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!
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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.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
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.