Schooling, Stabling, Showing, Sales and Stallion Services for Superior Sport Horses and Sport Ponies

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Stopek Stables is proud to own and stand the approved Trakehner stallion Prelude By Mozart.



Photo of Prelude By Mozart by Richard J. Hildreth

Thank you for visiting Stopek Stables on the web.  Our goal is to produce, train, show and sell exceptional Trakehners.  Our stallion has the best to offer for dressage, eventing and hunter/jumper enthusiasts.  We currently have several Trakehners and other fine sporthorses and ponies for sale.  We offer foals by our  approved Trakehner stallion, Prelude By Mozart  for sale.  They are eligible for ATA registration, awards and branding.  To learn more about our sport horses and ponies for sale, please click here

Stopek Stables offers riding lessons and specializes in Dressage, Hunt Seat and Jumping lessons for all ages.  Students are welcome to ride their own horse or one of our "user friendly" school horses or ponies.  Some school horses are available for half-lease to our students.  Competition in schooling and rated shows is optional.  Our services also include training, conditioning, and showing of your horse. 

Stopek Stables' facilities include over 20 acres with 5 pastures, box stalls, an indoor arena, a 100' x 200' outdoor arena with  jumps and trails that go over the river (well, the creek in our case),  through the woods and up and down hills to our private hunt field for cross country practice.  Limited stall and pasture boarding is available to select clients.  The owner/manager lives on site.

Karen has years of experience breeding and collecting stallions, preparing semen for shipment, artificially inseminating mares, and foaling out mares.  Our facility was designed with breeding and raising foals as its main focus.  Karen is also successful in marketing horses.  Prelude was virtually unknown in the US when she purchased him, and in 2011, he became the #3 most popular Trakehner stallion in North America!

For your convenience, we accept Pay Pal.  You may pay for lessons, training, stud fees, board, or even the purchase of a horse by using either your credit card, debit card or checking account through PayPal.  Send PayPal payments to

Please call 515-988-2700 or email with any comments or questions you may have.   If you are in the Des Moines, Iowa area, please call to arrange a visit in person.  We are conveniently located approximately 20 miles west of Des Moines, just off of I-80.  If you are visiting from out of town, we will be happy to provide transportation for you from the Des Moines International Airport.  For now, please enjoy your "virtual visit" to Stopek Stables!

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Click on picture below to see our AKC Great Danes.  We are expecting puppies May 29, 2018.

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This website is dedicated to the following:

~My childhood riding instructor, Debbie, who taught me how to be a better rider and a better person.

~My Mother who selflessly helps me without asking for anything in return. 

~My Father who encouraged all of my dreams.

~My Husband who loves me and sacrifices so much for me.   Without you, Bob, this journey would be no fun.

~My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who created horses.   He is the Sculptor and Conductor of my life.  Someday, when I come down center line for the very last time, I will salute my Judge and pray that His remark will be, “Well done, my good and faithful servant”. 

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This page last updated on April 01, 2018