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Negro Awarded KWPN Stallion of the Year

negro_by_webThe 22-year old stallion Negro continues to add to his impressive resume.  Already a keur stallion with the KWPN, he was just named the KWPN Stallion of the Year at ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on February 4th.   A gala presentation with several Negro offspring was held, with the highlight of course being the presentation of the Olympic and World Champion Valegro.  Negro was bred by Mr. Borgers and is owned by Van Olst Horses.

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This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%.

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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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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.

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Recent News

Florida Season Summary for Hilltop: Two months can go by remarkably fast! Michael Bragdell took eight horses down for winter training and showing options in Florida this year and we can hardly believe their season is already done. >>>

Negro Awarded KWPN Stallion of the Year: The 22-year old stallion Negro continues to add to his impressive resume. Already a keur stallion with the KWPN, he was just named the KWPN Stallion of the Year at ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on February 4th. >>>

New Stallion Additions for 2017: It’s the New Year and we’ve got a couple of new additions to introduce you to! New international stallions for jumper and dressage breeders alike will be joining the Hilltop Farm Stallion Line-Up for 2017. >>>

Foal Announcements

Sternlicht Foal Announcements: 03-20-17: Congratulations to Mary King Messinger of Kingston Farm in Hillsborough, NC on the arrival of one extremely cute and sweet Sternlicht filly! Born to her Hanoverian mare EM Favre on March 4th, Mary is still deciding on the perfect name for this little lady. >>>

Riverman Foal Announcements: 03-20-2017: It’s a girl for Betsy Ball of Starkville, MS! A lovely Riverman filly made her grand entrance into the world on March 8th to Betsy’s TB Mare Mission Of The Night. Betsy says that her new filly stood within ten minutes of being born and has hardly been still since. Congratulations Betsy! >>>

Don Hill Foal Announcements: 03-20-17: Sandie Dennis and Karen Fulcher of Madison, NC are so thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their new Don Hill filly! Born to their Hanoverian mare Royalander on March 6th, this beauty will be named Dritte RLF. Sandie says that Dritte is German for “third” and that is fitting because she is their third Don Hill /Roylander foal. >>>