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February 2011:  Dalton is back in the show ring!  He is earning excellent ribbons in the 3' hunter division at HITS Ocala.  Dalton is for sale and is a gorgeous, honest horse.   



We are also very excited to hear how well Macy is doing in Wellington with her owner.  Macy was purchased at less than a couple of weeks of age and grew up at Gift Hill Farm.  She was lightly started early this year as a three year old by Dana Noga at Lone Palm Stables.  She was then shipped to her owner in Wellington.   Macy's owner is thrilled with her temperament, gaits and apparent ability to jump.  Macy settle in quickly to her new home.   Her temperament is truly exceptional!  Macy is on her way!  

January 27th, 2011
 It was great to see the 3 year old Waveny - Westporte X Joy (Jupiter) after a few weeks at Lone Palm Stables to be started.  She looks super: quiet and relaxed and quite the mover!  

Macy a few weeks under saddle.

January 2011:  
We are excited to hear that both Rio Sashay and Rio Mio are continuing to do well in the hunter ring.  Rio Mio won a 3'3" handy hunter class and was just Reserve Champion in the Adult hunters.  Congratulations to owners and riders.  Photos soon!

Rio Mio by Rio Grande and o/o Joy (Jupiter)
Photo Lili Weik


December 2010:  
Gift Hill Farm wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday season and a fantastic 2011.  

Metro can be seen in his sire's ad in The Chronicle of the Horse's stallion issue which came out December 3rd, 2010.  Mezcalero (Voltaire/Ramiro) stands at October Hill Farm.  

October 2010:  
Rio Sashay continues to win in the Adult Hunters.  Sashay is winning in the equitation ring as well.   Her trainer says that Sashay has the scope and temperament to excel in the 4' hunter ring.  

Photo Cathy B.

September 2010:  Noble Nellie (Noble Champion X Foxy Lady) a 2005 mare bred by GHF, has been sold to Massachussets to pursue a performance career.  Both of Nellie's parents were International jumpers and won World Cup classes.   She is registered MMB with the GOV and produced a Premium colt by Mezcalero in 2010.   We wish Nellie and her new owner the very best!    

Noble Nellie

August 13th, 2010:  Thank you to Judy Yancey for another wonderful GOV inspection at Clear Creek.  It was exciting to have Katrin Burger, The Deputy Breeding Director from Oldenburg to comment on our mares and foals.  

Noble Nellie scored well and was placed in the MMB.
Chablu by Chacco Blue X Jupiter, received very nice comments, at 6 months of age she is hitting a growthy stage.  

Metro by Mezcalero X Noble Champion, received excellent comments on all three gaits and was awarded Premium.   Katrin said "this horse really looks like a competition horse."

Rockaway by Rio de Dinero X Galoubet, Katrin had some very nice comments for Rocco.  She expected he should jump at least as well as his mother who competed succesfully to 1.4m and had a very long career.  




August 2010:  

We are preparing for the Oldenburg inspection at Clear Creak farm on August 13th.  We are looking forward to presenting three mares and four foals to the German Oldenburg Breeding Director Katrin Burger.   We have an exciting line up of foals attending:  
Chacco Blue X Jupiter
Mezcalero X Noble Champion PREMIUM
Rio de Dinero X Galoubet COP
Balou du Rouet X Coriano PREMIUM
Check back for photos and video.  

Dalton has successfully moved up to the adult hunters with a catch rider.  His quiet nature and scope are evident.  

We are also very excited to have our photo of Dutch Vivacious with her 2009 foal GiGi on the cover of the Florida Sporthorse Magazine



July - Summer Show Updates!!! 

Dalton: 16.3h, 2004 TB gelding - ribbons in EVERY class entered at the Vermont Summer Festival in very good sized classes! He won two 2nd's yesterday and is moving up to the adults next week. Dalton is a simple ride, he's very quiet and he stays the same to and after the jump. 


Horses bred and sold by GHF:

Rio Mio: 2006 Rio Grande gelding out of Joy (Jupiter). Mio is winning hunter classes locally and will be hitting the "A" circuit as a 5 year old. 

Rio Sashay: 2004 Rio Grande mare X Aarking. Sashay has won excellent ribbons in the hunter and equitation rings. She was Champion last week at Fox Lea's Summer Series in the large Adult Equitation division.

July 2010:  GiGi 2009 filly (Golan x Dutch Vivacious) has been sold!   She will be going to live with her full sister Gracie in VA!  Congratulations to her new owner.  We look forward to the updates on the two Golan girls!  

Dalton is now in Vermont!  Please contact me if you would like to try him.  He is a tall, handsome horse, and is quiet/simple to ride.  A great horse for the 3' hunter ring!   


June 2010: 

Dalton - 16.3hh, 2004 TB gelding is at the show at Saratoga, NY and then will head to the Vermont Summer Festival. Dalton is a very pretty and quiet hunter for sale.  He won excellent prizes at HITS - Ocala this winter.   He is for sale.  

Metro (Mezcalero X Noble Champion/Foxy Lady) born 3/21/2010 is going to be a big and athletic horse.  He is very correct and brave.    Metro is for sale.  

March 2010:
Congratulations to Chablu's new owner!  We are very excited to watch this filly develop and will enjoy having her on the farm while she grows up.  She is by the fantastic stallion Chacco Blue and out of our exceptional mare Joy (Jupiter).    


March 21st, 2010:  
Noble Nellie (Noble Champion - Foxy Lady) foaled an outstanding Mezcalero (Voltaire/Ramiro) colt.  His name is Metro.  


March 5th, 2010: Video of Chacco Blue filly!  What a great canter!

February 2010:  Dalton is doing well at HITS Ocala, winning ribbons in good company.   He won his first hunter class with an amateur catch rider in a very large class.  New photos soon!

February 21, 2010: We are very excited to announce the arrival of Joy's Chacco Blue filly!  


December 2009:  Rio Mio by Rio Grande out of our wonderful mare Joy (Jupiter), going through a gymnastics for his first time.  

December 2009: Dalton is gearing up to show at HITS - Ocala.  

2005 Thoroughbred, 16.3hh

Fall 2009:  Thank you to Florida Sporthorse Magazine  ( and editor Christie Gold for choosing our 2007 filly Zora (Lotus T/Chimere - Challenger) for the cover of the premier issue!   


And thank you Christie for giving our farm ad a major facelift!


September 2009:  Updated photos of horses we have bred and sold.  

Rio's Mojo, 2005 by Rio Grande o/o Dutch Vivacious
Rio's Mojo by Rio Grande

Jasper, 2006 by Jupiter out of Dutch Vivacious

Sunday Drive, 2003 first show at pre-greens

August 2009:  Thank you to Cindi Deibert and Bill Rube for including us in their column, The Breeding Buzz in the August edition of the The Plaid Horse.  Link to article:

The Breeding Buzz - page one.

The Breeding Buzz - page two.

July 2009Razzle (Rio de Dinero/Fleur de Lis) has been sold to a fantastic professional home.  Thank you!!!!

July 11th, 2009:  A huge thank you to Judy Yancey and the Dennis' for another great Oldenburg (GOV) inspection.  We are thrilled with Gigi (GOLAN/Dutch Vivacious), Razzle (Rio de Dinero/Fleur de Lis) and Izabelle (Zarr/Fleur de Lis) and the excellent comments they received.  Updated video available on all horses.  

Gift Hill Farm

July 2009:  We are very excited to announce that Citroen by the legendary Galoubet is in foal to our Rio Grande son, Rio de Dinero.  Citroen had an impressive career as a Level 7 jumper, 4' Conformation hunter as well as competing in USET classes!   She competed until the age of 17. 

June 26, 2009: Our 2009 colt Razzle made his first appearance in The Chronicle of the Horse.   We are sure it wont be his last! 


April 2009:   We are thrilled to announce that Joy(Jupiter) is in foal to Chacco Blue and Noble Nellie is in foal to Mezcalero, both for early 2010 foals! 
Also, Dalton was 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd at his first hunter show.  Yeah, Dalton!    Video soon. 

Chacco Blue

Dalton - first show!

March 2009:  A Golan son was CIRCUIT CHAMPION in the hunters at HITS - OCALA, after showing 3 of the 6 weeks in that division.  He won in classes with up to 50 horses and won some hack classes.   Gracious and her full 2009 sister are both by GOLAN. 

February 2009: Not one but two fillies born in February!  We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Joy's foal West Meadow by Westporte, a full sibling to Waveny.  And Dutch Vivacious foaled another Golan girl, a full sister to Gracious.  Full siblings to both of these fillies can be seen on our SOLD page.  

HITS - OCALA 2009 - Our mare Chimere's  son Grand Slam 3E, a 7 year old, was 2nd/17 and 3rd/20 in the 7 & 8 year old jumpers at 1.3 m.  Grand Slam was also 4th/27 at HITS IV in a Level 6 class!     

Grand Slam 3E

January 2009:  Look for our photos on magnets by Horse Hollow Press.  They are in tack stores around the country. 
December 2008:  Rio Sashay won two firsts and a second at her first show.  Our broodmare Chimere's son won his final class at the Canadian TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS for 6 year olds.   He is a 1/2 sibling to Zora.

October 2008:  Our yearling Zora (Lotus T/Chimere X Challenger) was Premium at the Holsteiner Inspection at Pennock Point.  Comments were that Zora is harmonious and has a lot of freedom in her movement.


September 2008:  Our very special yearling Gracious (Golan/Dutch Vivacious) went to her new home in Virginia.  Congratulations to her new owner.  Watch for Gracious showing in 2009 and for her full sibling due early 2009.

June 2008:  Our lovely hunter mare, Escorte de Mance (Fort Grandchamp/Starter) is confirmed in foal to our stallion Rio de Dinero.  Dino is by Rio Grande and out of a fabulous International Grand Prix jumper, imported from Australia.  
May 14th, 2008:  Izabelle is born at 10 PM.  She is by Zarr (Hennessy) and out of the wonderful hunter mare Escorte de Mance.  See photos here:
April 2008:  Thank you to Cindi Deibert and Bill Rube for including us in their column, The Breeding Buzz in the April edition of the The Plaid Horse.  Link to article:

The Breeding Buzz

March 2008:  Dutch Vivacious is confirmed in foal to the Grand Prix jumper and 4' Conformation Champion GOLAN.  The foal will be a full sibling to Gracious and should arrive late February 2009.  
HITS -Ocala 2008:  Chimere's son, Grand Slam 3E by Jamestown bred by Kingridge Stables, won FIVE first place ribbons in the YJC for 6 year olds.  Chimere is the dam of our 2006 Premium AHHA filly Zora.  

February 2008:  Joyeux by Jupiter foaled a lovely Westporte filly.   Macy has been sold to a wonderful professional in CT and Joy is back in foal to Westporte for an early 2009 foal. 

December 2007:  Gracious wins "Cutest Horse in Ocala" contest in the Ocala Star Banner. 


Fall 2007: The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society published an article I wrote on the legendary stallion GOLAN (Goya/Gotthard/Ferdinand).  Golan is the sire of our 2007 filly Gracious out of Dutch Vivacious.  We are expecting a full sibling in early 2009. 

Click photo for Golan's pedigree.


Dutch Vivacious.

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Below is the article on Golan.

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