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.
It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.