Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman)

GK Calucci News Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman) View All GK Calucci News >>> We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results.  The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman).  Cortaro received Silver Premium status at his RPSI inspection, earning many compliments for his correct conformation.  Gail also had many compliments for Cortaro’s sweet and good-natured temperament.  Congratulations on a wonderful foal Gail! We’re excited to see what his future holds. GK Calucci News Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman): We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results. The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman). >>> Calucci Foal Announcements: 07-06-16: Eileen Pritchard-Bryan of Jarrettsville, MD would like to say that “we are very pleased that our homebred event mare, Ravissante by Riverman, delivered a very flashy colt by GK Calucci with lots of chrome on June 2, 2016. >>> Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close: Foaling season is continuing along at a rapid pace here at Hilltop and we thought it was past time for some updates. Congratulations to Melissa Stubenberg on the arrival of Corusca, a strong, well-built filly by Calucci and out of the Thoroughbred mare Korageous Kelly. >>> View All GK Calucci News Hilltop Farm,...

Calucci Foal Announcements

GK Calucci News GK Calucci Foal Announcements View All GK Calucci News >>> 2016 Foals Eileen Pritchard-Bryan of Jarrettsville, MD would like to say that “we are very pleased that our homebred event mare, Ravissante by Riverman, delivered a very flashy colt by GK Calucci with lots of chrome on June 2, 2016. Not only does he have 3 tall white socks and a big blaze, he has a white “swoop” on his right hip! He is extremely outgoing and already has a wonderful gallop for the cross country or the jumper ring. He is appropriately named “Caparo” which is a high performance race car! He will be offered for sale to a competition home.” Congratulations Eileen! He has arrived! A healthy, handsome Calucci colt arrived to Brigid and Susie Locker’s Oldenburg mare Top Chop and they have decided to name him Top Caliber. Congratulations Brigid and Susie! Marisa St. Claire of Adamstown, MD is thrilled to announce the arrival of a handsome Calucci colt, born to her Irish Draught Sporthorse on April 29th. Congratulations, Marisa! It’s another boy for Calucci! Rebecca Randall of Randall Farms in Garfield, AZ has announced the arrival of her new Calucci colt. Born to her Percheron mare Jaeger’s Jezabel on April 25th, Rebecca says she is very excited to watch this little man as he grows. Congratulations to Dean Richardson, DVM of Avondale, PA on the arrival of his new Calucci colt, born to his Holsteiner mare Sonnengirl B on April 22! The first Calucci colt has arrived! Congratulations to Gail Higashi of Marana, AZ on the arrival of Cortaro! Born on April...

Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close

Hilltop News Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close Return to All Hilltop News >>> Foaling season is continuing along at a rapid pace here at Hilltop and we thought it was past time for some updates.  Congratulations to Melissa Stubenberg on the arrival of Corusca, a strong, well-built filly by Calucci and out of the Thoroughbred mare Korageous Kelly.  Rue has a beautiful neck, good bone, and is very athletic.  The first pony foal to be born at Hilltop has finally arrived!  Arlette Johnson’s Welsh-Thoroughbred mare Lily was bred last year to the jumper pony Woodbury’s Harlequin and the colt, Harley’s Davidson, is a wonderful combination of his parents. With a beautiful head and an impish expression, we are all totally smitten.  Next we were excited to see what Catherine Haddad’s fabulous mare Raureif would produce this year and we weren’t disappointed.  Bred to Vitalis, she’s given Catherine a leggy, uphill bay filly with a nice bit of chrome.  Just last night, Melissa’s second mare Whizzo (White Magic-Lemon) gave birth to a very tall bay colt by Persiflage.  Whizzo’s foals tend to be very good movers and we’re excited for this boy to get outside in the coming days.  Only a few more mares to foal out here at the farm this season. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Aug, 2012 Hemmingway & Qredit on Top at the USEF National Championships The Lamplight Equestrian Center showgrounds were an exceptional stage for the USEF Young Horse National Championships this past weekend and we could not be happier with the performances of Hemmingway (Hofrat - Archipel) and Qredit Hilltop (Quaterback - Dream...

GK Calucci Earns His First Star

Hilltop News GK Calucci Earns His First Star Return to All Hilltop News >>> The ISR/OldenburgNA Star Awards Program is designed to recognize exceptional achievements for mares and stallions in its breeding programs.  Given his excellent show jumping sport record, GK Calucci (Calido-Accord I) qualified for his Performance Star within this system. Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 Jun, 2013 Parabol January 10, 1983 – June 25, 2013 On June 25th Parabol was humanely euthanized at Hilltop Farm due to declining health and age-related complications. While our hearts our heavy with this loss, we choose to focus instead on the thirty remarkable years Parabol had... 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 Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property. Click to View Article Jan, 2009 The Matchmaker – A Breeding Manager Tells How She Pairs stallions and Mares to Create Champion Offspring The phone rings...

ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection at Hilltop

Hilltop News ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection at Hilltop Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm hosted its annual ISR/Oldenburg inspection on August 16th.  The judging panel of Ekkehard Brysch, Dieter Felgendreher, and Gary Lawrence had a packed day of horses to evaluate.  Four stallions were presented for licensing and three were approved.  The approved stallions were Lea Ann Hansen’s Velluto (Schiffon-Urspring), Kindle Hill Farm’s GK Calucci (Calido I-Accord II), and Trestle Tree Farm’s Beaulieu’s Talisman (Toulon-Alexis Z). Four horses took part in the performance test which evaluates potential both in free jumping and under saddle.  Rag Doll, owned by Lauren Kimmel and bred by Angelique Le Vell, was the High-Score Winner of the Performance Test with an impressive 78 points overall including an 8.5 for jumping ability and an 8.0 for rideability.  Rag Doll (Regazzoni-Matissa) was also accepted into the Main Mare Book with a score of 97 points.  Christina Warfel’s pony mare Wrefleksion (Wicked Courtjester-Nieuwmoeds Patrick) passed the Mare Performance Test with an overall score of 70 points and was accepted into the Pony Mare Book with a score of 98 points.  Summit Sporthorses’ Piper (Popeye-Fascination) and Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist) earned scores of 7 on rideability and will add this performance test to their sport record.   This is a good reminder that the Performance Test is open to both Mares and Geldings and can give owners of geldings a wonderful goal to work towards in early training  while also helping refine the breeder’s evaluation of their own program. Nine additional mares were presented for breeding evaluation.  Due to pedigree, two were accepted into the Pre-Mare Book – Dancin...

RPSI Stallion Approvals

Hilltop News RPSI Stallion Approvals Return to All Hilltop News >>> Five new stallions are now approved RPSI! We were pleased to welcome the Rheinland Phalz-Saar International registry to Hilltop Farm on August 6th.  We’ve had stallions nominated with RPSI previously and have been looking forward to presenting some additional stallions to them.  The timing on tour worked out well this year and we’re grateful they could stop by Hilltop as they proceeded to a regular inspection site. We presented five stallions for their consideration and are thrilled to announce that all five were accepted. Newly approved stallions include Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx), Qredit (Quaterback-Dream of Glory), GK Calucci (Calido I-Accord II) owned by Saly Glassman, and Talisman (Toulon-Alexis Z) owned by Arlette Johnson. We are particularly happy that Calucci and Talisman will now be standing here at Hilltop Farm via cooled semen. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Apr, 2012 Team USA Wins Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup It was an absolute perfect finish to our Florida show season when Chris and Witness were invited to be on Team USA for the first ever CDIO3* Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Florida. Chris and Witness started the weekend out strong with a 2nd place finish in Friday’s Prix St. Georges, but they really shone in the Freestyle under the lights on Saturday night. Click to View Article 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...