2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings

Hilltop News 2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings Return to All Hilltop News >>> The 2016 World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses annually produces rankings for Top Sires in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. We are thrilled to share the results of some of the special stallions in our current line-up. Dressage Negro is now ranked 8th in the world thanks to offspring such as Valegro, Kastel’s Nintendo, and Alfranco (Negro’s sire, Ferro, is also ranked 12th) Olivi, our newest Guest Stallion, is ranked 60th on the list and is one of only 4 US-based stallions to appear in the Top 100 rankings  (Olivi’s sire, Jazz, is also ranked 5th) Show Jumping Quite Easy is standing 96th on the show jumping ranking list. (Quite Easy’s sire, Quidam de Revel, is also ranked 11th) Eventing Jaguar Mail now stands 4th in the world as an Eventing sire thanks to his offspring such as Pin Up De Mai, FischerTakinou, and Tresor Mail. (Jaguar’s sire, Hand In Glove xx, is also ranked 35th) Appearing on his 2nd ranking list is Quite Easy who ranks 12th thanks to offspring such as Box Cutie, Quattrino, and Easy Come Easy Go. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Dec, 2009 Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Rankings Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been named USEF Leading Sires of the Year for 2009. Contucci (Caprimond-Lungau)is the Dressage Sire of the Year; Riverman (Redfort-Landego) is the Eventing Sire of the Year; and for the second year in a row, Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year (and Bugatti was ranked second in this...

USDF Year-End Awards

Hilltop News USDF Year-End Awards Return to All Hilltop News >>> Team Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses.  Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten.  Congratulations to all the owners & breeders! Kevelaer (Wamberto-Gribaldi), owner/breeder Gavin Parfit & Isabel Barzun US-Bred 4th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.95% Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred 7th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.25% Royal Celeste FH (Royal Classic-Diamond Hit), leased by Quinnten Alston & Jonathan Clark, bred by Eliza Rutherford US-Bred 5th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies) 75.55% Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred 9th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies Materiale) 72.00% Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero), owner/breeder Beth Gildea US-Bred CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Holsteiner (Training Level) 68.636% David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon), owner/breeder Marydell Farm US-Bred 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (USEF 4 Year Olds) 7.8 Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat), owned by Mitch & Lara Mitchelson, bred by Marie Emrey US-Bred 2nd Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367% 4th Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level) 69.492% 8th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Musical Freestyle Challenge) 71.042% 16th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367% Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), owned by Hilltop Farm, bred by Rachel Ehrlich US-Bred CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Hanoverian (Third Level) 71.463% 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings...

2016 USDF Regional Championships

Hilltop News 2016 USDF Regional Championships Return to All Hilltop News >>> This year, we made the choice to travel to Saugerties, NY for the USDF Region 8 Finals.  The venue is fantastic at the HITS showgrounds and the NEDA team, as always, run a wonderful show. Jess Fay started things out in a great way with a 4th place for Beth Gildea’s Elizabeth’s Elan in their open Training Level test with a 68.6%. Enya’s Championship class was later that same day and her 65.4% put her in the middle of the standings.  We’re very happy with how well this 4-year old filly handled the big environment of the Saugerties venue. On Friday, Michael started off the morning with a Third Level class for Faberge Blue and Sternlicht. Faberge’s 69.69% put him in a strong 2nd place, just ahead of Sternlicht with a 69.09%. Next came the VERY large Prix St. Georges Championship for both Michael and Jess. Jess and her own Veraki finished in the top half of the class with a 64%. Michael rode Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach to 5th place with a 67.368%, and Qredit was Reserve Champion with a 69.9%. In Saturday’s Intermediate 1 Final, Jess rode Veraki to a strong finish of 67.5 and earned a wildcard score for Nationals. Qredit was Reserve Champion in the same division with a 73.5%. In a huge Third Level Championship (the class ran all day!), Michael finished 3rd with Sternlicht and 5th with Faberge Blue. Both horses scored over 71% and earned wildcards for Nationals. On Sunday, the freestyles wrapped up the show. Qredit finished 3rd in the...

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 2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings: The 2016 World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses annually produces rankings for Top Sires in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. We are thrilled to share the results of some of the special stallions in our current line-up. >>> USDF Year-End Awards: Team Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses. Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten. Congratulations to all the owners & breeders! >>> 2016 USDF Regional Championships: This year, we made the choice to travel to Saugerties, NY for the USDF Region 8 Finals. The venue is fantastic at the HITS showgrounds and the NEDA team, as always, run a wonderful show. >>> View All Quite Easy News Hilltop Farm,...

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 Nov, 2011 Hilltop’s 20th Anniversary Celebration It’s hard to believe that it really has been 20 years already. When Jane MacElree first purchased the stallions Cabaret and Nureyev, she had no idea of what would evolve in the coming years, but what a journey it has been! On October 29th Jane, the Hilltop staff, and many of...