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16.1h | 2011 | Oldenburg Stallion

Fürstenball – Diamond Hit – Sandro

Homozygous Black

The Champion Stallion and Reserve Grand Champion of the 2016 Dressage at Devon show, Finery is an exciting new option for North American breeders. He completed his 30-Day test in Germany with a Dressage Index of 8.03 and a 9.5 on Character. In his first competition, Finery earned scores of 75% & 78% and he is quickly progressing in his training.

Finery is sired by Fürstenball who was Champion of his Stallion Performance Test, winner of the 2011 Bundeschampionat, and winner up to the S level. He has been even more successful as a sire and has an incredibly high FN Dressage Index of 175.

Finery’s grandsire, Diamond Hit, was an international Grand Prix competitor who has 56 licensed sons to his credit. Finery’s dam has produced two licensed sons.

This charming young stallion has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited to offer him to North American breeders in 2017.

Video & Pedigree

Owner:
Anne Howard
Breeder:
Otto Langemeyer
Fürstenball Fürst Heinrich Florestan I
Dawina
SPS Maradonna Donnerhall
SPS Marella
Sanetta Diamond Hit Don Schufro
Loretta
Sandra Sandro
Ballwette

Career Highlights

Performance Test:

7.71 Total/8.03 Dressage/7.25 Jumping Earned a 9.5 on Character & 8’s or higher on all three gaits

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA

Licensed GOV but currently completing sport requirements

 

Finery offers a very intriguing type and pedigree for our breeders.  We’re very excited to be a part of his development as both a sport horse and as a sire.”

Natalie DiBerardinis, Hilltop's Breeding Manager

2016: Stallion Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Dressage at Devon

2016: Scores of 75% & 78% in 1st Dressage Show

2016: Licensed ISR/OldenburgNA

2015: Completed 30-Day Stallion Test

2015: Licensed Oldenburg

Breeding Information

Stud Fee:

$1200 2-Year Frozen Semen
EVA Negative

Availability

Cooled Semen available March 15th – 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.

Finery's Approvals

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA. Licensed GOV but currently completing sport requirements.

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.

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

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Finery News

2017 USEF Young/Developing Horse Championships: The USEF Young and Developing Horse Championships remain a highlight of our show plans every year. With only the top 15 of each age group invited to the Finals, the competition is intense yet the sense of comradery and enthusiasm is one of the best of all the shows. >>>

Finery Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: Anne Early of Coyote Ridge Farm in N. Brookfield, MA is so pleased to announce the arrival of her new Finery filly! This precious new arrival was born to Anne’s Hanoverian mare Welshanti on May 31st and Anne says that she is outgoing and strong, an amazing mover and that she is completely in love with her! Congratulations on this sweet new addition to your farm, Anne! >>>

ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend Shows: Team Hilltop had a super time at the ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend Shows at the New Jersey Horse Park. It’s apparent they’ve put a lot of work into managing the footing from previous years and the volunteers are wonderful. >>>