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, 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 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 Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2010 Horse Handlers: Life In The Fast Lane A Sport Horse Handler,...

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, 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 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles 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 a relatively rural section of Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property. Click to View Article Apr, 2010 Kristi Nunnink and R-Star (Riverman) Kristi Nunnink's default expression is a smile. It doesn't...

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 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 Sep, 2010 Cabana Boy ~...