Bugatti Hilltop


Bugatti Hilltop is a 16.3 1/2 hand black Hanoverian stallion that was born in 1998. He is by Bergamon out of a Rubinstein I/ Donnerhall mother. He is an impressive, modern stallion that has established his credentials at a very early age. He won the dressage section of his Stallion Performance Testing with 140.62 points, achieving 9's and 10's on character, rideability, temperament, and all three of his gaits. The National State Stud of Sweden "Flyinge" leased Bugatti Hilltop for his first breeding seasons and Hilltop Farm offers his services to North American breeders through frozen semen.


Bugatti's sire Bergamon (photo above) is an excellent son of Baryshnikov (by Bolero). His first foalcrop of only fourteen youngsters matured to produce two elite Hannoverian stallions (Bugatti Hilltop and Baroncelli) and one States Premium Mare. Paola, Bergamon's dam, has produced outstanding offspring her entire career. Paola produced Primavera (by Donnerhall), the leading States Premium Oldenburg mare of our time. Primavera was the Champion Mare of the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in 1992 and was also the Dressage Champion at the Bundeschampionat that year. Paola (Pik Koenig-Frustra-Domspatz) is a full-sister to Pik Bube I and II who have sired scores of successful stallions, mares, and dressage horses. Baryshnikov, Bergamon's sire, was the winner of his 100-Day test, many times the winner of S-level Dressage tests, and is trained to the Grand Prix in dressage.

Rubinstein I

Rubinstein I (photo above), the sire of Bugatti's dam SPS Raffinesse, was third out of 66 stallions at his testing in 1989, with a score of 136.56 overall, and 134.91 in rideability. His dressage breed index is 155. His breeding values based upon his daughter’s performance at their studbook and mare performace inspections are 169 for typeyness, 173 for limbs, and 184 for dressage. Rubinstein progeny are especially prized for their trainability.

Rubinstein’s sire Rosenkavalier won his stallion testing, and is a top Westphalian stallion. Rubinstein’s dam Antine is a full sister to the late Reiner Klimke’s Olympic mount Ahlerich II, and Amon, another top international dressage horse. Antine produced two other approved stallion son, the full siblings to Rubinstein, Rubinstein II and III. Antine’s full sister is the dam of Nicole Uphoff’s former Olympic mount Rembrandt, as well as the stallions Royal Angel I and II.

The Rubinstein line is a favorite of ours (three of our mares carry this line) and is known for its tremendous rideability and trainability.


Donnerhall (photo above), SPS Rafinesse's damsire, is one of the all time great dressage stallions. For nearly two decades, Donnerhall charmed as a dressage superstar. Under Karin Rehbein, Donnerhall won many World Cup, World Championship, and German Championship titles. Donnerhall has produced dressage horses that win in competitions around the globe. Davignon, Donnerschlag, Dream of Glory, Don Primero, De Niro, and Don Schufro are just a few of his more prominent sons.

We bred this fabulous young stallion to our own little princess Wintermaske via embryo transfer in 2003. In May 2004 we were rewarded with the birth of Ballerina, a stunning black filly who is the image of her mother. Ballerina has gone on to be an Elite Mare, a wonderful dressage horse and is now a consistent and excellent producer for her owner.

We bred EM Wintermaske back to Bugatti for a 2011 foal that would be a full sibling to EM Ballerina. The result was Balanchine, a handsome fellow with a great brain and wonderful gaits.

Latest Update May 12, 2012