Calucci Foal Announcements

GK Calucci News GK Calucci Foal Announcements View All GK Calucci News >>> 2017 Foals Welcome little one! Meredith Michenfelder of Midway Farm in Moulton, AL is so pleased to announce the arrival of her new Calucci colt! Born on May 13th to her Oldenburg mare Roxanne, Meredith says she is over the moon with excitement over this new colt. Congratulations on your new addition, Meredith! Congratulations to Courtney Aaron of Bay, FL on the arrival of her sweet new Calucci colt! This handsome guy arrived to Courtney’s TB mare Darn Special Lady on April 25th and Courtney says that he is the friendliest baby they have ever had. 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...

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 Calucci Foal Announcements: 05-17-17: Welcome little one! Meredith Michenfelder of Midway Farm in Moulton, AL is so pleased to announce the arrival of her new Calucci colt! Born on May 13th to her Oldenburg mare Roxanne, Meredith says she is over the moon with excitement over this new colt. Congratulations on your new addition, Meredith! >>> 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). >>> 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,...

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 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...

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 Sep, 2008 2008 USEF/MARKEL Young Horse Championships The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division. Click to View Article Oct, 2014 Dressage at Devon Breed Show 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. 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 Apr, 2010 Kristi Nunnink and R-Star (Riverman) Kristi Nunnink's default expression is...

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 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 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...