Hilltop Farm Named 2013 USDF Breeder of the Year

Hilltop Farm Named 2013 USDF Breeder of the Year

Hilltop News Hilltop Farm Named 2013 USDF Breeder of the Year Return to All Hilltop Archives >>> Each year the United States Dressage Federation honors one breeder as the USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year and we are very excited to share that Hilltop Farm was the recipient for this award in 2013. The Breeder of the Year award winner is determined on a point system, with each horse ranked in the USDF Horse of the Year, FEI, and/or USEF Young Horse Year-End awards contributing points to their breeder’s ranking.  A maximum of five horses’ scores will be used in tallying each breeder’s points.  The horses that  contributed to Hilltop Farm earning this award were: Boccaccio IOF (Bugatti-Rubinstein), Bellatesse HTF (Bugatti-Cordoba), Con Dia (Contucci-Cor Noir), Pacino (Parabol -Cor Noir), Firenzi (Festrausch-Riverman). Boccaccio, now owned by Marchella Richardson, had a fantastic year finishing as Second Level Horse of the Year and earning the First Level Championship and Second Level Reserve Championship at the USDF National Championships. Bellatesse, owned by Kris Schuler, finished the season as Reserve Champion Materiale Horse of the Year 4&5-YR Old Mares. Now owned by Stephanie McNutt, Con Dia earned an ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award for Fourth Level Adult Amateur and Open Fourth Level; in addition to a Reserve Championship in Fourth Level Adult Amateur at the Region 1 Championships.  Firenzi and owner Larry Harrison had a great year together competing at First Level.  Last but not least, Cecelia Stewart’s Pacino, under Chris Hickey’s ride, finished the year as ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards Champion at Grand Prix. Hilltop Archives Aug, 2010 Intermediaire I National Championships Hilltop Farm's Christopher Hickey and Cabana Boy (Contucci-Bordeaux) attended...

Don Principe is USEF Sire of the Year

Stallion News Don Principe is USEF Sire of the Year Return to All Don Principe >>> Hilltop Farm is proud to share the news that Don Principe (Donnerhall-Prince Thatch xx-Durkheim), owned by Marydell Farms and bred by Adelheid Bruening, has been named the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for 2013. The USEF Leading Sire system has become a valuable way for stallion owners, breeders, and trainers to evaluate the success of a stallion’s offspring in many different venues from competitions throughout the United States.  With top results throughout the season by offspring such as Danseuse MF (Don Principe-Fuerst Heinrich), Dinah Shore MF (Don Principe-Rotspon), and CCS Legolas (Don Principe-Falkenhorst), Don Principe was the clear champion this year. Don Principe also finished 9th on the Hunter Breeding Sire rankings and despite a fairly young group offspring competing under saddle ranked in the top 50 for USEF Dressage Sires.  Both Hilltop Farm and Marydell Farm, would like to thank all the Don Principe breeders and owners who have confidently chosen to breed to Don Principe as well as the current owners who have their Don Principe offspring out competing. Your breeding and competition efforts are truly appreciated and this accomplishment could not have been possible without your efforts! Don Principe Offspring Don Principe News Fig Street’s Duchess (Don Principe – Contender): Don Principe daughter Fig Street’s Duchess (Don Principe x Comtessa/Contender), owned by Cynthia Hallman, had an exceptionally good 2017 show season. “Gracie” showed in the Green Hunters, Amateur Owner Hunters, and International Hunter Derbies throughout the season, earning many division championships. >>> Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings: The US Equestrian Leading...

Denver HTF is Reserve Champion for AHS Year-End Awards

Hilltop News Denver HTF is Reserve Champion for AHS Year-End Awards Return to All Hilltop News >>> We just received the happy news that our yearling gelding, Denver HTF (Donarweiss GGF-Raj Mahal HTF/Royal Prince) is Reserve Champion with the American Hanoverian Society for their Younger Colts & Geldings Division.  With an overall score of 78.8%, Denver was incredibly consistent throughout the season, including winning his age-group class at Dressage at Devon.  He is a 2nd-generation homebred for Hilltop Farm and is dam is now an Elite Mare with the AHS. (December 2013) Stallion News Hilltop Archives Mar, 2002 The Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor. Click to View Article Sep, 2010 Cabana Boy ~ Goodbye to a Champion It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Apr, 2008 Recipe For Top Hanoverians Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a...

KWPN First Round of Stallion Selection

Hilltop News KWPN First Round of Stallion Selection Return to All Hilltop News >>> The first round of viewings took place this past week for the KWPN Stallion Selection.  Excellent results were achieved for stallions currently in Hilltop Farm’s International Frozen Semen Program.  Especially exciting was the first presentation for the oldest offspring of Chippendale – with an outstanding result of three sons being selected to proceed.  We’ll be watching for all of the below stallions in ’s-Hertogenbosch where the second round will take place. Ampere: GO ON (Ampere-Flemmingh-Damiro), BREEDER: K. VAN DE SCHEER, OWNER: P.A.C. REESINK GIOVANNI NB (Ampere-Lord Sinclair-Le Mexico), BREEDER: M.A. EIGENRAAM, OWNER: W.H. RUPPERT Chippendale: GUESS (Chippendale-Flemmingh-Ferro), BREEDER: TH. EN J. DEENEN, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES GARAVA (Chippendale-Scandic-Negro), BREEDER/OWNER: C. VAN ETTEN4 GIGOLO K (Chippendale-Rousseau-Farrington), BREEDER/OWNER: DAAN KÖSTERS, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES Lord Leatherdale: GLAMOURDALE (Lord Leatherdale-Negro-Ahorn), BREEDER: J.W. RODENBURG, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES GENESIS (Lord Leatherdale-Metall-Ulster),  BREEDER: A.J.W. & J.P. GERRITS-VELTMAAT, OWNER: W.L. PLAIZIER Negro: GOLDSTAR (Negro-Houston-Tolbert), BREEDER: J.B.G.M. VAN KERKHOF, OWNER: C. VAN STRIEN GENIUS (Negro-Lord Leatherdale-Clavecimbel), BREEDER: FAM. VAN RAAMSDONK, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES Stallion News Hilltop Archives Apr, 2012 Team USA Wins Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup It was an absolute perfect finish to our Florida show season when Chris and Witness were invited to be on Team USA for the first ever CDIO3* Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Florida. Chris and Witness started the weekend out strong with a 2nd place finish in Friday’s Prix St. Georges, but they really shone in the Freestyle under the lights on Saturday night. Click to View Article Jun, 2013 Parabol January 10, 1983 –...