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, 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 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 sunny day in his paddock. At nearly 24-years of age, VIP still came out of his stall each day with the exuberance of a 3-year old! No one would have guessed it would be his last day. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives 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...

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 Dec, 2009 Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Rankings Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been named USEF Leading Sires of the Year for 2009. Contucci (Caprimond-Lungau)is the Dressage Sire of the Year; Riverman (Redfort-Landego) is the Eventing Sire of the Year; and for the second year in a row, Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year (and Bugatti was ranked second in...

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 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 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop...

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 Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%. Click to View Article 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....

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, 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 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 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 is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion...