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.
The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division.
The United States Equestrian Federation gives awards to the top placing sires, breeders, and owners based upon their offspring show records over the past year at USEF recognized shows. For the 2008 show season, Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved their consistency as Leading Sires in the US.
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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.
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.