16.1h | 2011 | Oldenburg Stallion
Fürstenball – Diamond Hit – Sandro
A fantastic dressage pedigree lays the foundation for this charming young stallion. 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 is making her own mark as well and has already produced two licensed sons.
Finery was licensed in Germany and completed his 30-Day test with a Dressage Index of 8.03 and a 9.5 on Character. Following his importation, he was named Champion Stallion and Reserve Grand Champion of the 2016 Dressage at Devon show. Under Michael Bragdell, Finery qualified for the US National Young Horse Championships and placed 3rd in the FEI Six-Year Old division in 2017. This result also finished his sport requirements both the Oldenburg Verband and ISR/OldenburgNA. Finery also finished the year as Champion for USDF All-Breeds Awards (GOV).
Finery’s first foal earned Premium status at her Oldenburg Inspection. Finery bred a full book of mares this past year and we are very excited to welcome additional foals in the spring of 2018.
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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
2017: Completed Performance Requirements for Lifetime Approvals
2017: USEF Young Horse National Championships ~ 3rd Place
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
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EVA Tested: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Homozygous Black E/E
Frozen semen may be shipped year-round.
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.
Approved ISR/OldenburgNA. Licensed GOV but currently completing sport requirements.
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.
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.