Stopek Stables is proud to welcome "Prelude" to the United States!


Photos above by Leslie Heemsbergen      

1993 16.2 Hh Dark Bay Imported Approved Trakehner Stallion

Prelude is the only active approved Trakehner son of Mozart in the world today! 

Prelude has been listed on the American Trakehner Association's "Most Popular Stallions" list 2005-2012.  (Every year since owned by Karen Stopek). 

In 2011, only 2 ATA approved Trakehner stallions bred more mares than Prelude, making him the third most popular Trakehner stallion in North America!

Prelude's foals are ATA Champion Hunter Breeding Horses of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010!

Prelude is the Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association's 2008 High Point Trakehner!

Prelude is NOT a carrier of SCIDS, LFS, or CA. 

Prelude is pictured above tying for 1st place in the Jumper Stakes at the 2007 ATA Convention over the 5'3" wall.  He was ridden by Jeff White of Whitehorse Farms, Prosper, TX.  Photo by Pam Norton. Click below to see the video.

Click above to see some Prelude babies.

Photos by Richard J. Hildreth

Ridden by Heather Huntoon (above) at his first dressage show in the US!

To view Prelude's performance record, click here.

Prelude's first US foal crop arrived in 2006:


To see more pictures of Prelude's foals, click here

Photo by Richard J. Hildreth


 Breeding Fee: $1,250. (Includes $250 Booking Fee). 

Fresh, cooled semen available to USA and Canada via FedEx Monday through Friday. 

$150 per shipment + $100 per collection in US. 

$350 per shipment + $100 per collection for Canada.

Please order semen by 6:00pm CST the day before you would like your shipment sent to avoid an additional $100 same day shipment fee. 

Prelude's semen is excellent quality and ships well.

*Now also offering frozen semen!  $400/dose 

Plus shipping. No live foal guarantee.* 

For your convenience, we accept Pay Pal.  You may pay for lessons, training, stud fees, or even the purchase of a horse by using either your credit card, debit card or checking account through PayPal.  If you intend to make a purchase through PayPal, please send it to  Karen can be reached for questions concerning breeding to Prelude at 515-988-2700.

Prelude's Pedigree:

Prelude's sire MOZART was the Reserve Champion of the 1975 Neumunster approvals and second out of 34 at his 100 Day Test at Klosterhof Medingen.  He had a very successful FEI dressage career.  Mozart was approved by the Dutch Warmbloods as an improvement sire and was a three time Dutch Champion while at Berkenhoeve in Holland.  He sired three approved ATA sons.

Prelude's dam sire CONDUS was the number one sire of money winning dressage horses within the Trakehner breed in Germany in 1980 and 1981.  He sired four approved sons and produced Grand Prix Dressage Champions including LEONIDAS owned by Hilda Gurney and CHRYSOS, a Pan Am Silver Medalist in Dressage.  Condus is sired by the Anglo-Arabian RAMZES, also known as the "Century Sire".  Ramzes' sons REMUS and MARIANO won Olympic medals in Dressage and his son ROBIN won Olympic Gold in Show Jumping for Germany.  The Olympic gold medal winner REMBRANDT, ridden by Nicole Uphoff in Dressage, is a descendant of Ramzes through his Westfalian lines.  And one of the most famous Holsteiner jumpers of all time, RAMIRO, calls Ramzes his grandsire.  Prelude's second damsire is COKTAIL, sire of Grand Prix Dressage stallion MARTINI.  Coktail is sired by HABICHT, who also sired WINDFALL II, Olympic bronze medal winner in Eventing in 2004. 

To view Prelude's Pedigree, click here.


Stopek Stables is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the ATA Convention and Inspection for the sixth year in a row! 

Prelude and Karen are pictured above at the 2006 ATA Convention in Columbus, Ohio.  For more pictures of the 2006 ATA Convention, click here.

Prelude's photo was featured on the cover of the 2006 ATA Calendar (above).

Prelude enjoying a Sunday afternoon (below):


Karen Stopek hosted an Inspection for the American Trakehner Association on June 30, 2012.  Our very own UMA by Prelude was approved and won the high scoring mare ribbon!  RAVVIVONDO by Prelude was bred by Karen Stopek and is now owned by Hannah Kettler.  She was also approved and won the reserve high scoring mare ribbon!

American Trakehner Association

-Prelude is fully approved for breeding by the ATA.  All of his foals are eligible for ATA registration either as a purebred or part bred Trakehner  (depending upon your mare). 

Canadian Trakehner Horse Society

-Prelude is approved by the CTHS.  Stopek Stables offers fresh cooled semen shipments to Canada and throughout the USA.

Canadian Sport Horse Association

-Prelude is also approved by the CSHA.  Stopek Stables offers fresh cooled semen shipments to Canada and throughout the USA.

Rheinland Pfalz-sarr International

-Prelude foals out of an RPSI approved mare are eligible for registration with RPSI.

American Warmblood Society

-Prelude's foals are eligible for registration with the AWS (all AWS foals must be inspected before registration).

Sporthorse Nationals Payback Program

-Attention Arabian Mare Owners:  Prelude is nominated to the Sporthorse Nationals Payback Program.  Win your share of over $40,000 in Prize Money with your Prelude foal!

Performance Horse Registry

-Prelude's foals are eligible for registration with PHR and to compete for money and awards in the Silver Stirrup Awards program.

United States Equestrian Federation

- Prelude By Mozart is lifetime registered with USEF.

United States Dressage Federation

- Prelude By Mozart is lifetime registered with USDF.

We currently have openings for one or two more stallions.  We will take care of managing, breeding and marketing your Sporthorse or Sportpony stallion.  Karen has years of experience breeding and collecting stallions, preparing semen for shipment, artificially inseminating mares, and foaling out mares.  Our facility was designed with breeding and raising foals as its main focus.  Karen is also successful in marketing stallions.  Prelude was virtually unknown in the US when she purchased him, and in 2011, he became the #3 most popular Trakehner stallion in North America!


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This page last updated on January 19, 2014