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14.2h | 2002 | Westfalen Pony Stallion

FS Pour l’Amour – Night Star I – Nobel

Popeye finished fourth overall at his 30-Day test in Germany with an 8.3 overall. His walk and character were highlights, each receiving scores of 9 or higher. In his first year in the US, Popeye was the Reserve Champion of the USDF East Coast Stallion Final at Dressage at Devon. Popeye has shown through Fourth Level dressage with scores into the 70’s and was the 2011 Reserve Champion at Fourth Level at the BLM Finals. To showcase his versatility, Popeye began eventing in the fall of 2012. He has been successful up to Training Level, competing with two different riders and often finishing on his dressage score.

Popeye’s sire competed in the Bundeschampionat for dressage ponies three times and has sired a number of approved sons and several highly decorated mares.  Popeye’s dam is a Westphalian breeding federation show winner and received her States Premium status. She has produced four States Premium daughters in addition to Popeye. Popeye’s grandsire, Night Star I, won his licensing and placed second at the Bundeschampionat for show jumping ponies in 1987.

Popeye has sired many Premium offspring and two licensed stallions. His offspring are easy to start and are winning under saddle in dressage, hunters, and eventing. A few highlights for Popeye’s offspring during the 2018 show season include Picabo Rain named Champion of the Pre-Green Ponies at the Vermont Summer Special, Pixar finishing as Reserve Champion of the Pony Stallion Championship of Dressage at Devon, and Popgun finishing 6th in USDF Region 4 Championship for Adult Amateur Second Level. Popeye is a wonderful choice for pony breeders as well as breeders looking to downsize their larger mares.

Video & Pedigree

Owner:
Summit Sporthorses LTD.
Breeder:
Hans Bockholt
FS Pour l'Amour FS Picasso Power Boy
SPS Veruschka
Eileen 2 Black Magic
Heidi
SPS Nice Touch Night Star I Nalet ox
Mona
Nibelungenblut Nobel
Nibelungenlied

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Performance Test: 8.3 Overall Dressage Index 80, Jumping Index 75

  • Scores of 9 & 9.5 on walk and 9 on character

 

5-Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA

2011: Reserve Champion BLM Finals ~ Fourth Level

2010: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ Westfalen 1st Third Level

2008: Champion Second Level ~ East Coast Pony Cup

2008: USDF Horse of the Year Awards 9th Second Level Jr/Yr

2008: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ Westfalen 1st Second Level Jr/Yr, 2nd Second Level Open

2008: USDF Region 1 Reserve Champion Second Level Jr/Yr

2007: Fair Hill Breed Show, MD – Champion Stallion & Champion Mature Horse

2007: USDF/GAIG – Reserve Champion East Coast Stallion Final

Breeding Information



Breeding Fees & Contracts
$350 Per Dose
$750 1-Year Agreement
$1,000 2-Year Agreement

Stallion Health Information
EVA: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Homozygous Black E/E

COOLED SEMEN
Availability

Cooled semen from Popeye is available March 15th through August 31st. 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, and July 4th.

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
Availability
 

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.

Distribution Fee (per 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.

  • $345.00 for FedEx Overnight or $315.00 for FedEx 2-Day US shipments; $580.00 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)

Mare Information
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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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.

 

Popeye’s Approvals
  • ISR/Oldenburg
  • Westphalen

Offspring

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Phenix

(Popeye x Clanfair Mary K/Lonetree's Romeo)
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Piccolina

(Popeye x Eleganz/Art Deco)
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Popportunity SFF

(Popeye x Anotha Toughcookie/Native Regent)
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Popstar

(Popeye x Faschon/Fascination)