Doctor Wendell MF Fully Approved AHS
Beyond the initial licensing by a registry, a breeding stallion must complete additional performance requirements to earn their lifetime approval. Some do this through stallion testings, but some complete their requirements through show results. For the AHS, stallions must earn five scores of 63% or higher from five different judges at Prix St. Georges or higher. We’re thrilled to share the news that Doctor Wendell MF (Don Principe-Sandro Hit) has just completed that requirement in his first five outings at this level. Under Jim Koford, Doc has earned scores ranging from 65%-74% and he won’t even turn seven until later this spring. Bred and owned by Marydell Farm, Doc is an outstanding example of US breeding and is just beginning to tap into the potential he has for the FEI work.
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.
It’s hard to believe that it really has been 20 years already. When Jane MacElree first purchased the stallions Cabaret and Nureyev, she had no idea of what would evolve in the coming years, but what a journey it has been! On October 29th Jane, the Hilltop staff, and many of our friends, family, and clients celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a wonderful party at the farm.
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Kristi Nunnink's default expression is a smile. It doesn't matter how hard she's working, what level she's riding or how the horse under her is performing -- her mouth curls faintly upward, unforced. It may just be a coincidence of facial structure, or it may be a product of years of habit. But either way, the expression fits her, because Nunnink may very well be the happiest rider at Rolex Kentucky. At 48, she's heading to her first CCI**** with her horse of a lifetime.
The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International.