2014 AHS Futurity Results
The 2014 AHS National Futurity results are posted and we’re very excited to see multiple Hilltop Farm offspring in the Top-Ten of both divisions. Yearling filly Releve HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba), bred and owned by Hilltop Farm, took top honors in the Yearling Futurity with a score of 78.5. Releve certainly showcases her sire’s beautiful type and has done very well at breed shows this summer. For the Reserve Champion finish in the Yearling Futurity Bugatti filly Bugatti’s Ballerina (Bugatti-Rohdiamont) and Don Principe filly Donafaela OBX (Don Principe-Rousseau) tied with a score of 76. Ballerina is owned and bred by Beth Custalow, and Donafaela is owned by Don and Joy Chaplin and bred by Outer Banks Farm. Also earning top finishes in the Yearling Futurity were Qwin (Qredit-Wolkentanz I) in 4th place, Believe WS (Bugatti-Warkant) in 5th, Daveney GGF (Don Principe-Weltruhm) in 8th, and Dior KJ (Donarweiss-Festrausch) in 9th. In the 2-Year Old Futurity, the Hilltop Farm Donarweiss gelding Denver HTF (Donarweiss-Royal Prince) was the Reserve Champion with a score of 76. We’re so happy to see many of our breeders taking advantage of this fairly new program with the AHS and hope to see many more participate in the future. Congratulations to all the breeders and owners!
With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline. Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines.
It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.
A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.