16.3h | 2010 | Hanoverian Stallion

Soliman de Hus – Rascalino – Wesley

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16.3h | 2010 | Hanoverian Stallion
Color: Black
Hilltop Farm, Inc.
Greengate Farm
Soliman de Hus Sandro Hit Sandro Song
Danea Donnerhall
EM Rhapsody GGF Rascalino Rotspon
Wesermelodie Wesley

Sternlicht immediately captures your attention with his stunning type and presence. He backs it up with an impressive show record that includes the USEF Young Horse Championships, many USDF Regional Championships, and winning the US Dressage Finals three times to date. The 2023 season brought a Reserve Championship in the Intermediate Freestyle at Regionals and three wildcard scores for the upcoming US Dressage Finals.

Sternlicht’s sire, Soliman de Hus, was Champion of his licensing and Performance Test, and competed to Grand Prix. He has many approved stallions and high-priced auction horses to his record. Grandsire Sandro Hit has ranked in the top ten of the WBFSH Dressage Sire Rankings since 2012. Great-grandsire Donnerhall has created his own legacy as a top international Grand Prix horse and exceptional producer of dressage talent. Sternlicht’s dam is an eighth generation Elite/SPS Mare and has produced two licensed stallions.

Sternlicht has sired Premium Foals, Inspection Site Champions, and USDF breed show winners. His oldest offspring are showing under saddle with multiple top ten finishes at USDF Regional Championships and division championships in the hunter ring. In 2023, Starburszt SWF was the USDF Southwest Breeders Series Filly Champion. We rely on Sternlicht’s positive contribution for adding length of leg, an uphill frame, and a strong topline.


 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 Information

Breeding Fees & Contracts
$400 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

$400 Per Dose
Details: Frozen semen sold by the dose with no live foal guarantee. 

Download 2024 Per Dose Frozen Agreement

$1,200 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

$1,500 2-Season
Details: 2-Season multi-dose agreement. Rebreed available for the 2025 season should your mare not produce a live foal after the 2024 breeding season. Contract allows for a maximum of six (6) doses of semen from the Stallion to produce one foal.

Download 2024 2-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

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.


Sternlicht’s Approvals
  • ISR/OldenburgNA
  • AHS & ARS
  • GOV
  • Westfalen
Additional Registration Possibilities
  • 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.
Futurity Information
  • 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

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 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: Carrier N/WFFS
This stallion is a carrier of Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) and may not be breed to mares that are carriers of the WFFS gene. Proof of negative carrier status must be provided to breed to Sternlicht. For additional information on WFFS visit the Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome page on our website.
Color Tested: Heterozygous Black E/e
 Sternlicht carries both the black and red factor genes. He can produce both black and red based coat colors.
D-OC Predicate
Sternlicht has earned the KWPN D-OC predicate, his genetic predisposition for OC health is equal to or better than the average population.
Additional Testing Through Etalon Equine Genetics
Sternlicht has DNA on file with Etalon Diagnostics and is included in the Build-A-Horse module. With submission of your mare’s DNA, Etalon can provide feedback on potential characteristics of a foal resulting from Sternlicht and your mare. Use the code HILLTOP10 to receive a 10% discount off genetic testing through Etalon Equine Genetics.