Gitana SF
Generoso XXXIII x Cantarera VI
Date of Birth: May 5, 2005
Codigo: 7240020124MX609

This dynamic black mare, Gitana SF, arrived at Ketcham Ranch from Mexico in late 2011. Her sire, the true black dressage star Generoso XXXIII, though not qualified himself, has six qualified sons and daughters, among them a full sister to Gitana.  Gitana was bred by the renown Yeguada San Francisco and arrived pregnant to one of the most well respected PRE stallions, Armas Tarugo, an imported ANCCE Qualified bay stallion and  the premiere breeding stallion at Yeguada San Francisco. Gitana SF  carries the prestigious Marin Garcia bloodlines, known for functional strength and competitive dressage talent, and she has taken her place as a unique compliment to the Ketcham brood band. Gitana has produced elegant, correct foals with powerful gaits like Ferrosa KR (by Faralay II).


GItana is offered for sale as a broodmare, and is currently in foal.  Please check our sales page for details on this incredible breeding package.

We believe that the strength of any breeding program lies in its foundation: the broodmare band.

With this in mind, we have carefully selected our foundation mares without compromise.


Our mares all have strong dam lines and well recognized sires known to produce superior offspring.  Most of them are champions or have produced champions for us.  They have been selected for powerful, straight movement, excellent conformation, and above all, generous temperaments. 

We generally start all of our mares under saddle to assess their character and willingness to work. This gives us a good idea of the trainability they will transmit to their offspring and it prepares them for the future ahead, whether it be training for the show ring or pleasure riding.


 The Mares

Divina LXXV 
Ebanisto x Gamera
Date of Birth: Jan 2, 2002

Codigo: 190101002307562


Divina LXXV is a breathtakingly beautiful 2002 mare with dazzling movement, a strong pedigree, and a show mare personality.  She was bred by Yeguada Villa Mazzara outside of Barcelona, SPAIN, where she was shown successfully as a two year old. Shortly after her arrival to the US in 2006, she won Best Movement in her class as a three year old at Celebration in Las Vegas and she was started under saddle shortly thereafter. She has given us a number of outstanding foals who have inherited her extreme athleticism, including the celebrated mare America KR (Qualified).

Omega KR
Gaucho III x Orquidea JIM
Date of Birth: April 30, 2004
Codigo: 7240020124US490

Omega KR, our first daughter of Gaucho III, stands a solid 15'2hh and she has the classical round and solid mare frame from her dam,  Melodia II.  Melodia II, part of a gold medal winning cobra at SICAB, has produced a number of superior offspring and Omega seems to have inherited her body structure and beautiful topine from this lineage. From her sire, she exhibits that strong push from behind that makes her and her foals so exciting. When she is not pregnant, she is our favorite family riding horse on account of her generous, willing disposition and her comfortable, rhythmic,  ground covering gaits.

Omega has proven to be an excellent match with Faralay. Their first of a number of excellent foals together, Aurora KR, has really shined in the show ring, earning very good scores in morphology and movement under ANCCE judges, winning the USPRE high point award for USDF DSHB Young Horse (dressage suitability in hand) and earning the title Reserve National Champion Filly at the IALHA National Show in 2011.   In 2013, under the guidance of her owner/trainer, Nick Phillips, Aurora and her rider Lehua Custer made history at the Feria del Caballo Español, scoring high point  PRE. For the complete story,click here.  For the complete story,
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Gioconda XII
Ebanisto x Galuza
Date of Birth: Feb 11, 2006
Codigo: 724015060102663

Gioconda is a lovely and substantial mare with powerful movement, a strong pedigree, and a gentle, confident personality which she reliably passes on to her offspring. She was bred by Yeguada Villa Mazzara outside of Barcelona, SPAIN, and she is the full sister of our foundation stallion, Faralay II. Standing an impressive 16'2hh, she has a regal presence that is hard to resist. She was shown successfully as a three year old, and has been producing gorgeous, show quality foals for us since then.

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 Marsielle AK
Denali AK  x Fresca XI
Date of Birth: April 12 , 2013
Codigo: 7240151304EU590

Marsielle AK is slated to become a future producer for Ketcham Ranch.  Acquired as a youngster,  we have thoroughly enjoyed watching her develop into what promises to be an outstanding young mare.  She has the strength and structure we seek in a top-notch broodmare and the inquisitive, people-oriented personality we love to see in our horses.  At the tender age of 2, she earned her first Best Movement award by unanimous agreed decision of the judges in her very competitive class at the Feria del Caballo Espanol. 

Marsielle's brilliance is predicted by her outstanding pedigree, which features many highly decorated Spanish studs:  Lovera, Bohorquez, Granda, Maipe, Nobleza del Guadiana and Boloix.  There are many luminaries in her lineage, among them the notable imported stallions Competidor XIII and Ingrato X.   Her foundations also include Albero II, one of the most prolific producers of dressage movement, as well as Cazador IX and Tamarindo IV. 


As she is heterozygous for grey and able to produce bay, black or chestnut, we look forward to a rainbow of impressive foals from her over the course of the next few years.  We plan to breed her with Faralay in 2016.


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Electra CVIII
Ebanisto x Gamera
Date of Birth: June 11, 2003
Codigo: 190101002407004


Electra CVIII, another one of our superstar mares from Villa Mazzara, SPAIN, is a solid bay 16'1hh mare. She is correct, athletic and elegant in the extreme. She was imported pregnant to the ANCCE Qualified stallion Kefren in 2009. Prior to foaling, she was successfully shown at both ANCCE and IALHA shows, winning Champion Senior Mare at the IALHA Regional Championships in California.

Like her full sister, Divina LXXV, Electra combines the highly prized Guardiola heritage through her sire Ebanisto, with the functional strength of the Yeguada Militar stallions Agente and Maluso through Lebrijano III, Islero and Talisman on her dam's side.

Electra has produced tall, elegant fillies for us from Kefren (Qualified), Gaucho III (Qualified),  Farruco LXXXIII (Qualified),  and Romerito II, and a colt from Romerito II.   All have inherited the strong breed type,  suspension,  strength of movement and beauty to be successful in the breed ring or under saddle in dressage competition.