16h | 2001 | Selle Luxembourgeois Stallion
Toulon – Alexis Z – Pilot
Talisman was bred in Canada by Carlo Zimmer. He was licensed by the CWHBA as a three-year old and lightly shown before coming to the US. The Young Jumper classes highlight top up-and-coming prospects each year and Talisman led his peer group. As a 5-year old, he won the prestigious YJC Eastern League Finals and as a 6-year old he finished 6th in the Championships. Talisman competed through 1.40m at top competition venues including Wellington, Kentucky, and the Hamptons.
Talisman’s success is backed by a strong pedigree that foretold his jumping ability. Sire Toulon was a top-level international show jumper under Hubert Bourdy. He has over 20 approved sons and many offspring competing internationally. In 2013, Toulon was ranked 34th on the WBFSH Sire Rankings and at the 2014 World Equestrian Games there were 4 Toulon offspring competing. Grandsire Heartbreaker was also successful internationally with top placings at shows such as Falterbo, London, and Aachen.
From his dam, the influential stallions Alexis Z, Alme, and Pilot are added to Talisman’s genetics. Alexis Z earned 15 wins at S-level, sired 20 licensed stallions, and his offspring have won over 1.3million euro in sport. Alme’s influence is still strongly felt in both sport and breeding.
Talisman was approved with RPSI, sBs, and ISR/OldenburgNA in 2014. His early foalcrops show his strong influence on type and will be entering the competition arenas in the coming years. With his move to Hilltop Farm, we’re looking forward to expanding Talisman’s availability for hunter, jumper, and eventing breeders.
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Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record
Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, Westfalen, Rhineland, & sBs
Licensed but not currently activated with the CWHBA
Nominated to the International Jumper Futurity in 2015
2016: Approved Rhineland Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2014: Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, RPSI, and sBs
2008: 2nd in the 7/8-Year Old Jumpers ~ Horse Shows by the Bay II & III
2008: 3rd in the 7/8-Year Old Jumpers ~ Chagrin Valley
2008: 7th in the 7/8-Year Old Jumpers ~ WEF 4
2007: 6th in the Eastern League Finals for YJC ~ Hampton Classic
2007: 2nd in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ Devon
2007: 1st & 4th in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ Tournament of Champions
2007: 2nd & 4th in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ Tampa Bay Classic
2007: 3rd in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ IEH International
2006: Champion Eastern League Finals for YJC ~ Hampton Classic
2006: 1st in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ Kentucky Summer Show
2006: 3rd & 5th in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ Devon
2006: 1st in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ Kentucky Spring Classic
2006: 3rd in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ IEH International
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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 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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- 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.
Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, sBs, & Westfalen
Additional Registration PossibilitiesThe 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): Talisman has been licensed 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 Talisman) are eligible for Register A papers.