Blue Goose Dressage
It was perfect horse show weather at Blue Goose Dressage III on Wednesday. Both Jess and Michael took a few horses for final qualifiers for Regionals. Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach won his FEI Test of Choice with a score of 67% in the Intermediare I with Michael. Following up with Faberge Blue, Michael again earned a 67%+ and was 2nd in the Prix St. Georges. Faberge Blue is owned by Lara & Mitch Mitchelson. Next up was Jess with Michelle Robert’s Hanoverian Mare Donarsagan (Donarweiss-Wallstreet Kid). Already qualified for Regionals, this show was especially important for Sagan as it would fulfill the sport requirements for her AHS Elite/Premium status. With a 68.5% they easily accomplished this goal and were High-Score Second Level for the show. Jess wrapped up the day with Quinzy HTF placing 1st & 2nd in Training 1 & Training 2 and earning scores just under/over 71% in both classes.
With great sadness, we must announce that our beautiful Holsteiner stallion Cor Noir was put down November 3, 2003 for humane reasons. Cor Noir gave tremendous quality to our Hilltop Farm breeding program, producing our top broodmares and the foundation for so much of our success today.
Hilltop Farm, Inc., unveils new 1,000+ page website. With our growing online audience and the ever-changing advancements in technology, we partnered with the team of innovators and online engineers at www.EqGraphics.com to bring you what is likely, the most comprehensive stallion website in the industry.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
Kristi Nunnink's default expression is a smile. It doesn't matter how hard she's working, what level she's riding or how the horse under her is performing -- her mouth curls faintly upward, unforced. It may just be a coincidence of facial structure, or it may be a product of years of habit. But either way, the expression fits her, because Nunnink may very well be the happiest rider at Rolex Kentucky. At 48, she's heading to her first CCI**** with her horse of a lifetime.
A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.