River Runner (Riverman-Absolute) Earns All-Breed Award

Riverman News River Runner (Riverman-Absolute) Earns All-Breed Award View All Riverman News >>> Congratulations to Caitlin Couch and River Runner (ds. Absolute) on earning an ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award! Caitlin and River Runner, bred by Marty Detering, finished the 2015 show season with a Reserve Championship All-Breeds Award for Junior/Young Rider Training Level.  Good boy River Runner! 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,...

Jago (Quite Easy-Cortus) Earns USDF Award

Quite Easy News Jago (Quite Easy-Cortus) Earns USDF Award View All Quite Easy News >>> We consistently look to Quite Easy to produce versatile athletes with good gaits and jumping ability.  The success of Quite Easy’s offspring in the upper levels of most every discipline further solidifies the great athleticism Quite Easy produces.  Each year we see Tamara McGowen’s Jago (ds. Cortus) earn top rankings in the USDF Awards at the FEI levels.  2015 proved no different with Jago earning a 3rd place ranking in the Vintage Cup Intermediaire II standings.  Jago also earned a 26th place ranking in the Intermediaire II Open Standings. Jago was bred by Johan Klensmeden and ridden by Lyndon Rife.  Way to go Jago! Quite Easy News 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%. >>> By Chance Dressage I & II: Despite a dismal weather forecast, Jessica Fay and Natalie Wolfer headed off to another horse show this weekend. The wonderful volunteers and management at By Chance Farm had a big job with all the rain, but did the best possible job coping with the conditions and thankfully by Sunday we were all drying out a bit. >>> Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II): Elizabeth Conyers and her own Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II) had a very successful showing at the Split Rock Jumping Tour in Lexington, KY last month. >>> View All Quite Easy News...

Qredit Offspring Earn USDF Awards in 2015

Qredit News Qredit Offspring Earn USDF Awards in 2015 View All Qredit News >>> We’re so pleased to see Qredit’s early foal crops consistently show well at the breed shows! Two-year olds Qindle HTF and Qwin were particular highlights in this year’s USDF Awards.  Hilltop Farm’s Qredit-Royal Prince filly, Qindle, finished the season ranked in 8th place with a median score above 77%.  In the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings standings, Qwin (ds. Wolkentanz), bred by Angela Mirarchi and owned by Gloria Grim, tied for 7th place in the final rankings.  Not far behind Qwin was Jennifer Hoffman’s  Qrush On Me (ds. Le Santo) with a final ranking of 13th place. Congratulations to all of the owners and breeders! 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,...

Popeye Offspring Earn USDF Awards in 2015

Popeye News Popeye Offspring Earn USDF Awards in 2015 View All Popeye News >>> For breeder Angela Mirarchi the combination of Popeye and Welsch Cob mare Clanfair Mary Kay (Lonetree’s Romeo) has been very successful; resulting in one licensed stallion, premium foals, and  numerous year-end awards. The 2015 season certainly further validated the success of this cross with Phenix and Peppermynt Pati earning top standings in the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards rankings.  Three-year old colt and licensed pony stallion Phenix, finished the season with a 3rd place All-Breeds ranking for 3-Year Old Colts/Geldings.  Younger sibling, Peppermynt Pati ‘s median score for the year secured her a spot as Reserve Champion Yearling Filly for the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds. Way to go ponies! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a Premium Filly and High Point Filly of the inspection. >>> Popeye Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: It’s a girl! A dainty Popeye filly arrived on May 17th to Patti Herson of Albuquerque, NM and her TB mare Pet’s Viva. Patti says that her new arrival will be named Luna and that she is amazingly brave, curious and so outgoing. Congratulations Patti, she’s lovely! >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...

Kastel’s Nintendo (Negro-Monaco) Tops USDF Rankings

Negro News Kastel’s Nintendo (Negro-Monaco) Tops USDF Rankings View All Negro News >>> A true highlight in the USDF Awards earned by all the Hilltop-sired offspring is Nintendo and Charlotte Jorst’s top ranking in the 2015 Adult Amateur Grand Prix standings.   Their median score also earned them a 12th place ranking in the Grand Prix Open standings.  In the Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Challenge, Charlotte and Nintendo finished the season with a median score over 70% and an 8th place ranking.  Good boy Nintendo! Negro News Montenegro (Negro- Wolkentanz II): Congratulations to breeder Dogwood Sporthorses on Montenegro’s (Negro x Wochenshow/ Wolkentanz II) inspection results! Montenegro was presented for Westfalen registration and was named a Premium Foal, Site Champion Foal, and a Stallion Prospect. >>> Negro Foal Announcements: 07-06-2017: Congratulations Lynne Foster of Stonegate Equestrian Center in Hazlehurst, WI on the birth of your new Negro filly! Arriving on July 1st to her Oldenburg mare Rehlein, Lynne says her sweet new arrival is so very cute. >>> Negro Awarded KWPN Stallion of the Year: The 22-year old stallion Negro continues to add to his impressive resume. Already a keur stallion with the KWPN, he was just named the KWPN Stallion of the Year at ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on February 4th. >>> View All Negro News Hilltop Farm,...