2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings
The 2016 World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses annually produces rankings for Top Sires in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. We are thrilled to share the results of some of the special stallions in our current line-up.
- Negro is now ranked 8th in the world thanks to offspring such as Valegro, Kastel’s Nintendo, and Alfranco (Negro’s sire, Ferro, is also ranked 12th)
- Olivi, our newest Guest Stallion, is ranked 60th on the list and is one of only 4 US-based stallions to appear in the Top 100 rankings (Olivi’s sire, Jazz, is also ranked 5th)
- Quite Easy is standing 96th on the show jumping ranking list. (Quite Easy’s sire, Quidam de Revel, is also ranked 11th)
- Jaguar Mail now stands 4th in the world as an Eventing sire thanks to his offspring such as Pin Up De Mai, FischerTakinou, and Tresor Mail. (Jaguar’s sire, Hand In Glove xx, is also ranked 35th)
- Appearing on his 2nd ranking list is Quite Easy who ranks 12th thanks to offspring such as Box Cutie, Quattrino, and Easy Come Easy Go.
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.
Once again we made the long drive out to the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships. Michael qualified two horses for the Championships this year.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.