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Each year Hilltop rewards breeders and owners on the success of their Hilltop-sired offspring. For results during the 2016 show season, a combination of 45 breeders and owners earned $17,000 in breeder rewards credits. Rewards certificates are able to be used on 2017 breedings to Hilltop-owned stallions.  They are earned via results from National and Regional Championships in all sport horse disciplines, from young horse classes to the top level of the respective sport.

We’d like to congratulate all of the breeders and owners on the accomplishments of each of the horses’ earning rewards this year! Here’s a complete list of reward earners from the 2016 season:

  • Ampere
    • Joule Effect HMF (Ampere x Face The Music) ~ KWPN-NA All-Breeds Award 2-Year Old Filly Reserve Champion
  • Bugatti
    • Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti x Carousel)
      • USDF Reserve Champion 4-Year Old Mare Materiale Horse of the Year
      • ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award 4 & 5-Year Olds Champion
      • ISR/Oldenburg Dressage Sport Horse Breeding 4-Year & Older Maiden Mare Champion
      • USDF Breeders Championship East Coast Reserve Champion Mare
    • Bushido LNF (Bugatti x Fantasy Creek)
      •  USDF Region 9 Training Level AA Reserve Champion
      • USDF Horse of the Year Vintage Cup Training Level AA Reserve Champion
  • Cabaret
    • Charisma (Cabaret x Warena) ~ USDF Region 4 Fourth Level Jr/YR Champion
  • Contucci
    • Coco Rhoyale (Contucci x Rhoyal Lady) ~ Half-Arabian All-Breeds Award Reserve Champion for AA Prix St. Georges
    • Chasse’ (Contucci x Releve) ~ ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Winner for Jr/YR Second Level
    • Calimar (Contucci x Vodka Gimlet)
      • USDF Region 6 Grand Prix Freestyle Champion
      • ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award for Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Champion
    • Contempo (Contucci x First Arielle) ~ ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Jr/YR Third Level Reserve Champion
  • Cordini
    • Dublin (Cordini x Wings from Heaven) ~ USHJA Zone 2 Adult Amateur Hunter 36 & Over Reserve Champion
  • Don Principe
    • Dahlia Ace (Don Principe x Berglicht Bo)~ USDF Region 3 Third Level AA Reserve Champion
    • Delovely (Don Principe x Sky Spirit) ~RPSI All-Breeds Award Open Second LevelChampion
    • Delta (Don Principe x Really Rosie)
      •  ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award 2-Year Old Fillies Champion
      • USHJA Zone 2 2-Year Old Hunter Breeding Reserve Champion Horse of the Year
  • Donarweiss
    • Dolce Vita (Donarweiss x Peaches) ~ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Yearling Fillies Champion
  • Negro
    • Finnomenon (Negro x Topaz)
      • USDF Region 6 Second Level Jr/YR Champion
      • KWPN-NA All-Breeds Awards Second Level Jr/YR Reserve Champion.
  • Pikko del Cerro
    • Pik Alom (Pikko del Cerro x Benvolio GES) ~ RPSI All-Breeds Award Yearling Colts and Geldings Champion
  • Popeye
    • Peppermynt Pati (Popeye x Clanfair Mary K) ~ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award 2-Year Old Fillies Reserve Champion
    • Pixar (Popeye x Faschon) ~ ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award 4-Year & Older Stallions Reserve Champion
  • Qredit
    • Quotogenic (Qredit x Cara Mia) ~ USDF Breeders Series Rocky Mountain Filly Champion
  • Quite Easy
    • Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy x Leticia) ~ AHHA All-Breeds Award Open Training Level Champion
    • Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II) ~USHJA Zone 6 Horse of the Year for 1.30/1.35m Amateur Owner Jumpers
    • Easy Time (Quite Easy x Carisma) ~ USHJA Zone 10 Horse of the Year for Junior Hunter 3’3”
  • Reno
    • Renoissance Ben (Reno x Erste) ~ AHHA All-Breeds Award AA First Level Champion
  • Riverman
    • River Run Roscoe (Riverman x Daddy’s Image) ~ AHHA All-Breeds Award Intermediaire I Open Reserve Champion
    • River Runner (Riverman x Andora) ~ ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Jr/YR Training Level Reserve Champion
  • Royal Prince
    • Rohmeo (Royal Prince x Lady Rubina) ~GOV All-Breeds Award USEF 4-Year Olds Champion
    • Rmani (Royal Prince x Tiramisu) ~ ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Vintage Cup First Level AA Reserve Champion
    • Royal Tourmalet SPF (Royal Prince x Adira) ~USDF Breeders Series East Coast Stallion Champion
    • Reebok (Royal Prince x Andromache)
      • USDF Region 2 Third Level Freestyle Champion
      • USDF Region 2 Third Level Open Reserve Champion
      • US Dressage Finals Third Level Freestyle Reserve Champion
      • USDF Horse of the Year Fourth Level Musical Freestyle
      • USDF Horse of the Year Reserve Champion Third Level Musical Freestyle
      • AHS All-Breeds Award Champion Fourth Level Musical Freestyle
      • AHS All-Breeds Award Champion Third Level Musical Freestyle
  • Sternlicht
    • Sherlock DBF (Sternlicht x Roscommon Annika)
      • USDF Reserve Champion Horse of the Year Current Year Colts and Geldings
      • ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Champion Current Year Colts and Geldings
      • USDF Breeders Championship New England Current Year Colts and Geldings Reserve Champion

Congratulations to all the breeders and owners on the success of your Hilltop-sired offspring during the 2016 show season.  Each year we look forward to seeing offspring out showing. For more information on Hilltop Farm’s Breeders Support Programs please click here .

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Hilltop Archives


Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy added another national title to their resume by winning the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship on August 21-23. The past two years, Chris and Cabana had traveled to Kentucky to compete in and win the 5 Year Old and 6 Year Old National Young Horse Dressage Championships, making them the first pair to win all three.

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Any who has endured the loss of a horse can understand the sorrow and despair that descends like a shroud over everyone involved. Any who has witnessed a horse struggle through serious illness can understand how emotional it is to watch horses fight for their lives and how much respect such horses earn amongst their caregivers.

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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 the first part of his life.

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Recent News

CDCTA Dressage Show: This month our show season starts to ramp up, and this past weekend’s CDCTA show was a perfect outing. Michael won all 4 of his classes and all scores were over 70%. Mitch & Lara Mitchelson's Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat) continued his winning ways with a 73% & 76% in his Fourth Level Test 3 and Fourth Level Freestyle classes. >>>

Foaling Season Continues at Hilltop: After a few weeks break, foalings continued at Hilltop Farm on April 23rd. Melissa Stubenberg’s Oldenburg mare Wraina (Obadiah-Sir Wimborne xx) produced a fantastic bay colt by Pikko del Cerro HU. A short-coupled and uphill build and a good amount a bone are a few of the highlights for this colt. >>>

Dressage at Dunmovin’: Our show season continued on April 26th with a mid-week show in West Chester, PA. Jessica Fay took our 5-year old homebred mare Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba). >>>

Foal Announcements

Vallado Foal Announcements: 04-18-17: It’s a girl for Maggie Neider of North Hill Farm in Fabius, NY! A lovely Vallado filly was born to Maggie’s Hanoverian mare Romancing Rio on April 9th and Maggie says that this filly is absolutely everything she had ordered and so worth the wait. Congratulations Maggie! >>>

Riverman Foal Announcements: 04-06-2017: Congratulations to Arden Gale of Prattville, AL on the arrival of a delightful new Riverman filly! Born on March 23rd to Arden’s Holsteiner mare Air Apparent, Arden says all is going very well. She certainly is a cutie! >>>

Donarweiss Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Michelle James of Airdrie, AB is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Donarweiss filly! Daydream arrived to Michelle’s CWBHA mare Twice Gold on May 13th and Michelle says she is absolutely stunning and will be calling her Dreamy for short. Congratulations! >>>