Talisman Foal Announcements

Talisman News Talisman Foal Announcements View All TalismanNews >>> 2016 Foals Our congratulations go out to Ilona English of Summit Sporthorses in Ringoes, NJ on the arrival of Tiana, a gorgeous new Talisman filly! Born to her Oldenburg mare Illizina, Ilona says “She’s very feminine, bay with hind socks and an unusual straight white blaze from between her eyes to 1/2 way down her nose.” Congratulations Ilona! Talisman News Talisman Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Our congratulations go out to Ilona English of Summit Sporthorses in Ringoes, NJ on the arrival of Tiana, a gorgeous new Talisman filly! Born to her Oldenburg mare Illizina, Ilona says “She's very feminine, bay with hind socks and an unusual straight white blaze from between her eyes to 1/2 way down her nose.” Congratulations Ilona! >>> Hilltop Foaling Season Updates: Our last two foals are safely on the ground! Congratulations to Gavin Parfit and Isabel Barzun on the arrival of a very good-looking, light chestnut colt by Florianus II and out of Elite Romy (Gribaldi-Casanova). >>> The First Foals Arrive: Hilltop’s 2016 foaling season is off to a wonderful start. It’s coming to the end of April now and the first five foals are safely on the ground. Double H Farm’s jumper mare Ultra (Willem van de Helle) produced her first foal in March. >>> View All Talisman News Hilltop Farm,...

Hilltop Foaling Season Updates

Hilltop News Hilltop Foaling Season Updates Return to All Hilltop News >>> Our last two foals are safely on the ground!  Congratulations to Gavin Parfit and Isabel Barzun on the arrival of a very good-looking, light chestnut colt by Florianus II and out of Elite Romy (Gribaldi-Casanova).  Congratulations to Arlette Johnson on her second Talisman foal.  Her lovely Thoroughbred mare Picture Perfect (aka Anique) produced a handsome, long-legged bay colt just this morning.  As of 5:30am on Monday, June 20th the 2016 foaling season has officially come to a close at Hilltop Farm.  Thank you especially to our wonderful Raising Manager Melissa Burke for all the attention and focus she directs to these mares and foals.  Thank you also to our dedicated foal watchers who are carefully watching these mares every night.  Job well done! 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 to View Article Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%. Click to View Article Click Here to...

The First Foals Arrive

Hilltop News The First Foals Arrive Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop’s 2016 foaling season is off to a wonderful start.  It’s coming to the end of April now and the first five foals are safely on the ground.  Double H Farm’s jumper mare Ultra (Willem van de Helle) produced her first foal in March – a strong, well-built colt by Copin van de Broy.  Shorlt after Arlette Johnson’s hunter mare Olivia K (Popeye K) also had her first foal – a very typey and personable colt by Talisman.  Both mares have proven exceptional mothers and seem to be taking an interesting approach of sharing babysitting duties of the two colts.  After a nice break from foalwatch, we welcomed three Hilltop Farm-owned offspring in April.  EM Raj Mahal HTF (Royal Prince) has produced a very elegant, feminine filly by Sternlicht.  After weeks of debate, the name Savannah HTF has been chosen for her.  Next up was Chiquita (Contucci) with her second colt – a strong, uphill and very easygoing foal by Bugatti.  We’re still figuring out a name for this wonderful colt, so feel free to help us with suggestions! Finally, our Grand Prix mare Uforia (Negro) gave us her first filly.  She is a full-sister to Stetson who was last year’s Reserve Champion at his AHS Inspection.  Sternlicht added his long legs to this filly, but we see a lot of her wonderful dam in her as well.  She’ll be called Shiraz HTF. Stallion News Hilltop Archives Oct, 2014 CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA...

ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection at Hilltop

Hilltop News ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection at Hilltop Return to All Hilltop News >>> Hilltop Farm hosted its annual ISR/Oldenburg inspection on August 16th.  The judging panel of Ekkehard Brysch, Dieter Felgendreher, and Gary Lawrence had a packed day of horses to evaluate.  Four stallions were presented for licensing and three were approved.  The approved stallions were Lea Ann Hansen’s Velluto (Schiffon-Urspring), Kindle Hill Farm’s GK Calucci (Calido I-Accord II), and Trestle Tree Farm’s Beaulieu’s Talisman (Toulon-Alexis Z). Four horses took part in the performance test which evaluates potential both in free jumping and under saddle.  Rag Doll, owned by Lauren Kimmel and bred by Angelique Le Vell, was the High-Score Winner of the Performance Test with an impressive 78 points overall including an 8.5 for jumping ability and an 8.0 for rideability.  Rag Doll (Regazzoni-Matissa) was also accepted into the Main Mare Book with a score of 97 points.  Christina Warfel’s pony mare Wrefleksion (Wicked Courtjester-Nieuwmoeds Patrick) passed the Mare Performance Test with an overall score of 70 points and was accepted into the Pony Mare Book with a score of 98 points.  Summit Sporthorses’ Piper (Popeye-Fascination) and Popgun (Popeye-Oliver Twist) earned scores of 7 on rideability and will add this performance test to their sport record.   This is a good reminder that the Performance Test is open to both Mares and Geldings and can give owners of geldings a wonderful goal to work towards in early training  while also helping refine the breeder’s evaluation of their own program. Nine additional mares were presented for breeding evaluation.  Due to pedigree, two were accepted into the Pre-Mare Book – Dancin...

RPSI Stallion Approvals

Hilltop News RPSI Stallion Approvals Return to All Hilltop News >>> Five new stallions are now approved RPSI! We were pleased to welcome the Rheinland Phalz-Saar International registry to Hilltop Farm on August 6th.  We’ve had stallions nominated with RPSI previously and have been looking forward to presenting some additional stallions to them.  The timing on tour worked out well this year and we’re grateful they could stop by Hilltop as they proceeded to a regular inspection site. We presented five stallions for their consideration and are thrilled to announce that all five were accepted. Newly approved stallions include Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx), Qredit (Quaterback-Dream of Glory), GK Calucci (Calido I-Accord II) owned by Saly Glassman, and Talisman (Toulon-Alexis Z) owned by Arlette Johnson. We are particularly happy that Calucci and Talisman will now be standing here at Hilltop Farm via cooled semen. 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 Jan, 2015 Royal Prince (1999 – 2015) It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him. Click to View Article Click...