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Solo Select Expands to Offer Stallion Management, Semen Freezing for 2024

Solo Select now provides stallion management and semen freezing services at its Gainseville, Texas facility, continuing Solo’s pursuit of ensuring #TheVeryBest for its customers and the entire performance horse industry. 

Roan Stallions Metallic Cattack, The Darkk Side and Plain Catty.
Metallic Cattack, The Darkk Side and Plain Catty will all stand at Solo Select in 2024.

Led by resident veterinarian Dr. Franklin Collins and the expert stallion management of Matt Witman, Solo Select’s breeding operation will begin freezing semen and standing stallions at their current facility in February 2024, while they begin construction on a new, state-of-the-art stallion station for the 2025 breeding season. Stallions Metallic Cattack, The Darkk Side, Pride And Joyy, Plain Catty and This Catt Shines will stand at Solo Select for the 2024 season, with the full force of Solo Select’s industry-best marketing and promotion team behind each horse.


“We’ve always been committed to elevating the level of service we’re able to provide our customers,” Owner Melanie Smith said. “Adding a stallion-management operation to our program is the next logical step, allowing us to provide start-to-finish service to mare and stallion owners.” 


The facility will be USDA certified, offering international exports and frozen semen storage. Solo Select will also offer mare management, accepting mares to manage for 2024 including fresh and frozen breedings, embryo flushes and ICSI procedures. Dr. Collins has over three decades of experience in equine reproduction.


“Solo Select has a cutting-edge management team,” Ty Smith, Solo Select CEO, said. “With our deep-seated understanding of each discipline, we’re able to market and promote the stallions standing here at a high level. Every member of our staff is well-versed in the Western industry, meaning what we put out hits the right tone and connects with the right customers to help grow each stallion’s brand. Our years of experience and connections allow us to provide the guidance owners need.” 


Witman brings a lifetime of experience with him as an AQHA National Director and former chairman of AQHA’s Racing Committee and Racing Council. He's spent 27 years in stallion management, overseeing the likes of Corona Cartel, Valiant Hero, PYC Paint Your Wagon, Zan Parr Jack and Woody Be Tuff. 


“Having stallions with Melanie and Ty promoting them is such an opportunity for owners,” Witman said. “What the Solo Select team is able to accomplish from a stallion-marketing perspective alone is amazing. For them to offer this service is going to be a tremendous boost for the industry. Offering freezing services for domestic and exportable semen will allow unprecedented growth as well. The team that Solo Select has put together will be a first-class, full-service operation. This will be the definition of doing it right, exactly how Solo Select does everything.” 


Solo Select’s stallion services will pair with its Select Genes’ mare aspiration service ( and its Select Reproduction recipient mare farm—the largest of its kind in the U.S.—to offer the most complete equine reproduction facility of its kind anywhere in the world. 


ABOUT THE SELECT GROUP: Founded in November 2018, Solo Select began with the goal of connecting great horses with eager buyers through its online sale platform, Since then, Solo Select has expanded into sale fitting for the top-tier sales, start-to-finish breeding management, recipient mare leasing, semen freezing and marketing and promotion across the Western performance industry.


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