Breeders of World Caliber Appaloosas of Quality, Color & Class since 1979
Laurie Rylander, 676 Harwich Road, PO Box 1797, Brewster, (Cape Cod) MA, USA 02631
Farm/house ph: 508.896.6021
FAX: 508.896.2013, Cell-James-508.237.6609, cell-Laurie-774-353-6813
Home & Birthplace of World & National Champion Appaloosas
Sire: The Secret, ApHC
Multiple World & National Champion Sire
Lifetime Production Achievement Recipient

Dam: Pardon Me Poise, ApHC (passed in 2012)
Multiple World & National Champion Producer
Production Plaque Recipient
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Sweetwater Farms
676 Harwich Rd.
Brewster, Cape Cod, MA 02631
FAX: 508.896.2013
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Appaloosas of Quality, Color & Class since 1979
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Adding to the obvious desirability of THE SECRET PARDON as a breeding stallion is his HYPP
N/N status.  

Some owners and breeders appear to have grown complacent about the HYPP issue, while
others, new to our breed are uninformed, or misinformed, and despite proven, scientific
evidence about the long-term, negative effects breeding horses known to carry the dominant,
defective HYPP gene will continue to have on the Appaloosa gene pool-and the future of the
Appaloosa, not to mention the quality of life many individual horses positive for the HYPP
gene may never enjoy.  

Although some make light of HYPP, not all successful breeders and winning competitors take
the life-long effects HYPP has on horses with nonchalance, and have been purposefully
seeking to breed horses free of the defective HYPP gene for some time now.

Many progressive Halter Breeders, with the backing of the Equine Veterinary Community, are
currently committed to seeking HYPP N/N stallion to use, since the only known method of
ridding horses of HYPP, is by breeding the faulty gene, identified as the cause what we refer
to as HYPP, out naturally. The responsible breeding of crosses most likely to produce
offspring who will not, or cannot possess this dominant gene along is the only known method
which has proven to be effective for eradicating the gene in all breeds, including the
Appaloosa, known to possess HYPP.

THE SECRET PARDON is among an elite small group of stallions who are HYPP N/N, yet have
also won National & World Championships.

Because "Diesel" does not possess the HYPP gene he cannot pass along the gene for HYPP
along to his foals.

80% color produced from "Diesel's" first 3 foal crops! (2011, 2012, 2013- to date)


SIRE of:
Point Earners, Class winners,
Grand Champions
Reserve Grand Champions
Top 5 National Championships
World Championship Qualifiers, including 2014 Qualifier

When we had to raise our stud fee in 2013, a $7,500 Cash Breeding Incentive was
implemented for foals sired by The Secret Pardon, from 2013 breedings purchased at the
2013 fee of $1,000. Payouts are $5,000.00 to the first eligible foal to win 2014 Weanling
World Champion, with $2,500.00 for the first eligible foal to win 2014 Weanling Reserve
World Champion.

If no eligible foals Cash Payouts from The Secret Pardon's 2013 Breeding Incentive as
Weanlings at the 2014 World Championships, eligible 2014 foals can compete for Breeding
Incentive Payouts as Yearlings, at the 2015 Nationals and the 2015 World Championships.

More information explaining all the rules of the 2013 $7,500 Cash Breeding Incentive is
explained in detail by clicking on the page to be uploaded soon, with other pages, including
our Sales page, also scheduled to be uploaded.

THE SECRET PARDON is HYPP N/N, a still fairly uncommon attribute among the elite National &
World Champion Appaloosa Halter stallions, although the failure of any horse to test as HYPP N/N
proves the horse carries a dominant, defective gene which causes painful and occasionally lethal
symptoms, which unless bred to horses who are HYPP N/N, will be passed the defective gene onto
its offspring.

However, now more than ever, HYPP N/N stallions of Quality have become highly sought after by
progressive breeders seeking to breed foals with physical and genetic soundness.  By doing so,
this will help permanently eradicate HYPP and the heartaches associated with it, via the only
method proven to work-which is by naturally breeding the flawed gene out of all breeds with
specific AQHA genes in their lineage.

Because The Secret Pardon does not carry the dominant, positive gene for HYPP, he cannot pass
it along to his off-spring. This is a definite bonus for breeders of halter horses, and horses of all
other disciplines who carry the offending AQHA genes.

The Secret Pardon possesses a rare, proven, one of a kind pedigree of halter royalty.

Both, "Diesel's" Sire, The Secret, and his Dam, Pardon Me Poise, who passed in 2012, are
renowned producers of multiple World & National Champions, and recipients of Lifetime
Achievement Awards, earned and awarded based on their successful production records as the
Sire and Dam of Multiple World and National Champions, including The Secret Pardon.
We appreciate all who elected to breed to The Secret Pardon, despite the economy. To
show our sincere appreciation to these mare owners, and to help encourage more people
to breed their mares, a $,7500 Cash Breeding Incentive has been established, with
payouts for 2014 foals sired by THE SECRET PARDON, resulting from 2013 breedings at
the posted fee of $1,000.  We hope other stallion owners will join us in trying to increase
the numbers of horses shown, and in doing so stimulate Halter entries.

"At The In Gate"  Sweetwater Farms' Show Shop provides an in-stock inventory of
quality show apparel & tack, geared to meet the various needs and budgets of today's
competitors. From those who show locally, to competitors on the Regional Circuits,
and the National & World Championships, we've got you covered, with prices set
accordingly! Whether selecting a head to toe signature show ensemble for the season,
or updating an old favorite, via re-creating pieces from an existing wardrobe-we've
got what you need. Purchases can still be made before our online store, currently in
the process of being readied for this show season, is uploaded-with a simple phone

Also featured is The Silver Stirrup Studio,  a one stop shop and online venue, to
satisfy the needs of Model Horse enthusiasts, looking to purchase excellence in
models and tack, with beautiful resins available by more than one artist, with prices
which can suit most budgets, and time payments to previous buyers also available.  
Model horse collecting and showing is a wonderful hobby to pursue.  We've combined
decades of experience obtained while showing and breeding Appaloosas, and years of
studying model horses, and the rules which govern their shows, to create a store to
accommodate model collectors seeking to purchase show quality equine models, and
the many components used to suitably display model horses competitively.  Featured
are a variety of beautiful painted, and unpainted artist's resins, featuring horses on
the move, posed for show, and more; OOAK CM'd resins and models; a wide range of
factory and customized Breyer and Peter Stone models; and plenty of suitably sized
tack and props. All are in stock and ready to bring the winning touches to your model
entries and displays-whether for enjoying on the mantel, gift giving or for
competitively participating in Model Horse Shows- an enjoyable endeavor to say the
Custom Equine Portraiture, in a variety of mediums, by CCAG Juried, Award Winning
Equine Artisan, Laurie Rylander, DVM, with some stock work available on a limited
basis. Portraiture in varied roster of mediums is available by commission.
                      The Secret Pardon's 2014 Stud Fee is $1,000 and he stands at Char-O-Lot Ranch.

The Secret Pardon, or "DIESEL" as we call him, stands at Char-O-Lot Ranch, in Myakka City, FL., USA, under the
capable, expert guidance of Sue Schembri, Stallion & Breeding Manager of Char-O-Lot Ranch, which Sue and her
family own.

Mare owners in the USA can breed to The Secret Pardon via the use of Cooled Shipped Semen so mares do not have to
travel.  However, Char-O-Lot Ranch provides the useful service of breeding mares at their farm using AI, and decades
of hand-on experience, with on-farm ultrasound, prompt results to blood work if needed, monitoring of
progesterone, other hormonal levels and of evidence of contagions.

With mares cultured, and treated until they are clean, even problem mares can be under optimal conditions to
become pregnant, and hold the pregnancy until re-confirmed at 45 days.  This can be especially productive choice for
mares who may require constant monitoring, via blood tests and ultrasound, prior to and after breeding and is one of
the many services Char-O-Lot Ranch offers to mare owners and those interested in Appaloosa show horses.  To book
a breeding to The Secret Pardon contact  
Sue Schembri, Stallion Manager, or Laurie Rylander, Stallion Owner.
Sweetwater Farms offers World Class Appaloosa Horses bred, and raised spefically
to excel in a variety of competitive events. In addition to our horses, stallion
services, schooling, and boarding, Sweetwater Farms also provides today's
competitors with all that'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 tack
and apparel, we've got you covered!
HYPP N/N, 2008 Appaloosa Stallion
3-X Medallion Earner, 5-X National Champion & Res. National Champion
Sire of Color, Weanling Futurity Champion & Reserve Champion, Point
Earners, Class Winners, Grand Champion & Reserve Grand, World
Qualifiers 2013 & 2014
80% color first 3 foal crops (2011, 2012, 2013)*
Sire of:   
Regional Weanling Futurity Champion, Filly, (ME)
Regional Reserve Weanling Futurity Champion, Colt, (LA)
National Championships Top Five Yearling Colts
Regional Class Winners, Point Earners, Grand & Reserve Grand Champions
2014 STUD FEE: $1,000. USD*
(See about consideration for Private Treaty Stud Fee below)

For Breeding Contracts to The Secret Pardon please
contact Sue Schembri, Stallion & Breeding Manager, via email by
Stallion Manager-The Secret Pardon,
by cell
at: 941.322.1882 or direct email at

Mare owners on a global level can also breed to The Secret Pardon, via SBS affiliates using
Certified Frozen Semen, which is already overseas stored at an SBS affiliate.  

Please see the page about breeding wirh Frozen Semen, Presently, The Secret Pardon's Certified
Frozen Semen is stored with an SBS Affiliate in Australia where it is to be handled and dispensed
by the experts in the field of Frozen Equine Semen, as determined by SBS and approved by Laurie
Rylander, stallion owner.

Contact Laurie Rylander via  email, or by phone at 508-896-6021, for additional information
about The Secret Pardon's frozen semen, for frozen semen purchase contracts, and for
procedural protocols for using Frozen Semen, stored at an SBS affiliate.

We strongly urge all who are considering the use of Frozen Equine Semen to learn all they can about
what they are considering purchasing, how it is tested, frozen and correctly used, which is vastly
different from methods used to inseminate with Cooled Semen. The SBS (Select Breeders Service) web
site has a wealth of information on the topic in their online Library which is well worth reviewing.
Are you searching for an elite  HYPP N/N,
colored Appaloosa stallion,
proven as a  National Caliber Halter Stallion as
a 3 X Medallion Winner & a 5-X National Champion & Res. National Champion,
with a pedigree of proven Appaloosa Excellence?

If knowing combinations such as this can help provide
your foals with today's highly sought physical, genetic and color attributes,
The Secret Pardon is worth considering
as the breeding stallion of
your choice-for many informed reasons.

Your search might be over!

The Secret Pardon is proving himself as a
Sire of Color, Quality, Charisma, and Style.  He has sired Futurity Champions, Point
Earners, Class Winners, Grand Champions & World Championship Qualifiers.
Sweetwater Farms is an Appaloosa Horse Breeding
and Show farm,
owned by Laurie Rylander, and
established in 1979 for the purpose of breeding
showing Quality
Appaloosas with Talent, Color, and
, also Physically correct & Genetically Sound.  
Pleasure, Reining and Cutting  prospects for sale.
The stallion, The Secret Pardon, an HYPP N/N, 5 time
National Champion & Reserve Champion Halter
stallion is owned by Sweetwater Farms
, and is siring
foals & Grand Champions, via Cooled
Shipped Semen  in the USA with Frozen Shipped
available for overseas breeders.
Since 1979 at  Sweetwater Farms we have remained
dedicated to breeding quality Appaloosa Horses with
Color, Class, Charisma, and Physical Correctness and
Genetic Soundness.  
Sweetwater Farms is owned by
Laurie Rylander
, also owner of The Secret Pardon and
HYPP N/N Stallion with cooled and frozen semen
available via shipping.
 Appaloosas are for sale for all
sorts of events and levels of riders.  We offer
Appaloosas for sale from Show horses suited for
Halter, Pleasure, and Performance, to Ready to Show
Horses, National & World Champions, broodmares,
mares in foal, and trail horses.  The Secret Pardon, a
rare HYPP N/N, 5 X National Champion & Reserve
Champion Halter stallion is siring winning, colored
foals via Cooled Shipped Semen  in the USA, with
Shipped Frozen Semen available.
THE SECRET PARDON is a distinctive HYPP N/N, Appaloosa stallion. With a striking, vividly colored Appaloosa
coat pattern, a proven show record at the National level as a 5 time National Champion & Res. National
Champion Halter Stallion, and a one of a kind pedigree of Halter Royalty, The Secret Pardon has many positive
attributes to pass to his offspring, which many other World and National Champions do not.

Adding to The Secret Pardon's desirability as an Appaloosa Sire is his HYPP N/N genetic status, now a highly
sought after genetic attribute informed, responsible breeders seek to eradicate HYPP once and for all. The
Secret Pardon is one of a limited number of National and World Champion Halter Stallions who are HYPP N/N.
THE SECRET PARDON is an Appaloosa Breeders Trust stallion for 2013 and 2014.

The Secret Pardon is a producer of color, point earners, class winners, Grand Champions and Regional Futurity
Champions and Reserves.  The Secret Pardon is one of a limited number of National and World Champion Halter
Stallions who are HYPP N/N. THE SECRET PARDON is an Appaloosa Breeders Trust stallion for 2013 and 2014.

    THE SECRET PARDON meets the strict criteria for that of a top modern Halter Stallion and Sire, with exceptional style,
    quality, color, class and charisma-and he does not carry the defective HYPP gene, and therefor cannot pass it along to his
    get.  His HYPP N/N status, and pedigree of proven Halter royalty provides The Secret Pardon with many positive
    attributes, created with a solid foundation of proven Appaloosa excellence, to pass on to his foals.

    The Secret Pardon is especially desirable as an Appaloosa Sire worthy of breeding to because of his HYPP N/N genetic
    status, now highly sought after by informed, responsible breeders seeking to eradicate HYPP from their foals-once and
    for all, while adding positive attributes to the Appaloosa gene pool.

    Following a remarkable show career, THE SECRET PARDON is continuing forward as an elite, HYPP N/N Appaloosa stallion
    and sire.  As of this date, to the best of our knowledge, he's produced about 85% color with his first three foal crops,
    (2011, 2012 & 2013). With a limited breedings he has sired Class Winners, Point Earners, Grand Champions, Reserve Grand
    Champions, National Champion Top 5, and Regional Weanling Futurity Champions & Res.Champions.  

    A limited number of Private Treaty Stud Fees may be considered for 2014. World & National Champions, Producers of
    World & National Champions & Superior Halter horses, are among those which may qualify for PT stud fees.

At Sweetwater Farms, we personally believe breeding for HYPP N/N horses should be a high priority among
responsible, informed breeders-and it is with us.  Selectively breeding for HYPP negative horses is the only
known method proven to eradicate HYPP from all breeds known to be affected by it-Quarter Horses, Paints, the
North American Color Breeds-and the Appaloosa breed.  

We are pleased to be able to offer THE SECRET PARDON, an HYPP N/N, Appaloosa stallion of quality for
consideration as the stallion of your choice to breed to-for many of the reasons, not the least of which is
knowing that as an HYPP N/N stallion there is no chance of the HYPP defective gene being carried to your foal
from him.
NEGOTIATED for World or National
Champion Mares, Producers of World or
National Champions, and for Breeders of
Multiple Mares to be determined by the
Owner's Discretion.

Or contact us via email at or by the
farm/house phone at 508-896-6021 via FAX
at 508-896-2013 and you can usually
reach Jamie via his cell at 508-237-6609.
You may also text or phone Laurie at
774-353-6813. We are very busy on the
farm but are happy to reply to emails &
answer phone, text messages &
Messages sent through the Farm's
Facebook page.
Why might The Secret Pardon be uniquely qualified for
consideration as the distinctive
Appaloosa breeding stallion of your choice?
Special thanks to Kelly Barnes, and for a wonderful ads, and The
created by Kelly a few years ago & now a must have for breeders
looking for Top AQHA, Paint, Palomino, Appaloosa and other Halter, Pleasure &
Performance Stallions.
The Stallion Journal is a must have for anyone
considering breeding their mare to a Top Stallion.
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Sweetwater Farms
676 Harwich Rd.
Brewster, Cape Cod, MA 02631
FAX: 508.896.2013
The Secret Pardon is owned by Laurie Rylander, of Sweetwater Farms, Brewster, Cape Cod, MA.  Since
1979 Sweetwater Farms and our vision/mission has been that of specifically breeding competitive
Appaloosas of Quality, Class, Correctness, with Color and genetical and physical soundness. You are
cordially invited to visit Sweetwater Farms by appointment, and although our web site is currently under
construction, feel free to check our Face Book page via this link
 Sweetwater Farms Facebook Page   or
The Secret Pardon is owned by Laurie Rylander, of Sweetwater Farms, Brewster, Cape
Cod, MA. Since 1979 Sweetwater Farms and our vision/mission has been that of
breeding competitive
Quality Appaloosas with Class, Correctness, Color, Genetic and
Physical soundness. You are cordially invited to visit Sweetwater Farms by appointment,
and with our web site currently under construction, please feel free to check our Face
Book page via th
is link-
Sweetwater Farms and the HYPP N/N Appaloosa Stallion The Secret
Pardon are owned by Laurie Rylander.  Since 1979 Sweetwater Farms
has been dedicated to breeding Quality Appaloosa Horses with Color,
Charisma, Class,
with Physical and Genetic Soundness.  Appaloosas for
sale include show horses suited for
Halter, Pleasure, Reining and
Cutting  prospects
, and seasoned show horses, and broodmares in foal
for sale at Sweetwater.  The Secret Pardon, a rare HYPP N/N, 5 X
National Champion & Reserve Champion Halter stallion is siring winning,
colored foals via Cooled Shipped Semen  in the USA, with Shipped
Frozen Semen available.