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Michael made the long drive up to Vermont for the weekend of July 24-26 to show at GMHA in Woodstock, VT.  On Friday, he competed in his first Grand Prix with Witness Hilltop and placed second with the solid score of 66%.  Working together for less than two months, Michael is thrilled with how ‘with him’ Witness stays in the ring and they are quickly connecting as a team.  Qredit Hilltop also made the long trek to Vermont, winning both his Saturday Prix St. Georges and Sunday’s Developing Horse PSG class with scores of 68.9% & 67.6%.  He still needs to gain strength in the canter work, but Michael’s really happy with where Qredit is in his training at this stage and how he has matured this year.

While the Hilltop Farm horses didn’t travel to Culpepper this year, Quinnten Alston still went down to handle for a number of clients.  As usual, the show was well run and the volunteers were wonderful.  Karen Radley’s Royal Odessa (Royal Prince-Cassini II) was 3rd in the Yearling Fillies class and won the Oldenburg IBC. Rex Roland BHF (Royal Prince-Domiro), bred/owned by Paula Byrum, was 3rd in both his Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class and the Hanoverian IBC.  April Schultz’s CCS Celeborn won the Yearling Colts class and CCS Elendil was 3rd in the Two-Year Old Fillies division.  It was Tawna King’s 2014 Qredit-Lord Sinclair filly that stole the show though.  Quarter Sinclaire won the Foal Championship, Young Horse Championship, and was Reserve Grand Champion of all ages.  Congratulations to all the owners and thank you Quinnten!

 

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With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline. Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines.

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Recipe-For-Top-Hanoverians

Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.

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A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.

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Recent News

2017 Breeder Rewards: There is no greater testament to a stallion than the quality and success of their offspring. Each year we look forward to seeing the stallion’s offspring out showing successfully. The Hilltop Farm Breeder Reward Program allows us to reward the breeders and owners of horses bred through Hilltop Farm who achieve competitive success through Rewards Certificates that can be applied towards a future breeding. >>>

2018 Stallion Book Set to Mail: The 2018 Hilltop Farm Stallion Book will be mailing after the first of the year. Breeders now have two methods of receiving this updated information, either through the Hilltop Farm website or via mail. >>>

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! >>>

Foal Announcements

Riverman Foal Announcements: 07-06-2017: Congratulations to Kathy LaCroix of Aberdeen, MD on the birth of her new Riverman filly! Arriving on June 16th to her TB mare Twilight Reign, Kathy says her new foal took her time coming, 361 days before she made her grand entrance but she was well worth the wait. >>>

Vallado Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: Congratulations to Eric Taddeo of Warwick, NY on the arrival of his new Vallado foal, born to his mare Star in the month of May! >>>

Donarweiss Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Michelle James of Airdrie, AB is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Donarweiss filly! Daydream arrived to Michelle’s CWBHA mare Twice Gold on May 13th and Michelle says she is absolutely stunning and will be calling her Dreamy for short. Congratulations! >>>