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 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 having a median score over 70% in his first year at Prix St. Georges as a 7yr old.  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 2017 Dressage at Devon, Sternlicht offspring were particular standouts including placing in 4 of the top 6 spots in the Hanoverian class, being Reserve Champion Foal, and earning Sternlicht 2nd place in the Get of Sire class with an 81.45%.

Sternlicht’s sire, Soliman de Hus, earned 137 points in his 70-day test including seven scores of 9 or higher.  Soliman is well-recognized for the type, character, and rideability he gives.  He has a number of approved stallions and high-priced auction horses to his record.  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

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 Performance Test: Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record

2 Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA

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

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

2017: Prix St. Georges debut

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

Stud Fee:

Unavailable in 2018
EVA Tested: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Carrier N/WFFS
Color Tested: Heterozygous Black E/e

Special Discounts Available

Additional Fees - Cooled Semen

Additional Fees - Frozen Semen

Sternlicht will be unavailable for breeding in 2018.
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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.

Sternlicht GGF's Approvals

Licensed AHS, ISR/OldenburgNA, Westfalen

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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)