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Foaling Season Begins at Hilltop Farm

2017_foalannouncementnews-webThe last couple of weeks have brought the welcome beginning to the Foaling Season here at Hilltop Farm. With 14 mares due to foal out here, it’s going to be a busy one!  Judith Irwin’s jumper mare Chellana-G Z (Chellano Z-Atlantus Z) started things out smoothly with an easy delivery of a strong, good-looking bay colt by Talisman. Next up was another Talisman foal. This one a very feminine, bay filly out of Arlette Johnson’s Olivia K (Popeye K-Her Majesty’s Bid xx) born on March 22nd.  Tallulah T, or Lulu, is proving to have the most outgoing and friendly nature and is a definite keeper filly as a 3rd generation foal for her breeder. March 31st saw the arrival of Ebella R’s (Ehrentusch-Over the River xx) first foal.  Another bay (are we sensing a theme starting…) filly with an exquisite head and sweet nature, this one is sired by Sternlicht for breeder Lisa Saabye.  Ebella was our first maiden of the year and is settling well into motherhood and is very enamored with her filly.

We then had a short break until the night of April 4th when not 1, not 2, but 3 foals were born! Just before 9pm, Relevè HTF (Royal Prince-Cordoba) produced her first foal – a beautiful filly by Qredit. And yes, it was bay! Just about an hour later, Ishin Maru (Kaareltje-Donnerhall) decided to follow Relevè’s lead and had her first foal – a good-looking colt by Herzensdieb. This one is not bay – he’s buckskin! Our Broodmare Manager Melissa Burke barely had time to catch her breathe before another maiden decided tonight was the night to foal. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) gave us a tall, very well-conformed chestnut colt by Don Principe. Well done Melissa on a very busy night!

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The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division.

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Festrausch (Florestan-Carprilli) has been an important part of the stallion line-up at Hilltop Farm since his purchase in 2000. His bloodlines, incredible movement, and elegant type stood him apart, and it is the movement and character that he passes to his offspring that have made many of his breeders very loyal to him over the years.

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Dressage at Dunmovin’: Our show season continued on April 26th with a mid-week show in West Chester, PA. Jessica Fay took our 5-year old homebred mare Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba). >>>

VADA/NOVA Spring Show: April 8th-9th saw the first of our dressage shows for the Hilltop Team up north. Morven Park is always a favorite destination for us and was a perfect outing for Sternlicht and Qredit to make a move up. >>>

Foaling Season Begins at Hilltop Farm: The last couple of weeks have brought the welcome beginning to the Foaling Season here at Hilltop Farm. With 14 mares due to foal out here, it’s going to be a busy one! >>>

Foal Announcements

Qredit Foal Announcements: 04-18-2017: Congratulations to Diana Murphy of Glen Rock, PA on the arrival of Queen of Spring, a lovely Qredit filly out of her Oldenburg mare Spring in late March. This bay beauty has four white socks and a big blaze. >>>

Jaguar Mail Foal Announcements: 4-18-17: It’s a boy for Asia Vedder of Carpentaria, CA! A big, healthy Jaguar Mail colt arrived to Asia’s TB mare Gem Lion on April 10th and Asia says that both mom and baby are doing well! Congratulations Asia! >>>

Vallado Foal Announcements: 04-18-17: It’s a girl for Maggie Neider of North Hill Farm in Fabius, NY! A lovely Vallado filly was born to Maggie’s Hanoverian mare Romancing Rio on April 9th and Maggie says that this filly is absolutely everything she had ordered and so worth the wait. Congratulations Maggie! >>>