Hilltop Farm Foaling Updates
Our foaling season here at Hilltop is continuing along really well and we’re very excited about this year’s group of foals. It’s a fun mix of sires, so we are seeing a lot of diversity. On May 4th, Raja HTF (Royal Prince-Parabol) gave birth to a tall, long-legged black filly by Contucci. With 4 matching socks and a star/snip, she’s quite the fancy one. On May 8th, Liz Frankel’s mare Utopia (Ginsberg-Don Pedro) had her second foal. This adorable filly is by Vallado (aka Praise) and looks a lot like her sire! On May 10th, the filly streak broke with the arrival of a very good looking colt by Qredit out of Iris Aberbach’s Berlinetta A (Bugatti-Weltbekannt) who is a full-sister to the very successful Boxster A. We’re now officially over halfway through our foaling season!
The influence of a stallion is marked not only by the stallion's success but most importantly by the success of his offspring. Riverman's (Redfort x Alexis III/Landego) offspring set him apart as truly an exceptional sire as they continue to excel in the dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper rings at all levels of competition.
Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show. A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop.
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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.
Kristi Nunnink's default expression is a smile. It doesn't matter how hard she's working, what level she's riding or how the horse under her is performing -- her mouth curls faintly upward, unforced. It may just be a coincidence of facial structure, or it may be a product of years of habit. But either way, the expression fits her, because Nunnink may very well be the happiest rider at Rolex Kentucky. At 48, she's heading to her first CCI**** with her horse of a lifetime.