Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman)

GK Calucci News Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman) View All GK Calucci News >>> We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results.  The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman).  Cortaro received Silver Premium status at his RPSI inspection, earning many compliments for his correct conformation.  Gail also had many compliments for Cortaro’s sweet and good-natured temperament.  Congratulations on a wonderful foal Gail! We’re excited to see what his future holds. GK Calucci News Cortaro (Calucci – Riverman): We’re enjoying hearing feedback on Calucci’s first foal crop as breeders update on inspection results. The most recent update is from breeder Gail Higashi on her handsome colt Cortaro (Calucci x Rivendell/Riverman). >>> Calucci Foal Announcements: 07-06-16: Eileen Pritchard-Bryan of Jarrettsville, MD would like to say that “we are very pleased that our homebred event mare, Ravissante by Riverman, delivered a very flashy colt by GK Calucci with lots of chrome on June 2, 2016. >>> Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close: Foaling season is continuing along at a rapid pace here at Hilltop and we thought it was past time for some updates. Congratulations to Melissa Stubenberg on the arrival of Corusca, a strong, well-built filly by Calucci and out of the Thoroughbred mare Korageous Kelly. >>> View All GK Calucci News Hilltop Farm,...

Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me)

Popeye News Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me) View All Popeye News >>> Breeder Kristin DeLuca is very pleased with her flashy 3-year old Popeye filly, Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me). Prima Esperanza has had a very good show season in-hand and is working well undersaddle.  As the 2016 show season nears the end, Prima Esperanza is currently ranked in 3rd place for Zone 1 3-Year Old Hunter Breeding.   She’s also taken home ribbons in Dressage Sporthorse Breeding at big venues such as Dressage at Devon, where she earned a 5th place finish in a large ISR/Oldenburg IBC class. Congratulations Kristin! Popeye News Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me): Breeder Kristin DeLuca is very pleased with her flashy 3-year old Popeye filly, Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me). Prima Esperanza has had a very good show season in-hand and is working well undersaddle. >>> Delta (Don Principe-Ruffian): Congratulations to breeder Kristin DeLuca on Delta’s (Don Principe x Really Rosie/Ruffian) success this season! As the 2016 show season begins to wrap-up, the 2-year old filly is currently tied for Champion of Zone 1 Hunter Breeding 2-Year Olds. >>> Pixar (Popeye – Fascination): Four year old Popeye son, Pixar (Popeye x Faschon/Fascination), has had a great show season for owner and breeder Kristin DeLuca. Pixar has shown in-hand in Young Horse Series classes and in Dresssage Sporthorse Breeding classes, earning numerous accolades in both. >>> View All Popeye News Hilltop Farm,...

Delta (Don Principe-Ruffian)

Don Principe News Delta (Don Principe-Ruffian) View All Don Principe News >>> Congratulations to breeder Kristin DeLuca on Delta’s (Don Principe x Really Rosie/Ruffian) success this season!  As the 2016 show season begins to wrap-up, the 2-year old filly is currently tied for Champion of Zone 1 Hunter Breeding 2-Year Olds.  In the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards standings, Delta is currently ranked in first place as well.  She’s consistently received good results throughout the show season, including winning the ISR/Oldenburg IBC at NEDA and finishing second in the same class at Devon this fall. Don Principe News 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! >>> 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 number of Hilltop-sired or client-owned horses to top placings over the course of the week. Despite the usual small bit of rainy weather, we were happy to catch up with clients, friends, and even welcome a few new faces into the Hilltop barns. >>> Dressage at Lexington: Michael Bragdell traveled down to Lexington, VA for the large Dressage at Lexington show. Maryanna and Wendell Haymon’s young David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) was the star of the weekend winning both the Young Horse TOC class and the USEF Four-Year Old Young Horse Qualifier with scores over 8.0. >>> View All Don Principe News Hilltop Farm,...

Pixar (Popeye – Fascination)

Popeye News Pixar (Popeye – Fascination View All Popeye News >>> Four year old Popeye son, Pixar (Popeye x Faschon/Fascination), has had a great show season for owner and breeder Kristin DeLuca.  Pixar has shown in-hand in Young Horse Series classes and in Dresssage Sporthorse Breeding classes, earning numerous accolades in both.  At the High Point Hanoverians Young Horse Series Qualifier, Pixar won both the 4 & 5-Year Old In-Hand and Jump Chute classes.  Pixar’s results have qualified him for the Young Horse Series Finals in Kentucky this November.  He also earned the ISR/OldenburgNA High Score award for the show. At the USDF Breeders Championship New England Series, Pixar continued to hold his own again the horses.  He took home a 3rd place ribbon in the Stallion Series Final.  Dressage at Devon was Pixar’s most recent stop, where he earned a 3rd place finish in the ISR/Oldenburg IBC after finishing 6th in the Stallion Class.  Kristin is looking forward to seeing Pixar show in-hand at Devon next fall.  As we approach the end of the 2016 show season, Pixar is currently ranked 2nd in the ISR/Oldenburg All-Breeds Awards for 4-Year Old and Older Stallions.  Congratulations Kristin! Popeye News Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me): Breeder Kristin DeLuca is very pleased with her flashy 3-year old Popeye filly, Prima Esperanza (Popeye x Why Not Me). Prima Esperanza has had a very good show season in-hand and is working well undersaddle. >>> Delta (Don Principe-Ruffian): Congratulations to breeder Kristin DeLuca on Delta’s (Don Principe x Really Rosie/Ruffian) success this season! As the 2016 show season begins to wrap-up, the 2-year...

Murphy’s Sporthorses ISR/Oldenburg Inspection

Sternlicht GGF News Murphy’s Sporthorses ISR/Oldenburg Inspection View All Sternlicht GGF News >>> Breeder Irena Coz Lucas of Kastel Coz Sporthorses had lots exciting inspection results to share after attending the Murphy’s Sporthorses ISR/Oldenburg Inspection in Ramona, CA.  Irena attended the inspection with 3 Hilltop-bred offspring, including Superman KC (Sternlicht-Grandios), Schoneslicht KC (Sternlicht-Riverman), and Qodachrome (Qredit-Grand Canyon).   Superman earned a score of 7.9 and positive remarks from the judges.  The pretty Sternlicht filly Schoneslicht received a score of 8.2 and was named High Point Filly of the inspection.  Not to be outdone, Qredit colt Qodachrome earned an 8.3 overall and was named High Point Colt.  Irena shared, “We were thrilled with all our foals this year but this validation is even more up-lifting!”  Congratulations Irena – we couldn’t be happier for you! Sternlicht GGF News 2016 US Dressage Finals: What better end to the 2016 show season but to wrap it up with the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY. Now in its 4th year, this show just gets better and better thanks to an experienced staff, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous supporters. Thank you ALL who make this show happen! >>> 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. >>>...

Stuart (Sternlicht- Nocturno)

Sternlicht GGF News Stuart (Sternlicht- Nocturno) View All Sternlicht GGF News >>> Another Premium foal for Sternlicht! Ilona English’s colt Stuart (Sternlicht x Natalia/Nocturno) earned an overall inspection score of 8.2 at his ISR/Oldenburg inspection.  His overall score earned him the title of High Point Colt of the inspection.  Ilona described the colt as “quite fancy and a super mover.”   Congratulations Ilona! Sternlicht GGF News 2016 US Dressage Finals: What better end to the 2016 show season but to wrap it up with the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY. Now in its 4th year, this show just gets better and better thanks to an experienced staff, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous supporters. Thank you ALL who make this show happen! >>> 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 Sternlicht GGF News Hilltop Farm,...