VADA/NOVA Breed Show
Quinnten traveled with a number of youngsters from Hilltop for the VADA/NOVA Breed Show on June 9th. It was wonderful to see a good turnout of entries at this long-established show. In the Yearling Fillies class, Savannah HTF (Sternlicht-Royal Prince) was 1st, Shiraz HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) owned by Patricia Hovington was 3rd, and Colette HTF (Contucci-Royal Prince) was 4th. Stetson HTF (Sternlicht-Negro) was 2nd in the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class with a 78.8% and finished 3rd in the Colt Championship. In the Hanoverian IBC, Stetson took 1st place with Savannah in 2nd, Shiraz in 4th, and Colette in 5th. Quinnten was able to handle for a number of clients as well. Congratulations to all!
Carola Koppelmann and Comic Hilltop FRH won the 2006 Nurnberger Burgpokal at CDI-W Frankfurt last weekend with a winning score of 74.10% in the final round. The Nurnberg Burgpokal is the German National Championships for horses in the small tour (Prix St. George) and is only open to 7 – 9 year-old horses.
With great sadness, we must announce that our beautiful Holsteiner stallion Cor Noir was put down November 3, 2003 for humane reasons. Cor Noir gave tremendous quality to our Hilltop Farm breeding program, producing our top broodmares and the foundation for so much of our success today.
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.
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.