16.1h | 2020 | Dutch Warmblood Stallion

Kjento – Desperado – Houston

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

16.1h | 2020 | Dutch Warmblood Stallion
Color: Chestnut
Van Olst Horses
AJ Beerens
Kjento Negro Ferro
Zoriana Jazz
Jaomie Desperado Vivaldi
Naomie Houston

The first KWPN approved son by the two time World Champion Kjento! Pjethro’s sire Kjento has been in the spotlight from a young age with numerous accolades along the way, including KWPN Stallion Test Champion, Reserve Champion PAVO Cup finish, and World Young Horse Champion as both a 6-year old and 7-year old. With a recent debut at Prix St. Georges, Kjento continues to show great talent for the future.

Pjethro’s dam is by the popular sire Desperado who has been a successful competition horse from the FEI Young Horse classes through Grand Prix, with numerous FEI competitors and licensed sons to his credit including the popular Ibiza. The influence of Pjethro’s damline foreshadows great talent for sport. Pjethro’s granddam, by Houston, has produced multiple FEI level horses, two international Grand Prix horses, and the licensed stallion Valeron.  

Pjethro completed his KWPN Stallion Test in 2023, earning no score less than 8.5. Particular highlights for Pjethro included scores of 9.0 for trot, posture and balance, and rideability. The KWPN recommends Pjethro to breeders looking to improve mechanics of the gaits, balance, and work ethic. With the Van Olst team behind Pjethro, we look forward to his development in both breeding and sport.


Performance Test: Champion of Stallion Performance Test,

  • Five scores of 9 and a 9.5 for canter


2022: World Championships for Young Horses – FEI 7-Year Old Champion

2021: World Championships for Young Horses – FEI 6-Year Old Champion

2020: 2019/2020 KWPN Stallion Competition Final L-Class ~ 2nd Place

2019: PAVO Cup Finals for 4-Year Olds ~ Reserve Champion

2019: Approved with the Oldenburg Verband

2018: Champion of Stallion Performance Test


Breeding Information

Breeding Fees & Contracts
$675 Per ICSI Session
Details:Allows for access to frozen semen for one Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) session performed at New Bolton Center.

Download Per ICSI Session Frozen Agreement

$675 Per Dose
Details: Frozen semen sold by the dose with no live foal guarantee. ICSI not permitted.

Download 2024 Per Dose Frozen Agreement

$1,400 1-Season
Details: 1-Season multi-dose agreement completed when your mare maintains a pregnancy for 60-days. Contract allows for a maximum of six (6) doses of semen from the Stallion to produce one foal.

Download 2024 1-Season Frozen Agreement

Submit A Contract Online
Details: Visit the Book A Contract page to electronically submit your contract. This option allows you to quickly book and submit payment via PayPal or Credit Card. 

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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.

Links and Downloads


Cooled Semen

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


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.

Powerdale’s Approvals
  • KWPN
Additional Registration Possibilities
  • ISR/OldenburgNA: Offspring of many of the European stallions may be eligible for registration upon the mare owner’s completion of a Foreign Stallion Permit.
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.

  • $440 for FedEx Overnight or $410 for FedEx 2-Day US shipments; $750 for Canadian shipments + duties/customs charges. These include round-trip FedEx shipping. $15.00 additional for Saturday delivery.
  • $170 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.
  • $50 for each additional stallion if multiple stallions are being shipped together; $50 per each additional Mare Owner per shipment
  • Late Fee for requests received after the published notification time: $95
  • Container Deposit – $1350 (Secured by credit card – not charged unless container is not returned or is damaged)
Stallion Health Information
EVA: Negative, Vaccinated Annually
This stallion has been tested for and vaccinated against EVA.  Given his negative status, it is not necessary to vaccinate your mare prior to breeding to this stallion
WFFS Tested: Negative N/N
This stallion is not a carrier of Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) and may be breed to both non-carrier and carrier mares without risk. For additional information on WFFS visit the Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome page on our website.
Color Tested: Homozygous Red e/e
All chestnut horses are homozygous for the red factor gene.