Beaulieu's Talisman

Photo By: Sportfot

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.

Video & Pedigree

Trestle Tree Farm
Carlo Zimmer
Toulon Heartbreaker Nimmerdor
Nikita Jokinal de Bornival
Armandine Alexis Z Almé Z
Penny Lane Pilot

Career Highlights

Performance Test:

Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, RPSI, Rhineland, & sBs

Licensed but not currently activated with the CWHBA

Nominated to the International Hunter Futurity in 2015

Nominated to the International Jumper Futurity in 2015

Talisman’s charisma shines through when you first meet him.  With his quick reactions, careful nature, and powerhouse pedigree we’re excited to offer him to our breeders.” 

Natalie DiBerardinis, Hilltop Breeding Manager

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

Breeding Information

Stud Fee:

$1,500 2-Year Cooled or Frozen Semen
EVA Negative


Cooled Semen available March 15th – August 15th.  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


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, Memorial Day, 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.

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.

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.

Talisman's Approvals

Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, sBs, & RPSI

Additional Registration Possibilities

The 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.

Westphalian Horse Association: Any Westphalian papered and branded mare bred to a Lifetime Licensed and Approved German warmblood stallion (including Talisman) may register her foal Westphalian.

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Talisman News

Talisman Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Our congratulations go out to Ilona English of Summit Sporthorses in Ringoes, NJ on the arrival of Tiana, a gorgeous new Talisman filly! Born to her Oldenburg mare Illizina, Ilona says “She's very feminine, bay with hind socks and an unusual straight white blaze from between her eyes to 1/2 way down her nose.” Congratulations Ilona! >>>

Hilltop Foaling Season Updates: Our last two foals are safely on the ground! Congratulations to Gavin Parfit and Isabel Barzun on the arrival of a very good-looking, light chestnut colt by Florianus II and out of Elite Romy (Gribaldi-Casanova). >>>

The First Foals Arrive: Hilltop’s 2016 foaling season is off to a wonderful start. It’s coming to the end of April now and the first five foals are safely on the ground. Double H Farm’s jumper mare Ultra (Willem van de Helle) produced her first foal in March. >>>



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