Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program

Hilltop News Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program Return to All Hilltop News >>> It’s official and we’re thrilled to share the exciting news that Michael Bragdell has been selected for the Development Program with both Qredit – Oldenburg Stallion and Sternlicht! The Aim of the Development Program is to provide strategic guidance and resources to selected athletes with the perceived ability to make the Podium or contribute to Podium scores, within the following two quadrennials. This program is overseen by the USEF Development Coach with the assistance of the USEF Dressage Youth and Young Horse Coaches as well as the USEF Dressage Technical Advisor. These two US-bred stallions continue to thrill us with their development and we’re looking forward to more milestones this coming year. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jun, 2013 Parabol January 10, 1983 – June 25, 2013 On June 25th Parabol was humanely euthanized at Hilltop Farm due to declining health and age-related complications. While our hearts our heavy with this loss, we choose to focus instead on the thirty remarkable years Parabol had... Click to View Article 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives 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...

Qredit Wins US Dressage Finals

Hilltop News Qredit Wins US Dressage Finals Return to All Hilltop News >>> Congratulations Qredit & Michael! What a way to end the season.  Michael decided to only take one horse to Nationals in Kentucky this year, but it was a perfect trip.  The KY Horse Park is a fantastic venue and the US Dressage Finals staff and volunteers have perfected this show.  Qredit didn’t mind traveling solo and confidently won the Open Intermediate II Championship with a 71.535%.  Strong scores and very promising comments from the judges.  Thanks especially to Morten Thomsen for his continued support of Michael and Qredit in their development.  A perfect end to a wonderful season! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jun, 2013 Parabol January 10, 1983 – June 25, 2013 On June 25th Parabol was humanely euthanized at Hilltop Farm due to declining health and age-related complications. While our hearts our heavy with this loss, we choose to focus instead on the thirty remarkable years Parabol had... 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 Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Aug, 2016 Tips on Showing Sport Horses In Hand Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell. Click to...

Quixotic KC (Qredit-Leonidas)

Qredit News View All Qredit News >>> Congratulations to breeder Irena Coz Lucas. Quixotic (Qredit x Good Mornin/Leonidas) was awarded Premium and High Point Champion Colt with an 8.2 at his ISR/Oldenburg inspection. Qredit News Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program: It's official and we're thrilled to share the exciting news that Michael Bragdell has been selected for the Development Program with both Qredit - Oldenburg Stallion and Sternlicht! >>> Qredit Wins US Dressage Finals: Congratulations Qredit & Michael! What a way to end the season. Michael decided to only take one horse to Nationals in Kentucky this year, but it was a perfect trip. >>> Quixotic KC (Qredit-Leonidas): Congratulations to breeder Irena Coz Lucas. Quixotic (Qredit x Good Mornin/Leonidas) was awarded Premium and High Point Champion Colt with an 8.2 at his ISR/Oldenburg inspection. >>> View All Qredit News Hilltop Farm,...

Quincy (Qredit- Prince of Prussia)

Qredit News Quincy (Qredit- Prince of Prussia) View All Qredit News >>> Quincy (Qredit x Facet’s Violet/Prince of Prussia) owned by Kathy Spano and bred by Irena Coz Lucas, was entered into the Premium Mare Book at her recent ISR/Oldenburg inspection. She received a 76 on her Mare Performance Test with ISR/Oldenburg, earning her first star in the Star Awards program. Congratulations! Qredit News Qredit & Sternlicht Chosen for USEF Development Program: It's official and we're thrilled to share the exciting news that Michael Bragdell has been selected for the Development Program with both Qredit - Oldenburg Stallion and Sternlicht! >>> Qredit Wins US Dressage Finals: Congratulations Qredit & Michael! What a way to end the season. Michael decided to only take one horse to Nationals in Kentucky this year, but it was a perfect trip. >>> Quixotic KC (Qredit-Leonidas): Congratulations to breeder Irena Coz Lucas. Quixotic (Qredit x Good Mornin/Leonidas) was awarded Premium and High Point Champion Colt with an 8.2 at his ISR/Oldenburg inspection. >>> View All Qredit News Hilltop Farm,...

USDF 2017 Year-End Awards

Hilltop News USDF 2017 Year-End Awards Return to All Hilltop News >>> Congratulations to Michael Bragdell on an outstanding year. Qredit Hilltop: Reserve Champion USDF HOY Intermediate II & 1st place All-Breeds (GOV) Sternlicht Hilltop: 2nd place All-Breeds (AHS) Prix St. Georges & 16th in USDF HOY standings Stetson HTF: 3rd place USDF DSHB HOY standings for 2-Year Old Colts/Geldings Feuerbach: 4th place USDF All-Breeds (Westfalen) Intermediate I, owned by Kaja Brix SenSation HW: Reserve Champion USEF Four-Year Old division & 1st place USDF All-Breeds (Westfalen) USEF 4-Year Olds, owned by Carol McPhee Debonair MF: 9th place USEF Four-Year Old division, owned by Marydell Farm Finery: 4th place FEI Six-Year Old division & 1st place All-Breeds (GOV), owned by Anne Howard Stallion News Hilltop Archives Sep, 2007 Cabana Boy Wins 2007 Markel/USEF National Championship The favorites going into this year's Markel/USEF National Championship, Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy didn't disappoint. After awarding a "9" on submission, judge Hilda Gurney said, “Our general impression, of course, is that he has super talent for collection and for the FEI. Click to View Article 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 Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews Jan, 2009 The Matchmaker – A Breeding Manager Tells How She Pairs stallions and Mares to Create...

USDF Region 8 Championships

Hilltop News USDF Region 8 Championships Return to All Hilltop News >>> This year we again traveled to the USDF Region 8 Championships in Saugerties, NY.  At the large HITS facility, there were over 1600 rides scheduled over the four days of competition – a massive show!  Jessica Fay has had a fantastic season with her horses and Regionals ended on a high note for the 3 mares she qualified.  Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba) was 2nd in her First Level warm-up class with a 74%, placed 6th in the USDF Training Level Championship with a 69%, and finished in the top third of 39 horses in her First Level Championship ride.  The 4-year old Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) really stepped up for this big show as well.  She was 2nd in her Training Level warm-up and finished 5th with a 70% in the USDF Training Level Championship.  Jess finished her rides with Michelle Roberts’ homebred mare Donarsagan (Donarweiss GGF-Walstreet Kid).  In just her first year of showing, Sagan has been rock solid and wrapped up her year with a 67.6% and earned 7th place in her USDF Second Level Championship. Michael’s student Beth Custalow qualified for the USDF Regionals with her longtime partner Bvlgari (Bordeaux-Rohdiamant).  The showed improvement in their tests over the weekend.  Michael also had a busy show riding four horses.  Witness Hilltop (Hamlet-Burggraaf) competed in the open show and put in two very strong Grand Prix tests that were rewarded with scores of 68% & 69% and he finished 3rd and 1st in large FEI Test of Choice classes.  Michael and Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino) competed...