USDF Year-End Awards

Hilltop News USDF Year-End Awards Return to All Hilltop News >>> Team Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses.  Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten.  Congratulations to all the owners & breeders! Kevelaer (Wamberto-Gribaldi), owner/breeder Gavin Parfit & Isabel Barzun US-Bred 4th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.95% Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred 7th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.25% Royal Celeste FH (Royal Classic-Diamond Hit), leased by Quinnten Alston & Jonathan Clark, bred by Eliza Rutherford US-Bred 5th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies) 75.55% Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred 9th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies Materiale) 72.00% Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero), owner/breeder Beth Gildea US-Bred CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Holsteiner (Training Level) 68.636% David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon), owner/breeder Marydell Farm US-Bred 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (USEF 4 Year Olds) 7.8 Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat), owned by Mitch & Lara Mitchelson, bred by Marie Emrey US-Bred 2nd Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367% 4th Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level) 69.492% 8th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Musical Freestyle Challenge) 71.042% 16th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367% Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), owned by Hilltop Farm, bred by Rachel Ehrlich US-Bred CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Hanoverian (Third Level) 71.463% 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings...

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...

Dressage at Lexington

Hilltop News Dressage at Lexington Return to All Hilltop News >>> Michael Bragdell traveled down to Lexington, VA for the large Dressage at Lexington show.  Maryanna and Wendell Haymon’s young David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) was the star of the weekend winning both the Young Horse TOC class and the USEF Four-Year Old Young Horse Qualifier with scores over 8.0.  It’s only his third show, but he is such a sensible, willing young horse that he takes it all in stride.  Sternlicht also traveled to Lexington and won Sunday’s Third Level Test 3 with a 71.4%.  Thanks to all the volunteers who stayed cheery and helpful during the scorching heat! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jun, 2014 Tour the New Hilltop Farm Website Hilltop Farm, Inc., unveils new 1,000+ page website. With our growing online audience and the ever-changing advancements in technology, we partnered with the team of innovators and online engineers at www.EqGraphics.com to bring you what is likely, the most comprehensive stallion website in the industry. Click to View Article Nov, 2012 Qredit Wins the 70-Day Stallion Test What a way to end the year! The 2012 North American Stallion Test just finished this weekend and we couldn't be more pleased with the results for Qredit when he finished as the Dressage Champion & Overall Champion at the the 2012 70-Day North American Stallion Test! Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Apr, 2010 Kristi Nunnink and R-Star (Riverman) Kristi Nunnink's default expression is a smile. It doesn't matter how hard she's working, what level she's riding or how the...

Culpepper Dressage Show

Hilltop News Culpepper Dressage Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> We had a great weekend on June 18-19 at the Culpepper Dressage Show.  Lara & Mitch Mitchelson’s Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat) continues to be rock solid at Third Level.  He earned a 70.6% in his Freestyle and won Third Level Test 3 with a 69.4%.  Marydell Farm’s David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) won his Four-Year Old test each day with a 77.8% and a 78.8%.  The judges’ comments were glowing about this young stallion and we look forward to the next steps in his career.  Michael’s student Beth Custalow rode her own Bvlgari (Bordeaux-Rohdiamant) earned a 2nd and 1st place in her Fourth Level Test 3 classes.  Quinnten Alston was also busy handling for clients at the concurrent Breed Show.  We so appreciate Rosinburg Events and other show managers continuing to hold USDF Breed Shows for our young horses.  And speaking of appreciation, Michael’s fabulous groom Natalie Wolfer was awarded the Best Groom Award! Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 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...

Don Principe Foal Announcements

Don Principe News Don Principe Foal Announcements View All Don Principe News >>> 2016 Foals Congratulations to Meredith Barlow and Angela Stanaway of Dunnsville, VA on the arrival of their new Don Principe colt! Born to their Hanoverian mare Adella on June 5th, Meredith says he is lovely. Congratulations to Diane Carlson on the arrival of her new Don Principe colt! Born on April 11th to her Oldenburg mare Peugot, this handsome guy is chestnut with a large blaze and three tall stockings. Marina Genn of Leesburg, VA is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Don Principe filly, born to her mare Ramina on March 31st! Congratulations Marina! 2015 Foals Congratulations to Christiana and Lillian Logan of North Plains, OR on the arrival of their new Don Principe colt! Born on July 5th to their Oldenburg mare Phantasia, Lillian says he is beautiful and mom and baby are doing well. Barbara Nicks of Blacksburg, SC has announced the arrival of her new Don Principe filly! Born to her Hanoverian mare Dame Un Besito, Barbara says she is bay with a small half-moon between her eyes and a snip. Congratulations on your new arrival Barbara! Congratulations to Rebecca Neff of Westlake Village, CA on the arrival of her new Don Principe filly! Born to her Hanoverian mare EM Weltanna on June 8th, Rebecca would like to name her Dilara, which is a Turkish girl’s name meaning heart or love.  She’s lovely Rebecca! Congratulations to Rachel Ehrlich of Greengate Farms in New Braintree, MA on the arrival of her new Don Principe colt! Born to her Hanoverian mare Winnie...

ESDCTA Memorial Day Dressage Shows

Hilltop News ESDCTA Memorial Day Dressage Shows Return to All Hilltop News >>> Michael Bragdell had outstanding results at the ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend shows held in Allentown, NJ.  He was undefeated on all four of his horses!  Maryanna Haymon’s David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon), the baby of the group at age four, had a very strong outing in is first undersaddle show.  He won Saturday’s Young Horse Test of Choice class with a 7.738 and was more confident in Sunday’s USEF Four-Year Old test with an overall 8.1.  Lara & Mitch Mitchelson’s Faberge Blue continued the streak winning the USEF Musical Freestyle on Saturday and Third Level Test 3 with a 71.666% on Sunday.  Sternlicht, bred by Rachel Ehrlich and owned by Hilltop Farm, won Saturday’s Third 3 with a 73.974% and earned an overall 8.08 in Sunday’s FEI Six-Year Old class.  Finally Qredit wrapped up the weekend sweep with Saturday’s Intermediaire I score of 69.2% and Sunday’s win in the Developing Prix St. Georges test with a 71.9%.  Way to go Michael! Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 Jan, 2016 Riverman USEF Leading Eventing Sire With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of...