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February is the month of love and marks the official beginning to the 2020 breeding season. During this time, mare owners play matchmaker and search for the perfect cross to raise the next World Champion. This month’s Breeding Issue of GoMag, filled with the very best stallions in our industry, is here to help you find your ticket to the winner’s circle.

CLICK HERE to view the February Issue of GoMag

About the Cover

Leeman Farm of Massillon, Ohio, is featured on the cover of the February issue of GoMag. The farm is located on nearly 500 acres of gorgeous green pastures. Their complex consists of five buildings all under one roof, allowing easy access to the heated show barn, indoor arena, breeding barn, and broodmare barn.

In June of 2015, the Leeman family added the two legendary stallions, Invitation Only and Lazy Loper (Fritz Leeman pictured right with Lazy Loper), to their already impressive lineup of How Bout This Cowboy and Willy Be Invited. Last February, Invitation Only, the All-Time Leading Sire of Point Earners passed away at the age of 29. Invitation Only cemented his place in AQHA history, becoming the #1 AQHA All-Time Leading Sire of Point Earners as well as AQHA’s Leading Sire eight years in a row.

Lazy Loper, the 2005 AQHA World Champion in Junior Western Pleasure and AQHA Top Five Sire, has sired multiple AQHA and Congress champions, including One Lazy Investment, Lopin For A Chex and VS Flatline, just to name a few. The Leeman’s AQHA World Champion producing stallion, How Bout This Cowboy has also produced some outstanding offspring in recent years.

Fritz Leeman is the longtime owner and operator of Brewster Dairy, the largest manufacturer of Swiss cheese in the United States. Fritz and wife, Carole have been active in the horse industry for over 35 years and have watched their three children, and two of their grandchildren, Katsy and Kyle, grow up showing horses.

We talked to Katsy Leeman about some recent babies that were born and raised at the farm which have gone on to be outstanding show horses. The shortlist includes If Im Honest, How Do U Figer, How Bout At Midnight, Mito Been Me, Lazy Way Around, Cowboy Guns Blazing, and CowboyPutASpellOnMe.

“We’re never raising them to be the best show horse, necessarily; we’re raising them to be a part of someone’s family,” Katsy told us. ”It is always both a proud and humbling moment when a baby we’ve bred and raised goes on to be successful in the show pen with their new owners.”

Katsy talked about a few babies which stood out when they were born. “We had high hopes for How Bout At Midnight (pictured right), being both a part of How About This Cowboy’s first foal crop and OnlyGoodTilMidnights’ first foal. He turned out great minded, trainable, and had a great self-carriage and look to him. He went on to win the Congress and AQHA World Show in the Two-Year-Old Western Pleasure.”

Katsy adds, “We also thought How Do U Figer (Monica) was pretty special when she hit the ground. You could always pick her out instantly in the field, regardless if she were standing still, but especially if she was loping around.” (pictured left)

Even at a few days old, the family was adamant about keeping her and sending her out to Kathie Kennedy to promote as a longe liner. Soon after, Susan and Stanley Scott were quick to approach them at the Tom Powers on the possibility of buying her. “It turned out to be a great decision on both parties as Monica won classes starting the next day and at following shows, ending at the Congress as the high seller,” Katsy shares. (pictured below right)

Her dam, Go Figer is the all-time leading NSBA money earner for longe liners, and How Do U Figer now sits second. “We are super proud to own her dam as well as raise her daughter to become a champion.”

If you’d like more information about breeding to one of Leeman Farm’s amazing stallions, please contact Breeding Manager Lauren Erk for more information at 330-844-0303 or email her at leemanfarm@aol.com.

CLICK HERE to view the February Issue of GoMag

The deadline for the March Spring Shows Issue of GoMag is Friday, February 28th. To reserve your space, call or text Suzannah Fuhrman, GoHorseShow’s Co-founder and Executive Vice President at 214-449-8716 or email her at Suzannah@GoHorseShow.com. She will be happy to answer any of your questions and can help design an advertising package to fit your needs and budget perfectly. GoHorseShow…Where The Winners Go.

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