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 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 loss, we choose to focus instead on the thirty remarkable years Parabol had... Click to View Article Feb, 2009 Royal Prince is Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year The United States Equestrian...

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...

Drummer Boy (Don Principe – Winterzauber)

Don Principe News Drummer Boy (Don Principe – Winterzauber) View All Don Principe News >>> 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.  Drummer Boy, bred by Diane Vickery, was named the 2015 and 2016 AHS Novice Eventing Horse of the Year.  The Don Principe offspring also aided his rider in being named the 2016 USEA Novice Rider of the Year.  Congratulations Madeline! Don Principe News 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. >>> USEF Sire Rankings: The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring. With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for the current, and a few former, stallions at Hilltop Farm. >>> View All Don Principe News Hilltop Farm,...

Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II)

Quite Easy News Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II) View All Quite Easy News >>> Elizabeth Conyers and her own Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II) had a very successful showing at the Split Rock Jumping Tour in Lexington, KY last month. In a competitive 24 horse field, the pair earned a 10th place finish in the VisitLEX Medium Junior/Amateur 1.30m Jumper Final. Congratulations and best of luck with the rest of your show season! Quite Easy News Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II): Elizabeth Conyers and her own Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II) had a very successful showing at the Split Rock Jumping Tour in Lexington, KY last month. >>> USEF Sire Rankings: The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring. With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for the current, and a few former, stallions at Hilltop Farm. >>> 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. >>> View All Quite Easy News Hilltop Farm,...

Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti-Contucci)

Bugatti News Beaucoup d'Amis (Bugatti-Contucci) View All Bugatti News >>> Breeder Trisha DeRosa recently wrote to share a few highlights of the 2016 show season for her Bugatti mare Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti x Carousel/Contucci).  Beaucoup d’ Amis had such a spectacular year and Trisha’s thoughtful note about her mare was so nice not to share.  Here are the kind words Trisha shared: “Writing to Thank Hilltop for once again exceeding my expectations in the quality of offspring! Finally taking a look back at the success of the show season and wanted to share the official report. Not only is my Bugatti/Contucci mare athletic and capable, she is the whole package of brains and work ethic with a loving personality! She is my 3rd Hilltop bred horse and I’ve been extremely happy with each of them. We are very excited about a future international career and embryo transfer breeding. Thank you again for a dream season!!!” VADA/NOVA BREED SHOW 4 & 5 Year old Materiale – 1st place, 80.8% ISR/Oldenburg IBC – 1st place, 79% DRESSAGE AT LEXINGTON Reserve Champion Mare & Reserve Champion Mature Horse ISR/Oldenburg IBC – 1st place 78.2% 4 & 5 Year Old Materiale – 1st place FEI 5-Year Old Young Horse Final – 2nd place, 7.78 DRESSAGE BY CHANCE First Level High Score and High Score of Show – 79.219! ISR/OLDENBURG INSPECTION High Score of Mare Performance Test Premium Mare and Elite Mare Candidate VADA/NOVA AUTUMN SHOW First Level High Score of Show 4 & 5 Year old Materiale – 1st Place, 76.8% USDF/GAIG REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS First Level Open Championship – 8th Place DRESSAGE AT...