Hilltop News

devon-ribbons-2016All 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. Devon has consistently been a perfect setting for one of the final big shows of the year, and we extend our gratitude to show management and the volunteers for making all of it possible.

 We congratulate all of our owners and clients on their successes at Devon!

Breed Show Results: 

Stenager’s Welina (Wilkens – Sandro Hit), Owned by Nancy Radtke

  • Dressage at Devon Grand Champion
  • Champion Mature Horse
  • Champion Mare
  • GAIG/USDFBC East Coast Final Mare Champion
  • Winner of 4 Years Old & Older Maiden Mares
  • Winner of Danish IBC

Finery (Furstenball – Diamond Hit), Owned by Anne Howard & Bred by Otto Langemeyer

  • Dressage at Devon Reserve Grand Champion
  • Reserve Champion Mature Horse
  • Champion Stallion
  • Winner of 4 Years Old & Older Stallions

 Royal Celeste FH (Royal Classic – Diamond Hit), Owned/Bred by Eliza Rutherford & Leased by Quinnten Alston & Jonathan Clark

  • Champion Young Horse
  • Champion Filly
  • Winner of Three Year Old Fillies
  • Born in the USA for Three Year Old Fillies
  • Overall High Score of Breed Show

 Diamond Quinn (Diamond Hit – Quaterback), Owned/Bred by Susan Graham White and Deborah Bly

  • Reserve Champion Young Horse
  • Champion Colt
  • Winner of Yearling Colts/Geldings
  • Born in the USA for Yearling Colts/Geldings

 Debonair MF (Doctor Wendell MF – Rotspon), Owned/Bred by Marydell Farm

  • Three Year Old Colts/Geldings ~ 2nd Place

 Dhanube (Destano – Londonderry), Owned/Bred by Mo Swanson

  • Three Year Old Fillies ~ 5th Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Filly Final ~ 3rd Place

Qindle HTF (Qredit – Royal Prince), Owned/Bred by Hilltop Farm, Inc.

  • Three Year Old Fillies ~ 6th Place
  • Three Year Old Fillies Materiale ~ 6th Place
  • USDF/GAIG Three Year Old Materiale Championship ~ 5th Place

 Dancar MF (Don Principe – Furst Heinrich), Owned/Bred by Marydell Farm

  • Winner of Two Year Old Colts/Geldings
  • Colt Championship ~ 3rd Place
  • Born in the USA for Two Year Old Colts/Geldings

 Doc Marten SPF (Doctor Wendell MF – Liberty Gold), Owned by Karen Schumaker & Bred by Gina Leslie

  • Two Year Old Colts/Geldings ~ 3rd Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Colt/Gelding Final ~ 9th Place
  • Hanoverian 2-Years & Under IBC ~ 8th Place

 Coach (Contucci – Benetton Dream), Owned/Bred by Michelle Ryan Schwartz

  • Two Year Old Colts/Geldings ~ 4th Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Colt/Gelding Final ~ 5th Place
  •  Hanoverian 2-Years & Under IBC ~ 2nd Place

 Radar (Rapture R – Weltmeyer), Owned/Bred by Roberta Falk

  • Two Year Old Colts/Geldings ~ 7th Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Colt/Gelding Final ~ 10th Place

 Jamaica A (Ampère – Bugatti Hilltop), Owned/Bred by Iris Aberbach

  • Winner of Two Year Old Fillies
  • Born in the USA for Two Year Old Fillies
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Filly Final ~ 4th Place

 Rayna May (Rienzi – Donnerhall), Owned/Bred by Angie Haskins

  • Two Year Old Fillies ~ 3rd Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Filly Final ~ 10th Place
  • Hanoverian 2-Years & Under IBC ~ 7th Place

 Kevelaer (Wamberto – Gribaldi), Owned/Bred by Gavin Parfitt & Isabel Barzun

  • Yearling Colts/Geldings ~ 2nd Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Colt/Gelding Final ~ 8th Place
  • KWPN-NA IBC ~ 4th Place

Dionysus MF (Doctor Wendell MF – Rotspon), Owned/Bred by Marydell Farm

  • Yearling Colts/Geldings ~ 3rd Place

Stetson HTF (Sternlicht – Negro), Owned/Bred by Hilltop Farm, Inc.

  • Yearling Colts/Geldings ~ 4th Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Colt/Gelding Final ~ 4th Place
  • Hanoverian 2-Years & Under IBC ~ 4th Place

Sonata MF (Sir Donnerhall – Don Principe), Owned/Bred by Marydell Farm

  • Reserve Champion Filly
  • Winner of Yearling Fillies
  • Born in the USA for Yearling Fillies

Kinettic (Netto – Donarweiss), Owned by Nancy Twenhafel & Bred by Michelle Roberts

  • Yearling Fillies ~ 2nd Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Filly Final ~ 6th Place
  • KWPN-NA IBC ~ 7th Place

 Red October (Rotspon – Wallstreet Kid), Owned/Bred by Michelle Roberts

  • Yearling Fillies ~ 3rd Place
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Filly Final ~ 5th Place

 Calliope HTF (Contucci – Royal Prince), Owned by Beth Custalow & Bred by Hilltop Farm, Inc.

  • Yearling Fillies ~ 6th Place

 Davina GGF (Dancier – Rascalino), Owned by Renee Weedon & Bred by Rachel Ehrlich

  • Yearling Fillies ~ 7th Place
  • Hanoverian 2-Years & Under IBC ~ 5th Place

 Laertes (Florianus II – Gribaldi), Owned/Bred by Gavin Parfitt & Isabel Barzun

  • Colts/Geldings of Current Year ~ 8th Place

Savannah HTF (Sternlicht – Royal Prince), Owned/Bred by Hilltop Farm, Inc.

  • Fillies of Current Year ~ 3rd Place

 Rockelle (Rotspon – Wolkentanz), Owned/Bred by Jovee Farm

  • Fillies of Current Year ~ 4th Place
  • Champion GAIG/USDF East Coast Foal of Current Year

EM Raj Mahal HTF (Royal Prince – Donnerhall), Owned/Bred by Hilltop Farm, Inc.

  • Winner of 4 Year Old & Older Broodmares
  • Produce of Dam ~ 3rd Place

EM Bahia Breeze (Benetton Dream – Banditentraum), Owned by Michelle Ryan-Schwartz

  • Winner of 4 Year Old & Older Yeld Mares
  • GAIG/USDF East Coast Mare Final ~ 3rd Place
  • Hanoverian 3-Years & Older IBC ~ 2nd Place

Shcooter (Shakespeare RSF – Royal Prince), Owned/Bred by Mo Swanson

  • 4-Year Old & Older Maiden Mares ~ 5th Place

 Whii (Wild Dance – Di Caprio), Owned/Bred by Mo Swanson

  • 4-Year Old & Older Maiden Mares ~ 9th Place

Shavane (Shakespeare RSF – Royal Prince), Owned/Bred by Mo Swanson

  • Reserve Champion Stallion
  • 4-Years Old & Older Stallions ~ 2nd Place

Doctor Wendell MF (Don Principe – Sandro Hit)

  • Winner of Get of Sire Class

 Hilltop Farm

  • 2nd – Breeders Group

 Firemist Farm

  • 5th – Breeders Group

 

Performance Show Results:

David Bowie MF (Don Principe – Rotspon), Owned/Bred by Marydell Farm

  • Thursday’s USEF 4-Year Old Test ~ 5th Place
  • Friday’s USEF 4-Year Old Test ~ 4th Place

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