Breeders and owners of Hilltop Farm stallion offspring are reporting exciting news from all over the country! Congratulations to each of you! Submit your offspring news today by using our easy Online Form. We encourage you to send photos to be posted with the news.
Foal Announcements Posted 5/23/13
Another promising jumper prospect by Laroche! Lola Johnston’s Thoroughbred mare Courtney’s Pick delivered a handsome black Laroche colt. The playful colt is already practicing his flying changes while playing during turnout time.
Kim Fredenburgh’s Westfalen mare Walentina (Widor – Mazarin) had a beautiful Festrausch filly on April 10th. Kim couldn’t be happier with the filly and plans to repeat the cross this year. Congrats Kim!
It’s a Popeye colt for Shelley Evans of Nevada. Shelley’s welsh cross mare Zoey had a handsome bay Popeye colt to be named Pacifico or “Paco” for short. The little guy is all bay with almost no white – just like his daddy. Congratulations Shelley!
Diana Murphy’s Qredit colt has arrived! Quarter Moon (Qredit x Soprano’s Heart/Soprano) was born in the early morning hours of May 19th. He is bay with two matching hind socks. Congratulations Diana!
Trevelyan Farm’s second De Feiner Star colt out of Hilltop bred mare Regalia (Royal Prince – Cor Noir) is finally here. The colt is chestnut with lots of chrome just like his daddy. Congratulations Lesley!
Thanks to frozen semen, we are able to see a few foals by past Hilltop stallions each spring. Through Sandra Pollack’s new filly we see Cor Noir’s legacy continue. On May 21st, Sandra’s mare Dressy Affair had a big bay Cor Noir filly. Both mare and foal are doing great and Sandra couldn’t be happier with the new addition to her herd!
Longtime clients of Hilltop, Blue Waters Farm welcomed a pretty Bugatti filly in the early morning hours of May 16th. Owner and breeder Julie Poludniak couldn’t be happier with the filly out of her mare Fuerst Isabella (Fuerst Gotthard - John's Surprise xx). Congrats Julie!
Foal Announcements Posted 5/15/13
It’s a Riverman filly for Chelsey Sawtell! Chelsey’s Thoroughbred mare Missaintbehavin (Consolidator – Marquetry) had a pretty filly with a star stripe and snip. We’re sure this filly will be Chelsey’s next eventing star!
Kim Pribble was excited to share the news that her Royal Prince filly out of Starring Amanda (Sandro’s Song – Gaylord) has arrived.“Her name is Riessa and she is fabulous! She is sweet, bold, curious and one of the most perfect babies I have ever seen! The vet was awestruck! She has a very refined feminine head and the prettiest doe eyes, amazing shoulder....etc, etc...!” We’re so happy to hear she is everything Kim was hoping for – Congratulations Kim!
We have been waiting for a long time to announce the arrival of the first US bred Don Hill foal. Now that Jennifer Hill’s Canadian Sporthorse mare Jamaicanmesmile delivered a handsome colt we can finally share the news! Virginia Leary, Don Hill’s owner, has already had a chance to meet the little guy. We hope he is everything you were wishing for Jen!
Another flashy foal to Donarweiss’s credit – Ilona English’s Pointmaker mare Pastora delivered a healthy Donarweiss colt with four whites and star. He’s been named Denali and is already proving to be quite athletic bouncing around the stall.
It’s a Qredit filly for Karen Brittan’s Thoroughbred mare Ucanstartthemusic (Take Me Out - London Bells). The filly has appropriately been named Q the Music – how cute! Congratulations Karen!
In Canada, Jessica Sutton’s mare Choiniere Xabon Harmony had a pretty bay Riverman filly on May 4th. Jessica received her Riverman breeding as a birthday present from her husband in December of 2011. I’m sure this is the longest she’s ever had to wait for her birthday present but we can’t think of a better present! Congratulations Jessica!
In California, after waiting almost a month past Calimeena’s (by Calimro) due date Shirley Bumgarner finally has her Qredit filly. Like many of the other Qredit foals this year this filly has lots of bling with four small whites and a wide blaze. Congratulations Shirley!
Congratulations to DeAnna Mann! DeAnna’s mare Ducari (Davignport – Domingo) delivered a pretty Bugatti filly on May 10th. The filly, named Bijou, and Cari are doing well.
Don and Dee Kapper we’re proud to announce the arrival of their Don Principe filly “Donna” out of Rafaella OBX (Rouseauu – Banter). We can see why – this filly is just beautiful! Congratulations Don and Dee!
|Claran by Negro||BSF Paris Nights by Royal Prince|
Two New Hilltop Foals Arrive at Beall Spring Farm
Owner/Breeder: Thora Pollack
It's a hatrick by Ma Cherie, delivering her third foal in a row by Negro on April 30. Ciarán is a strapping colt, well boned colt. He is black with a star.
Thora’s second Hilltop foal, BSF Paris Nights was born on May 9th to our mare Beall Spring Sienna, by Royal Prince. Paris is a bay filly with a beautiful blaze, four white stockings and legs like a fashion runway model!
Foal Announcements Posted 5/9/13
Congratulations to owner Michelle Tromble, and breeder Laura Wood, on the arrival of MSUauthatglytters’s Qredit filly. “The filly is chestnut with matching hind socks and a blaze. She is very tall with an elegant front end and pretty head.”
In California, Lisa Marvier’s Sandro’s Song mare Hawkwood’s Cat Walk had a flashy bay Qredit colt with four white socks and a wide blaze. Lisa’s decided to name the colt Quiet – rather ironic considering his very loud markings!
Delight Willing’s mare Chaieka had a very handsome Bugatti colt on April 26th. The colt is bay with a big white blaze. Congratulations Delight!
The Marquardt’s now have two Hilltop foals! Donnacina (Donnerhall - World Cup I) had a handsome Royal Prince colt on April 22nd. The little guy is bay with an irregular star, stripe, and snip marking. Congratulations Jan and Gary!
In New York, Christine Kropf’s announced “Hawk Hollow Farm welcomes Contessa HHF to the world. Tessa was born on April 24th at 6:25am. She is out of our very special mare Winesome (Weltmeyer/Werther) by the amazing Contucci. She is feminine with fine delicate features..definitely a girly girl :) We are so pleased!”
Foal Announcements Posted 5/1/13
Congratulations to owner/breeder Sheila MacElwee on her handsome Qredit colt. Here’s what Sheila shared with us: “On the morning of March 3, 2013 (3-3-13) we welcomed our beautiful Qredit colt out of our Arabian mare, Ghazis Style. He's chestnut with lots of chrome. His name is Qamii and he has beautiful long legs and his conformation is impeccable! he is very sweet and curious. He loves playing with the big horse balls we put in the pasture and indoor arena.”
Lots of Black Qredit foals this year! The latest is Qricket, by Qredit and out of the Thoroughbred mare Heart Snatcher (El Corrodor - Lear Fan). Congratulations to owner/breeder Jaimie Tausch!
After two seasons of waiting, Emily Covington’s Qredit foal is finally here. Emily’s mare Revien (Riverman –Davignon) delivered a very handsome and tall bay colt to be named Qraftwerk. Revien and Qraftwerk are in the safe care of nearby breeder Lesley Feakins but as you can imagine Emily is anxiously awaiting the chance to make the trip to Pennsylvania to meet her new colt!
Lots of flashy foals this season! Deanna Greulich’s Negro filly is perfectly marked with four big white socks, and pretty star, stripe, and snip. Deanna shared, “I had the pleasure of breeding my mare to Negro and now have a delightful little filly. I just love her.” For breeder Christine Jennings is a Royal Prince colt with four white socks. He was almost a month overdue – clearly it took a little extra time to polish those white socks!
Foal Announcements Posted 4/24/13
April Hays second Hilltop foal for 2013 has arrived. This time it’s a big bay colt by Qredit out of her Thoroughbred mare Negev (Desert Prince – Sillery). April has decided to name the colt Abner. Congratulations April!
In Pennsylvania, Jennifer Hoffman’s Le Santo mare Look At Me had a flashy Qredit colt with four tall white socks and a wide blaze. She’s named him Qrush On Me – a perfect name for such handsome little guy!
Anne Schafer now has a Royal Prince and Don Principe foal for 2013. The Don Principe filly was born two weeks ago and is out of Rosalinda by Regazzoni. The Royal Prince colt arrived April 17th out of Anne’s Hanoverian mare Daphney. The colt is chestnut without a speck of white. Congratulations Anne!
Debbie Russ’s Bugatti colt is proof that good things take time. Her leggy chestnut Bugatti colt was three weeks late but after many nights waiting for his arrival he is finally here! Both mare and foal are doing well and Debbie couldn’t be happier with the colt!
Donarweiss’s first filly of 2013 has arrived! Kirsten Miller’s mare Brio delivered a healthy black filly with two hind socks. Both mare and foal are doing well. Congratulations Kirsten!
The first Jaguar Mail foal for 2013 is finally here. Courtney Cooper’s mare Believe in the Stars delivered a precious chestnut filly on April 19th. The filly was up and running around in no time – sounds like she’s already training to be Courtney’s next big event horse prospect.
Congratulations to Susan Myers on her handsome Bugatti colt Izaak (Bugatti x Aspen/Flemmingh). Susan shared “He was born on April 15th and is the sweetest colt ever.”
It’s a Donarweiss colt for Natalia Raphael! Natalia’s mare Savannah delivered a handsome bay colt with two matching hind socks and a blaze. Both mare and foal are doing well. Congratulations Natalia!
After waiting five weeks past Danina’s (Davignon – Werther) due date, we can finally announce that the first Contucci foal of 2013 has arrived. Congratulations to owner/breeder Linda Santomenna! Linda has bred to many of the Hilltop stallions over the years and we couldn’t be happier for her to have added another Contucci foal to her barn.
Foal Announcements Posted 4/17/13
April Hays is expecting two foals by Hilltop Farm stallions this year. The first foal, a Royal Prince filly out of the Thoroughbred mare Raise Your Hand (Quiet Enjoyment – Katowice), arrived in the early morning hours of April 9th. April described the filly as “lovely and already bouncing around the stall.” Now we’re just anxiously awaiting the arrival of her other mare’s Qredit foal!
Jennifer DesRoche’s long awaited Royal Prince foal is finally here. Jennifer shared “Dramatic (Donatelli) delivered this handsome bay colt on March 29. He is a real doll baby! Sweet disposition and what a mover.”
In Texas, Jan and Gary Marquardt’s mare Walkaluba (Warkant – Hohenstein) had a leggy black Bugatti filly. The Marquardt’s commented “she's here and she's stunning!! Long legs, beautiful markings, gorgeous head and did I mention those long legs?”
Another flashy colt for Donarweiss! Fraulein (Festrausch – Del Piero) delivered a healthy black colt with blaze and two hind socks for owner/breeder Kathy Jackson. Fraulien spent some of her time as a young horse in our Raising Program and we are thrilled we could be a part of her first breeding. Congratulations Kathy!
The Virginia Tech Mare Center welcomed a big Qredit colt on April 10th out of the mare Dom Perignon (Domingo – Noble Dancer xx). We’re anxiously awaiting pictures but we’ve heard he is a “big chestnut colt, pretty face, lots of white.” He has been named Qabernet VT. Congratulations!
Popeye’s first filly of 2013 has arrived. Amy Scampton’s Welsh cross mare had a Popeye filly on April 10th. Congratulations Amy – we can’t wait to see pictures!
In Illinois, Amy McKay’s mare Thoroughbred mare Auburn Annie had a colt by Comic Hilltop. He is currently bay but may grey out. He has plenty of bling with a star, stripe, snip, and little white on his legs. Congratulations Amy!
Irena Coz Lucas welcomed two Qredit foals to her barn this week. The first was a black filly with a pretty blaze out of Facet’s Violet (Prince of Prussia – Tudor). The second was a very flashy colt with four high white socks and a wide blaze out of Good Mornin (Leonidas – Guinevere). Congratulations Irena!
We’re so happy to continue to see a few Parabol foals on the ground each year. The first Parabol foal this season has arrived at Jenny McCreary’s farm. Jenny’s mare Olena’s Pepper Coke delivered a healthy chestnut colt on Friday, April 12th. Congratulations Jenny!
Foal Announcements Posted 4/8/13
New foals arrived for both De Feiner Star and Hemmingway last week. On Monday, Trevelyan Farm, owned by Lesley Feakins, welcomed a flashy De Feiner Star colt out of the mare Santana. De Feiner Star grew up in Lesley’s young horse raising program – it’s great to see her have one of his first foal! On Tuesday, Wendy Patterson’s mare Rio, by Rotspon, delivered a leg bay colt with a star and snip by Hemmingway. Congratulations to Lesley and Wendy!
Barbara McKnew’s Thoroughbred mare Aly Alice had a lovely Festrausch colt. It was clear she foaled in the afternoon just to make sure everyone could see all of this colt’s bling! With four white socks, a star, and a snip we’re not quite sure which parent is responsible all this white. Congratulations Barbara!
The first Donarweiss foal of the season has arrived. Anne-Marie Gagnon’s mare Winrianna (Winterprinz – Cicero) had a strong black colt. Anne-Marie has named him MG-Dom Perignon. Congratulations!
Elaine Haberman couldn’t be happier with her Bugatti filly. Elaine’s mare Donna Luna (Domiro – Pointmaker) delivered a pretty bay filly with a star and two matching hind socks. The filly has been named Belladona SDC. Congratulations Elaine!
Nightts Royale (Royal Prince x Summer Nightt)
Owner/Breeder: Robin Pike
“We had a great show with Heidi. She went to Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and showed in the open and amateur sport horse in-hand classes. She received two seconds and a reserve championship! We are so proud of her.”
Foal Announcements Posted 3/20/13
Congratulations to Terry Tunstall on the arrival of her second Hilltop Farm offspring. Terry’s mare Wisp O’Wind delivered a chestnut Royal Prince filly on March 9th. Terry described the filly as a “powerhouse.” In February, Terry’s other mare Windswept had the first Hemmingway foal and now the Wisp O’Wind had the first Royal Prince of the season.
It’s a filly for breeder Haley Glick! Haley’s mare Denim N’Lace (Laser – Redipoint) delivered a very sweet and correct Bugatti filly on Friday morning. She’s named the lovely filly By Design. Congratulations Haley!
The first Popeye foal of the season has arrived! Congratulations to Barbara Nelson of North Carolina on the arrival of her handsome bay Popeye colt out of her Thoroughbred mare Anotha Toughcookie (Native Regent - Salem). Barbara plans to name the colt Popportunity SFF – what a fun name!
Robin Pike’s Arabian mare Pejczyk Bannatu delivered a pretty Riverman filly this weekend. Robin commented “We had a beautiful Riverman foal last night. She is dark bay now, but will turn grey. We are calling her Kassy and we couldn't be more thrilled with her. She has a ton of refinement with an athletic build. She is very friendly and smart.”
Congratulations to Christa Barro on the arrival of her Royal Prince filly! Melde (First Class – Argus) delivered a flashy bay filly on Sunday. Both mare and foal are doing great!
Foal Announcements Posted 3/6/13
Congratulations to Wendell and Maryanna Haymon on the arrival of Doctor Wendell’s first foal! EM Rising Star (Rotspon – Ramiro’s Son II) delivered a flashy and very leggy colt on Saturday morning.
It’s a Qredit filly for Chris Roseberry of Charlotte’s Creek Farm. Qalypso (Qredit x Akino/Enrico Caruso) arrived Wednesday evening. Surrogate mare Mimi aimed to prove fetal sexing isn’t always accurate, surprising everyone with a pretty filly instead of a colt. Everyone at Charlotte’s Creek is thrilled just the same – and who wouldn’t be with this flashy girl!
The first Bugatti foal of 2013 has arrived – congratulations to Lake Erie College. The college welcomed the leggy chestnut filly to the “family” on Sunday evening. The students and faculty are all looking forward to spending time with their newest addition.
Tijana Gurba’s Qredit colt out of Fiona (Furst Impression – Maximillian) arrived at the early hour of 3AM on Tuesday, March 5th. The handsome colt is a bright chestnut with a star, stripe, and two tall stockings. Congratulations!
Foal Announcements Posted 2/13/13
The first Hemmingway foal arrives! Congratulations to Terry Tunstall on the arrival of the very first Hemmingway foal -- a bay filly out of Terry's mare Windswept. Terry says the filly is "very correct, gorgeous shoulder, and looks just like Hemmingway."
It’s a colt! Pierre & Samantha St. Jacques’s Dutch mare Zsa Zsa (Prestige VDL – Weltstern) delivered a bay colt by Negro. Samantha shared “Both are doing well. He is adorable and very sweet.” Congratulations!
The first Qredit foal of 2013 has arrived! Congratulations to Angela Mirarchi on the arrival of her Qredit colt out of her mare Wiesling (Wolkentanz-Domingo). Angie says “he is very brave and sweet, very nice shoulder and short back.”
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Donna’s Fancy COF (Donarweiss - Federleicht/Wummerstern)
Owner/Breeder: Denise Rowe
It’s always great to receive updates on the stallions' offspring. Denise wrote to update us on how her Donarweiss filly Donna’s Fancy was doing and sent us a few great pictures. “Thought you might be interested in these photos of Donna's Fancy by Donarweiss. Pictures were taken at Raleigh Summer Dressage 2012. She certainly did blossom out nice. Big difference from the year before.” Donna’s Fancy competed at Raleigh Summer Dressage I and II, finishing Reserve Grand Champion in Raleigh Summer Dressage II. (Posted 1/22/13)
USDF Regional Finals
Results from all the USDF Regional Championships are finally in and we’re very happy to see many Hilltop Farm offspring in the ribbons. We would like to take the time to congratulate all the breeders, owners, and riders who were a part of the following horse’s great results. While we are excited to see all of our offspring excel in the show ring it is especial rewarding to see Hilltop homebreds Balissa HTF (Bugatti – Contucci), Boccaccio IOF (Bugatti – Rubinstein I), Cavalier (Cabaret – Naskra), Con Dia (Contucci – Cor Noir), and Pacino (Parabol – Cor Noir) do so well in the Regional Finals. Cavalier proved to be very competitive at the Region 3 Finals winning the Third Level JR/YR and the Third Level Freestyle Championship; as well as taking Reserve Champion Fourth Level JR/YR. Pacino ended his season in a great way by winning the Intermediaire II Open Championship under Chris Hickey’s ride. One other memorable accomplishment was made at through this year’s Regional Finals: Caruso became Contucci’s first Grand Prix Champion at the Region 6 Championships. Here’s to another great season next year!
Balissa HTF (Bugatti – Contucci)
3rd USDF/GAIG Second Level Open Championships
Chasing Wonder (Contucci – Diwan)
3rd USDF/GAIG Third Level Open Championships
Con Dia (Contucci – Cor Noir)
Reserve Champion USDF/GAIG Third Level A/A
D.W. Bling (Donarweiss – PW Freedom)
8th Place USDF/GAIG Training Level Open Championships
Dux MF (Don Principe x Royal Gem)
4th Place USDF/GAIG Training Level Open Championships
Froelich (Festrausch – Landadel)
4th Place Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Championships
5th Place Fourth Level AA Championships
Pacino (Pacino – Cor Noir)
Champion USDF/GAIG Intermediaire II Open
Reebok (Riverman – Arrian)
6th Place USDF/GAIG Second Level 3 Open Championships
5th Place USDF/GAIG Second Level Freestyle Open Championships
Boccaccio IOF (Bugatti – Rubinstein I)
Reserve Champion GAIG/USDF Training Level Open
6th Place GAIG/USDF First Level Open Championships
Cavalier (Cabaret – Naskra)
Champion GAIG/USDF Third Level JR/YR
Champion GAIG/USDF Third Level Freestyle
Reserve Champion GAIG/USDF Fourth Level JR/YR
Dune MF (Don Principe x EM Rising Star)
4th Place GAIG/USDF Training Level AA Championships
Bijoux (Bugatti – Wallstreet Kid)
Reserve Champion GAIG/USDF Third Level
Chantillee Lace (Contucci x Gizelle)
3rd Place GAIG/USDF Training Level Open Championships
Friedensfest (Festrausch – Alla Czar)
3rd Place GAIG/USDF Second Level JR/YR Championships
Rhoyal Bugatti (Bugatti – Wiebe)
Reserve Champion GAIG/USDF First Level Jr/Yr
Champion GAIG/USDF Second Level Jr/Yr
Bimmer (Bugatti – Wendekreis)
Champion GAIG/USDF Second Level Open
Roca (Royal Prince – Lester’s Patron)
Champion GAIG/USDF Training Level Open
4th Place GAIG/USDF First Level Open Championships
Caruso (Contucci – World Cup)
Champion GAIG/USDF Grand Prix Open Championships
Pflegeleicht (Parabol x Ramona)
Champion GAIG/USDF First Level AA
5th Place GAIG/USDF 2nd Level AA Championships
5th Place GAIG/USDF 2nd Level Freestyle Championships
Cola (Contucci x La Ville Foret)
5th Place GAIG/USDF First Level AA Championships
Donar’s Diablo (Donarweiss x Eurion)
7th Place GAIG/USDF Training Level Open Championships
River Run Roscoe (Riverman – Cosmos)
5th Place GAIG/USDF Intermediaire II Open Championships
Calimar (Contucci – Martini)
Champion USDF/GAIG FEI Intermediaire II Open
Ferrari (Bugatti – Weltmeyer)
9th Place USDF/GAIG PSG Open Championships
Rivendell (Riverman – Bordeaux)
4th Place USDF/GAIG Training Level AA Championships
4th Place USDF/GAIG First Level AA Championships
Caron OBX (Contucci x Rivita/Riverman)
Breeder: Don and Dee Kapper; Owner: Doug and Shannon Langer
“We have just heard from Doug and Shannon Langer, who purchased Caron OBX from us last year. This year they entered her in The American Hanoverian Societies ‘2012 - Two Year Old Futurity’. The individual ‘scores’ from all of the 2012 Inspections sights have been gathered by the registry and we are proud to announce that Caron OBX (Contucci X Komtess V, aka Rivita/Riverman) was the Top Filly in the US and was Two Year Old Reserve Champion over-all. (A colt was the Grand Champion). At 2, she is 16.2 hands tall and is a great combination of her sire and dam. “ (Posted 12/20/12)
|Honor (Negro - Flemmingh)||Honnah Lee (Negro - Riverman)|
Honor (Negro – Flemmingh) & Honnah Lee (Negro – Riverman)
Owner/Breeder: Sue Carr
Congratulations to Sue Carr on the Keuring results of her two Negro foals. “Honnah Lee received a 70 for first premium. Honnah Lee is by Negro out of a Riverman mare and is for sale. Honor received a 69/70 for a second premium. After being cooped up he decided to play instead of cantering. Jumping running and checking things out was much more fun than cantering. So he received 69 points instead of 70. He did not canter out and show off what he actually has. He has a lot of knee action and is so talented he can perform flying changes every stride. He will go far and progress through the upper levels of dressage. Honnah Lee is beautiful and sweet. She is balanced and has a lot of lift in her trot and suspension.- She also likes to play and run. - The breeding of Negro to Arabella (Flemmingh - Riverman) and Riverite (Riverman) is a winner. Hope to breed again.” (Posted 11/21/12)
Balmoral (Bugatti x Princess Nancy/I’ma Hell Raiser xx)
Owner/Breeder: Didi Callahan
“After a 2 yr layoff, due to a fractured coffin bone, torn collateral ligaments, and a foal.( oh, and my hip replacement surgery 3 months prior to the show), we were the BLM Reserve Champions at 1st Level out of 34 entries and 5th In the Second Level out of 27, just 1% point behind the winner. I can't believe this mare- she is one of the best horses I have ever ridden. Hopefully, on to my Bronze Medal next year!” (Posted 11/21/12)
Nightts Royale (Royal Prince x Summer Nightt)
Owner/Breeder: Robin Pike
Well, more good news. Heidi did it again. She won both her half Arabian filly classes and was the 2nd highest scoring horse of 33 total entries! She is coming along quite nicely. (Posted 11/21/12)
Allia (Riverman x Tis Lycius/Lycius xx)
Owner/Breeder: Kimberly Russell
“Allia, my 2008 Riverman foal, was Reserve Champion 4 year old at the East Coast Young Event Horse Championships at Fair Hill this weekend. She really is truly amazing. She is not only incredibly athletic but has the perfect attitude and is wonderful to ride. Someone asks if she's for sale almost everywhere I take her. She's placed in every horse trials I've taken her to as well and qualified for the AECs and Area Championships at baby novice and novice levels, but unfortunately I could not take her to them due to work.” Congratulations Kim! (Posted 11/7/12)
2012 Filly (Bugatti x Lollapalooza/Londontime)
Owner: Julie Gabel; Breeder: Sue and Mike Thome
“I am thrilled to report the 2012 Bugatti filly out of Lollapalooza ("Lolli") bred by Sue and Mike Thome was named Top Filly at the Georgia AHS inspection yesterday! Meg Williams and Mary Giddens were the inspectors - their comments were "nice type, nice head and neck, correct legs, expressive good hind leg and free shoulder". Will send some pictures from the inspection soon.” It’s always great to hear such great inspection results – especially from such a competitive inspection site. Congratulations Julie, Sue, and Mike! (Posted 11/7/12)
Duet MF (Don Principe x Rotina/Rotspon)
Owner/Breeder: Maryanna Haymon
The Don Principe offspring continue to impress us – Duet MF is proving to be quite competitive both in the dressage ring and at breed show. “Duet MF, by Don Principe out of EM Rotina/Rotspon, is the 2012 BLM Reserve Champion with 71.786% in the Senior Training division. Duet also finished the year with a Reserve Championship in the USDF Material Horse of the Year standings. The "Princess" reigns. LOL! Congrats and thanks to Brendan Curtis for a job well done!” (Posted 11/7/12)
Phenix (Popeye x Clanfair Mary Kay)
Owner/Breeder: Angela Mirarchi
“Jovee Farm's Phenix had a busy September with some note worthy accomplishments. He was registered and branded with ISR/Oldenburg Sportpony and received 8.2 for movement. He then showed at Devon a week later and in the 2012 colts class he placed 8th out of a class of 18 with a score of 76.7%. He then topped this placing by finishing 5th in the USDF/GAIG Breeders Chamionship East Coast Series Final Foal Championship with a score of 76.1%. He was the highest placed NC bred colt in the class. Some of the judges comments included: “balanced proportions, good alignment in legs, good reach and swing through back, balanced and steps under, promising athlete.” The show season concluded with Phenix placing 7th in the USDF year end awards for the 2012 Colts and 2nd for the ISR/Oldenburg All Breeds awards for 2012 colts. I love my sportponies by Popeye, they all have consistently been competitive with large warmblood breeds.” (Posted 11/7/12)
2012 USDF Awards
Another great show season has come to a close and offspring of the Hilltop Farm stallions once again proved to be very competitive in the dressage arena from Dressage Breeding all the way through the FEI Levels. A few special highlights from the 2012 USDF Year End Awards include the Don Principe weanling David Bowie MF’s impressive win of the USDF Traveling Trot Perpetual Trophy for being the highest scoring year-end champion in Dressage Sporthorse Breeding; Hilltop’s own, Balissa HTF finishing the year as Reserve Champion Dressage Horse of the Year for First Level and earning the AHS All Breeds Award Championship for First Level as well; and Royal Ramiro’s win of the DSHB Mature Horse Stallion Championship. A detailed list of all offspring results is listed below. Congratulations to all the owners, breeders, and riders on another successful show season – we are honored to be a part of your success!
Balenciaga KIS (Bugatti x Little Black xx/Rockamundo)
DSHB 2 Year Old Fillies – 24th Place ~ 72.100
Balissa HTF (Bugatti x EM Contesse/Contucci)
Dressage HOY First Level – 2nd Place ~ 75.726
AHS All Breeds Award First Level Open Champion ~ 75.726
Bella Notte (Bugatti x Tenacity/Ulft)
USDF Materiale Horse of the Year 3 Year Old Fillies – 6th Place ~ 76.400
Bijoux (Bugatti x Whimsical L/ Wallstreet Kid)
AHS All Breeds Award Third Level Open – 5th Place ~ 68.553
Bimmer (Bugatti x Willow/Wendekreis)
Dressage HOY Second Level – 23rd Place ~ 68.429
Boccaccio IOF (Bugatti x Roxette/Rubinstein)
Dressage HOY Training Level – 10th Place ~ 74.822
AHS All Breeds Award Training Level Open – 5th Place
Rhoyal Bugatti (Bugatti x Rhoyal Dutch Gal/Wiebe)
USDF Junior/Young Rider Second Level – 9th Place ~ 65.381
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Junior/Young Rider Second Level – 2nd Place ~ 65.381
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Open Second Level – 4th Place
Cavalier (Cabaret x Now Voyager/ Naskra)
USDF Junior/Young Rider Fourth Level – 8th Place ~ 63.500
Cash Advance (Contucci x Bernina)
USDF Vintage Cup Fourth Level – 6th Place ~ 65.676
Cha Ching HTF (Contucci x Comtesse/Cordoba)
DSHB Yearling Colts/Gelding – 2nd Place ~ 78.500
Copycat HHF (Contucci x Boario/Bordeaux)
DSHB Current Year Colts – 12th Place ~ 74.600
Commonwealth TRF (Contucci x Wienernacht/World Cup I)
USDF Junior/Young Rider Intermediaire I – 4th Place ~ 65.921
AHS All Breeds Award Junior/Young Rider Intermediaire I Champion
David Bowie (Don Principe x EM Rotina/Rotspon)
DSHB Current Year Colt Champion ~ 85.300
Winner of the Traveling Trot Perpetual Trophy
Dansuse MF (Don Principe x Fuerst Dancer MF/Fuerst Heinrich)
DSHB Current Year Filly Reserve Champion ~ 81.900
De Luetje MF (Don Principe x EM La Dolce Vita/Londonderry)
DSHB 3 Year Old Fillies – 3rd Place ~ 80.300
Debutante MF (Don Principe x EM Rotina/Rotspon)
DSHB 3 Year Old Fillies – 5th Place ~ 79.600
Don Cooper MF (Don Principe x EM Rotina/Rotspon)
USDF Adult Amateur First Level – 36th Place ~ 67.258
Duet MF (Don Principe x EM Rotina/Rotspon)
USDF Materiale Horse of the Year 4 & 5 Year Old Mares Res. Champ ~ 80.500
USEF Four Year Old Test – 13th Place ~ 7.5
Dior CCF (Donarweiss x Akino/Enrico Caruso)
DSHB Yearling Fillies – 6th Place ~ 77.400
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Yearling Fillies – 2nd Place ~ 77.250
Donar’s Diablo (Donarweiss x Eurion)
Dressage HOY Training Level – 11th Place ~ 74.821
Half-Welsh All Breeds Award Training Level Champion
Friedensfest (Festrausch x Czar's Precious Lacey /Alla Czar)
USDF Junior/Young Rider Second Level – 3rd Place ~ 66.429
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Junior/Young Rider Second Level Champion ~ 66.429
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Open Second Level – 2nd Place
Froelich (Festrausch x Light Music/Landadel)
USDF Adult Amateur PSG – 42nd Place ~ 63.224%
USDF Vintage Cup Prix St. George – 26th Place ~ 63.224
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Adult Amateur PSG – 2nd Place ~ 63.224
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Open PSG – 5th Place ~ 63.224
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Vintage Cup PSG – 1st Place
Dilona (Lord Leaterdale x Vajda/Kennedy)
USEF Four Year Old Test – Reserve Champion
Unico G (Negro x Kleora)
USDF HOY Grand Prix – 16th Place ~ 67.952
Phantastico (Parabol x Capricia/Caprimond)
USDF Vintage Cup Training Level – 36th Place ~ 64.700
Prolonging the Magic (Parabol x Tiramisu/Tambourin)
DSHB Yearling Fillies – 3rd Place ~ 78.200
Phenix (Popeye x Clanfair Mary K./Lonetree's Romeo)
DSHB Current Year Colt – 7th Place ~ 76.700
ISR/Old All Breeds Award Reserve Champion Colt of Current Year ~ 76.700
River Run Roscoe (Riverman x Daddy's Image/ Cosmos)
AHHA All Breeds Award Open Intermediaire II – 2nd Place ~ 61.382
Radiance COF (Royal Prince x Crescent Moon COF/Contucci)
DSHB 3 Year Old Fillies – 6th Place ~ 79.200
Rapazzini (Royal Prince x Lively/ Letkiss)
USDF Adult Amateur First Level – 13th Place ~ 69.274
AHS All Breeds Award Adult Amateur First Level – 4th Place
Reebok (Royal Prince x Em Andromache / Arrian)
Dressage HOY Second Level – 6th Place ~ 71.810
USDF First Level Musical Freestyle – 10th Place ~ 70.833
USDF Second Level Musical Freestyle Challenge – 2nd Place ~ 71.419
AHS All Breeds Award Second Level Musical Freestyle – 2nd Place ~ 70.833
AHS All Breeds Award Second Level Open Champion ~ 71.810
Ripley CA (Royal Prince x SPS Winala/Wolkenstein II)
DSHB Yearling Colts/Gelding – 3rd Place ~ 77.700
Riviera HPF (Royal Prince x SPS Harmonie)
USDF Adult Amateur Training Level – 11th Place ~ 70.190
Rmani (Royal Prince x Tiramisu/Ijsselmeer)
USDF Adult Amateur Training Level – 45th Place ~ 67.400
USDF Vintage Cup Training Level – 21st Place ~ 67.400
USDF Vintage Cup Training Level – 2nd Place
Royal Don (Royal Prince x EM Diva)
USEF Four Year Old Test – 13th Place ~ 7.5
Royal Ramiro (Royal Prince x Ramona/Ramiro's Son II)
DSHB Mature Horse Stallion Champion ~ 83.000
USDF Materiale Horse of the Year 4 & 5 Year Old Stallion/Gelding – 10th Place ~ 76.225
Royal Reflection EMF (Royal Prince x Panache/Pablo)
DSHB Yearling Colts/Geldings – 6th Place ~ 77.050
Royal Request (Royal Prince x EM Laneigh/Letkiss)
USDF Vintage Cup First Level – 19th Place ~ 65.271
Royal Tourmalet SPF (Royal Prince x Adira/Armin)
DSHB Yearling Colts/Geldings – 8th Place ~ 76.175
Rugby D (Royal Prince x Ghlacier/Gold Luck)
DSHB 2 Year Old Colts/Gelding – 8th Place ~ 78.550
Donar’s Diablo (Donarweiss x Eurion)
2007 Welsh Cross; Owner: Kim Crandall; Breeder: Stacie Crocetti
Donar’s Diablo, or “Derby,” is a miniature version of Donarweiss, standing 147cm. He has had a very successful 1st year of showing dressage. He has won most of his classes at Training level, with the highest score being 76+% numerous times, he was High Point at 2 out of 4 shows and high point pony at every single one. At our Region 7 Championships here in Burbank California which was the largest one yet, he was the California Dressage Society Training level Horse of the Year (a pony has never won this honor before) with a score of 71.7%, and placed 7th for the USDF Championship. For year end awards, he won the CDS High Point Pony open award (76.7%)..... he was also 1st place USDF All-Breeds 1/2 Welsh (74.8% avg).....and he is ranked 11th for USDF Training level horses(74.8% avg). He is currently schooling 2nd level with an aptitude for collection, so we shall see. In any case, just wanted to share some good news.” (Posted 11/7/12)
Hannah Lee (Negro – Riverman) & Honor (Negro – Flemmingh)
Owner/Breeder: Sue Carr
Hannah Lee and Honor both received Premium status at the Wyngate Farm Keuring. Sue shared “The judges even told us that we had some very nice foals. This made us feel proud and excited knowing that they see many offspring.” Congratulations Sue! (Posted 10/3/12)
De Luetje MF (Don Principe – Londonderry) & Dat’s Mein Deern (Don Principe – Royal Prince)
Owner: Elly Schobel; Breeder: Maryanna Haymon
De Luetje MF took home the Overall Championship at the East Coast Young Event Horse Championships. De Luetje, aka Nini, earned many compliments from the judges who commented that the championship round was very competitive but it was Nini’s lovely gaits and her ability to carry herself well that helped her win the class. Dat’s Mein Deern, also owned by Elly Schobel, showed in the Yearling Fillies class. She finished as Reserve Champion Yearling Filly. Congratulations Elly on the stellar performance of both of your mares – we can’t wait to see what comes next for these two great mares! (Posted 10/3/12)
Del Rio (Riverman x Ranita)
Owner/Breeder: Paula Bynum
“Del Rio by Riverman out of Ranita received Premium honors at the ISR/Oldenburg inspections at Newtown Farms. This is the first foal out of Ranita and I am so pleased with his comformation, movement, and of course his wonderful personality!” (Posted 10/3/12)
Clairmond (Contucci x Frau Roulette Von Rehwald/Ith)
Owner/Breeder: Louise Peterson
“Wanted to let you know, Claire was accepted into the Premium Mare Book at the Oldenburg NA inspection on September 15th, with a score of 106. She's been under saddle now for about 8 months and I rode her myself for the first time yesterday -- a momentous occasion for me! She is doing so well, I can hardly believe it”. (Posted 10/3/12)
Harlow LJS (Laroche x Melesta/Hemmingway)
Breeder: Marie Emrey
Harlow LJS earned First Premium in her Jumper Class at Iron Spring Farm’s KWPN Keuring. Congratulations Marie! (Posted 9/25/12)
Penelope (Qredit x Prima Ballerina xx/Pablo)
Owner/Breeder: Debbie Graves
Penelope was named a Premium Foal at the First Flight Farm GOV inspection on September 14th. Penelope’s wonderful inspection results makes six premium foals thus far for Qredit. Debbie Graves other Qredit foal Quixote OBF (Qredit x Osage Princess/Contagious) also earned many compliments. Congratulations Debbie! (Posted 9/25/12)
Peloton (Donarweiss x Katmai)
Owner/Breeder: Margo Clegg
“We are just home from the inspection at Chestnut Lawn. It was a lovely place although the stalls were decidedly small for Kat and Peloton to share and particularly for keeping all eight white stockings clean! Nevertheless we all survived and Peloton received a “Premium” foal status and Grand Champion foal of the inspection with an 8.4. I gather the scoring has been changed somewhat since last year so Christian said we should all expect slightly lower scores than might have previously been seen so I was quite pleased. He said Peloton got the highest score for movement he has given to ANY foal in ANY inspection so far this season. He said the foal who has gotten the highest overall score this season was the day before at the mare center and that foal was also a Donarweiss son. He was not very complimentary about Pelly’s head which,admittedly, is not his best feature but he went on to say that anyone who gets to trot down center line on that horse will know that no one is looking at his/her horse’s head!” (Posted 9/20./12)
Got Rhythum (Negro x Prima Donna/Donnerhall)
Owner/Breeder: Cecelia Stewart
Congratulations to CeCe Stewart on the success of Got Rhythum or “Remy” at the KWPN Keuring at Blalock Lakes. Remy scored a 76.8, earning him the title of First Premium. He is currently the highest scoring yearling in the United States for the breed. The judges had many compliments including “Elegant uphill build with a good topline. His powerful hind leg in the trot makes him a potential top dressage horse with a lot of ability for collection.” (Posted 9/20/12)
Qharisma (Qredit x Diekenda/Deutschmark)
Owner/Breeder: Nina Fricke
Nina Fricke's lovely Qredit filly, Qharisma (Qredit - Deutschmark), earned premium status and high score filly at her ISR/Oldenburg inspection. This filly earned an overall score of 8.4 and received many compliments from the judges. This makes 5 premium foals for Qredit's first foal crop! (Posted 8/30/12)
Calibos (Cabaret x She's Notable/Nostalgia)
Owner/Breeder: Rebecca Johnson
“I just wanted to let you know that Nola’s foal by Cabaret received a premium score and was High Point Foal at the ISR Oldenburg inspections on Tuesday! Chrisitian Schacht said he “was a very correct foal with beautiful movement”. We are very pleased with him and will try to send some photos of him.” (Posted 8/30/12)
Bella Notte (Bugatti x Tenacity/Ulft)
Owner: Peg Lansing; Breeder: Darla D’Agay
“Bella Notte went to Lamplight Equestrian Center for a show and one of her judges was Gary Rockwell, who was very complementary of her and her demeanor. She was a bit tense (neither she or Carrie, her trainer had been around the Young Horse Finals) but worked through it and received a 75.4 from him. He was very impressed with the character of her trot at her age!” (Posted 8/30/12)
Dat’s Mien Deern (Don Principe – Royal Prince) & De Luetje MF (Don Principe – Londonderry)
Owner: Elly Schobel; Breeder: Maryanna Haymon
“My two Don Principe mares, Dat's Mien Deern (Don Principe/Royal Prince) and De luetje MF (Don Principe/Londonderry) were highly successful at this weekend's Young Event Horse show at Cedar Ridge, Athens, GA. Dat's Mien Deern won her Yearling class with 78.1 % (2 % ahead of second place) - her first time off the farm. De Luetje MF ( 2010 USDF Reserve National Yearling Champion) won her Three Year old class with 84.9 %, and receiving High Score of the show. Both mares exceeded the minimum required scores by over 10 % and are qualified for the YEH East Coast Championship, to be held at Morven Park, VA on Sept. 29.” (Posted 8/30/12)
Quintessential PFF (Qredit x Whymsical/Wonderful)
Owner/Breeder: Lisa Hewson
“Quitessential PFF aka Tessa (Qredit x Whymsical) was the highest scoring foal at her RPSI inspection last weekend. She was awarded Gold Premium status with an overall score of 8.3! Her dam was also inspected and was accepted into the Main Mare Book 1. We're very proud of both of them!” (Posted 8/22/12)
Pixar (Popeye x Faschon/Fascination)
Owner/Breeder: Kristin DeLuca
Pixar earned premium status at his ISR/Oldenburg inspection this past weekend. He received an overall score of 8.1, with scores as high as 8.5 for overall impression. Congratulations on your wonderful colt Kristin! (Posted 8/22/12)
Hilltop Farm ISR/Oldenburg Inspection Results
Many of the Hilltop Farm stallions were represented at the ISR/Oldenburg inspection this weekend. Phoenix (Donarweiss – Pointmaker), owned and bred by Kathy LaCroix,earned premium status and was Champion Colt of the inspection with an overall score of 8.2. Donarweiss filly, Donna Z (Donarweiss – Wicked Courtjester), owned and bred by Barbara Bonk also earned premium status with an overall score of 8.0. Emily Allen’s Qredit filly, Quintessential (Qredit – Riverman), was a special highlight for many as she is a part of Qredit’s first foal crop. Quintessential continued Qredit’s streak of premium foals by earning premium status and an overall score of 8.0. Lastly, a filly by Cordini named Salicora (Cordini – Great Legend) was the Champion Filly of the inspection with an overall score of 8.2. (Posted 8/22/12)
Dahlia (Donarweiss x Ivy/Ideal)
Owner/Breeder: Val Zeek
“Thought I would let you all know that Dahlia finally got to go to an inspection! Phewww. The best part was Christian Schacht declared that her conformation and movement was "Perfect" and that all breeders should be trying for such a horse. Well, that made my year!” ”She has been wonderful when taken to the shows and received an 80.5% (and Reserve Champ filly) and a 78.8% (and Champ filly) at the in-hand show last weekend. I couldn't be happier, and have almost decided to keep her. For now she is still on the market, but I might have gotten too attached to her to let her go.” (Posted 8/22/12)
Royal Prince and Contucci continue to prove their influence as sires as the inspection results begin to come in from around the country. In New York, Contucci colt Copycat HHF (Contucci- Bordeaux), owned and bred by Christine Kropf, was the Top Foal at his AHS inspection. In Tennessee, Dara Lindner's Royal Prince - Manhattan colt received numerous compliments at his GOV inspection earning the status of Premium Foal and Foal of Distinction. On the westcoast, Carol DiMaggio's Royal Prince colt Rohmeo (Royal Prince - Lord Liberty G) was awarded Premium status by the GOV and Stallion Prospect. Congratulations to all! (Posted 8/15/12)
First Qredit Foal Attend Inspection
We have anxiously been awaiting inspection results since the first Qredit foal hit the ground this spring. Meg Sherman's filly Quite Feine (Qredit - Feiner Stern) was the first Qredit foal to be inspected. The filly earned many compliments from the GOV and was designated a Premium Foal and Foal of Distinction. Congratulations Meg! (Posted 8/15/12)
Phenix (Popeye x Clanfair Mary K./Lonetree's Romeo)
Owner/Breeder: Angela Mirarchi
Phenix was reserve champion for Foal Championship at VADA/NOVA Breed Show 08/2012 as a result he was invited to attend 2012 GAIG/USDF Breeders Championship at Devon. He consistently received 8 for his walk and trot score of 7.8 with many first placings. Many commented that he was very well behaved. This was his first time off the farm and he was very brave and showed off his talent. (Posted 8/15/12)
Qassius (Qredit x Kirin’s Legacy/Budweiser)
Owner/Breeder: Diana Moran
“Just got done with Qash's inspection. His registered name is Qassius. He earned premium, scored 8.5's in all categories and was site champion!!!! The judge was very complimentary. Some of the comments were: "outstanding foal", "wonderful topline", wonderful ground covering movement left the judge speechless, "wonderful disposition". We have a lot of photos and I will send you them plus video once it is loaded on the computer. Just wanted to let you know the amazing results!!” (Posted 8/15/12)
Foal Announcements Posted 7/25/12
In Montana, Jil Walton’s mare Swoon Dancer had a pretty Reno filly. Jil commented “The Reno filly, "Extra Virgin Olive" is smaller than the boys last year and very correct and self assured. I love those Reno babies!”
Foal Announcements Posted 7/17/12
Randal Sparks Riverman filly is finally here! The pretty filly out of Diamanta (ES Domiro – Diamont) is a flash bay with two socks and blaze. Congratulations Randy!
Cauleen Glass’s maiden mare Ally McBeal (DeNiro – Argentinus) kept everyone waiting two weeks after her due date. On July 4th her Bugatti filly finally arrived. The filly will be named Believe in Me. Congratulations Cauleen!
Continuum HHF (Contucci x Bit of Gold/Bordeaux)
Owner/Breeder: Aviva Nebesky
“We have qualified for the BLMs at Training and First Level. I am also going to try to qualify for GAIGs at both levels. We are going to CDCTA at Glenwood Park in August, PVDA at Loch Moy in September, and either Morven Park or Rosemount in September. At the PVDA Summer Show this past weekend we won Training Level Test 3 with a whopping 79.4% which was the High Score for the show for the weekend. He is a star. He got his daddy's brain and gaits. Aren't I lucky??” (Posted 7/17/12)
2012 Colt (Royal Prince x Mazurka/Manhattan)
Owner/Breeder: Dara Lindner
“Just wanted to brag a bit on my 2012 Royal Prince colt out of Mazurka. At his GOV inspection this last week, he was awarded not only premium status, but also received the title of 'Foal of Distinction.' The inspectors couldn't say enough good things about him and were particularly impressed with his movement.” (Posted 7/17/12)