Don Principe News

Drummer Boy (Don Principe-Winterprinz)

Don Principe gelding Drummer Boy was bred prior to Don Principe standing here at Hilltop, so it was especially exciting for owner Madeline Bletzacker to share an update.  Bred by Diane Vickery, Drummer Boy has been a very consistent eventing mount for Madeline.  In 2013, Drummer Boy was the USEA Hanoverian Award winner for Beginner Novice, commandingly winning with over twice the points as the Reserve Champion horse.  This past season Drummer Boy once again earned the USEA Hanoverian Award, this time for Novice Level.   He also ranked 2nd in the USEA 2014 Novice Leaderboard and helped Madeline earn a 1st place ranking on the USEA Master Novice Rider Leaderboard for the 2014 season.  Drummer Boy and Madeline attended one dressage show this summer as well, receiving the Hanoverian High Point Award of the show for his First Level test.  Congratulations on a wonderful show season Madeline and Drummer Boy!

Don Principe News

Fig Street’s Duchess (Don Principe – Contender): Don Principe daughter Fig Street’s Duchess (Don Principe x Comtessa/Contender), owned by Cynthia Hallman, had an exceptionally good 2017 show season. “Gracie” showed in the Green Hunters, Amateur Owner Hunters, and International Hunter Derbies throughout the season, earning many division championships. >>>

Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings: The US Equestrian Leading Sire Rankings closed in mid-December and we have many exciting results to share! For the second time Marydell Farm's Don Principe was named the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and for the fourth time Riverman was named Eventing Sire of the Year! >>>

Dania Adar (Don Principe-Dominator): We’re enjoying hearing all the inspection results that continue to roll-in as inspection tours wrap-up around the country. The most recent results are from the AHS Inspection at the Tryon International Equestrian Center where Jean Tuttle’s Don Principe filly Dania Adar (Don Principe x Dame Un Besito/Dominator) was Champion 2-Year Old Futurity Filly. >>>