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!
Ten weeks following a surgery that was intended to prolong and sustain the quality of life for the 19-year old Holsteiner stallion, Hilltop Farm lost their founding sire Cabaret on October 28, 1999. An arthrocentesis was performed on the right front fetlock of the stallion in order to" fuse" the fetlock and create relief for a failing suspensory apparatus.
This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion in Germany for the first part of his life.