17h | 2019 | Oldenburg Stallion
For Romance I – Fidertanz – De Niro
This newly approved KWPN stallion is sure to appeal to KWPN breeders seeking a pedigree outcross for their mares. O’Frederic is sired by For Romance I, a two time Oldenburg Champion stallion and Grand Prix competitor. For Romance is a well decorated competition horse with highlights including Bundeschampionat qualifier, Burg-Pokal Finalist, and VTV Dressage Stallion of the Year. His production record has been exceptional with over 60 approved stallions to his credit, numerous premium mares, and his oldest offspring are now proving themselves as top sporthorses.
O’Frederic’s dam Riana is half sibling to the successful Grand Prix horse Duke of Swing and by the impressive stallion Fidertanz. Fidertanz has been recognized for both his sport record up to Grand Prix and his production record with over 400 offspring successful in sport, contributing to him earning the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2021 and a 7th place ranking on the World Breeding Federation for Sporthorses Dressage Sire Ranking for 2022. Further back in his pedigree, we find the Donnerhall son De Niro who was Reserve Champion of his performance test with a score of 141.93. De Niro had a wonderful sport career with over 24 wins at S-Level and has been consistently ranked at the top of the WBFSH Dressage Sire Rankings for many years.
O’Frederic completed his KWPN Stallion Performance Test in 2022, earning scores of 9 for both his walk and rideability. Additional highlights included 8.5’s for canter and talent as dressage horse, and scores of 8 for trot and elasticity. This young stallion is a top choice for breeders seeking genetic diversity for the KWPN mares; as well as, improve the walk and rideability. Under Team Van Olst, we’re excited to watch this young stallion develop in both breeding and sport!
2022: Approved KWPN
Breeding Fees & Contracts
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.
O’Frederic is not available via cooled semen. Please see Frozen Semen for shipping costs and details on Night or Day’s frozen semen.
Registration & Futurity 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.
- 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.
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.
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)