Ne-Yo (Quite Easy x Mysterie Girl Van De Heffinck/Vazal Van T Woutland)

Quite Easy News Ne-Yo (Quite Easy x Mysterie Girl Van De Heffinck/Vazal Van T Woutland) View All Quite Easy News >>> We always look forward to owners sharing updates on their Hilltop-sired horses.  We recently received an email from Sarah Livingston, the proud owner of Quite Easy gelding Ne-Yo (Quite Easy – Vazal Van T Woutland).  Ne-Yo and Sarah have been very successful in the 3’3” Junior Hunters this season, with championships at the Camden Spring Classic and at the Aiken Charity Horse Show Week 2.  Ne-Yo has been a successful competition partner throughout his show career and has done a little bit of everything including Preliminary Level Eventing, junior equitation classes, and Hunter Derbies.  It’s great to see him continue his winning ways with another rider! Quite Easy News Ne-Yo (Quite Easy x Mysterie Girl Van De Heffinck/Vazal Van T Woutland): We always look forward to owners sharing updates on their Hilltop-sired horses. We recently received an email from Sarah Livingston, the proud owner of Quite Easy gelding Ne-Yo (Quite Easy - Vazal Van T Woutland). Ne-Yo and Sarah have been very successful in the 3’3” Junior Hunters this season. >>> Quite Easy Foal Announcements: 06-13-2016: We are so pleased to congratulate Betsy Ball of Starkville, MS on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Arriving to her TB mare Alymende on June 7th, Betsy says her new arrival is doing well. Congratulations! >>> VADA/NOVA Spring Dressage Show: There's nothing quite like the first show of the year! Hilltop trainer Jess Faye took two coming 4-year olds to the VADA/NOVA show at Morven Park the weekend of...

Quite Easy Foal Announcements

Quite Easy News Quite Easy Foal Announcements View All Quite Easy News >>> 2016 Foals We are so pleased to congratulate Betsy Ball of Starkville, MS on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Arriving to her TB mare Alymende on June 7th, Betsy says her new arrival is doing well. Congratulations! Congratulations to Ana Ahlbrom of Rushy Marsh Farm in Wellington, FL on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Born to her BWP mare RMF Valentina, Ana says she is very outgoing and friendly. 2015 Foals Congratulations to Betty Beyers of Ballwin, MO on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly that was born to her KWPN mare Zalesgirl! It’s another healthy baby for Elizabeth Callahan of Oxford, MD! A big bay colt by Quite Easy was born to her mare Avalon on May first and Elizabeth says he is lovely. Congratulations on your beautiful new foals Elizabeth! Marcelo Veras of Ocala, FL is thrilled to announce the birth of a beautiful bay filly by Quite Easy! Born to her Oldenburg mare Ruby on March 15th, Marcelo says that she is on cloud nine and could not be more excited about her new baby.  Congratulations Marcelo, she is truly lovely. 2014 Foals Congratulations to Robin and Kristy Carnovale on the arrival of their Quite Easy colt! Born to their Oldenburg mare Taragona(Rouletto - Waidglanz) on May 31st, this lovely colt is bay with a star. Robin and Kristy have decided on the name Piper. Congratulations to Denise Haymon-Loa on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Born to her Oldenburg mare All That...

VADA/NOVA Spring Dressage Show

Hilltop News VADA/NOVA Spring Dressage Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> There’s nothing quite like the first show of the year! Hilltop trainer Jess Faye took two coming 4-year olds to the VADA/NOVA show at Morven Park the weekend of April 9-10. Despite snow, gusting winds up to 50 mph, and a morning temp in the 20’s, it was an excellent outing for Elizabeth’s Elan (aka Enya) and Quinzy HTF. As Jess said, “showing anywhere after this will be easy!” Quinzy (Qredit-Cordoba) showed only on Saturday and won both her Materiale class (76%) and her Training Level Test 3 (71.364%). Enya (Quite Easy-Calimero), in her first undersaddle show ever, got hit with the worst of the weather conditions but gained a lot of confidence over the weekend. Her scores at the first day of 62.5 & 64.8 earned her 3rd & 2nd place at Training Level. On Sunday, she was able to show more relaxation and less playfulness as she settled into the show routine. While she again earned a 2nd and a 3rd, her scores jumped to 69% & 72%. Enya’s breeder/owner Beth Gildea braved the weather to see Enya’s first riding show. It’s a long time from planning a breeding to seeing them out competing! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Sep, 2010 Cabana Boy ~ Goodbye to a Champion It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and...

Quite Easy USEF Leading Hunter Sire

Hilltop News Quite Easy USEF Leading Hunter Sire Return to All Hilltop News >>> With the beautiful type, scope, quick reactions, and correct gaits, it is no surprise that Quite Easy offspring have become a top consideration for hunter riders.  The 2015 show season proved to be an exceptional year for the Quite Easy offspring, earning Quite Easy the coveted position as the USEF Leading Hunter Sire.  While it takes the results of many offspring to earn this status, there were definitely a few offspring that shone especially brightly this year.  Susan Baker’s Q (ds. Ahorn) racked up top ribbons at major shows across the country in the Second Year Green Hunter under Peter Pletcher’s guidance and in Amateur-Owner Hunters with Susan.  In the Junior Hunters, Pamela Kahn’s Quite Ruffy (ds. Krocket) and Tyler Petrie earned numerous championships and top ribbons at the Washington International, Pennsylvania National, and The National Horse Show. Over Fences Farm’s Quite Chocolate (ds. Elmshorn) had a successful year in the High Performance Hunters under Maria Rassmussen, and once again competed at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships.  The beautiful Quasar (ds. Calido I), owned and bred by Laura Connaway, consistently earned top ribbons in the Adult Amateur Hunters.  It’s rewarding to see both the US-bred and imported Quite Easy offspring competing with excellent success.  Thank you to all the breeders who placed great faith in this exceptional stallion over the years! Stallion News Hilltop Archives 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...

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 Dec, 2009 Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Rankings Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been...

Jago (Quite Easy-Cortus) Earns USDF Award

Quite Easy News Jago (Quite Easy-Cortus) Earns USDF Award View All Quite Easy News >>> We consistently look to Quite Easy to produce versatile athletes with good gaits and jumping ability.  The success of Quite Easy’s offspring in the upper levels of most every discipline further solidifies the great athleticism Quite Easy produces.  Each year we see Tamara McGowen’s Jago (ds. Cortus) earn top rankings in the USDF Awards at the FEI levels.  2015 proved no different with Jago earning a 3rd place ranking in the Vintage Cup Intermediaire II standings.  Jago also earned a 26th place ranking in the Intermediaire II Open Standings. Jago was bred by Johan Klensmeden and ridden by Lyndon Rife.  Way to go Jago! Quite Easy News Ne-Yo (Quite Easy x Mysterie Girl Van De Heffinck/Vazal Van T Woutland): We always look forward to owners sharing updates on their Hilltop-sired horses. We recently received an email from Sarah Livingston, the proud owner of Quite Easy gelding Ne-Yo (Quite Easy - Vazal Van T Woutland). Ne-Yo and Sarah have been very successful in the 3’3” Junior Hunters this season. >>> Quite Easy Foal Announcements: 06-13-2016: We are so pleased to congratulate Betsy Ball of Starkville, MS on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Arriving to her TB mare Alymende on June 7th, Betsy says her new arrival is doing well. Congratulations! >>> VADA/NOVA Spring Dressage Show: There's nothing quite like the first show of the year! Hilltop trainer Jess Faye took two coming 4-year olds to the VADA/NOVA show at Morven Park the weekend of April 9-10. Despite snow, gusting winds up to...