Welcome Baby Bragdell!

Hilltop News Welcome Baby Bragdell! Return to All Hilltop News >>> We welcome the most important arrival of the year! All of Hilltop shares our warmest congratulations with Michael and Tiffany Bragdell on the arrival of their son Bjorn Axel Peter Bragdell. He was born Friday, March 25th at 1:32 pm. 8lbs 7oz and 19.5″. The family is doing well and is settled back home. Congratulations! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Feb, 2009 Royal Prince is Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year The United States Equestrian Federation gives awards to the top placing sires, breeders, and owners based upon their offspring show records over the past year at USEF recognized shows. For the 2008 show season, Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved their consistency as Leading Sires in the US. Click to View Article Dec, 2013 Hilltop Farm Named 2013 USDF Breeder of the Year Each year the United States Dressage Federation honors one breeder as the USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year and we are very excited to share that Hilltop Farm was the recipient for this award in 2013. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Aug, 2016 Tips on Showing Sport Horses In Hand Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell. Click to View Article Jan, 2010 American-Bred Sport Horses Are Rising To The Top The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the...

Pikko del Cerro HU Standing at Hilltop Farm

Hilltop News Pikko de Cerro HU Standing at Hilltop Farm Return to All Hilltop News >>> We are excited to share the news that Horses Unlimited’s International Grand Prix stallion Pikko del Cerro will be standing at Hilltop Farm this year! While an unfortunate injury has ended his quest with Lisa Wilcox to make a US Team this year, North American breeders will benefit from the opportunity to breed to this exceptional stallion. As Lisa said so well, “Cerro is the whole package! He has good looks of course, and his walk, trot and canter. The future of United States Dressage depends on this quality of horse! Cerro is going to make lots of breeders and mares happy!” For more information visit his webpage.   Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 Sep, 2008 2008 USEF/MARKEL Young Horse Championships The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division. Click to View...

Rubinero Competes at Global Dressage Festival CDI

Hilltop News Rubinero Competes at Global Dressage Festival CDI Return to All Hilltop News >>> Owner Dawn Bernardo and Rubinero (Rubinstein-Ex Libris) enjoyed one final show together before Rubinero’s move to Hilltop Farm.  The last weekend in February they competed in the Global Dressage Festival’s CDI Adult-Amateur division and finished 4th in both the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I.  It was a bittersweet weekend for Dawn knowing that it was her last time showing the handsome stallion, but she was also excited for the new opportunities that are coming for him and is looking forward to seeing lots of Rubinero foals on the ground in the coming years.  Thank you Dawn for your willingness to share him with us! Stallion News History in the Making 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, 2012 Hemmingway & Qredit on Top at the USEF National Championships The Lamplight Equestrian Center showgrounds were an exceptional stage for the USEF Young Horse National Championships this past weekend and we could not be happier with the performances of Hemmingway (Hofrat - Archipel) and Qredit Hilltop (Quaterback - Dream of Glory). Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Recent News 2017 Breeder Rewards: There is no greater testament to...

Sternlicht & Qredit Close Out Our Florida Season

Hilltop News Sternlicht & Qredit Close Out our Florida Season Return to All Hilltop News >>> Our Florida season wrapped up in a winning fashion at the Global Dressage #7 show in Wellington.  Qredit placed 1st & 2nd in his Developing PSG classes with scores of 70% and 68.4% over the two days.  Sternlicht meanwhile contested his first FEI Six-Year Old class and handily won with an 8.02 overall.  Sternlicht’s breeder, Rachel Ehrlich, was able to join us this weekend making this an extra special win!  The Florida season was a beneficial one for both of the stallions and it was fun to meet so many breeders who came to see them over the last two months.  It’s now back to Hilltop for the start of breeding season! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2013 Riverman is the Top-Ranking, US-based Show Jumping Sire Riverman (Redfort – Landego) has been a cornerstone of the Hilltop Farm stallion line up for many years. Though is career focus was in the dressage arena, we see Riverman offspring excelling in the upper levels of almost every sport including dressage, eventing, combined driving, and most recently Riverman offspring are shining in show jumping... Click to View Article Feb, 2009 Royal Prince is Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year The United States Equestrian Federation gives awards to the top placing sires, breeders, and owners based upon their offspring show records over the past year at USEF recognized shows. For the 2008 show season, Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved their consistency as Leading Sires in the US. Click to View Article Click Here to View More...