Escher is a 16.2hh Hanoverian stallion who epitomizes the modern type of sport horse. He is a smooth, correct, and very balanced young horse. He is a source of Thoroughbred blood for breeders looking to add that increasingly important element to their breeding programs. In 2018 Escher was the only 3 year old North American stallion licensed by the American Hanoverian Society (AHS). He was very well received at his licensing and rewarded with terrific scores. He received a 9 for “Type and Masculinity.” He also scored a 9 for neck and 8’s for saddle position, frame, foreleg, conformation, and importantly canter, jumping ability, and overall impression. One Hanoverian judge commented that Escher was a stallion he would use in his own program.

Escher is a natural choice for the jumper mare, especially for those who would like to continue a desirable type. Both of Escher’s parents are in the AHS Jumper Breeding Program (JBP). Escher is by the legendary stallion Escudo II who maintained the highest riding type of Hanoverians worldwide for 8 consecutive years.  Escher’s genetics combine the multi talent, strong top line, and beauty of Escudo II with similar traits in addition lightness and legginess from the dam side.  

Escher’s dam is the outstanding Thoroughbred mare Apt to Please (by Pleasant Tap), she was a winner of her AHS Inspection, and completed her Mare Performance Test (MPT) easily earning entry into the JBP. Dam, Apt to Please was also a successful event horse. With her first two Hanoverian foals she has already produced an Elite mare candidate and now a licensed stallion. Escher’s 4 year old full sibling sister, Eleanor won the 2017 Hartwig Trophy. The Hartwig Prize is awarded to the 3yo or 4yo Hanoverian mare with the highest combined inspection and Mare Performance Test scores during the AHS tour. She is the 2018 recipient of The Engler-Friedlaender Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the Hanoverian mare with the highest Hanoverian mare performance test score.  Because of her high jumping scores, Eleanor was accepted in the AHS Jumper Breeding Program and Fall 2018 Eleanor qualified for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) 4yo Young Event Horse Championships in her first show ever.  Several weeks later she took the USEA championship course brilliantly. 


Escher successfully completed the 2019 North American Stallion Sport Test in the jumper division as a four year old.  He has been campaigned through the USEA future event horse program. Escher DFEN was the highest scoring 2yo colt or gelding in the nation last year with the USEA earning a score of 85.2 with no individual scores below 8.2 in any category.

“Excellent temperament. Good stallion quality individual.” Judge at North American Sport Test

Escher is an excellent choice for mares with older style pedigrees because he offer’s the ultimate in modern sport horse type. Escher has a golden character and is an ideal young stallion to add the correctness, smoothness, jumping style and ability that so many breeders are striving for. Escher completed a successful breeding season and we excitedly await his 2020 foals.

2019 Pollyrich NA Stallion Sport Test for jumpers

Results include:

Canter and Ridability 8

Scope and style 7.5

Final overall score 7.7

Escher Breeding

  • Eurequine Breeding Contracts

    Above pricing includes a non-refundable booking fee of $400.00.



    A second mare receives 25% off our posted breeding fees

    50% off our posted breeding fees on breeding's to any mares who were sired by the stallions Baron Van Gogh, Escudo II, Fuerst Gotthard, Graff Top II, Grandom, Kalypso, Landfriese II, Landkönig, Pablito, Pablo, Rubignon, Relevantus, Lord Adonis, Don Roncalli and Wild Dance, Donarweiss, Dubarry PF, Escher DFEN.


    FRESH SEMEN Live Foal Guarantee and best return policy in the industry. Should the mare not produce a live foal that stands, sucks and survives the first 30 days after birth, the mare owner shall be entitled to return privileges.


    No shipping/container deposit required when paying with MasterCard or Visa.

    Collection fee is $150 for Eurequine LLC owned stallions or $175 per collection for guest stallions, same day orders after 9 am California time may incur a $50 rush charge.

    2-50cc doses of 1 billion+ live sperm is what we typically ship per order. On very busy days or on last minute orders, one dose may be shipped.

    Every day is collection day! If Fedex is not available or a rush is needed we can ship counter to counter with the major airlines from Sacramento International Airport.

    Frozen semen is available on any of our stallions.
    All stallions are EVA negative and vaccinated. Health panel with more specifics posted at each stallions own page.

    No semen will be shipped, fresh or frozen, until payment in full is received.



    We want the best possible outcome, sometimes changes are desirable. With our permission switching stallions, mares, breeding ownership or in some cases all of the above may be possible. Transfer fees start at $40 depending on what is transferred/switched and difference in price will be due when switching to stallions with a higher breeding fee.


    Canada has CEM requirements for semen shipped from the U.S.

    As a certified CEM free facility we easily ship to Canada and do the required paperwork on our end.

    We have shipped over 500 shipments to Canada. Call us and we can tell you about our experience shipping to your area.


    Canadian breeders need to request a permit. Below is a link for the application.

    Canadian Import Permit Application Form – Semen and Embryos:

    Request a multi-use permit and email it. Every time we ship semen to Canada we will get a USDA endorsement along with a Health certificate. Getting the required health certificate and USDA endorsement costs $130.