16.3h | 2012 | Selle Francais Stallion
Diamant de Semilly – Calvaro Z – Laudanum
The new generation of stallions from the famous Haras de Brullemail represents some of the best jumping blood in the world and Catacher Mail is one of their shining young stars. Sire Diamant de Semilly was the 2002 Team Gold Medalist at the World Equestrian Games and placed 9th individually. He was the 2002 National Champion of France and won the Team Silver medal at the 2003 European Championships. His record as a sire is even more impressive and he was the WBFSH Top Ranked Show Jumping Sire in the world for 2015 and 2016.
Stallions are only one part of the breeding equation however and Catchar’s dam adds exceptional depth for this young stallion. Katchina Mail won the French National Championships as a six-year old, was a multiple Nations Cup winner, placed 11th in the 2010 World Cup Finals, and won the Team Silver Medal at the World Equestrian Games later that same year. Katchina is herself out of the exceptional mare Elvira Mail, dam to Olympic competitor Jaguar Mail and the licensed stallion Ulgar Mail. Katchina’s sire, Calvaro Z, won both Hickstead and Aachen during his impressive career with John & Michael Whitaker.
Catchar’s powerful jumping ability is readily apparent and he has captured the breeders attention covering over 200 mares in his first year at stud.
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Approved Selle Francais
2015: 5th at the French Finals
2015: Licensed AES
2014: Licensed Selle Francais
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Shipment Notification Schedule**Please review this information with your veterinarian at the beginning of your mare’s cycle** PLEASE NOTE: We don’t accept semen shipment requests via fax or email. Call 410-658-9898 ext. 120 when requesting semen. We appreciate a “heads-up” if possible when your mare enters the start of her heat cycle. Cooled semen stallions may be collected any day except Saturday and can be shipped either via FedEx overnight or same-day Airline. Frozen semen is able to be shipped Monday thru Friday via FedEx overnight. Pick-up of both cooled and frozen semen is also available at Hilltop Farm or Select Breeders Services in Maryland. Our cooled semen season runs from March thru August for most of our stallions. Frozen semen may be shipped year-round. See each specific stallion’s webpage and/or contract for availability.
Monday - Friday: Pick-up, Fed Ex Overnight, or Airline shipments
Please notify our office before 9:00pm eastern time the day prior to collection/shipping. For example: If you want semen collected & shipped on Friday, we need to know by 9:00pm on Thursday evening.
Frozen semen cannot be sent by same-day Airline, so must be sent Monday thru Friday via FedEx or picked-up at Hilltop Farm or Select Breeders Services.
Sunday: Pick-up or same-day Airline Shipments Only
Please notify our office before 5:00 P.M. eastern time on Saturday evening.
Cooled semen stallions will not be collected on Easter Sunday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend, or July 4th. (Please note that shipments scheduled the day before and after Holidays may be restricted to airlines or pick-up only depending on FedEx’s schedule)
Call 410-658-9898 ext. 120 when requesting semen.
Canadian Breeders Shipping from Moore EquineTo help our Canadian breeders save on shipping expenses and the hassle of getting an import permit, Hilltop Farm ships a limited amount of frozen semen to Moore Equine in Calgary, Alberta at the start of each breeding season for distribution within Canada. We will ship four doses of frozen semen to Moore Equine for each contract booked prior to this group shipment. Doses will be distributed at a max of two doses per cycle. If a mare is not confirmed in foal after utilizing those doses, it would be necessary for the mare owner to follow our typical import procedure to obtain semen for any additional breeding cycles. All shipment requests for semen in Canada will still be sent to Hilltop Farm and follow Hilltop’s standard notification schedule. For more information on deadlines to be included in the group shipment to Canada or to inquire about frozen semen already located in Canada contact Brittany.
Mare Management RemindersAt Hilltop Farm we want to work closely with you and your veterinarian to ensure a successful breeding season and are available for questions at any time. The following information includes some basic suggestions as well as reminders on a few requirements for your breeding contract.
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- 1st check (Required): 14-16 days post ovulation - optimum time for vet to pinch off a twin if more than a single ovulation is noted.
- 2nd check (Recommended): 28 days post ovulation – to confirm a viable pregnancy as the heartbeat normally appears by day 25.
- 3rd check (Recommended): 35-40 days post ovulation – to confirm maintained pregnancy prior to endometrial cup formation. Mares that slip foals early may not come back into heat.
- 4th check (Required): 55-60 days post ovulation – final confirmation of pregnancy in its critical first trimester.
Registration InformationYour mare’s registration and approval play just as important of a role as the stallion’s approvals when determining registration options for your foal. Please keep in mind that in order to register your foal with a specific association, your mare may first need to be presented to that registry for approval. In addition to the registries a stallion is approved with, there may be additional registration options based on your mare’s eligibility and the stallion’s credentials. If you are confused at all on registration options for a potential foal, please speak with Hilltop Farm and your breed registry PRIOR to booking your breeding.
Ulmar Mail's Approvals
Approved Selle Francais & Oldenburg
Additional Registration PossibilitiesThe following are additional registries with which you may be able to register your offspring. Please contact Hilltop Farm and the Registry directly to discuss your specific mare and requirements.
Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA): Offspring out of KWPN mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (including Ulmar Mail) are eligible for Register A papers.
International Sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg, North America (ISR/OldNA): Many of the European stallions may be eligible for registration upon the mare owner’s completion of a Foreign Stallion Permit.