Introducing the new

www.HilltopFarmInc.com


For almost 25 years Hilltop Farm has been an internationally recognized leader in the sporthorse industry and with each passing year we continue to enhance our offerings and provide a unique level of service to breeders and owners of Hilltop sired offspring. 

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With our growing online audience and the ever-changing advancements in technology, we partnered with the team of innovators and online engineers at www.EqGraphics.com to bring you what is likely, the most comprehensive stallion website in the industry. 





With well over 1,000 pages, all designed to display beautifully on any computer or mobile device, our goal of reinventing our website to match the superior quality of our horses and services has become a reality. 




Every stallion is presented with their own in-depth informational page, featuring a retina-display image gallery, high-definition video, their most notable accomplishments and current news headlines.


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Breeders now have full access to each stallion’s availability, downloadable breeding forms, shipping guidelines and important information about breeding your mare and registering your future foal, all in one convenient location...


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Breeding Information

Stud Fee: $1,800 LFG cooled or frozen semen or $600/dose frozen semen (no LFG) EVA Negative

Availability

Cooled Semen available March 1st – August 31st.  Frozen semen may be shipped year-round. REMINDER:  The SBS lab is closed and stallions will not be collected on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, or July 4th.
 

Special Discounts Available

 
 

Additional Fees - Cooled Semen

 
 

Additional Fees - Frozen Semen

 
 

Breeding Agreement

 
 

Per Dose Frozen Semen

 
 

Breeding Agreement

 
 

Per Dose 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, 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.
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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.

Contucci's Approvals

Approved AHS, ISR/OldenburgNA, GOV

Approved but not currently activated with RPSI & CWHBA

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): Contucci has been approved 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 Contucci) are eligible for Register A papers.

Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International (RPSI): Contucci has been approved with the RPSI, but is not currently activated with them.

Swedish Warmblood Association of North America (SWANA): Contucci offspring out of SWANA mares are eligible for full registration.

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

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We are proud of the many achievements Hilltop-sired offspring are accomplishing and one of our goals with the creation of the new website was to develop a special resource to acknowledge the dedicated owners and breeders who provide these horses with incredible opportunities for success in breeding and sport. Our robust new offspring section, now features over 1,000 individual offspring pages, each with their own photo gallery, videos and accomplishments. These extensive offspring pages also serve as an essential tool when considering stallion options for your mare.





To search and view offspring, simply click on a stallion for an instant overview of his offspring. Each image leads you to a detailed offspring page where you will find additional photos, videos, accomplishments and even testimonials from their breeders, owners and trainers. 


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We encourage our breeders and owners of Hilltop Offspring to stay in touch and send us updates, photos and share your news so we can follow your journey and cheer you on every step of the way.


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Each breeder's offspring page and every page of the new HilltopFarmInc.com can be shared on your choice of social media outlets in one click...

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At Hilltop Farm, our commitment to breeders extends far beyond the successful arrival of your foal. As part of our Breeder’s Support Program, we recognize effective marketing can be one of the greatest challenges a small breeder faces, which is why our new website is now open to both breeders and owners to promote your Hilltop-bred offspring with photos, video and a full description…

...all at no cost.




2013 chestnut Hanoverian gelding out of the Hanoverian mare Wiesling (Wolkentanz). Qwin is a bold, personable gelding with loads of self-confidence, lovely gaits and excellent manners and should mature to 16.2 hh. Qwin’s dam Wiesling (Wolkentanz x MS Dividende) Joan is from a long line of superior sport horses; her dam’s sire is the renowned ES Domingo.Her sire is Wolkentanz- one of the successful sons of the legendary sire Weltmeyer. Wolkentanz was the champion stallion at the Verden licensing in 1993 and 1994 won the 3 year old stallion classification at the Federal Championship of German Riding Horses and was runner up in the stallion performance test scoring 140.53 in dressage. At her mare inspection, she received 8′s on head/neck, saddle position, typiness, femininity, and impulsion/elasticity. Entered into the main stud book. Schooled to Third Level, she was shown at Training Level and scored consistently in the high sixties to mid-seventies, with consistent scores of 8 for gaits.

Qwin qualified for 2013 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship at Dressage at Devon. Judges’ comments: “elegant head and neck, good shoulder angle, good bone structure, long legged style, athletic, good back movement, stays uphill, active trot, covers ground.” He finished 10 th for the USDF 2013 colts year end standings.

Contact:
Angela Mirarchi  |  336-669-1565   |  Brown Summit, NC
Adm9876@aol.com



With a wide selection of horses ranging from foals to proven champions, the Hilltop Farm Sales Section is the perfect place to find your future star, making it one of the most frequented areas of our website. You do not have to be the original breeder to list your horse for sale in this popular section.



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Much of Hilltop Farm’s public presence has been centered on the stallions, but we hope you also enjoy learning more about our 25 year history...



Hilltop Archives

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With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline. Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines.

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Hilltop Articles & Interviews

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... and visiting our extensive news sections where we hope to soon congratulate you on the arrival of your new foal, and the many great achievements their future is sure to hold.   We welcome your feedback and look forward to providing you with this excellent new resource.



Recent Headlines

2017 Dressage at Devon: Another Dressage at Devon is in the books for Team Hilltop. Once again, we welcomed back King Santacruz to join Michael Bragdell in handling a number of Hilltop-sired and client-owned horses for Hilltop Farm. Thank you to Michael and King for a superb job with all the horses and to all the Hilltop staff both at home and at the show that pull this off year after year! >>>

USDF Region 8 Championships: This year we again traveled to the USDF Region 8 Championships in Saugerties, NY. At the large HITS facility, there were over 1600 rides scheduled over the four days of competition – a massive show! Jessica Fay has had a fantastic season with her horses and Regionals ended on a high note for the 3 mares she qualified. >>>

Foal Announcements

Riverman Foal Announcements: 07-06-2017: Congratulations to Kathy LaCroix of Aberdeen, MD on the birth of her new Riverman filly! Arriving on June 16th to her TB mare Twilight Reign, Kathy says her new foal took her time coming, 361 days before she made her grand entrance but she was well worth the wait. >>>

Vallado Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: Congratulations to Eric Taddeo of Warwick, NY on the arrival of his new Vallado foal, born to his mare Star in the month of May! >>>

Donarweiss Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Michelle James of Airdrie, AB is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Donarweiss filly! Daydream arrived to Michelle’s CWBHA mare Twice Gold on May 13th and Michelle says she is absolutely stunning and will be calling her Dreamy for short. Congratulations! >>>


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