2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings

Hilltop News 2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> 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. Dressage 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) Show Jumping Quite Easy is standing 96th on the show jumping ranking list. (Quite Easy’s sire, Quidam de Revel, is also ranked 11th) Eventing 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. Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 Feb, 2011 Tiamo Trocadero (1987-2011) It is with great sadness that we share the passing...

2016 US Dressage Finals

Hilltop News 2016 US Dressage Finals Return to All Hilltop News >>> What better end to the 2016 show season but to wrap it up with the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY.  Now in its 4th year, this show just gets better and better thanks to an experienced staff, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous supporters.  Thank you ALL who make this show happen! Michael took three horses to the Finals this year and came home with Top 10 finishes for all three.  Qredit Hilltop (Quaterback-Dream of Glory) placed 7th in Friday’s Intermediate I Championship and 9th in Saturday’s Intermediate Freestyle Championship.  Unfortunately, over the course of the show he was developing a cough and was feeling a bit under the weather by Sunday so we had to scratch the Prix St. Georges Championship.  He traveled home safely and is getting a bit of time off while the cough resolves. Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino) placed 2nd in his warm-up class on Thursday and won the Third Level Open Championship on Friday.  This is Ziggy’s second trip to the Finals and his second National Championship!  Lara & Mitch Mitchelson’s Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat) and Michael made the most of their 80s pop music and captured the Third Level Freestyle Open on Saturday.  You can’t help but smile as you watch this pair together and the music fits perfectly.  All three horses were born here in the US too, which makes their wins even more significant.  Congratulations to their breeders as well – Judy Yancey, Rachel Ehrlich, and Marie Emrey! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Sep, 2016 2016 Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships Once...

USDF Year-End Awards

Hilltop News USDF Year-End Awards Return to All Hilltop News >>> Team Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses.  Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten.  Congratulations to all the owners & breeders! Kevelaer (Wamberto-Gribaldi), owner/breeder Gavin Parfit & Isabel Barzun US-Bred 4th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.95% Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred 7th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.25% Royal Celeste FH (Royal Classic-Diamond Hit), leased by Quinnten Alston & Jonathan Clark, bred by Eliza Rutherford US-Bred 5th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies) 75.55% Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred 9th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies Materiale) 72.00% Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero), owner/breeder Beth Gildea US-Bred CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Holsteiner (Training Level) 68.636% David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon), owner/breeder Marydell Farm US-Bred 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (USEF 4 Year Olds) 7.8 Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat), owned by Mitch & Lara Mitchelson, bred by Marie Emrey US-Bred 2nd Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367% 4th Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level) 69.492% 8th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Musical Freestyle Challenge) 71.042% 16th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367% Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), owned by Hilltop Farm, bred by Rachel Ehrlich US-Bred CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Hanoverian (Third Level) 71.463% 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings...

Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman)

GK Calucci News Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman) View All GK Calucci News >>> We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results.  The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman).  Cortaro received Silver Premium status at his RPSI inspection, earning many compliments for his correct conformation.  Gail also had many compliments for Cortaro’s sweet and good-natured temperament.  Congratulations on a wonderful foal Gail! We’re excited to see what his future holds. GK Calucci News Calucci Foal Announcements: 07-24-17: Congratulations to Julie McElhaney of Chardon, OH on the arrival of her new Calucci colt! Born in the month of June to her TB mare Amanda’s Storm, Julie is still deciding what will be the perfect name for this handsome new addition! >>> Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman): We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results. The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman). >>> Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close: Foaling season is continuing along at a rapid pace here at Hilltop and we thought it was past time for some updates. Congratulations to Melissa Stubenberg on the arrival of Corusca, a strong, well-built filly by Calucci and out of the Thoroughbred mare Korageous Kelly. >>> View All GK Calucci News Hilltop Farm,...

Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me)

Popeye News Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me) View All Popeye News >>> Breeder Kristin DeLuca is very pleased with her flashy 3-year old Popeye filly, Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me). Prima Esperanza has had a very good show season in-hand and is working well undersaddle.  As the 2016 show season nears the end, Prima Esperanza is currently ranked in 3rd place for Zone 1 3-Year Old Hunter Breeding.   She’s also taken home ribbons in Dressage Sporthorse Breeding at big venues such as Dressage at Devon, where she earned a 5th place finish in a large ISR/Oldenburg IBC class. Congratulations Kristin! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a Premium Filly and High Point Filly of the inspection. >>> Popeye Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: It’s a girl! A dainty Popeye filly arrived on May 17th to Patti Herson of Albuquerque, NM and her TB mare Pet’s Viva. Patti says that her new arrival will be named Luna and that she is amazingly brave, curious and so outgoing. Congratulations Patti, she’s lovely! >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...