C Discreto

Photo By: Susan Stickle
Photo By: Susan Stickle
Photo By: Lily Forado
Photo By: Shaana Risley

16.1h | 2014 | PRE Stallion

Machin – Carbonero V – Español XIII




Discreto embodies the compact type, balanced gaits, and wonderful trainability that has so many riders and breeders seeking out the PRE breed. Born in Spain and imported to the US as a young horse, Discreto has been carefully developed by his amateur rider and is quickly progressing in his training. In 2021 Discreto made his Prix St. Georges debut at 7 years old with his amateur owner and easily rose to the challenge.  Typical of reputation of the Spanish horses, he loves learning the FEI work and is already playing easily with more advanced exercises. 

The talent for dressage is no surprise given Discreto’s pedigree. The special cross of Machin and Esmerelda has been repeated seven times. Full siblings C Olivo and C Castelnovo both competed in the FEI Young Horses classes with good success. C Olivo placed 4th in the Finals class at the CDI-Segovia as a 5-Year Old and won at National Championship shows in Spain.  Castelnovo was winner of the 2015 ANCCE Cup for 4-Year Old Dressage Horses and returned to the championship again in both his five and six year old years.

The first Discreto foals were welcomed in 2021 and we’re seeing his wonderful character coming through in his early foals.  He has been approved for breeding with the ARS, ANCCE, and IAHLA.

Video & Pedigree

Casa Arte Equestre, LLC
Yeguada Castelnovo
Machin Bocanegra Justiciero XI
Botera II
Beltrana Nadir
Esmeralda CXXI Carbonero V Jubiloso XIV
Halagada IV
Brisca IV Español XIII
Juno II


2021: Debuted at Prix St. Georges

2020: Competed Fourth Level

2019: Competed Second Level

2018: Avalon Farm Breed Show 2 ~ Mature Horse Champion & Stallion Champion

2018: Competed in the USEF 4-Year Old Classes


Breeding Information

Breeding Fee & Contracts
$675 Per Dose
$1,400 1-Season Agreement
Submit A Contract Online

Stallion Health Information
EVA: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Homozygous Black E/E, Homozygous a/a
Additional Testing Through Etalon Equine Genetics


C Discreto’s will be available via cooled semen March 1sth through June 30th. Stallions are only collected at the request of the breeder or their veterinarian, click here for instructions to Request A Semen Shipment.

REMINDER: The SBS lab is closed and stallions will not be collected on Easter Sunday, May 27th-30th (Memorial Day weekend), June 16-17th, and July 4th.

Distribution Fee (per shipment)

Cooled Semen distribution is handled by Rood & Riddle Wellington. The Distribution Fee must be paid in advance of each shipment by check or credit card. 

  • $290.75 collection fee plus shipping at cost for US shipments 




Frozen semen is not available from C Discreto at this time.

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.

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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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.

C Discreto’s Approvals
  • ARS
Additional Registration Possibilities
  • IAHLA: C Discreto offspring out of non-Andalusian or Lusitano mares are eligible for IAHLA Half-Bred registration papers.
Futurity Information
  • American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Yearling & 2-Year Old Futurity: Yearling and 2-Year Old C Discreto offspring that are American Rhineland registered are eligible for participation. For additional information and futurity guidelines click HERE.