16.1h | 2014 | Hanoverian Stallion
Franziskus – Espri – Gardeulan I
This eye-catching stallion brings a fresh pedigree, modern type, and top potential for sport. Frisantos earned 9’s for character and work ethic at his 14-day test. He has completed his stallion testing via the Sport Test option and his canter and rideability were well-rewarded highlights. Under Michael Bragdell, he was the named Alternate for the USEF Young Horse National Championships and consistently earned scores in the 70’s at First Level in 2019.
Frisantos sire is the highly popular Franziskus who is winning top ribbons at prestigious CDIs such as Aachen and Wiesebaden with Ingrid Klimke. Franziskus descends from an established line of Grand Prix horses. Grandsire Fidertanz is currently ranked 7th on the WBFSH Dressage Sire rankings and his offspring are highly praised by riders.
Frisanto’s dam, the States Premium mare Esprina, adds a valuable and versatile pedigree that provides a needed fresh outcross. Her oldest offspring are competing well in dressage and she is already the granddam to three approved stallions. Highlighting her versatility, Esprina is also approved into the Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program. Esprina’s sire Espri was the 1995 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year and has sired Olympic competitors in both show jumping and dressage.
The first Frisantos’ foals show his charm and expression and we’re excited to welcome his first foals through Hilltop Farm in the spring of 2020. His fertility has been excellent and our enthusiasm for this young stallion is high.
Video & Pedigree
Licensed: Hanoverian, Westfalen, and Oldenburg
2019: Completed NA Stallion Sport Test with overall score of 7.70
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 Fee & Contracts
Stallion Health Information
Frisantos is not available via cooled semen. Please see Frozen Semen for shipping costs and details on Frisantos’ frozen semen.
Frozen semen may be shipped year-round. Frozen semen is only shipped at the request of the breeder or their veterinarian, click here for instructions to Request A Semen Shipment.
Frozen 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.
- $355.00 for FedEx Overnight or $325.00 for FedEx 2-Day US shipments; $590.00 for Canadian shipments + duties/customs charges. These include round-trip FedEx shipping. $16.00 additional for Saturday delivery.
- $125.00 for pick-up/return at Hilltop Farm or SBS with our container (does not include return by FedEx)
- $45.00 for pick-up or shipment from SBS with own container (does not include return by FedEx); $45.00 additional client owned tank recharge fee for tanks that arrive warm.
- $45.00 for each additional stallion if multiple stallions are being shipped together
- Late Fee for requests received after the published notification time: $75.00
- Container Deposit – $1000.00 (Secured by credit card – not charged unless container is not returned or is damaged)
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 14-16 day pregnancy check, please have your vet complete the Mare Breeding Passport received with your semen shipment and return it to Hilltop Farm. Any changes in pregnancy status after the 14-16 day check must be communicated to Hilltop Farm immediately. 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.
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.
- KWPN-NA: Offspring out of KWPN-NA mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (such as Frisantos) are eligible for Register A papers.