Quotogenic (Qredit – Cabaret)

Qredit News Quotogenic (Qredit – Cabaret) View All Qredit News >>> Congratulations to Anclaire Spaulding on Quotogenic’s successful 2016 show season! Quotogenic (Qredit x Cara Mia/Cabaret), bred by Meg Sherman, has earned great results showing in-hand this year.  At the Estes Park Dressage I Breed Show, Quotogenic handily won her 2-Year Old Fillies class and went on to be named Filly and Young Horse Champion.  Her score of 77.625% also earned her high score of the show!  She wrapped-up her show season at the Rocky Mountain Series Breed Show where she once again won her age group class and Filly Championship.   This show also hosted the USDF/GAIG Rocky Mountain Series Breeders Championship; Quotogenic took home the USDFBC Filly Championship with a score of 75.475%.  Way to go Quotogenic! 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,...

Elieta (Riverman – Ariadus)

Riverman News Elieta (Riverman - Ariadus) Return to All Riverman >>> Riverman daughter, Elieta (Riverman x Uniqueka/Ariadus) has had a summer packed full of exciting accomplishments.  The 4-year old mare completed her AHHA Mare Performance Test with flying colors.  Given her pedigree, it’s no surprise that her free jumping talent was a highlight. She earned multiple scores of 8 in the free jumping portion. She finished as Reserve Champion Mare at her inspection site. Elieta is being trained as an event horse, a discipline multiple Riverman offspring have shone brightly in. In one outing at the Future Event Horse 4-Year Old level, Elieta qualified for the West Coast Future Event Horse Championships located in Woodside, California.  To qualify, Elieta finished 2nd at Future Event Horse class at Rebecca Farms with a score of 79.21.  Congratulations to owner and breeder Kathleen Benedict on Elieta’s success and best of luck at the championships! Riverman News Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings: The US Equestrian Leading Sire Rankings closed in mid-December and we have many exciting results to share! For the second time Marydell Farm's Don Principe was named the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and for the fourth time Riverman was named Eventing Sire of the Year! >>> Under The Radar (Riverman-Bar S Tex): Congratulations to Holly Becker! Holly’s homebred mare Under The Radar (Riverman x Leprechaun’s Molly Brown/Bar S Tex), aka “Rapid,” won the Novice Level Championship at the Area XI Eventing Championships. The 6-year old mare was ridden to the first place finish by Sarah Berkowitz. Way to go Rapid! >>> Cascade (Riverman-Argus): We just received...

VADA/NOVA Autumn Show

Hilltop News VADA/NOVA Autumn Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> The VADA/NOVA Autumn Show over at Morven Park enjoyed perfect early fall weather, with sunny skies and pleasant temps. Jess Fay took out Hilltop’s 3-year old mare Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) for her 2nd show and came home with a 2nd and a 1st in the Mare Materiale classes and scores in the 70’s. Keeping these early undersaddle outings fun and low stress is so important for the young ones and we’re lucky to have Jess in charge of them. Michael Bragdell also took a few horses over to Morven. In his first show outing, Anne Howard’s Finery (Furstenball-Diamond Hit) impressed earning a 76% & 78% at Training Level. What a great start to his show career! Michael also used this outing as a warm-up for some of his Regional Championship horses. Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach won both of his Prix St. Georges classes with scores of 68% & 69%. Mitch & Lara Mitchelson’s Faberge Blue placed 3rd in Third Level Test 3 with a 65% and then made the move up to Fourth Level a winning one with a score of 67%. Stallion News 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 Recent News 2017 Breeder...

Dressage at Stone Tavern

Hilltop News Dressage at Stone Tavern Return to All Hilltop News >>> The Stone Tavern Dressage Show & Breed Show filled up the Labor Day weekend for Team Hilltop. Jessica Fay showed Beth Gildea’s 4-year old Holsteiner mare Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero) to wins in Training Level Test 3 & First Level Test 1 with scores over 70% and was High-Score at both levels on Saturday. Enya was a little tired by Sunday’s First Level test, but still placed 2nd with a 66% and was Reserve High-Score First Level for Sunday. On her first official undersaddle show outing, the three-year old Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) placed 2nd in her Materiale class on Sunday. Jess also generously shared her mare Veraki (by Riverman) with Natalie Wolfer to show at Second Level. Natalie and Veraki won their class with a 67% and were Reserve High-Score at Second Level on Saturday. Sunday’s ride earned them a 63.97% and 3rd Place. Natalie is normally busy grooming for Michael at the shows, so it was a lot of fun to see her actually getting to enjoy riding at the show! Quinnten Alston was busy at the Breed Show on Sunday. Karen Schumaker’s Doc Marten SPF (Doctor Wendell MF-Liberty Gold) started things off well with a 2nd in the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class. Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) won his Yearling Colts/Geldings class and was named the Colt Champion. Quinnten’s leasing a special mare this season – Royal Celeste (Royal Classic-Diamond Hit), bred and owned by Eliza Rutherford, and Celeste had an excellent day for him winning the Three-Year Old Fillies Class, was Reserve Champion Filly, stepped...
2016 Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships

2016 Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships

Hilltop News 2016 Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships Return to All Hilltop News >>> Once again we made the long drive out to the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships. Michael qualified two horses for the Championships this year and we’ll start off with the youngster. David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) is bred and owned by Marydell Farm. His walk was the highlight and earned an 8.5 and 9 from the judges! Davey finished in 10th place overall at the USEF Four-Year Old National Championships. Michael agreed with the judges comments that a growth stage made the balance a little less consistent than it was earlier in the season, but the purity of his gaits and work ethic remain 100% solid and he’s looking forward to continuing his development. Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), owned by Hilltop Farm, had a very good showing in the Six-Year Old Preliminary class Friday morning. His overall score of 7.98 put him in a strong position going into Sunday’s Final. In the Finals, Michael was able to ask Sternlicht for more power and the connection was steadier than in the Preliminary round. The handsome pair finished in 3rd place overall with an 8.028 in the USEF Six-Year Old National Championships. Sternlicht’s breeder, Rachel Ehrlich, deserves a special mention as he was also the Top-Scoring US-Bred horse. Thank you to Michael’s sponsors, Purina Horse Feed, Hulsebos Saddles, and Cavallo who kept Michael and Sternlicht looking and feeling their best. Stallion News Hilltop Archives No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search,...