Sternlicht & Doctor Wendell Qualify for USEF Championships
The official letters were released this week and we are thrilled to share that Hilltop Farm’s Sternlicht and Marydell Farm’s Doctor Wendell MF have both been invited to the USEF/Markel Young Horse National Championships August 20-24th near Chicago, IL. Sternlicht qualified in the Four-Year Old division with an average score of 8.28 with trainer Michael Bragdell. Doctor Wendell will contest the Six-Year Old division and qualified on an overall average of 8.0 with rides by Chris Hickey and Jim Koford. If you are in the area, please come and join us in cheering on these talented US-bred stallions.
Each year the United States Dressage Federation honors one breeder as the USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year and we are very excited to share that Hilltop Farm was the recipient for this award in 2013.
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.
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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.
The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International.