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16.3h | 1993 | Hanoverian Stallion

Caprimond – Lungau – Akzent II

Contucci’s impact remains significant for North American breeding programs.  His positive influence on conformation, movement, and character is undeniably proven.  Contucci has previously been named the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year, the USEF Dressage Sire of the Year, and is consistently listed in the Top 10 of the USEF Sire Rankings.  From breed shows in-hand and up to the Grand Prix level, Contucci proves time and again his ability to sire dressage champions. 

Contucci won the dressage portion of his 100-Day Test with an impressive 147.11 points, earning 9’s on his character, willingness, rideability, trot, and canter.  Sire Caprimond was a successful Grand Prix competitor and was the 1998 Trakehner Stallion of the Year. Contucci’s dam, Laureen, received 9’s on all her gaits at her MPT.  The Caprimond-Laureen combination was successfully repeated 5-times with excellent results, including the FEI mare Capricia. Contucci’s grandsire, Lungau, is also the damsire of the Olympic and World Cup Champion Salinero.

Dressage breeders looking to improve the head and neck, emphasize freedom in the shoulder, and provide a modern type without sacrificing bone will want to especially consider Contucci for their breeding plans.

Video & Pedigree

Owner:
Hilltop Farm
Breeder:
Klaus Storbeck
Caprimond Karon Arogno
Karben
Capri VI Mackensen
Coeur-As
Laureen Lungau Lugano II
Wispe
Adine Akzent II
Dinah

Headlines

Performance Test: 127.60 Total/147.11 Dressage/81.12 Jumping

  • Earned 9’s for Character, Trot and Canter
  • Class I status

 

4 Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2009: USEF Dressage Sire of the Year
2005: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
1996: Winner of the dressage phase of his 100-Day Test with a 147.11; six scores of 9

Breeding Information

Stud Fee:

2019 Rates Coming Soon
EVA Tested: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Homozygous Red e/e

Availability

Cooled Semen available April 1st – June 30th.  Frozen semen may be shipped year-round.

REMINDER: The SBS lab is closed and stallions will not be collected on Easter Sunday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend, July 4th, and July 27th

Special Discounts Available

Additional Fees - Cooled Semen

Additional Fees - Frozen Semen

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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 Equine

To 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.
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Mare Management Reminders

At 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.

Links & Downloads

Download Mare Owner's Checklist

Download Mare Breeding Passport

Submit Foal Announcement

A Breeding Soundness Exam including a uterine culture is recommended, but not required, for all mares prior to breeding. If a mare fails to settle after two breeding cycles, Hilltop Farm will require a culture and cytology to be done at that time prior to any additional shipments of semen. We always recommend your vet checking your mare post-breeding to confirm ovulation. If a mare hangs on to a follicle longer than expected, it can be less expensive to ship additional semen than it would be to breed a second complete cycle. Getting your mare settled in foal is just the beginning. We recommend multiple pregnancy checks to help prevent cases of twins, misdiagnosed pregnancies, or lost time in the breeding season. The following schedule is what we recommend; only the first and fourth checks however are required by your breeding contract.
  • 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.
Following your mare’s 55-60 day pregnancy check, please have your vet finish completing the Mare Breeding Passport and return it to Hilltop Farm by September 15th. This Passport is used in all stallion reports to various breed registries and is used to generate a Breeding Certificate so that you can register your foal.
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Registration Information

Your 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.

Contucci's Approvals

Approved AHS, ISR/OldenburgNA, GOV

Approved but not currently activated with RPSI & CWHBA

Additional Registration Possibilities

The 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.

Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (CWHBA): Contucci has been approved with the CWHBA, but is not currently activated with them.

Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA): Offspring out of KWPN mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (including Contucci) are eligible for Register A papers.

Swedish Warmblood Association of North America (SWANA): Contucci offspring out of SWANA mares are eligible for full registration.

Westphalian Horse Association: Any Westphalian papered and branded mare bred to a Lifetime Licensed and Approved German warmblood stallion (including Contucci) may register her foal Westphalian.

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Offspring

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Cabana Boy

(Contucci x Britania/Bordeaux)
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Chasing Wonder

(Contucci x Dixie Wonder/Diwan)
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BW Callista

(Contucci x Ariane/A Jungle Prince)
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EMC Crescende

(Contucci x Romance/Rio Grande)