Don Hill Foal Announcements

Don Hill News Don Hill Foal Announcements View All Don Hill News >>> 2016 Foals Our congratulations go out to Diane Richey of Haslet, TX on the arrival of her new Don Hill filly! Born to her Hanoverian mare Wolkentessa, Diane says her new filly is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to Lorna Thompson of Adams, TN on the arrival of her new Don Hill foal! Arriving to her Oldenburg mare Wradiance this month, Lorna says he is full of mischief and doing well. Andrea Joslyn of Lovettsville, VA is proud to announce the arrival of her new Don Hill colt! Born to her Oldenburg mare Rodanthe, Andrea says he is quite the cutie! Congratulations Andrea! Tammy Moore of Virginia Beach, VA is proud to announce the arrival of her new Don Hill colt! Born to her Oldenburg mare Immer on April 21, Tammy says he is so sweet already. Congratulations on your new addition Tammy! Our congratulations go out to Sarah Mouri of Wellington Fl on the arrival of her new Don Hill colt! Born on April 13th to her TB mare Kalahari Queen. Sarah says mom and baby are doing well! Heidi Rose of Flint Ridge Farm in Huntsville, Al has proudly announced the arrival of her new Don Hill colt! This beautiful boy was born to her Oldenburg mare Sweet Adelaide and Heidi says he is a doll! Congratulations Heidi! Tricia Scott of View, TX is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Don Hill filly! Donnerlilly was born on Easter morning to her Oldenburg mare Fresca and Tricia has described her new filly as “A living...

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: 07-25-16: Our congratulations go out to Diane Richey of Haslet, TX on the arrival of her new Don Hill filly! Born to her Hanoverian mare Wolkentessa, Diane says her new filly is absolutely beautiful! >>> 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: 07-25-16: Our congratulations go out to Diane Richey of Haslet, TX on the arrival of her new Don Hill filly! Born to her Hanoverian mare Wolkentessa, Diane says her new filly is absolutely beautiful! >>> 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...
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 Nov, 2002 VIP February 16, 1979-November 13, 2002 Hilltop Farm regretfully announces the passing of a wonderful stallion and a real show jumping star. On November 13, 2002, the famous jumping stallion VIP passed away while enjoying a beautiful sunny day in his paddock. At nearly 24-years of age, VIP still came out of his stall each day with the exuberance of a 3-year old! No one would have guessed it would be his last...

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 Sep, 2016 2016 Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships Once again we made the long drive out to the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships. Michael qualified two horses for the Championships this year. Click to View Article Oct, 1999 Cabaret 1980-1999 Ten weeks following a surgery that was intended to prolong and sustain the quality of life for the 19-year old Holsteiner stallion, Hilltop Farm lost their founding sire Cabaret on October 28, 1999. An arthrocentesis was performed on the right front fetlock of the stallion in order to" fuse" the fetlock and create relief for a failing suspensory apparatus. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Nov, 2010 Riverman Mares Rock Eventing For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm...