ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend Breed Show
ESDCTA added in two new Breed Shows over Memorial Day weekend and we were thrilled to take some of the youngsters up to the New Jersey Horse Park for the first breed show of the season. Quinnten Alston had a full plate each day handling not only the horses from Hilltop, but the vast majority of the horses in the breed show! These first outings for the youngsters can be exciting, but we were very happy with how each of our youngsters behaved and settled into the show environment over the weekend. Michelle Ryan’s Coach (Contucci-Benetton Dream) placed 4th & 2nd in the Yearling Colts classes, 5th in Saturday’s Hanoverian class for all ages, and 3rd in Sunday’s Colt Championship. Michelle Reilly’s Quartet GSH (Qredit-Arrian) won her Yearling Fillies classes, was 3rd in Saturday’s Hanoverian class, and was 3rd in the Filly Championships on both days. Karen Schumaker’s Doc Marten SPF (Doctor Wendell MF-Liberty Gold) was 1st & 4th in the Yearling Colts classes, 4th in Saturday’s Hanoverian IBC, and 3rd in Saturday’s Colt Championship. The Hilltop-bred/owned filly Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) was 2nd in her Two-Year Old Filly classes, 2nd in Saturday’s Hanoverian class, and was Reserve Champion Filly on Sunday. Finally, Jessica Fay rode Hilltop’s Cha Ching HTF (Contucci-Cordoba) in his second show weekend and won all four of their Materiale and Suitability classes.
History in the Making
Hilltop Farm's Christopher Hickey and Cabana Boy (Contucci-Bordeaux) attended the 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions on August 6-8 at the historic USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. At only 8 years old, this was already Cabana Boy's 2nd trip to the Championships. It was especially rewarding to have Hilltop's owner Jane MacElree and her daughters Ann and Leslie on hand to enjoy the show.
The United States Equestrian Federation gives awards to the top placing sires, breeders, and owners based upon their offspring show records over the past year at USEF recognized shows. For the 2008 show season, Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved their consistency as Leading Sires in the US.