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The_Hanoverian_3_2012 - Canadian Hanoverian Society
03|2012
THE HANOVERIAN
No 03| March 2012
Sport
Warum nicht FRH best
in the dressage arena
Show
RCMP in Verden
Sport
Top Earnings
for
FRH-Horses
Warum nicht FRH is Germany’s most successful dressage
horse. This Weltmeyer/Wenzel son won more than
100,000 Euros last year with rider Isabell Werth. The
German Equestrian Federation (FN) compiled in detail
which horses had earned the most in the dressage ring,
the jumper ring and in eventing in Germany in the
Yearbook Sport. The best Hanoverians in these three
Olympic disciplines carry the suffix FRH: It is Gotha FRH
in jumping and FRH Butts Abraxxas in eventing.
By Britta Züngel
W
arum nicht FRH is the german dressage horse with the highest annual income for the
second consecutive time. The expressive chestnut
and his champion rider Isabell Werth brought
118,008 Euros from all over the world to their
home barn in Rheinberg. The pair competed at the
World Equestrian Games in Kentucky/USA where
they won the bronze medal with the German team
and at numerous renowned european competitions all the way to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil between September 2010 and September 2011. The
pair earned respectable Euro 28,000.00 for the
victories in the Grand Prix and the Freestyle on the
Copa Cabana. The FN has allocated points for the
standings according to which the breeders’ premiums are determined for a few years now. Warum
nicht FRH holds the third position in this tabulation
making Hinrich Luessen, who died a few years ago,
the second most successful dressage horse breeder. Donperignon who collected the second highest amount of points in the german statistic was
bred in Finland and is therefore not eligible to re-
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ceive a breeder’s premium. Warum nicht FRH has
been Isabell Werth’s prime horse for some time
now. His stable mate Satchmo by Sao Paulo/Legat
received great applause at his official retirement.
After all he celebrated seven victories on six horse
shows - his last one in October in Hannover not
even 200 km away from Verden where the career
of the sensitive bay started 15 years ago on nearly
the exact day at the stallion sales. “He was a genius, very self-confident and dominant – a horse
with character!” as Isabell Werth describes her
“Satchie”. She retired him in Stuttgart in December in front of a great audience after having earned 566,309 Euros.
Isabell Werth would not be Isabell Werth if she did
not have another top Hanoverian ready to go! She
entered the road to success with Don Johnson by
Don Frederico/Warkant when the pair was awarded the Otto-Lörke-Prize for the best rising Grand
Prix horse. Matthias Klatt in the Harzvorland
taught the powerfully moving bay the ABCs of
Sport
dressage. The trainer successfully competed him in
riding and dressage horse classes before Isabell
Werth discovered the horse. “He was very lively,”
Matthias Klatt remembers with a smirk. Don Johnson won his first Prix St. Georges in 2009; a year
later he won his first short Grand Prix and then his
first Special in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2011. He is the
rising star of the year with an annual income of
Euro 24,303.00 according to the dressage standings holding sixth place within the Hanoverians.
Everybody talks about Dablino and Anabel Balkenhol, too. Kentucky was the championship debut for
this pair. They finished with a team bronze medal.
Holga Finken competed this son of De Niro/Wanderbusch II at the World Championships for young
dressage horses in 2006 and finished in fifth place.
He received the final touches for international
competitions at the Family Balkenhol. Even though
he won less in prize money (only Euro 18,960.00),
he received more points in the standings than
Satchmo. Privately owned sire De Niro who was
the Hanoverian Stallion Of The Year 2008 had a
sensational year 2011. The producer qualities of
the winner of the German Dressage Derby are certainly no secret. The Yearbook Sport shows five
successful sons and daughters in the top 20 –
which are an incredible 25 percent!
Desperados,who was a recipient of the Otto-LörkePrize together with Don Johnson in Frankfurt and
rider Kristina Sprehe are members of the german
champion cadre in the Olympic year just like prime
son Dablino. D’Agostino with Fabienne Lütkemeier
is still in the B-cadre but on the verge of moving up
into a German Nation Prize-equip. Dixieland with
Andrea Timpe and De Value with Hartwig Burfeind
belong to Hanover’s best horses nationally.
First choice for London
Gotha FRH and Shutterfly are Hanover’s prime representatives in stadium jumping. Just like last
year Gotha FRH by Goldfever/Prestige Pilot with
rider Ludger Beerbaum earned the most money
with Euro 232,941.00 increasing his life-earnings
Always amidst: Warum nicht FRH and Isabell We
Foto: Toffi
Top Ten Dressage
1. p Warum nicht FRH 118.008 Euro
by Weltmeyer/Wenzel
2. Herzrufs Erbe
107.970 Euro
(Rheinl.) by Herzruf/Caletto
3. El Santo NRW
70.345 Euro
(Rheinl.) by Ehrentusch/Rhythmus
4. Donnperignon
54.081 Euro
(Finn. WB) by Donnerhall/Mozart II
5. Damon Hill 51.530 Euro
(Westf.) by Donnerhall/Rubinstein
6. p Satchmo (VA) 49.650 Euro
by Sao Paulo/Legat
7. Augustin OLD
27.800 Euro
by August der Starke/Rohdiamant
8. Rubins Royal
25.650 Euro
(Old.) by Rubinstein/Vargas xx
9. Responsible 23.841 Euro
(Old.) by Rohdiamant/Feuerprinz
10. Le Noir
22.888 Euro
(Holst.) by Leandro/Caletto
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Sport
Name, year of birth
and pedigree
Annual
earnings
(Euro)
Life
Points in Breeder
earnings standings
(Euro)
Rider
1. Warum nicht FRH, born 1996
by Weltmeyer/Wenzel
118.008
702.016
55.750
Hinrich Lueßen,
Bendingbostel
Isabell Werth
2. D
ablino, born 2000
by De Niro/Wanderbursch II
18.960
53.752
38.590
W. A. Sweers,
Krummhörn
Anabel
Balkenhol
3. S atchmo (VA), born 1994
by Sao Paulo/Legat
49.650
566.309
25.500
Albert Kampert,
Halle
Isabell Werth
4. D
ixieland, born 2001
by De Niro/Weltmeyer
10.600
21.756
25.230
Hans-Günter
Berner, Edendorf
Andrea Timpe
5. D
e Value (VA), born 2000
by De Niro/Ritual
12.505
15.842
24.080
Ulrich Bünger,
Betzendorf
Hartwig
Burfeind
6. D
on Johnson, born 2002
by Don Frederico/Warkant
19.685
24.303
19.685
Ulrike Meyer,
Dedelstorf
Isabell Werth
7. Wonder FRH (VA), born 1997
by Werther/Maat
14.025
39.412
21.685
Eberhard Königs,
Wallmoden
Kathleen Keller
8. D
‘Agostino, born 2000
by De Niro/Shogun xx
13.520
36.204
20.040
Klaus Lahmann,
Dassendorf
Fabienne
Lütkemeier
9. D
iva Royal, born 2002
by Don Frederico/Warkant
12.630
20.73
19.765
Heinz Braul,
Lehrte
S. C. Roth,
D. Schneider
10. E lvis VA, born 1996
by Espri/Garibaldi II
12.960
272.298
19.200
Christian Pfeil,
Bremerhaven
Nadine Capellmann
11. E speranto, born 2001
by Escudo II/Rio Branco
8.250
10.934
18.210
Johann-Christian
Eggers, Freiburg
Andrea John
12. D
esperados (VA), born 2001
by De Niro/Wolkenstein II
12.367
28.823
17.940
Herbert Schütt,
Hemmoor
Kristina Sprehe
13. N
apolitain d‘excellence, born
1997 by Natiello xx/Calypso II
7.170
17.000
17.870
A. OosterwykAchilles, Eicklingen
Sonja Bolz
14. C
harly R‘ivels, born 2000
by Charon/Walt Disney
4.822
13.832
15.555
Johannes Veenhuis, Marion WieFriedeburg
busch
15. M
asterhorse Wambo B, born
1998 by Walt Disney/Espri
6.385
22.502
15.451
Günter Bleis,
Beverstedt
Hans-Peter
Bauer
16. Adventure, born 1997
by A Jungle Prince/World Cup
4.988
25.101
15.015
Regina Tiedemann,
Cuxhaven
Johannes
Rüben
17. R enommee, born 2002
by Rotspon/Laptop
5.660
14.168
14.635
F.-W. Postel,
Hechthausen
Jessica Werndl
18. F loris (VA), born 2002
by Fürstenreich/Drosselklang
7.490
8.739
14.560
Martin OttenWillers, Kutenholz
Oliver Oelrich
19. D
on-Dior (VA), born 2000
by Don Gregory/Matcho AA
5.175
11.143
14.255
Wilhelm Borchers,
Sulingen
Frank Freund
20. Andretti H, born 1995
by Aarking xx/Cavalier
12.800
72.771
14.020
G. Hinrichs-Heine- Laura Bechtolsmann, Lengenbosel heimer (GB)
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to Euro 527,461.00. The pair received 4,750 Euros
for winning the European Team Championship-title in Madrid, while the prize-money for a second
place in the Final of the Global Champions Tour
that took place in Valencia in May of 2011 paid
60,000 Euros. The ten-year old chestnut mare
holds the sixth position in the standings for
Germany’s best. No question Gotha FRH is Ludger
Beerbaum’s first choice for the Olympic Games in
London!
2011 was a year of saying good-bye to great sport
horses. Riding horse enthusiasts from all around
the globe will miss Shutterfly by Silvio/Forrest xx in
addition to Satchmo and Bonaparte. Next to numerous titles and trophies he also won more than
3,5 million Euros with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. “Petey” is on the same level with Deister,
Dollargirl, Ratina Z and unforgettable E.T. FRH. His
rider decided on a farewell no screenwriter could
have written any better: MMB mounted Shutterfly
one more time to say “Thank you Shutterfly!” after
the victory in the Grand Prix of Europe in Aachen’s
Soers. Gotha FRH and Shutterfly lead the rankings
by a large margin. Even though Shutterfly’s stable
mate Checkmate by Contendro/Pik Bube II has not
earned quite as much, with an annual earning of
91,155 Euros he is approaching life-earnings of
2-Million. Once he won the team gold medal at
the World Equestrian Games in Lexington/USA he
had an advantage over Shutterfly though.
Sport
Gotha FRH won more than 200,000 Euros with his rider Ludger Beerbaum during the past year. Photo: Toffi
Souvenir by Stakkato/Lemon xx and Philip Weishaupt earned about Euro 35,000.00 less. He
placed ahead of Checkmate in third position with
more points in the rankings. Eight-year old Acorte
by Acorado/Stakkato is the best newcomer earning
Euro 17,901.00 with his rider Rolf Moormann during his first year of competing at the S-level. The
pair won their first S-level jumper class in Höven in
Top Ten Jumping
1. Taloubet Z
(KWPN) by Galoubet A/Polydor
2. C
haman
(KWPN) by Baloubet du Rouet/I Love You
3. Aragon Rouet (BWP) by Baloubet du Rouet/Remondo
4. C
ellagon Lambrasco
(Holst.) by Achill-Libero H/Coriolan
5. C
orradina (Holst.) by Corrado/Sandro
6. p
Gotha FRH
by Goldfever/Prestige Pilot
7. p
Shutterfly by Silvio/Forrest xx
8. N
oltes Küchengirl
(Bay.) by Sandro Boy/Landadel
9. C
ash
(Holst.) by Carthago/Lavall II
10. M
onte Bellini
(Westf.) by Montender/Ramiro
537.554 Euro
394.643 Euro
271.269 Euro
Name, year of birth
and pedigree
Annual
ernings
(Euro)
Life
earnings
(Euro)
1. Gotha FRH, born 2001
by Goldfever/Prestige Pilot
232.941
527.471
2. Shutterfly, born 1993
by Silvio/Forrest xx
Points in Breeder
standings
Rrider
63.085
Jan Minners, Jork
Ludger Beerbaum
228.470 3.520.864
34.400
Uwe Dreesmann,
Hesel
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
3. Souvernir, born 2000
by Stakkato/Lemon xx
56.638
246.376
31.970
Rainer Schulz,
Burgdorf
Philipp Weishaupt
4. Checkmate, born 1995
by Contender/Pik Bube II
91.155
1.913.760
29.750
Renate Gerlach,
Sulingen
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
5. Fidji Island, born 2001
by For Feeling/Wanderer
30.492
59.507
24.105
Heinrich Löhden,
Ahlerstedt
Timo Beck
6. Satisfaction FRH, born
1999
68.866
101.095
22.842
Rainer Schulz,
Burgdorf
Imke Harms
7. Constantin B (VA), born
2002, by Contendro/Espri
48.820
68.059
22.200
Helmut Bischof,
Beverstedt
Hans-Dieter
Dreher
8. Gallippo, born 2001
by Giorgio/For Pleasure
27.457
49.918
21.005
Lars Nieberg,
Homberg/Ohm
Lars Nieberg
9. Westorcan (VA), born 2000
by Wolkenstein II/Matcho AA
20.869
51.482
19.299
Hermann Jarck,
Himmelpforten
Bernd Herbert
10. Embassy II, born 2001
by Escudo/Silvio
20.721
35.759
18.307
Dr. Bonny-Jasmin
Jacobs, Bierbergen
Dirk Hauser
H.D. Dreher
11. Elton John, born 1999
by Acorado/Grannus
16.097
57.509
17.010
Frank-Christian
Amend, Hannover
Hergen Forkert
12. Perigueux, born 2002
by Perpignon/Stakkato
18.318
25.456
16.546
Dr. Karl-Otto
Jacobs, Bierbergen
Eva Bitter
13. Flying Boy (VA), born 2001
by Fly High/Sao Paulo
9.882
24.348
15.352
Horst Heidemann,
Meppen
Simone Blum
14. Ukato, born 2001
by Stakkato/Literat
65.720
76.007
15.720
Gestüt Lewitz,
Mühlen
Willem Greve
(NL)
15. Lucie, born 1993
by Landadel/Gralsritter
16.561
455.785
15.190
Alfred-Hans Feißel,
Messdorf
Lars Nieberg
16. Escobar, born 1999
by Escudo/Grundsee
36.645
129.977
14.770
Hans-Heinrich
Lochte, Ohe
Thomas Weinberg
17. Acorte, born 2003
by Acorado/Stakkato
17.901
20.577
14.173
Heinrich Bremer
jun., Neustadt
Rolf Moormann
18. Georgia (VA), born 2001
by Goldfever/Come On
11.444
26.226
13.630
Kurt-Heinrich Böttcher, Warmsen
Karl Brocks,
M. Weishaupt
19. Graf Moritz (VA), born
1999
10.092
35.222
13.455
Jürgen Siegert,
Ganderkesee
Dirk Klaproth
20. Coco Chanel M, born 2000
by Calido/Goldstern
13.657
38.172
13.451
Helmut Mill,
Sauensiek
Alexander Auer
239.926 Euro
239.280 Euro
232.941 Euro
228.470 Euro
221.385 Euro
201.591 Euro
159.013 Euro
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Sport
Name, year of birth
and pedigree
Annual
Life
Points in Breeder
earnings earnings standings
(Euro)
(Euro)
Rider
1. F RH Butts Abraxxas, born 1997
by Heraldik xx/Kronenkranich
9.758
103.715
18.190
Friedrich Butt,
Bülkau
Ingrid Klimke
2. F RH Fantasia, born 2000
by Federweißer/Quasi Roi
50.311
84.649
16.720
Klaus Cohrs,
Oldendorf/Luhe
Andreas
Dibowski
3. E uroridings Butts Leon,
born 1997
by Heraldik xx/Star Regent xx
40.224
229.668
11.100
Friedrich Butt,
Bülkau
Andreas
Dibowski
4. F RH Schorsch, born 1996
by Sherlock Holmes/Weltmeyer
6.351
55.801
10.690
H.-O. Brandt,
Hohenlangenbeck
Julia Mestern
5. F ranco Jeas, born 2000
by Friedenstraum/Lemon xx
5.130
17.258
6.050
Rudi Seifert,
Nordholz
Andreas
Ostholt
6. L anzelot, born 2002,
by Lauries Crusador xx/
Ramiro‘s Son II
2.249
5.825
4.870
Günther Hahl,
Osterbruch
Elmar Lesch
7. F RH Butts Avedon, born 2003
by Heraldik xx/Kronenkranich
10.850
13.677
14.665
Friedrich Butt,
Bülkau
Andreas
Dibowski
8. S aaten-Unions Charlie Weld,
born 2002 by Connery/Spartan
7.475
25.725
3.760
Dr. H. Schulte-Wiese, Kai Rüder
Plettenberg
9. M
rs. Medicott, born 2004
by Rabino/Prince Thatch xx
1.808
2.809
1.880
Hans Brüning,
Garbsen
Sara Algotsson Ostholt
10. H
amilton, born 2002
by Heraldik xx/Furioso‘s Sohn
1.745
3.174
1.460
Joachim Sommer,
Immenhausen
Josefa
Sommer
April 2011. The mare’s talent was discovered early.
She received the State’s Premium Award as a
three-year old and finished her mare performance
test with a score of 9,0 in jumping. She started her
sport horse career after having had a foal.
Top Ten Eventing
1. L a Biosthetique-Sam FBW105.979 Euro
(Württ.) by Stan the Man xx/Heraldik xx
2. p
FRH Fantasia
50.203 Euro
by Federweißer/Quasi Roi
3. O
pgun Louvo
42.835 Euro
(Ausl.) by Shogoun II/J‘T‘Adore
4. p
Euroridings Butts Leon40.204 Euro
by Heraldig xx/Star Regent xx
5. L eopin FST 24.755 Euro
(Sachs.) by Legal Legend xx/Pius
6. L ittle Paint
23.960 Euro
(ZfdP) by Nitron/I‘am a Star
7. L eprince des Bois 23.444 Euro
(SF) by Yarlands Summer Song/
Quandy Du Mayne
8. Weidezaunprofi‘s River of Joy14.435 Euro
(Württ.) by Rubicell/Pageno xx
9. K ing Artus
11.520 Euro
(Holst.) by King Milford xx/Lorenz
10. C
alma Shelly
11.437 Euro
(Holst.) by Montender/Ramiro
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Four times FRH
By tradition the engagement of the Hanoverian
Supporter‘s club FRH is strong with respect to
event horses. FRH Fantasia by Federweißer/Quasi
Roi clearly took centre stage in 2011. She became
European Team champion in Luhmühlen with rider
Andreas Dibowski who has been a longtime partner of the FRH. Earlier FRH Fantasia had won the
CCI**** in Pau. Horse and rider received 33,000
Euros for this grandiose victory in a discipline that
survives because of enthusiasm rather than prizemoney! Dibo parted with his championship horse
Butts Leon by Heraldik xx/Star Regent xx who is
now in the United States with rider Nina Ligon
from Thailand in preparation for the Olympic
Games in London. Just before that the 14-year old
had won the four-star competition in Luhmühlen
and earned Euro 40,224.00. FRH Butts Avedon by
Heraldik xx/Kronenkranich xx is the second grand
championship hopeful on the “Irenenhof” in Döhle. He is Bundeschampion and reserve world champion and won his first CCI*** in Boekelo. The earnings of 12,500 Euros for this victory will reflect in
FRH Fantasia with rider Andreas Dibowski is the most
successful Hanoverian in eventing. Photo: Rau
next year’s statistics. Nevertheless earnings of Euro
10,850.00 are pretty remarkable for an eight-year
old event horse. “The victory in Boekelo clearly reflects the performance potential of this black gelding and allows for all possibilities in 2012.”
Another world-class horse heads on the tabulation
of points however: FRH Butts Abraxxas by Heraldik
xx/Kronenkranich xx. His rider Ingrid Klimke was
inconsolable after the European Championships in
Luhmühlen where she was clearly in the lead before entering stadium jumping. All chances of winning individual gold fell literally to the ground. The
team title remained; annual earnings of 10,850
Euros and most points in the rankings placed
“Braxxi” ahead of FRH Fantasia in the tabulation.
FRH Schorsch by Sherlock Holmes/Weltmeyer with
rider Julia Mestern completes the FRH-quartet. The
approved stallion was a member of the championship cadre and participated as an individual in the
European Championships. With only six starts it
has become quiet around this pair as Julia Mestern
is now employed with the State Stud Schwaiganger. n
Sport
Towards
the sun
Those who can flee from the cold winter and make use
of the show series in Spain and in the United States to
prepare for the green outdoor season. Hanoverians
could always be found under the top-placed.
By Britta Züngel
Dressage
Cezanne
Cezanne by Alabaster/Glorieux (breeder: Wilhelm Kreibaum, Coppenbrügge) and his Canadian rider Gary Van der Ploeg received the
fifth-highest score in the Grand Prix Special
on the first weekend in February under
Florida’s sun in Wellington/USA.
Contendros Bube (VA)
The Sunshine Tour took place in Vejer de la
Frontera/Spain. Contendros Bube by Contendro/Pik Bube (breeder: Friedrich-Wilhelm
Maack, Gücksstadt) and rider Sarah Runge
were successful in the division for young riders on the first weekend. The pair won 2nd
place in the FEI-individual- and in the teamtest.
Daimler de Hus
Jessica Michel from France presented Daimler
de Hus by Don Davidoff/Davignon (breeder:
Axel Windeler, Verden-Walle) at the CDI in
Vejer de la Frontera. The pair placed third in
the Prix St. Georges and second in Inter I at
the beginning of the show series in February
and March.
Devon L
The competition was tough at the CDI in
West Palm Beach/USA. Diana Creech finished
the Grand Prix in third place with Devon L by
De Niro/Wolkenstein (breeder: Hans-Henning
byd. Decken, Stade).
Heimliche Liebe
From zero to one-hundred at the first CDI! A
dream beginning of an international career
for Heimliche Liebe by Hohenstein/Davignon
(breeder: Ulrich Heitmann, Hagenah) during
the first week of the CDI in Vejer de la Frontera! The twelve-year old won the Grand Prix
with rider Emma Kanerva. The rider from Finland succeeded in winning the Special with
her prime horse Sini Spirit and placing second with Heimliche Liebe.
Roble AR (VA)
Roble AR by Ravallo/Donnerschwee (breeder:
Mark Kaminski, Bochum) started his career as
an licensed stallion. The nine-year old received the fifth highest score in the Prix St.
Georges with his rider Christian Bruehe on
the first weekend in Vejer de la Frontera.
Satuday Night Fever (VA)
Luis Cerrillo Sopena discovered Saturday
Night Fever by Sandro Hit/Fabriano (breeder:
Gabriele and Joachim Nanninga, Süderwalsede) on the Winter Auction of 2006 in Verden. The young rider rode the ten-year old
into fifth place in the team test on the first
weekend in Vejer de la Frontera.
Silvery (VA)
Silvery by Santini/Askan (breeder: Albert Roskamm, Hinte) has had an eventful past. The
grey sold on the foal auction to someone
who specializes in raising youngsters. Then
she sold on the summer auction to Denmark.
In Germany the grey mare had her first significant successes with rider Frank Freund. Now
the fourteen-year old enjoys international
Waterford and Alexandra Malmström was in
Vejer de la Frontera under the top-placed.
merits with a forth place in the Grand Prix
and a fifth place in the Freestyle with rider
Ann Slatford at the CDI in Boneo/Australia.
Sini Spirit (VA)
Sini Spirit by Espri/Glücksgriff (breeder: Udo
Wiechert, Loxstedt-Nesse) was one of the
winners on the first weekend of the Sunshine
Tour in Vejer de la Frontera. She won the
Grand Prix Special with rider Emma Kanerva.
Socrate de Hus (VA)
The victory of Socrate de Hus by Stedinger/
Trajan (breeder: Thomas Müller, Buchholz)
and Jessica Michel in Prix St. Georges was
unchallenged at the onset of the CDI in Vejer
de la Frontera.
MD Waterford Waterford by Wolkenstein II/Matcho AA
(breeder: Dr. Wilfried Schlichting, Wingst) obtained to top placing in Vejer de la Frontera.
Alexander Malmström rode him to fifth place
in the first Grand Prix Special.
Whisper (VA)
Whisper by Wolkenstein II/Grenadier (breeder: Klaus Kamps, Cuxhaven) and Hiroshi Heketsu have returned to the show circuit in
time for the Olympic year. The rider from Japan placed fifth in the Grand Prix Freestyle
with a score above 70 percent.
Wie Atlantico de Ymas (VA)
Carl Hester is riding Wie Atlantico by Wie
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Sport
Great American
Great American by Acord II/Ricardo (breeder:
Ute Köneke, Henstedt-Ulzborg) celebrated a
career highlight at the World Cup-Jumping in
Wellington placing third with his rider Mark
Leone.
Weltmeyer/Rondo (breeder: Jörn Merzdorf,
Ettenbüttel) only until Fiona Bigwood has
had her third child. The pair celebrated their
first successes in Wellington after only two
weeks of training with a forth place in the
Grand Prix Freestyle.
AD Ashleigh Drossel Dan
The CSI in Zurich/Switzerland offered equine
competition at its finest. Only one rider remained faultless in the jump-off of the Grand
Prix. AD Ashleigh Drossel Dan by Drosselklang II/Ashleigh Brigadier (breeder: Collin
Gronn, Australia) and rider Alvaro Miranda
finished in forth place in this high-prized
class with a fast four-fault ride.
Jumping
Acorte
Rolf Moormann rode St. Pr. mare Acorte by
Acorado/Stakkato (breeder: Heinrich Bremer
Jun., Neustadt) into fifth place at the international opening jumper competition “Partner
Horse” in Leipzig/Germany. The liver chestnut
mare also remained faultless in the jump-off
of the championships finishing in third place.
Amatus
Stefan Unterlandstättner rode thirteen-year
old Amatus by Acorado/Wanderer (breeder:
Günter Brattka, Breitenrode) into third place
in the first jumping class of the SML Tour Large in Leipzig. The pair placed fifth in an accumulator class.
Eurocommerce Callahan (VA)
Callahan by Contendro/For Pleasure (breeder: Joachim Tobaben, Ottensen) and rider
Gerco Schröder placed fifth in an accumulator class at the World Cup in Bordeaux/
France.
Carlotta Singular La Magnifica (VA)
The Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington/
USA is the world’s largest and longest show
series. Yann Candele rode Carlotta Singular
La Magnifica by Chasseur/Singular Joter
(breeder: Hans Meier, Selsingen) to victory in
the WEF Challenge Round IBy
Class De Luxe
Herbert Ulonska had a faultless round with
Class de Luxe by Contendro/Stakkato (breeder: Dieter Kuhlmann, Wanderup) in the first
S-level jumper class of the SML Trophy placing fifth in Leipzig.
Contendra
Two out of the top three carried the Hanoverian foal brand in the first qualification for
the Grand Prix of Vilhelmsborg/Denmark.
Acorte and Rolf Moormann placed third in the
Leipzig Championships. Photos: Frieler
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Shaitaan was highly successful in Offenburg
with rider Frederik Knorren.
Contendra by Contendro/Raphael (breeder:
Schirrmacher GbR, Hemmoor) placed third
with rider Lars Pedersen behind Fermosa. The
pair remained faultless in the second qualification as well placing fifth.
Coco Chantal M
Alexander Auer has ridden Coco Chantal M
by Calido/Goldstern (breeder: Helmut Mill,
Sauensiek) from A-level jumper horse classes
to international S-level classes. He was beaten twice in the jump-off of two S-level classes at the CSI in Offenburg/Germany. He
placed second both times behind European
champion Michael Jung who also rode a Calido daughter.
Fatalis-Fatum
One can always count on Fatalis-Fatum by
For Pleasure/Espri (breeder: Lüder Tienken,
Loxstedt) and Daniel Bluman from Columbia
for a placement in an international class. The
pair finished a difficult speed class in second
place in Wellington mid January.
Fermoso
Fermoso by For Feeling/Wachmann (breeder:
Olaf Altenberg, Garbsen) presented himself
in good form at the Danish Indoor Derby in
Vilhelmsborg. The nine-year old won the second qualification for the Grand Pix with his
rider Dieter Smitz. He had already finished
the first class insecond place.
Firth of Clyde
“The World’s Top 15 Against Juniors and
Young Riders” was the motto of a jumper
class in Zurich where Firth of Clyde by For
Sport
Pleasure/Caletto II (breeder: Dr. Bonny-Jasmin Jacobs, Bierbergen) and rider Christian
Ahlmann placed forth.
C and G Flash
Flash by Forrester/Grannus (breeder: Annette
Siemer and Bernd Meyer-Siemer, Oyten-Bassen) and Pablo Barrios finished in forth place
in the World Cup-Jumping of Wellington.
Graf Lando (VA)
Lars Nieberg bought Graf Lando by Graf
Grannus/Landadel (breeder: Friedrich Kramer,
Wennigsen) on the Elite Auction in 2002 in
Verden. Graf Lando sold to the United States
after the first international successes. Now
the dark bay is stabled in the barn of Ramiro
Quintana from Argentina. The pair placed in
the top group in Wellington in January. They
finished in forth place in a 1,45 meter-jumper
class.
HH Let‘s Fly
Let’s Fly by Lordanos/Forrest xx (breeder:
Uwe Dreesmann, Hesel) and Rodrigo Pessoa
successfully competed in Florida at the beginning of February. They placed third in
round IV of the Winter Equestrian Festival
Challenge.
Satisfaction FRH
Satisfaction FRH by Stakkato/Calypso II
(breeder: Rainer Schulz, Burgdorf) and Marco
Kutscher won the two-phase jumper class at
the renowned indoor show in Zurich. The pair
had already completed a time and fault class
in second place. One week later Satisfaction
FRH placed third in a speed class in Bordeaux; he finished in forth place in another
speed class.
Shaitaan
Shaitaan by Stolzenberg/For Future (breeder:
Lutz Wimmer, Helmstedt) and rider Frederik
Knorren finished the first qualification of the
youngster-tour in fifth place at the “Badenclassics” in Offenburg. The eight-year old improved placing forth in a second class over
1,40 meter.
Wanessa
The bay mare Wanessa is from the last vintage of Celle’s state stud sire Wendulan (breeder: Bernd Moormann-Schmitz, Kluse-Steinbild) and out of a mare by Dobrock. The
eight-year old finished the international
Youngster-Tour in forth place with her rider
Lena Sennekamp in Offenburg. n
The board of the AHS (left to right): Rick Toering, Barbara Schmidt, Edgar Schütte (President), Suzanne Quarles, Hugh Bellis-Jones (Executive Director) and Vanessa Carlson.
Taking the course of growth
The annual membership meeting of the American Hanoverian Society took place in Palm
Beach, Florida. Over the years this event has
developed into a social event where breeders, riders and supporters of the Hanoverian
horse meet. Over the course of several days
an attractive program is offered including
discussion rounds, presentations, an intense
exchange between board and members, an
awards ceremony honoring successful breeders and a so-called silent auction where donated items are auctioned off to benefit the
society. The items brought more than US $
7,200. An original halter of the stallion Wolkentanz sold for $ 625.00. There are also a
great number of panel meetings on the agenda where the passed year is analyzed in detail and the course for the future is determined.
The critical times hurt the American Hanoverian Society. The number of foal registrations
is down which reduces the income of the society. Measures were taken. The belt has
been tightened In many areas. Measures
were also decided upon to secure the future.
“I want to see growth in the coming years,”
So President Edgar Schuette. The so-called
inspections with mare registrations, mare
tests and foal registrations will have to become even more breeder-friendly. A futurity
for yearlings and two-year olds will be introduced on the inspections which will offer prize money. Every buyer of a Hanoverian will
receive a welcome gift and a membership for
at least one year free of charge. The use of
Thoroughbred blood in the US was much discussed. A study group was formed (Suzanne
Quarles, George Walker, Gerd Zuther) with
the assignment to find suitable Thoroughbred stallions in the US.
A new committee “Marketing and Education” presented the results of a member
questionnaire which showed that 60 percent
of the questioned endured negative effects
during the past critical years. It also reflected
though that 54 percent now have an optimistic outlook towards the future in respect to
the breeding of horses and horse competitions. The questionnaire also reflected great
support for the Hanoverian horse and for the
American Hanoverian Society. Possibilities of
a closer cooperation between the German
Hanoverian Association and the American
Hanoverian Society in respect to advertising
were also discussed with the Marketing
Committee. LC
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Breeding
Start to Finish-Victory
The first horse to enter the arena at the free-jumping competition for four-year olds
that belongs to the Program for Hanoverian Jumper Horse Breeding in February
received the best scores of the day. Skylook is the name of the vintage champion.
By Ulrich Hahne
Skylook by Stolzenberg/Athletico
convinced with his style and ability
and won the free jumping competition. Photos: Ernst
H
anoverian jumpers come from Dannenberg.
This old wisdom is still valid today. However
we must adjust it a little bit in 2012: Hanoverian
jumpers do not only come from Dannenberg. Horst
Seide from Damnatz presented the champion of
this year’s group of four-year olds out of the Program for Hanoverian Jumper Breeding. Skylook by
Stolzenberg/Athletico. He received a free breeding
to former Bundschampion FRH Quaid which was
offered to him by Voitech Csabi from the prime
Czech Breeding Stud Staj Mustang. “I already have
a good Quaid-foal out of a Stakkato-mare,” Seide
was delighted.
The free jumping competition started with Skylook
as the first horse in the ring. The judges were Harm
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Sievers and Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. The athletic
black with his rectangular frame set the standard
for this event and kept his lead until the end. With
Wienerwald-, Grey Silk xx-, Senat- and Forstnerblood in his pedigree and bred in Dannenberg-fashion this youngster convinced in every phase with
lots of ability and showed no weakness throughout his entire presentation. “He is a horse as you
would imagine one for competition: long-legged,
correct and complete with very good dynamics,”
was the verdict of Harm Sievers. Skylook was at
the training and marketing centre in Verden for
preparation for 14 days. “He loves and enjoys jumping,” breeder Horst Seide explains. “And he learns
very quickly. He remains calm, never looses perspective and is easy to ride.”
Breeding
Cricket PJ by Contendro/Calypso II ranks right behind Skylook in the first group in respect to the
assessment for jumping. This still maturing youngster is a product of the successful breeding program
of Dr. Jacobs GbR from Bierbergen. Cricket PJ jumped trustingly without becoming excited in a very
clean and crisp technique and with elasticity. However he did not pass Skylook in his overall impression. We cannot rule out that the problems witnessed today will be compensated for once the
back of this strongly Holstein-influenced four-year
old becomes more muscled. On Verden’s indoor
show on the Sunday before Perigueux was a shining star in the Grand Prix at the same place. He
was the unchallenged winner with his rider Eva
Bitter. Three days later he sent his second vintage
to the free-jumping competition. Daughter Pina
Colada exhibited the same ambition as her sire.
Heinrich Habermann from Obershagen bred the
mare out of a dam by Landor S. Pina Colado finished third in the first group and improved last
year’s result of her full-sister St.Pr. aspirant Paula
by one place. Pina Colado completed the tasks attentively and became better as the demands increased. She is out of the damline of Flindra which
received attention because of Delloren and rider
Franziska Baum.
Starbuck by Stakkato Gold is the name of the winner of the second group. Günter Rodenberg from
Diepenau bred him out of a successful competition
dam by Ramiro’s Son II. Starbuck received athletic
ability from both sides of his pedigree; his career
path appears predestined. “Starbuck convinced
with his flawless attitude and presented himself as
the “absolute jumper”, said Harm Sievers. With
respect to his construction he has all the levers
that allow him to be a powerful jumper. He also
has the necessary cleverness, the required inner
value and great reflexes. All these assets let us
hope for a great sport horse career. In the end Starbuck ranked at about eye-level with Skylook. Only
two-tenths separated these two exceptional horses.
Costa Rica made and reacted to in a desirable fashion may otherwise not have been made!
The damline of Jolante can probably be found
most often in the free-jumping competitions of the
Program for Hanoverian Jumper Horse Breeding.
This line came to fame through World Cup-Champion The Natural. But not just through him; often
descendants make it into top competition. Quite
often they change owners through Verden’s auction program. Kurt-Heinrich Böttcher cherishes this
damline in Brüninghorstedt. He was successful
with it this year, too. Coco Sympathika by ChaccoBlue/Sandro took third place in the second group.
She beautifully and powerfully handled the tasks
and was always eager and attentive without ever
loosing the necessary composure. The elegant
mare had already attracted attention as a foal because of her type. She placed second on the foal
show for descendants from the Program for Hanoverian Jumper Horse Breeding in Nienburg.
At that time Qualtinue by Quality/Continue (breeder/owner: Breed Partnership Rippe & Lachnit, Nienburg) placed ahead of Coco Sympathika. This
time he was also ahead ever so slightly with respect to the scores; however a direct comparison
did not occur as the ambitious bay participated in
the third group. At times he appeared a bit overzealous creating his own predicament. He was
able to handle all the questions without any problems as he has ample ability and good reflexes and
finished in first place in the third group. Last year
he had finished in forth place. Manuela Lachnit
had provided the vintage champion then with Gratino by Graf Top/Contendro. In respect to performance ability Qualtinue’s pedigree is well secured
Another grandson of Stakkato won
in the 2nd group: Starbuck by Stakkato Gold/Ramiro’s Son II.
St. Pr. aspirant Costa Rica by Comte/A Jungle
Prince (breeder/owner: Peter von der Fecht-Ehlers,
Belum) placed second in this group. The bay left
the Herwart von der Decken-Show as Reserve
Champion. The rectangular and attentively jumping mare fully confirmed her performance ability
from last summer. She furthermore impressed with
good basic gaits and a very beautiful type. She did
however lack a little bit of liveliness which is expected from the damline of Ilythia. Her most famous descendants are the sires Archipel and Cashman. Both call this attribute their own. The mistake
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Final score
Type/Overall
impression
Jumping
ability
No. Horse, exhibitor
Manner of
jumping
Ranking
Breeding
Group 1
1.
2
Skylook by Stolzenberg/Athletico
Horst Seide, Damnatz
9,0
9,2
8,5
26,7
2.
14
Cricket PJ by Contendro/Calypso II
Pferdezucht Dr. Jacobs, Bierbergen
9,0
9,0
7,8
25,8
3.
23
Pina Colada by Perigueux/Landor S
Heinrich Habermann, Obershagen
8,0
8,5
8,6
25,1
4.
21
Iberia by Iberio/Wendehals
Reinhard Meyer, Hoyershausen
8,8
8,3
7,9
25,0
5.
22
Vuitton by Valentino/Stakkato
Herbert Eduard, Nienhagen
8,0
8,5
8,5
24,8
6.
7
Esperado by Escudo/Graf Top
Alber Dökens, Twistringen
8,2
9,0
7,5
24,7
7.
69
Hengst by Stalypso/Espri
Jürgen Fitschen, Schneverdingen
8,2
8,1
8,0
24,3
Elly by Escudo/Carbid
Johann und Dorothea Schröder, Kirchlinteln
8,2
8,0
7,9
24,1
8.
16
Qualtinue by Quality/Continue was presented by
Manuela Lachnit and received the highest score of the
third group.
Group 2
1.
43
Starbuck by Stakkato Gold/Ramiro‘s Son II
Günter Rodenberg, Diepenau
9,0
9,0
8,5
26,5
2.
32
St.Pr.A. Costa Rica by Comte/A Jungle Prince
Peter by d. Fecht-Ehlers, Belum
8,8
8,6
8,6
26,0
3.
26
Coco Sympathica by Chacco-Blue/Sandro
Kurt-Heinrich Böttcher, Warmsen
8,2
9,0
8,5
25,7
4.
44
Stute by Quite Capitol/Adlantus As
Henning Müller-Rulfs, Ritterhude
8,2
8,0
8,5
24,7
5.
37
Caluna by Cyrano de Bergerac/Raphael
Wilhelm Haepke, Sehnde
7,8
8,2
8,0
24,0
6.
35
Cartier by Concetto/Calypso II
Gerold Gögele, Bleckede
8,0
7,9
8,0
23,9
7.
42
Caliebri by Calido/Capitol II
Nils Haack, Nützen
7,5
8,0
8,2
23,7
8.
5
Stute by Valentino/Stakkato
Marianne Tiedtke u. Arnd Hönke, Aumühle
7,2
7,8
7,7
22,7
Group 3
1.
58
Qualtinue by Quality/Continue
ZG Rippe & Lachnit, Nienburg
8,8
9,2
8,0
26,0
2.
51
Wallach by Calido/Espri
Torben Wegener, Wunstorf
8,0
9,0
8,5
25,5
3.
59
St.Pr.A. Clara by Comte/Escudo
Peter Mahler, Neuhaus
8,0
8,0
8,5
24,5
3.
62
Wallach by Valentino/Kolibri
Hermann Dähling, Dellien
8,0
8,5
8,0
24,5
5.
60
Wallach by Contagio/Grannus
Lüder Müller-Rulfs, Ritterhude
7,8
8,2
8,0
24,0
6.
49
Bahia by Boritas/Graf Top
Axel Bahn, Maasen
8,2
8,0
7,7
23,9
7.
48
St.Pr.A. Candy by Comte/Raphael
Dr. Carsten Haack, Freiburg
7,8
8,0
8,0
23,8
8.
46
Quintana S by Quintender/Contendro
Dr. Hansjörg Späh, Bremen
7,9
8,2
7,5
23,6
8.
54
Cantura by Canturo/Werther
Jürgen Uhlenwinkel, Grethem
8,0
8,0
7,6
23,6
8.
65
Saphira von der Wasserburg by Salito/Rabino
Oliver Tuchtfeld, Willershausen
7,8
7,8
8,0
23,6
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with Weingau and Steinpilz xx in the background.
He could be following in the footsteps of his halfbrother Lorenzo Cinzano by Landor S who successfully competes at the S-level. The reserve champion
in the third group is a son of Calido out of a competition-proven dam by Espri. The large grey (breeder: Werner Wegener; owner: Torben Wegener,
Wunstorf) repeated last year’s success. He exhibited considerable ability at the fence. His dam had
already been convincing in this regard at the mare
performance test. She received a 10,0 for her free
jumping. The sire Comte had another St. Pr. daughter in the top three. St. Pr. aspirant Clara out of a
dam by Escudo II (breeder: Peter Mahler, Neuhaus)
placed third in the third group. This young lady impressed with her elegance and prominence. She
solved every task with ease, an alert eye and good
reflexes.
The years where the descendants of only certain
stallions dominated the free-jumping competitions
are over. The Hanoverian Jumper-Horse Breeding
Program is based on a broad foundation. The top
of the four-year old vintage was of very good quality. We wished the top group to be larger though.
“The participants were of very different type,”
Harm Sievers summed up. “Many well jumping
horses participated and we saw top horses in the
lead. Size and frame are of great importance in the
jumper ring today. We must not neglect that fact.
Hanoverian breeders have made a good choice in
the careful and selective use of Holstein blood. It is
important to continue to select top jumper stallions for our good jumper lines.” Not all horses appeared to be in the best training’s condition. Therefore we must not act rashly and judge these
youngsters prematurely. n
HANNOVERANER
Success
all over the world
Vierjährige, Mittwoch,
3. Februar
Dreijährige, Mittwoch, 10. März
Friday, May 4
The
RCMP Musical Ride in Verden
They count among the most popular and recognizable symbols of Canada: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), affectionately
known as the “Mounties”. The policemen on
horseback ensure not only law and order in
the second largest country of the world, they
also regularly present their “Musical Ride”. It
has been the long desire of the Hannoveraner
Verband to welcome its Canadian customers
with the Musical Ride in Verden. And now it is
the first time that the RCMP will celebrate its
fantastic choreography to music in the saddle
in the Niedersachsenhalle – on May 4, 2012.
The RCMP is breeding their black horses for the
Musical Ride in their own stud in Pakenham,
Ontario. For more than 20 years, the Mounties
have been closely co-operating with the Han-
noveraner Verband, and they almost exclusively acquire their horses from the Hanoverian
breeding area. There are presently about 20
Hanoverian broodmares stabled with the stud,
complemented by three stallions.
The Musical Ride has already been developed
by members of the mounted police in Canada
in 1876 with the purpo-se of presenting their
riding skills on the one hand and to entertain
the audience on the other hand. Throughout
the many years, this has been developing into
a fascinating and unique show, delighting
thousands of spectators in Canada, North America and many other parts of the world year by
year. The RCMP with its 36 riders and horses
will travel to Europe in June on the occasion
of the 60th throne anniversary of Queen Eli-
sabeth II. Before continuing their trip to Great
Britain, the team will stop in Verden on May
4 and present their impressive show in the
Niedersachsen-halle in Verden. The Canadian
show presentation will be embedded by more
fascinating show acts. “We are happy that
we have finally been in a position to present
this fantastic show presentation this year,” Dr.
Ludwig Christmann, head of the development
and consulting department of the Hannoveraner Verband, summarizes. “The Mounties have
been very close with the Hanoverian horse and
with the Verband for many years, and now they
have the chan-ce to present their incredible
skills to the German audience.”
Tickets are available in our ticket shop under
www.hannoveraner.com at Euro 25.
Auction
Powerful start
into the new year
Customers paid on average 13,271 Euros for 92
Hanoverian riding horses that were offered at the
winter auction in January. All participants appeared
satisfied with the result and the balanced price
structure.
A
Statistics
Riding horses
No. of horses offered for sale92 horses
No of horses sold
92 horses
Total turnover
Euro1.220.900,00
Average price
Euro 13.270,65
Highest price
Euro 47.000,00
Lowest price
Euro 6.000,00
Pricerange
Euro 4.000 to 7.999
Euro 8.000 to 10.999
Euro 11.000 to 14.999
Euro 15.000 to 24.999
25.000 Euro and more
15
30
22
15
10
horses
horses
horses
horses
horses
Horses sold to the following areas
Lower Saxony
Baden-Württemberg
Bavaria
Hamburg
Hessen
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Rheinland-Pfalz
Sachsen-Anhalt
Schleswig-Holstein
Total
27
4
5
1
1
6
1
1
3
49 horses
Belgium
Chile
Denmark
Finland
France
Great Britain
Italy
Canada
Portugal
Russion Federation
Sweden
Switzerland
Czech Republic
USA
Hungary
Austria
Total 2
2
1
8
8
2
3
4
1
1
2
3
2
1
1
2
43 horses
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uction rider Anett Müller entered the well-attended auction arena riding Sunshine by San
Remo/Frenchman and with a beaming smile on her
face. She was obviously pretty sure that selling this
chestnut mare would take a bit longer. She asked
the mare to trot and every visitor immediately
knew that this was a very special auction candidate. Sunshine presented herself in superb fashion
with powerful and elastic movement eliciting one
bid after the other from prospective buyers. A customer from Schleswig-Holstein placed the last bid
of Euro 47,000.00 after an exciting bidding duel.
The daughter will train Sunshine. The entire party
was overjoyed. Grand applause from the entire audience accompanied Anett Müller and top seller
Sunshine on their last canter around the ring.
Breeder and exhibitor Samantha Hahn from
Kürstedt was overjoyed and celebrated her successful debut as auction exhibitor.
Bellamie H by Balou du Rouet/Sandro became the
top selling jumper. The bay (breeder: ZG Hagenah
and Gustafsson-Hagenah, Oerel) had already
showed off her jumping ability during the training
time. She convinced with her technique, caution
and courage at the fences. Auction rider Christoph
Kühl enjoyed the daily training with the show-experienced athlete. “A horse with spirit and good
attitude! She knows of her ability and takes the
rider with her.” Bellamie H greatly inspired buyers
from the Rhineland who won the bidding duel at
Euro 30,000.00.
800 horse enthusiasts, prospective buyers, breeders and friends of the Hanoverian horse awaited
the beginning of the auction with great anticipation. St. Pr. aspirant Secret Love was the first horse
in the ring. She was the shining start of a collection
rich in quality with an above average performance
test result. She impressed with her elegant appearance with powerful, subtle movement in all three
basic gaits. Sascha Boehnke who is a long-standing auction rider beautifully presented this
daughter of Sir Donnerhall/Rotspon (breeder: Stephan Bull, Ihlienworth; exibitor: Andrea Prikler,
Pandorf). “This mare is a joy to ride every day. You
start off where you finshed the day before. She
learns daily.” Loyal customers from Switzerland
recognized the dressage talent and fell in love with
the black diva right away. Secret Love remains in
Sunshine by San Remo/Frenchman sold for Euro
47,000.00 to Schleswig-Holstein. Photos: Ernst
Auction
Germany for training. She will be prepared for upper levels in a professional training facility.
The winter auction was the first sale event of
2012. The new auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm
Wegener viewed the course that the auction had
taken, its execution and result positively. “The year
started out powerfully. We welcomed many new
customers to Verden who were enthusiastic about
the quality of the Hanoverian riding horses and bid
successfully. And that makes us very happy!” A
change in personnel with respect to customer service has taken place. Meike Vogel and Thomas
Schönig now support Jeanine Pagel as advisors for
the dressage collection. This addition to the advisory team will optimize customer service and allow us to continue to professionally attend to the
growing number of customers.
Guests from Finland greatly enjoyed their visit to
Verden with Kati Siebrecht. Eight young Hanoveri-
ans found a new home high up in northern Europe.
Eight other Hanoverians do not have to travel quite that far to their new homes. A group of buyers
from France who came with Ariane Pourtavaf were
overjoyed about their purchases especially as the
day of the auction was also the birthday of one of
the customers. The winter auction finished with a
realistic price structure proving that the collection
was appropriately selected for the market.
The relation of prices was in balance: 22 horses
sold between Euro 11,000 and 14,999, 35 Hanoverians sold for more than Euro 15,000.00. 49
horses will remain in Germany while 43 sold to
foreign countries. “The first sale event took a positive course. We hope for more good sales through
our well-established auction site. We build upon
our good relations with our breeders who show us
their products on the selection sites. This is the only
way to guarantee quality,” Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener
summed up. n
Bellamie H by Balou du Rouet/Sandro was the highest priced jumper.
He sold for 30,000 Euro to the
Rhineland.
Awards
Weltmeyer- and Stakkato-Prize
In the past the breeder of the performance test
champion from the test for state stud sires in Adelheidsdorf had received the Freiherr von StenglinPrize. This distinction as well as the decorative
platter of the association for stallion performance
test champions from other testing sites was presented at the annual meeting. The awarding of
these prizes was also up for discussion with introducing the stallion performance test-reform in
2011. After careful consideration in the breeding
book committee the board decided to replace these awards with new prizes on its December meeting.
The basic idea remains the same. Breeders that
have produced sires that have completed a very
good performance test are to be honored. The performance of Hanoverian sires which have completed the 70-day performance test as three-year olds
and are licensed is decisive when the award is presented. The breed values for dressage and jumping
are the determining factors. The stallion with the
highest breed value does not necessarily have to
have a high value for the breed. Therefore we want
to present awards to several stallions or rather
breeders of stallions; three dressage stallions and
three jumper stallions.
The awards have been named after a representative of each discipline; Weltmeyer for dressage and
Stakkato for jumping. Both producers caused for a
sensation even at a young age. Weltmeyer won his
performance test and as a three-year old became
Bundeschampion. Stakkato was the unchallenged
winner in the jumper index of his vintage and
made his way into top competitions without difficulties. Both have strongly and decisively influenced the Hanoverian breed up to today and were
awarded the title Hanoverian Stallion Of The Year.
Naming the awards after these two phenomenal
sires allows for the hope that the stallions that receive these awards (the Weltmeyer-Prize and the
Stakkato-Prize) will follow a similar career path
and become just as successful. The first step in this
direction is accomplished with an excellent performance test result. The awards were presented to
the breeders during the presentation of the privately owned stallions. The presentation of the tested
and licensed four-year old vintage offers a first
class setting. n
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Stallions
Weltmeyer-Prize
Del Magico was born on the farm of Stefan
Hermann. Peter Limbecker discovered the
bold colt on the elite foal auction in 2008.
Peter Limbecker manages a dressage stable
on the Estate Adelsried on the Starnberger
See (Lake) together with daughter Susanna.
They specialize in raising and training talented up and coming youngsters. “The entire
package was right with Del Magico. I liked
the pedigree and his movement,” Susanna
Limbecker remembers. Two years later the
grey went to the licensing, became premium
sire and sold for Euro 200,000.00 to Aegyd
Pengg from Austria who devotes his time to
the breeding of horses in Kärnten on the
Wörthersee.
Del Magico attracted attention on the riding
horse championships in Verden before representing Hanoverian colors in Warendorf. He
completed his performance test in Adelheidsdorf where he convinced with his exceptional
basic gaits. He was one of the best in his age
group with a SPT-breed value dressage of
143. His pedigree reflects a versatile predisposition. His dam delivered Silvia by Silvio
who is a jumper with S-level successes. The
following stallions are out of the Kanonenfutter line: Graf Douglas, Romancero and Go
on Top as well as Bundeschampion and top
selling auction horse Bacchus von Worrenberg. n
Don Primero
Dimaggio
Winnipeg
Feinbrand
Fevetia II
Avetia
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Quasar de Charry was discovered on the
elite foal auction in 2008. Hannjörg Hereth
from Switzerland bought the chestnut out of
the breeding program of Erika Lütjen, Grasberg for 120,000 Euro. Quasar de Charry was
the top seller. He received a premium award
for his dressage ability at the licensing in Verden in 2010. After that he went to Ingo Pape
in Hemmoor for training; he stood at stud
there, too. Quasar de Charry’s owners expected a combination of high-quality training
and most favorable use as a breeding stallion
from Hemmoor. “Quasar de Charry is an incredibly beautiful horse,” Ingo Pape raves.
“He is also very friendly and utterly pleasant
to handle.” He was only allowed to walk in
the spring due to growing problems. He remained well balanced and quiet. He went to
Adelheidsdorf for the test at the beginning of
September. “Quasar de Charry developed
very positively there,” so Ingo Pape. A convincing SPT-breed value dressage of 156 and an
adjusted final dressage score of 8,86 express
his ability in numbers.
Numerous dressage horse producers and
competition horses have descended out of
his dam line Pille even though the most famous representative is actually a jumper: The
great successes of Walzerkönig who was the
Olympic team champion in Seoul will remain
unforgettable. n
Donnerhall
Fantasia
World Cup
Quaterman
Quaterback
Passionata
Lisa
Feiner Stern
Lagune
Akzent II
Hevetia
Wolkentanz
Winona
Salome
A bidding duel because of Spörcken broke
out in 2010. State stud manager Dr. Axel
Brockmann proved his stamina and in the
end took the typy dark bay to Celle. Exhibitor
Detlef Ruddat from the Breeding Farm Gerkenhof was overjoyed with the final sale price of Euro 300,000.00. He had bought Spörcken as a foal from his breeder Benedicte
Meyer from Luxembourg who had only taken
Spörcken to Verden for the foal show during
the summer. Right from the start the breeders
in Roydorf where the stallion spent his first
breeding season liked the long-legged dark
bay. “Everyone wanted to see him under
saddle,” Obersattelmeister Ole Köhler noted.
“On the licensing he was already selected for
the insemination station Lüneburg-Nord as a
suitable sire for the daughters of Don Frederico and Weltruhm in the catchment area of
the breeding station Roydorf.” He convinced
in every aspect at the 70-day test: He obtained the highest value of his age group with a
SPT-breed value in dressage of 165 points.
Spörcken’s roots are in the line of Norodina.
Her representatives in competition are Borsalino by Bolero who is one of Germany’s best
dressage horses with rider Heike Kemmer
and privately owned sire Bon Bonaparte who
successfully competed in dressage up to
Grand Prix and whose dam Weingräfin is the
great-granddam of Spörcken’s dam La Beale
Isoud. n
Quando-Quando
Räuberbraut
Brandenburger
Sandro Hit
Sir
Donnerhall
Contenance D
Poesie
Weltmeyer
Lovely
Salut
Dualla
La Beale
Isoud
Sandro Song
Loretta
Donnerhall
Contenance II
Lauries
Crusador xx
Welsh Pageant xx
St.Pr.St.
Wilhelmina
Weltmeyer
Square Note xx
St.Pr.St. Bummy
Sport
Stallions
Stakkato-Prize
Family Dr. Jacobs is completely and entirely
devoted to breeding jumper horses. 2012
they triumphed: Cassillias and Sampres,
two stallions from Bierbergen, received the
Stakkato-Prize. Shortly after the birth of Cassillias State Stud Manager Dr. Axel Brockmann secured a share in the youngster. Breeder Dr. Jacobs wanted to raise the colt
himself.
The dark bay spent his youth in the proven
hands of Fritz Engelke in Kaltenwalde where
numerous youngsters out of Jacob’s breeding
program have grown up. “Cassillias was a
very big and very correct foal,” Dr. BonnyJasmin Jacobs reflects. Her father Dr. KarlOtto Jacobs had purchased the colts granddam in 1997 because he always wanted to
own a daughter of Landadel for his jumperbreeding program. Cassillias’ dam had been
sold to Bavaria. She belongs to the line of
Artoza which already is represented in international competition by Prinze Haylord.
Cassillias moved into Adelheidsdorf for the
first test. He impressed from the first day onwards. His jumping ability was to be expected. He also convinced in the dressage ring
with excellent scores for his walk, canter and
rideability. His jumping ability was rewarded
with a breed value of 142; his dressage qualities are reflected in a breed value of 133. n
Contender
Contendro
Bravo
Stakkato
Spirit
Le Joli
The second Stakkato Award-winner out of
the breeding program of Dr. Jacobs GbR is
Sampres. His future as a jumper was predestined when the dark bay sold to Ian Callender-Easby from South Africa on the elite
foal auction in 2008. He bought him for Euro
10,000.00 in Verden and sent the colt to
Christian Pfeil‘s Farm in Bremerhaven to raise
him there. “He was naughty but smart and
teachable and a stallion type from the beginning. He jumped everything and most of the
time one meter higher than necessary,”
Christian Pfeil tells.
Starpower descends out of one of Hanover’s
most successful dam lines. The line of Schneiderin in came to full flourish at Starpower’s
breeder Manfred Schäfer in Köchingen. He is
the President of the Hanoveraner Verband. In
addition to several international jumpers like
El Paso, Wahre Liebe, Lomitas, Lambourghini
Diablo or Wait and See team dressage World
Champion Sunrise carried the reputation of
this dam line out into the world. Frambeau,
Schwarzenegger, Westernhagen, Royal Classic
and Floratio came to fame on Starpower’s sire
side.
Sampres’ dam Asulina passed on the jumping
talent to her offspring. Her daughter Escada
S already celebrates successes at the S-level;
Sampras’ full-brother Wallenberg NLD stood
at stud at the renowned station of Henk Nijhof in the Netherlands for three years. It took
Sampres two attempts to get on the licensing
ring. He was licensed after a short preparation time with Rudolf Rehkamp and received a
premium award in Verden in December of
2010. The stallion went to Schleswig-Holstein for training and in September on to
Adelheidsdorf for the 70-day test. He not
only received the highest adjusted jumper
score out of 28 participants but also moved
to his new home the breeding farm Famos
with a SPT-breed value jumping of 138. n
Starpower’s dam St. Pr. mare Enjoy who is the
full-sister to Bundeschampion El Paso won the
free-jumping competition of the Program for
Hanoverian Jumper Horse Breeding in 2000.
Her son by Salito followed into her footsteps
in 2009. Starpower placed third in 2011. Four
months prior to that he could not impress at
the stallion licensing. “I have always believed
in the stallion. Even as a foal he had that special appearance; he was always very willing in
training,” Manfred Schäfer explains. T
Calypso II
Gofine
Reichsgraf
Spartan
Stakkato
Pia
Ofarim
Spartan
Pia
Landadel
Granny
Achill-Libero H
Asulina
Cliffy
Dutch stallion manager Henk Nijhof noticed the
dark bay and bought him without hesitation on
the breeder’s farm. Starpower participated in
the performance test in Prussendorf where he
won with a SPT-breed value for jumping of 139.
He was licensed in January 2012. n
Servus
Spartan
Gottilde
Stakkato
Pygmalion
Pia
Goldfeder
Landgraf
Escudo
Oktave
St.Pr.St.
Enjoy
Calypso II
Wyoming
Bijou II
Servus
Gottilde
Pygmalion
Goldfeder
Espri
St.Pr.St. Athene
Werther
St.Pr.St. Garde
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Breeder‘s portrait
Sport
Stars grow
up here
Some stars have already enjoyed their youth on
the spacious fields in Bad Harzburg. Breeder
Family Edel have created best conditions for
more than 30 years.
By Julia Martin
Y
ou cannot but notice numerous photos
of highly decorated bulls when you enter
the office of Ulrich Edel. Between them you
can find the one or other photo with equine
motives. “It is the other way around in my
office,” daughter Ulrike Edel-Heidhues
laughs. “Horse pictures are definitely in the
majority.” You notice quickly: the heart beats
for breeding animals on the estate Bündheim. It is located in picturesque Bad Harzburg on the outskirts of the National Park
Harz – Hanoverians as well as Angus cattle.
Both are pursued with great enthusiasm and
passion.
76-year old Ulrich Edel grew up on an agricultural farm in Westphalia. He is a trained
farmer. He managed large farms and agricultural estates for 25 years before he leased
the estate Bündheim from a monastery and
from the state of Lower Saxony. He moved to
Bad Harzburg together with his wife Annegret and his daughters Ulrike and Anne and
leased the facility until 2004. Jointly in a GbR
they now work 700 hectares of cropland and
80 hectares fields that he works independently. A colorful herd of cows belonged to
the monastery estate in 1980 which Ulrich
Edel attended to with great passion. He has
developed one of the most successful herds
of Angus cattle in Lower Saxony with hard
work and lots of finesse over many years. Today the herd counts 60 head. Federal and
state champions descend out of this “noble”
breeding program. Every year the best young
bulls from Bündheim are offered for sale in
February in Verden during the “Meat Cattle
Days”. “We are not quite as successful with
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our Hanoverians as we are with our cattle.
But we are on a good path,” Ulrich Edel says
with a smirk. Officially he is retired but he
actively supports his daughter on the farm.
So father so daughter
37-year old Ulrike Edel-Heidhues knew early
on that she wanted to follow in her father’s
footsteps and preferably in Bad Harzburg.
She completed her agricultural training and
studied agricultural science with an emphasis
on business administration and farming in
Soest. After that she worked on farms with
crops in Lower Saxony and in the Rhineland
to gain experience. Ulrike Edel-Heidhues returned home to the parental farm in 2002.
The committed mother of two boys, four-year
old Paul and eight months old Erik, faces a
special challenge. She met her husband Rolf
Heidhues during her studies. They have led a
distant relationship since then. He manages
a dairy farm with a swine mast operation in
Soest, Westphalia. “He comes from a family
that is devoted to eventing. He understands
my passion,” Ulrike Edel-Heidhues explains.
She is ever so grateful for the daily support
from her parents.
The farm operation stands on several legs.
The monastery estate is a top address in Lower Saxony when you are looking for field
board. Guests are welcome from the beginning of May until mid October to enjoy the
spacious and rich fields around the racetrack
in Bad Harzburg. “We offer the best conditions. The old trees offer shade during the
summer, natural creeks offer ample water
and the herd of cows supplies a positive con-
Ulrike Edel-Heidhues and Ulrich Edel.
Photo: Martin
tribution to the field care,” expert Ulrich Edel
explains. Insiders know about these perfect
conditions for young horses and it is therefore not surprising that one or the other top
star has spent his youth here. The most prominent example is Goldfever I: He was one of
the world’s most successful jumpers as an
adult – as a yearling he played in the fields in
the ‘Vorharz’. Chacco Chacco from the Breeding Farm Tannenhof was approved in Verden
in 2009. He also was raised by the Edel family and so was Dubarry,who is now stationed
at the State Stud Celle. The farm offers additional services, too. They foal out mares and
care for retired horses. The services were officially recognized in 2007. In a competition
“The future belongs to operations of quality”
from the Consulting Firm Schade and Partner
the Monastery Estate Bündheim received an
award for excellent and competent horse management. In 2008 the monastery estate was
recognized as an FN-tested horse boarding
facility.
Foundation mare Feurige
“When I was an apprentice and even later on
than that horses were used in the fields. “We
had to start the Warmblood and Coldblood
horses under saddle as the young hands on
the farm” the senior chef remembers. “The
horses disappeared once motorization increased but my passion for riding in the hunt
field and cross-country remained.” In 1972
he took over the Westphalian mare Farrah
over from his sister-in-law. The legendary Feiner Kerl was on the sire side of Farrah’s pedi-
Sport
Breeder‘s
portrait
gree. As Ulrich Edel wanted to have his own
young horse he decided to breed Farrah one
more time. The stallion of his choice was Furioso II. Feurige was born a year later. Feurige
never remained unnoticed, “Four high white
stockings and a huge blaze and a spot on her
belly!” Ulrich Edel describes the foundation
mare of his breeding program. “The judges
on the mare show in Hohenhameln considered her to be too colorful but she convinced
with her type and her powerful movement.”
Feurige delivered 14 foals including the mare
Adelheid by Augustinus xx. The then elevenyear old Ulrike started the mare under saddle
with the help of her riding instructor. “She
had a wonderful disposition.” The young pair
collected many winning ribbons and successfully competed up to the L-level in dressage.
Adelheid died after delivering only one foal.
Feurige also produced Dixieland by Diadem
who was licensed in Verden in 1989. Waterlily also goes back to the foundation mare of
the breeding program of Family Edel. This
daughter of Wolkenstein II received top
scores for her free-jumping at her mare performance test. She sold as one of the most
expensive jumpers to Mexico on the summer
auction in 2004. Feurige is also the dam of
Atreju by Augustinus xx, a successful event
horse up to CIC*. Today Leonie by Londonderry/Diadem carries on the breeding program. The second pillar of the breeding program is St. Pr. mare Ginger. Family Edel
wanted another daughter of Augustinus xx in
remembrance of Adelheid. They could not locate a direct daughter but found Ginger by
Grozzo Z/Augustinus xx born 1998 at Uwe
Bünger’s farm. Ginger had already delivered
seven foals. Emily by Escudo I received the St.
Pr. award. Graf Top and Quaid are the sires of
the last offspring. St. Pr. mare Clara a daughter of the Trakehner sire Connery is the third
broodmare. She was the champion mare at
the show in Bodenstein in 2008. She carries
the blood of Fabriano, Diadem and Wendelin
on the damside of her pedigree. She also
goes back to Feurige and expects a foal by
Spörcken. Leonie and Clara are bred with
dressage in mind; Ginger to jumper sires. Family Edel does not want to commit to only
one discipline.
“We are actually eventing fans,” Ulrike EdelHeidhues beams. That explains the brave use
of Thoroughbred blood in their breeding program. “The stallions we select obviously have
to fit to the mares.” Clara’s dam St. Pr. mare
Fair Play by Fabriano now enjoys her retirement. “She was perfectly suited to be bred to
a Thoroughbred sire. She has a large frame
and a very correct foundation,” breeder EdelHeidhues knows to share. With her two twoand three-year old daughters Nova and
Nena, both by Nobre xx, Fair Play won the
class ‘Dam with two daughters’ on the mare
show in Bodenstein in 2011. “Blood will give
the horses courage and determination. The
marketing of event horses however is rather
lengthy and complicated,” so Ulrike EdelHeidhues. As friends of the sport of eventing
Family Edel lives in the right spot: An international 3-day- event takes place in Bad Harzburg once a year. The Edels serve on the
board of the competition and make available
their fields for the event. “It goes without
saying that we support the competition,” so
Ulrich Edel who has served as President of
the local Riding Club for years. Horst Köhler
awarded him the “Bundesverdienstkreuz” for
his exemplary and honorary engagement in
2004. Daughter Ulrike is just like him: She
serves on the board of the study group Bodenstein in the Horse Breeding Club Braunschweig. n
France
USA
USA
Stakkato in France
White Star
„Hunter Sire of the Year“
„Horse of the Year“
Stakkato is one of the jumper horse producers who internationally is in highest demand. The top genetics of Hanoverians are
also in demand in France: This son of Spartan/Pygmalion was accepted in France immediately. n
Dressage
Diva Royal Stood Out
Diva Royal by Don Frederico/Warkant (breeder: Heinz Braul, Lehrte) and rider StellaCharlott Roth stood out as the best participants at a screening clinic for the
Piaff-Advancement-Prize in Warendorf. Ambitious young dressage riders have met at the
Federal Training Centre of the DOKR (German
Olympic Committee for Riding) for the twelfth
time now submitting themselves to the judgment of the dressage committee. Diva Royal
was especially convincing because of her excellent training. n
White Star by Weltmeyer/Glücksstern was
awarded the title “Hunter Sire Of The Year” in
the USA as last year’s best hunter producer.
His descendants have made an excellent
name for themselves because of their versatility in North America. The performance test
champion and Bundeschampion White Star
out of Matthias Ohmen’s breeding program
in Stinstedt has now sold to Canada. The
strikingly marked chestnut will be stationed
for breeding in the US. n
The mark of distinction The dressage federation USDFs annually bestows “Horse Of The
Year” is very popular in the USA. 1st place in
Level I went to Sanceo by San Remo/Ramiro’s
Son (breeder: Gerhard Dustmann, Melle). 1st
place in Level 4 went to Watulele by Wolkenstein II/Frappant (breeder: Richard Brümmer.
Osten). n
New Zealand
Lessing honored
Stallions
Lancet honored
The Dutch breed association KWPN awarded
the title “Keur” to the stallion Lancet by
Wenzel/ Shogun xx (breeder: Jürgen Clasen,
Hiddestorf). The dark bay is the first dressage
sire to receive this honor. There are only four
“Keur”-stallions. n
Lessing by Londonderry/Prince Thatch xx
(breeder: Heinz-August Grewe, Hemsloh) became Dressage Champion at Level 5 with his
rider Jutta Rosenblatt in New Zealand. The
Hanoverian Association in New Zealand honored him as the best Hanoverian in his age
group. n
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Breeding
Hanoverian
Highlights 2012
In the
limelight
HANNOVERANER
VERBAND
The first results after the stallion performance
test-reform provoked discussions. A lively
podium’s discussion on the subject took place at
the stallion shoe for privately owned stallions in
Verden in February.
By Julia Martin
Eloy by Earl/
Wendenburg
Photo: Frieler
April 13/14
126th Elite-Auction
Hanoverian riding horses and foals
May 4
Musical Ride
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
May 4/5
May-Auction
Hanoverian riding horses
July 20/21
Summer-Auction
Hanoverian riding horses
Hannoveraner Verband e. V.
Lindhooper Str. 92
Niedersachsenhalle
D-27283 Verden
Phone +49 42 31/67 30
Fax +49 42 31/67 37 12
www.hannoveraner.com
[email protected]
T
he Forum of Young Breeders from the
Breeding Club Stade, the Society of Privately Owned Hanoverian Stallions and the Hanoverian Verband had invited to a podium’s
discussion with the headline “SPT in the limelight” in the Niedersachsenhalle. The subject had provoked heated and at times subjective and/or improper debates with the
general public as well as the press. The intention of inviting guests was first and foremost
to educate, to inform and to explain facts.
The group of experts consisted of stallion
manager Ingo Pape from the Stallion Station
Pape in Hemmoor, Hauptsattelmeister Joachim Winter who has managed the stallion
testing station in Adelheidsdorf for the last
18 years, Dr. Kathrin Friederike Stock Equine
Veterinarian and in charge of the breed value
estimation for horses at the VIT and Dr. Werner Schade. As moderator Ira Hagemann
from the Forum of Young Breeders asked all
visitors at the beginning, “Forget for a moment everything that you may have heard
about the SPT and get involved in the subject
as impartial as possible.”
First Dr. Werner Schade explained the development of the SPT-reform: A study group at
the FN that included representatives from ten
different associations has developed the new
concept over the last two and a half years.
“The old system was no longer acceptable,”
Dr. Werner Schade said. “Results from different testing stations and different years were
not comparable. The index result strictly de-
pended on the composition of each individual group. This was no longer a foundation for
selection.” The state withdrew entirely from
the execution of the performance test and
turned the responsibility over to the individual associations. “It was our most important
goal to create comparability between the
performance tests,” so the breeding manager. “We utilize genetic connections that reflect kindred pedigrees of stallions to create a
comparability between stations. As a database we exclusively use information from SPTs
which have a high genetic relation to the suitability for the sport. The breed value estimation is the proper procedure to correct influential factors created by different testing
environments.”
The breeding book committee of the association determined that Hanoverian stallions
have to reach an average of 100 in breed values, dressage and jumping, in the 70-day
test. The requirement for stallions of other
populations is higher - the medium is 110. If
stallions only reach a medium of 90, they
have the opportunity to receive a breeding
permit through a qualification for the Bundeschampions at the age of five or six. “A breed
must select to achieve progress. We want to
remain internationally competitive. A successful marketing program is only possible
with top quality horses,” Dr. Werner Schade
made clear.
Hauptsattelmeister Joachim Winter describes
how the new system affects the test on a dai-
Sport
Breeding
ly basis. For him it actually means relief. “In
the past we never handed in the scores without an exchange of thoughts,” Joachim
Winter referred to the broadened training
and final testing conditions. It is also important to strictly adhere to the definition of the
scores; after all the SPT is a selection
threshold. Ingo Pape made his first experiences with the SPT-reform when he sent two
stallions to be tested. “You part with animals
which are most valuable to you. You must
have trust in the testing station. Nothing has
changed there.”
New is the way the results are portrayed.
“Now you receive the absolute scores in the
attribute categories, the deviation to the predicted result and the breed values. You must
view these three results in combination and
not limit yourself to just one value,” the stallion manager explains. He also cautions
against focusing only on numbers. “I believe
in specialization. In future pedigrees and
with that the performance of stallions will
become even more specialized. The results of
a SPT decide whether or not a stallion is allowed to be presented to an licensing committee. Therefore the selection threshold should
not be too high in my opinion.” Dr. Werner
Schade responded, “We have to differentiate
between Hanoverian and foreign stallions. In
general Hanoverian stallions are licensed before they are tested. A committee has already
evaluated the stallions before they participa-
te in the SPT. We view the licensing and the
SPT as one unit and recommend to mare owners to only use tested stallions. Furthermore
the medium of 100 is based on intense observations. We tested the past vintages in
models and raised the threshold only minimally.”
Dr. Kathrin Friederike Stock commented on
the breed value estimation and portrayed the
advantages. Performance test and pedigree
information are combined. “Because of the
genetic composition the system recognizes
whether it is a strong dressage or a strong
jumper vintage and is therefore able to evaluate the performance of each stallion better.
Comparability is created.” It is of utmost importance to understand that the indices from
the old system cannot be compared to the
breed values to which the reform has been
applied. Breed values are important building
blocks in the information system. She used
Celle’s state stud sire Spörcken as an example to illustrate that breed values with and
without pedigree information are not as far
apart as often portrayed. Furthermore she
used the SPT-results to show that many Trakehner stallions and stallions with special
blood passed the threshold set by the Hanoverian Verband. The following lively discussion where stallion managers, riders, breeders and judges participated clearly reflected
the enthusiasm and idealism for this issue.
Many opinions – one common consensus
Judge Fritz Ostmeyer demanded simplifying
the scoring system to allow for a better focus
in the overall impression of the horses. Breeder Rudolf Drünert from Schleswig-Holstein
views assigning the judges only from a central location as progress. This eliminates the
previous strong possibilities of manipulation.
He also suggested withholding the names,
origins and pedigrees of the stallions to obtain more objective SPT-data. He explained
critically, “Final scores must determine the
selection not breed values. Mixing own performance with a pedigree breed value falsifies the evaluation.”
Dr. Schade disagreed, “The scores cannot be
compared between testing rounds as the
standard of each testing group takes an influence. The breed value estimation balances
out this effect with the help of a correction
though. The result is that the breed value becomes a comparable result.” Stallion manager Burkhard Wahler demanded to only use
the breed value estimation as a selection criterion once more practical information is
available.
Dr. Schade also saw possible improvements,
“We are happy with the first year. The judges
were braver and made use of a larger scoring
scale. That is what we need. But then there
are things that we still need to work on; for
instance standardizing the conditions at the
testing stations.” Dr. Ludwig Christmann
said, “Since 20 years we have experience
with the breed value estimation. It is the method of choice in modern animal breeding.”
A common consensus was reached after a
controversial debate: The next goal must be
the improvement and standardization of the
evaluation system. n
Ira Hagemann led the podium’s discussion with
Ingo Pape, Dr. Kathrin Friederike Stock, Joachim
Winter and Dr. Werner Schade. Photo: Züngel
Editorial: THE HANOVERIAN is published by Hannoveraner Verband e. V., Lindhooper Str. 92, D-27283 Verden, Germany, e-mail: [email protected] Editor: Britta Züngel, translations: Yvonne Zuther, Paul Kershaw
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