Don Hill Foal Announcements

Don Hill News Don Hill Foal Announcements View All Don Hill News >>> 2017 Foals Congratulations Carrie Gregory of Yelm, WA on the arrival of your new Don Hill filly! Born on July 2nd to Carrie’s TB mare Sugar Bee, Carrie says that her new filly is healthy, big and happy. She’s charming, Carrie! Congratulations to Virginia Tech Foundation in Middleburg, VA on the birth of a healthy Don Hill colt! Arriving June 21st to the foundation’s Hanoverian mare Persimmon, this beautiful boy is chestnut with lots of chrome. Congratulations to Angelique Miller of Edinburg, VA on the arrival of her adorable new Don Hill filly! Cherokee Hill arrived on April 29th to Angelique’s TB Mare Cherokee’s Gal, and what a lovely girl she is! Hillary Paige of Bel Air, MD is so excited to present her new Don Hill filly! Donosa arrived on April 27th to Hillary’s TB mare Half Buzzed and Hillary could not be more pleased with her. Congratulations! It’s another Don Hill filly for Sumathira Sathanandan of Jackson, TN! A full sister to a Don Hill filly born earlier this March, this little chestnut lady was born on March 24th to Sumathira’s TB mare Georgia. Congratulations on your precious new additions Sumathira! The first day of spring brought Sumathira Sathanandan of Jackson, TN a gorgeous Don Hill Filly! This sweet new filly was born to Sumathira's TB mare Georgia on March 21st. Sumathira eagerly anticipates the arrival of another Don Principe x Georgia foal this foaling season. Congratulations! Sandie Dennis and Karen Fulcher of Madison, NC are so thrilled to announce the safe arrival of...

NEDA Fall Dressage

Don Hill News NEDA Fall Dressage View All Don Hill News >>> Congratulations to Virginia Leary on Don De Lion’s (Don Hill-Hawthorne) success at the NEDA Fall Show.  “Lion” earned a 3rd place finish with a score of 70.6%. Good boy Lion! Don Hill News Don Hill Foal Announcements: 07-24-17: Congratulations Carrie Gregory of Yelm, WA on the arrival of your new Don Hill filly! Born on July 2nd to Carrie’s TB mare Sugar Bee, Carrie says that her new filly is healthy, big and happy. She’s charming, Carrie! >>> NEDA Fall Dressage: Congratulations to Virginia Leary on Don De Lion’s (Don Hill-Hawthorne) success at the NEDA Fall Show. “Lion” earned a 3rd place finish with a score of 70.6%. Good boy Lion! >>> Don Hill Offspring Show At Devon: It is so fun to see Don Hill’s first US foal crops out and showing this season. The oldest, Virginia Leary’s Don de Lion (Don Hill-Hawthorne), bred by Sheila O’Keefe, showed in the Yearling Colts and Geldings to a 7th place finish. >>> View All Don Hill News Hilltop Farm,...

Don Hill Offspring Show At Devon

Don Hill News Don Hill Offspring Show At Devon View All Don Hill News >>> It is so fun to see Don Hill’s first US foal crops out and showing this season.  The oldest, Virginia Leary’s Don de Lion (Don Hill-Hawthorne), bred by Sheila O’Keefe, showed in the Yearling Colts and Geldings to a 7th place finish.  The pretty 2014 filly Donhaela (Don Hill-Hailo), owned and bred by Virginia Leary, earned in 8th place finish in the competitive Fillies of 2014 class on Tuesday.   On Wednesday, Drake RLF (Don Hill-Royal Prince), owned and bred by Sandie Dennis and Karen Brame, joined Don De Lion and Donhaela for the Get of Sire class.  The trio earned Don Hill a 9th place finish in the Get of Sire class.  Drake RLF has showed on Thursday and earned 9th in the Hanoverian 2 & under class. Don Hill News Don Hill Foal Announcements: 07-24-17: Congratulations Carrie Gregory of Yelm, WA on the arrival of your new Don Hill filly! Born on July 2nd to Carrie’s TB mare Sugar Bee, Carrie says that her new filly is healthy, big and happy. She’s charming, Carrie! >>> NEDA Fall Dressage: Congratulations to Virginia Leary on Don De Lion’s (Don Hill-Hawthorne) success at the NEDA Fall Show. “Lion” earned a 3rd place finish with a score of 70.6%. Good boy Lion! >>> Don Hill Offspring Show At Devon: It is so fun to see Don Hill’s first US foal crops out and showing this season. The oldest, Virginia Leary’s Don de Lion (Don Hill-Hawthorne), bred by Sheila O’Keefe, showed in the Yearling Colts and Geldings to...
Dressage at Devon Breed Show

Dressage at Devon Breed Show

Hilltop News Dressage at Devon Breed Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show.  A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop.  Assisting Hilltop Handlers Quinnten Alston and Michael Bragdell was King Santacruz.  We were thrilled to welcome King back to Hilltop for the third consecutive year and can’t thank him enough for his extra assistance over the week.  His superb handling skills compliment Quinnten and Michael’s style so well. Tuesday’s warm sunny weather made for an excellent start to the show on Young Horse Day. Virginia Leary’s Don Hill gelding Don de Lion (Don Hill-Hawthorne) and Quinnten Alston kicked off the start of the show for Team Hilltop in the Yearling Colts and Geldings class with a 7th place finish. Don de Lion is from Don Hill’s first US foal crop; we’re enjoying seeing the early Don Hill foal crops out showing.  Following suit in the Dixon Oval in the 2-Year Old Colts and Gelding’s class Michael Bragdell handled Marydell Farm’s colt David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) to a 3rd place finish.  Cha Ching HTF (Contucci-Cordoba) ended his Devon in-hand career with a 4th in the 3-Year Old Colts and Geldings and a win in the USDF/GAIG Colts and Gelding Final later in the day under Michael’s guidance. Also in the 3-Year Old Colts/Geldings, Quinnten handled Rolling Stone Farm’s Shopper (Shakespeare-Widmark) to a 2nd place finish. Shopper went...

Maplewood Breed Show I & II

Hilltop News Maplewood Breed Show I & II Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop handler Quinnten Alston headed up this week for the Maplewood Breed Shows in New York.  Hilltop’s Denver HTF (Donarweiss-Royal Prince) was 3rd in his class the first show, but improved on the second show to place 2nd in his age group and 3rd in the Colts/Geldings Championship class under judge Anne Gribbons.  Relevè HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba) was 5th in the Yearling Fillies on day 1 and moved up to 2nd place on day 2.  Virginia Leary brought Don de Lion (Don Hill-Hawthorne) for his first outing and he won the Yearling Colts class with a 78%.  Mary LaBlanca’s Briljant G (Bugatti-Babar) was 4th in her age group each day, but perhaps had the run we were most proud of – Mary showed her for the first time in the Amateur Handler class and placed 2nd!  The process of breeding and raising your young horse is a slow one and we’re excited that Mary wants to be involved in her filly’s early training at the shows.  It was a great experience for both of them.  Congratulations! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him. Click to View Article Dec, 2009 Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Rankings Hilltop Farm is thrilled...

Two More Foals

Hilltop News Two More Foals Return to All Hilltop News >>> We’re still in the midst of foaling season here at Hilltop Farm and have two more arrivals to announce.  On the afternoon of April 23rd, the first foal for Michelle Ryan’s lovely Bahia Breeze (Benetton Dream-Banditentraum) arrived.  He is a handsome colt by Contucci. It’s no surprise he’s a tall, strongly built chestnut and we can’t wait to show him off at his inspection.  Just a few days later we welcomed the second filly of the season. The veteran mare Marhaela (Hailo-Martini) gave Virginia Leary a beautiful, leggy filly by Don Hill.  Three more mares to go! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Feb, 2009 Royal Prince is Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year The United States Equestrian Federation gives awards to the top placing sires, breeders, and owners based upon their offspring show records over the past year at USEF recognized shows. For the 2008 show season, Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved their consistency as Leading Sires in the US. Click to View Article Dec, 2013 Hilltop Farm Named 2013 USDF Breeder of the Year Each year the United States Dressage Federation honors one breeder as the USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year and we are very excited to share that Hilltop Farm was the recipient for this award in 2013. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews May, 2013 Behind The Scenes – Hilltop Farm: American Quality The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of...