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.
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.
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of the Hanoverian stallion Tiamo Trocadero (Trapper-Darling). Tiamo Trocadero lived at Hilltop Farm from 2006 to 2008 and stood in our Guest Stallion Program for two seasons. Tiamo had an outstanding International dressage record which included being named an Alternate for the 2000 Olympic Games for the British Dressage Team.
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The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property.
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.