ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection at Hilltop Farm

Hilltop News ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection at Hilltop Farm Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm was proud to host an ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection on August 15th.  Despite the extremely hot weather and very long day, we had a wonderful time thanks to a cheery group of participants and the dedicated judges Ekkehard Brysch and Eberhard Seckenberg.  Robin Birk’s stallion O’Pierre (Opus-Del Piero), bred by Ken Borden, was granted a Certified Breeding License.  Three mares passed the Mare Performance Test: Belladonna (Bugatti Hilltop-Whitney) owned by Susanne Paterson, Chaiya WRF (Corlando-Father Hogan xx) owned by Lauren Seitz, and high-scoring mare Roxanne (Riverman-Diamont) owned by Meredith Michelfelder.  A total of 23 mares were presented for either the Oldenburg or ISR Mare Books.  The coveted Premium Mare title was given to the following mares: Chaiya WRF (Corlando-Father Hogan xx) 110.5 pts; Lily (Colwyn Llewelyn-Russian Sable xx) 111 pts; Picture Perfect (Her Majesty’s Bid xx-Time to Conquer xx) 111.5 pts; Olivia K (Popeye K-Her Majesty’s Bid xx) 109 pts; and Uliathe Keur (Matterhorn-Nocturn) 105 pts.  The high-scoring mare, Picture Perfect, is an 18-yr old Thoroughbred mare owned and bred by Arlette Johnson of Pennsylvania. A total of 24 foals were presented for inspection as well.  To earn Premium status foals must achieve an overall 8.0 and have no score less than 8.0.  Four fillies were called back for a Premium Ring: Goodtiming (Good As Gold-Matterhorn) 8.0/8.0/8.0/8.0; Qutie Pie (Qredit Hilltop-Soprano) 8.0/8.1/8.0/8.0;  Soleil (Sternlicht Hilltop-Quite Easy) 8.0/8.3/8.1/8.1; and Elsa (Everdale-Bugatti Hilltop) 8.2/8.5/8.3/8.3 owned/bred by Elizabeth Callahan.  Five colts were called back for the Premium Ring: Beltane W (Belissimo M-Wishing Well) 8.0/8.0/8.0/8.0; Irie (Innverness-Riverman) 8.0/8.5/8.0/8.2; Qwelve Midnight...

Qredit & Witness Turn Up the Heat at the WPDA Summer Sizzler

Hilltop News Qredit & Witness Turn Up the Heat at the WPDA Summer Sizzler Return to All Hilltop News >>> Michael had a fantastic showing August 15-16 at the WPDA Summer Sizzler in Quentin, PA.  Hilltop’s Qredit and Witness were both in top form for the weekend, winning all of their classes as well as High-Score Breed Awards from the GOV and KWPN respectively.  They also captured High-Score show awards for each division.  Qredit’s Prix St. Georges tests scored a 70% and a 75%, including multiple 9’s while Witness’s Grand Prix tests with Michael earned a 65.8% and a 77.8%.  Yes, that is not a typo…it was a 77.8% in the Grand Prix!  Witness has one more show scheduled in September and then both horses will head on to the USDF Region 1 Championships. Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 Sep, 2010 Cabana Boy ~ Goodbye to a Champion It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes. Click to View...

Ribbons & Lace (Riverman-Art Deco)

Riverman News Ribbons & Lace (Riverman-Art Deco) View All Riverman News >>> Congratulations to breeder Makendra Burns on Ribbons & Lace’s (Riverman x Lacey/Art Deco) excellent inspection results.  Ribbons & Lace, aka Roxette, earned an overall score of 8.5 and the Site Championship at her RPSI foal inspection.  Her score tied her nationally for High Score Foal with RPSI! 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,...

ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection

Hilltop News ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm will host the ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection on Saturday, August 15. We welcome participants and spectators to this event. Breakfast pastries and Lunch will be available for purchase. See the schedule and other information linked from our Calendar of Events.   Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2012 Riverman Wins USEF South Pacific Award The influence of a stallion is marked not only by the stallion's success but most importantly by the success of his offspring. Riverman's (Redfort x Alexis III/Landego) offspring set him apart as truly an exceptional sire as they continue to excel in the dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper rings at all levels of competition. Click to View Article Aug, 2010 Intermediaire I National Championships Hilltop Farm's Christopher Hickey and Cabana Boy (Contucci-Bordeaux) attended the 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions on August 6-8 at the historic USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. At only 8 years old, this was already Cabana Boy's 2nd trip to the Championships. It was especially rewarding to have Hilltop's owner Jane MacElree and her daughters Ann and Leslie on hand to enjoy the show. 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 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...

GMHA Dressage Days

Hilltop News GMHA Dressage Days Return to All Hilltop News >>> Michael made the long drive up to Vermont for the weekend of July 24-26 to show at GMHA in Woodstock, VT.  On Friday, he competed in his first Grand Prix with Witness Hilltop and placed second with the solid score of 66%.  Working together for less than two months, Michael is thrilled with how ‘with him’ Witness stays in the ring and they are quickly connecting as a team.  Qredit Hilltop also made the long trek to Vermont, winning both his Saturday Prix St. Georges and Sunday’s Developing Horse PSG class with scores of 68.9% & 67.6%.  He still needs to gain strength in the canter work, but Michael’s really happy with where Qredit is in his training at this stage and how he has matured this year. While the Hilltop Farm horses didn’t travel to Culpepper this year, Quinnten Alston still went down to handle for a number of clients.  As usual, the show was well run and the volunteers were wonderful.  Karen Radley’s Royal Odessa (Royal Prince-Cassini II) was 3rd in the Yearling Fillies class and won the Oldenburg IBC. Rex Roland BHF (Royal Prince-Domiro), bred/owned by Paula Byrum, was 3rd in both his Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class and the Hanoverian IBC.  April Schultz’s CCS Celeborn won the Yearling Colts class and CCS Elendil was 3rd in the Two-Year Old Fillies division.  It was Tawna King’s 2014 Qredit-Lord Sinclair filly that stole the show though.  Quarter Sinclaire won the Foal Championship, Young Horse Championship, and was Reserve Grand Champion of all ages.  Congratulations to all the...