AHS/ARS Inspection

Hilltop News AHS/ARS Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> We were happy to welcome back the judges from the American Hanoverian Society/American Rhineland Studbook on July 23-24.  It was two oppressively hot days, but the judges and horses held up well! Five stallions were presented and two were granted Lifetime Approval. Congratulations to: Fie Andersen and Rocazino (Rosentanz-Silvio I-Feiner Stern) who has already fulfilled his sport requirements in dressage and to Kenneth & Selma Garber and Vallado/Praise (Now or Never-Saros xx-Important) who is the first stallion to have fulfilled his sport requirements in the hunter ring. Two new, exciting options for Hanoverian & Rhineland breeders here in the US. Thank you to all the stallion owners who presented at this licensing. Two mares were inspected for breeding: Paula Byrum’s Oldenburg mare Saint Isabelle BHF (Sir James-Renaissance) who scored an overall 7.3 and Hilltop’s Hanoverian mare Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) who scored an overall 7. The two mares also completed the Mare Performance Test and Qindle was the High-Score for the MPT with an overall 7.16. She is now a Premium Mare Candidate. The Yearling/Two-Year Old Futurity was well attended. Champions for each division included: Two-Year Old Filly was Beretta LJS (Bugatti-Ferro), Yearling Filly Starlet (Sternlicht GGF-Festrausch), Two-Year Old Colt Rendezvous ESH (Rubignon-Weltmeyer), and Yearling Gelding Diamond Quinn (Diamond Hit-Quaterback). One the second day, two non-Hanoverian mares were presented and Lisa Saabye’s Ebella (Ehrentusch-Over The River xx) was accepted into the Main Studbook with an overall 7.0. High-score non-Hanoverian mare was Paula Byrum’s mare Saint Isabelle BHF who was presented the prior day. An additional 5 Hanoverian mares were also...

Donarweiss Foal Announcements

Donarweiss News Donarweiss Foal Announcements View All Donarweiss News >>> 2016 Foals 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! Val Zeek of Molalla, OR has proudly announced the arrival of Delphinea, a beautiful filly by Donarweiss! Born to her Oldenburg mare Ivy, Val says this may just be her best new arrival yet. Congratulations Val! 2014 Foals Congratulations to Linden Hall of Lititz, PA on the arrival of her new filly by Donarweiss! Born this month to her Oldenburg mare MJ Blue Eyed Babe (Beau Soleil – Fantast ), Linden says her filly is very smart and athletic. Congratulations to Victoria McCue of West Chester, PA on the birth of a lovely Donarweiss foal!  This beautiful black foal was born to her Trakehner  mare Havanna’s Orphan Annie (Amethyst – Matador) on May first.  Victoria has decided on the name Havanna Skye. Rachel Ehrlich of Green Gate Farm is proud to announce the arrival of her new Donarweiss colt! Born to her Hanoverian mare EM Rhapsody (Rascalino - Wesley), this flashy colt is black with four perfectly matched white socks and a big white blaze.  We are excited to see how he develops as he is a half sibling to Sternlicht GGF.  Rachel has decided on the name Dentente GGF. Paul Welch of Goffstown, NH is pleased to announce the arrival of his new Donarweiss filly! Born to his Holsteiner mare Windchyme (Cor Noir...

Fall 2016 Internship

Hilltop News Fall 2016 Internship Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm Internships offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of fields. We are now reviewing applications for fall internships. 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. Small stipend and housing included. Riding is not included in the internships. Please send resumes to natalie@hilltopfarminc.com 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 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 celebration on Saturday, October 28. We so appreciate the rave reviews over our main event, the music-filled presentation of our stallion line-up and their offspring. We also appreciate everyone’s time, support, and good wishes. Friends and customers traveled as far as from Chicago, Kansas, and South Carolina to celebrate with us. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2009 The Matchmaker – A Breeding Manager Tells How She Pairs stallions and Mares to Create Champion Offspring The phone rings at Hilltop...

Dressage at Lexington

Hilltop News Dressage at Lexington Return to All Hilltop News >>> Michael Bragdell traveled down to Lexington, VA for the large Dressage at Lexington show.  Maryanna and Wendell Haymon’s young David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) was the star of the weekend winning both the Young Horse TOC class and the USEF Four-Year Old Young Horse Qualifier with scores over 8.0.  It’s only his third show, but he is such a sensible, willing young horse that he takes it all in stride.  Sternlicht also traveled to Lexington and won Sunday’s Third Level Test 3 with a 71.4%.  Thanks to all the volunteers who stayed cheery and helpful during the scorching heat! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2007 Comic Hilltop FRH – 2006 Nurnberger Burgpokal Champion Carola Koppelmann and Comic Hilltop FRH won the 2006 Nurnberger Burgpokal at CDI-W Frankfurt last weekend with a winning score of 74.10% in the final round. The Nurnberg Burgpokal is the German National Championships for horses in the small tour (Prix St. George) and is only open to 7 – 9 year-old horses. 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 Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews May, 2013 Behind The Scenes – Hilltop Farm: American Quality...

Dressage at Blue Goose

Hilltop News Dressage at Blue Goose Return to All Hilltop News >>> July 6th Jessica Fay popped over to Blue Goose Stables for a USDF-recognized show.  With her own mare Veraki (Riverman) she placed 2nd in the Intermediaire I and they are now qualified for the USDF Regional Championships.  Our summer intern, Alex Belton, rode her own Daffy’s Son Shine in her first recognized show at Second Level.  The pair placed 2nd and 3rd in her Second Level Tests.  Way to go Alex! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him. Click to View Article Nov, 2003 Cor Noir May 17, 1987 – November 3, 2003 With great sadness, we must announce that our beautiful Holsteiner stallion Cor Noir was put down November 3, 2003 for humane reasons. Cor Noir gave tremendous quality to our Hilltop Farm breeding program, producing our top broodmares and the foundation for so much of our success today. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Oct, 2008 Domestically-bred Hanoverians Triumph in the 2008 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships in Lexington, Kentucky In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in...