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USEF Leading Sire Rankings

Each year we look forward to the release of the finalized USEF Leading Sire Rankings.  It is an excellent resource for US stallion owners, breeders, riders, and trainers alike; with just a few clicks you have access to which stallions had offspring competing in 2014, the offspring’s results, and owner, breeder, and bloodline information.  With over 1000 sires listed on the dressage ranking list alone, it is truly exciting to see many Hilltop Farm stallions ranked in the top 25 of any of the rankings and even more special to see some of the stallions appearing in multiple ranking lists.

Dressage Breeding Sire Ranking List

2nd           Royal Prince
3rd           Ampère
4th           Don Principe
7th           Bugatti
17th         Contucci
19th         Qredit
24th         Doctor Wendell MF

Dressage Sire Ranking List

12th         Contucci
14th         Royal Prince
15th         Bugatti
22nd        Don Principe

Eventing Sire Ranking List

6th           Riverman
7th           Ramiro B
18th         Quite Easy
24th         Don Principe

Half-Arabian Sire Ranking List

19th         Contucci

Hunter Breeding Sire Ranking List

16th         Royal Prince
28th         Riverman

Hunter Sire Ranking List

15th         Quite Easy
17th         Riverman
26th         Contucci

Jumper Sire Ranking List

36th         Riverman

Thank you to all the owners who are out competing with their offspring that contributed towards these rankings.  With the 2015 show season already under way, we’re excited to see offspring by all of the stallions out competing.  It is rewarding to not only see the results of the stallion’s offspring listed but to receive so many email updates throughout the season sharing these results.  We always look forward to hearing from the owners, breeders, and riders of the stallion’s offspring and hope you all continue to keep in touch.

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This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%.

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Witness-Nations-Cup

It was an absolute perfect finish to our Florida show season when Chris and Witness were invited to be on Team USA for the first ever CDIO3* Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Florida. Chris and Witness started the weekend out strong with a 2nd place finish in Friday’s Prix St. Georges, but they really shone in the Freestyle under the lights on Saturday night.

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Horse-Handlers

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.

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Recent News

2017 Breeder Rewards: There is no greater testament to a stallion than the quality and success of their offspring. Each year we look forward to seeing the stallion’s offspring out showing successfully. The Hilltop Farm Breeder Reward Program allows us to reward the breeders and owners of horses bred through Hilltop Farm who achieve competitive success through Rewards Certificates that can be applied towards a future breeding. >>>

2018 Stallion Book Set to Mail: The 2018 Hilltop Farm Stallion Book will be mailing after the first of the year. Breeders now have two methods of receiving this updated information, either through the Hilltop Farm website or via mail. >>>

Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings: The US Equestrian Leading Sire Rankings closed in mid-December and we have many exciting results to share! For the second time Marydell Farm's Don Principe was named the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and for the fourth time Riverman was named Eventing Sire of the Year! >>>

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! >>>