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!
Any who has endured the loss of a horse can understand the sorrow and despair that descends like a shroud over everyone involved. Any who has witnessed a horse struggle through serious illness can understand how emotional it is to watch horses fight for their lives and how much respect such horses earn amongst their caregivers.
This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International.
In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.