Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti-Ramses Rasul)

Hilltop News Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti-Ramses Rasul) Return to All Hilltop News >>> We received wonderful news from breeder Deb Thomas of Sanford Farms in CT.  Deb shared that 2-Year Old Bugatti gelding Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti x Desert Aurora/Ramses Rasul) was named National Reserve Champion 2-Year Old Half Arabian Gelding at the 2017 AHA National Sport Horse Show. Congratulations to all of “Max’s” connects! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Sep, 2010 Cabana Boy ~ Goodbye to a Champion It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes. Click to View Article Aug, 2010 Intermediaire I National Championships Hilltop Farm's Christopher Hickey and Cabana Boy (Contucci-Bordeaux) attended the 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions on August 6-8 at the historic USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. At only 8 years old, this was already Cabana Boy's 2nd trip to the Championships. It was especially rewarding to have Hilltop's owner Jane MacElree and her daughters Ann and Leslie on hand to enjoy the show. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2010 American-Bred Sport Horses Are Rising To The Top 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...

VADA/NOVA Fall Dressage Show

Hilltop News VADA/NOVA Fall Dressage Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> It was a beautiful weekend in Virginia for the VADA/NOVA Fall Show.  Michael took Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach out for a warm-up before Regionals.  They won both their Intermediate I tests with a 66.9% and a 69.7%.  Jess had her plate full with 4 horses showing.  Beth Custalow’s Bugatti’s Ballerina (Bugatti-Rohdiamant) enjoyed her first undersaddle show and won her Materiale classes with scores of 72% & 76.6%.  Melanie Zentgraf’s Quite Special (Quite Easy x Emma) had a strong outing in only his 2nd horse show earning good ribbons in all his Training Level tests with scores of 63-67.5%.  Jess also used this show as warm-up for USDF Regionals with her two Qredit mares, Quinzy HTF (ds. Cordoba) and Qindle HTF (ds. Royal Prince).  Quinzy earned three firsts and a third at Training & First Levels with scores of 68.5-72.5%.  Qindle was close behind with 2 seconds at Training Level and a 1st and 3rd in her First Level tests, with her scores ranging from 69.4-72.5%.  I think we’re ready for Regionals! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Sep, 2007 Cabana Boy Wins 2007 Markel/USEF National Championship 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. Click to View Article Aug, 2012 Hemmingway & Qredit on Top at the USEF National Championships The Lamplight Equestrian Center showgrounds were an exceptional stage for the USEF Young Horse National...

2017 AHS/ARS Inspection

Hilltop News 2017 AHS/ARS Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> We had a fantastic inspection this past week with an overwhelming super quality in the foals. The event started however with two stallions being accepted for AHS/ARS. The 4-year old Debonair MF (Doctor Wendell MF-Sandro Hit) owned/bred by Marydell Farm and the 15-year old Lord Luciano (Enrico Caruso-Unkenruf) owned/bred by Debra Tyler both impressed the stallion committee and are exciting additions for US breeders!  Comments for Debonair MF included ‘very good impression with stallion presence, we like his rideability, the walk is a highlight as is the canter – very impressive and already showing a talent to collect.’  Comments for Lord Luciano included ‘we like to use Trakehner in our breeding, this stallion had a very successful sport career to Grand Prix in Germany, his gaits and attitude are very good, gave a very good impression as he started to move.’ Eight Hanoverian mares were accepted into the Main Studbook for AHS & ARS with Viva’s Diamond W (Viva Voltaire-Futurist) being the High-Score Hanoverian Mare & the Mare Performance Test Champion. Viva’s Diamond W is owned by Anne Cumpstone and was bred by Augustin & Christine Walch. Additional approved mares include: Bijou DJS (Bugatti-Davignport) owned/bred by Deanna Mann Wilkinson, Ramora CF (Royal Prince-Davignon) owned/bred by Kimberly Kobryn-Callaway, Bugatti’s Ballerina (Bugatti-Rohdiamant) owned/bred by Beth Custalow, Salome B (San Amour-Rotspon) owned by Sarah Daehnert & Hannah Salazar and bred by Dieter Buhrig, Noor (Negro-Festrausch) owned by Rebecca Langworst Barlow and bred by Kathy Jackson, Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba) owned/bred by Hilltop Farm, and Beretta LJS (Bugatti-Ferro) owned by Jodi Boyko and...

Bugatti Foal Announcements

Bugatti News Bugatti Foal Announcements View All Bugatti News >>> 2017 Foals Congratulations Anne Schafer of Rutherfordton, NC on the arrival of your new Bugatti colt, born to your Hanoverian mare Dona Rosa on April 25th! 2016 Foals Congratulations to Barb Crabbe of Beaver Creek, OR on the arrival of her new Bugatti foal! Born to her mare Bacall on June 16th, Barb says her new baby is healthy and strong and looks like the twin to her full two year old sister Beyonce. Welcome to the world little one! It’s a girl! Dooder Luce of Black Creek, NY has welcomed a lovely new Bugatti filly! Born to her mare Citabria, Dooder says her new filly has lots of bone and is very sweet. Congratulations on your new filly Dooder! It’s a boy! On April 18th our Hanoverian mare Chiquita HTF presented us with a gorgeous, well-built colt by Bugatti. He is incredibly sweet, very social and Jane has decided that the name Bristol suits him perfectly. We are thrilled with this incredible new addition to our farm! 2015 Foals Congratulations to Elaine Haberman of Falcon, CO on the arrival of her handsome new Bugatti colt! Born on May 20th to her Hanoverian mare Donna Luna, Elaine has not chosen an official name yet but his barn name will be Benny. Our congratulations go out to Deb Thomas of Sanford Farms, Inc. in East Haddam, CT on the arrival of her new Bugatti colt! Bugatti’s Maximum Effort was born on May 4th to her Arabian mare Desert Aurora and he is gorgeous! Congratulations Deb! Congratulations to Andrea Crespi of...

Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti-Contucci)

Bugatti News Beaucoup d'Amis (Bugatti-Contucci) View All Bugatti News >>> Breeder Trisha DeRosa recently wrote to share a few highlights of the 2016 show season for her Bugatti mare Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti x Carousel/Contucci).  Beaucoup d’ Amis had such a spectacular year and Trisha’s thoughtful note about her mare was so nice not to share.  Here are the kind words Trisha shared: “Writing to Thank Hilltop for once again exceeding my expectations in the quality of offspring! Finally taking a look back at the success of the show season and wanted to share the official report. Not only is my Bugatti/Contucci mare athletic and capable, she is the whole package of brains and work ethic with a loving personality! She is my 3rd Hilltop bred horse and I’ve been extremely happy with each of them. We are very excited about a future international career and embryo transfer breeding. Thank you again for a dream season!!!” VADA/NOVA BREED SHOW 4 & 5 Year old Materiale – 1st place, 80.8% ISR/Oldenburg IBC – 1st place, 79% DRESSAGE AT LEXINGTON Reserve Champion Mare & Reserve Champion Mature Horse ISR/Oldenburg IBC – 1st place 78.2% 4 & 5 Year Old Materiale – 1st place FEI 5-Year Old Young Horse Final – 2nd place, 7.78 DRESSAGE BY CHANCE First Level High Score and High Score of Show – 79.219! ISR/OLDENBURG INSPECTION High Score of Mare Performance Test Premium Mare and Elite Mare Candidate VADA/NOVA AUTUMN SHOW First Level High Score of Show 4 & 5 Year old Materiale – 1st Place, 76.8% USDF/GAIG REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS First Level Open Championship – 8th Place DRESSAGE AT...

USEF Sire Rankings

Hilltop News USEF Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring.  With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for the current, and a few former, stallions at Hilltop Farm. Quite Easy  USEF Leading Hunter Sire.  This is the second consecutive year Quite Easy was recognized as the Leading Hunter Sire! USEF Jumper Sire Rankings – 8th USEF Eventing Sire Rankings – 22nd Riverman  USEF Leading Eventing Sire – Reserve Champion USEF Hunter Sire – 17th Ampere USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – Reserve Champion Bugatti USEF Hunter Eventing Sire – 10th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 4th USEF Dressage Sire  – 16th Contucci USEF Dressage Sire – 4th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 15th USEF Half-Arabian Sire – 22nd USEF Eventing Sire – 9th Doctor Wendell MF USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 13th Donarweiss GGF USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 10th Don Principe USEF Dressage Sire – 14th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 5th USEF Hunter Breeding Sire – 16th Negro USEF Dressage Sire – 8th Olivi USEF Dressage Sire –  30th Pikko del Cerro USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 21st Popeye USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 19th Qredit USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 6th Royal Prince USEF Hunter Breeding Sire – 7th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 11th USEF Dressage Sire  – 11th Sternlicht USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 3rd It’s great to see...