16.3h | 2010 | Hanoverian Stallion
Soliman de Hus – Rascalino – Wesley
Sternlicht epitomizes the modern sport horse with his beautiful type, movement, and confident character. His impressive show record includes placing 3rd at the USEF FEI Six-Year-Old Championships, multiple USDF Regional Championships, USDF All-Breeds titles, and being a 3x Champion at the US Dressage Finals. Sternlicht competed to Grand Prix with Michael Bragdell and is now bringing a new rider up the FEI levels.
Sternlicht’s sire, Soliman de Hus, was Champion of his licensing and Performance Test, and also competed to Grand Prix. He has many approved stallions and high-priced auction horses to his record; as well as numerous FEI dressage horses and World Young Horse Championship competitors. Grandsire Sandro Hit ranks at the top of the WBFSH Dressage Sire Rankings and his influence was readily apparent at the 2021 Olympic Games. Great-grandsire Donnerhall has created his own legend through being a top international Grand Prix horse and a positive influence on dressage breeding. Sternlicht’s dam is an eighth generation Elite/SPS Mare and has produced two licensed stallions.
Sternlicht has sired many Premium Foals and Inspection Site Champions. His offspring are following his success in the show ring too and have won in-hand titles, top ten finishes at USDF Regional Championships, and a few are earning division championships in the hunter ring. In 2022, Steinbeck HTF earned a top ten placing in the Second Level Open Championship at the US Dressage Finals. Across a wide variety of mares, we see Sternlicht’s positive contribution. If you are looking to add length of leg, an uphill frame, and a strong topline, you cannot go wrong with choosing Sternlicht.
Performance Test: Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record
4-Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2021: Debuted at Grand Prix
2020: AHS All-Breeds Open Intermediate II Champion
2020: USDF Region 1 Open Intermediate II ~ 5th Place
2019: US Dressage Finals Champion ~ Prix St. Georges
2019: AHS All-Breeds Musical Freestyle Intermediate I ~ 5th Place
2019: AHS All-Breeds Open Intermediate I ~ 3rd Place
2019: AHS All-Breeds Open Prix St. Georges ~ 4th Place
2018: USEF Reserve Champion Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year
2018: AHS All-Breeds Open Prix St. Georges Champion
2018: USDF Region 1 Intermediate I Champion
2018: USDF Region 1 Intermediate Freestyle Champion
2018: USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Championships ~ 6th Place
2017: AHS All-Breeds Open Prix St. Georges ~ Reserve Champion
2017: USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year ~ Reserve Champion
2016: AHS All-Breeds Open Third Level Champion
2016: US Dressage Finals ~ Third Level Champion
2016: USDF Region 8 Championships ~ 3rd place Third Level
2016: 3rd at USEF Young Horse National Championships
2015: US Dressage Finals ~ First Level Champion
2015: USDF Region 1 Champion ~ First Level
2014: Co-Champion American Hanoverian Society ~ USEF Four Year Old Division
2014: 8th at USEF Young Horse National Championships
2013: Licensed AHS & ISR/OldenburgNA
2012: Reserve Champion USDF DSHB HOY Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings
2011: Winner of Dressage at Devon Yearling Colts ~ 85%
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.
Sternlicht is not available via cooled semen. Please see Frozen Semen for shipping costs and details on Sternlicht’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.
- AHS & ARS
- KWPN-NA: Offspring out of KWPN-NA mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (such as Sternlicht) are eligible for Register A papers.
- New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Breeder’s Futurity: Sternlicht offspring 3-years old and younger are eligible for participation in the NEDA Breeder’s Futurity between 2020 and 2024. For additional information and futurity guidelines click HERE.
- American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Yearling & 2-Year Old Futurity: Yearling and 2-Year Old Sternlicht 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.
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)
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