16.3h | 2016 | Hanoverian Stallion
Fürst Belissaro – Rotspon – Wolkenstein II
A young stallion with a special presence, Fürst Belagio FOD epitomizes the type many of our breeders are seeking to complement their mares. He is elegant and longer-lined with good length of leg. His movement is correct with an active hindleg that is always stepping well under. His canter is a special highlight – uphill, lots of ground-cover, and an excellent balance. Fürst Belagio’s first foals will arrive in 2020 and we are expecting him to add some height to his mares as well as refinement for the older style mares.
Fürst Belagio is sired by Fürst Belissaro who stands at the Hanoverian State Stud. Fürst Belissaro’s pedigree combines the highly popular stallions Fürstenball and Belissmo M. Rideability is a highlight for these bloodlines and, not surprisingly, Fürst Belissaro convinced strongly in his performance test and was awarded the coveted Weltmeyer Prize. A young but well-regarded stallion, Fürst Belissaro offspring are bringing top prices at auctions and achieving excellent results at the Mare Shows in Germany.
Fürst Belagio’s dam, Rocher, has proven her high value as a broodmare. Two of her oldest offspring are already competing well at the FEI levels and we see her younger offspring showing early successes out competing in the lower levels. She also has produced a States Premium daughter. Breeders will appreciate the proven sire lines in her pedigree as well with the stallions Rotspon, Wolkenstein II, and Argentan I all being well-respected by breeders around the world.
Licensed by the American Hanoverian Society, American Rhineland Studbook, and ISR/Oldenburg NA, Fürst Belagio is an exciting new addition for North American breeders. Michael Bragdell will be developing him in sport as well and we’ll look for his show debut in the summer of 2020.
Video & Pedigree
2019: Licensed Hanoverian
2018: Licensed ISR/Oldenburg
Breeding Fee & Contracts
Stallion Health Information
Cooled semen from Fürst Belagio is available April 13th through July 3rd. 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 4th.
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.
- $355.00 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: $230.00 weekday, $255.00 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 Fürst Belagio at this time.
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.
- Licensed ISR/Oldenburg
- Licensed AHS and ARS