It’s a Wrap on Hilltop’s 2017 Foaling Season
Well somehow the 3 months of foaling season have flown by and our final foals have arrived. On May 15th, Raja HTF delivered a beautiful, very feminine and long-legged filly by Pikko del Cerro. On May 19th, Uforia produced a handsome dark brown colt by Lord Leatherdale. This Lord Leatherdale-Negro combination has been almost unbeatable in Holland the past few years and we’re thrilled to have one of our own! On Saturday, May 27th Catherine Haddad’s wonderful mare Raureif had a bright chestnut Vitalis colt. He’s very masculine and well-developed. And with that, foaling season has reached a quiet, peaceful closing.
Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been named USEF Leading Sires of the Year for 2009. Contucci (Caprimond-Lungau)is the Dressage Sire of the Year; Riverman (Redfort-Landego) is the Eventing Sire of the Year; and for the second year in a row, Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year (and Bugatti was ranked second in this category).
It was an absolute perfect finish to our Florida show season when Chris and Witness were invited to be on Team USA for the first ever CDIO3* Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Florida. Chris and Witness started the weekend out strong with a 2nd place finish in Friday’s Prix St. Georges, but they really shone in the Freestyle under the lights on Saturday night.
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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.
Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.