Dansuse MF Captures Devon Grand Championship
The Don Principe-Rotspon filly Dansuse MF, bred and owned by Marydell Farm, was the star of this year’s Dressage at Devon. She began with a commanding win in the Two-Year Old Fillies class with a score of 89.2% — yes, you read that correctly! She went on to win the Filly Championship and place second in the Young Horse Championship on Tuesday evening. Rested and refreshed on Wednesday evening, Dansuse danced in the Dixon Oval to win the Grand Championship over an impressive group of horses. Even after a big trot run, she immediately settled into the ground-covering, relaxed walk that is so much her sire’s trademark. King Santacruz did a superb job handling Dansuse in both the prep at Hilltop Farm leading up to the show as well as during Devon. Congratulations Maryanna and Wendell Haymon on your spectacular win!
At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor.
Ten weeks following a surgery that was intended to prolong and sustain the quality of life for the 19-year old Holsteiner stallion, Hilltop Farm lost their founding sire Cabaret on October 28, 1999. An arthrocentesis was performed on the right front fetlock of the stallion in order to" fuse" the fetlock and create relief for a failing suspensory apparatus.
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A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.
For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion in Germany for the first part of his life.