USEF Sire Rankings
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
- USEF Leading Eventing Sire – Reserve Champion
- USEF Hunter Sire – 17th
- USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – Reserve Champion
- USEF Hunter Eventing Sire – 10th
- USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 4th
- USEF Dressage Sire – 16th
- 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
- USEF Dressage Sire – 8th
- USEF Dressage Sire – 30th
- Pikko del Cerro
- USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 21st
- USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Sire – 19th
- 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
- 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!
It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes.
Royal Prince (Rohdiamant-Prince Thatch xx) offspring typically share their sire’s stamp of refined, modern type, a correct foundation, and quality movement and those attributes are well-rewarded in the breed show ring. We are excited to share the news that Royal Prince has won the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for the FIFTH consecutive year...
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
The phone rings at Hilltop Farm and breeding manager Natalie DiBerardinis answers. Just as she suspected, it is a mare owner looking for advice. Which stallion would be a good match for her mare, the caller asks anxiously. With scientific advances in artificial insemination, the choices for a perfect partner have never been greater, but that doesn't mean the selection process is any simpler. DiBerardinis asks the owner a few questions about her mare and suggests she complete Hilltop's online questionnaire. After reading it, she and the caller will talk again to discuss the options.
Kristi Nunnink's default expression is a smile. It doesn't matter how hard she's working, what level she's riding or how the horse under her is performing -- her mouth curls faintly upward, unforced. It may just be a coincidence of facial structure, or it may be a product of years of habit. But either way, the expression fits her, because Nunnink may very well be the happiest rider at Rolex Kentucky. At 48, she's heading to her first CCI**** with her horse of a lifetime.