ESDCTA Memorial Day Breed Shows
Quinnten Alston took two yearling colts to Allentown, NJ for the ESDCTA Breed Shows on May 28-29th . Santana Hilltop (Sternlicht-Anhaltiner) won Saturday’s Yearling Colts, was Reserve Colt Champion on Saturday, and placed 2nd in Sunday’s Yearling Colts. Gavin Parfit & Isabel Barzun’s colt Kevelaer was 2nd in Saturday’s Yearling Colts class, but then went on to win the Colt Championship and was Reserve Champion Young Horse. On Sunday, Kevelaer continued to shine with a win in the Yearling Colts class and the Colts/Geldings Championship. He then continued on to Reserve Champion Young Horse and Reserve Grand Champion. Quite a start for his show career!
Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been named USEF Leading Sires of the Year for 2009. Contucci (Caprimond-Lungau)is the Dressage Sire of the Year; Riverman (Redfort-Landego) is the Eventing Sire of the Year; and for the second year in a row, Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year (and Bugatti was ranked second in this category).
Carola Koppelmann and Comic Hilltop FRH won the 2006 Nurnberger Burgpokal at CDI-W Frankfurt last weekend with a winning score of 74.10% in the final round. The Nurnberg Burgpokal is the German National Championships for horses in the small tour (Prix St. George) and is only open to 7 – 9 year-old horses.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
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.