Night Or Day

Photo By: Courtesy Van Olst Horses
Photo By: Courtesy Van Olst Horses
Photo By: Courtesy Van Olst Horses

16.3h | 2015 | Dutch Warmblood Stallion

Negro – Samber – Recruut

Night or Day is sure to catch your attention for more than just his distinct markings! Sired by the preferent stallion Negro, a proven sire of FEI Grand Prix horses. Sire of Olympic, World Equestrian Games, and World Cup winner Valego; as well as WBFSH 6 & 7-Year Old World Champion Kjento, Negro has repeatedly confirmed his value as a sire of top dressage talent.  Negro offspring have proven time and again they have the talent for the FEI work and are winning at the FEI levels with professionals, amateurs, and young riders.  An exceptional canter, active hindleg, and talent for collection are consistent across his offspring.  

Night or Day’s dam is the exceptional producing Ster mare Mariska. Mariska has produced two licensed sons in addition to Night or Day, two elite daughters, and offspring successful in both dressage and jumping. Her sire Samber competed at Grand Prix dressage himself, but was a successful producer of both dressage and jumping horses. Great-grandsire Recruut was Grand Prix show jumper who earned exceptional scores at his KWPN Performance Test with no score less than 8 and perfect 1o’s for temperament and free jumping.

Night or Day completed his NRPS Performance Test in 2018 earning no score less than 8 and highlights of 9 for stable behavior and 8.5’s for canter, general impression, dressage test, and dressage potential. He was praised for his naturally forward thinking mentality, willingness to work, self-carriage, and balance. For breeders seeking top talent and eye catching markings, Night or Day is a top consideration.

Video & Pedigree

Van Olst Horses
K. Bangaru
Negro Ferro Ulft
Fewrie Variant
Mariska Samber Pericles
Tina D
Warinka Recruut


2018: Approved NRPS

Breeding Information

Breeding Fees & Contracts
$750 Per Dose
$1,500 1-Season
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Stallion Health Information
EVA: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
Color Tested: Heterozygous Black E/e

Cooled Semen

Night or Day is not available via cooled semen. Please see Frozen Semen for shipping costs and details on Night or Day’s frozen semen.

Frozen Semen

Frozen semen may be shipped year-round. Frozen semen is only shipped at the request of the breeder or their veterinarian, click here for instructions to Request A Semen Shipment.

Distribution Fee (per shipment)

Frozen Semen distribution is handled by Select Breeders Service, Inc. The Distribution Fee must be paid in advance of each shipment by check or credit card.

  • $410 for FedEx Overnight or $380 for FedEx 2-Day US shipments; $680 for Canadian shipments + duties/customs charges. These include round-trip FedEx shipping. $15 additional for Saturday delivery.
  • $155 for pick-up/return at Hilltop Farm or SBS with our container (does not include return by FedEx)
  • $55 for pick-up or shipment from SBS with own container (does not include return by FedEx); $55 additional client owned tank recharge fee for tanks that arrive warm.
  • $46 for each additional stallion if multiple stallions are being shipped together; $46 per each additional Mare Owner per shipment
  • Late Fee for requests received after the published notification time: $88
  • Container Deposit – $1350 (Secured by credit card – not charged unless container is not returned or is damaged)

Mare Information
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 14-16 day pregnancy check, please have your vet complete the Mare Breeding Passport received with your semen shipment and return it to Hilltop Farm. Any changes in pregnancy status after the 14-16 day check must be communicated to Hilltop Farm immediately. 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.

Night or Day’s Approvals
  • NRPS
Additional Registration Possibilities
  • KWPN-NA: Offspring by stallions approved by Erkend Studbooks of the KWPN are eligible for registration with the KWPN-NA. 
  • ISR/OldenburgNA: Offspring by many of the European stallions may be eligible for registration upon the mare owner’s completion of a Foreign Stallion Permit.