VIP February 16, 1979-November 13, 2002

VIP February 16, 1979-November 13, 2002

Hilltop News VIP February 16, 1979-November 13, 2002 Return to All Hilltop Archives >>> Hilltop Farm regretfully announces the passing of a wonderful stallion and a real show jumping star. On November 13, 2002, the famous jumping stallion VIP passed away while enjoying a beautiful sunny day in his paddock. At nearly 24-years of age, VIP still came out of his stall each day with the exuberance of a 3-year old! No one would have guessed it would be his last day. VIP had a heart attack in his field and died very suddenly. Just moments before, he was enjoying his usual gallop through his paddock, gesturing to all that he was still "King of the Hill!" VIP enjoyed a wonderful life as a show jumper under Steve Stephens and Debbie Dolan. As a 7-year old under Steve Stephens, VIP won the AGPA Championships, one of the youngest horses in the history of the sport at that time to win such a prestigious event. He continued on under Debbie Dolan to an international career as a show jumper. Accomplishments 1987 -- CSIO Spruce Meadows, Calgary Nations Cup 1987 -- CSIO Royal International, Toronto Nations Cup 1988 -- CSIO Mexico, Nations Cup (2nd place) 1989 -- CSIO Rome, Nations Cup 1989 -- CSIO Hickstead, England Nations Cup (2nd place) 1989 -- Grand Prix of Aachen -(3rd place) 1990 -- US World Equestrian Games Trials, Overall Best Score 1990-1991 -- Volvo East Coast World Cup League 1992 -- I Love New York Grand Prix When VIP was retired from sport, he came to live at Hilltop Farm. We were blessed with...
The Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup

The Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup

Hilltop News The Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup Return to All Hilltop Archives >>> At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor. The award recognizes breeders who consistently produce outstanding individuals for the show arena. The other recipient this year was Sheila Varian, a breeder of Arabian horses. Honorees are nominated by USA Equestrian Committee members and elected by their Executive Committee. It was a thrill to witness Jane being acknowledged within the national spotlight. She is a woman who consistently gives so much to others and provides her on-going support to bring continued growth and possibility to this industry. Hilltop Archives No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post. Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post. Click Here to View More Hilltop Articles & Interviews About Hilltop Click to Meet Team Hilltop Click to View Hilltop's Horses Learn About Hilltop's History Photo Gallery Click to See More Hilltop Photos Hilltop News 2017 Breeder Rewards: There is no greater testament to a stallion than the quality and success of their offspring. Each year we look forward...
Cabaret 1980-1999

Cabaret 1980-1999

Hilltop News Cabaret 1980-1999 Return to All Hilltop Archives >>> Ten weeks following a surgery that was intended to prolong and sustain the quality of life for the 19-year old Holsteiner stallion, Hilltop Farm lost their founding sire Cabaret on October 28, 1999. An arthrocentesis was performed on the right front fetlock of the stallion in order to" fuse" the fetlock and create relief for a failing suspensory apparatus. The surgery went smoothly, but post-operative complications proved to be devastating for the grand stallion who so many well remember from his years in dressage competition under rider/ trainer Scott Hassler. “We grew up together, learned together, experienced life together. From the first ride on his back to the last, he gave an incomparable honesty, everyday enthusiasm, 100% heart and soul and a tremendous love for life."  Cabaret will be most fondly remembered by those who loved him for “his humble pride, impeccable manners, and huge heart so clearly expressed through his eyes and actions." Cabaret (Cor de la Bryere-Landgraf-Consul) produced three approved sons in the US and one that stands in Germany, several prmium mares and champion offspring across the country. His influence as a breeding stallion extends across North America, to France, Germany and Australia. Hilltop Archives No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post. Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post. Click Here to View...