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...

Sternlicht & Doctor Wendell Qualify for US Championships

Hilltop News Sternlicht & Doctor Wendell Qualify for US Championships Return to All Hilltop News >>> The US Young Horse/Developing Horse Championships will again be held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL at the end of August. Sternlicht will be contesting the FEI Six-Year Old classes with Michael Bragdell and Doctor Wendell MF will be competing in the Developing Grand Prix with Jim Koford. Additionally, Michael will be showing David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) in the USEF Four-Year Old division. The Young Horse Championships have become a very important showcase for some of the best of US breeding and we’re very excited to be making this journey again. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Aug, 2009 National Developing Horse Dressage Championship Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy added another national title to their resume by winning the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship on August 21-23. The past two years, Chris and Cabana had traveled to Kentucky to compete in and win the 5 Year Old and 6 Year Old National Young Horse Dressage Championships, making them the first pair to win all three. Click to View Article Nov, 2010 Festrausch Moves to Cazenovia Festrausch (Florestan-Carprilli) has been an important part of the stallion line-up at Hilltop Farm since his purchase in 2000. His bloodlines, incredible movement, and elegant type stood him apart, and it is the movement and character that he passes to his offspring that have made many of his breeders very loyal to him over the years. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews May, 2013 Behind The...

Doctor Wendell Foal Announcements

Doctor Wendell News Doctor Wendell Foal Announcements View All Doctor Wendell News >>> 2016 Foals Jessica Austin of Atwater, OH is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Doctor Wendell filly! Born on June 24th to her Hanoverian mare Regina Royale, Jessica has decided to name this gorgeous new arrival Daphnae WPS . Our congratulations go out to Kathryn Richards of Ocala, FL on the arrival of her new Doctor Wendell filly, born to her RIDSH mare West Of Ireland! Congratulations to Don and Dee Kapper of Beach City, OH on the arrival of their lovely new Doctor Wendell filly! Luna arrived to the Hanoverian mare SM Rising Star MF healthy, happy and absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to Leah Beach of Bennett, CO on the arrival of her new Doctor Wendell colt! Born on April 27th to her KWPN mare Zora SHF, Leah is still deciding on the perfect name for this handsome new colt. 2015 Foals Julianna Whittenburg of Zephyr Hills, FL has proudly announced the arrival of her new Doctor Wendell filly! Diva was born to her Hanoverian mare Dom Perignon and she certainly is a lovely girl! Congratulations Julianna! Congratulations to Laura Decker of Grand Blanc, MI on the arrival of her new Doctor Wendell colt! Born on June 5th to her Westphalian mare Estrada, this attractive colt is bay with a star and four white socks. Laura says she is going to name him Downtown. Our congratulations go out to Jessica Austin of Atwater, OH on the arrival of her new Doctor Wendell colt! Born on May 26th to her Hanoverian mare Regina Royale, this...

Doctor Wendell MF Debuts at Intermediaire II

Hilltop News Doctor Wendell MF Debuts at Intermediaire II Return to All Hilltop News >>> Doctor Wendell MF (Don Principe-Sandro Hit) contested his first Intermediaire II this past weekend and placed 2nd with a 64%. At not yet 8 yrs old, he is progressing very quickly up the levels!  Doctor Wendell was bred here in the US by Maryanna Haymon. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Apr, 2006 Contucci & Hilltop Farm Lead USEF Rankings The USEF has recently announced their 2005 Champions! Hilltop Farm’s Elite Hanoverian stallion Contucci has earned the title 2005 USEF Leading Sire Dressage Breeding. Further, Jane MacElree/ Hilltop Farm has been awarded the 2005 USEF Leading Owner Dressage Breeding title from the success of the Hilltop bred youngsters in sport. Click to View Article 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Oct, 2008 Domestically-bred Hanoverians Triumph in the 2008 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships in Lexington, Kentucky In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56. Click to View Article Apr, 2010 Kristi Nunnink and R-Star...

USEF Leading Sire Rankings

Hilltop News USEF Leading Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> A quick guide to pedigree, competition results, owners, breeders, and riders, the USEF Leading Sire Rankings continues to be a good resource for information on horses competing in the United States.  With numerous disciplines governed by the USEF, the ranking lists are comprised of a variety of breeds and include anywhere from 100 to 1000 stallions in the various divisions. It’s exciting to see many of our stallions earning Top-25 finishes and especially exciting to see a few earning top rankings in multiple disciplines. Dressage Sire of the Year: 6th Contucci 9th Don Principe 12th Negro 14th Royal Prince 15th Bugatti Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year: 2nd Ampere 3rd Doctor Wendell 5th Royal Prince 10th Donarweiss 12th Tied – Qredit & Bugatti 15th Contucci 17th Don Principe 18th Popeye Half-Arabian Sire of the Year: 25th Contucci Eventing Sire of the Year: 1st Riverman 13th Royal Prince 14th Contucci Hunter Sire of the Year: 1st Quite Easy 4th Riverman Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year: 5th Royal Prince Jumper Sire of the Year: 6th Quite Easy Pony Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year” 8th Popeye Most importantly, thank you to the owners who are out competing with their offspring and earning points towards each sire’s ranking. We’ve enjoyed the show results, updates, and photos many of you have shared with us throughout the season.  Best wishes for an equally successful 2016 show season! Stallion News History in the Making Dec, 2009 Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Rankings Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been...

Doctor Wendell MF Wins US Championships

Hilltop News Doctor Wendell MF Wins US Championships Return to All Hilltop News >>> Jim Koford and the 7-Year old Hanoverian stallion Doctor Wendell MF (Don Principe-Sandro Hit) have had an exceptional year and the USDF National Finals were the perfect ending.  They earned a 7th place in the Intermediaire I Championships with a score of 68.947% but then ironed out the little details to commandingly win the Prix St. Georges Championships with a 72.982%!  Doc now gets a little rest before the start of his Florida show season.  Go Doc Go! 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 Jan, 2012 Riverman Wins USEF South Pacific Award The influence of a stallion is marked not only by the stallion's success but most importantly by the success of his offspring. Riverman's (Redfort x Alexis III/Landego) offspring set him apart as truly an exceptional sire as they continue to excel in the dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper rings at all levels of competition. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Aug, 2016 Tips on Showing Sport Horses In Hand Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or...