Pixar (Popeye – Fascination)

Popeye News Pixar (Popeye – Fascination View All Popeye News >>> Four year old Popeye son, Pixar (Popeye x Faschon/Fascination), has had a great show season for owner and breeder Kristin DeLuca.  Pixar has shown in-hand in Young Horse Series classes and in Dresssage Sporthorse Breeding classes, earning numerous accolades in both.  At the High Point Hanoverians Young Horse Series Qualifier, Pixar won both the 4 & 5-Year Old In-Hand and Jump Chute classes.  Pixar’s results have qualified him for the Young Horse Series Finals in Kentucky this November.  He also earned the ISR/OldenburgNA High Score award for the show. At the USDF Breeders Championship New England Series, Pixar continued to hold his own again the horses.  He took home a 3rd place ribbon in the Stallion Series Final.  Dressage at Devon was Pixar’s most recent stop, where he earned a 3rd place finish in the ISR/Oldenburg IBC after finishing 6th in the Stallion Class.  Kristin is looking forward to seeing Pixar show in-hand at Devon next fall.  As we approach the end of the 2016 show season, Pixar is currently ranked 2nd in the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards for 4-Year Old and Older Stallions.  Congratulations Kristin! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a...

USEF Leading Sire Rankings

Hilltop News USEF Leading Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> A quick guide to pedigree, competition results, owners, breeders, and riders, the USEF Leading Sire Rankings continues to be a good resource for information on horses competing in the United States.  With numerous disciplines governed by the USEF, the ranking lists are comprised of a variety of breeds and include anywhere from 100 to 1000 stallions in the various divisions. It’s exciting to see many of our stallions earning Top-25 finishes and especially exciting to see a few earning top rankings in multiple disciplines. Dressage Sire of the Year: 6th Contucci 9th Don Principe 12th Negro 14th Royal Prince 15th Bugatti Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year: 2nd Ampere 3rd Doctor Wendell 5th Royal Prince 10th Donarweiss 12th Tied – Qredit & Bugatti 15th Contucci 17th Don Principe 18th Popeye Half-Arabian Sire of the Year: 25th Contucci Eventing Sire of the Year: 1st Riverman 13th Royal Prince 14th Contucci Hunter Sire of the Year: 1st Quite Easy 4th Riverman Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year: 5th Royal Prince Jumper Sire of the Year: 6th Quite Easy Pony Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year” 8th Popeye Most importantly, thank you to the owners who are out competing with their offspring and earning points towards each sire’s ranking. We’ve enjoyed the show results, updates, and photos many of you have shared with us throughout the season.  Best wishes for an equally successful 2016 show season! Stallion News History in the Making Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) It is with a broken heart that we share the news...

Popeye Offspring Earn USDF Awards in 2015

Popeye News Popeye Offspring Earn USDF Awards in 2015 View All Popeye News >>> For breeder Angela Mirarchi the combination of Popeye and Welsch Cob mare Clanfair Mary Kay (Lonetree’s Romeo) has been very successful; resulting in one licensed stallion, premium foals, and  numerous year-end awards. The 2015 season certainly further validated the success of this cross with Phenix and Peppermynt Pati earning top standings in the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards rankings.  Three-year old colt and licensed pony stallion Phenix, finished the season with a 3rd place All-Breeds ranking for 3-Year Old Colts/Geldings.  Younger sibling, Peppermynt Pati ‘s median score for the year secured her a spot as Reserve Champion Yearling Filly for the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds. Way to go ponies! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a Premium Filly and High Point Filly of the inspection. >>> Popeye Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: It’s a girl! A dainty Popeye filly arrived on May 17th to Patti Herson of Albuquerque, NM and her TB mare Pet’s Viva. Patti says that her new arrival will be named Luna and that she is amazingly brave, curious and so outgoing. Congratulations Patti, she’s lovely! >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...

Pacifico (Popeye x Zoey)

Popeye News Pacifico (Popeye x Zoey) View All Popeye News >>> Congratulations to Shelley Evans on the success of her homebred Popeye gelding Pacifico (Popeye x Zoey) at his first show.  “Paco” showed at the Brookside Equestrian Park in Elk Grove, CA.  Paco earned a 2nd place finish in the 2-Year Old Hunter Breeding.  Shelley said of the experience “We both learned a ton about showing in hand and he was a real gentleman! “ Good boy Paco – we can’t wait to hear about your next outing! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a Premium Filly and High Point Filly of the inspection. >>> Popeye Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: It’s a girl! A dainty Popeye filly arrived on May 17th to Patti Herson of Albuquerque, NM and her TB mare Pet’s Viva. Patti says that her new arrival will be named Luna and that she is amazingly brave, curious and so outgoing. Congratulations Patti, she’s lovely! >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...

Pure Havoc (Popeye- Cheops Z)

Popeye News Pure Havoc (Popeye- Cheops Z) View All Popeye News >>> Congratulations to Shari Coward on Pure Havoc’s (Popeye x Eclipse/ Cheops Z) successful first horse show! “Havoc” and Shari had a great first outing, earning the title of Training Level Open Champion of the show.  Good boy Havoc! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a Premium Filly and High Point Filly of the inspection. >>> Popeye Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: It’s a girl! A dainty Popeye filly arrived on May 17th to Patti Herson of Albuquerque, NM and her TB mare Pet’s Viva. Patti says that her new arrival will be named Luna and that she is amazingly brave, curious and so outgoing. Congratulations Patti, she’s lovely! >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...

Princi (Popeye-Lonetree’s Romeo)

Popeye News Princi (Popeye-Lonetree’s Romeo) View All Popeye News >>> We were very excited to hear how pleased Angela Mirarchi was with her Popeye mare after the VADA/NOVA Dressage & Breed Show.  Five year old, Popeye mare Princi (Popeye-Lonetree’s Romeo) showed undersaddle for the first time.   Princi took everything in stride like a seasoned show horse.  Angela was very pleased with her commenting “she is really a super girl, gives so much, I LOVE THIS PONY!”  We can never tire of hearing updates like this.  Congratulations Angela! Popeye News Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist): Congratulations to Julianne Pierson and her own Popgun (Popeye x Ormez/Oliver Twist) earning a USDF Certificate of Performance for First Level! Certificates of Performance are earned by receiving ten or more scores about 60% at a specific level. >>> Bella Luna (Popeye-Viva Deputy xx): Popeye filly, Bella Luna (Popeye x Pet’s Vida/Viva Deputy xx) impressed the inspection officials at the Colorado ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Bella Luna was named a Premium Filly and High Point Filly of the inspection. >>> Popeye Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: It’s a girl! A dainty Popeye filly arrived on May 17th to Patti Herson of Albuquerque, NM and her TB mare Pet’s Viva. Patti says that her new arrival will be named Luna and that she is amazingly brave, curious and so outgoing. Congratulations Patti, she’s lovely! >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...