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.
The favorites going into this year's Markel/USEF National Championship, Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy didn't disappoint. After awarding a "9" on submission, judge Hilda Gurney said, “Our general impression, of course, is that he has super talent for collection and for the FEI.
Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate 15 wonderful years at Hilltop Farm! Over 350 people attended this colorful afternoon celebration on Saturday, October 28. We so appreciate the rave reviews over our main event, the music-filled presentation of our stallion line-up and their offspring. We also appreciate everyone’s time, support, and good wishes. Friends and customers traveled as far as from Chicago, Kansas, and South Carolina to celebrate with us.
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.
The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property.