Dressage at Lexington
While their sire/grandsire was competing at the Festival of Champions, Maryanna Haymon’s young stallions David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon) and Debonair MF (Doctor Wendell MF-Rotspon) had their first outing of the year with Michael Bragdell. Both showed good composure and focus during the Dressage at Lexington show despite the Breed Show and mini-horse driving competition that were also on grounds! David Bowie placed 2nd in both Saturday’s FEI Young Horse Test of Choice Class and Sunday’s FEI Five-Year Old class. Debonair placed 3rd in Saturday’s FEI Young Horse Test of Choice Class and 2nd Sunday’s USEF Four-Year Old class. A good start out for the boys this year.
It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him.
At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor.
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.
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.