Raised into the business and very hands on, Arika Everatt-Meeuse knows that you don’t just breed a mare to a stallion and hope for the best. Arika has been doing the matings for the Shannondoe Farm broodmare band for over 20 years now and has mated a long and growing list of top runners. Grade 2 winner Conquest Daddyo, a $150,000 yearling and a $350,000 juvenile, is among the recent stakes winners bred by Shannondoe Farm along with Classic & Graded winner Caren (by Society’s Chairman).
Arika makes it a point to see as many new stallions as possible every year and constantly revisits veteran stallions. She also pays close attention to weanlings and yearlings at the sales to familiarize herself with the traits a stallion will throw and if he tends to stamp his offspring.
With this extensive knowledge base of available stallions in mind, Arika then takes into account the mare’s strengths and weaknesses. Along with individual conformation, pedigree analysis and nicking are also part of Arika’s matings due diligence.
Arika developed AEM Bloodstock and works directly with stud farms all over North America, as well as other agents, to find the best fees possible each breeding season. She is also a partner in Southpoint Sales with veteran Kentucky bloodstock agent Mike Recio.
To contact Arika for bloodstock purchase/sale advice or to consult with Arika on your matings, plan please call or email: