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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!

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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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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

Dressage at Stone Tavern II: Jess and Michael had a great show in New Jersey this past weekend with a lot of important results. Boxster A (Bugatti-Weltbekkant), bred/owned by Iris Aberbach, won both his FEI Test of Choice classes and was High-Score FEI on Saturday. >>>

Dressage at Blue Goose: Congratulations to Jess Fay and Qindle HTF (Qredit-Royal Prince) on a strong showing at Blue Goose Dressage. >>>

Kinettic (Netto-Donarweiss): We were happy to meet up with Nancy Twenhafel and Kinettic (Netto x Donarsagan/Donarweiss), bred by Firemist Farm, at the Virginia Summer Breed Show. >>>

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! >>>