Hilltop News

The United States Equestrian Federation compiles annual Sire Rankings based on competition results of recorded offspring.  With the results finalized the end of December, we’re excited to share the achievements for the current, and a few former, stallions at Hilltop Farm.

  • Quite Easy
    •  USEF Leading Hunter Sire.  This is the second consecutive year Quite Easy was recognized as the Leading Hunter Sire!
    • USEF Jumper Sire Rankings – 8th
    • USEF Eventing Sire Rankings – 22nd
  • Riverman
    •  USEF Leading Eventing Sire – Reserve Champion
    • USEF Hunter Sire – 17th
  • Ampere
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – Reserve Champion
  • Bugatti
    • USEF Hunter Eventing Sire – 10th
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 4th
    • USEF Dressage Sire  – 16th
  • Contucci
    • USEF Dressage Sire – 4th
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 15th
    • USEF Half-Arabian Sire – 22nd
    • USEF Eventing Sire – 9th
  • Doctor Wendell MF
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 13th
  • Donarweiss GGF
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 10th
  • Don Principe
    • USEF Dressage Sire – 14th
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 5th
    • USEF Hunter Breeding Sire – 16th
  • Negro
    • USEF Dressage Sire – 8th
  • Olivi
    • USEF Dressage Sire –  30th
  • Pikko del Cerro
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 21st
  • Popeye
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 19th
  • Qredit
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 6th
  • Royal Prince
    • USEF Hunter Breeding Sire – 7th
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 11th
    • USEF Dressage Sire  – 11th
  • Sternlicht
    • USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 3rd

It’s great to see offspring of so many of the stallions competing successfully around the country.  Congratulations to the owners, breeders, and riders of the many wonderful offspring out showing this season.  Wishing you all continued success in 2017!

Stallion News

Hilltop Archives

Riverman-Jan-2012

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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Riverman_Jan-2013

Riverman (Redfort – Landego) has been a cornerstone of the Hilltop Farm stallion line up for many years. Though is career focus was in the dressage arena, we see Riverman offspring excelling in the upper levels of almost every sport including dressage, eventing, combined driving, and most recently Riverman offspring are shining in show jumping...

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Hilltop Articles & Interviews

American-Bred-Sport-Horses

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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Recipe-For-Top-Hanoverians

Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.

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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! >>>