Jamerra Lusa (Negro-Fidermark)

Negro News Jamerra Lusa (Negro-Fidermark) View All Negro News >>> Congratulations to Meghan Ryan and Wendy Burke-Ryan on the success of their Negro filly Jamerra Lusa at his KWPN-NA Keuring.  Jamerra Lusa, bred by Jennifer Moskal, earned First Premium status.  Meghan and Wendy are excited about her future as a performance horse. Negro News Montenegro (Negro- Wolkentanz II): Congratulations to breeder Dogwood Sporthorses on Montenegro’s (Negro x Wochenshow/ Wolkentanz II) inspection results! Montenegro was presented for Westfalen registration and was named a Premium Foal, Site Champion Foal, and a Stallion Prospect. >>> Negro Foal Announcements: 07-06-2017: Congratulations Lynne Foster of Stonegate Equestrian Center in Hazlehurst, WI on the birth of your new Negro filly! Arriving on July 1st to her Oldenburg mare Rehlein, Lynne says her sweet new arrival is so very cute. >>> Negro Awarded KWPN Stallion of the Year: 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. >>> View All Negro News Hilltop Farm,...

World Equestrian Games

Hilltop News World Equestrian Games Return to All Hilltop News >>> The World Equestrian Games is certainly the highlight competition for this season with the very best competitors in each discipline, including reining, driving, vaulting, and the para-equestrian competitions.  It’s always interesting to evaluate such a wide demographic of bloodlines and this year we were very excited to see offspring, “grand-children,” and even half siblings to some of the stallions in the Hilltop Farm line-up competing at such a prestigious event. Once again a shining star, Valegro (Negro-Gershwin) and Charlote Dujardin continue to impress with the consistency of their performances, adding another Championship and World Title to their resume. A highlight for Valegro and Charlotte at the games was their Freestyle which earned a score of 92%.  The versatility we see in jumper stallion Quite Easy’s offspring was showcased with Vancouver (Quite Easy-Ahorn) and Thy’s Que Faire (Quite Easy-Ladoga) competing in Dressage and Para-Dressage respectively.  Thy’s Que Faire and Denmark’s Susanne Jensby Sunesen aided the Danish team to a 5th place finish and finished 5th place individually for Grade III Para-Dressage. Ramiro B eventing offspring, Ballynoe Castle RM (Ramiro B-Blue Laser xx) and Buck Davidson had a strong performance in dressage but, unfortunately, had to retire during the cross country phase.  We look forward to seeing this competitive pair out competing again in the near future.  Formerly part of the Hilltop stallion line-up, Del Piero had one offspring competing in the Para-Dressage.  Del Rusch (Del Piero-World Cup) and Germany’s Carolin Schnarre helped their team secure the Bronze Team Medal and finished 7th individually for Grade IV Para-Dressage. Other highlights...

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 Dressage at Devon Breed Show Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show. A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop. Click to View Article Jun, 2014 Tour the New Hilltop Farm Website Hilltop Farm, Inc., unveils new 1,000+ page website. With our growing online audience and the ever-changing advancements in technology, we partnered with the team of innovators and online engineers at www.EqGraphics.com to bring you what is likely, the most comprehensive stallion website in the industry. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Milestones & Articles Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2010 American-Bred Sport Horses Are Rising To The Top The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International. Click to View Article Jan, 2010 Horse Handlers: Life In The Fast Lane A Sport Horse Handler, whether...

Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Sire Rankings

Hilltop News Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> Each year we look forward to the release of the USEF Sire of the Year rankings. The USEF Leading Sire system has become a valuable way for stallion owners, breeders, and trainers to evaluate the success of a stallion’s offspring in many different venues from competitions throughout the United States. This year, we pleased to see many of the Hilltop stallions receiving high rankings in multiple disciplines. The results were especially exciting for Marydell Farm’s Don Principe (Donnerhall – Prince Thatch xx) and Hilltop Farm’s Riverman (Redfort-Landego). Don Principe finished the year as the leading USEF Dressage Breeding Sire, an accomplishment that narrowly eluded him in 2010 when he finished Reserve Champion. With superb showings by his offspring at shows such as Dressage at Lexington and Dressage at Devon, we are not at all surprised that he earned this honor this season. Another highlight for Don Principe was a 9th place ranking in the Hunter Breeding division. Riverman offspring, yet again, highlighted the wonderful athletic versatility their sire offers, taking Riverman to a top-25 ranking in four different disciplines. Riverman was awarded the Reserve Champion USEF Eventing Sire of the Year, only a few points behind this year’s winner. Riverman also finished 20th in the Jumper Sire Rankings and was the highest ranked US-based jumper stallion; for which he was honored with the USEF South Pacific Award. In the Hunter Breeding and Hunter divisions, Riverman finished 24th and 13th respectively. Another cornerstone in the Hilltop Farm line-up, Contucci (Caprimond – Lungau) also earned multiple top-25 finishes.  Contucci finished...

KWPN First Round of Stallion Selection

Hilltop News KWPN First Round of Stallion Selection Return to All Hilltop News >>> The first round of viewings took place this past week for the KWPN Stallion Selection.  Excellent results were achieved for stallions currently in Hilltop Farm’s International Frozen Semen Program.  Especially exciting was the first presentation for the oldest offspring of Chippendale – with an outstanding result of three sons being selected to proceed.  We’ll be watching for all of the below stallions in ’s-Hertogenbosch where the second round will take place. Ampere: GO ON (Ampere-Flemmingh-Damiro), BREEDER: K. VAN DE SCHEER, OWNER: P.A.C. REESINK GIOVANNI NB (Ampere-Lord Sinclair-Le Mexico), BREEDER: M.A. EIGENRAAM, OWNER: W.H. RUPPERT Chippendale: GUESS (Chippendale-Flemmingh-Ferro), BREEDER: TH. EN J. DEENEN, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES GARAVA (Chippendale-Scandic-Negro), BREEDER/OWNER: C. VAN ETTEN4 GIGOLO K (Chippendale-Rousseau-Farrington), BREEDER/OWNER: DAAN KÖSTERS, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES Lord Leatherdale: GLAMOURDALE (Lord Leatherdale-Negro-Ahorn), BREEDER: J.W. RODENBURG, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES GENESIS (Lord Leatherdale-Metall-Ulster),  BREEDER: A.J.W. & J.P. GERRITS-VELTMAAT, OWNER: W.L. PLAIZIER Negro: GOLDSTAR (Negro-Houston-Tolbert), BREEDER: J.B.G.M. VAN KERKHOF, OWNER: C. VAN STRIEN GENIUS (Negro-Lord Leatherdale-Clavecimbel), BREEDER: FAM. VAN RAAMSDONK, OWNER: VAN OLST HORSES Stallion News Hilltop Archives Oct, 2014 Dressage at Devon Breed Show Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show. A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop. Click to View Article Jun, 2014 Tour the New Hilltop Farm Website Hilltop Farm, Inc., unveils new 1,000+ page website. With our growing online audience and the ever-changing...

2013 WBFSH Sire Rankings

Hilltop News 2013 WBFSH Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> Each year breeders eagerly await the release of the World Breeding Federation’s Sire Rankings and this year we see a number of the stallions within the Hilltop Farm Stallion Line-up breaking into these prestigious rankings.  In the dressage standings, Negro (Ferro-Variant) reaches the Top Ten standings for the first year thanks to the international success of Valegro, Nintendo, Numberto, Netto, and Unico G.  Quite Easy (Quidam de Revel-Landgraf I) shows up on both the Show Jumping (ranked 78th) and Eventing (ranked 41st) Top 100 Lists.  Eventing breeders will also be happy to see Jaguar Mail (Hand in Glove xx – Laudanum xx) move up to the 15th place with top offspring such as Pin Up Mai, Risotto Mail, and Quatmandou contributing to his rankings.  Ramiro B (Calvani-Wendekreis) is in 34th place with 12 offspring competing internationally, including Ballynoe Castle RM. Hilltop Farm’s Riverman (Redfort-Landego) earns his first appearance on these ranking lists with R-Star of course leading the pack in offspring points. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Oct, 2014 Dressage at Devon Breed Show Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show. A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop. Click to View Article Jun, 2014 Tour the New Hilltop Farm Website Hilltop Farm, Inc., unveils new 1,000+ page website. With our growing online audience and the ever-changing advancements in technology, we partnered with the team of innovators and online engineers at www.EqGraphics.com to bring you what is likely, the...