Hilltop Farm, Inc.
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Jann earned a BS in secondary education at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois in 1968. She then taught Physical Education at the high school level. This was a good opportunity to develop organizational skills as well as communication and people skills.
Jann worked in the offices of Morning Cheer, Inc., the previous owner of Hilltop
property, which has helped in her expertise of knowing the property, people, and the local
area. She started with Hilltop Farm, Inc. when it moved to the Hilltop property in 1991.
Bryan is the Property Manager at Hilltop Farm, which
includes the responsibility of caring for and maintaining the buildings, rings, stables
and farm equipment on the 500 acre farm. Bryan has had a lifetime of experience working on
farms and has continued to expand his skills with educational opportunities such as Field
Maintenance Courses to increase his knowledge in pasture care. Bryan has been on the
Hilltop Team since its beginning in 1991. [Back]
Jill is a prolific
writer, instructor, coach and clinician. Author of Beyond
the Mirrors, In Search of Your Image,
and numerous articles in equestrian magazines, Jill also manages Hilltop Farm. Jills
depth and breadth of experience allow her to offer students a variety of methods to
improve their personal balance, thus attaining their riding goals more quickly.
Scott is Head Trainer at Hilltop Farm. With more than thirty
National titles and longtime USET listing, he has trained horses of many different breeds,
including stallions, through Grand Prix in Dressage, Preliminary in Eventing and Show
Jumping. While training in Europe with Herbert Rehbein for two years, he attended the
Stallion Approvals and Performance Testings for all the breed registries. Scott is on the
board of the Oldenburg, NA and International Sport Horse Registry as well as a recognized
Breed Inspector. He attends the Performance Testings in Europe annually and travels to
Europe four times a year, inspecting Hilltops European stock and buying horses for
career in Breeding Sporthorses was initiated on a Trakhener farm where she trained for
several years prior to developing Hilltops breeding program in 1990 alongside her
husband, Scott. Susanne brings to Hilltop enthusiasm and love of developing good horses.
Lil is the Stable Manager at Hilltop as well as an
instructor. She has found that Yoga and Relaxation Therapy benefit many of her students
and has designed practical Yoga exercises for use in everyday life. These exercises, as
with all of Lils teaching, are aimed at increasing her students mental,
physical and spiritual awareness thereby helping them attain greater balance in all
aspects of their lives. [Back]
Select Breeders Service, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Paul R. Loomis. Mr. Loomis earned an M.S. in Equine Reproduction from Colorado State University in 1982 for his work specializing in stallion semen Cryopreservation. He has published numerous papers on semen freezing, as early as 1983, and has been actively involved in research and commercial application of frozen stallion semen for over 13 years. From 1982 through 1986 Mr. Loomis was General Manager of Green Hills Farm, Inc., a South Carolina Hannoverian breeding farm, which based its entire breeding program on frozen semen AI. During that period, more than 120 mares were inseminated with frozen semen which was processed by Mr. Loomis or which was imported from Europe. This was the single largest commercial breeding program in the United States involving frozen stallion semen.
In 1987, the same year he founded Select Breeder Service, Mr. Loomis became Director of Research for Hamilton-Thorn Research. Hamilton-Thorn is the Massachusetts based company responsible for development of the Equitainer System for cooled transported semen. His research with Hamilton-Thorn was directed at development and refinement of computerized, automated instrumentation for objective analysis of sperm motility.
Since its conception in 1987, Select Breeders Service has grown steadily. In 1992, Mr. Loomis and Mr. Whit Byers co-founded Select Breeders sister company, Select Breeders Southwest, Inc. Located in Aubrey, Texas, SBSW is operated by Mr. Byers, MD and is home to the most complete mobile semen freezing laboratory in the industry. With our mobile lab, Select Breeders is able to offer its exceptional freezing services to clients all around the country. Also in 1992, Mr. Loomis moved the headquarters of Select Breeders Service to its permanent home on the grounds of Hilltop Farm, Inc., in Colora, Maryland.
Along with the custom semen freezing services, Paul Loomis and Select Breeders Service have been actively involved in the import, export, and distribution of semen throughout the world for over 13 years. This has led to a vast network of affiliated veterinarians and breeders experienced in the crucial aspects of handling frozen semen. In 1990 Select Breeders Service, Inc., in cooperation with a prominent breeding farm, conducted freezing evaluations on numerous stallions standing in Germany.
Today, Select Breeders Service, Inc. is
committed to maintaining a leadership role in responsible development of the emerging
equine frozen semen industry. If you are considering frozen semen for your stallions
remember that experience and quality of service sets Select
Breeders Service apart from the rest. [Back]
Anita was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been involved in dressage and combined training as a rider, coach and judge throughout her life. Anita has judged AHSA National and Regional Dressage Finals as well as Pan American Selection Trials. She has also judged AHSA Championships in Combined Training and ADS Regional Championships, including Team Selection Trials in Combined Driving. She is co-author of "Manual For Driven Dressage". Anita is active in educational programs for prospective AHSA Dressage judges for whom she is an appointed examiner.
Russell is a Dutch-trained
Physical Therapist who has studied various forms of healing throughout his career and
believes that individuals must participate in their own healing process. He is a proponent
of meditation and other self-awareness techniques to help his patients in the healing
process. For the past 10 years, Russell has worked with Jill Hassler helping riders meet
their goals through massage therapy, specially designed relaxation (RSRT) techniques and
Barbara earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Delaware (magna cum laude, phi beta kappa) while maintaining a full time working student position. During this time, Barbara was an educational consultant to foreign students wanting to pursue their studies in the U.S. (horse and non-horse related). With her expertise in education, she guides students in finding an educational program suited to their interests and needs. She works with combining a basic education with a horse related education.
As a Hilltop trainer, Barbara has successfully trained and competed
horses to the FEI levels. Her instructional level with her students horses is basic
training through 3rd level. She has earned Young Riders Championships and USDF
bronze and silver medals. [Back]
Tammy has been assisting Scott Hassler for several years. This has given Tammy the opportunity to travel the U.S. and Europe and observe young horses and training techniques, which have helped her develop her expertise in handling, training and breaking young horses. Tammy has also attended several John Lyons clinics that have continued to fine tune her skill with young horses. She feels her patience, love and consistency is her success to many happy young horses. [Back] top
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