16.1h | 1999 | Hanoverian Stallion
Rohdiamant – Prince Thatch xx – Wenzel I
Looking to add elegance, refinement, rideability, and purity of movement to your breeding program? Royal Prince may be just the choice for you. For five consecutive years, Royal Prince was named the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and he has sired licensed stallions and many Premium/Elite mares. Royal Prince offspring have been Champion or Reserve at USDF Regional/National Championships, as well as winning the USEA Young Event Horse Championships, and competing successfully in the Hunter ring.
Royal Prince was Reserve Champion at his Stallion Performance Tests, earning 10’s for rideability and walk, and 9’s for trot, canter, and willingness to work. He twice represented the US at the FEI World Championships for Young Horses, including a 4th place finish in 2004, and competed through Prix St. Georges.
His sire, Rohdiamant, was a highly successful Grand Prix dressage competitor who was short-listed for the U.S. Olympic Team with Lisa Wilcox. Grandsire Rubinstein I also competed at the Grand Prix Level and has had a legendary influence on sport horse breeding around the world. Royal Prince’s dam, Piri Piri, is by the influential Thoroughbred stallion Prince Thatch xx. Royal Prince is a strong refining sire and crosses beautifully on mares that need a bit of refinement and blood to epitomize the modern type of sport horse.
Video & Pedigree
Performance Test: Reserve Champion of his 30-Day and 70-Day Tests
- 129.90 Total/135.82 Dressage/102.83 Jumping
- Class I status
5-Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2012: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2011: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2010: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2010: Prix St. Georges debut
2009: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2009: Reserve Champion Fourth Level USDF Region 1 Finals
2009: Reserve Champion Fourth Level BLM Finals
2008: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2007: Reserve Champion, Third Level BLM Finals
2005: US Representative World Championships for Young Horses – FEI Six Year Olds
2004: USEF National Champion – FEI Five Year Olds
2004: US Representative World Championships for Young Horses – FEI Five Year Olds
2003: Reserve Champion of both his 30-day & 70-day Stallion Tests
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$1200 2-Year Frozen Semen
EVA Tested: Negative
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Heterozygous Black E/e
Frozen semen may be shipped year-round.
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.
Royal Prince's Approvals
Approved AHS, ISR/OldenburgNA, & GOV
Approved but not currently activated with 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): Royal Prince 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 Royal Prince) are eligible for Register A papers.
Swedish Warmblood Association of North America (SWANA): Royal Prince 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 Royal Prince) may register her foal Westphalian.