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!
Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) offspring typically share their sire’s stamp of refined, modern type, a correct foundation, and quality movement and those attributes are well-rewarded in the breed show ring. We are excited to share the news that Royal Prince has won the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for the FIFTH consecutive year...
Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm are excited to announce their purchase of the recently licensed, three-year old Hanoverian stallion Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino). The charismatic black stallion was bred by Rachel Ehrlich of Massachusetts and is the second stallion from her well-established breeding program to be approved by the American Hanoverian Society.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.