16.1h | 1999 | Hanoverian Stallion
Rohdiamant – Prince Thatch xx – Wenzel I
If you are looking to add elegance, refinement, rideability, and purity of movement to your breeding program, Royal Prince is the perfect choice. As a sire, Royal Prince has had a profound impact on North American breeding. For five consecutive years, Royal Prince was named the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and he has sired licensed stallions and many Premium/Elite mares. Royal Prince offspring have been Champion or Reserve at USDF Regional/National Championships, as well as winning the USEA Young Event Horse Championships, and are competing successfully in the Hunter ring.
Royal Prince was Reserve Champion at his Stallion Performance Tests, earning 10’s for rideability and walk, and 9’s for trot, canter, and willingness to work. He twice represented the US at the FEI World Championships for Young Horses, including a 4th place finish in 2004, and competed through Prix St. Georges.
His sire, Rohdiamant, was a highly successful Grand Prix dressage competitor who was short-listed for the U.S. Olympic Team with Lisa Wilcox. Grandsire Rubinstein I also competed at the Grand Prix Level and has had a legendary influence on sport horse breeding around the world. Royal Prince’s dam, Piri Piri, is by the influential Thoroughbred stallion Prince Thatch xx.
Royal Prince is a strong refining sire and crosses beautifully on mares that need a bit of refinement and blood to create an elegant, refined sport horse type with high rideability. We have used Royal Prince extensively in our program and continue to value his influence.
Video & Pedigree
Performance Test: Reserve Champion of his 30-Day and 70-Day Tests
- 129.90 Total/135.82 Dressage/102.83 Jumping
- Class I status
5-Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2014: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year ~ Reserve Champion
2012: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2011: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2010: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2010: Prix St. Georges debut
2009: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2009: Reserve Champion Fourth Level USDF Region 1 Finals
2009: Reserve Champion Fourth Level BLM Finals
2008: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2007: Reserve Champion, Third Level BLM Finals
2005: US Representative World Championships for Young Horses – FEI Six Year Olds
2004: USEF National Champion – FEI Five Year Olds
2004: US Representative World Championships for Young Horses – FEI Five Year Olds
2003: Reserve Champion of both his 30-day & 70-day Stallion Tests
Breeding Fees & Contracts
Stallion Health Information
Royal Prince is not available via cooled semen. Please see Frozen Semen for shipping costs and details on Royal Prince’s 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.
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.
- $360.00 for FedEx Overnight or $330.00 for FedEx 2-Day US shipments; $600.00 for Canadian shipments + duties/customs charges. These include round-trip FedEx shipping. $20.00 additional for Saturday delivery.
- $125.00 for pick-up/return at Hilltop Farm or SBS with our container (does not include return by FedEx)
- $45.00 for pick-up or shipment from SBS with own container (does not include return by FedEx); $45.00 additional client owned tank recharge fee for tanks that arrive warm.
- $45.00 for each additional stallion if multiple stallions are being shipped together
- Late Fee for requests received after the published notification time: $75.00
- Container Deposit – $1000.00 (Secured by credit card – not charged unless container is not returned or is damaged)
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.
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.
- AHS & ARS
- KWPN-NA: Offspring out of KWPN-NA mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (such as Royal Prince) are eligible for Register A papers.
- SWANA: Royal Prince offspring out of SWANA mares are eligible for full registration.
- American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Yearling & 2-Year Old Futurity: Yearling and 2-Year Old Royal Prince offspring that are AHS registered, AHS Certificate of Pedigree, or American Rhineland registered are eligible for participation. For additional information and futurity guidelines click HERE.