Futurity
Weanling Champion, at the 2015 ApHC World
Championships in Ft. Worth, TX.
Owned by: Louis Mohana, Bourg, LA
Exhibited by: Connie Caines
Prepared by Char-O-Lot Ranch
Bred by: Laurie Rylander, Sweetwater Farms
Sold as a 2 in 1 package by Sweetwater Farms to
Mr. Mohana when he purchased A Cool Pack in
foal to The Secret Pardon, shortly after she was
awarded 2015 RES WORLD CHAMPION
BROODMARE, following winning the 2015
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BROODMARE, her 4th
|2015 Doug Schembri Ltd Open Futurity Champion, Honeys Secret|
|2015 National High Point Foundation Pedigree Designated Halter Stallion-To Many Secrets-|
|2014 Res. World Champion NP Weanling Halter Filly, No More Secrets, colored Filly, |
|Regional Futurity Champions & Reserve Champions|
|Point Earners & Class Winners in Weanlings, Yearlings & 2 year old-Mares, Colts & Geldings,|
|and Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion, World Qualifiers, 5 ROM Earners|
|2014 World Championships Top 3-Fillies|
|2013 National Champion Top 5-colts|
|MARES IN FOAL or WITH 2017 BREEDINGS PLANNED FOR THE SECRET PARDON|
|ARE BEING OFFERED FOR SALE-REASONABLY PRICED.|
|The 2017 stud fee for THE SECRET PARDON is $1300, for Cooled shipped Semen. The $1300 stud fee includes the $500 chute fee which is paid to Gumz Farms from the stud fee. Breeders/Mare
owners are responsible for shipping costs. No hidden fees.
Stallion Services purchased through bona fide, pre-approved Stallion Auctions are offered a Discounted Chute Fee of $300. This significant savings is thanks to Gumz Farms, with details available
on their web site. "Diesel" stands at Gumz Farm where cooled semen & frozen semen is collected & prepared for shipping under the expert, capable guidance of Amy & Kevin Gumz, Stallion &
Breeding Managers of Gumz Farms.
An easy to read comprehensive explanation of the details with regard to breeding to The Secret Pardon, at Gumz Farms, is spelled out on their website, www.gumzfarms.com and on breeding
contracts. We believe an informed breeder is a wise breeder, and ask that all interested in breeding to The Secret Pardon during 2017, take a virtual tour of Amy & Kevin Gumz's beautiful
western Kentucky Farm, as you review the various pages about their breeding facilities, and about what Mare Owners & Breeders can expect, and what is expected by the Stallion Manager.
On the www.GumzFarms.com website, information about what the mare owner can expect from Gumz Farms & the Stallion Manager when breeding to The Secret Pardon is explained, as is what
the Stallion Manager, Amy Gumz & Stallion Owner, Laurie Rylander, Sweetwater Farms, expect from breeders.
Prior to shipping semen, a completed contract must be signed by the mare owner of record and returned to Amy Gumz, Stallion Manager with a deposit, (booking fee) or payment in full, unless
previous arrangements have been made for the stud fee to be made via Time Payments using PayPal, with 3 payment plans available.
|Special thanks to Kelly Barnes, KellyGraphics.com,
for decades of wonderful breed journal ads & for
inclusion of The Secret Pardon in a publication now
seen globally, The Stallion Journal. From its
inception in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 &
2016, The Secret Pardon has been featured with
the prestigious collection of stallions of The
The Stallion Journal.com is available both online &
via a beautifully done and bound hardcopy
version-the perfect coffee table accessory for
horse lovers-& a must see, for online breeders
looking for Top AQHA, Paint, Palomino, Appaloosa
& other Halter, Pleasure & Performance Stallions.
Now, Kelly has taken her talents and the beauty of
these stallions to create a wonderful 2017
Calendar, featuring top Appaloosa, AQHA, Paint,
|Don't let another breeding season slide by without getting your
mare bred with your dream foal! Call GUMZ FARMS at 270-389-0887
The state of the art facilities provided benefit those breeding to the
Stallions on the impressive Stallion Roster of Gumz Farms. Mare owners
can rest assured that each sample is tested for quality prior to cooling
& shipping. Gumz Farms has a varied roster of Champions & Services
offered for mare & stallion owners which can be reviewed in detail by
visiting their website, via clicking the logo above, or by clicking the
link above or using the site below-
|Watch "Diesel" strut his spots enjoying the brisk air of the
day at Gumz Farms, in Morgansfield, KY, where he stands.