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16.3h | 2010 | Hanoverian Stallion

Soliman de Hus – Rascalino – Wesley

Sternlicht epitomizes the modern sport horse. He was licensed by both the Hanoverian and ISR/Oldenburg registries in 2013, and impressed with his type, movement, and character.  His canter is a particular highlight and earned scores of 8 and 8.5 at his licensings.

Sternlicht is by the popular young stallion Soliman de Hus.  This popular Sandro Hit-Donnerhall son was champion of his licensing. He won his 30-day test with scores over 8 on all three gaits and earned a 9.63 on rideability.  As a six-year old he was 9th in the German Championships and at eight years old he was winning at Prix St. Georges with scores up to 71% and ranked 5th at his first CDI competition at Saumur. Sternlicht is out of an Elite Mare by Rascalino.  She is an eighth generation Elite Mare and her dam is a full sister to the Champion mare SPS Wisconsin.

Sternlicht has had an excellent in-hand career.  In 2011 he commandingly won his Yearling Colts class with a score of 85%.  He earned multiple Championships as a two-year old and Reserve Champion for USDF Horse of the Year honors and Champion for All-Breeds awards with a median score over 82%.

Sternlicht began showing undersaddle early in 2014 competing in the USEF 4-Year Old classes.  He earned scores as high as 8.5 throughout the season and easily qualified for the USEF/Markel Young Horse National Championships where he finished in 8th place. His year-end median score also tied him for the American Hanoverian Society’s USEF Four Year Old Division Championship.  In 2015, Sternlicht competed primarily at First Level with all his scores above 70%.  He captured the USDF Region 1 Championships with a 76.3% and won the US Dressage National Finals with a score of 74.3%.  He is now showing and winning at Third Level and in the FEI Six Year Old division.

Sternlicht’s first foals arrived the spring of 2015 and we’re consistently seeing his beautiful modern type.  Sternlicht already has numerous Premium Foals to his credit and multiple Inspection Site Champions.  At the prestigious Dressage At Devon, Steinbeck HTF (ds. Royal Prince) won the Colts of 2015 class with a score of 80.7%. He went on to be Reserve Champion Foal and win the Hanoverian 2 & Under class.

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

Career Highlights

Performance Test:

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA

Licensed AHS & RPSI but currently completing sport requirements

Sternlicht is 16.3 hands already, very long legged with a beautiful front, an excellent temperament and rideability and three good gaits of which, under saddle, the canter really stood out.  He should especially be suitable for breeders who look for refinement and length of legs.”

Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Hannoveraner Verband

2 Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA

2015: USDF National Finals Champion – First Level

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:

$1,600 2-Year Cooled or Frozen Semen
EVA Negative

Availability

Cooled Semen available March 15th – June 30th. 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, or July 4th.

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.

Sternlicht GGF's Approvals

Licensed AHS, ISR/OldenburgNA, RPSI

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Sternlicht GGF News

2016 US Dressage Finals: What better end to the 2016 show season but to wrap it up with the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY. Now in its 4th year, this show just gets better and better thanks to an experienced staff, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous supporters. Thank you ALL who make this show happen! >>>

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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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)