2019 Foaling Season at Hilltop Farm
Foaling season is one of our favorite times of year here at Hilltop Farm and the 2019 season is off to an excellent start!
Our last foal of 2018 was an unusual story, so we’re counting him as part of the 2019 foal crop for announcements. The Oldenburg mare Primavera (by Pandorra) was bred late December in Florida to the PRE stallion Flamenco YM that now stands through Hilltop Farm. It was an unusual time to breed, but happened to be at the same time they were collecting Flamenco for frozen semen for us and worked well for his owners. So the very first Flamenco foal arrived on November 25th – a handsome, precocious colt named Faccini Negro.
Then we had a lovely break until March when our foaling season began (again).
March 6th: Congratulations to Victoria Kolenda! Her KWPN mare Ariella (Trento B-Zortin) gifted her with a beautiful and very smart filly by Olivi. This little one is quite chatty and was talking to everyone around her before she was even up. She is already impressing us with short glimpses of her movement and we love how quickly she learns everything.
March 25th: It’s a colt! Our second foal by Olivi this season and it’s a handsome bay colt out of the Elite Hanoverian Raj Mahal HTF (Royal Prince-Donnerhall). We’re seeing a very strong stamp on the Olivi foals and are impressed with the balance and the movement that he brings.
March 28th: Balissa FINALLY foaled. After hanging on for many weeks, Balissa finally decided it was time for us to meet her filly by Fürstenball. She is very tall and long-legged like her momma, but she’s us a bit more elegance from her sire’s type. Just what we were wishing for!
Stay tuned for more foal updates throughout the Spring!