ISR Inspection Saturday Only
Hilltop Farm is hard at work preparing our beautiful facility for those attending the upcoming ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. Based on the current number of entries, both the Hilltop and ISR/Oldenburg staff have decided to make the inspection a one-day event (Saturday, August 16th 2014). This offers an exciting opportunity for spectators to see stallions and mares perform under-saddle, later followed by the broodmare and foal presentations.
Saturday’s program is tentatively expected to start at 8:30 a.m. with the stallion presentations, followed by the Sporthorse and Mare Performance Tests. The inspection will then conclude with mare and foal evaluations. A tentative schedule will be posted online the week of the inspection for a more accurate time frame.
This condensing of the program has opened an opportunity for the judges to give an educational lecture on the evening of Friday the 15th at 6 p.m. The lecture will be a discussion on the challenges facing modern sporthorse breeding and will be open to the public free of charge.
Ten weeks following a surgery that was intended to prolong and sustain the quality of life for the 19-year old Holsteiner stallion, Hilltop Farm lost their founding sire Cabaret on October 28, 1999. An arthrocentesis was performed on the right front fetlock of the stallion in order to" fuse" the fetlock and create relief for a failing suspensory apparatus.
Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm are excited to announce their purchase of the recently licensed, three-year old Hanoverian stallion Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino). The charismatic black stallion was bred by Rachel Ehrlich of Massachusetts and is the second stallion from her well-established breeding program to be approved by the American Hanoverian Society.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
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.