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!

Stallion News

Hilltop Archives

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Hilltop Farm regretfully announces the passing of a wonderful stallion and a real show jumping star. On November 13, 2002, the famous jumping stallion VIP passed away while enjoying a beautiful sunny day in his paddock. At nearly 24-years of age, VIP still came out of his stall each day with the exuberance of a 3-year old! No one would have guessed it would be his last day.

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Royal-Prince-2010

It is with a broken heart that we share the news of Royal Prince’s passing this week. Late in the afternoon of January 20th Royal Prince presented an acute colic and was immediately taken to New Bolton Center. Unfortunately due to complications discovered during surgery, the only humane choice was to euthanize him.

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Hilltop Articles & Interviews

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For many Warmblood enthusiasts, just the mention of the famous stallion Riverman is enough to send chills down their spines. The stunning grey Holsteiner, who currently stands at stud at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, was the Reserve Champion at his stallion licensing, and was a Verband stallion in Germany for the first part of his life.

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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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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! >>>