A few words about Autumn's Stables
Autumn's Stables (EdA for Écurie d'Automne in french) was owned and managed by Jessica Lauzon and Maxime Auclair, two young and dynamic breeders who live in the Northern part of the beautiful Laurentians (Province of Quebec, Canada). Their breeding operation was located since 2006 on a small private farm, that they have built by themselves, with lots of love and patience. EdA offered one to three foals each year, sired by some of the best german stallions, and out of carefully selected broodmares. Since its beginning, and until the end, EdA has gained and held a solid reputation of quality and integrity in the community. EdA has excellent references, from clients throughout North America, and its commitment was to produce young horses perfectly suited mainly for the english discipline of Dressage, but also once in a while, for Hunter, Jumper and Eventing. EdA aimed to produce solid horse citizens, with above average gaits, conformation, aptitudes for the sport and over all, blessed with great temperament and rideability.
Autumn's Stables (EdA), was first and foremost a breeding farm of German Hanoverian and German Oldenburg sport horses. In our beginning, we have also done business with the ISR Oldenburg NA and the American Holsteiner Horse Association. But since 2010, and up to our retirement, we registered our foals exclusively with one or the other of the two main German registries: the Hanoverian Verband or the Oldenburg Verband. So we were able to offer you the best, without any compromise. Of course, if one of our clients wished to register the foal he just bought with another registry, we did our best to fulfill his request. Our decision to register exclusively with the Oldenburg Verband and the Hanoverian Verband has been made because of the strict approval criterias and registration rules they enforce, as well as the high standards they represent. If we want to use bloodlines from Germany, we must have our mares inspected by German registries with German criterias and ways of scoring, and use stallions that have been approved by their strict rules and criterias of quality. Only then, we can pretend to offer you the same quality that you would find overseas.
The last four years confirmed the excellent reputation of Autumn's Stables (EdA), with the sale of all our foals either in utero, or before they were weaned, some of them being custom foals. We are thankful to our clients for their trust, and we wish them all the joy in the world with their EdA baby.
Autumn's Stables philosophy
Autumn's Stables (EdA) was not only a breeding farm. It was a way of thinking. At Autumn's Stables, the broodmares lived an easy life, in small groups. They were taken care daily, had their own blankets collection adapted to the weather and they benefited from strict vaccine, deworming and farrier schedules. They were monitored with a closed-circuit camera system when it was foaling season. Boxstalls were large, rubber matted for comfort, bedded with straws or shavings - cleaned at least two times a day when the mares were in - and equipped with fans for the warmer summer days. Our broodmares were taken in for the day in summer, and for the night in winter. Paddocks were well taken care of and fences were solid and safe, just as shelters. Foals were regularly handled, in a kind but professionnal way, inspired by ethological principles when needed. They were leaving our farm with a solid basic education, in order for them to become well mannered athletes. Deworming was done monthly until they were one year old, and feets were trimmed each 4 to 6 weeks. Registered the year they were born, they all came with DNA parentage verification and branding or microchipping, depending on the registry.
We never sold a foal or a horse to a client without believing that said foal or horse would fit his expectations and needs. We will always welcome back a foal (even if he is grown up) that was born at our farm, that would be in need of a home. We'll always help owners of foals born at our farm in the rehoming or sale of their horse, if they have to part with him. We've always depicted the strenghts and the weaknesses of our broodmares, and gave our fair advice about the sportive potential of our homebreds. Our goal always was that each foal we sold be the dream-came-true of their owner.
Our website - Overview
Autumn's Stables (EdA) website is the constant work-in-progress of Jessica, who self-taughed (with the priceless help of Katy!!) the basic of how to put up together a website. The result is a charming, easy to surf website, who gives you updated and abundant informations about our mares, foals and services. Up until 2016 (when we retired from breeding), the website was frequently refreshed with new pictures and informations, as often as several times a month. Once in a while, Jessica will take over the conception of other breeders and small businesses websites. If you like what you see here, contact us, maybe we'll be able to help you have a window on the web!
Jessica & Maxime, proud (retired) breeders from Quebec. Enjoy your visit!
Jessica, co-owner of Autumn's Stables (EdA), has been a member of the Breeding Board of the Quebec Equestrian Federation from 2011 up until its dismantling in 2014 when the QEF and other equestrian and horses related organisms merged together. She also assumed its presidence between October 2013 and October 2014. From 2011 to 2016, she was a "Quebec Equestrian Federation recognized breeder" wich means that she sticked to a strict ethical code, by the way she took care of her broodmares and foals, the ethics she respected in her breeding choices and the good customer service she provided. Jessica was also an active member of the Hanoverian Verband, the Canadian Hanoverian Society and the Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society (GOV). Between 2008 and 2014, her and her husband Maxime hosted or co-hosted the annual inspection of the Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society (GOV) held in the Province of Quebec, where around twenty mares and foals gathered together for mare breeding approval and foal registration each year.