Photo By: Susan J. Stickle
Photo By: Susan J. Stickle
Photo By: Susan J. Stickle
Photo By: Susan J. Stickle
Photo By: Susan J. Stickle

16.3h | 2010 | Hanoverian Stallion

Soliman de Hus – Rascalino – Wesley

Sternlicht epitomizes the modern sport horse with his beautiful type, movement, and confident character. Sternlicht has an impressive show record including placing 3rd at the USEF FEI Six-Year Old Championships, winning the US Dressage Finals for both First & Third Levels, and in 2018 he finished 6th at the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Championships.  Sternlicht has been selected for the USEF Development Program as well.

Sternlicht’s first foals arrived the spring of 2015 and we’re consistently seeing his beautiful modern type, long legs, and exceptional canter.  He has sired a number of Premium Foals and Inspection Site Champions as well as USDF breed show winners.  During the 2018 Dressage at Devon, Sternlicht daughters Savannah HTF and Sundancer BHF took the top two positions in the USDF East Coast Filly Championships.

Sternlicht’s sire, Soliman de Hus, earned 137 points in his 70-day test and is well-recognized for the type, character, and rideability he gives his offspring.  Sternlicht’s dam is an eighth generation Elite/SPS Mare.  Her sire, Rascalino, was winner of his performance testing in Germany with an overall score of 148.29 and 153.37 points in Dressage. 

Across a wide variety of mares, we see Sternlicht’s positive contribution in his breedings.  If you are looking to add length of leg, an uphill frame, and a strong topline, Sternlicht will be a strong recommendation for your mare.

Video & Pedigree

Owner:
Hilltop Farm, Inc.
Breeder:
Greengate Farm
Soliman de Hus Sandro Hit Sandro Song
Loretta
Danea Donnerhall
Alhambra
EM Rhapsody GGF Rascalino Rotspon
Velvet
Wesermelodie Wesley
Defilee

Headlines

 Performance Test: Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record

2 Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA

2018: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ AHS Prix St. Georges Champion

2018: USDF Region 1 Intermediate I Champion

2018: USDF Region 1 Intermediate Freestyle Champion

2018: USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Championships ~ 6th Place

2017: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ AHS Prix St. Georges Reserve Champion

2017: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year ~ Reserve Champion

2016: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ AHS Champion Third Level

2016: US Dressage Finals ~ Third Level Champion

2016: USDF Region 8 Championships ~ 3rd place Third Level

2016: 3rd at USEF Young Horse National Championships

2015: US Dressage Finals ~ First Level Champion

2015: USDF Region 1 Champion ~ First Level

2014: Co-Champion American Hanoverian Society ~ USEF Four Year Old Division

2014: 8th at USEF Young Horse National Championships

2013: Licensed AHS & ISR/OldenburgNA

2012: Reserve Champion USDF DSHB HOY Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings

2011: Winner of Dressage at Devon Yearling Colts ~ 85%

 

Breeding Information



Breeding Fees & Contracts
$750 Per Dose
$1,400 1-Year Agreement
$2,000 2-Year Agreement

Stallion Health Information

 

EVA: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Carrier N/WFFS
Color Tested: Heterozygous Black E/e

COOLED SEMEN
Availability

Cooled semen from Sternlicht is available April 1oth through July 3rd. 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.

 

Sternlicht’s Approvals
  • ISR/OldenburgNA
  • AHS & ARS
  • GOV
  • Westfalen
Additional Registration Possibilities
  • KWPN-NA: Offspring out of KWPN-NA mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (such as Sternlicht) are eligible for Register A papers.

Offspring

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Stetson HTF

(Sternlicht GGF x Uforia/Negro)
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Steinbeck HTF

(Sternlicht GGF x Raja HTF/Royal Prince)
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MG Shiraz

(Sternlicht GGF x Winrianna/Winterprinz)
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Sinatra

(Sternlicht GGF x Bacall/Bordeaux)