Qwin (Qredit-Wolkentanz)

Qredit News Qwin (Qredit-Wolkentanz) View All Qredit News >>> We were very excited to hear how pleased Angela Mirarchi was with her Qredit colt after the VADA/NOVA Dressage & Breed Show.  Two year old Qredit gelding, Qwin (Qredit-Wolkentanz), had a second place finish in a large 2-Year Old class with a 78%. In the Hanoverian IBC, Qwin earned a 77.7% and a 5th place finish.  Qwin handled the busy show environment and settled in quickly. Good boy Qwin! Qredit News Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program: It's official and we're thrilled to share the exciting news that Michael Bragdell has been selected for the Development Program with both Qredit - Oldenburg Stallion and Sternlicht! >>> Qredit Wins US Dressage Finals: Congratulations Qredit & Michael! What a way to end the season. Michael decided to only take one horse to Nationals in Kentucky this year, but it was a perfect trip. >>> Quixotic KC (Qredit-Leonidas): Congratulations to breeder Irena Coz Lucas. Quixotic (Qredit x Good Mornin/Leonidas) was awarded Premium and High Point Champion Colt with an 8.2 at his ISR/Oldenburg inspection. >>> View All Qredit News Hilltop Farm,...

Virginia Summer Dressage Breed Show

Hilltop News Virginia Summer Dressage Breed Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> Quinnten Alston took Relevè HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba) and Cheap Trick (Contucci-Wonner) down to the Virginia Summer Dressage Breed Show on June 13th.  Held at the show grounds in Culpepper, VA, this is always a fun event to attend.  Relevè was 2nd in both the Two-Year Old Fillies and Hanoverian IBC class and Nancy Musser’s Cheap Trick was 2nd in the Yearling Colts/Geldings class.  Our raising department now gets a few weeks to catch up before the next breed show in July. 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 Archives Nov, 2010 Riverman Mares Rock Eventing 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...

Royal Tourmalet SPF (Royal Prince-Armin)

Royal Prince News Royal Tourmalet SPF (Royal Prince-Armin) View All Royal Prince News >>> Joanna Gray-Randle and Royal Tourmalet SPF aka “Artie” are off to a great start this show season.  The pair has had multiple outings showing in the USEF Four Year Olds and at Training Level this spring.  At the Mystic Valley Hunt Club Dressage in April, Artie earned a 7.52 in the USEF 4-Year Olds. In May, the pair competed in the 4-Year Olds and at Training Level winning both classes at NEDA Spring.  Most recently, Joanna and Artie returned to Mystic Valley Hunt Club for their June show winning two Training Level tests with scores of 75% and 75.7%.  Joanna’s future show plans for Artie this season include Regionals and Dressage at Devon.  Congratulations to owner and rider Joanna Gray-Randle and breeder Gina Leslie! Royal Prince News Romanza BA (Royal Prince-Contucci): Wonderful news from breeder Brian Arena of Florida! Brian’s 3-year old Royal Prince filly Romanza BA (Royal Prince x Cristal/Contucci) was the High Point Performance Mare at the Florida Hanoverian Inspection. Romanza received multiple scores of 8 or higher, including walk, canter, and rideability. >>> Royal Prince Foal Announcements: 07-24-2017: Margaret Scarff of White Hal, MD is so pleased to preset Royal Promise! This lovely Royal Prince filly arrived to Margaret’s ISR/Old mare Ideal’s Promise in the month of June and what a gorgeous girl she is! Congratulations Margaret! >>> USEF Sire Rankings: The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring. With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for...

Beaujolais 75 (Bugatti x Conflora/Contucci)

Bugatti News Beaujolais 75 (Bugatti x Conflora/Contucci) View All Bugatti News >>> Emily Donaldson and Beaujolais 75 are off to a wonderful start for the 2015 show season.  Beaujolais 75 competed in his first recognized Horse Trial on May 9th at Plantation Fields. Competing in the Beginner Novice division, the pair won the division on their dressage score of 20.3. Emily describes Beaujolais 75 as “a wonderfully talented and kind horse.”  Beaujolais 75 is owned by rider Emily Donaldson and bred by Doug Beacham. 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,...

VADA/NOVA Summer Dressage Show

Hilltop News VADA/NOVA Summer Dressage Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> Just as the breed show horses were headed home, Michael arrived with two of his riding horses to continue the show weekend at Morven Park on June 5-7. Iris Aberbach’s Boxster A (Bugatti-Weltbekannt) continues to show top form in his work, winning the Intermediaire I both days with scores of 70% & 71%. Lara & Mitch Mitchelson were also on-hand to see their Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat) handily win all three of his First Level tests with scores ranging from 74% to 78%. Joining us at the show was Michael’s student Beth Custalow. Riding Bvlgari (Bordeaux-Rohdiamant), Beth finished 4th & 2nd in her Third Level 3 tests with scores of 64% & 72%. Thanks to the show management and all the volunteers for a wonderful weekend. 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...