Don Hill Foal Announcements

Don Hill News Don Hill Foal Announcements View All Don Hill News >>> 2017 Foals Sandie Dennis and Karen Fulcher of Madison, NC are so thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their new Don Hill filly! Born to their Hanoverian mare Royalander on March 6th, this beauty will be named Dritte RLF. Sandie says that Dritte is German for “third” and that is fitting because she is their third Don Hill /Roylander foal.  Her barn name will be Abilieen for their favorite character in the movie “The Help”.  Congratulations on this lovely new addition to your barn Karen and Sandie! 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...

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: 03-20-17: Sandie Dennis and Karen Fulcher of Madison, NC are so thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their new Don Hill filly! Born to their Hanoverian mare Royalander on March 6th, this beauty will be named Dritte RLF. Sandie says that Dritte is German for “third” and that is fitting because she is their third Don Hill /Roylander foal. >>> 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: 03-20-17: Sandie Dennis and Karen Fulcher of Madison, NC are so thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their new Don Hill filly! Born to their Hanoverian mare Royalander on March 6th, this beauty will be named Dritte RLF. Sandie says that Dritte is German for “third” and that is fitting because she is their third Don Hill /Roylander foal. >>> 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...
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, 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 Aug, 2012 Hemmingway & Qredit on Top at the...

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, 2011 Tiamo Trocadero (1987-2011) It is with great sadness that we share the passing of the Hanoverian stallion Tiamo Trocadero (Trapper-Darling). Tiamo Trocadero lived at Hilltop Farm from 2006 to 2008 and stood in our Guest Stallion Program for two seasons. Tiamo had an outstanding International dressage record which included being named an Alternate for the 2000 Olympic Games for the British Dressage Team. Click to View Article Dec, 2010 Royal Prince & Riverman Win USEF Sire of Year Awards It’s official – the USEF Sire Rankings have been tabulated for the year and we are very proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row Riverman is the Eventing Sire of the Year and for the 3rd year in a row Royal Prince is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year! Congratulations to all the owners and breeders whose offspring contributed to these wins. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles...