Hilltop News

Qredit_US_1_SusanJStickle_stallion_webTeam Hilltop had an excellent show season and we’re celebrating many USDF Year-End Awards for both our own and client horses.  Wonderful job Michael, Jess, & Quinnten.  Congratulations to all the owners & breeders!

  • Kevelaer (Wamberto-Gribaldi), owner/breeder Gavin Parfit & Isabel Barzun US-Bred
    • 4th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.95%
  • Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred
    • 7th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Yearling Colts/Geldings) 77.25%
  • Royal Celeste FH (Royal Classic-Diamond Hit), leased by Quinnten Alston & Jonathan Clark, bred by Eliza Rutherford US-Bred
    • 5th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies) 75.55%
  • Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince), owner/breeder Hilltop Farm US-Bred
    • 9th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (3 Year Old Fillies Materiale) 72.00%
  • Elizabeth’s Elan (Quite Easy-Calimero), owner/breeder Beth Gildea US-Bred
    • CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Holsteiner (Training Level) 68.636%
  • David Bowie MF (Don Principe-Rotspon), owner/breeder Marydell Farm US-Bred
    • 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (USEF 4 Year Olds) 7.8
  • Faberge Blue (Contango-Democraat), owned by Mitch & Lara Mitchelson, bred by Marie Emrey US-Bred
    • 2nd Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367%
    • 4th Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Third Level) 69.492%
    • 8th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Musical Freestyle Challenge) 71.042%
    • 16th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level Freestyle) 73.367%
  • Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino), owned by Hilltop Farm, bred by Rachel Ehrlich US-Bred
    • CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Hanoverian (Third Level) 71.463%
    • 6th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (FEI 6 Year Olds) 8.0
    • 12th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Third Level) 71.463%
  • Qredit Hilltop (Quaterback-Dream of Glory), owned by Hilltop Farm, bred by Judy Yancey US-Bred
    • CHAMPION USDF Horse of the Year (Intermediate Musical Freestyle Challenge) 72.508%
    • CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Oldenburg OHBS (Intermediate Freestyle) 74.00%
    • 2nd Place in USDF All-Breeds Oldenburg OHBS (Intermediate I) 71.514%
    • 4th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Intermediate I Freestyle) 74.00%
    • 7th Place in USDF Horse of the Year Standings (Intermediate I) 71.514%
  • Feuerbach (Florestan-Welcome), owned by Kaja Brix, bred by Rudolf Hellman
    • CHAMPION USDF All-Breeds Westfalen (Prix St. Georges) 69.343%
  • Witness Hilltop (Hamlet-Burggraaf), owned by Hilltop Farm, bred by Renee Fransen
    • 3rd Place in USDF All-Breeds KWPN (Grand Prix) 67.577%

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Hilltop Archives

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Any who has endured the loss of a horse can understand the sorrow and despair that descends like a shroud over everyone involved. Any who has witnessed a horse struggle through serious illness can understand how emotional it is to watch horses fight for their lives and how much respect such horses earn amongst their caregivers.

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The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division.

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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.

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For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion in Germany for the first part of his life.

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Recent News

Dunmovin Dressage: Well the rain may have gotten us totally soaked, but it was still a great show at Dunmovin. Jess Fay took two horses out for their first dressage shows with super results. >>>

VADA/NOVA Fall Dressage Show: It was a beautiful weekend in Virginia for the VADA/NOVA Fall Show. Michael took Kaja Brix’s Feuerbach out for a warm-up before Regionals. They won both their Intermediate I tests with a 66.9% and a 69.7%. >>>

2017 USEF Young/Developing Horse Championships: The USEF Young and Developing Horse Championships remain a highlight of our show plans every year. With only the top 15 of each age group invited to the Finals, the competition is intense yet the sense of comradery and enthusiasm is one of the best of all the shows. >>>

Foal Announcements

Riverman Foal Announcements: 07-06-2017: Congratulations to Kathy LaCroix of Aberdeen, MD on the birth of her new Riverman filly! Arriving on June 16th to her TB mare Twilight Reign, Kathy says her new foal took her time coming, 361 days before she made her grand entrance but she was well worth the wait. >>>

Vallado Foal Announcements: 06-06-17: Congratulations to Eric Taddeo of Warwick, NY on the arrival of his new Vallado foal, born to his mare Star in the month of May! >>>

Donarweiss Foal Announcements: 07-25-16: Michelle James of Airdrie, AB is thrilled to announce the arrival of her new Donarweiss filly! Daydream arrived to Michelle’s CWBHA mare Twice Gold on May 13th and Michelle says she is absolutely stunning and will be calling her Dreamy for short. Congratulations! >>>