2013 Breeders Award Program Winners
Hilltop’s Breeders Awards Program has been in effect since 1996 and we’re happy to see the program growing each year. This unique program was designed to honor our breeders annually for outstanding competitive success with their Hilltop Farm stallion offspring by offering Award Certificates towards future breedings to a Hilltop Farm stallion. In 2012, we opened the program up to not only breeders but also to the current owners of offspring sired by Hilltop Farm stallions. We’re very excited to announce that Hilltop Farm is awarding over $11,000 in Breeder Awards Certificates from the 2013 show results. A combination of 18 breeders and 17 owners received certificates this year. While we can’t highlight all of the award winners here, we would like to congratulate all the winners and highlight a few of the winners here.
- Reebok (Royal Prince x EM Andromache/Arrian),finished the 2013 season with multiple USDF Region 4 Year-End Championships, earning both his breeder, Diane Vickery, and his owner/rider, Jennifer Roth, Breeder Rewards Certificates.
- Cold Smoke (Contucci x Amie/Malichit), owned and bred by Liz Hirschland, was the USDF Region 5 Adult Amateur Intermediaire I Reserve Champion.
- Riverside (Riverman x Isabella/Ideal) was the 2013 USHJA Zone 8 Hunter Breeding 2-Year Old Horse of the Year, earning his owner, Hailley Joyner, and his breeder, Lynn Marohn, Breeder Rewards Certificates.
Hilltop always looks forward to hearing updates and show results on all of the stallion’s offspring. If you haven’t shared a recent update on your Hilltop Farm offspring, we’d love to hear from you. Here’s to another wonderful show season in 2014!
On June 25th Parabol was humanely euthanized at Hilltop Farm due to declining health and age-related complications. While our hearts our heavy with this loss, we choose to focus instead on the thirty remarkable years Parabol had...
The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
The phone rings at Hilltop Farm and breeding manager Natalie DiBerardinis answers. Just as she suspected, it is a mare owner looking for advice. Which stallion would be a good match for her mare, the caller asks anxiously. With scientific advances in artificial insemination, the choices for a perfect partner have never been greater, but that doesn't mean the selection process is any simpler. DiBerardinis asks the owner a few questions about her mare and suggests she complete Hilltop's online questionnaire. After reading it, she and the caller will talk again to discuss the options.
The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International.