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.
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.
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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