Donarweiss News

Dax (Donarweiss – Ideal)

Val Zeek’s handsome Donarweiss colt Dax (Donarweiss x Ivy/Ideal) was named Champion Colt at the Echo Glen Farm’s ISR/Oldenburg inspection.  Dax impressed the judges earning an overall score of 8.1, with the highlight being a score of 8.2 for movement.  The cross of Donarweiss and Ivy has been very successful, with Dragon Fly named Highest Score Foal in the country in 2009 and 2011 filly, Dahlia, named a Premium Mare and 2nd place High Score Mare on the West Coast with ISR/Oldenburg.  We’re excited to see another Donarweiss-Ivy offspring earning such high praise at his inspection.  Congratulations Val!

Donarweiss News

By Chance Dressage I & II: Despite a dismal weather forecast, Jessica Fay and Natalie Wolfer headed off to another horse show this weekend. The wonderful volunteers and management at By Chance Farm had a big job with all the rain, but did the best possible job coping with the conditions and thankfully by Sunday we were all drying out a bit. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>