More Hilltop Horses
While the stallions take center stage most of the time, Hilltop Farm does own some other very special horses that we highlight here. These include our broodmares, young prospects, and our performance horses. Our broodmares often represent multiple generations of our own breeding program. Each has their own strengths and unique qualities that they bring to the breeding equation. One of Jane’s greatest enjoyments is watching her horses develop over the years, so we like to retain a few of our homebred offspring to develop which may then be offered for sale at later stages in their training.
EMC Balissa HTF
Bugatti – Contucci – Caribo
Balissa HTF is clearly one of Jane’s favorite horses. Her imposing presence is balanced with a kind nature and generous character that offers 100% in everything she’s asked. Balissa won the AHS Year-End award for the Four-Year Old division and placed 2nd in the USDF Horse of the Year standings at First Level. She’s shown up to Fourth Level and offers an exceptional talent for the piaffe/passage work. Balissa is in foal to Don Principe for 2017.
Kevekko – Wellington – Argus
Brooklyn has one of the most important jobs on the farm. She has taken on the duties as our tease mare at Hilltop. Brooklyn’s wonderful temperament and easy-going nature make her an absolute pleasure to be around and the boys all enjoy seeing her in the breeding shed on a regular basis. She’s very patient with young stallions as they are learning too! Thank you to Marie Emrey and Lazy J Sporthorses for making this wonderful mare available to us.
Contucci – Cordoba – Weltmeyer
Chiquita HTF is the oldest daughter of our treasured mare EM Comtesse (aka Cha Cha) who earned an overal 8.06 at her MPT, was trained to FEI levels, and was Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon. Chiquita was Top Filly of her AHS Inspection and was the Champion Foal of Devon in 2008. With her first foals, Chiquita has proven herself an outstanding broodmare and we’re looking forward to her continuing this mare line for our breeding program. She is in foal to Rubinero for 2017.
Contucci – Royal Prince – Parabol
Tall, athletic, and with an excellent character, we were very excited to welcome this filly in 2016. Colette is a third generation of Hilltop’s breeding program and from one of our strongest producing mare lines. This will be a special one for us to develop over the next few years.
EMC Qindle HTF
Qredit – Royal Prince – Parabol
Qindle has had us captivated since she was born. She was lightly shown in-hand as a youngster, including winning at Devon as a two-year old. In 2016, she was Champion of her Mare Performance Test in July. With her MPT results added to her Mare Inspection scores, she is now a Premium Mare Candidate with the AHS and is a Premium Mare with ISR/Oldenburg. Qindle was successful in Materiale classes in 2016 and will continue showing for Hilltop Farm.
Qredit – Cordoba – Weltmeyer
Quinzy is from our stallion Qredit’s first foalcrop and we’ve retained her to develop as a competition horse in the coming years. She is a big mare with a lot of power and expression to her gaits. Quinzy’s very trusting of her rider and is always trying her best. She made her undersaddle debut in the fall of her 3-year old year and won the 3-Year Old Materiale at Devon in only her second outing. We’re looking forward to her continued show success and seeing what the future brings for this talented mare.
EM Raja HTF
Royal Prince – Parabol – Consul
Raja represents a second generation of our breeding program. Her dam was the Premium Oldenburg mare Parlez (Parabol – Consul) who was an excellent producer for Hilltop Farm including producing one licensed stallion. Raja is an Elite Mare with the AHS and a Premium Mare with ISR/OldenburgNA. Raja offspring are consistently among our favorites each year with their beautiful type, good movement, and wonderful characters. She is in foal to Pikko del Cerro HU for 2017.
EM Raj Mahal HTF
Royal Prince – Donnerhall – Pik Koenig
Raj Mahal is the only daughter in the US of the exceptional mare Primavera who was the 1992 Champion of the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show, winner of the Riding Championships at Rastede, and was third at the Bundeschampionat. Raj Mahal’s rideability and canter are exceptional. She is an Elite Mare with the AHS and a Premium Mare with ISR/Oldenburg. She’s produced three special foals for us so far and has proven to be an excellent mother. Raj Mahal is in foal to Belissimo M for 2017.
Royal Prince – Cordoba – Weltmeyer
As the last daughter of our wonderful mare EM Comtesse (aka Cha Cha), Relevè holds a special place in everyone’s heart here at Hilltop Farm. In 2014, she placed 2nd at Dressage at Devon in the Yearling Fillies class and was the Reserve Champion for USDF Horse of the Year standings for her age group. Relevè also won the AHS National Futurity and was the High-Scoring Hanoverian Mare at her AHS Inspection in 2016 with an overall 7.83 points. She will have one foal for us before beginning her undersaddle career. Relevè is in foal to Qredit for 2017.
Sternlicht – Royal Prince – Donnerhall
An exquisite type and light, lofty movement earned this special girl the Top Filly honors at her AHS Inspection. Savannah has all the quality we look for in both a performance and breeding prospect, so we just had to retain her for our program. She placed 3rd in the Weanling Fillies class during Dressage at Devon and will continue showing in-hand in the coming year.
Sternlicht – Negro – Fruhling
We are very excited about developing Stetson. This tall, athletic youngster has three very high-quality gaits and is naturally well-balanced and always uphill. He was named Reserve Champion colt at his AHS Inspection. In 2016, he was the Colt & Young Horse Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Dressage at the Meadow Breed Show. Stetson is definitely one to watch in the coming years.
Negro – Fruhling – Liberto
At Hilltop Farm we believe strongly in broodmares proving themselves in sport and we feel very fortunate to have acquired the lovely KWPN mare Uforia in late 2010. Under owner Nick Wagman, Uforia quickly climbed the dressage ranks. In 2008, Uforia competed at the USEF Intermediaire National Championships and the following year she debuted at Grand Prix at only 8 years of age. Her first foals show all the character and movement we were hoping for and we look forward to additional foals from Uforia. She is in foal to Lord Leatherdale for 2017.
Hamlet – Burggraaf – Amor
Witness was purchased by Hilltop Farm in 2011. Under Jane’s ownership, he has competed twice at the USEF Festival of Champions, won a Team Gold Medal in the Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup, and was the USDF Region 1 Champion at Intermediaire II and Reserve Champion at Grand Prix in 2015. Witness’s bright, cheerful character has endeared him to everyone at Hilltop and we’re looking forward to his continued showing in the Grand Prix ring.