Dorothy Troutman (MHIB) presenting a June Touch of Class Award to Linda Zang with Michele Wellman, Chair of the Dancing Horse Challenge at PVDA’s Ride For Life

Dorothy Troutman (MHIB) presenting a June Touch of Class Award to Linda Zang with Michele Wellman, Chair of the Dancing Horse Challenge at PVDA’s Ride For Life

Linda Zang, world-renowned dressage rider and Hilltop Farm’s five-year-old Oldenberg stallion, Qredit, were awarded with the Maryland Horse Industry Board Touch of Class Award for the month of June.

Zang, a household name in the dressage world, was recently awarded with the USEF’s Pegasus Medal of Honor Award, which recognizes and awards an individual for lifetime achievement in equestrian disciplines. Her dedication has led to her incredible success, which includes riding in the Olympics, the Pan Am games, and the World Equestrian Games; three of the most prestigious international competitions. She has also served as an official, delegate, leader or judge in more than 21 different countries including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and eight World Cup finals. She is the earliest inductee in the USDF’s Hall of Fame.

Michele Wellman (Chair Dancing Horse Challenge) with the stallion Qredit’s connections Christopher Hickey (Hilltop Farm trainer) and Natalie DiBerardinis (Hilltop Farm manager) being presented a June Touch of Class Award by  Dorothy Troutman (MHIB)

Michele Wellman (Chair Dancing Horse Challenge) with the stallion Qredit’s connections Christopher Hickey (Hilltop Farm trainer) and Natalie DiBerardinis (Hilltop Farm manager) being presented a June Touch of Class Award by Dorothy Troutman (MHIB)

Qredit outperformed international competition at the 2012 North American 70-Day Young Stallion Test, winning the entire event. He was shipped to California to compete against other young stallions in a variety of disciplines including dressage, jumping ability, and temperament throughout the 70-day trial. Qredit won the overall competition, but also came out on top in the dressage portion of evaluation. This is Hilltop Farm’s second Touch of Class Award.

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