As equestrians, we’ve learned to appreciate a handsome, hunky, horse. #StallionSunday highlights the stunning line of stallions that are available at Hilltop Farm. Offering a variety of bloodlines, types, temperaments, and athletic specialties, Hilltop Farm stallions compliment a wide spectrum of mares. Today we highlight their talented stallion, Pikko del Cerro HU.
Pikko del Cerro
Up-and-coming star of the Hilltop Farm Lineup, this week’s #StallionSunday goes to Pikko del Cerro HU, a 16.2h, 2003, Hanoverian stallion. Offering incredible genetics, athleticism, and correct conformation, Pikko del Cerro is a premier stallion who not only brings his own stellar FEI record to the table, but the many others in his lineage.
16.2h | 2003 | Hanoverian Stallion
Pik L – Rohdiamant – Grundstein II
Pikko del Cerro HU is a fantastic athlete with elastic movement, natural balance and exceptional intelligence. From in-hand at Devon, through the FEI Young Horse Program, and into the CDI arena, Cerro has always been a standout. As a two-year old, Pikko del Cerro HU earned the record setting score of 90% at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Breed Show and he was named Champion Stallion in 2009.
In 2016, Pikko del Cerro HU graduated to the International CDI Grand Prix, resulting in multiple CDI wins with scores over 70%. Throughout his career, he has been a top athlete, with elastic movement, natural balance and exceptional intelligence.
The talent for the FEI work is strongly rooted in Pikko del Cerro HU’s genetics. “The future of United States Dressage depends on this quality of horse! Cerro [Pikko del Cerro HU] is going to make lots of breeders and mares happy,” said Lisa Wilcox, United States dressage rider and Olympic Medalist. The first Pikko del Cerro HU foals arrived in 2014. They show his correct conformation, charming expression, and athletic movement. With his retirement from international sport, Hilltop Farm is able to make this exceptional stallion available to breeders.
Visit Hilltop Farm to learn more about Pikko del Cerro HU’s performance tests, career highlights, and breeding information.