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
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.
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.