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...

AHS/ARS Inspection

Hilltop News AHS/ARS Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> We were happy to welcome back the judges from the American Hanoverian Society/American Rhineland Studbook on July 23-24.  It was two oppressively hot days, but the judges and horses held up well! Five stallions were presented and two were granted Lifetime Approval. Congratulations to: Fie Andersen and Rocazino (Rosentanz-Silvio I-Feiner Stern) who has already fulfilled his sport requirements in dressage and to Kenneth & Selma Garber and Vallado/Praise (Now or Never-Saros xx-Important) who is the first stallion to have fulfilled his sport requirements in the hunter ring. Two new, exciting options for Hanoverian & Rhineland breeders here in the US. Thank you to all the stallion owners who presented at this licensing. Two mares were inspected for breeding: Paula Byrum’s Oldenburg mare Saint Isabelle BHF (Sir James-Renaissance) who scored an overall 7.3 and Hilltop’s Hanoverian mare Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) who scored an overall 7. The two mares also completed the Mare Performance Test and Qindle was the High-Score for the MPT with an overall 7.16. She is now a Premium Mare Candidate. The Yearling/Two-Year Old Futurity was well attended. Champions for each division included: Two-Year Old Filly was Beretta LJS (Bugatti-Ferro), Yearling Filly Starlet (Sternlicht GGF-Festrausch), Two-Year Old Colt Rendezvous ESH (Rubignon-Weltmeyer), and Yearling Gelding Diamond Quinn (Diamond Hit-Quaterback). One the second day, two non-Hanoverian mares were presented and Lisa Saabye’s Ebella (Ehrentusch-Over The River xx) was accepted into the Main Studbook with an overall 7.0. High-score non-Hanoverian mare was Paula Byrum’s mare Saint Isabelle BHF who was presented the prior day. An additional 5 Hanoverian mares were also...

Chasing Wonder (Contucci – Diwan)

Contucci News Chasing Wonder (Contucci – Diwan) View All Contucci News >>> Congratulations to Tricia Sansevero on Chasing Wonder (Contucci x Dixie Wonder/Diwan) being named the FEI High Score at CDCTA Dressage at Morven Park in May! “Chase” and trainer Wanja Gerlach earned a score of 70.789% at Intermediaire II.  We’ve enjoyed watching Chase develop each year and it is fun to see him continuing to shine. Contucci News Dressage At Devon: 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. >>> ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection: 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. >>> AHS/ARS Inspection: We were happy to welcome back the judges from the American Hanoverian Society/American Rhineland Studbook on July 23-24. >>> View All Contucci News Hilltop Farm,...

Contucci Foal Announcements

Contucci News Contucci Foal Announcements View All Contucci News >>> 2016 Foals Congratulations to Sarah Silva of Winnemucca, NV on the safe arrival of her lovely new Contucci filly! Born to her Perch/TB mare Camillawood on June 6th, Sarah says she is doing well and has decided to call her Coraline. Alyssa Taylor of Bel Air, MD is proud to announce the arrival of her handsome new Contucci colt! Born to her Hanoverian mare Grizelda, this little guy is healthy and looks like he is full of energy and spunk! Congratulations Alyssa! All of us here at Hilltop farm are so thrilled over the arrival of our new Contucci filly! This pretty, little lady arrived to our Hanoverian mare Raja HTF on May 4th, very refined and full of spunk! Jane thinks the name Coquette is well suited to our new addition. Congratulations to Mary Mallory of Lynn Haven, FL on the safe arrival of her new Contucci filly! Born on March 23 to her Holsteiner mare Proper Lagado, Mary has decided to name this lovely girl Caledona. Congratulations to the University of Maryland in College Park, MD on the arrival of a stunningly handsome new Contucci colt, born on April 3rd to their TB mare Runaway Pearl! Professor Amy Burke shared the exciting news of his birth and says he is doing well. 2015 Foals Congratulations to Amie Gleason of Brookston, IN on the arrival of her new Contucci colt! Born in May to her mare Comet, Amie says he is healthy and super cute and really enjoys playing with his soccer ball. Beth Ziegler of Sturbridge, MA...

Copernicus (Contucci x Dicey/Domingo)

Contucci News Copernicus (Contucci x Dicey/Domingo) View All Contucci News >>> It’s always great to hear such positive updates on the stallion’s offspring.  Ellyn Willis recently shared sent us an update on her Contucci gelding Copernicus (Contucci-Domingo), bred by John and Ann Foster.  “I just wanted to check in and let you know that Copernicus is doing amazingly well. I bought him from John Foster July 2012, and he’s been a delight to own. He had a solid season of Training level Eventing last year, almost every show in the ribbons. We are qualified for the AECs this year based on his accomplishments last season. To close out the year, he won his first Preliminary event with Kurt Martin in the irons at Loudoun Hunt Pony Club HT.” Congratulations Ellyn! Best wishes for continued success in 2016. Contucci News Dressage At Devon: 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. >>> ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection: 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. >>> AHS/ARS Inspection: We were happy to welcome back the judges from the American Hanoverian Society/American Rhineland Studbook on July 23-24. >>> View All Contucci News Hilltop...