Breeding

Contucci

Contucci
Photo by Alix Coleman

1993 Hanoverian Stallion
Liver Chestnut, 16.3 ½ hands
Caprimond – Lungau – Akzent II

Owner: Hilltop Farm
Breeder: Klaus Storbeck

2014 Breeding Fee: $1800 LFG cooled or frozen
  $600/dose frozen, no LFG

 

Performance Test:

127.60 Total/147.11 Dressage/81.12 Jumping
Earned 9’s for Character, Trot and Canter, and achieved Class I status

Approved AHS, ISR/OldNA, & GOV
Approved but not currently activated RPSI & CWHBA


2014 Breeding Contract

2014 Per Dose Frozen Semen Sales

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About Contucci

Contucci has long been one of the stars of the Hilltop Farm stallion line-up.  His own early talent was showcased when he commandingly won the dressage phase of his 100-day test with a score of 147.11 and finished as a Class 1 stallion with an overall 127.60.  Contucci earned six 9’s throughout the testing for character, willingness to work, rideability, and his trot and canter. He then successfully showed in Germany, including winning a 1997 Bundeschampionat qualifier with 9.2 out of 10 possible points.  This elegant, young son of the Trakehner stallion Caprimond was clearly a standout and was chosen as a new headliner for Hilltop Farm in 1998.

Contucci
Photo by Alix Coleman

Caprimond, sire of Contucci and the popular Hohenstein, was Champion of his 100-day test, earned Elite status in 1995, and in 1998 was named Trakehner Stallion of the Year.  By the very early age of seven, Caprimond was successfully competing in FEI dressage competitions and he progressed quickly to a very successful Grand Prix career.  His excellent character allowed him to serve as a schoolmaster for a young Theresa Wahler and he brought her successfully up to the FEI levels. The Hanoverian Yearbook of Stallions has ranked Caprimond #1 in the breeding values for type and conformation for many years.  In the 2012 rankings he was awarded the very high breeding values of 175 for typiness, 122 for limbs, and 144 points for dressage qualities. His offspring continue to be in high demand and he is universally looked to for creating offspring with excellent rideability.

Contucci's dam Laureen received 9's on all her gaits at her Mare Performance Testing and an overall score of 8.1.  Laureen is by the Celle stallion Lungau who is well known for his dressage ability, his consistency as a sire, and the versatility of his offspring. Akzent II brings even further depth to Contucci's gene pool. Capricia, a full-sister to Contucci, was the 2001 Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon and was an FEI Dressage competitor under Jane Hannigan.

Under Hilltop’s ownership, Contucci was only lightly shown given his breeding demands and the focus of the farm during that time.  However, he developed in his daily training into an FEI-level horse whose generous nature, willingness to work, and freedom of movement highlighted his daily work sessions.  Now we are enjoying those same magnificent qualities in his offspring and they reinforce for us daily the importance of Contucci as a sire.

Contucci has validated our confidence in him with over 80 Premium offspring, annual Inspection Site Champions, numerous Elite and Premium mares, and four Licensed sons.  Breed inspectors comment on the consistency they see in the Contucci offspring and note that he is a stallion that really stamps his offspring.

The show ring results of Contucci's offspring have been even more impressive.  Rideability and trainability are qualities all riders appreciate. Contucci offspring have shown great success in eventing including El Cid (Contucci – Mahon), winner of the American Eventing Championships at Preliminary Level in both 2009 and 2010.  Contucci gelding Consensus (Contucci – Count Brook xx) finished 2nd in his first CIC** event in 2013 and quickly moved up to the CIC*** level with top placings later that season.

ContucciYet not surprisingly, it is in the dressage ring that Contucci’s offspring dominate.  He has sired three Reserve Grand Champions of Dressage at Devon and the charming Chiquita HTF (Contucci-Cordoba) was the inaugural Foal Champion, Champion Filly, and USDF/GAIG Reserve Champion Filly of Dressage at Devon 2008.   Her full brother, Cha Ching HTF, followed her success closely in 2011 when he won the Colts of 2011, the USDF/GAIG East Coast Foal Final, and the Devon Foal Championship. Contucci has sired more USDF Breeders Series Champions/Reserve Champions throughout the country than any other stallion.  In 2005 the USEF named Contucci the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year based on his offspring’s dressage breed show results.  In 2009 Contucci was named the USEF Dressage Sire of the Year based on his offspring competing from Training Level through FEI.

From 2006 through 2009, a Contucci offspring won the USEF Young Horse/Developing Horse National Championships.  Hilltop Farm’s Cabana Boy was one of those Young Horse standouts.  Bred by Doug & Shannon Langer and owned by Hilltop Farm, Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) was the 2004 Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon, represented the US at the 2007 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses, and won three consecutive National Championships.  At only 7 yrs old, he was winning at Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I and was schooling all of the Grand Prix work.  Contucci has sired multiple USDF Regional Finals Champions and USDF All-Breeds Awards winners in addition to Cabana Boy. Including, Calimar (Contucci – Martini) 2011 USDF Horse of the Year Prix St. Georges and 2012 USDF Region 9 FEI Intermediaire I Open Freestyle Champion. Professionals as well as Adult Amateurs and Junior/Young Riders are searching out Contucci offspring for their winning gaits and easy rideability. 

An excellent choice for breeders looking to improve the neck, topline, and freedom in the shoulder, Contucci also offers rideability, modern type, light movement and a natural balance.  He’s a stallion that offers height without heaviness and has a forward yet sensible nature and engaging personality.

“While we as breeders must always be looking towards new bloodlines and trends, we must also be careful not to bypass the older, proven stallions that may compliment our mares best and provide us with security in the our breeding choices. Contucci is one of those stallions that we can consistently rely upon”
~ Natalie DiBerardinis
, Hilltop Farm's Breeding Manager

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Pedigree




Contucci




Caprimond


Karon

Arogno
Karben

Capri VI

Mackensen
Coeur-As




Laureen


Lungau

Lugano II
Wispe

Adine

Akzent II
Dinah

 

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ContucciCareer Highlights

4 Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2009: USEF Dressage Sire of the Year
2005: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
1996: Winner of the dressage phase of his 100-Day Test with a 147.11; six scores of 9

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