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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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.

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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

Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti-Ramses Rasul): We received wonderful news from breeder Deb Thomas of Sanford Farms in CT. Deb shared that 2-Year Old Bugatti gelding Bugati Max Effrt SFA (Bugatti x Desert Aurora/Ramses Rasul) was named National Reserve Champion 2-Year Old Half Arabian Gelding at the 2017 AHA National Sport Horse Show. Congratulations to all of “Max’s” connects! >>>

USDF 2017 Year-End Awards: Congratulations to Michael Bragdell on an outstanding year. >>>

Schedule for East and West Coast Stallion Tests Announced: The North American Stallion Sport Test, LLC has released the schedule of events for both the East Coast and West Coast stallion tests in Oct/Nov 2017. All listed events are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. >>>

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! >>>