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 we share the passing of the Hanoverian stallion Tiamo Trocadero (Trapper-Darling). Tiamo Trocadero lived at Hilltop Farm from 2006 to 2008 and stood in our Guest Stallion Program for two seasons. Tiamo had an outstanding International dressage record which included being named an Alternate for the 2000 Olympic Games for the British Dressage Team.
Once again we made the long drive out to the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships. Michael qualified two horses for the Championships this year.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.
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.