Contucci has long been one of the stars of the Hilltop Farm
stallion line-up. His own early talent was showcased when he
commandingly won the dressage phase of his 100-day test with a score
of 147.11 and finished as a Class 1 stallion with an overall 127.60.
Contucci earned six 9’s throughout the testing for character,
willingness to work, rideability, and his trot and canter. He then
successfully showed in Germany, including winning a 1997
Bundeschampionat qualifier with 9.2 out of 10 possible points. This
elegant, young son of the Trakehner stallion Caprimond was clearly a
standout and was chosen as a new headliner for Hilltop Farm in 1998.
Caprimond, sire of Contucci and the popular Hohenstein, was Champion
of his 100-day test, earned Elite status in 1995, and in 1998 was
named Trakehner Stallion of the Year. By the very early age of seven,
Caprimond was successfully competing in FEI dressage competitions and
he progressed quickly to a very successful Grand Prix career. His
excellent character allowed him to serve as a schoolmaster for a young
Theresa Wahler and he brought her successfully up to the FEI levels.
The Hanoverian Yearbook of Stallions has ranked Caprimond #1 in the
breeding values for type and conformation for many years. In the 2012
rankings he was awarded the very high breeding values of 175 for
typiness, 122 for limbs, and 144 points for dressage qualities. His
offspring continue to be in high demand and he is universally looked
to for creating offspring with excellent rideability.
Contucci’s dam Laureen received 9’s on all her gaits at her Mare
Performance Testing and an overall score of 8.1. Laureen is by the
Celle stallion Lungau who is well known for his dressage ability, his
consistency as a sire, and the versatility of his offspring. Akzent II
brings even further depth to Contucci’s gene pool. Capricia, a
full-sister to Contucci, was the 2001 Grand Champion of Dressage at
Devon and was an FEI Dressage competitor under Jane Hannigan.
Under Hilltop’s ownership, Contucci was only lightly shown given his
breeding demands and the focus of the farm during that time. However,
he developed in his daily training into an FEI-level horse whose
generous nature, willingness to work, and freedom of movement
highlighted his daily work sessions. Now we are seeing those same
magnificent qualities in his offspring and they reinforce the
importance of Contucci as a sire.
Contucci has over 80 Premium offspring, annual Inspection Site
Champions, numerous Elite and Premium mares, and four Licensed sons.
Breed inspectors comment on the consistency they see in the Contucci
offspring and note that he is a stallion that really stamps his
The show ring results of Contucci’s offspring have been even more
impressive. Rideability and trainability are qualities all riders
appreciate. Contucci offspring have shown great success in eventing
including El Cid (ds. Mahon), winner of the American Eventing
Championships at Preliminary Level in both 2009 and 2010. Contucci
gelding Consensus (ds. Count Brook xx) finished 2nd in his first CIC**
event in 2013 and quickly moved up to the CIC*** level with top
placings later that season. In 2014, Consensus successfully completed
the Rolex Three-Day Event.
Yet not surprisingly, it is in the dressage ring that Contucci’s
offspring dominate. He has sired three Reserve Grand Champions of
Dressage at Devon and the charming Chiquita HTF (ds. Cordoba) was the
inaugural Foal Champion, Champion Filly, and USDF/GAIG Reserve
Champion Filly of Dressage at Devon 2008. Her full brother, Cha Ching
HTF, followed her success closely in 2011 when he won the Colts of
2011, the USDF/GAIG East Coast Foal Final, and the Devon Foal
Championship. In 2005 the USEF named Contucci the Dressage Breeding
Sire of the Year based on his offspring’s dressage breed show results.
In 2009 Contucci was named the USEF Dressage Sire of the Year based on
his offspring competing from Training Level through FEI.
From 2006 through 2009, a Contucci offspring won the USEF Young
Horse/Developing Horse National Championships. Hilltop Farm’s Cabana
Boy was one of those Young Horse standouts. Bred by Doug & Shannon
Langer and owned by Hilltop Farm, Cabana Boy (ds. Bordeaux) was the
2004 Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon, represented the US
at the 2007 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses, and won
three consecutive National Championships. At only 7 yrs old, he was
winning at Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I and was schooling all
of the Grand Prix work. Contucci has sired multiple USDF Regional
Finals Champions and USDF All-Breeds Awards winners. Calimar (ds.
Martini) was the 2011 USDF Horse of the Year Prix St. Georges and 2012
USDF Region 9 FEI Intermediaire I Open Freestyle Champion.
In 2013, Con Dia (ds. Cor Noir) competed in the inaugural USDF
National Championships to bring home the Fourth Level Adult Amateur
Championship. Caruso (ds. World Cup) was winner of the 2012 Region 6
Grand Prix Open Championships and now competes with a young adult in
the Brentina Cup. Contucci has numerous other FEI competitors to his
credit including Calimar, Chasing Wonder, Cash Advance, and Carmel
Professionals as well as Adult Amateurs and Junior/Young Riders are
searching out Contucci offspring for their winning gaits and easy
rideability. An excellent choice for breeders looking to improve the
neck, topline, and freedom in the shoulder, Contucci also offers
rideability, modern type, light movement and a natural balance. He’s a
stallion that offers height without heaviness and has a forward yet
sensible nature and engaging personality.