Qredit & Witness Turn Up the Heat at the WPDA Summer Sizzler
Michael had a fantastic showing August 15-16 at the WPDA Summer Sizzler in Quentin, PA. Hilltop’s Qredit and Witness were both in top form for the weekend, winning all of their classes as well as High-Score Breed Awards from the GOV and KWPN respectively. They also captured High-Score show awards for each division. Qredit’s Prix St. Georges tests scored a 70% and a 75%, including multiple 9’s while Witness’s Grand Prix tests with Michael earned a 65.8% and a 77.8%. Yes, that is not a typo…it was a 77.8% in the Grand Prix! Witness has one more show scheduled in September and then both horses will head on to the USDF Region 1 Championships.
With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline. Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines.
Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show. A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.
A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.