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 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 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 this category). Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Apr, 2008...

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 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 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 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...

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 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 Jun, 2013...