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16.3h | 2001 | Holsteiner Stallion

Calido I – Acord II – Contender

Calucci competed in Germany through S-level and in the U.S. through 1.45m with both professional and amateur riders, and has proven his reliability in the show ring time and again. He has earned top ribbons at shows such as HITS, Manchester, Devon, and WEF.

Calucci is sired by Calido I, who earned 140 points and was ranked 1st in jumping at his Stallion Performance Test. He won over 25 competitions for young show jumpers in Germany. Calido’s legacy however rests with his offspring which have earned over 2.78 million Euros in sport. The German FN shows 226 Calido offspring successful at S (advanced) Level and he has over 50 approved sons to his credit.

Calucci’s grandsire Accord II was the winner of his Stallion Test with 146 points overall, including scores of 9 or higher for jumping ability and rideability. He has sired over 230 S-level showjumpers, but has also sired S-level dressage horses. Calucci’s granddam competed up to the S-level herself and her offspring have competed up to 1.6m. Great-grandsire Contender has had a significant influence across all the major registries and with showjumping, eventing, and dressage breeders.

In the late summer of 2014, Calucci was presented to multiple registries and received his lifetime approvals. One test foal was bred that year and in 2015 Calucci bred a large book of mares. We’re excited to welcome the first Calucci foals in 2016 and look forward to offering this fantastic competitor to our breeders. With his impeccable pedigree, proven sport record, and excellent character we feel he is an excellent addition to our line-up.

Video & Pedigree

Owner:
Kindle Hill Farm
Breeder:
Manfred Kummetz
Calido I Cantus Caletto I
Monoline
Baroness VII Coriander
Kollet
Magic Mouse Acord II Ahorn Z
Ribecka
Gloria VII Contender
Winnie V

Career Highlights

Performance Test:

Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, RPSI, Rhineland, & sBs

I think Calucci will give a lot of quality to the US jumping sport.” 

Kevin Babington, Olympian

2016: Approved Rhineland

2015: Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA

2014: Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, RPSI, and sBs

2013: 2nd in the High Jr/AO Jumper ~ Devon Fall Classic

2013: 3rd in the High Jr/AO Jumper ~ HITS on the Hudson

2013: 2nd in the High Jr/AO Jumper ~ Garden State

2012: 3rd in the High Jr/AO Jumper ~ Devon Fall Classic

2012: 5th in the High Jr/AO Jumper ~ Ox Ridge

2012: 3rd in the High Jr/AO Jumper ~ Garden State

2012: 1st in High AO/Jr Jumper ~ ESP Children’s Benefit

2012: 2nd in AO/Jr Jumper ~ Holiday Festival II

2011: 4th in the Mini Prix ~ Brandywine

2011: 6th in the Open Jumper ~ Devon

2011: 4th in the Grand Prix ~ Garden State

2011: 6th in the Medium A/O Jumper Classic ~ WEF 7

2010: 4th in the Jr/AO High’s ~ Manchester

2010: 5th in the Welcome Open ~ HITS on the Hudson

2010: 5th in the Blue Rock Prix

Breeding Information

Stud Fee:

$1,500 2-Year Cooled or Frozen Semen
EVA Negative

Availability

Cooled Semen available March 15th – August 15th. REMINDER: The SBS lab is closed and stallions will not be collected on Easter Sunday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend, or July 4th.

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.

Calucci's Approvals

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, sBs, Rhineland, & RPSI

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.

Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA): Offspring out of KWPN mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (including Calucci) are eligible for Register A papers.

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

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Headlines

Calucci News

Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman): We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results. The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman). >>>

Calucci Foal Announcements: 07-06-16: Eileen Pritchard-Bryan of Jarrettsville, MD would like to say that “we are very pleased that our homebred event mare, Ravissante by Riverman, delivered a very flashy colt by GK Calucci with lots of chrome on June 2, 2016. >>>

Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close: Foaling season is continuing along at a rapid pace here at Hilltop and we thought it was past time for some updates. Congratulations to Melissa Stubenberg on the arrival of Corusca, a strong, well-built filly by Calucci and out of the Thoroughbred mare Korageous Kelly. >>>

Offspring

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Caparo WG

(GK Calucci x Ravissante/Riverman)
CLucaGirl

C. Luca Girl

(GK Calucci x Cover Girl/Contender)
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Cruze

(GK Calucci x Jaegers Jezabel/Sterlings Stopper)
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2016 Colt

(GK Calucci x Sonnengirl B/Concept II)