Popeye, Westphalian Pony Stallion

Stallion's Characteristics

ASD ID: #1127
Breed: Westphalian Pony
Height: 14.2 Hands (58")
Colour: Brown
Coat Pattern: Not Applicable
Homozygous: Black
Year Foaled: 2002
Disciplines: Dressage, Eventing, Field Hunter, Hunter, Hunter Pleasure, Jumper
Stallion Owner's Name: Natalie DiBerardinis
Owner's Farm/Ranch: HIlltop Farm, Inc., Colora, MD
Standing At: HIlltop Farm, Inc., Colora, MD

The Ultimate Sport Pony

Popeye finished fourth overall at his 30-Day test in Germany with an 8.3 overall. His score highlights include a 9 and 9.5 for his walk and a well-deserved 9 for character. In 2007, Popeye was the Reserve Champion of the USDF/GAIG East Coast Stallion Final at Dressage at Devon. Popeye showed through Fourth Level dressage with scores into the 70’s. He was the 2010 USDF All-Breeds Champion at Third Level for Westfalens and was the 2011 Reserve Champion at Fourth Level at the BLM Finals. To showcase his versatility, Popeye began eventing in the fall of 2012. He easily tackled Novice courses and moved to Training Level in the fall of 2013. Paired with a new rider in 2014, Popeye went undefeated at Beginner Novice, finishing on his dressage score every time out.

Popeye’s sire, FS Pour l’Amour, competed in the Bundeschampionat for dressage ponies three times and has sired a number of approved sons and several highly decorated mares. Popeye’s dam, Nice Touch, a Westphalian breeding federation show winner, is a States Premium mare by Night Star I. She has produced four St. Premium daughters in addition to Popeye. Night Star I, won his licensing and placed second at the Bundeschampionat for show jumping ponies in 1987.

Popeye has sired a high percentage of Premium offspring, has multiple Breed Show winners to his credit, and his oldest offspring have proven exceptionally easy to start and are winning under saddle. In 2015, Popeye was named a 5-Star stallion with ISR/Oldenburg with the licensing of 3-Year Old Popeye colts Pixar (ds. Fascination) and Phenix (ds. Lonetree’s Romeo). In 2014, Popportunity SFF (ds. Native Regent) was USDF Dressage Breeding Horse of the Year for Yearling Colts/Geldings with a median score of 80.5. Older offspring, Piper (ds. Fascination) and Popgun (ds. Oliver Twist) made their Beginner Novice eventing debut in 2014. Popeye has been bred to both pony and horse mares with outstanding results.

Breeding Fee Information

Breeding Fee: $1,100.00 USD
Booking Fee: $300.00 USD Included in Breeding Fee
Private Treaty: No
Guarantee Provided: Live Foal Guarantee
Shipped Semen Collection Fee: $315 Fedex, $450 airline - rates applicable to 2015 sesason
Chute Fee: included in collection fee
Multiple Mare Discount: Yes
Additional Breeding Information: Premium/Elite Mare, Exceptional Producer Mare, Performance Mare, Multiple Mare, Return Breeder, and Early Booking Discounts available. Contact Hilltop Farm for further information.

Semen Availability

Shipped Semen Offered: Yes
Frozen Semen Offered: Yes
On-Farm Artificial Insemination: Yes
Hand Cover: No
Pasture Breeding: No
Additional Semen Availability Information: Cooled semen available April 15th-July 15th. Frozen can be shipped year-round.

Pedigree

First Generation
FS Pour l'Amour
SPS Nice Touch
Second Generation
Picasso
Eileen
Night Star I
Nibelungenblut
Third Generation
Power Boy
Veruschka
Black Magic
Heidi
Nalet
Mona
Nobel
Nibelungenlied
Fourth Generation
Downland Folklore
Sheila
Valentino
Acapulco Bonita
Chirck Crogan
Blaenbwch Tripit
Eckley
Vaynor Sal
Arax
Newidimka
Meran
Veronika
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown

Show Record

5-Star Stallion with ISR/OldenburgNA
2011: Reserve Champion BLM Finals ~ Fourth Level
2010: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ Westfalen 1st Third Level
2008: Champion Second Level ~ East Coast Pony Cup
2008: USDF Horse of the Year Awards 9th Second Level Jr/Yr
2008: USDF All-Breeds Awards ~ Westfalen 1st Second Level Jr/Yr, 2nd Second Level Open
2008: USDF Region 1 Reserve Champion Second Level Jr/Yr
2007: Fair Hill Breed Show, MD – Champion Stallion & Champion Mature Horse
2007: USDF/GAIG – Reserve Champion East Coast Stallion Final

Offspring

Pixar

Licensed stallion with ISR/Oldenburg

Year Foaled: 2012
For Sale: not for sale

Phenix

Licensed stallion with ISR/Oldenburg

Year Foaled: 2012
For Sale: not for sale

Popstar

Premium Mare with ISR/Oldenburg, 2009: Dressage at Devon ~ 7th Place Yearling Fillies and 1st Place ISR Sport Pony IBC

Year Foaled: 2008
For Sale: not for sale

Popportunity SFF

2014 USDF Dressage Sporthorse Breeding Horse of the Year ~ Yearling Colts and Geldings 2014 ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards Yearling Colts and Geldings Champion

Year Foaled: 2013
For Sale: not for sale

Popgun

2014 Competing Beginner Novice Premium Foal with ISR/Oldenburg

Year Foaled: 2009
For Sale: not for sale

Princi

2013 NCDTA Labor of Love USDFBC Filly Championship ~ Reserve Champion Winner of 2010 Fillies at NCDCTA Sporthorse Classic Premium Foal

Year Foaled: 2010
For Sale: not for sale

Registration Information

Primary Breed: Westphalian Pony
Breed Registry: Westphalian
Registration Number: 41-08721-02
Foal Eligible for Registry With: ISR/Oldenburg, Westfalen
Futurity Nominations: n/a

Owner Ranch/Farm

HIlltop Farm, Inc.
Name: HIlltop Farm, Inc.
Stallion Owner's Name: Natalie DiBerardinis
Street Address: 1089 Nesbitt Road
City: Colora
State: MD
ZIP Code: 21917
Country: United States
Description: Nestled in the hills of northern Maryland, Hilltop Farm offers a tranquil setting with beautiful pastures, riding trails, and a world-renowned training center. Owner Jane MacElree has always focused not only on the horses, but also on the people connected with them and it has been that team approach that has formed the groundwork of Hilltop Farm’s emergence as a leader in the US sport horse industry. The dedicated, knowledgeable staff is committed to providing the very best in programs and customer service. Hilltop Farm has three distinct departments related to the development of sport horses. Our Breeding Department focuses on Stallion Management; the Raising Department encompasses both broodmare management and the raising of young sporthorses, and our Training Department is primarily focused on dressage, but also believes in the value of cross-training and variety in the development of an elite level athlete.

Standing At

Name: HIlltop Farm, Inc.
Street Address: 1089 Nesbitt Road
City: Colora
State: MD
ZIP Code: 21917
Country: United States
Description: Nestled in the hills of northern Maryland, Hilltop Farm offers a tranquil setting with beautiful pastures, riding trails, and a world-renowned training center. Owner Jane MacElree has always focused not only on the horses, but also on the people connected with them and it has been that team approach that has formed the groundwork of Hilltop Farm’s emergence as a leader in the US sport horse industry. The dedicated, knowledgeable staff is committed to providing the very best in programs and customer service. Hilltop Farm has three distinct departments related to the development of sport horses. Our Breeding Department focuses on Stallion Management; the Raising Department encompasses both broodmare management and the raising of young sporthorses, and our Training Department is primarily focused on dressage, but also believes in the value of cross-training and variety in the development of an elite level athlete.
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