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!
Hilltop Farm is thrilled that three of our stallions have been named USEF Leading Sires of the Year for 2009. Contucci (Caprimond-Lungau)is the Dressage Sire of the Year; Riverman (Redfort-Landego) is the Eventing Sire of the Year; and for the second year in a row, Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year (and Bugatti was ranked second in this category).
It’s official – the USEF Sire Rankings have been tabulated for the year and we are very proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row Riverman is the Eventing Sire of the Year and for the 3rd year in a row Royal Prince is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year! Congratulations to all the owners and breeders whose offspring contributed to these wins.
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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.
For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion in Germany for the first part of his life.