Quite Easy News

Quite Easy News

VADA/NOVA Fall Dressage Show: It was a beautiful weekend in Virginia for the VADA/NOVA Fall Show. Michael took Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach out for a warm-up before Regionals. They won both their Intermediate I tests with a 66.9% and a 69.7%. >>>

By Chance Dressage I & II: Despite a dismal weather forecast, Jessica Fay and Natalie Wolfer headed off to another horse show this weekend. The wonderful volunteers and management at By Chance Farm had a big job with all the rain, but did the best possible job coping with the conditions and thankfully by Sunday we were all drying out a bit. >>>

Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II): Elizabeth Conyers and her own Volcan de France (Quite Easy x Irlandaise II) had a very successful showing at the Split Rock Jumping Tour in Lexington, KY last month. >>>

USEF Sire Rankings: The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring. With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for the current, and a few former, stallions at Hilltop Farm. >>>

2016 WBFSH Sire Rankings: The 2016 World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses annually produces rankings for Top Sires in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. We are thrilled to share the results of some of the special stallions in our current line-up. >>>

USDF Year-End Awards: Team Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses. Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten. Congratulations to all the owners & breeders! >>>

2016 USDF Regional Championships: This year, we made the choice to travel to Saugerties, NY for the USDF Region 8 Finals. The venue is fantastic at the HITS showgrounds and the NEDA team, as always, run a wonderful show. >>>

Ne-Yo (Quite Easy x Mysterie Girl Van De Heffinck/Vazal Van T Woutland): We always look forward to owners sharing updates on their Hilltop-sired horses. We recently received an email from Sarah Livingston, the proud owner of Quite Easy gelding Ne-Yo (Quite Easy - Vazal Van T Woutland). Ne-Yo and Sarah have been very successful in the 3’3” Junior Hunters this season. >>>

Quite Easy Foal Announcements: 06-13-2016: We are so pleased to congratulate Betsy Ball of Starkville, MS on the arrival of her new Quite Easy filly! Arriving to her TB mare Alymende on June 7th, Betsy says her new arrival is doing well. Congratulations! >>>

VADA/NOVA Spring Dressage Show: There's nothing quite like the first show of the year! Hilltop trainer Jess Faye took two coming 4-year olds to the VADA/NOVA show at Morven Park the weekend of April 9-10. Despite snow, gusting winds up to 50 mph, and a morning temp in the 20's, it was an excellent outing. >>>

Quite Easy USEF Leading Hunter Sire: With the beautiful type, scope, quick reactions, and correct gaits, it is no surprise that Quite Easy offspring have become a top consideration for hunter riders. The 2015 show season proved to be an exceptional year for the Quite Easy offspring. >>>

USEF Leading Sire Rankings: A quick guide to pedigree, competition results, owners, breeders, and riders, the USEF Leading Sire Rankings continues to be a good resource for information on horses competing in the United States. >>>

Jago (Quite Easy-Cortus) Earns USDF Award: We consistently look to Quite Easy to produce versatile athletes with good gaits and jumping ability. The success of Quite Easy’s offspring in the upper levels of most every discipline further solidifies the great athleticism Quite Easy produces. Each year we see Tamara McGowen’s Jago (ds. Cortus) earn top rankings in the USDF Awards at the FEI levels. >>>

USEF Leading Sire Rankings: Each year we look forward to the release of the finalized USEF Leading Sire Rankings. It is an excellent resource for US stallion owners, breeders, riders, and trainers alike. >>>

Jago (Quite Easy-Cortus): The Quite Easy offspring time and again prove their versatility as both jumping and dressage partners. Tamara McGowen’s Jago certainly showcased the correct gaits and FEI dressage potential that the Quite Easy offers through Jago’s performance results at Intermediaire II and Grand Prix during the 2014 season. >>>

Dressage at Stone Tavern: On August 31st, Team Hilltop traveled to the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown to compete in the Dressage at Stone Tavern Breed Show. Beth Custalow’s lovely yearling Bugatti filly, Bugatti’s Ballerina, placed third in both her age group and her Hanoverian breed class. >>>

World Equestrian Games: The World Equestrian Games is certainly the highlight competition for this season with the very best competitors in each discipline, including reining, driving, vaulting, and the para-equestrian competitions. It’s always interesting to evaluate such a wide demographic of bloodlines. >>>

Hilltop Stallions Lead USEF Sire Rankings: Another cornerstone in the Hilltop Farm line-up, Contucci (Caprimond – Lungau) also earned multiple top-25 finishes. Contucci finished the year ranked 21st in the Hunter Sire rankings, 6th in Eventing Sire rankings, 23rd in Dressage Breeding Sire rankings and last but not least 5th in Dressage Sire rankings. >>>

2013 WBFSH Sire Rankings: Each year breeders eagerly await the release of the World Breeding Federation’s Sire Rankings and this year we see a number of the stallions within the Hilltop Farm Stallion Line-up breaking into these prestigious rankings. In the dressage standings, Negro (Ferro-Variant) reaches the Top Ten standings for the first year thanks to the international success of Valegro, Nintendo, Numberto, Netto, and Unico G. >>>