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.
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Licensed AHS & RPSI but currently completing sport requirements
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%
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$1,600 2-Year Cooled or Frozen Semen
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.
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 EquineTo 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 RemindersAt 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.
Registration InformationYour 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