Pikko del Cerro HU

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16.2h | 2003 | Hanoverian Stallion

Pik L – Rohdiamant – Grundstein II

Pikko del Cerro descends from a family full of FEI horses. His sire, Pik L, had an extensive show career that included two Pan-American Games, USDF Horse of the Year titles, and three USEF Junior National Championships with 3 different riders. Cerro’s damsire, Rohdiamant, was long-listed for the US Olympic Team with rider Lisa Wilcox and had a significant impact as a breeding stallion, particularly through his daughters.  Grandsire Grundstein II was a versatile sire of both dressage and show jumping horses that have competed at the WEG and Olympic Games. 

Pikko del Cerro’s career began with a record setting score of 90% at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Breed Show and he was named Champion Stallion in 2009. That same year, Cerro won his first National Championship at the USEF Six-Year Old National Championships. He had subsequent wins in the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges & Developing Grand Prix Championships as well. Under Lisa Wilcox, Pikko del Cerro HU graduated to the International CDI Grand Prix ring and had multiple CDI wins with scores over 70%. 

The Pikko del Cerro foals are strongly showing their sire’s influence, including his charming expression and athletic movement.  Compact, uphill, and with a good amount of bone they stand out as real athletes.  His oldest foals have been smart and willing to start undersaddle this year and his youngest are garnering fantastic comments from breed registry officials.  With Top Foal honors and Premium Foal titles behind many of his foals this year, Pikko del Cerro is clearly showing us the positive impact he can have in the coming years.

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Career Highlights

Performance Test

Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record

Approved AHS, Westfalen, ISR/OldenburgNA, GOV & Rhineland

Cerro is the whole package! He has good looks of course, and his walk, trot and canter. The future of United States Dressage depends on this quality of horse! Cerro is going to make lots of breeders and mares happy!”

Lisa Wilcox, US Olympian

2015: Ranked 67th on the WBFSH Dressage Horse Rankings

2015: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ AHS 1st Grand Prix & GP Freestyle

2015: NEDA Fall Festival CDI ~ 3rd in the Grand Prix & 1st in the GP Special

2015: Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI ~ 6th in Grand Prix & 2nd in GP Freestyle

2015: Global Dressage Festival CDI ~ 5th in the Grand Prix & 3rd in the GP Freestyle

2013: CDN Ankum, Germany ~ winner of the Grand Prix & Grand Prix Special

2013: Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI 3* ~ winner of the GP & GP Special

2012: USEF Developing Grand Prix Horse National Champion

2011: USEF Developing Horse National Champion

2011: Kentucky Dressage Association CDI ~ winner of Prix St. Georges & Intermediaire I

2009: USEF 6-Year Old Young Horse National Champion

2009: Dressage at Devon ~ Stallion Champion & winner of FEI Six-Year Olds

2008: Dressage at Devon ~ winner of FEI Five-Year Olds

2008: USEF FEI 5-Year Old Young Horse National Championship ~ 4th Place, Top US-bred

2007: USDF AHS All-Breeds Awards 4-Year Old Stallion Materiale Champion

2007: Dressage at Devon ~ winner of USEF Four-Year Olds

2007: USEF 4-Year Old Young Horse National Championships ~ 10th Place

2005: Dressage at Devon Born in the USA Champion with a score of 90%

Breeding Information

Stud Fee:

$1800 2-Year Cooled or Frozen Semen
EVA Negative


Cooled Semen available March 15th – August 15th. Frozen semen may be shipped year-round.

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 July 27th.

Special Discounts Available

Additional Fees - Cooled Semen

Additional Fees - Frozen Semen


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.

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.

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.

Pikko del Cerro's Approvals

Approved AHS, Westfalen, GOV, ISR/Oldenburg

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 Pikko del Cerro) are eligible for Register A papers.

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Pikko Del Cerro News

Phenomenal AK (Pikko del Cerro-Alabaster): We’re so pleased with the positive feedback the Pikko del Cerro foals are receiving at inspection around the country. The most recent results we received were from breeder Amy Crawford on her lovely filly out of the Oldenburg mare Amanta by Alabaster. >>>

2017 ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection: Our ISR/Oldenburg Inspection is at a close. Two fun-filled days catching up with so many friends and breeders we get to see every year. One stallion was licensed - Marydell Farm's Debonair MF (Doctor Wendell MF-Rotspon). >>>

Pikko del Cerro HU Foal Announcements: 07-06-17: It’s a Pikko del Cerro filly for Kris McClellan of Lindon, UT! Arriving on July 2nd to her Oldenburg mare Phoebe, Kris says that her new filly is just beautiful with such a sweet, pretty face. Congratulations on such a lovely new addition to your farm, Kris! >>>



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