Rubinero Joins the Hilltop Farm Stallion Roster
Hilltop Farm is excited to share the news that Rubinero (Rubinstein-Ex Libris-Furioso II) will be standing at Hilltop Farm this year! Owned by Dawn Bernardo, Rubinero comes originally from Gestut Vorwerk’s esteemed breeding program. Rubinero has a long FEI career to his record, including winning the USDF Region 3 Intermediaire I Championships with his amateur owner. From his early breedings in Germany, Rubinero has already produced a licensed son, States Premium daughters, and Premium Foals. With his move in March to Hilltop Farm, this handsome stallion will once again be available to breeders. Rubinero’s webpage has just been uploaded, but additional information, photos, and videos will be added in the coming days. Through April 1st, Rubinero is available at the special introductory fee of $1600, so book your contract today!
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.
Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm are excited to announce their purchase of the recently licensed, three-year old Hanoverian stallion Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino). The charismatic black stallion was bred by Rachel Ehrlich of Massachusetts and is the second stallion from her well-established breeding program to be approved by the American Hanoverian Society.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property.
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.