Frequently Asked Questions
Can I visit Hilton Farm and see the stallions and offspring?
We're eager to show you our stallions and their get. Please call us and arrange a farm visit.
How do I get to Hilton Farm?
From Northern Virginia, take Highway 29 South to the third Culpeper exit. Take this exit (15 S) and head south to Orange. In Orange, take a right on Highway 20 (also south). Go approximately 5 miles to VSH 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) and take a left (at the Somerset Store). Proceed 2 miles and take a left on VSH 679 (Elijah Craig Road). Follow this approximately 1.5 miles as it turns into Hilton Farm's driveway. After another half-mile you will see the barn and indoor on your left.
From Charlottesville, take Highway 29 North to the town of Ruckersville. Take a right on Highway 33. Travel approximately 8 miles and take a left on Highway 20 North. Drive approximately 3 miles to VSH 655 and take a right. Follow this road to VSH 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) and take a right. Proceed three-quarters of a mile and take a left on VSH 679 (Elijah Craig Road). Follow this back approximately 1.5 miles as it turns into Hilton Farm's driveway. After another half-mile you will see the barn and indoor on your left.
From Richmond and Highway 64 West, take Highway 15 North to Gordonsville. At the Gordonsville traffic circle, take Highway 33 West for one-quarter of a mile and take Highway 231 North. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles and take a right on VSH 679 (Elijah Craig Road). Follow this back approximately 1.5 miles as it turns into Hilton Farm's driveway. After another half-mile you will see the barn and indoor on your left.
Is shipped semen available?
Liberty Gold and Antibes - Fresh cooled semen is available for shipment.
Portofino - Live cover only.
What are the fees associated with breeding to a Hilton Farm stallion?
Before semen can be shipped or a mare inseminated on premises, it is necessary to pay the annual booking fee ($300) and the stallion service fees (Letkiss, Portofino, and Antibes - $700; Liberty Gold - $1,700). All stud fees have a 3-year breed back live foal guarantee. Please note that the booking fee must be repaid in subsequent years' return of service.
For shipped semen, the collection fee is $175, a shipping fee (Fed Ex $30 -$60 or Air Freight $70 - $100), and an Equitainer deposit ($250) are charged. Contact Hilton Farm for Liberty Gold's collection fee.
If you want your mare bred at Hilton Farm, we charge a $25 per day for mare care. This includes stabling, feed, teasing, and breeding. For a mare with a foal, this fee is $35 per day. These fees must be paid in full before a mare can be removed from Hilton Farm.
Do you offer contagious equine metritis (CEM) quarantine facilities?
We offer CEM facilities for mares and stallions. Our program is run under the supervision of the Virginia Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
What are the CEM quarantine fees?
Daily board for a stallion is $75, fees for test mares not included. Estimated time of stay is 4 - 6 weeks. Daily board for a mare is $40. Estimated time of stay for an open mare is 2 - 3 weeks. The owner is responsible for all veterinary, farrier, and other fees accrued during quarantine. Please call Hilton Farm for details. All board must be paid in full prior to the horse's departure. The owner is required to have liability insurance on the horse.