VADA/NOVA Breed Show
Congratulations Quinnten Alston on a wonderful first show as Hilltop’s Handler! The VADA/NOVA Breed Show at Morven Park today was our first in-hand show of the year and the horses all came home with strong placings. Mary La Banca’s Briljant G (by Bugatti), was 2nd in the Two-Year Old Fillies class and won the SWB IBC; Denver HTF (by Donarweiss) was 3rd in both his Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings class and the AHS IBC; and Qindle HTF (by Qredit) was 2nd in the Yearling Fillies class and won the Filly Championship.
Quinnten was also happy to handle for Mo Swanson and Rolling Stone Farm. Dheputy and Shabrina won their individual classes and were named Stallion Champion & Mare Champion. Shabrina went on to win the Mature Horse Championship and was Reserve Grand Champion. Congratulations Rolling Stone Farm and excellent job Quinnten!
This weekend Michael Bragdell headed down to the CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Show in Lexington, VA. Balissa HTF (Bugatti-Contucci) tied for 1st in her Third Level Test 1 on Friday with a 66.184% and improved her score in Saturday’s Third Level Championship with a 67%.
With each step in their careers, the Riverman offspring continue to impress us with the versatile athleticism that has allowed them to succeed at the highest levels of most every discipline. Over the years we’ve seen Riverman ranked near the top the USEF Leading Sire rankings in multiple disciplines.
Hilltop Articles & Interviews
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.
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.