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Hilltop Foaling Season Comes to a Close

Foaling season is continuing along at a rapid pace here at Hilltop and we thought it was past time for some updates.  Congratulations to Melissa Stubenberg on the arrival of Corusca, a strong, well-built filly by Calucci and out of the Thoroughbred mare Korageous Kelly.  Rue has a beautiful neck, good bone, and is very athletic.  The first pony foal to be born at Hilltop has finally arrived!  Arlette Johnson’s Welsh-Thoroughbred mare Lily was bred last year to the jumper pony Woodbury’s Harlequin and the colt, Harley’s Davidson, is a wonderful combination of his parents. With a beautiful head and an impish expression, we are all totally smitten.  Next we were excited to see what Catherine Haddad’s fabulous mare Raureif would produce this year and we weren’t disappointed.  Bred to Vitalis, she’s given Catherine a leggy, uphill bay filly with a nice bit of chrome.  Just last night, Melissa’s second mare Whizzo (White Magic-Lemon) gave birth to a very tall bay colt by Persiflage.  Whizzo’s foals tend to be very good movers and we’re excited for this boy to get outside in the coming days.  Only a few more mares to foal out here at the farm this season.

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Royal-Prince-2010

It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him.

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Cabana-Boy-Goodbye

It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes.

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Hilltop Articles & Interviews

matchmaker

The phone rings at Hilltop Farm and breeding manager Natalie DiBerardinis answers. Just as she suspected, it is a mare owner looking for advice. Which stallion would be a good match for her mare, the caller asks anxiously. With scientific advances in artificial insemination, the choices for a perfect partner have never been greater, but that doesn't mean the selection process is any simpler. DiBerardinis asks the owner a few questions about her mare and suggests she complete Hilltop's online questionnaire. After reading it, she and the caller will talk again to discuss the options.

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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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Recent News

Cyrus (Contucci-Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno-Cor Noir): We received a wonderful update from Carla Bahr of Ontario earlier this week. Carla owns Cyrus (Contucci x Corthena/Cor Noir) and Ribot (Reno x Corthena/Cor Noir), both bred by Hilltop Farm. >>>

Virginia Summer Breed Show: The lovely Culpepper show grounds was the site of our next Breed Show outing on June 17th. Only two youngsters from Hilltop shipped down with Quinnten Alston. >>>

VADA/NOVA Breed Show: Quinnten traveled with a number of youngsters from Hilltop for the VADA/NOVA Breed Show on June 9th. It was wonderful to see a good turnout of entries at this long-established show. >>>

Foal Announcements

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! >>>

Quite Easy Foal Announcements: 06-13-2016: We are so pleased to congratulate Betsy Ball of Starkville, MS on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Arriving to her TB mare Alymende on June 7th, Betsy says her new arrival is doing well. Congratulations! >>>