Florida Season Summary for Hilltop

Hilltop News Florida Season Summary for Hilltop Return to All Hilltop News >>> Two months can go by remarkably fast! Michael Bragdell took eight horses down for winter training and showing options in Florida this year and we can hardly believe their season is already done. We keep our time in Florida shorter to allow the stallions to come home for the start of breeding season. Special highlights of this winter show season included Iris Aberbach’s Boxster A (Bugatti-Weltbekannt) earning the FEI High-Score Award at Global Dressage 3, Mitch & Lara Mitchelson’s Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat) move up to the Developing Prix St. Georges with consistent top placings, Hilltop’s Sternlicht (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino) earning all scores of 73-78% in his FEI 7-year old and Prix St. Georges classes, and Bvlgari’s (Bordeaux-Rohdiamant) win of the Fourth Level AA class at Global 6 with owner Beth Custalow. All four of these talented horses are US-bred too! The other horses with Michael used the training time to prepare for their moves up later in the spring.  All have left Florida early this morning and we’re anxious to get everyone safely home.  Thank you to Lady Jean Ranch for sharing your beautiful facility with us, to Brookledge Horse Vans who we trust to take us to/from Florida each year, and to all the owners who took part in this Florida experience. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Nov, 2003 Cor Noir May 17, 1987 – November 3, 2003 With great sadness, we must announce that our beautiful Holsteiner stallion Cor Noir was put down November 3, 2003 for humane reasons. Cor Noir gave tremendous quality to our...

Negro Awarded KWPN Stallion of the Year

Hilltop News Negro Awarded KWPN Stallion of the Year Return to All Hilltop News >>> The 22-year old stallion Negro continues to add to his impressive resume.  Already a keur stallion with the KWPN, he was just named the KWPN Stallion of the Year at ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on February 4th.   A gala presentation with several Negro offspring was held, with the highlight of course being the presentation of the Olympic and World Champion Valegro.  Negro was bred by Mr. Borgers and is owned by Van Olst Horses. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Sep, 2010 Cabana Boy ~ Goodbye to a Champion It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes. 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 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) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits...

New Stallion Additions for 2017

Hilltop News New Stallion Additions for 2017 Return to All Hilltop News >>> It’s the New Year and we’ve got a couple of new additions to introduce you to! New international stallions for jumper and dressage breeders alike will be joining the Hilltop Farm Stallion Line-Up for 2017. Breeders looking for a jumping pedigree won’t be disappointed with the two new additions from Haras de Brullemail, Baloubar Mail (Baloubet du Rouet-Alligator Fontaine) and Catchar Mail (Diamant de Semilly – Calvaro Z). Both stallions received an overwhelming response from European breeders in their first seasons and we are excited to now offer them in North America.  For the dressage breeder, the newly approved Everdale son Inclusive (Everdale-Uptown) should be of particular interest.  This promising young stallion was named Co-Champion of the 2016 KWPN Autumn Stallion Performance Test, earning praise for his three very good basic gaits, rideability and self-carriage.   We’re looking forward to seeing the influence of these young stallions in the coming years! 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 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...

USEF Sire Rankings

Hilltop News USEF Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring.  With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for the current, and a few former, stallions at Hilltop Farm. Quite Easy  USEF Leading Hunter Sire.  This is the second consecutive year Quite Easy was recognized as the Leading Hunter Sire! USEF Jumper Sire Rankings – 8th USEF Eventing Sire Rankings – 22nd Riverman  USEF Leading Eventing Sire – Reserve Champion USEF Hunter Sire – 17th Ampere USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – Reserve Champion Bugatti USEF Hunter Eventing Sire – 10th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 4th USEF Dressage Sire  – 16th Contucci USEF Dressage Sire – 4th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 15th USEF Half-Arabian Sire – 22nd USEF Eventing Sire – 9th Doctor Wendell MF USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 13th Donarweiss GGF USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 10th Don Principe USEF Dressage Sire – 14th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 5th USEF Hunter Breeding Sire – 16th Negro USEF Dressage Sire – 8th Olivi USEF Dressage Sire –  30th Pikko del Cerro USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 21st Popeye USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 19th Qredit USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 6th Royal Prince USEF Hunter Breeding Sire – 7th USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 11th USEF Dressage Sire  – 11th Sternlicht USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 3rd It’s great to see...

2016 Breeder Rewards

Hilltop News 2016 Breeder Rewards Return to All Hilltop News >>> Each year Hilltop rewards breeders and owners on the success of their Hilltop-sired offspring. For results during the 2016 show season, a combination of 45 breeders and owners earned $17,000 in breeder rewards credits. Rewards certificates are able to be used on 2017 breedings to Hilltop-owned stallions.  They are earned via results from National and Regional Championships in all sport horse disciplines, from young horse classes to the top level of the respective sport. We’d like to congratulate all of the breeders and owners on the accomplishments of each of the horses’ earning rewards this year! Here’s a complete list of reward earners from the 2016 season: Ampere Joule Effect HMF (Ampere x Face The Music) ~ KWPN-NA All-Breeds Award 2-Year Old Filly Reserve Champion Bugatti Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti x Carousel) USDF Reserve Champion 4-Year Old Mare Materiale Horse of the Year ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award 4 & 5-Year Olds Champion ISR/Oldenburg Dressage Sport Horse Breeding 4-Year & Older Maiden Mare Champion USDF Breeders Championship East Coast Reserve Champion Mare Bushido LNF (Bugatti x Fantasy Creek)  USDF Region 9 Training Level AA Reserve Champion USDF Horse of the Year Vintage Cup Training Level AA Reserve Champion Cabaret Charisma (Cabaret x Warena) ~ USDF Region 4 Fourth Level Jr/YR Champion Contucci Coco Rhoyale (Contucci x Rhoyal Lady) ~ Half-Arabian All-Breeds Award Reserve Champion for AA Prix St. Georges Chasse’ (Contucci x Releve) ~ ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award Winner for Jr/YR Second Level Calimar (Contucci x Vodka Gimlet) USDF Region 6 Grand Prix Freestyle Champion ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Award for Grand Prix Musical...

Gallant Reflection HU Standing at Hilltop Farm

Gallant Reflection HU News Gallant Reflection HU Standing at Hilltop Farm View All Gallant Reflection HU News >>> We are excited to share the news that Horses Unlimited’s stallion Gallant Reflection HU will be standing at Hilltop Farm this year! We look forward to sharing this special stallion with breeders via frozen semen while he continues his performance career.  Gallant Reflection already offers breeders an accomplished sport record. In 2013 he was named Reserve Champion of his 70-Day Stallion Testing, earning an overall score of 127 points.  He finished 2nd in the dressage phase and 4th in the jumping – a truly versatile talent. In 2015, Gallant Reflection was the USEF Six-Year Old National Champion.  As a seven-year old, he placed in the Top 6 at the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges National Championships, and finished in the Top 20 for USDF Horse of the Year standings for both Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I.  Gallant Reflection will be available to North American breeders via frozen semen with a 2-year contact. For more information on Gallant Reflection visit his webpage. Gallant Reflection HU News Gallant Reflection HU Standing at Hilltop Farm: We are excited to share the news that Horses Unlimited's stallion Gallant Reflection HU will be standing at Hilltop Farm this year! We look forward to sharing this special stallion with breeders via frozen semen while he continues his performance career. >>> View All Gallant Reflection HU News Hilltop Farm,...