Quartet Wins Big at Devon
The weanling filly Quartet (Qredit-Arrian) took center stage during Dressage at Devon and brought home some huge scores and wins for breeder/owner Michelle Reilly. Quartet started her day with a win in the Fillies of 2014 class with a huge score of 86.1%. She was Reserve Champion in the Devon Foal Championship, and then floated her way to the win in the USDF/GAIG East Coast Foal Championship. King Santacruz, who handles for Hilltop Farm during Devon, presented the filly for all her wins. This filly’s show brought back memories of Michelle’s last trip to Devon when Quartet’s sire Qredit won the Grand Championship for Michelle who owned him at the time. Congratulations Michelle!
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.
It’s hard to believe that it really has been 20 years already. When Jane MacElree first purchased the stallions Cabaret and Nureyev, she had no idea of what would evolve in the coming years, but what a journey it has been! On October 29th Jane, the Hilltop staff, and many of our friends, family, and clients celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a wonderful party at the farm.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.