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CDCTA Dressage Show: This month our show season starts to ramp up, and this past weekend’s CDCTA show was a perfect outing. Michael won all 4 of his classes and all scores were over 70%. Mitch & Lara Mitchelson's Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat) continued his winning ways with a 73% & 76% in his Fourth Level Test 3 and Fourth Level Freestyle classes. >>>

Foaling Season Continues at Hilltop: After a few weeks break, foalings continued at Hilltop Farm on April 23rd. Melissa Stubenberg’s Oldenburg mare Wraina (Obadiah-Sir Wimborne xx) produced a fantastic bay colt by Pikko del Cerro HU. A short-coupled and uphill build and a good amount a bone are a few of the highlights for this colt. >>>

Dressage at Dunmovin’: Our show season continued on April 26th with a mid-week show in West Chester, PA. Jessica Fay took our 5-year old homebred mare Quinzy HTF (Qredit-Cordoba). >>>

VADA/NOVA Spring Show: April 8th-9th saw the first of our dressage shows for the Hilltop Team up north. Morven Park is always a favorite destination for us and was a perfect outing for Sternlicht and Qredit to make a move up. >>>

Foaling Season Begins at Hilltop Farm: The last couple of weeks have brought the welcome beginning to the Foaling Season here at Hilltop Farm. With 14 mares due to foal out here, it’s going to be a busy one! >>>

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. >>>



Stallion News

Beaucoup d’Amis (Bugatti-Contucci): Breeder Trisha DeRosa recently wrote to share a few highlights of the 2016 show season for her Bugatti mare Beaucoup d'Amis (Bugatti x Carousel/Contucci). Beaucoup d’ Amis had such a spectacular year and Trisha’s thoughtful note about her mare so nice not to share. >>>

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

Vallado Foal Announcements: 04-18-17: It’s a girl for Maggie Neider of North Hill Farm in Fabius, NY! A lovely Vallado filly was born to Maggie’s Hanoverian mare Romancing Rio on April 9th and Maggie says that this filly is absolutely everything she had ordered and so worth the wait. Congratulations Maggie! >>>

Riverman Foal Announcements: 04-06-2017: Congratulations to Arden Gale of Prattville, AL on the arrival of a delightful new Riverman filly! Born on March 23rd to Arden’s Holsteiner mare Air Apparent, Arden says all is going very well. She certainly is a cutie! >>>

Donarweiss Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Michelle James of Airdrie, AB is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Donarweiss filly! Daydream arrived to Michelle’s CWBHA mare Twice Gold on May 13th and Michelle says she is absolutely stunning and will be calling her Dreamy for short. Congratulations! >>>

Hilltop Archives

Cabana-Boy-Goodbye

It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes.

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Witness-Nations-Cup

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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Articles & Interviews

matchmaker

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.

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