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    Europe’s best bloodlines – Bred in the USA

    Breeding quality prospects to competition-proven winners

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    National excellence in training young horses and their riders.

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    Facility and Farm: where horses and nature always come first

Best of Europe – Bred in the USA

On 74 coastal acres near San Francisco, we breed, raise, and train jumping and dressage horses with pure German Verband-approved pedigrees and offer customized training for young horses and developing riders interested in young horse training experience.


Our breeding strategy is to marry a unique collection of performance-tested premium, elite, or states premium Verband approved mares with frozen semen from Europe’s best stallions to produce youngsters of extreme quality, athleticism, and rideability. Please browse our website for our current sales collection or our breeding pages to learn more about our mares, the stallions use, and their offspring born at Branscomb Farm.  


Farm Manager & Head Trainer Daniel Zilla and Instructor/Trainer Ivy Creahan also offer private training services to a limited number of clients;  tailoring individual instruction to the talents of each horse and/or rider to cultivate a lifetime of mutual enjoyment and competitive success. 


The farm proudly offers fresh and frozen semen from our flagship stallion Contiano BF - one of a rare few USA-bred stallions to acheive the German Verband "elite" status for his semen use in Europe.  You can see examples of many other Branscomb Farm bred horses who have gone on in sport and breeding in our Alumni and Testimonials pages. 


Please enjoy browsing our website, visit us on Facebook, or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Better still, come for a visit! Branscomb Farm welcomes visitors and fellow breeders by appointment six days a week (M-Sat).  






Latest News

Farm reopening for limited visits due to COVID-19 as of June 30Monday, 29 June 2020

Daniel, Ivy, and the team have been busy working with our four and five year old youngsters and getting...

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Contiano BF has approved son from first foal crop: Camelot BF approved BWP July 2015Friday, 01 July 2016

Contiano BF is very proud of his 5yr son Camelot BF - approved as a Belgian stallion by BWP in 2015,...

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Internship Opportunities Sunday, 20 April 2014

Branscomb Farm has,  for several years, offered four or six-month residential working internships to young...

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Branscomb Head Trainer

trailerDaniel Zilla

Daniel is an experienced professional in breeding and developing young horses for hunter, jumper, and dressage careers.

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