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!
At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor.
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.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.