Sternlicht & Qredit Close Out our Florida Season
Our Florida season wrapped up in a winning fashion at the Global Dressage #7 show in Wellington. Qredit placed 1st & 2nd in his Developing PSG classes with scores of 70% and 68.4% over the two days. Sternlicht meanwhile contested his first FEI Six-Year Old class and handily won with an 8.02 overall. Sternlicht’s breeder, Rachel Ehrlich, was able to join us this weekend making this an extra special win! The Florida season was a beneficial one for both of the stallions and it was fun to meet so many breeders who came to see them over the last two months. It’s now back to Hilltop for the start of breeding season!
Devon is one of our favorite shows and we always look forward to catching up with other breeders, owners, and friends at this historic show. A large group of horses joined us from Hilltop’s Raising Department and Devon Prep Program making this year’s Devon especially busy for Team Hilltop.
The influence of a stallion is marked not only by the stallion's success but most importantly by the success of his offspring. Riverman's (Redfort x Alexis III/Landego) offspring set him apart as truly an exceptional sire as they continue to excel in the dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper rings at all levels of competition.
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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.
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.