16.2h | 1990 | Holsteiner Stallion
Redfort – Landego – Calypso II
Riverman’s movement, jumping style and scope, and his impressive type have captivated breeders’ attention around the world and the results of his offspring speak highly for his influence. Based on the success of his offspring, Riverman has been named 3 times the USEF Eventing Sire of the Year and he was honored for 3 consecutive years with the South Pacific Award as the Top-Ranked US-based Show Jumping Sire by the USEF.
The versatile athleticism that Riverman’s offspring so consistently display has translated into his offspring being successful at the upper levels in all disciplines. Each year we see numerous Riverman offspring competing at the FEI Levels in dressage. A pair of Riverman sons represented the US at the World Pairs Driving Championships twice. Riverman’s jumping ability transmits strongly and he has sired many Grand Prix jumpers and A-circuit hunters as well as Advanced Level eventers.
Riverman’s sire Redfort was a Grand Prix dressage horse, but he was also the full brother to Ratina Z who was the 1992 Olympic Silver medalist in Show Jumping. This genetic versatility is futher highlighted by names further back in his pedigree such has Landgraf and Cor de la Bryere – talented show jumping sires that also appear in many dressage pedigrees.
Riverman’s health and fertility remain strong as he ages and he is available via both cooled and frozen semen.
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Performance Test: 105.48 Total/105.10 Dressage/102.90 Jumping
4-Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2017: USEF Eventing Sire of the Year
2016: Reserve Champion USEF Eventing Sire of the Year
2015: USEF Eventing Sire of the Year
2013: USEF South Pacific Award Winner ~ Top US based Show Jumping Sire
2012: USEF South Pacific Award Winner ~ Top US based Show Jumping Sire
2011: USEF South Pacific Award Winner ~ Top US based Show Jumping Sire
2010: USEF Eventing Sire of the Year
2009: USEF Eventing Sire of the Year
2000: Ranked 2nd on German FN Jumping Index
1995: Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon
1992: Reserve Champion of Holsteiner Stallion Licensing
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$1200 1-Year Cooled Semen OR
$900/dose Frozen Semen, No LFG
EVA Tested: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Homozygous Black E/E
Cooled Semen available April 1st – 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Approved AHHA, ISR/OldenburgNA
Approved but not currently activated with GOV, Westfalen, & CWHBA
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.
Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (CWHBA): Riverman has been approved with the CWHBA, but is not currently activated with them.
Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA): Offspring out of KWPN mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (including Riverman) are eligible for Register A papers.
Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society (GOV): Riverman has been approved with the GOV, but is not currently activated with them.
Swedish Warmblood Association of North America (SWANA): Riverman offspring out of SWANA mares are eligible for full registration.
Westphalian Horse Association: Any Westphalian papered and branded mare bred to a Lifetime Licensed and Approved German warmblood stallion (including Riverman) may register her foal Westphalian.