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!
The Lamplight Equestrian Center showgrounds were an exceptional stage for the USEF Young Horse National Championships this past weekend and we could not be happier with the performances of Hemmingway (Hofrat - Archipel) and Qredit Hilltop (Quaterback - Dream of Glory).
With great sadness, we must announce that our beautiful Holsteiner stallion Cor Noir was put down November 3, 2003 for humane reasons. Cor Noir gave tremendous quality to our Hilltop Farm breeding program, producing our top broodmares and the foundation for so much of our success today.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
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.