Blue Goose Dressage Show #1
It was a beautiful, sunny day for the first show in the Blue Goose Dressage Series this year. Hilltop trainer Jess Fay the young mares Qindle and Quinzy had a great outing on Wednesday. Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba) was 4th in First Level Test 3 with a 69% earning her first qualifying score for Regionals. Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) was super in her first Training Level Test 3 and earned a 70% and the High-Score Training Level award. Michael’s student Beth Custalow had a successful first-time outing at Prix St. Georges with her longtime partner Bvlgari (Bordeaux-Rohdiamant). Looking forward to the next few shows!
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.
The favorites going into this year's Markel/USEF National Championship, Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy didn't disappoint. After awarding a "9" on submission, judge Hilda Gurney said, “Our general impression, of course, is that he has super talent for collection and for the FEI.
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Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.
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 the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.