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!
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.
The influence of a stallion is marked not only by the stallion's success but most importantly by the success of his offspring. Riverman's (Redfort x Alexis III/Landego) offspring set him apart as truly an exceptional sire as they continue to excel in the dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper rings at all levels of competition.
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.
The dramatic view at Hilltop Farm is as beautiful as its magnificent horses, but the facility's scenic side in a relatively rural section of Maryland is just one of the many things that make it unique, the word most often used by people describing this one-of-a-kind property.