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!

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Hilltop Archives

Cabana-Boy-Goodbye

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.

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Royal-Prince-5th-Consecutive

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...

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Hilltop Articles & Interviews

matchmaker

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.

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Kristi-Nunnink

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.

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Recent News

2017 Breeder Rewards: There is no greater testament to a stallion than the quality and success of their offspring. Each year we look forward to seeing the stallion’s offspring out showing successfully. The Hilltop Farm Breeder Reward Program allows us to reward the breeders and owners of horses bred through Hilltop Farm who achieve competitive success through Rewards Certificates that can be applied towards a future breeding. >>>

2018 Stallion Book Set to Mail: The 2018 Hilltop Farm Stallion Book will be mailing after the first of the year. Breeders now have two methods of receiving this updated information, either through the Hilltop Farm website or via mail. >>>

Riverman & Don Principe Lead USEF Sire Rankings: The US Equestrian Leading Sire Rankings closed in mid-December and we have many exciting results to share! For the second time Marydell Farm's Don Principe was named the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year and for the fourth time Riverman was named Eventing Sire of the Year! >>>

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! >>>