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.
Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) offspring typically share their sire’s stamp of refined, modern type, a correct foundation, and quality movement and those attributes are well-rewarded in the breed show ring. We are excited to share the news that Royal Prince has won the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for the FIFTH consecutive year...
Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm are excited to announce their purchase of the recently licensed, three-year old Hanoverian stallion Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino). The charismatic black stallion was bred by Rachel Ehrlich of Massachusetts and is the second stallion from her well-established breeding program to be approved by the American Hanoverian Society.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
The phone rings at Hilltop Farm and breeding manager Natalie DiBerardinis answers. Just as she suspected, it is a mare owner looking for advice. Which stallion would be a good match for her mare, the caller asks anxiously. With scientific advances in artificial insemination, the choices for a perfect partner have never been greater, but that doesn't mean the selection process is any simpler. DiBerardinis asks the owner a few questions about her mare and suggests she complete Hilltop's online questionnaire. After reading it, she and the caller will talk again to discuss the options.