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Matching the correct horse with the correct rider is vital for success long term. Each horse listed below was trained and sold by UpHill Dressage and 11 of the 17 horses listed below were also started under saddle by Emily. 

Kataitzi is a  15 year old imported Elite Swedish Warmblood mare and Senora is a 8 year old Hanoverian mare. Both mares were owned by Butternut Ridge and both sold to Dr's Andrea and Gus Stringle

"I have worked with Emily to purchase two wonderful horses Katitzi (Don Schufro x Master 850 x Figaro) and Senora (Sandro Hit x Rotspon x Lauries Crusador xx).  Emily was professional, honest, accommodating and a pleasure to work with.  Both of the horses we purchased from Emily have worked out wonderfully for us and I highly recommend Emily’s services.  She has the very best quality horses that have been trained and care for with the highest of standards.  I plan to continue to work with Emily in the future. 


/// Dr. Andrea Stringle DVM

Merrickville Equine, Merrickville ON

Diego: 10 year old Imported RPSI gelding owned by Chris von Gartzen. Diego was developed by UpHill for 6 months before selling to a wonderful US dressage home. 

"I wanted to update you on Diego. He has been AWESOME. I love him to death. There has not been a single thing that I have wanted him to do that he has not done for me. We have done another clinic this past weekend and have improved allot. What a champ. Truly he is very bonded to me. He watches every place that I go and asks to be adored all of the time. My coach really likes him and thinks we are a good match."


/// Pat Carry

Telluride, Colorado USA

QUANTICO: 5 year old German Hanoverian gelding owned by Butternut Ridge. Quantico was developed by Emily for just over one year and sold to a Grand Prix rider. 

"Susan Bresler and I are so so in love with Quantico!!! When we originally spoke I had told you what I was looking for and you didn’t exaggerate one bit about how fantastic a horse Quanti is! You have done such a fabulous job starting this young superstar and he is truly shining more and more every day! Thank you for being so trustworthy, pressure free and honestly wanting the best for Quanti and I! With Belinda Trussell’s guidance and training Susan and I are so excited about this talented, handsome and kind hearted horses future! Thank you Emily and Butternut Ridge!!!! He is the love of my life. He is perfect!"


Abbey Simbrow

/// Abbey Simbrow

Uxbridge, ON Canada

RADIANT: 12 year old German Oldenburg gelding bred and owned by Pangaea Farms. Radiant was started under saddle and developed by Emily for 6 years to Advanced Level. He was purchased by US rider Catherine Donnellen

" I wanted you to know how much I love him Radiant! He is such a pleaser!!  He knows that I'm his person and tries very hard for me. I have never had a horse like that!! He definitely knows that this is his home. Thank you so very much for letting him come into my life."

 

/// Catherine Donnellen

Penn Valley California USA

Happy Hour: 7 year old German Oldenburg gelding bred and owned by Pangaea Farms. Happy Hour was started under saddle and developed by Emily for three years. He was purchased by US rider Michele French

"After spending two years and experiencing much frustration looking for a new dressage partner, as soon as I found Emily and met Happy Hour I knew my search was over! Emily was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She has a fantastic, positive attitude that is reflected in her horses. Emily provided complete and truthful information about Happy’s health and demeanor. She reduced the stress of the entire process by chauffeuring me to and from the airport, assisting with coordinating the PPE, providing great recommendations for shipping companies, and personally picking up the paperwork necessary for the border crossing. Happy is everything she advertised him to be: willing, intelligent, forgiving, athletic and sweet. He is the perfect adult amateur horse and I feel so blessed to have this handsome boy in my life. Our journey together is just beginning. Thank you Emily; you are a true professional!”

 

/// Michele French

Graystone Equestrian Center, Quakertown PA USA

FINESSA: 8 year old KWPN mare bred and owned by Hilton Hall Sport Horses. Finessa was developed by Emily prior to being purchased by US FEI rider Katie O'Brien

"Finessa is doing really well. She is a smart mare with lots of potential!! She is coming along nicely. We are getting ready for another Jeremy Steinberg clinic this week. We also are traveling to Aiken in the winter to ride with Jeremy for a month!”

 

/// Katie Fox O'Brien

CloverMeade Stables, OH USA

HARVEST MOON: 5 year old German Oldenburg gelding owned by UpHill Dressage. Harvest Moon was developed by Emily and Isabella for a year and a half. He was purchased by US rider Amy Swegan

"I bought Harvest Moon (Harvard x Duntroon) from Emily in December 2018. I can not say enough good things about Emily or her team. The purchase process, from the initial visit to shipping was a pleasure. She was organized, with all of his pertinent information such as dentistry, vaccinations, farrier work, and feeding all on a printed sheet ready to review. She helped coordinate the Pre-Purchase vetting, had a number of recommendations for shippers, and made sure ‘Harvey’ got safely on his way to me. She kept me up to date with text messages and pictures all along the way. 

 

I cannot be happier with Harvey. His talent is obvious but his is also sweet, personable, and settled in wonderfully to his new home. Beyond just his training under saddle, he was given the correct foundation to be a wonderful companion. He quickly became a barn favorite, and I look forward to seeing his cute face every day. He is a sweet boy."

 

/// Amy Swegan

Meadowlane Farms, Ohio USA

FERIGAMO: 5 year old German Oldenburg gelding bred and owned by Butternut Ridge. Ferigamo was developed by Emily for just under two years. He was purchased by US FEI rider Peggy Schuenman. 

"I just bought the most fabulous horse, Ferigamo, from Emily Hill and Butternut Ridge. Emily was great to work with from start to finish. She was very open, honest and professional in every way. She truly cares about the well being of the horses in her care. I love how she started my horse: he's very forward and light in the hand. I love that she exposed him to new situations, riding him outside and on trails and down to FL for the winter. I love how she cared for him: he's so friendly and loves people. I love that he can be clipped, braided, and trailered with no problem. Emily's care and training definitely started him on the right path and I'm so looking forward to years of fun and success with him!"

 

/// Peggy Schueneman

Chicago, Illinois USA

HOUGHTON: 2.5 year old Hanoverian bred and owned by Kerry Langdon of Maidevale Farm. Houghton was sold to a wonderful equine vet Dr. Danielle Sample and will have a promising career in the show ring. 

"I recently purchased a filly through Emily Hill, bred and owned by Kerry Langdon. Emily was excellent to work with, answered all my questions quickly and honestly. Emily was professional, knowledgeable and accommodating, she made the entire process run smoothly. It was obvious that both Kerry and Emily cared for the filly and wanted to make sure she was matched up with the appropriate person. The horse was turned out beautifully every time we arrived to see her and they were accommodating with the pre-purchase examination and multiple visits and requests. The filly is not only stunning but also very well handled for a youngster - I love her already! I couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience! If I hear of anyone else looking for a dressage youngster I will be sending them their way."
 

/// Dr. Danielle Sample DVM

Cambridge Ontario Canada 

St.Pr.A. Dark Pearl: German Hanoverian mare bred by Hof Hölschler and owned by Pam Talbot of Westbrook Farms. Dark Pearl was raised and performance tested in Germany prior to being selected for the 2012 Hanoverian Summer Auction where she was discovered by Pam. Upon her importation to NA she spent several years in the hunter ring with Pam's daughters before coming to Emily to return to her dressage career. Dark Pearl's kind temperament and excellent gaits, won her new owners that have used her as a brood mare. 

DIVA: German Hanoverian mare bred by Ernst Ihring and owned by Kathleen Richardson of Sunnydays Hanoverians. Diva was started under saddle by Emily Hill at 3 years of age. She was purchased by professional Dressage rider Alyssa Montgomery.  

"I highly recommend purchasing a horse from Emily. She is incredibly honest, patient and lovely to work with. She has an excellent eye and an uncanny ability to match horses and riders. I bought a 4 year old Hanoverian mare, from Emily in August of 2015. Emily went above and beyond, answering all my questions and fulfilling any request. She was forthcoming about the horse's strengths and weaknesses, allowing me to make an informed decision. Emily was happy to let me try the horse several times, and each time I went Emily conducted herself in a kind, profressional manner and the horse was always beautifully turned out and ridden. It was definitely the best experience I had from trying various horses over the last few months. I am so happy to now be the owner of a horse who feels like she was custom made for me! Thank you Emily!!!

 

/// Alyssa Montgomery

Guelph Ontario Canada

"We have started taking lessons with an FEI trainer/Grand Prix rider and he loves S.T.P; his character, his conformation, and his suspension. He thinks that he can win the FEI classes, and that he has the potentiel to become a Grand Prix horse in the future. All the people in the barn love him. It was a good decision to leave him you for you to work with him for some extra months. So proud of your work! I have such good memories about the way you are, about your ethic, and about your professional attitude toward the horse."

 

 /// Claude Morier

Les Ecuries St Etienne, Quebec Canada

S'IL TE PLAIT: German Hanoverian gelding bred by Dr. Ronald Tronicke and owned by Kathleen Richardson of Sunnydays Hanoverians. S'il Te Plait was started under saddly by Emily Hill at 3 years of age. He was purchased by dressage rider Claude Maurier of Les Écuries St-Étienne in QC. Claude left "S.T.P" for an additional few months of training with Emily and he has since gone on to become the Quebec Provincial Champion as an F.E.I 4 Year Old and F.E.I. 5 Year Old with scores over 80.00%. As a 6 year old in 2015 he was the year end Second Level Provincial Champion. 

"Today Huddy went on his second ride here and he was amazing. Dick got on him at the mounting block in front of the barn and he strolled along with his entourage of four canine pals and me. About fifty feet from the barn he spotted an old half inflated soccer ball that the dogs had been playing with, so he goes to the ball and picks it up and starts walking with it in his mouth.  He dropped it and I gently kicked it ahead of him and he fetched it again.  So adorable! The rest of the ride was spent on the buckle snooping around the xc fences and checking out the dressage ring. We love him to pieces."

 

/// Kathi and Dick Bayly

Two Hearts Farm, Kingston Ontario Canada

WRED ALERT: German Hanoverian mare bred and owned by Kathleen Richardson of Sunnydays Hanoverians. Wred Alert was started under saddle by Emily Hill at 3 years of age. She was purchased by FEI Dressage rider and USDF Gold Medalist, Susan Pommer of Cadence Farm in Sonoma CA and she left her with Emily for an additional time for further training. She has since gone on to become a great partner for Susan showing successfully in CA. 

"Allie has been so much fun. She hasn't blinked wrong under saddle, she always tries really hard. We are now getting into some really consistent work and getting a true connection with each other. Good minds learn so quickly! I love Allie and have a great time riding her. Just want you to know that when I get off her there is a smile on my face that lasts all day."

 

/// Susan Pommer

Cadence Farm, Sonoma California USA

HUDSON: German Hanoverian gelding bred and owned by Sally and Gary Moore of Fox Hollow Stables. Hudson was stated lightly under saddle at 2.5 years old and introduced to free jumping by Emily Hill. He was purchased by FEI Event rider Dick Bayly of Two Hearts Farm in Kingston ON and recently featured in a Chevy truck commercial!

 
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"I purchased a 4 year old horse through Emily. She had been training the mare for four months. The mare was well cared for, kindly handled, and classically trained in dressage. Emily was honest, very professional, knowledgeable, and always courteous. It was a pleasure to deal with her as I gained knowledge on my future horse prospect. My mare has been wonderful to work with, due to her great beginnings with Emily! I would definitely purchase another horse from her in the future."

 

/// Janet Bone

Oakcrest Farm, Uxbridge Ontario Canada

MARKSMAN: German Hanoverian gelding bred and owned by Heather and Wayne Storms and owned by Wayne, Heather and David Burke. Marksman was started under saddle by Emily Hill at 5 years of age. He collected back-to-back Ontario Provincial Championship titles with Emily at First and Second Level. He was purchased by FEI Dressage rider Stacey Porter of To The Max Dressage in Scottsdale AZ. He has since gone on to successfully compete with Stacey's daughter Alex at First and Second Level with scores over 72% and is now schooling Prix St. Georges with Stacey.

"Marksman is doing well. Alex took him to a show this summer and got scores in the 70s at First Level. They are taking the rest of the year to bond even more and work on Second and Third levels, and ride in some clinics. They are coming along nicely together. He is a sweetheart."

 

/// Stacey Porter

To The Max Dressage, Scottsdale Arizona USA

WISTERIA: German Hanoverian mare bred by Julie Campbell and owned by David Burke of Pangaea Farms. Wisteria was started under saddle at 4 years old by Emily Hill. Purchased by dressage rider Janet Bone Wisteria has since going on to become a successful broodmare for Centuar Breeding Farm producing two foals and is now back under saddle continuing with her dressage career and competing at the national level. 

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