2017 Breeder Rewards

Hilltop News 2017 Breeder Rewards Return to All Hilltop News >>> There is no greater testament to a stallion than the quality and success of their offspring. Each year we look forward to seeing the stallion’s offspring out showing successfully. The Hilltop Farm Breeder Reward Program allows us to reward the breeders and owners of horses bred through Hilltop Farm who achieve competitive success through Rewards Certificates that can be applied towards a future breeding. From the 2017 show season, we’re excited to see so many offspring earning top results across the country. This past year, a few breeders have multiple horses earning top results, a wonderful acknowledgement to the quality of US breeding programs. For results during the 2017 show season, a combination of 34 breeders and owners earned $14,200 in breeder rewards credits. For more information on the Breeder Rewards programs click here. 2017 Breeder Rewards Winners: Bella Notte (Bugatti x Tenacity/Ulft), Owner: Carrie Wilson, Breeder: Darla d’Agay                 USDF Region 2 Open Third Level Reserve Champion   Bingotti (Bugatti x Wolkenfee/Krack C), Owner/Breeder: Kathy Swalwell                 USDF Region 2 Open Second Level Reserve Champion   Brighten (Bugatti x Tahlia/Troubadour), Owner/Breeder: Sue Bebrich ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards Open Training Level Reserve Champion   Cecelia (Contucci x Berimba/Banter), Owner: Delight Willing, Breeder: George & Catherine Walker                 USDF Region 6 AA Intermediate Champion   Dahlia ACE (Don Principe x Berglicht BO/Bergkristall), Owner: Lyn Davis, Breeder: Gina Fisk                 AHS All-Breeds Awards AA Fourth Level Reserve Champion                 AHS All-Breeds Awards Open Fourth Level Reserve Champion   Dakar MF (Don Principe x Brisbane), Owner/Breeder: Maryanna Haymon                 USDF 4-Year Old &...

2018 Stallion Book Set to Mail

Hilltop News 2018 Stallion Book Set to Mail Return to All Hilltop News >>> The 2018 Hilltop Farm Stallion Book will be mailing after the first of the year. Breeders now have two methods of receiving this updated information, either through the Hilltop Farm website or via mail. If you would like to be added to the list to receive a hard copy 2018 Stallion Book via mail, please email breeding@hilltopfarminc.com to confirm your name and mailing address.  Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 Jan, 2013 Royal Prince Honored for the Fifth Consecutive Year Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) offspring typically share their sire’s stamp of refined, modern type, a correct foundation, and quality movement and those attributes are well-rewarded in the breed show ring. We are excited to share the news that Royal Prince has won the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for the FIFTH consecutive year... Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2010 Horse Handlers: Life In The Fast Lane A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and...

Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings

Hilltop News Culpepper Dressage Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> The US Equestrian Leading Sire Rankings closed in mid-December and we have many exciting results to share! For the second time Marydell Farm’s Don Principe was named the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and for the fourth time Riverman was named Eventing Sire of the Year! Haras de Brullemail’s stallion Quite Easy is 9th for both the Jumper & Eventing Sire lists and ranks 11th on the Hunter Sire standings. Sternlicht was 2nd, Qredit 5th, and Horses Unlimited’s Pikko del Cerro was 6th for the Dressage Breeding Sire awards behind Don Principe. On the Dressage Sire List, Negro is 7th, Contucci 8th, and Olivi 10th. Royal Prince, Lord Leatherdale, Bugatti, Painted Black, and Don Principe are all in the Top 25 standings as well. The US Equestrian Sire Rankings are based on points accumulated by offspring that are recorded with the USEF and whose owners are members of USEF.  While it doesn’t account for all horses showing, it does give us the best data available on parentage verified horses that are actively competing and can be one helpful tool for all breeders evaluating offspring results. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Oct, 2013 Hilltop Farm Purchases Sternlicht GGF Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm are excited to announce their purchase of the recently licensed, three-year old Hanoverian stallion Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino). The charismatic black stallion was bred by Rachel Ehrlich of Massachusetts and is the second stallion from her well-established breeding program to be approved by the American Hanoverian Society. Click to View Article Dec, 2010 Royal Prince & Riverman Win...

Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program

Hilltop News Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program Return to All Hilltop News >>> It’s official and we’re thrilled to share the exciting news that Michael Bragdell has been selected for the Development Program with both Qredit – Oldenburg Stallion and Sternlicht! The Aim of the Development Program is to provide strategic guidance and resources to selected athletes with the perceived ability to make the Podium or contribute to Podium scores, within the following two quadrennials. This program is overseen by the USEF Development Coach with the assistance of the USEF Dressage Youth and Young Horse Coaches as well as the USEF Dressage Technical Advisor. These two US-bred stallions continue to thrill us with their development and we’re looking forward to more milestones this coming year. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Dec, 2013 Hilltop Farm Named 2013 USDF Breeder of the Year Each year the United States Dressage Federation honors one breeder as the USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year and we are very excited to share that Hilltop Farm was the recipient for this award in 2013. Click to View Article 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 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 horse under her is performing -- her mouth...

Welcome Royal Prinz (Royal Diamond-Dream of Glory)

Hilltop News Welcome Royal Prinz (Royal Diamond-Dream of Glory) Return to All Hilltop News >>> We are very excited to announce the addition of Teresa and Willard Simmons’ Oldenburg stallion Royal Prinz (Royal Diamond-Dream of Glory) to our 2018 Stallion Roster. This elegant, long-legged stallion has had a long FEI career that includes CDI wins in Wellington, Tryon, Saugerties, and San Juan Capistrano. He was the 2012 Reserve Champion of the USEF National Championships at Intermediaire, USDF All-Breeds (OHBS/GOV) Champion at Prix St. Georges, USDF All-Breeds Reserve Champion at Intermediaire I, and 3rd in USDF Horse of the Year standings that same year. Royal Prinz is approved by the Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society (GOV). Offspring out of KWPN mares are eligible for Register A papers with the KWPN-NA. Additional approvals are being considered. Royal Prinz just arrived at Hilltop Farm and has settled in well. 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, 2005 Heroicity Died November 16th, 2005 Any who has endured the loss of a horse can understand the sorrow and despair that descends like a shroud over everyone involved. Any who has witnessed a horse struggle through serious illness can understand how emotional it is to watch horses fight for their lives and how much respect such horses earn amongst their caregivers....

Olivi Ranks 18th on WBFSH Dressage Sire Standings

Hilltop News Olivi Ranks 18th on WBFSH Dressage Sire Standings Return to All Hilltop News >>> Olivi is ranked 18th in the world! Quickly moving up on the WBFSH Dressage Sire Rankings, Olivi (Jazz-Aktion) now ranks 18th on the most recent standings. We are very lucky to have this special stallion at Hilltop Farm and available for breeders via both cooled and frozen semen. The first foals bred in the US via cooled semen arrive next spring. 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 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 of Glory). 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 horse under her is performing -- her mouth curls faintly upward, unforced. It may just be a coincidence of facial structure, or it may be a...