VADA/NOVA Spring Dressage Show
There’s nothing quite like the first show of the year! Hilltop trainer Jess Faye took two coming 4-year olds to the VADA/NOVA show at Morven Park the weekend of April 9-10. Despite snow, gusting winds up to 50 mph, and a morning temp in the 20’s, it was an excellent outing for Elizabeth’s Elan (aka Enya) and Quinzy HTF. As Jess said, “showing anywhere after this will be easy!”
Quinzy (Qredit-Cordoba) showed only on Saturday and won both her Materiale class (76%) and her Training Level Test 3 (71.364%). Enya (Quite Easy-Calimero), in her first undersaddle show ever, got hit with the worst of the weather conditions but gained a lot of confidence over the weekend. Her scores at the first day of 62.5 & 64.8 earned her 3rd & 2nd place at Training Level. On Sunday, she was able to show more relaxation and less playfulness as she settled into the show routine. While she again earned a 2nd and a 3rd, her scores jumped to 69% & 72%. Enya’s breeder/owner Beth Gildea braved the weather to see Enya’s first riding show. It’s a long time from planning a breeding to seeing them out competing!
The USEF has recently announced their 2005 Champions! Hilltop Farm’s Elite Hanoverian stallion Contucci has earned the title 2005 USEF Leading Sire Dressage Breeding. Further, Jane MacElree/ Hilltop Farm has been awarded the 2005 USEF Leading Owner Dressage Breeding title from the success of the Hilltop bred youngsters in sport.
Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm are excited to announce their purchase of the recently licensed, three-year old Hanoverian stallion Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de Hus-Rascalino). The charismatic black stallion was bred by Rachel Ehrlich of Massachusetts and is the second stallion from her well-established breeding program to be approved by the American Hanoverian Society.