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.
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.
It was an absolute perfect finish to our Florida show season when Chris and Witness were invited to be on Team USA for the first ever CDIO3* Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Florida. Chris and Witness started the weekend out strong with a 2nd place finish in Friday’s Prix St. Georges, but they really shone in the Freestyle under the lights on Saturday night.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion in Germany for the first part of his life.