Cadre Noir (Contucci-Uncle Abbie xx)

Contucci News Cadre Noir (Contucci-Uncle Abbie xx) View All Contucci News >>> Congratulations to owner/breeder Kelly McDaniel on the inspection results of her Contucci colt! Cadre Noir (Contucci x Closet Rumors/Uncle Abbie xx) was named the Top Dressage Colt of the Bona B Ranch AHS inspection earlier this month.  The colt was praised for his correct foundation, expressive type, and good balance.  The judges felt he showed great promise as a future dressage horse.  Congratulations Kelly! Contucci News Cadre Noir (Contucci-Uncle Abbie xx): Congratulations to owner/breeder Kelly McDaniel on the inspection results of her Contucci colt! Cadre Noir (Contucci x Closet Rumors/Uncle Abbie xx) was named the Top Dressage Colt of the Bona B Ranch AHS inspection earlier this month. >>> Capone (Contucci-Banter): It’s always great to see a new partnership start off their show career so successfully! Danielle Chambers and the Oldenburg Farm’s bred Contucci gelding Capone (Contucci x Beguiled/Banter) did just that. >>> Dunmovin Dressage: Well the rain may have gotten us totally soaked, but it was still a great show at Dunmovin. Jess Fay took two horses out for their first dressage shows with super results. >>> View All Contucci News Hilltop Farm,...

Capone (Contucci-Banter)

Contucci News Capone (Contucci-Banter) View All Contucci News >>> It’s always great to see a new partnership start off their show career so successfully! Danielle Chambers and the Oldenburg Farm’s bred Contucci gelding Capone (Contucci x Beguiled/Banter) did just that.  Danielle shared: “I purchase Capone, “Opie”, in February of this year and recently took him to our first recognized dressage competition at the Alamo Dressage Association’s San Antonio Fall Dressage USEF/USDF show. Opie was out of work for a year before I purchased him and had not been to a show in 11 years! I am proud to report that Opie was a rockstar and wowed the judges at the show winning both of his Training 3 classes with scores of 70% and 73.8%. He also took home high point champion at the level both days and received “8’s” on his gaits in the collective marks with comments such as “what a nice horse!” Best wishes for continued success in the show ring! Contucci News Cadre Noir (Contucci-Uncle Abbie xx): Congratulations to owner/breeder Kelly McDaniel on the inspection results of her Contucci colt! Cadre Noir (Contucci x Closet Rumors/Uncle Abbie xx) was named the Top Dressage Colt of the Bona B Ranch AHS inspection earlier this month. >>> Capone (Contucci-Banter): It’s always great to see a new partnership start off their show career so successfully! Danielle Chambers and the Oldenburg Farm’s bred Contucci gelding Capone (Contucci x Beguiled/Banter) did just that. >>> Dunmovin Dressage: Well the rain may have gotten us totally soaked, but it was still a great show at Dunmovin. Jess Fay took two horses out for...

Diplomat OBX and Dare To Dream OBX

Don Principe News Diplomat OBX and Dare To Dream OBX View All Don Principe News >>> Congratulations to breeder Don and Dee Kapper of Outer Banks Farm on the success of their Hilltop Sired offspring at the Spruce Glen Farm Hanoverian Inspection! Don Principe colt, Dare to Dream OBX (Don Principe – Contucci), earned many compliments from the judges and was selected to return as one of the top colts of the inspection but it was the Doctor Wendell son Diplomat OBX (Doctor Wendell – Rotspon) that stole the show for the day.  The flashy Doctor Wendell colt, owned by Darlene Bowes, was ultimately selected as the Top Colt of the inspection.  Diplomat is a full sibling to the recently licensed Doctor Wendell son Debonair MF.  Congratulations to all! Don Principe News Diplomat OBX and Dare To Dream OBX: Congratulations to breeder Don and Dee Kapper of Outer Banks Farm on the success of their Hilltop Sired offspring at the Spruce Glen Farm Hanoverian Inspection! >>> Don Principe Foal Announcements: 07-06-17: Congratulations Ellen Ziemer of Bahama, NC on the arrival of your new Don Principe filly, born on June 12th to your Hanoverian mare Grand Amour! >>> Drummer Boy (Don Principe – Winterzauber): Don Principe gelding Drummer Boy (Don Principe x Winterzauber) and owner/rider Madeline Bletzacker have proven to be a very competitive team! Drummer Boy and Madeline have been very successful at the Novice level. >>> View All Don Principe News Hilltop Farm,...

Cyrus (Contucci-Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno-Cor Noir)

Hilltop News Cyrus (Contucci-Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno-Cor Noir) Return to All Hilltop News >>> We received a wonderful update from Carla Bahr of Ontario earlier this week. Carla owns Cyrus (Contucci x Corthena/Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno x Corthena/Cor Noir), both bred by Hilltop Farm. We’ve enjoyed following both Cyrus and Ribot throughout their successful careers in the dressage ring. Carla shared: “Ribot had a very successful weekend at CornerStone Farms Gold Dressage Show at Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ontario. Ridden by Tom Dvorak, Ribot was 3rd in the Prix St Georges (69.145%) and in the Intermediare 1 (70.526%). Meanwhile Ribot’s half-brother Cyrus (by Contucci), also ridden by Tom Dvorak, was 1st (72.895%) and 2nd (70.789%) in the same classes.”   Carla also shared a milestone achievement Cyrus recently reached; Cyrus competed in his first CDI this spring! Cyrus started off his FEI career on a high note, Carla noted: “Cyrus competed in his first CDI at the Ottawa Dressage Festival in May, placing 3rd in both the Prix St Georges (70.570%) and the Intermediare 1 (69.167%).” Congratulations to owner Carla Bahr and rider Tom Tvorak on the exceptional success of both Cyrus and Ribot this year! Stallion News Hilltop Archives Jan, 2013 Riverman is the Top-Ranking, US-based Show Jumping Sire Riverman (Redfort – Landego) has been a cornerstone of the Hilltop Farm stallion line up for many years. Though is career focus was in the dressage arena, we see Riverman offspring excelling in the upper levels of almost every sport including dressage, eventing, combined driving, and most recently Riverman offspring are shining in show jumping... Click...

Smooth Operator III (Jaguar Mail x Warrior Princess)

Jaguar Mail News Smooth Operator III (Jaguar Mail x Warrior Princess) Jaguar Mail News >>> Sarah Hankin of the United Kingdom had nothing but good things to say about her 8-year old Jaguar Mail Gelding, Smooth Operator III (Jaguar Mail x Warrior Princess).  Sarah shared, “Smooth Operator is currently competing with Matthew Owen, owner of Horse Help UK, at BE100 and aiming for novice at the end of the season. He is a cross country machine and loves his job, definitely one to look out for in the future.”  Best of luck with the 2017 show season! Jaguar Mail News Jaguar Mail Foal Announcements: 7-06-17: Congratulations Andrea Baxter of Robels, CA on the arrival of your new Jaguar Mail colt, born to your Oldenburg mare Carrera on March 1st! Andrea has decided that the perfect name for her new arrival will be Cayman. >>> Smooth Operator III (Jaguar Mail x Warrior Princess): Sarah Hankin of the United Kingdom had nothing but good things to say about her 8-year old Jaguar Mail Gelding, Smooth Operator III (Jaguar Mail x Warrior Princess). >>> Jaguar Rosette (Jaguar Mail – Riverman): It’s always great to see breeders’ offspring showing such promise for their intended discipline. Breeder, Eileen Pritchard-Bryan, shared an update on her yearling Jaguar Mail-Riverman filly at the close of the 2016 show season. “Jaguar Rosette WG (Jaguar Mail x Ravissante/Riverman) earned a 79.25% and first place in her first Yearling Future Event Horse class. >>> View All Jaguar Mail News Hilltop Farm,...

Kinettic (Netto – Donarweiss)

Netto News Kinettic (Netto – Donarweiss) View All Netto News >>> One of the most fun pieces of breed shows is connected with the clients and horses we don’t see on a regular basis.  Nancy Twenhafel’s Kinettic (Netto x Donarsagan), bred by Firemist Farm, spent a short time in our Raising Program so we enjoy still being able to be a small part of her development. Kinettic recently showed at the VADA/Nova Breed Show at Morven Park and Nancy shared this wonderful update with us: “VADA Nova Breed show went very well with Quinnten handling Kinettic. She placed second in 2-Year Old Fillies with a score of 74.025 and comments include well balanced and clear rhythm. She placed 3rd in KWPN class, with score of 73.025. Many thanks to Quinnten and Hilltop team for making the show a great success for Kinettic and I!!” Congratulation on a great show Nancy! Netto News Kinettic (Netto-Donarweiss): We were happy to meet up with Nancy Twenhafel and Kinettic (Netto x Donarsagan/Donarweiss), bred by Firemist Farm, at the Virginia Summer Breed Show. >>> Kinettic (Netto – Donarweiss): One of the most fun pieces of breed shows is connected with the clients and horses we don’t see on a regular basis. Nancy Twenhafel’s Kinettic (Netto x Donarsagan), bred by Firemist Farm, spent a short time in our Raising Program so we enjoy still being able to be a small part of her development. >>> Dressage At Devon: All of us here at Team Hilltop enjoyed another successful year at Dressage at Devon 2016. With the help of King Santacruz, Quinnten and Michael presented a...