Dressage at Heavenly Waters
Jessica Fay, Hilltop’s Assistant Trainer, took two mares down to the Dressage at Heavenly Waters Show over Memorial Day weekend. Beth Gildea’s adorable mare Elizabeth’s Elan placed 3rd in both her Training Level Test 3 classes and was the High-Score Holsteiner on Saturday. This 4-year old continues to gain confidence in each show and she seems to love all the activity at the shows. Jess also competed her homebred mare Veraki. Despite a couple of mistakes, they were 2nd in the Prix St. Georges with a 66.9% and on Sunday they won their debut at Intermediaire I with a solid, fluid test. Their score of 69.7% also earned them the FEI High-Score for the day.
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.
Riverman (Redfort – Landego) has been a cornerstone of the Hilltop Farm stallion line up for many years. Though is career focus was in the dressage arena, we see Riverman offspring excelling in the upper levels of almost every sport including dressage, eventing, combined driving, and most recently Riverman offspring are shining in show jumping...
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
The phone rings at Hilltop Farm and breeding manager Natalie DiBerardinis answers. Just as she suspected, it is a mare owner looking for advice. Which stallion would be a good match for her mare, the caller asks anxiously. With scientific advances in artificial insemination, the choices for a perfect partner have never been greater, but that doesn't mean the selection process is any simpler. DiBerardinis asks the owner a few questions about her mare and suggests she complete Hilltop's online questionnaire. After reading it, she and the caller will talk again to discuss the options.
In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.