Kees and Tosca Visser, owners of dressage champion Moorlands Totilas, will stand the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion at stud in 2010, according to Eurodressage.
Previously, the Vissers were deciding whether Totilas would begin his breeding career after the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games or after the 2012 Olympic Games.
Only frozen semen will be available to a limited number of mares. His semen is currently under analysis at the university clinic in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The number of mares approved for breeding will depend on the quality of the semen.
The Vissers plan to distribute Totilas’ semen to three stallion stations in the Netherlands. Mares will be assessed before approval, as only high quality mares will be selected for breeding.
The Vissers decided to ask an abnormally high stud fee for a warmblood stallion in order to limit the amount of mares. The planned stud fee will be around $7,000.