AHS Inspection at Hilltop Farm

Hilltop News AHS Inspection at Hilltop Farm Return to All Hilltop News >>> July 20-21st Hilltop Farm was pleased to host the American Hanoverian Society Inspection & Futurity.  Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Volker Ehlers, and Suzanne Quarles made an excellent judging panel and their evaluations of each horse proved extremely valuable to the audience and owners. Three stallions were presented for licensing this year, but unfortunately none were accepted at this time.  Four mares participated in the Mare Performance Test:  First Song KF (First Dance-Sandro Hit), Shalimar GGF (Schroeder-Wolkenstein II), Rheadora CF (Royal Prince-Tantris), and Sri Lanka (Sir Donnerhall-Legendaer I).  It was Rachel Ehrlich’s mare Shalimar GGF that was the High-Score of the day with a 7.44 overall and highlight scores of 8 on her walk and rideability. Now in its third year, the Yearling & Two-Year Old Futurity continues to grow.  A total of 8 youngsters were presented.  Denver HTF (Donarweiss GGF-Royal Prince) won the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings & Chris Preston’s Hostreak CF (Hotline-Rotspon) was 2nd.  Kathy Jackson’s geldings placed 1st & 2nd respectively in the Yearling Colts/Geldings with Dior KJ (Donarweiss GGF-Festrausch) earning scores of 8 on type, correctness, and his walk to place over Bugatti Royale (Bugatti-Del Piero).  Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba) was the sole participant in the Two-Year Old Fillies but we were pleased with her 8’s for her head/neck and front legs especially.  Finally in the Yearling Fillies, 1st place went to Relevè HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba) with a 78.5% and 2nd was Beth Custalow’s filly Bugatti’s Ballerina (Bugatti-Rohdiamant). Studbook inspections for mares were held over the two days and a total of 7 Hanoverian and 4...

Blue Goose Schooling Show

Hilltop News Blue Goose Schooling Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> On July 15th, Michael Bragdell took one of the youngsters for their first outing. Jennifer Weigold’s Benedetta (Bugatti-Hailo) took it all in stride and earned a 68% in Training Level Test 1 for 2nd place.  Highlights included a 7.5 on gaits and an 8 on her free walk with the general comment of “talented horse.”   We’re looking forward to seeing her owner take over the ride as she’s been waiting for this moment for a long time! We’ll be cheering them on together in the coming years. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Nov, 2010 Festrausch Moves to Cazenovia Festrausch (Florestan-Carprilli) has been an important part of the stallion line-up at Hilltop Farm since his purchase in 2000. His bloodlines, incredible movement, and elegant type stood him apart, and it is the movement and character that he passes to his offspring that have made many of his breeders very loyal to him over the years. Click to View Article Dec, 2010 Royal Prince & Riverman Win USEF Sire of Year Awards It’s official – the USEF Sire Rankings have been tabulated for the year and we are very proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row Riverman is the Eventing Sire of the Year and for the 3rd year in a row Royal Prince is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year! Congratulations to all the owners and breeders whose offspring contributed to these wins. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Nov, 2010 Riverman Mares...

Brio HSF

Bugatti News Brio HSF View All Bugatti News >>> Brio HSF (Bugatti – Grandseigner) –  Brio and Diane Carlson are off to a great start this show season. The NCDCTA Summer Highland Fling Dressage was only their second outing this summer and the pair earned an 82% at Training Level Test 3. Brio is owned by his breeder Barbara Ritz of North Carolina. Bugatti News Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti-Ramses Rasul): We received wonderful news from breeder Deb Thomas of Sanford Farms in CT. Deb shared that 2-Year Old Bugatti gelding Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti x Desert Aurora/Ramses Rasul) was named National Reserve Champion 2-Year Old Half Arabian Gelding at the 2017 AHA National Sport Horse Show. Congratulations to all of “Max’s” connects! >>> VADA/NOVA Fall Dressage Show: It was a beautiful weekend in Virginia for the VADA/NOVA Fall Show. Michael took Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach out for a warm-up before Regionals. They won both their Intermediate I tests with a 66.9% and a 69.7%. >>> 2017 AHS/ARS Inspection: We had a fantastic inspection this past week with an overwhelming super quality in the foals. The event started however with two stallions being accepted for AHS/ARS. >>> View All Bugatti News Hilltop Farm,...

Brigadoon

Bugatti News Brigadoon Return to All Bugatti >>> Brigadoon (Bugatti – Art Deco) – Congratulations to owner/breeder Sheila O’Keefe on Brigadoon qualifying for USDF Regional Championships after just two outings at Prix St. Georges.  Brigadoon and Julio Mendoza  Loor most recently showed at Dressage at Blue Goose taking home blue ribbon at Prix St. George.  We’ve enjoyed watching Brigadoon develop from a young horse up to his FEI debut.  Can’t wait to see what’s ahead for this pair! Bugatti News Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti-Ramses Rasul): We received wonderful news from breeder Deb Thomas of Sanford Farms in CT. Deb shared that 2-Year Old Bugatti gelding Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti x Desert Aurora/Ramses Rasul) was named National Reserve Champion 2-Year Old Half Arabian Gelding at the 2017 AHA National Sport Horse Show. Congratulations to all of “Max’s” connects! >>> VADA/NOVA Fall Dressage Show: It was a beautiful weekend in Virginia for the VADA/NOVA Fall Show. Michael took Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach out for a warm-up before Regionals. They won both their Intermediate I tests with a 66.9% and a 69.7%. >>> 2017 AHS/ARS Inspection: We had a fantastic inspection this past week with an overwhelming super quality in the foals. The event started however with two stallions being accepted for AHS/ARS. >>> View All Bugatti News Hilltop Farm,...

Dressage at Lexington Breed Show

Hilltop News Dressage at Lexington Breed Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> The Lexington Breed Show was a fun outing for Team Hilltop. Our handler, Quinnten Alston, took two youngsters from the farm down for the show. Both Relevè HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba) and Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba) placed 2nd in their respective age divisions. Quinzy was 3rd in the Filly Championship and Relevè was 5th in the AHS IBC. Quinnten also handled Karen Radley’s Royal Odessa (Royal Prince-Chardonnay) to 3rd in the Yearling Fillies and Tawna King’s Quarter Sinclaire (Qredit-Lord Sinclair) to 2nd in the Fillies of 2014, Reserve Champion in the Foal Championship, and 3rd in the AHS IBC. Quinnten also handled Marne Martin-Tucker’s Dante Coeur to a win in the 3-year Old Colts/Geldings. Additional offspring by Hilltop stallions had a fantastic show.  What a thrill to hear 4 of the 6 fillies in the Filly Championship were by one of our stallions!  Congratulations to owner Trisha DeRosa and breeder Janice Barnes on Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti-Contucci) being named Filly champion, Reserve Champion Young Horse, and ISR/Oldenburg class winner! Wow! Her half-sister Rohsalina (Royal Prince-Contucci) also won mares under saddle. Danae MF by Doctor Wendell MF out of EM Rising Star MF won her Fillies of 2014 class with an 81.4% and combined with Dulcinea VT placed second in the Get of Sire class.  Dinah Shore MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) won the 3 Year Old Fillies Class and took Reserve Champion in the Filly Championship.  The Hilltop-bred mare Concertina (Contucci-Cor Noir) finished 2nd in the 4 & Older Broodmares class for owner Renee Hall.  Barbara Nelson’s Popportunity SFF (Popeye –...