Photo By: Allie Conrad
Photo By: Allie Conrad

16.1h | 2014 | Hanoverian Stallion

Franziskus – Espri – Gardeulan I




Hilltop Farm is excited to welcome Lisa & Howard Smith’s young stallion Frisantos to our 2019 Stallion Roster!  This eye-catching young stallion brings a fresh pedigree, modern type, and excellent potential for sport to secure his spot in our program.  Frisantos was licensed in Germany and completed his 14-day test earning 9’s for his character and work ethic. 

Frisantos sire is the highly popular Franziskus who is currently competing at Grand Prix with Ingrid Klimke and descends from a established line of Grand Prix horses. His dam, the States Premium mare Esprina, adds a valuable and versatile pedigree that provides a needed fresh outcross for many of today’s mares.  Her oldest offspring are competing well in dressage and she is already the granddam to two approved stallions.  Esprina’s sire Espri was the 1995 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year and has sired Olympic competitors in both show jumping and dressage.

Frisantos is already licensed AHS, GOV, and Westfalen.  We are excited to develop him in sport under Michael Bragdell as well as offer him to our breeders as a new and interesting choice for their breeding programs.


Video & Pedigree

Lisa Smith
Eibe Johanns
Franziskus Fidertanz Fidermark
Reine Freude
Antara Alabaster
Esprina Espri Eiger I
Gloria Dei Garduelan I


Licensed: Hanoverian, Westfalen, and Oldenburg

2018: Completed NA Stallion Sport Test with overall score of 7.55

2017: Completed his 14-Day Sport Test with 9’s for character & work ethic

Breeding Information

Breeding Fee & Contracts
2020 Per Dose Rate Coming Soon
2020 1-Year Rate Coming Soon
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Stallion Health Information
EVA: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Carrier N/WFFS
Color Tested: Heterozygous Black E/e




Cooled semen from Frisantos is available April 13th through July 15th. Stallions are only collected at the request of the breeder or their veterinarian, click here for instructions to Request A Semen Shipment.

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 Sunday, August 2nd.

Distribution Fee (per shipment)

Cooled Semen distribution is handled by Select Breeders Service, Inc. The Distribution Fee must be paid in advance of each shipment by check or credit card. All cooled semen shipments are sent using the Equitainer, which we believe provides the most reliable, consistent cooling of semen.

  • $345.00 for US shipments – including round-trip FedEx shipping and collection fee – $16.00 additional for Saturday delivery
  • Pick-up/return at Hilltop Farm or SBS: $220.00 weekday, $245.00 Sunday
  • US Airline Shipments: $490.00 weekday, $515.00 Sunday (does not include return by FedEx)
  • Late Fee for requests received after the published notification time: $75.00
  • Container Deposit – $250.00 (Secured by credit card – not charged unless container is not returned or is damaged)

At this time we are unable to ship cooled semen to Canada.



Frozen semen is not available from Frisantos at this time.

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.

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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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.

Frisanto’s Approvals
  • Licensed Hanoverian
  • Licensed Oldenburg
  • Licensed Westfalen