ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection

Hilltop News ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> Our annual ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection was held August 12-13th and we saw a large, diverse group of good quality horses over the two days. Five stallions were licensed: Chester (Cunningham-Padinus), Heroic Times (Goodtimes-Michellino), Stormy River DZ (San Amour-Weltmeyer), Finery (Furstenball-Diamond Hit), and Rubinero (Rubinstein-Ex Libris).  Having already fulfilled their performance requirements, Stormy River DZ & Rubinero have achieved their Lifetime Approval.  The other three stallions received a Certified Breeding License which is good for two years while they complete their performance requirements. Five mares participated in the Mare Performance Test with Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti-Contucci), bred by Janice Barnes and owned by Trisha DeRosa being the high-scoring mpt with an overall 74.7. Seven mares were presented for Studbook inspection on Day 1. Premium Mares were Beaucoup D’Amis and Remarkable (Redwine-Evening Kris xx). Day 2 of the inspection was filled with mares and foals.  An additional 11 mares were presented with Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) earning the only Premium Mare Award for the day.  Twenty-two foals, including 4 ponies, were then presented.  Premium Awards were given to Jin (Jazz-Good As Gold) bred by Lauren Efford/Goldhope Farm, Harley’s Davidson (Woodbury’s Harlequin-Colwyn Llewelyn) bred by Arlette Johnson, Forrest Fern (Forrest Flame-Merrie Moscan) bred by Lesley Feakins, Sambuca (Sternlicht-Pointmaker) bred by Kathy LaCroix, Quiet Riot (Quaterback-Cor Noir) bred by Horse Power Inc, Perfect Storm (Cunningham-Popeye K) bred by Maple Run Farm, Alemana (Aloha-Sky Classic) bred by Beth Lawrence, and Galway (Grafenstolz-Riverman) bred by Elizabeth Callahan.  Top colt was Alemana and Top Filly was Forrest Fern.  Congratulations to all! Thank you to the Hilltop staff, all...

Rohan (Royal Prince – Eminenz)

Royal Prince News Rohan (Royal Prince – Eminenz) View All Royal Prince News >>> Lynn Finlon couldn’t be more pleased with Royal Prince gelding Rohan (Royal Prince x ES-Special/Eminenz)! Rohan, bred by Anne Schafer, and Lynn are off to a great start this show season.  Lynn shared, “I just wanted to share with you Rohan’s success to date this year. Rohan has qualified for Region 1 Regionals at Second Level with scores consistently in the 64 range, not only taking first place consistently, but now two Dover Awards. I love, love, love this horse!!! His temperament is worth a fortune.“  Best of luck at Regionals Lynn and Rohan, we’ll be cheering for you! Royal Prince News ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection: Our annual ISR/OldenburgNA Inspection was held August 12-13th and we saw a large, diverse group of good quality horses over the two days. Five stallions were licensed. >>> Rohan (Royal Prince – Eminenz): Lynn Finlon couldn’t be more pleased with Royal Prince gelding Rohan (Royal Prince x ES-Special/Eminenz)! Rohan, bred by Anne Schafer, and Lynn are off to a great start this show season. Lynn shared, “I just wanted to share with you Rohan's success to date this year. >>> AHS/ARS Inspection: We were happy to welcome back the judges from the American Hanoverian Society/American Rhineland Studbook on July 23-24. >>> View All Royal Prince News Hilltop Farm,...

AHS/ARS Inspection

Hilltop News AHS/ARS Inspection Return to All Hilltop News >>> We were happy to welcome back the judges from the American Hanoverian Society/American Rhineland Studbook on July 23-24.  It was two oppressively hot days, but the judges and horses held up well! Five stallions were presented and two were granted Lifetime Approval. Congratulations to: Fie Andersen and Rocazino (Rosentanz-Silvio I-Feiner Stern) who has already fulfilled his sport requirements in dressage and to Kenneth & Selma Garber and Vallado/Praise (Now or Never-Saros xx-Important) who is the first stallion to have fulfilled his sport requirements in the hunter ring. Two new, exciting options for Hanoverian & Rhineland breeders here in the US. Thank you to all the stallion owners who presented at this licensing. Two mares were inspected for breeding: Paula Byrum’s Oldenburg mare Saint Isabelle BHF (Sir James-Renaissance) who scored an overall 7.3 and Hilltop’s Hanoverian mare Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) who scored an overall 7. The two mares also completed the Mare Performance Test and Qindle was the High-Score for the MPT with an overall 7.16. She is now a Premium Mare Candidate. The Yearling/Two-Year Old Futurity was well attended. Champions for each division included: Two-Year Old Filly was Beretta LJS (Bugatti-Ferro), Yearling Filly Starlet (Sternlicht GGF-Festrausch), Two-Year Old Colt Rendezvous ESH (Rubignon-Weltmeyer), and Yearling Gelding Diamond Quinn (Diamond Hit-Quaterback). One the second day, two non-Hanoverian mares were presented and Lisa Saabye’s Ebella (Ehrentusch-Over The River xx) was accepted into the Main Studbook with an overall 7.0. High-score non-Hanoverian mare was Paula Byrum’s mare Saint Isabelle BHF who was presented the prior day. An additional 5 Hanoverian mares were also...

Royal Prince Foal Announcements

Royal Prince News Royal Prince Foal Announcements View All Royal Prince News >>> 2016 Foals Congratulations to Carol Mavrakis of Banner, WY on the arrival of her gorgeous new Royal Prince filly! Roxie arrived to Carol’s SW/TB mare Mirabelle, a leggy chestnut lady with a sweet and friendly personality. Carol says she is in love with her new arrival. Welcome to the world Roxie! Judi Bills of Fountainville, PA is proud to announce the arrival of her new Royal Prince filly! Arriving to her KWPN mare Pollyanna on May 16th, Judi says she is so tall and a little bossy. Congratulations Judi! Congratulations to Colette Thiel of Cedarburg, WI on the arrival of her new Royal Prince filly! Rockstar arrived on May 13th to her Oldenburg mare Isabella and Colette says she is very sweet. Our congratulations go out to Meredith Michelfelder of Midway Farm in Moulton, AL on the arrival of her new Royal Prince colt! Roosevelt MWF arrived to her mare Karena on April 28th, his barn name will be Teddy. Welcome to the world, Teddy! It’s a girl for Carol Mavrakis of Banner, WY! A sweet Royal Prince filly arrived to Carol’s TB/SW mare Mirabelle on April 26th and Carol says she is very lovely and correct. Congratulations! 2015 Foals Congratulations to Graciela Caldero of Good Manners Farm in Ringoes, NY on the arrival of her new Royal Prince filly that was born to her RPSI mare Weissgold on July 31st! Congratulations to Mary Dodd of Ridgefield, WA on the arrival of another beautiful foal! A Royal Prince filly was born to her Dutch/Draft mare Hapi...

Hilltop Farm Foaling Updates

Hilltop News Hilltop Farm Foaling Updates Return to All Hilltop News >>> Our foaling season here at Hilltop is continuing along really well and we’re very excited about this year’s group of foals.  It’s a fun mix of sires, so we are seeing a lot of diversity.  On May 4th, Raja HTF (Royal Prince-Parabol) gave birth to a tall, long-legged black filly by Contucci.  With 4 matching socks and a star/snip, she’s quite the fancy one.  On May 8th, Liz Frankel’s mare Utopia (Ginsberg-Don Pedro) had her second foal.  This adorable filly is by Vallado (aka Praise) and looks a lot like her sire!  On May 10th, the filly streak broke with the arrival of a very good looking colt by Qredit out of Iris Aberbach’s Berlinetta A (Bugatti-Weltbekannt) who is a full-sister to the very successful Boxster A.  We’re now officially over halfway through our foaling season! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2016 Riverman USEF Leading Eventing Sire With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline. Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines. Click to View Article Jan, 2012 Riverman Wins USEF South Pacific Award The influence of a stallion is marked not only by the stallion's success but most importantly by the success of his offspring. Riverman's (Redfort x Alexis III/Landego) offspring set him apart as truly an exceptional sire as they continue to excel in the dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper rings...

Dressage at the Meadow Sport Horse Show

Hilltop News Dressage at the Meadow Sport Horse Show Return to All Hilltop News >>> We had a really super start to the 2016 Breed Show Season this week at Dressage at the Meadow in Doswell, VA. Hilltop Farm’s own Stetson HTF (Sternlicht – Negro) won his Yearling Colts Class and then went on to be named Champion Colt, Champion Young Horse, and overall Reserve Grand Champion. Stetson delighted with his beautiful type and strong presentation. Margaretta Frederick’s Coeur De Lion (Coeur d’ Amour – Fit to Fight xx) had a great first outing, winning the Two Year Colts and Gelding Class and taking the Reserve Champion Colt title.  Calliope HTF (Contucci – Royal Prince), bred by Hilltop and owned by Beth Custalow, showed beautifully in her Yearling Fillies class, placing 2nd and ending up Reserve Champion Filly. We were excited to have Michelle Roberts on hand to watch her own Ishin Maru (Kaareltje – Donnerhall) in her first show! Michelle’s “Golden Girl” drew quite a few admirers and placed 2nd in her Three Year Old Fillies class. In the Hanoverian IBC, Stetson and Calliope placed 1st and 2nd respectively. Despite the rainy weather, we couldn’t have been happier with how these young horses handled their first outing of the year. A huge thank you to the Dressage at the Meadow organizers and volunteers for a well-run, exciting start to the 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...