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!
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.
The USEF has recently announced their 2005 Champions! Hilltop Farm’s Elite Hanoverian stallion Contucci has earned the title 2005 USEF Leading Sire Dressage Breeding. Further, Jane MacElree/ Hilltop Farm has been awarded the 2005 USEF Leading Owner Dressage Breeding title from the success of the Hilltop bred youngsters in sport.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International.
Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.