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Vanzi Bars N Stripes

Vanzi Bars N Stripes - AQHA Quarter Horse Gulla Homozygous Dun Stallion

AQHA Quarter Horse Stallion
2016 Smoky Grulla
15.3 ½ hands

Hollywood Glo Cody (Reining) x Surely Pandora (Halter)

D/D Homozygous Dun, a/a Non-Agouti Homozygous
E/e Red and Black Carrier, Cr/cr Heterozygous Cream Dilute

Vanzi is a sweet and sensitive guy who stands at nearly 16 hands tall. He is affectionate in disposition and easy to work with for his age. Under saddle he has a non-bouncy trot and is able to rate between a velvet smooth slow jog to a forward impulsive and elastic trot. He has a rocking horse canter that is well balanced.

Vanzi began his breeding career in 2020 where he sired a grulla Percheron x QH colt (Magneto) in 2021. In 2022 he sired a red dun Arabian x QH filly (Merida) and in 2023 he sired River (Percheron x QH filly, full sibling to Magneto) and Dalwhinnie (APHA filly). All offspring reside at the Painted Bar Stables. For the 2024 foaling season we are expecting an Percheron Paint x AQHA foal.

Thus far Vanzi has consistently thrown his height and body type with all of his foals having his sloping shoulder, ideal topline shape and a well endowed hindquarters.

While you can't "ride color" it never hurts to have a horse with a good brain that also is pretty to look at! Vanzi is homozygous for dun so he will pass off his stripes to every one of his foals. He also carries the cream gene meaning he can make dilute foals as well.

What this means is that crossed off of any color (except gray, which is dominant) the foal will always carry the dun genetics that cause primitive markings such as the dorsal stripe, leg bars, shoulder bars and a dun dilution. There is a 50% chance that the foal may also be a cream dilute (palomino, buckskin, smoky black).

Below are examples of color expectations based on the color of your mare:

Black Mare
(Homozygous Black)

50% Grullo 
50% Smoky Grullo

Bay Mare
(Homozygous Black & Agouti)

50% Bay Dun
50% Buckskin Dun

Chestnut / Sorrel Mare
(Homozygous Red & Non-Agouti)

25% Grullo
25% Smoky Grullo
25% Red Dun
25% Palomino Dun

Black Mare
(Heterozygous Red Carrier)

37.5% Grullo
37.5% Smoky Grullo
12.5% Red Dun
12.5% Palomino Dun

Bay Mare
(Heterozygous Red Carrier &
Heterozygous Agouti)

18.75% Bay Dun
18.75% Buckskin Dun
18.75% Grullo
18.75% Smoky Grullo
12.5% Red Dun
12.5% Palomino Dun

Chestnut/ Sorrel Mare
(Homozygous Red &
Heterozygous Agouti Carrier)

25% Red Dun
25% Palomino Dun
12.5% Bay Dun
12.5% Buckskin Dun
12.5% Grullo
12.5% Smoky Grullo 

You may also download the breeding contract.

We now welcome maiden mares for live cover.

2024 AI Cooled Semen Shipment status pending.

We hope to offer AI and shipped semen in the future for maiden mares and those who prefer, however Cornell University (our collection site) is waiting for their stud facility to reopen. Anticipated reopening in June 2024.

Vanzi Bars N Stripes Registration Certificate

Fee Schedule for Stud Service


Stud Fee for 2024

2024 Stud Fee
Non-Refundable Booking Fee of $150 Included


Mare Care Board for Live Cover
Board includes twice daily feeding of your provided grain, unlimited hay, box stall overnight and daytime turnout. Additional or Specific Grain must be provided by owner.
We require a 2 week MINIMUM residency for live cover breeding. If your mare is bred early, we will call for pickup and prorate board.

Mare Care for breeding mares

$175 per week with box stall and turnout

Mare Care with foals at side
$300 per week with box stall and private turnout
Veterinary Fees    
Ultrasound Exam by Veterinarian   $150
Veterinarian & Farrier Holding Fee
$45 per hour to make/attend call + provider fees


Potential availability starting in June 2024.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

AI Cooled Semen Shipping
Collected at Cornell University and shipped via FedEx



At Cost of Collection, payable to Cornell University
At Cost of Shipping, payable to FedEx
Est. cost $350 for collection and $100 for shipping


Liability Fee for Unrully Live Cover Mare
Liability fee is only charged in the case that the mare behaves agressively during first attempt for live cover. Owners will be contacted immediately in this case and given the option to pay liability fee or switch from Live Cover to Artificial Insemination.
If you have any concerns about your mare please email Alyssa at [email protected] for our definitions of agresssion towards handlers or stallion.

  $100 flat fee

Full Care Breeding Package: $1370
Stud Fee, $150 Booking Fee, Three Weeks Board,
14 day Veterinary Ultrasound Pregnancy and Twin Check
10% off!! Value of $1520


2024 Live Cover Availability

Below are the availabilities we have for the 2024 season. During each month we can only offer live cover breeding services to a distinct number of mares. If a mare is booked during a specific month it is up to the mare owner to ensure that they monitor their mare's heat cycle and bring her to our stables for breeding during the reserved month.

If a mare does not settle into pregnancy during her reserved month, the mare may return for re-breeding during the next availability on our schedule. There is no guarantee that there will be availability the following month.


2/2 Availabilities
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2/2 Availabilities


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Previous Foals


Arabian x Quarter Horse
Tobiano Red Dun


Percheron x Quarter Horse
RiverRiver Foal Photo


Arabian x Quarter Horse
Red Dun
Merida foal photoXena and Merida running


Percheron x Quarter Horse
Red Dun
Magneto Percheron QH GrullaMagneto foal photo

Vanzi over the Years


Vanzi and Stallion Manager, Alyssa Anway playing around.
Alyssa Anway, Stallion Manager, riding Vanzi Bars N Stripes


Vanzi riding in the arena during a lesson with a mixed sex group of horses.
Vanzi riding in arena with mixed sex group of horses


Vanzi being led across a bridge at one of our student's homes.
Vanzi Bars N Stripes Grulla Stallion


Vanzi hitting the being ponyed by another horse.
No photo description available.


Vanzi sleeping and snuggling in his stall as a yearling.
Vanzi Bars N Stripes Sleeping


Vanzi as a foal in Wisconsin

Vanzi as a Foal


Vanzi as a newborn




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