VADA/NOVA Breed Show
We took three young horses from Hilltop down to Morven Park this week for one of our favorite breed shows each year. The show management always does an excellent job managing this event and it’s a relatively close drive for us. Beth Custalow’s Bugatti’s Ballerina (Bugatti-Rohdiamant) had her first outing of the year and was 4th in the very competitive 2-yr old Fillies class with a strong score of 77.8%. Sieg (Sir Gregory-Donnerhall), owned by Amber Fies, was super for his first show ever. He was third in both the Yearling Colts and the AHS IBC with scores of 77% & 78%. Jessica Fay was very happy with Cha Ching (Contucci-Cordoba), placing third in the Colts/Gelding Materiale and winning the Suitability class, both with scores of 80%. Congratulations and thank you as well to all our clients that Quinnten Alston handled for this week – it was a wonderful group of young horses to work with.
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.
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.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.