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!
It’s official – the USEF Sire Rankings have been tabulated for the year and we are very proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row Riverman is the Eventing Sire of the Year and for the 3rd year in a row Royal Prince is the Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year! Congratulations to all the owners and breeders whose offspring contributed to these wins.
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.