RPSI Stallion Approvals

Hilltop News RPSI Stallion Approvals Return to All Hilltop News >>> Five new stallions are now approved RPSI! We were pleased to welcome the Rheinland Phalz-Saar International registry to Hilltop Farm on August 6th.  We’ve had stallions nominated with RPSI previously and have been looking forward to presenting some additional stallions to them.  The timing on tour worked out well this year and we’re grateful they could stop by Hilltop as they proceeded to a regular inspection site. We presented five stallions for their consideration and are thrilled to announce that all five were accepted. Newly approved stallions include Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx), Qredit (Quaterback-Dream of Glory), GK Calucci (Calido I-Accord II) owned by Saly Glassman, and Talisman (Toulon-Alexis Z) owned by Arlette Johnson. We are particularly happy that Calucci and Talisman will now be standing here at Hilltop Farm via cooled semen. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) 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. Click to View Article Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show 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...

ISR Inspection Saturday Only

Hilltop News ISR Inspection Saturday Only Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm is hard at work preparing our beautiful facility for those attending the upcoming ISR/Oldenburg Inspection.  Based on the current number of entries, both the Hilltop and ISR/Oldenburg staff have decided to make the inspection a one-day event (Saturday, August 16th 2014).  This offers an exciting opportunity for spectators to see stallions and mares perform under-saddle, later followed by the broodmare and foal presentations.  Saturday’s program is tentatively expected to start at 8:30 a.m. with the stallion presentations, followed by the Sporthorse and Mare Performance Tests.  The inspection will then conclude with mare and foal evaluations.  A tentative schedule will be posted online the week of the inspection for a more accurate time frame. This condensing of the program has opened an opportunity for the judges to give an educational lecture on the evening of Friday the 15th at 6 p.m.  The lecture will be a discussion on the challenges facing modern sporthorse breeding and will be open to the public free of charge. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) 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. Click to View Article Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington,...

Maplewood Breed Show I & II

Hilltop News Maplewood Breed Show I & II Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop handler Quinnten Alston headed up this week for the Maplewood Breed Shows in New York.  Hilltop’s Denver HTF (Donarweiss-Royal Prince) was 3rd in his class the first show, but improved on the second show to place 2nd in his age group and 3rd in the Colts/Geldings Championship class under judge Anne Gribbons.  Relevè HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba) was 5th in the Yearling Fillies on day 1 and moved up to 2nd place on day 2.  Virginia Leary brought Don de Lion (Don Hill-Hawthorne) for his first outing and he won the Yearling Colts class with a 78%.  Mary LaBlanca’s Briljant G (Bugatti-Babar) was 4th in her age group each day, but perhaps had the run we were most proud of – Mary showed her for the first time in the Amateur Handler class and placed 2nd!  The process of breeding and raising your young horse is a slow one and we’re excited that Mary wants to be involved in her filly’s early training at the shows.  It was a great experience for both of them.  Congratulations! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) 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. Click to View Article Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show This weekend Michael...

Sternlicht & Doctor Wendell Qualify for USEF Championships

Hilltop News Sternlicht & Doctor Wendell Qualify for USEF Championships Return to All Hilltop News >>> The official letters were released this week and we are thrilled to share that Hilltop Farm’s Sternlicht and Marydell Farm’s Doctor Wendell MF have both been invited to the USEF/Markel Young Horse National Championships August 20-24th near Chicago, IL.  Sternlicht qualified in the Four-Year Old division with an average score of 8.28 with trainer Michael Bragdell.  Doctor Wendell will contest the Six-Year Old division and qualified on an overall average of 8.0 with rides by Chris Hickey and Jim Koford.  If you are in the area, please come and join us in cheering on these talented US-bred stallions. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) 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. Click to View Article Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show 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%. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Nov, 2010 Riverman Mares Rock Eventing For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous...

Valeda (Riverman x Aschenputtle/Galoubet A)

Riverman News Valeda (Riverman x Aschenputtle/Galoubet A) View All Riverman News >>> It is always nice to connect with owners of all the stallions’ offspring but it is especially fun to reconnect with Hilltop-bred horses.  Valeda  (Riverman – Galoubet A) is now showing with a new owner and rider, Amanda Chrise.  The pair is having a very successful first season together in the Large Junior Hunters and 3’6″ Equitation. We’re looking forward to more updates from this pair as the show season continues. Riverman News Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings: The US Equestrian Leading Sire Rankings closed in mid-December and we have many exciting results to share! For the second time Marydell Farm's Don Principe was named the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and for the fourth time Riverman was named Eventing Sire of the Year! >>> Under The Radar (Riverman-Bar S Tex): Congratulations to Holly Becker! Holly’s homebred mare Under The Radar (Riverman x Leprechaun’s Molly Brown/Bar S Tex), aka “Rapid,” won the Novice Level Championship at the Area XI Eventing Championships. The 6-year old mare was ridden to the first place finish by Sarah Berkowitz. Way to go Rapid! >>> Cascade (Riverman-Argus): We just received super news from breeder Irena Coz Lucas. Cascade (Riverman x Hobby/Argus) received a 74 on her Mare Performance Test and is upgrading to the Premium Mare Book for ISR/Oldenburg. Cascade’s MPT results earned Cascade her first star in the ISR/Oldenburg Star Awards program. >>> View All Riverman News Hilltop Farm,...