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...

Dressage At Devon

Hilltop News Dressage At Devon Return to All Hilltop News >>> All of us here at Team Hilltop enjoyed another successful year at Dressage at Devon 2016. With the help of King Santacruz, Quinnten and Michael presented a number of Hilltop-sired or client-owned horses to top placings over the course of the week. Despite the usual small bit of rainy weather, we were happy to catch up with clients, friends, and even welcome a few new faces into the Hilltop barns. Devon has consistently been a perfect setting for one of the final big shows of the year, and we extend our gratitude to show management and the volunteers for making all of it possible.  We congratulate all of our owners and clients on their successes at Devon! Breed Show Results:  Stenager’s Welina (Wilkens – Sandro Hit), Owned by Nancy Radtke Dressage at Devon Grand Champion Champion Mature Horse Champion Mare GAIG/USDFBC East Coast Final Mare Champion Winner of 4 Years Old & Older Maiden Mares Winner of Danish IBC Finery (Furstenball – Diamond Hit), Owned by Anne Howard & Bred by Otto Langemeyer Dressage at Devon Reserve Grand Champion Reserve Champion Mature Horse Champion Stallion Winner of 4 Years Old & Older Stallions  Royal Celeste FH (Royal Classic – Diamond Hit), Owned/Bred by Eliza Rutherford & Leased by Quinnten Alston & Jonathan Clark Champion Young Horse Champion Filly Winner of Three Year Old Fillies Born in the USA for Three Year Old Fillies Overall High Score of Breed Show  Diamond Quinn (Diamond Hit – Quaterback), Owned/Bred by Susan Graham White and Deborah Bly Reserve Champion Young Horse Champion Colt Winner of Yearling Colts/Geldings Born...

ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection

Hilltop News ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> Our annual ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection was held August 12-13th and we saw a large, diverse group of good quality horses over the two days. Five stallions were licensed: Chester (Cunningham-Padinus), Heroic Times (Goodtimes-Michellino), Stormy River DZ (San Amour-Weltmeyer), Finery (Furstenball-Diamond Hit), and Rubinero (Rubinstein-Ex Libris).  Having already fulfilled their performance requirements, Stormy River DZ & Rubinero have achieved their Lifetime Approval.  The other three stallions received a Certified Breeding License which is good for two years while they complete their performance requirements. Five mares participated in the Mare Performance Test with Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti-Contucci), bred by Janice Barnes and owned by Trisha DeRosa being the high-scoring mpt with an overall 74.7. Seven mares were presented for Studbook inspection on Day 1. Premium Mares were Beaucoup D’Amis and Remarkable (Redwine-Evening Kris xx). Day 2 of the inspection was filled with mares and foals.  An additional 11 mares were presented with Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) earning the only Premium Mare Award for the day.  Twenty-two foals, including 4 ponies, were then presented.  Premium Awards were given to Jin (Jazz-Good As Gold) bred by Lauren Efford/Goldhope Farm, Harley’s Davidson (Woodbury’s Harlequin-Colwyn Llewelyn) bred by Arlette Johnson, Forrest Fern (Forrest Flame-Merrie Moscan) bred by Lesley Feakins, Sambuca (Sternlicht-Pointmaker) bred by Kathy LaCroix, Quiet Riot (Quaterback-Cor Noir) bred by Horse Power Inc, Perfect Storm (Cunningham-Popeye K) bred by Maple Run Farm, Alemana (Aloha-Sky Classic) bred by Beth Lawrence, and Galway (Grafenstolz-Riverman) bred by Elizabeth Callahan.  Top colt was Alemana and Top Filly was Forrest Fern.  Congratulations to all! Thank you to the Hilltop staff, all...