Hilltop Foaling Season Updates
Our last two foals are safely on the ground! Congratulations to Gavin Parfit and Isabel Barzun on the arrival of a very good-looking, light chestnut colt by Florianus II and out of Elite Romy (Gribaldi-Casanova). Congratulations to Arlette Johnson on her second Talisman foal. Her lovely Thoroughbred mare Picture Perfect (aka Anique) produced a handsome, long-legged bay colt just this morning. As of 5:30am on Monday, June 20th the 2016 foaling season has officially come to a close at Hilltop Farm. Thank you especially to our wonderful Raising Manager Melissa Burke for all the attention and focus she directs to these mares and foals. Thank you also to our dedicated foal watchers who are carefully watching these mares every night. Job well done!
Once again we made the long drive out to the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships. Michael qualified two horses for the Championships this year.
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.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.
The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property.