São Paulo, Brazil – World-class knowledge and expertise, and state-of-the-art technology, Genetic Jump offers advanced equine reproductive services to sport horse breeders on a global scale.
Located at the Santa Maria stud farm, west of São Paulo, Genetic Jump’s well-published doctors of veterinary medicine combine 35 years in equine reproduction – Dr. Mário Duarte specializing in ultrasonography and fetal sexing, while his wife, Dr. Marilia Duarte achieves excellent results in artificial insemination and embryo transfer.
Their facilities offer over 300 acres of mixed pastureland, four barns accommodating 44 loose boxes, as well as a 4,300 square foot clinic for embryo and semen collection, infirmary, pharmacy and quarantine stabling. Complimenting the Haras Santa Maria team are outstanding equine professionals, including nutritionists, farriers, grooms and trainers, as well as other clinical veterinarians, ensuring 24-hour first-class care for stallions, broodmares and foals. Five-star boarding is also offered for visiting stallions.
• Embryo Transfer: Modern technology enables the world’s top competition mares to fulfill a dual role in both sport and breeding, and the opportunity to produce more than one foal each year. It also guarantees the perpetuation of valuable genetics from sub-fertile mares, or those unable to carry normal full-term pregnancies. In addition, mare owners can avail themselves of the economic benefits by choosing to sell embryos from bloodlines of a buyer’s choice.
• Embryo Freezing: Using exclusive technology and special protocols for vitrification and freezing, Genetic Jump is achieving a reasonably high success rate with frozen embryos that uniquely adapts to servicing the international breeding seasons in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
• Artificial Insemination: While artificial insemination with fresh, cooled or frozen semen has become commonplace in today’s modern sport horse world, maintaining a quality herd of recipient mares that fulfill the requirements for surrogate motherhood requires suitable land and the economic viability that is often lacking in the major breeding regions of Europe and North America. Haras Santa Maria’s mare leasing scheme overcomes the issues with sufficient recipients available for long-distance synchronization.
Highlighting its first-class reputation, Genetic Jump is offering semen and embryos from many of the world’s most illustrious sport horse stallions that have become ambassadors for their respective studbooks: Baloubet du Rouet (Selle Français). Darco (Belgian Warmblood), Sandro Boy (Oldenburg), Canturo and Carolus II (Holsteiner), Forsyth (Hanoverian), Ustinov (KWPN), plus several sons of the current number one ranked stallion in the world, Quidam de Revel. Genetic Jump is also proud to announce that they are currently also standing several well-known stallions, including Quantum (Quidam de Revel x Cor de la Bryère) and Canturo (Cantus x Calando I), as well as the Quarter Horse stallion Royal Quick Dash – an All American Futurity winner and sire of a winner, with progeny earnings of more than US$16 million. Foals from similarly blue-blooded pedigrees are also available for sale from Genetic Jump from time to time.
For complete information, Genetic Jump has recently launched an international version of their website: