Hilltop Horses

2012 Hanoverian Mare, 16.1 hands Royal Prince – Cordoba – Weltmeyer

Photo by Bill Alphin

As the last daughter of our wonderful mare EM Comtesse (aka Cha Cha), Relevè holds a special place in everyone’s heart here at Hilltop Farm.  Cha Cha won riding test at the Ratje-Niebuhr show in Verden in 2000 and had an excellent mare inspection with no score less than 8.  She was sold through the Verden Elite Auction and was trained to Intermediaire.  In 2008, Cha Cha was named Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon. Cha Cha’s dam has also produced two Approved Stallions as well as four full-siblings to Cha Cha, including Peter Storr’s Cocofino.  This mare line descends from Heinrich Bolte’s outstanding mare Goldlady who received the 1A prize 15 times during her show career.  Goldlady won the German Agricultural Championships in 1989, won the Federal mare show in 1994, was named Best Mare of the 1997 Louis-Wiegels Show, and in 2000 & 2003 won her division of the Ratje-Niebuhr show. Relevè’s sire, Royal Prince, is well known for his beautiful type, elastic gaits, and the wonderful rideability he passes on to his offspring.  Royal Prince was Reserve Champion at his 70-day test, earning 129.90 points overall. He placed 4th at the 2004 FEI World Championships for Young Horses and was the 2004 USEF National Champion. Royal Prince also represented the US at the 2005 World Championships for Young Horses and continued competing through Prix St. Georges with multiple championships along the way. Royal Prince was named the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for five consecutive years and his offspring are consistent winners in the dressage arena. Relevè’s competition highlights include:

  • 2014 Dressage at Devon ~ 2nd place Yearling Fillies
  • 2014 USDF Horse of the Year ~ Reserve Champion Yearling Fillies
  • 2014 National Champion ~ AHS Futurity
  • 2015 Dressage at the Park ~ Filly & Young Horse Champion & Reserve Grand Champion
  • 2015 Dressage at Devon ~ 3rd place Two-Year Old Fillies
  • High-Scoring Mare at her AHS Inspection with an overall 7.83

Relevè was lightly started in the spring of 2016.  Like most of the Royal Prince offspring, she has an excellent attitude undersaddle and gives her rider a very positive feeling with her natural balance, expression, and good connection. While our longterm plans include her development undersaddle, we wanted one foal from Relevè early on so she has been bred to Qredit for a 2017 foal.

Video & Pedigree

Royal Prince Rohdiamant Rubinstein I
EM Elektia V
Piri Piri Prince Thatch xx
Winzerin
EM Comtesse Cordoba Cavalier
Bianca
Wunderschoene Weltmeyer
Goldlady

Photos

Photo by Stacy Lynne

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