2017 AHS/ARS Inspection

Hilltop News 2017 AHS/ARS Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> We had a fantastic inspection this past week with an overwhelming super quality in the foals. The event started however with two stallions being accepted for AHS/ARS. The 4-year old Debonair MF (Doctor Wendell MF-Sandro Hit) owned/bred by Marydell Farm and the 15-year old Lord Luciano (Enrico Caruso-Unkenruf) owned/bred by Debra Tyler both impressed the stallion committee and are exciting additions for US breeders!  Comments for Debonair MF included ‘very good impression with stallion presence, we like his rideability, the walk is a highlight as is the canter – very impressive and already showing a talent to collect.’  Comments for Lord Luciano included ‘we like to use Trakehner in our breeding, this stallion had a very successful sport career to Grand Prix in Germany, his gaits and attitude are very good, gave a very good impression as he started to move.’ Eight Hanoverian mares were accepted into the Main Studbook for AHS & ARS with Viva’s Diamond W (Viva Voltaire-Futurist) being the High-Score Hanoverian Mare & the Mare Performance Test Champion. Viva’s Diamond W is owned by Anne Cumpstone and was bred by Augustin & Christine Walch. Additional approved mares include: Bijou DJS (Bugatti-Davignport) owned/bred by Deanna Mann Wilkinson, Ramora CF (Royal Prince-Davignon) owned/bred by Kimberly Kobryn-Callaway, Bugatti’s Ballerina (Bugatti-Rohdiamant) owned/bred by Beth Custalow, Salome B (San Amour-Rotspon) owned by Sarah Daehnert & Hannah Salazar and bred by Dieter Buhrig, Noor (Negro-Festrausch) owned by Rebecca Langworst Barlow and bred by Kathy Jackson, Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba) owned/bred by Hilltop Farm, and Beretta LJS (Bugatti-Ferro) owned by Jodi Boyko and...

Lord Leatherdale Foal Announcements

Lord Leatherdale News Lord Leatherdale Foal Announcements View All Lord Leatherdale News >>> 2016 Foals Congratulations to Chad Basile of Webster, NY on the arrival of his very handsome new Lord Leatherdale colt! Arriving to his Hanoverian mare Calais on May 18th, Chad says everything went perfectly and his new colt is healthy and strong. Sue Myers of Misty Meadows Farm in Clarkesville, GA is proud to announce the arrival of a lovely Lord Leatherdale filly! Born on April 12th to her KWPN mare Virona O, Sue says that she is healthy and very active. Her name will be Lori, after one of Sue’s employees who shares a birthday with this new arrival. Congratulations Sue! 2015 Foals Andrea Hayden of Williston, FL has welcomed a new Lord Leatherdale baby! A leggy bay colt was born to her Hanoverian mare Devinia on March 3rd. Andrea has decided on the name Kinetic P. Your new foals are beautiful, Andrea! Congratulations! 2014 Foals Congratulations to Char An Ireland on the arrival of her new Lord Leatherdale filly! Arriving this month to her Lusitano mare Zinfeta(Rocinante – Xique-Xique) , a very pretty bay filly with a star. Lord Leatherdale News 2017 AHS/ARS Inspection: We had a fantastic inspection this past week with an overwhelming super quality in the foals. The event started however with two stallions being accepted for AHS/ARS. >>> Lord Leatherdale Foal Announcements: 06-08-2016: Congratulations to Chad Basile of Webster, NY on the arrival of his very handsome new Lord Leatherdale colt! Arriving to his Hanoverian mare Calais on May 18th, Chad says everything went perfectly and his new colt is...

Dilona (Lord Leatherdale-Kennedy)

Lord Leatherdale News Dilona (Lord Leatherdale-Kennedy) Lord Leatherdale News >>> The relationship between Anna Marek and AJ Stapleton’s Lord Leatherdale mare Dilona has been one that we’ve enjoyed watching from the start.  Dilona and Anna have earned excellent results a Young Horse Nationals and in the USDF Year End Awards the past few seasons.  In 2014, Dilona finished the year ranked 5th in the USDF FEI 6-Year Old standings.  Congratulations to both AJ, Anna, and Dilona! Lord Leatherdale News 2017 AHS/ARS Inspection: We had a fantastic inspection this past week with an overwhelming super quality in the foals. The event started however with two stallions being accepted for AHS/ARS. >>> Lord Leatherdale Foal Announcements: 06-08-2016: Congratulations to Chad Basile of Webster, NY on the arrival of his very handsome new Lord Leatherdale colt! Arriving to his Hanoverian mare Calais on May 18th, Chad says everything went perfectly and his new colt is healthy and strong. >>> Dilona (Lord Leatherdale-Kennedy): The relationship between Anna Marek and AJ Stapleton’s Lord Leatherdale mare Dilona has been one that we’ve enjoyed watching from the start. Dilona and Anna have earned excellent results a Young Horse Nationals and in the USDF Year End Awards the past few seasons. >>> View All Lord Leatherdale News Hilltop Farm,...

KWPN Spring Stallion Performance Test

Hilltop News KWPN Spring Stallion Performance Test Return to All Hilltop News >>> Big news out of Holland! The Chippendale-Scandic son Giovanni has tied for first place in the KWPN Spring Stallion Test. Bred and owned by C. van Etten, Giovanni scored 8 for walk and trot, 9.5 for canter, 8.5 for suppleness, 9 for self-carriage and ridability and 8.5 for dressage potential. The testing committee described him as “an honest and reliable stallion with a very good disposition.”  In second place was the licensing Champion Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale-Negro).  He earned 8 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 9 for canter, 8.5 for suppleness, 9 for self-carriage, and 8.5 for rideabiity and dressage potential.   Fantastic results for these owners, breeders, and Van Olst Horses – congratulations! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Aug, 2010 Intermediaire I National Championships Hilltop Farm's Christopher Hickey and Cabana Boy (Contucci-Bordeaux) attended the 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions on August 6-8 at the historic USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. At only 8 years old, this was already Cabana Boy's 2nd trip to the Championships. It was especially rewarding to have Hilltop's owner Jane MacElree and her daughters Ann and Leslie on hand to enjoy the show. Click to View Article Apr, 2012 Team USA Wins Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup It was an absolute perfect finish to our Florida show season when Chris and Witness were invited to be on Team USA for the first ever CDIO3* Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Florida. Chris and Witness started the weekend out strong with a 2nd place finish in Friday’s Prix St. Georges, but they really shone in the Freestyle...

Van Olst Stallion Show

Hilltop News Van Olst Stallion Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> Sunday April 6th marked the Open House & Stallion Show for Van Olst Horses in Den Hout.  Not to worry if you missed it though.  You can catch a summary of the presentations including Lord Leatherdale, Negro, Netto, Chippendale, Fairytale, and Everdale online. Stallion Show Video 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 Aug, 2009 National Developing Horse Dressage Championship Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy added another national title to their resume by winning the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship on August 21-23. The past two years, Chris and Cabana had traveled to Kentucky to compete in and win the 5 Year Old and 6 Year Old National Young Horse Dressage Championships, making them the first pair to win all three. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles 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. Just as she suspected, it is a mare owner looking for advice. Which stallion would be a good match for her mare, the caller asks anxiously. With scientific advances in artificial...

2014 KWPN Stallion Licensing

Hilltop News 2014 KWPN Stallion Licensing Return to All Hilltop News >>> International Guest Stallions were all well represented going in the Second Round viewing at the 2014 KWPN Stallion Licensing. Especially exciting this year was the first presentation of Chippendale’s oldest offspring. Chippendale was represented by three sons, of which two sons will advance to the stallion performance test in March. These two offspring include Guess (Chippendale-Flemmingh), owned by Van Olst Stables, and Garava (Chippendale-Scandic), owned and bred by C. Van Etten. Ampere was represented by two sons, of which Giovanni NB (Ampere-Lord Sinclair), owned by W.H. Ruppert, will move forward to the stallion performance test. Two Lord Leatherdale sons, owned by Van Olst Horses, were presented and selected to attend the stallion performance test. The first, Genesis (Lord Leatherdale-Metall) was a crowd favorite during the third phase of the selection process but in the end it was Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale-Negro) who was named Champion of the 2014 KWPN Stallion Licensing. The Lord Leatherdale-Negro cross has become a proven cross with three stallions, including Chippendale, Everdale, and Fairytale, already licensed with the KWPN. Stallion News History in the Making Jan, 2013 Riverman is the Top-Ranking, US-based Show Jumping Sire Riverman (Redfort – Landego) has been a cornerstone of the Hilltop Farm stallion line up for many years. Though is career focus was in the dressage arena, we see Riverman offspring excelling in the upper levels of almost every sport including dressage, eventing, combined driving, and most recently Riverman offspring are shining in show jumping... Click to View Article Oct, 1999 Cabaret 1980-1999 Ten weeks following a surgery that...