Photo By: Flyinge
Photo By: Flyinge
Photo By: Brullemail Collection
Photo By: Brullemail Collection

16.1h | 1994 | Holsteiner Stallion

Quidam de Revel – Landgraf I – Capitano

Occasionally, Hilltop Farm imports frozen semen from exceptional sires in Europe to offer to our breeders. We developed a wonderful relationship with Flyinge, the Swedish National Stud, during the time Bugatti was leased to them and we were very excited when the opportunity arose to offer one of their most popular stallions, Quite Easy, to North American breeders. In late 2009 Quite Easy was sold to the prestigious French stud Haras de Brullemail and we are thrilled to be able to continue to offer this exceptional stallion to US breeders.

While at Flyinge, Quite Easy stood to a very large book of mares each year and then competed after each breeding season. Quite Easy was shown by Peter Eriksson, one of Sweden’s top Grand Prix show jumping riders and was successful in sport up to 1.60 meters, or the Grand Prix level. He was 2nd in Sweden’s outdoor championships and was the winner of Sweden’s 7 & 8 Year Old Championships. He was a regular winner until age 12 when he moved to France and focused solely on breeding. His tremendous scope and careful technique are key factors in his success in sport. It is interesting to note that an injury as a foal left Quite Easy with only one eye, making his competitive success even more remarkable and shows the heart that this stallion offers.

Quite Easy’s talent is easy to recognize within the great names of his pedigree. He unites the brilliant talent of his sire Quidam de Revel, who brings Galoubet and Almé’s influence, with the reliable athleticism of Germany’s Landgraf and Capitano, lending the strengths of Ladykiller xx, Ramzes, and Cottage Son xx. Quite Easy’s sire, Quidam de Revel, is one of the most successful show jumping sires and his progeny are in high demand around the world. Quidam de Revel helped win the Team Bronze for France in the 1992 Olympics and placed 4th individually. He was sold to Denmark in 1993 and continued to win many international Grand Prix’s under Thomas Velin. He has been ranked as the number one show jumping stallion in the world for many years since then and has produced many internationally successful offspring, including Tlaloc M, Diabolo du Parc, Gandini Bianca, El Campeons Cirka Z, Eve des Etisses, and Nabab de Reve.

Quite Easy’s dam Birte II is by the legendary Landgraf and is out of the highly celebrated mare U-Capitola. Landgraf I has over 130 approved sons and more than 80 state premium daughters and is one of the world’s most renowned sires for producing successful show jumpers. Birte II is also the dam of Quite Easy II who was approved in Holstein and Casir Ask, a successful Grand Prix jumper. U-Capitola is the full-sister to the stallions Capitol I-III and produced four approved sons, including Landcapitol.

In Quite Easy’s early foal crops we saw Swedish National Champions such as Phillipa S and and Quite Lovely earning multiple scores of 9 and even 10. Quite Easy’s first foal crop went through the Swedish national performance testing for 3-year-olds in 2002. Of the 14 were presented in the performance testing, 12 received Class 1 awards. Six of these received awards for jumping and three were highlighted with dressage awards. Quite Easy’s multitalented son Qalle passed his stallion licensing in 2003 with good remarks. Quite Easy has several approved sons in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, and Sweden. His son Quattro was Reserve Champion stallion at his performance test.

As his offspring entered the competition arena, the success continued including Quilamba’s National Championships and QL’s 3rd place finish at the World Championships for Young Horses in Jumping as a five year old. Two Quite Easy offspring participated in the 2002 Danish National Jumping Championships at Wilhelmsborg. We now see these offspring moving up to the International level and Quite Easy is represented around the globe. We now see many offspring competing at the International level and being sought after by top international riders, including Jackson Hole who now competes at the CSI5*Level under well-known rider Harrie Smolders. In 2013, Easy Contact Humlan, Aleqs, and Siri were all part of World Cup and Nations Cup competitions. In 2014, two Quite Easy offspring participated at the World Equestrian Games – Vancouver in dressage and Thy’s Que Faire in Para-dressage.

In 2007, Quite Easy was leased to France and the response from breeders was immediate as he bred over 200 mares in one season! From that first season, 10 foals qualified for the French Foal Championships and one went on to become the Supreme Champion. In 2011, the Quite Easy gelding Ramsa Villa Rose won the French Eventing Championships for 6 Year Olds and the Bronze Team Medal at the Junior European Championships.  Jackson Hole is an international show jumping competitor under well-known rider Harrie Smolders and US-bred mare Over Easy competes advanced level eventing with her owner/breeder.

In the US, Quite Easy offspring have been especially popular in the hunter and jumper rings.  Q has won top ribbons at WEF, PA National, & Capital Challenge with both an amateur-owner and Peter Pletcher, while Quite Chocolate competed in USHJA Hunter Derby Finals in 2014. Easy Touch 4 is competing in the 1.40m jumpers with a junior and competed in the 2014 North American JR/YR Championships, while Camerone is competing at the Grand Prix level.

North American breeders are lucky to have access to a stallion of Quite Easy’s caliber. His quick reactions, scope, and strong hind end transmit consistently to his offspring and he is a top choice for serious jumper breeders, but he also sires offspring with high-quality gaits and can offer an interesting outcross for a dressage breeder. Quite Easy offspring typically show a beautiful modern type, average height, and a strong supple back.

Video & Pedigree

Owner:
Haras de Brullemail
Breeder:
Harm Thornahlen
Quidam de Revel Jalisco B Alme
Tanagra
Dirka Nankin
Ondine de Bau
Birte II Landgraf I Ladykiller xx
Warthburg
U-Capitola Capitano
Folia

Career Highlights

Performance Test:

Approved Hanoverian Verband, Swedish Warmblood,
Danish Warmblood, Holsteiner Verband, Selle Francais, AHHA

He’s [Quite Easy] a very versatile sire in the sense that he produces good jumpers and dressage horses.  He has been very important for Swedish breeding and can be regarded as unique.  It is difficult to find such a complete stallion.” 

Christina Olsen

2015: USEF Hunter Sire of the Year

2014: Ranked 68th on the WBFSH Eventing Sire Rankings

2014: Ranked 78th on the WBFSH Dressage Sire Rankings

2003: Reserve Champion at National Championships

2001: Swedish Champion for 7-8 year olds

Breeding Information

Stud Fee:

$800/dose frozen (no LFG)
EVA Negative

Availability

Frozen semen may be shipped year-round.

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.

Quite Easy's Approvals

Approved Holsteiner, Selle Francais, Swedish, Hanoverian, Danish

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.

American Hanoverian Society (AHS): Quite Easy offspring from Hanoverian approved mares are eligible for registration with the AHS with the payment of a Foreign Sire Fee.

International Sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg, North America (ISR/OldNA): Many of the European stallions may be eligible for registration upon the mare owner’s completion of a Foreign Stallion Permit.

Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA): Offspring out of KWPN mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (including Quite Easy) 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 Quite Easy) may register her foal Westphalian.

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Quite Easy News

2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings: The 2016 World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses annually produces rankings for Top Sires in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. We are thrilled to share the results of some of the special stallions in our current line-up. >>>

USDF Year-End Awards: Team Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses. Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten. Congratulations to all the owners & breeders! >>>

2016 USDF Regional Championships: This year, we made the choice to travel to Saugerties, NY for the USDF Region 8 Finals. The venue is fantastic at the HITS showgrounds and the NEDA team, as always, run a wonderful show. >>>

Offspring

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Revenge

(Quite Easy x Havanna/Robin Z)
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Urkel

(Quite Easy x Dekade II/Schampus xx)
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Qalle

(Quite Easy x Marzipan/Maraton)
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Quasar

(Quite Easy x Ceranova/Calido I)