16h | 2001 | Selle Luxembourgeois Stallion
Toulon – Alexis Z – Pilot
Talisman was a standout in the Young Jumper divisions. As a 5-year old, he won the prestigious YJC Eastern League Finals and as a 6-year old he placed 6th in the Championships. Brave in any environment and game to compete, Talisman continued to develop up the ranks and consistently pinned at top venues including Wellington, Kentucky, and the Hamptons. With strong sport record behind him, Talisman earned his lifetime breeding approval with ISR/Oldenburg, Rhineland, and sBs in 2016.
Talisman’s success is backed by a pedigree that foretold his jumping ability. Sire Toulon was a top-level international show jumper under Hubert Bourdy. A standout sire, Toulon has many offspring competing internationally at prestigious events such as the Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cup Finals, and Nations Cup competitions. In the US, we see Toulon offspring earing top placings in both the hunter and jumper rings under professionals, amateurs, and junior riders alike. He has been consistently in the top sire rankings and is currently #5 in the world for Show Jumping on the WBFSH Top Sires list. Grandsire Heartbreaker was also successful internationally with top placings at shows such as Falterbo, London, and Aachen. From Talisman’s dam, the influential stallions Alexis Z, Alme, and Pilot are added to his genetics. Alexis Z earned 15 wins at S-level, sired 20 licensed stallions, and his offspring have won over 1.3million euro in sport.
Talisman’s foals show his strong influence, inheriting his curious attitude that seeks attention. They are intelligent, responsive, and have been uncomplicated to develop into the show ring. The beautiful Talulah T was named a Premium and Champion Filly at her ISR/Oldenburg inspection and now showing successfully in the Young Hunters on the A Circuit. The Talisman foals show a kind eye, an excellent walk, and a good model of average size. Depending on the qualities of the mare, he can be bred towards either the jumper or hunter rings and we are seeing his early offspring showing successfully in both venues.
Performance Test: Lifetime Approval based on Sport Record
2016: Approved Rhineland Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2014: Approved ISR/OldenburgNA, RPSI, and sBs
2008: 2nd in the 7/8-Year Old Jumpers ~ Horse Shows by the Bay II & III
2008: 3rd in the 7/8-Year Old Jumpers ~ Chagrin Valley
2008: 7th in the 7/8-Year Old Jumpers ~ WEF 4
2007: 6th in the Eastern League Finals for YJC ~ Hampton Classic
2007: 2nd in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ Devon
2007: 1st & 4th in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ Tournament of Champions
2007: 2nd & 4th in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ Tampa Bay Classic
2007: 3rd in 6-Year Old Jumpers ~ IEH International
2006: Champion Eastern League Finals for YJC ~ Hampton Classic
2006: 1st in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ Kentucky Summer Show
2006: 3rd & 5th in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ Devon
2006: 1st in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ Kentucky Spring Classic
2006: 3rd in 5-Year Old Jumpers ~ IEH International
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.
Talisman is not available via cooled semen. Please see Frozen Semen for shipping costs and details on Talisman’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.
- KWPN-NA: Offspring out of KWPN-NA mares and by stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook (such as Talisman) are eligible for Register A papers.
- CWHBA: Talisman has been licensed by the CWHBA but is not currently activated with them.
- American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Yearling & 2-Year Old Futurity: Yearling and 2-Year Old Talisman offspring that are 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)