RPSI Stallion Approvals
Five new stallions are now approved RPSI! We were pleased to welcome the Rheinland Phalz-Saar International registry to Hilltop Farm on August 6th. We’ve had stallions nominated with RPSI previously and have been looking forward to presenting some additional stallions to them. The timing on tour worked out well this year and we’re grateful they could stop by Hilltop as they proceeded to a regular inspection site. We presented five stallions for their consideration and are thrilled to announce that all five were accepted. Newly approved stallions include Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx), Qredit (Quaterback-Dream of Glory), GK Calucci (Calido I-Accord II) owned by Saly Glassman, and Talisman (Toulon-Alexis Z) owned by Arlette Johnson. We are particularly happy that Calucci and Talisman will now be standing here at Hilltop Farm via cooled semen.
Ten weeks following a surgery that was intended to prolong and sustain the quality of life for the 19-year old Holsteiner stallion, Hilltop Farm lost their founding sire Cabaret on October 28, 1999. An arthrocentesis was performed on the right front fetlock of the stallion in order to" fuse" the fetlock and create relief for a failing suspensory apparatus.
Carola Koppelmann and Comic Hilltop FRH won the 2006 Nurnberger Burgpokal at CDI-W Frankfurt last weekend with a winning score of 74.10% in the final round. The Nurnberg Burgpokal is the German National Championships for horses in the small tour (Prix St. George) and is only open to 7 – 9 year-old horses.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.
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.