Qwin (Qredit-Wolkentanz I)

Qredit News Qwin (Qredit-Wolkentanz I) View All Qredit News >>> Congratulations to owner Gloria Grim and breeder Angela Mirarchi on Qredit colt Qwin (Qredit x Weisling / Wolkentanz I) year-end awards! Qwin earned a  4th place finish in the 2015 American Hanoverian Society Sport Horse Breeding Awards for 2 & 3-Year Old Colts/Geldings.  Over the 2015 show season, Qwin secured a median score of 76.5%. 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,...
Riverman USEF Leading Eventing Sire

Riverman USEF Leading Eventing Sire

Hilltop News Riverman USEF Leading Eventing Sire Return to All Hilltop News >>> With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline.   Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines and in 2015 his offspring once again earned him the honor of USEF Leading Eventing Sire.  The results of a few offspring were particular highlights.  Owned by Judith McSwain and bred by Charlotte Wrather, Fleecework’s Royal (ds. Corofino) handily won the Preliminary Championship at the USEA American Eventing Championships.  Fleecework’s Royal is a previous winner of the 5-Year Old Young Event Horse West Coast Championships.  Rachel Wilk’s River King (ds. Speed Play xx) competed at the Intermediate and Advanced Levels, picking up 5 top ten finishes.  River King was bred by Cheryl Byrd. Kaitlin Whitefield’s Rivoletto (ds. Flying Nashua xx) was a consistent mount at the Preliminary level, taking home the Preliminary Level win at The Event at Rebecca Farms.  Hilltop Farm would like to thank all of the breeders who have confidently chosen Riverman for their breeding plans over the years. Your breeding and competition efforts are truly appreciated and this recognition for Riverman could not have been possible without your efforts! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jun, 2014 Tour the New Hilltop Farm Website Hilltop Farm, Inc., unveils new 1,000+ page website. With our growing online audience and the ever-changing advancements in technology, we partnered with the team of innovators and online engineers at www.EqGraphics.com to...

Quite Easy USEF Leading Hunter Sire

Hilltop News Quite Easy USEF Leading Hunter Sire Return to All Hilltop News >>> With the beautiful type, scope, quick reactions, and correct gaits, it is no surprise that Quite Easy offspring have become a top consideration for hunter riders.  The 2015 show season proved to be an exceptional year for the Quite Easy offspring, earning Quite Easy the coveted position as the USEF Leading Hunter Sire.  While it takes the results of many offspring to earn this status, there were definitely a few offspring that shone especially brightly this year.  Susan Baker’s Q (ds. Ahorn) racked up top ribbons at major shows across the country in the Second Year Green Hunter under Peter Pletcher’s guidance and in Amateur-Owner Hunters with Susan.  In the Junior Hunters, Pamela Kahn’s Quite Ruffy (ds. Krocket) and Tyler Petrie earned numerous championships and top ribbons at the Washington International, Pennsylvania National, and The National Horse Show. Over Fences Farm’s Quite Chocolate (ds. Elmshorn) had a successful year in the High Performance Hunters under Maria Rassmussen, and once again competed at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships.  The beautiful Quasar (ds. Calido I), owned and bred by Laura Connaway, consistently earned top ribbons in the Adult Amateur Hunters.  It’s rewarding to see both the US-bred and imported Quite Easy offspring competing with excellent success.  Thank you to all the breeders who placed great faith in this exceptional stallion over the years! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Nov, 2006 Hilltop Farm’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate 15 wonderful years at Hilltop Farm! Over 350 people attended this colorful afternoon...

USEF Leading Sire Rankings

Hilltop News USEF Leading Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> A quick guide to pedigree, competition results, owners, breeders, and riders, the USEF Leading Sire Rankings continues to be a good resource for information on horses competing in the United States.  With numerous disciplines governed by the USEF, the ranking lists are comprised of a variety of breeds and include anywhere from 100 to 1000 stallions in the various divisions. It’s exciting to see many of our stallions earning Top-25 finishes and especially exciting to see a few earning top rankings in multiple disciplines. Dressage Sire of the Year: 6th Contucci 9th Don Principe 12th Negro 14th Royal Prince 15th Bugatti Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year: 2nd Ampere 3rd Doctor Wendell 5th Royal Prince 10th Donarweiss 12th Tied – Qredit & Bugatti 15th Contucci 17th Don Principe 18th Popeye Half-Arabian Sire of the Year: 25th Contucci Eventing Sire of the Year: 1st Riverman 13th Royal Prince 14th Contucci Hunter Sire of the Year: 1st Quite Easy 4th Riverman Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year: 5th Royal Prince Jumper Sire of the Year: 6th Quite Easy Pony Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year” 8th Popeye Most importantly, thank you to the owners who are out competing with their offspring and earning points towards each sire’s ranking. We’ve enjoyed the show results, updates, and photos many of you have shared with us throughout the season.  Best wishes for an equally successful 2016 show season! Stallion News History in the Making Feb, 2011 Tiamo Trocadero (1987-2011) It is with great sadness that we share the passing of the Hanoverian...

Internship Opportunities

Hilltop News Internship Opportunities Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm Internships offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of fields.  We are accepting applications for both spring and summer interns.  We have expanded our internship program to include time in our Breeding, Raising, & Training departments – a great way to learn more about many segments of the sport horse industry.  Spring internships are especially focused on Mare/Foal care, including foalwatch hours.  Small stipend and housing included.  Riding is not included in the internships.  Please send resumes to natalie@hilltopfarminc.com Stallion News Hilltop Archives Nov, 2010 Festrausch Moves to Cazenovia Festrausch (Florestan-Carprilli) has been an important part of the stallion line-up at Hilltop Farm since his purchase in 2000. His bloodlines, incredible movement, and elegant type stood him apart, and it is the movement and character that he passes to his offspring that have made many of his breeders very loyal to him over the years. Click to View Article Aug, 2009 National Developing Horse Dressage Championship 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. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews May, 2013 Behind The Scenes – Hilltop Farm: American Quality The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is...