Dressage at Stone Tavern

Hilltop News Dressage at Stone Tavern Return to All Hilltop News >>> The Stone Tavern Dressage Show & Breed Show filled up the Labor Day weekend for Team Hilltop. Jessica Fay showed Beth Gildea’s 4-year old Holsteiner mare Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero) to wins in Training Level Test 3 & First Level Test 1 with scores over 70% and was High-Score at both levels on Saturday. Enya was a little tired by Sunday’s First Level test, but still placed 2nd with a 66% and was Reserve High-Score First Level for Sunday. On her first official undersaddle show outing, the three-year old Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) placed 2nd in her Materiale class on Sunday. Jess also generously shared her mare Veraki (by Riverman) with Natalie Wolfer to show at Second Level. Natalie and Veraki won their class with a 67% and were Reserve High-Score at Second Level on Saturday. Sunday’s ride earned them a 63.97% and 3rd Place. Natalie is normally busy grooming for Michael at the shows, so it was a lot of fun to see her actually getting to enjoy riding at the show! Quinnten Alston was busy at the Breed Show on Sunday. Karen Schumaker’s Doc Marten SPF (Doctor Wendell MF-Liberty Gold) started things off well with a 2nd in the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class. Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) won his Yearling Colts/Geldings class and was named the Colt Champion. Quinnten’s leasing a special mare this season – Royal Celeste (Royal Classic-Diamond Hit), bred and owned by Eliza Rutherford, and Celeste had an excellent day for him winning the Three-Year Old Fillies Class, was Reserve Champion Filly, stepped...

Felicitas WF (Riverman-Laurinn)

Riverman News Felicitas WF (Riverman-Laurinn) View All Riverman News >>> Sometimes the best offspring updates we receive don’t include any show or inspection results, like this email received from Riverman breeder Emily Wyatt Baker: “I just wanted to give an update on my 2013 Riverman filly, Felicitas WF (Riverman x Romanesque/Laurinn). We had 3 foals from 2012-2014 and she was the one I decided to keep. The past few months have been very exciting! “Clove” began a 90-day program with a professional in April. I have had her back with me for about a month, and I am in love! This is my first young horse to bring along and I feel very comfortable on her. She has a great temperament and her training is coming along very nicely. We took our first day trip to school off the farm and the new environment did not faze her at all – we even went on a trail ride! She has an athletic, ground-covering trot and a really nice rhythmical canter. I can already feel us floating around a course. She was bred to be a jumper but she might have the movement and the brain for the hunter ring – I will let her decide when the time comes! I plan to take her to a couple local shows this fall as well as attend the Holsteiner inspections next year. I will update you guys again when we start showing! Give Riverman a pat for me – we are so lucky to have access to such a great Holsteiner stallion here in the US.” We frequently discuss breeding goals...

Riverman Foal Announcements

Riverman News Riverman News View All Riverman News >>> 2016 Foals Congratulations to Andora Tutvedt of Kalispell, MT on the arrival of her gorgeous new Riverman colt, born to her mare Theony on July 27th! Andora says that she could not be more happy with her new colt who is a beautiful bay and so very sweet. Congratulations to Sheila Martin of Newnan, GA on the arrival of her new Riverman colt! Arriving on July 17th to her ISR mare Hope, Shelia says she is really excited about him and is still deciding on the perfect name.  He’s very handsome, Sheila! Congratulations to April Hays of Lexington, TN on the arrival of her lovely new Riverman filly, born on April 12th to her mare Rhinestone Rita! Marion Martin of Savannah, TN is so thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Riverman colt! Born to her TB mare Irish Comet in the month of April, Marion says that her new colt is gentle and easy to handle with very long legs and super conformation. Congratulations Marion! Sheila Martin of Newnan, GA is so thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Riverman filly! Born on June 4th to her TB mare Rasa, Shelia is still trying to decide on the perfect name for this new arrival. Congratulations Sheila! Congratulations to Caitlin Romeo of Vass, SC on the arrival of her new Riverman filly, born to her GOV mare Imperial Star! We are so pleased to congratulate Wendy Wergeles of Los Alamos, CA on the arrival of her new Riverman colt, born to her mare Marisol this month! Krista Mann...

Riverman Yearlings Shine in Future Event Horse classes at Loch Moy

Riverman News Riverman Yearlings Shine in Future Event Horse classes at Loch Moy View All Riverman News >>> The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm, held July 8th, offered qualifying classes for Future Event Horses.  We’re excited to see participation in this program grow over the past few years. It was especially rewarding to see two Riverman offspring take both first and second place in the Yearling Future Event Horse Class.  SF Rama (Riverman x Lumiere), bred by MaryAnn Luke, took first place with a score of 78.2%.  Makendra Burn’s filly Ribbon & Lace (Riverman – Art Deco) took second place with a score of 76.7%.  Congratulations to both MaryAnn and Makendra! Riverman News Dressage at Stone Tavern: The Stone Tavern Dressage Show & Breed Show filled up the Labor Day weekend for Team Hilltop. Jessica Fay showed Beth Gildea's 4-year old Holsteiner mare Elizabeth's Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero) to wins in Training Level Test 3 & First Level Test 1. >>> Felicitas WF (Riverman-Laurinn): Sometimes the best offspring updates we receive don’t include any show or inspection results, like this email received from Riverman breeder Emily Wyatt Baker. >>> Riverman Foal Announcements: 08-12-2016: Congratulations to Andora Tutvedt of Kalispell, MT on the arrival of her gorgeous new Riverman colt, born to her mare Theony on July 27th! Andora says that she could not be more happy with her new colt who is a beautiful bay and so very sweet. >>> View All Riverman News Hilltop Farm,...

Dressage at Blue Goose

Hilltop News Dressage at Blue Goose Return to All Hilltop News >>> July 6th Jessica Fay popped over to Blue Goose Stables for a USDF-recognized show.  With her own mare Veraki (Riverman) she placed 2nd in the Intermediaire I and they are now qualified for the USDF Regional Championships.  Our summer intern, Alex Belton, rode her own Daffy’s Son Shine in her first recognized show at Second Level.  The pair placed 2nd and 3rd in her Second Level Tests.  Way to go Alex! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Feb, 2009 Royal Prince is Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year The United States Equestrian Federation gives awards to the top placing sires, breeders, and owners based upon their offspring show records over the past year at USEF recognized shows. For the 2008 show season, Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved their consistency as Leading Sires in the US. Click to View Article Aug, 2009 National Developing Horse Dressage Championship Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy added another national title to their resume by winning the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship on August 21-23. The past two years, Chris and Cabana had traveled to Kentucky to compete in and win the 5 Year Old and 6 Year Old National Young Horse Dressage Championships, making them the first pair to win all three. Click to View Article Click Here to View More Hilltop Archives Hilltop Articles & Interviews May, 2013 Behind The Scenes – Hilltop Farm: American Quality The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of...

Blue Goose Dressage Show

Hilltop News Blue Goose Dressage Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> May 18th saw a break in the rainy weather – just in time for us to travel over to Blue Goose Stables in Cochranville, PA for their dressage show.  Assistant Trainer Jessica Fay started the day off well with her own Veraki (by Riverman) placing 2nd in the Prix St. Georges with a 64.2% in their first outing of the year.  Michael’s student Beth Custalow also earned 2nd place in Fourth Level Test 3 on her gelding Bvlgari (by Bordeaux).  Jess next rode Beth Gildea’s 4-year old mare Elizabeth’s Elan (by Quite Easy) to place third in Training Level Test 3 and earn her second qualifying score for Regionals at only her second show.  Head Trainer Michael Bragdell finished out the day strong with Mitch & Lara Mitchelson’s Faberge Blue (by Contango).  Debuting their Third Level Freestyle, the pair earned a 72.667% and received wonderful comments on their music.  Hint….it’s from Michael’s favorite genre. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Dec, 2010 Royal Prince & Riverman Win USEF Sire of Year Awards It’s official – the USEF Sire Rankings have been tabulated for the year and we are very proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row Riverman is the Eventing Sire of the Year and for the 3rd year in a row Royal Prince is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year! Congratulations to all the owners and breeders whose offspring contributed to these wins. Click to View Article Nov, 2005 Heroicity Died November 16th, 2005 Any who has endured the loss of a horse...