Cyrus (Contucci-Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno-Cor Noir)

Hilltop News Cyrus (Contucci-Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno-Cor Noir) Return to All Hilltop News >>> We received a wonderful update from Carla Bahr of Ontario earlier this week. Carla owns Cyrus (Contucci x Corthena/Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno x Corthena/Cor Noir), both bred by Hilltop Farm. We’ve enjoyed following both Cyrus and Ribot throughout their successful careers in the dressage ring. Carla shared: “Ribot had a very successful weekend at CornerStone Farms Gold Dressage Show at Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ontario. Ridden by Tom Dvorak, Ribot was 3rd in the Prix St Georges (69.145%) and in the Intermediare 1 (70.526%). Meanwhile Ribot’s half-brother Cyrus (by Contucci), also ridden by Tom Dvorak, was 1st (72.895%) and 2nd (70.789%) in the same classes.”   Carla also shared a milestone achievement Cyrus recently reached; Cyrus competed in his first CDI this spring! Cyrus started off his FEI career on a high note, Carla noted: “Cyrus competed in his first CDI at the Ottawa Dressage Festival in May, placing 3rd in both the Prix St Georges (70.570%) and the Intermediare 1 (69.167%).” Congratulations to owner Carla Bahr and rider Tom Tvorak on the exceptional success of both Cyrus and Ribot this year! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Nov, 2006 Hilltop Farm’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate 15 wonderful years at Hilltop Farm! Over 350 people attended this colorful afternoon celebration on Saturday, October 28. We so appreciate the rave reviews over our main event, the music-filled presentation of our stallion line-up and their offspring. We also appreciate everyone’s time, support, and good wishes. Friends and customers...

Virginia Summer Breed Show

Hilltop News Virginia Summer Breed Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> The lovely Culpepper show grounds was the site of our next Breed Show outing on June 17th.  Only two youngsters from Hilltop shipped down with Quinnten Alston. Savannah HTF (Sternlicht-Royal Prince) was more settled than she had been in her first show a week ago and we were pleased with her 2nd place in the Yearling Fillies class with a 75.8% and 4th in the Hanoverian IBC.  The two-year old Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) acts like an old show horse and confidently won the Two-Year Old Colts & Geldings class with a 76%, was Reserve Champion Colt/Gelding, and was 2nd in the Hanoverian IBC.  All our young ones get a nice break now from showing. Congratulations to all the owners that Quinnten handled for throughout the show. 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 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...

VADA/NOVA Breed Show

Hilltop News VADA/NOVA Breed Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> Quinnten traveled with a number of youngsters from Hilltop for the VADA/NOVA Breed Show on June 9th.  It was wonderful to see a good turnout of entries at this long-established show.  In the Yearling Fillies class, Savannah HTF (Sternlicht-Royal Prince) was 1st, Shiraz HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) owned by Patricia Hovington was 3rd, and Colette HTF (Contucci-Royal Prince) was 4th.  Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) was 2nd in the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class with a 78.8% and finished 3rd in the Colt Championship.  In the Hanoverian IBC, Stetson took 1st place with Savannah in 2nd, Shiraz in 4th, and Colette in 5th.  Quinnten was able to handle for a number of clients as well.  Congratulations to all! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Mar, 2002 The Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor. 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 Nov, 2010 Riverman Mares Rock Eventing For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman...

It’s a Wrap on Hilltop’s 2017 Foaling Season

Hilltop News It’s a Wrap on Hilltop’s 2017 Foaling Season Return to All Hilltop News >>> Well somehow the 3 months of foaling season have flown by and our final foals have arrived.  On May 15th, Raja HTF delivered a beautiful, very feminine and long-legged filly by Pikko del Cerro.  On May 19th, Uforia produced a handsome dark brown colt by Lord Leatherdale.  This Lord Leatherdale-Negro combination has been almost unbeatable in Holland the past few years and we’re thrilled to have one of our own!  On Saturday, May 27th Catherine Haddad’s wonderful mare Raureif had a bright chestnut Vitalis colt.  He’s very masculine and well-developed.  And with that, foaling season has reached a quiet, peaceful closing.  Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Apr, 2010 Kristi Nunnink and R-Star (Riverman) Kristi Nunnink's default expression is...

Shooting Star (Hit Parade – Hawthorne)

Hilltop News Shooting Star (Hit Parade – Hawthorne) Return to All Hilltop News >>> Shooting Star (Hit Parade x Hawthorne Rose), bred by Sheila O’Keefe, is starting his show career on a high note.  With trainer Julio Mendoza, Shooting Star has earned impressive scores as high as 78% at Training Level.  Showing under his amateur owner, Cindy Acker, Shooting Star is proving to be a reliable competition mount with scores up to 69% at both Training and First Level.  Congratulations to all! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Nov, 2011 Hilltop’s 20th Anniversary Celebration It’s hard to believe that it really has been 20 years already. When Jane MacElree first purchased the stallions Cabaret and Nureyev, she had no idea of what would evolve in the coming years, but what a journey it has been! On October 29th Jane, the Hilltop staff, and many of our friends, family, and clients celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a wonderful party at the farm. 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 discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2009 The Matchmaker – A Breeding Manager Tells How She Pairs stallions and Mares to Create Champion Offspring The phone rings at Hilltop Farm and breeding manager Natalie DiBerardinis answers....

Showboat (Hit Parade – Bugatti)

Hilltop News Showboat (Hit Parade – Bugatti) Return to All Hilltop News >>> We remember Showboat (Hit Parade x Belize) as the impressive foal at the Hilltop Farm ISR/Oldenburg Inspection, earning an overall score of 8.3 and High Score Foal.  It’s hard to believe the handsome foal is already six and showing successfully undersaddle.  Bred by Sheila O’Keefe and owned by Cindy Acker, Showboat started off the 2017 at First Level under the careful guidance of Julio Mendoza.  The gelding has started the season off strong with multiple wins and scores up to 78%.  Congratulations to all of Showboat’s connections! 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 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Oct, 2008 Domestically-bred Hanoverians Triumph in the 2008 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships in Lexington, Kentucky In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)...