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the American Hanoverian Society!
FALL 2011
The American Hanoverian
The Quarterly Magazine of the American Hanoverian Society
Summer Inspection
Tour Reports
Detailed reports and
photos from 17 sites around
the U.S. and Canada
Show Reports
Dressage at Lexington,
Devon and more!
My Hanoverian Feature
San City – One in a Million
2012 AHS Annual
Meeting Registration
Lörke
4/c full page ad
16.2h Elite Hanoverian, 1995 by Lauries Crusador xx out of St. Pr. St. Worlddream (Weltmeyer/Duerkheim)
Fully licensed and approved for breeding by the American Hanoverian Society and the Hanoverian Verband
Lörke is by Lauries Crusador xx, the most successful
Thoroughbred improvement sire in the Hanoverian breed
for the past 15 years.
Lörke is out of SPS Wolddream by Weltmeyer, the 1998
Hanoverian Stallion of the Year and, former licensing
Champion and DLG Champion – the proverbial
Hanoverian stallion Triple Crown winner.
Lörke has had many inspection site Champion mares
and very successful Mare Performance Test participants.
He has also had site Champion fillies and colts. His son,
Leopold Q, now Lymrix, won the inaugural 2005 FEI test
for four-year-olds at Dressage at Devon, and was the
highest-scoring American-bred in the FEI Five-Year-Old
division in 2006. Lymrix, and new owner/rider Crystal
Kroetch, finished 7th overall at the 2011 Pan Am Games
on the Canadian Silver Medal dressage team. Also in
2011, L Shiraz, owned by Caroline Stearns, won the ThreeYear-Old Filly Materiale class at Dressage at Devon.
Fees: $250 per frozen breeding dose.
Also available: Anhaltiner E, Weltbekannt and
Wertherson.
Suzanne C. Quarles • Phone & Fax: 301-831-5070 • E-mail: [email protected] • Website: www.somedaysoonfarm.com
2012
annual Meeting
Join Us at the Hilton Palm Beach...
January 20-22 I West Palm Beach, Florida
The 2012 AHS Annual Meeting will be held January 20-22 at the Hilton Palm Beach
Airport hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla. The meeting will offer three days of educational
programs and seminars on various aspects of the equine industry. Attendees will also
be updated on the work of various AHS committees and will have the opportunity
to brainstorm marketing ideas. In conjunction with the meeting, a silent auction and
catered dinner is held to honor the society’s year-end awards winners in competition.
Friends, Fun, Fine Food..and
Fellow Hanoverian Enthusiasts...
HILTON PALM BEACH
AIRPORT HOTEL
THE PALM BEACHES:
FLORIDA’S CULTURAL CAPITAL
The Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel
The city of West Palm Beach was founded by
Henry Flagler as a community to house the
servants working in two grand hotels on the
neighboring island of Palm Beach, across
Lake Worth. With a historic legacy over a
century in the making, West Palm Beach
offers many cultural attractions including
historic buildings and landmarks, museums,
performing art venues, as well as sporting
activities, beaches, shopping and dining.
the Palm Beach International Airport
is conveniently located adjacent to
and is accessible via I-95 and Southern
Boulevard. Downtown West Palm
Beach and beautiful sandy beaches
are all just a short drive from the hotel.
The Hilton Palm Beach hotel offers the
convenience of an easily accessible airport
property with the feel and amenities of
a Palm Beach resort getaway.
While staying in West Palm Beach consider
visiting CityPlace, Delray Beach, Flagler
Museum, Kravis Center of the Performing
Arts, Lion Country Safari, Morikami Museum
and Japanese Gardens, Palm Beach Zoo or
Roger Dean Stadium.
Full information and a detailed schedule of events for the 2012 Annual Meeting will be posted
this fall on the AHS website at www.hanoverian.org/ahs-annual-meeting.
Photos: Courtesy Hilton Palm Beach Airport
WELCOME RECEPTION
OPEN MEETINGS
DINING
ENTERTAINMENT
SILENT AUCTION
AWARDS DINNER
Hilton Palm Beach
Airport Hotel
AHS SPECIAL ROOM RATE: $129.00 INCLUDES FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET AND
COMPLIMENTARY HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS
AHS members must reserve rooms by December 29, 2011 in order to receive the special
annual meeting room rate. Use the group code “AHS” when reserving your rooms(s).
Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel guest rooms and suites feature room service, complimentary
high-speed internet access, an in-room safe, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and
27" TVs. Other amenities include a fitness room, pools and Jacuzzi.
For reservations, call the hotel directly at (561) 684-9400, or visit the Annual Meeting page
on the AHS website for a link to the group webpage for the Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel.
LOCATION: Conveniently located adjacent to the Palm Beach
International Airport and is accessible via I-95 and Southern Boulevard.
Just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach and the beaches.
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT: Enjoy eating in one of the hotel’s
on-site restaurants, or venture into West Palm Beach for an exciting
dining experience.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: The Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel is located
within miles from the Flagler Museum, Lion Country Safari, Norton
Museum of Art, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Palm Beach
Zoo, Roger Dean Stadium, golfing, shopping and dining.
Hilton Palm Beach Airport 150 Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Reservations: (561) 684-9400 www.hilton.com
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2012 Annual Meeting Registration Form
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RETURN VIA FAX OR MAIL TO:
The American Hanoverian Society 4067 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 1 Lexington, KY 40511
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Phone: (859) 255-4141
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REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 9, 2012
Choose your level of participation:
Registration Type
Advance
Late Registration/Walk-ins
❑ Full Registration $175.00
$200.00
(includes all meetings, Friday reception, Saturday’s events and meal)
❑ Saturday Events Only (to be announced)$55.00$65.00
❑ Saturday Evening Banquet Only $50.00 $55.00
THE CUTOFF DATE FOR THE SPECIAL AHS ROOM RATE IS 5 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON DECEMBER 29, 2011.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received on or before December 29, 2011 will incur a $25.00 administration fee.
Due to AHS contractual obligations with Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel we will be unable to give refunds after December 29, 2011.
Total Registration Cost: $_________________. This payment is for the following individual(s):
Name(s):______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:______________________
Address:_______________________________________________________City:___________________________ State:________ Zip:___________
❑ Enclosed is my check in the amount of $_______________________
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in this issue
THE AMERICAN HANOVERIAN
PUBLISHER
American Hanoverian Society, Inc.
Edgar Schutte, President
EDITOR
Sandra Werkheiser
PRODUCTION
Briann McPeek
Sandra Werkheiser
The Design Werks Creative Group
PROOFREADER
Hugh Bellis-Jones
AHS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hugh Bellis-Jones
AHS CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF
Sandy Clevenger
Eleanor Peavy
COURTESY SANDRA ADAIR
EDITORIAL
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Hugh Bellis-Jones
Vanessa Carlson
Steve Carroll
Cheryl Johnson
Diane Nauman
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER – The April 19, 2011 filly Fiera by Fabuleux out of Charisma, by
Cubaner, is owned and bred by Sandra Adair of Willow Fork Ranch, Katy, Texas.
2011 INSPECTION TOUR
27The AHS 2011 Summer Inspection Tour
ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
17San City – One in a Million—by Katie Wooten-Bryant
SHOW RING
18 Summer Breed Shows—by Pat Limage
24California Dressage Society 44th Annual Championships and
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USDF Region 7 Championships—by Sheri Scott
DEPARTMENTS
4 President’s Message
6News
44Administration
46 Sales List
On the Cover: The domestically-bred Hanoverian stallion Pikko del Cerro HU (Pik L-Rohweena/Rohdiamant),
along with rider Lisa Wilcox of Loxahatchee, Fla., won the Six-Year-Old Developing Horse Championship with
an overall score of 70.482%. Pikko del Cerro, owned and bred by Horses Unlimited, Albuquerque, N.M., was
also licensed this past summer by the American Hanoverian Society and is now an AHS-approved stallion.
Photo: © Richard Malmgren. All rights reserved.
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president’s message
Dear AHS Members:
Congratulations to all of you who participated successfully in the AHS inspections
and thank you hosts for being so gracious to donate your time and farms for this very
important function of our society!
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his year’s tour turned out to
have more stallion licensing
entries and a few more Mare
Performance Tests than we have
seen in recent years. Seven new
stallions were licensed: the Hanoverians
Dreammaster, Eclipsed By Color,
Pikko del Cerro HU, and Sir James,
plus the Hessen Freestyle, Novalis, a
Dutch Warmblood with a strong show
jumping record, and the imported
Oldenburg Rubinus (pending HV
pedigree approval). I also noted some
extremely high jumping scores, a’ hem,
from dressage mares. It is great to
see mares in our breeding program
that are so incredibly attractive and
talented, big congratulations to the
breeders and owners.
In order to increase business with our
Canadian Hanoverian breeders and
encourage North American Hanoverian
registrations in general, I have been
talking with the Hanoverian Verband
about eliminating the foreign sire fee
for transactions between the AHS and
the Canadian breeders/stallion owners
and vise versa. I have an agreement
now with the HV management that
is approved by our board and upon
HV board approval will totally
eliminate the foreign sire fee.
Our very own Executive Director
Hugh Bellis-Jones, who represented
the AHS during the Hannoveraner
International (H.I.) meeting in Verden
on August 3, was elected as an executive
officer to this international society.
Delegates were present from 10
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countries. This new association was
formally established with the approval
of bylaws and election of officers.
Delegates elected Anne Kollberg from
Denmark as President of H.I. The
executive officers are Hugh Bellis-Jones
(four-year term) and Cheryl O’Brien,
the president of the Australian
Hanoverian Society, who will serve a
two-year term. This new society is a
platform whose members will now
be represented on the Verband’s board.
In between the summer and fall tour
the AHS board had a very productive
board meeting. Some decisions were
made that will ramp up the activities
of our society in the coming months.
The $3,000 sponsored Yearling and
Two-Year-Old Futurity to be held
during the 2012 inspection tour was
approved by the board. This futurity
will be open to Hanoverian registered
horses judged in yearling colts and
fillies and two-year-old colts and
fillies (four classes). The entrants will
be judged using a scale from 1-100
on conformation/type, movement
and legs, and will be shown on the
triangle. Yearlings may be shown in
halter, although a bridle is optional,
while two-year-olds will be shown in
a bridle but not turned loose. A second
round will be permitted if needed.
Champion and Reserve Champion
ribbons will be awarded in each of
the four categories, and the sponsored year-end $3,000 prize money
will be divided among the top five
yearlings and top five two-year-olds.
Participants will be listed on the
AHS website by score and ranking
and site Champion/Reserve horses
will be noted with owner, breeder
and pedigree information.
The board has set the Futurity
participation fee at $29, $39 if the
horse is listed for sale; the latter will
be hyperlinked to the AHS Hanoverian
Marketplace with pictures, full pedigree
and horse and seller information.
The board feels that this is a perfect
opportunity to get exposure, sales
pictures and sales listings for that
youngster you may still have at
home. Potentially it can create a list
of 120-240 young Hanoverians on
the AHS site of which many will be
for sale and will be frequented by
buyers and Hanoverian enthusiasts.
A new committee – Education/Marketing
was approved by the board.
The board established a new ad hoc
Education/Marketing committee that
will provide support, information
and education on many levels and is
charged with developing educational
materials, online videos, and procedures with the oversight of the
Editorial Advisory Committee. In
addition, the committee will get in
touch with the membership by e-mail/
press releases with Hanoverian highlights, current events and deadlines,
etc., for distribution not only to the
membership but also to the media
and non-members informing them
of Hanoverian accomplishments,
current events and the upcoming
schedule. The initial board appointed
committee members are Kate Palmquist,
Dennis Moore, Natalie DiBerardinis,
Annetta Coleman and Nancy Connolly.
We can all look forward to hearing
more from this very capable and enthusiastic group.
To the right, you will find information
on the 70-Day Stallion Test which will
conclude November 12 at Silver Creek
Farm in Broken Arrow, Okla. The AHS
will have a licensing commission there
ready to inspect any qualifying stallion,
once the scoring is known, the day
after the finals. Good luck to all the
participating stallion owners! n
Important Reminder for Owners of
2011 American Hanoverian Society-registered Foals
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American Hanoverian Society (AHS) breeders to
receive complimentary United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) lifetime
recording as part of the AHS’s $185.00 comprehensive registration fee is
December 31, 2011. This date has been determined by contractual agreement with USEF.
he deadline for
So as not to miss out on this opportunity, please make sure that all of your 2011 foal’s
registration requirements (completed application, photographs, parentage verification
through DNA, etc.) are at the AHS central office by year’s end. After this date it will
cost individual yearling owners $85.00 to lifetime record their horse with USEF. n
Sincerely,
Edgar Schutte
AHS President
The final auction date has been scheduled
for the Twentieth Annual AHS Stallion
Service Auction. Bidding will conclude
February 12, 2012. Look for more information about this year’s auction in the
next issue of The American Hanoverian.
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2012 AHS STALLION SERVICE AUCTION –
The 2008 Hanoverian stallion Sir James (Sir Donnerhall-SPS Farina/Feiner Stern), owned by
Maurine Swanson of Rolling Stone Farm, Pa., and recently licensed with the AHS, is a participating
stallion in the 70-Day Stallion Performance Test at Silver Creek Farms, Broken Arrow, Okla.
2011 North American 70-Day Stallion Test
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20 participating stallions, the 2011 North American 70-Day
Stallion Performance Test is well underway at Silver Creek Farms,
Broken Arrow, Okla., owned by Summer Stoffel and managed by
Barbara Sikkink. This test started September 4th and is scheduled to conclude
on November 12th. The final testing evaluations with outside judges and test
riders will be held the last three days. Spectators are welcome and encouraged
to visit on the last days of testing which will include dressage evaluations with
test riders, free jumping and cross country.
The 2008 Hanoverian stallion Sir James (Sir Donnerhall-SPS Farina/Feiner Stern),
owned by Maurine Swanson of Rolling Stone Farm, Slatington, Pa., and bred
by Matthias Bockermann, Germany, was inspected and licensed by the American
Hanoverian Society (AHS) this summer at the Hilltop Farm inspection site and
is one of the participating stallions in this performance test.
ith
The AHS will have a licensing commission in attendance at Silver Creek Farms
to inspect eligible stallions the morning after the final test scores are announced.
There is a two-part eligibility requirement for stallions to be inspected by the
AHS team. Registration papers need to be examined for a qualifying pedigree,
and the stallion must receive a qualifying test score. The first step of the process
is currently being completed, the second will not be known until the end of
the test. For specific stallion requirements, visit the General Information page
for Licensing and Approval on the AHS website.
For more information on the 70-Day Stallion Performance Test and testing site,
please visit http://www.silvercreeksporthorsescom/70DayStallionTest2011.htm. n
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Wakeup and Pikko del Cerro Win Six-Year-Old and Developing Horse Champion’s Title
C
Pie, who Roffman has had since
he was four years old, has always
been a bit of a challenge – but the
Wellington, Fla., resident has kept at
it because she believes the future
shines brightly for him.
ompetition finished up Sunday
at the Lamplight Equestrian
Center as the top six-yearolds and developing horses in the
U.S. vied for top honors in the
Markel/USEF National Young Horse
Dressage Championship and USEF
National Developing Horse Dressage
Championship.
“He is very sensitive and emotional,”
she said. “He has developed very
quickly and shows a lot of talent for
the future.” Roffman reflected about
the Final Test, “Today he was a little
tired which is out of character but he
did everything I asked for.”
Horses Unlimited’s Pikko del Cerro
HU (Pik L-Rohweena/Rohdiamant)
claimed the Championship with rider
Lisa Wilcox of Loxahatchee, Fla., after
earning an overall score of 70.482%.
In Sunday’s test which counted for
60 percent of the Championship
score, the Hanoverian stallion again
displayed the great ring presence he
showed on Friday but appeared less
settled in the Final Test resulting in a
few miscues with Wilcox.
“I underestimated his condition, I
didn’t have him on my leg today.” Of
the horse’s added enthusiasm today,
Wilcox said, “He was a bit squirrely.”
They were the second-place finishers
for Sunday’s Final Test with a score of
70.686%. They also were awarded the
highest U.S.-bred horse award for
their performance over the weekend.
Pikko del Cerro HU and Wilcox head to
Gladstone, N.J., in two weeks to contest the 2011 National Intermediaire I
Championship and Selection Trials
for the 2011 Pan American Games
Dressage Team. Wilcox believes the
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© RICHARD MALMGREN
The U.S. Developing Horse Dressage
Championships sponsored by The
Dutta Corporation and Performance
Sales International proved to be a
showcase of both the U.S. breeding
programs and the success of the
Young Horse Dressage Program.
Three of the horses that contested
these Championships, including
winner Pikko del Cerro HU, are
U.S.-bred, while seven are graduates
of the Young Horse program.
Above: The American-bred Hanoverian, Pikko
del Cerro HU (Pik L-Rohweena/Rohdiamant),
owned and bred by Anne Sparks of Horses
Unlimited, Albuquerque, N.M., won the
U.S. Developing Horse Dressage Championship,
earning an overall score of 70.482% with rider
Lisa Wilcox of Loxahatchee, Fla.
2009 Six-Year-Old National Young
Horse Dressage Champion is a star
for the future.
“There is a lot of potential there; it’s
just a matter of unveiling it,” she said.
“There is a lot more trot and passage,
he is definitely a Grand Prix horse.”
The winner of the Developing Horse
Final Test was Pie (Worldly-World
Lady/World Cup I) ridden by Caroline
Roffman, who put in a polished
performance to score a 71.176%.
Roffman also collected the Reserve
Champion honors piloting her own
Hanoverian gelding to an overall
score of 69.653%.
Third place in both the Final Test
and the Championship went to Sharon
McCusker and her own Wrigley (Son
Deniro-Pinomia/Rohdiamant). The
pair from Ashby, Mass., scored a
70.196% in Sunday’s test and earned
an overall score of 69.205%. The
Dutch Warmblood gelding demonstrated an expressive trot today and
executed quality flying changes.
McCusker is ecstatic with the way
the powerful horse has matured this
year and performed over the weekend.
“I am thrilled with him. He has come
on so well this year.”
Jeanne McDonald, Linda Zang and
Maryal Barnett judged the Final
Test for the 2011 Developing Horse
Dressage Championship.
WakeUp and Bon Chance Tie for
First Place in Six-Year-Old
Championship
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F inal T est for the
U.S. Young Horse Dressage
Championship Six-Year-Old
division, again judged by McDonald,
Zang and Barnett, was the final class
of these Championships. And in a
fitting end to a fabulous weekend
that showcased the best up-andcoming horses in the country, top
honors was left for the taking until
the final horse of the day.4
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Emily Wagner and her own American
Warmblood stallion Wakeup (WagnisMaiden Montreal/Macho x), the winners of Friday’s Preliminary Test, were
the last pair to compete. They trotted
their way to third place in the Final
Test scoring an 8.64, which earned
them an overall score of 8.736. Four
horses earlier, Roffman rode her own
Hanoverian Bon Chance (Bellisimo MSPH Wintersong DE/Weltmeyer) to an
impressive score of 8.88 in the Final.
With scores from Friday’s test counting for 40 percent of the overall, Bon
Chance finished on a score of 8.736.
For the third time in the week, Roffman
claimed Reserve Champion honors.
After consultation on the rules and
procedures, Wakeup was crowned U.S.
Young Horse Dressage Championship
for the Six-Year-Old division, as in the
result of a tie for National Champion
or Reserve Champion, the U.S.-bred
horse prevails.
However, Roffman was elated with the
Hanoverian gelding, who obviously
loves the limelight of the Championship
stage. “He shows off, he loves to do
this. He’s always fun to ride; ambitious,
fun and spirited. He’s everything.”
Wagner of La Cygne, Kan., was pleased
with her horse’s performance in the
test, for which he earned a 9.0 for submission and 8.7 for general impressions.
“I was really happy with him,” Wagner
said. “Today, the thing was he was
tired. At the end of a five-day horse
show, he was just lacking flair. His
flying changes and half pass were great.”
Wonderful (1989-2011)
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“I am so happy, you don’t dream that
will ever happen,” Roffman said. “I
hoped to get one Championship or
Reserve throughout the weekend. I am
on cloud nine.”
Bon Chance, last year’s Five-Year-Old
Young Horse Dressage Champion,
displayed a ground covering walk, for
which he scored a 9.2, and a phenomenal uphill canter which was rewarded
with an 8.8. The canter score would
have been significantly higher without
mistakes in the flying change.
Third place overall was awarded to Faye
Woolfe’s Aesthete (Trento B-Unusual/
Gribaldi), who earned an overall 8.728.
Silva Martin of Unionville, Pa., guided
the lovely KWPN gelding to a score of
8.8 in the Final Test, earning them
second place in today’s class.
The winner of the Four-Year-Old division
in 2009, earned scores of 8.7, 8.8 and
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8.9 for the walk, trot and canter respectively today and was rewarded for his
expressive movement with a general
impression score of 8.8. Martin was
pleased with the horse throughout the
weekend.
“He couldn’t have gone better,” she
said, “I have a fabulous horse.”
Scott Hassler, USEF Young Horse
Dressage Coach, has been involved
with this program since 2005 and was
extremely impressed with the week’s
competition and the talent and diligence
displayed. “There was no clear winner
coming into the Championships. You
really had to ride and work for it.”
Hassler also was supportive of the
process to break the tie. “I think the
rule where we pick the American horse
over the European is the right thing.”
Wagner was also completely supportive
of the program that allowed for horses
to be scored closely, as it is a chance to
recognize all the effort put in to training.
“It is cool, the two best horses should
tie. I’ve known Caroline throughout
Young Riders and she works so hard.
Silva works so hard. So it’s great.” n
Courtesy of United States Equestrian Federation,
www.usef.org.
P A S S I N G
1989 Elite Hanoverian stallion Wonderful,
by Weltmeyer out of SPS Bonny/Bolero, owned by
Violet Jen of Wonderful Sport Horses, Sunnyvale, Calif.,
and bred by Heinrich Ehlers, Ger., passed away August 17.
he
BERND EYLERS PHOTO
The German FN ranked Wonderful as the number one
young sire in 2000 based on the FN competition statistics
achieved by his 44 competition offspring. He also sired six
States Premium mares, two German mare show Grand
Champions, one U.S. Elite Mare and six Verden auction
horses. All of these records were accomplished with a crop
of 99 foals that he sired before he was purchased for sport.
Wonderful achieved scores up to 85% at M-Level dressage,
and had learned all FEI movements by the age of eight.
Wonderful has 51 foals registered with the AHS, and six Main
Studbook mares, including one Elite Mare. He was also approved
by the ISR/Oldenburg N.A., GOV and Westfalen registries. n
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P A S S I N G
Dr. Harold N. Richardson
(1929-2011)
A Remembrance of
Dr. H. Norman Richardson,
AHS Distinguished Member
Dr. Richardson had strong ties with
the northern New York farming
communities and was well-educated
in American history by his mother.
His paternal grandmother, a Baptist
pastor’s widow, grounded him in
Christianity. The lessons he learned
from her were practiced throughout
his adult life. He and his wife,
Barbara, who married in 1955, were
members of the Lutheran Church.
Norman and Barbara had two children,
Denise, a newspaper reporter/editor
and Gregory, a lawyer who served in
the Peace Corps.
During the Korean War, Dr. Richardson
served in the Massachusetts National
Guard which led to his enlistment in
the U.S. Air Force and service to our
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COURTESY JUDY EHLERS
Richardson, MD, (Col. USAF
(MC)-Ret.) on July 1, 2011,
the American Hanoverian Society
lost a great friend and an ardent
supporter. Dr. Richardson died of
natural causes after a long illness.
He was born on December 20, 1929
in Yonkers, N.Y. He was raised and
educated by his parents, Harold E.
and Harriet Fairbanks Richardson,
both teachers in local high schools.
After graduation from Hackley
School in 1946 he entered Harvard
University from which he graduated
in 1950. He was accepted at the
University of Rochester School of
Medicine the same year and graduated from medical school in 1954.
Subsequently he trained in pediatrics
at the University of Minnesota and in
allergy/immunology at USAF Wilford
Hall Hospital in Lackland, Texas. He
was a Fellow of the American Society
of Pediatrics and the American
Society of Allergy & Immunology and
was Board Certified in both disciplines.
Above: Norm Richardson and Ingun
Littorin at the 1981 inspection at
Glenwood Farms, Glen Ellen, Calif.
Ingun Littorin was a Hanoverian
breeder and a member of one of
the first AHS Mare and Stallion
inspection teams appointed by AHS
President Hermann Friedlaender.
Right: Norm Richardson holds filly
Preethi di Silva, by Pasha out of
Dixi Duna, for evaluation at the very
first German Hanoverian inspection
held in the summer of 1981 at
Glenwood Farms Hanoverians.
country for the next 21 years. He served
in Japan, Minnesota, Ohio, England,
Oklahoma, Texas and California.
He characterized his four years in
England where he commanded a small
hospital for the 81st Tactical Fighter
Wing at RAF Bentwaters as the most
enjoyable period of his service life.
While serving in England, he became
an avid dinghy sailor and sailed the
Deben River and its North Sea outlet.
After retiring from the USAF, he joined
the Southern California Permanente
Medical Group where in 1987 he
opened the Allergy Service at their
new medical center in Riverside. There
he acted as Chief of both Allergy and
Immunology Services until ill health
led to his retirement in 1998.
From 1978 until his death in 2011,
Dr. Richardson gave generously of his
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pon the death of H. Norman
time as a volunteer for the American
Hanoverian Society (AHS). During
this time he and his wife were active
breeders of Hanoverian sport horses
for dressage. He was appointed to
the original AHS Board of Directors
by AHS Past President E.S. Wright
to represent the West Coast. Later he
was elected Executive Secretary and
then for eight years Society Treasurer.
He most recently has served as AHS
Historian. In 1996, the AHS honored
him for his contributions to the
Society by voting to make him a
Distinguished Member of the AHS.
The Richardson’s purchased their
first horse, an American Quarterhorse
in 1969. Their first Hanoverian
purchase was the weanling colt
September (Sesam/Adlerblick), selected
by Charles de Kunffy. September
became one of the first AHS Elite
breeding stallions. Subsequently the
Richardsons purchased two foundation
broodmares, Etoile (Equuleus/Panacean
xx) in 1978 and Dixi Duna (Duden I/
Goldfalk) in 1981. They have had an
active and successful breeding program
since that time.
In the Ribbons
Many Hanoverians have been
garnering top ribbons at shows in
recent months, including...
Radiance COF
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In recent years, Dr. Richardson volunteered to assist in teaching a Southern
California Permanente Medical Group
Healthier Living Course for chronically
ill members. Most recently he started
visiting shut-ins at a convalescent center
as part of the Visitation Ministry of
Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Dr. Richardson lived an exemplary life,
giving generously of his time and
talents, always with sincere consideration for his fellow man. He will
be sorely missed by his family and
many friends. n
Radiance COF (Royal PrinceEM Crescent Moon COF/Contucci),
owned/bred by Denise Rowe of
Century Oaks Farm, Timberlake,
N.C., won the Two-Year-Old Filly
class, and was Reserve Champion
Filly both days at the Raleigh
Summer Dressage I & II on July
30-31, 2011 in Raleigh N.C. She
scored 82% and 84%, respectively.
Radiance also won the Hanoverian
IBC class both days.
Desire WF
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A founding member of the society, Judy Ehlers
served on the AHS board for 14 years, including
seven years as President. For many years, she
and her husband, Mare and Stallion Committee
member Volker Ehlers, operated Glenwood Farms
in Wilton, Calif.
Three-year-old Desire WF
(Donarweiss GGF-Roxsand VA/
Rosentau), owned by Cathi Jensen
Bunker of Wilderness Farm, Auburn,
Wash., was named Grand
Champion Filly at the USDF
GAIG NW Sport Horse Breeder’s
Championship Finals. She received
an 8.3 for her walk. Desire was
also entered into the Main
Studbook after being inspected at
the Hardenberg and Overlook Farms
at Wild Turkey Farm inspection site
this summer. Desire is in the top
running for Horse of the Year in the
Three-Year-Old Filly category for
the USDF Horse Breeding.
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Lexington WF
The four-year-old gelding Lexington
WF (Liberty Gold-EM Arriana/Arrian)
and owner/rider Mimi Benton of
Little Rock, Ark., were winners of
the High Point Hanoverian award
at the GCC Dressage Classic after
receiving a 76.071% at Training Level,
Test 2. The pair won all four of their
classes at their first recognized show.
Lexington was bred by Vanessa
Carlson’s Woodridge Farm,
Claremore, Okla.
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District Society “Hannoveraner International” Founded
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International
Dressage and Showjumping
Festival in Verden, Germany,
the inaugural meeting of the district
society “Hannoveraner International”
took place.
International Hanoverian breeding
is a story of success. Hanoverian
breeding clubs and breed societies
respectively working in accordance
with the guidelines of the German
Hannoveraner Verband have been
founded in 12 countries: Australia,
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France,
Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand,
Russia, Sweden, South Africa and the
U.S. Now they have joined together
in this new district society. In this
way, the exchange among Hanoverian
breeders and friends from various
countries is furthered and their specific interests, which outside of the
mother country frequently differ from
those in Germany, can be better
looked after. In addition, the international societies and clubs are
now integrated in the structures of
Hannoveraner Verband, including
full voting rights.
COURTESY HANNOVERANER VERBAND
uring the
Manfred Schäfer, president of the
Hannoveraner Verband welcomed
delegates from 10 different countries.
They unanimously elected Anne
Kollberg from Denmark as president.
Her deputies are Hugh Bellis-Jones,
managing director of the American
Hanoverian Society (AHS) for many
years and Cheryl O’Brien, president
of the Hanoverian Horse Society
of Australia. Anne Kollberg will
look after the interests of the new
district society on the board of the
Hannoveraner Verband.
Hugh Bellis-Jones commented, “The
American Hanoverian Society (AHS)
is very pleased to be a member of
Hannoveraner International (H.I.)
and I am honored to have been
asked to serve on the three-person
Executive Committee. The AHS sees
H.I. as a platform whose member
countries will now be able to speak
with one coordinated voice. We think
it is very beneficial that the 12 member
countries of H.I. will have a presence
on the HV board and will have voting
rights and the AHS looks forward to
cooperating with our H.I. colleagues
on matters of mutual interest. These
are exciting times in the Hanoverian
world and the AHS is glad to be a
part of it.” n
New Facility Added to AHS Services Directory
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AHS Services Directory,
a comprehensive listing of
individuals and sport horse
facilities in North America, benefits
Hanoverian breeders, owners and
competitors in the United States and
Canada. The directory includes 15
categories of skilled professionals in
a variety of areas including foaling,
mare breeding/teasing, stallion collection, raising, preparing, training
and marketing young horses for
breed inspections, performance tests,
and sport.
The American Hanoverian Society
(AHS) and Hannoveraner Verband
intended that the AHS Services
Directory serve as a practical resource
and network between places and
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persons that can properly breed,
prepare and train warmblood horses.
The AHS sees this developing program
as a unique advertising opportunity
for participants and, as an incentive
to encourage enrollment, has purposefully set enrollment fees at a
very affordable level.
Oldfield Farm, LLC
Patti L. Gira
2764 W. Gier Road
Adrian, MI 49221
[email protected]
phone: (517) 436-3179
fax: (517) 436-3103
www.oldfieldfarminc.com
A complete listing of applicants is
available at http://www.hanoverian.
org/ahs-services-directory/ on the
AHS website, and is also published
periodically in the society’s magazine. The newest addition to the
Young Horse Raiser, Foaling and/or
Mare Breeding/Teasing and Stallion
Collection – Fresh Cooled or Frozen
categories is:
If interested in being listed in the
AHS Services Directory, download the
Hanoverian Training Identification
Application at http://www.hanoverian.
org/ahs_media/downloads/forms/
TrainingCenters_application.pdf
and mail the form along with payment to the American Hanoverian
Society office at 4067 Iron Works
Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. n
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Endreson Sweeps National Junior Dressage Championship at
2011 Collecting Gaits Farm USEF Dressage
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he results of the 2011 National
Junior Dressage Championship
remained unchanged as Pik L
and Kya Endreson swept both the Team
and Individual tests to win Endreson’s
very first National Championship title.
“It was awesome,” said the 16-yearold from the Outer Banks of North
Carolina. “I feel so lucky to be able to
ride such a great horse... he’s just so
awesome and he’s helped me so much.”
Pik L’s son, Pikko del Cerro HU,
contested the Intermediaire I National
Dressage Championship this weekend,
finishing eighth. Pik L’s career includes
COURTESY RICHARD MALMGREN
Pik L (Pik Bube II-Abaja/Abajo xx)
is a very experienced 18-year-old
Hanoverian stallion, who has been an
incredible small-tour horse for nearly
a decade. Endreson rode him to
Team Gold at the 2011 Adequan FEI
North American Junior/Young Rider
Championships presented by Gotham
North this summer, but took her first
national title at Gladstone today.
two Pan American Games and scores
of wins at the Intermediaire Level. He
is now happily showing Endreson
the ropes and their two-day score of
70.612% rewarded the only combination to go over 70% in either test.
some points and he was a little tired
from yesterday but he stayed with me.”
“I feel like it went pretty well,” said
Endreson. “He was a little strong at
Courtesy of the United States Equestrian
Federation, www.usef.org.
Endreson is a full-time working student
at Hassler Dressage, Chesapeake
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AHS to Promote Hanoverians in Warmbloods Today Magazine
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n 2011, Warmbloods Today began
offering breed associations the
opportunity to promote their own
breed with editorial and advertising
content in their magazine (one breed
association featured per issue). In 2012,
the American Hanoverian Society
(AHS) will be sponsoring a special
section in the March/April publication.
Warmbloods Today encourages breed
associations to educate readers on a
breed’s history, specific successful
bloodlines, goals, as well as shining
examples of the breed in sport. The
AHS is planning to submit its own
editorial, and a domestically-bred
Hanoverian will be featured on the
cover of this issue.
Thirty percent of the magazine’s
readers are Warmblood breeders,
the timing is perfect for promoting
the American Hanoverian horse
to a growing audience of owners,
competitors and breeders.
by advertising purchased by our
members for this issue. Support the
American Hanoverian Society and
increase your advertising presence by
reserving space in the March/April
publication of Warmbloods Today!
This particular issue will be distributed
at all the HITS shows (California,
Arizona and Florida), Wellington
hunter/jumper and dressage shows,
the Ohio Equine Affaire, along with
other three-day events and dressage
shows in the southeast and along the
West Coast. All current AHS members
will also receive a complimentary
copy in the mail.
For more information regarding
advertising in this special Hanoverian
edition of Warmbloods Today, contact
Ed Ware at (603) 525-3039 or email
[email protected] Be sure
to mention that you are an AHS
member when reserving an advertising
position in the March/April issue. n
The cost that the AHS will incur
to sponsor this section can be offset
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All the Gold (1982-2011)
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H. Steffee of Craighead
Farm, Novelty, Ohio, sadly
announces the death of their
1982 chestnut stallion, All the Gold
(Gepard-Wedda/Wettstreit), registered
as Grand, bred by Paul Schockemöhle,
Germany. All the Gold passed away
on Monday, September 19, 2011. Billie
commented, “He left us with a day
left in summer and just before the
illie
rain. We are realizing our loss is just
simply staggering. We all had a great
ride. It was an honor to know him.”
In 2003, All the Gold became the first
stallion whose get exceeded $200,000
in earnings in the International
Hunter Futurity (IHF). He was
awarded the Grand Performance Sire
title and was High Point stallion in
1994, 1998, 2001 and 2003. He was
Grand Performance Sire of the New
Jersey-Bred Hunter/Jumper Association
in 2000 and 2001. All the Gold’s
successful offspring have achieved
many championships throughout the
U.S. and Canada. They have won
every division offered at the IHF
for two-, three- and four-year-olds.
Forever Fun was the Grand Hunter
Champion at Devon in 1999. In 2000,
Gold Fever won the East Coast
International Jumper Futurity at
South Hampton, while Gold Mine
won the Reserve Grand Hunter
Championship at the IHF in Kentucky.
Extra Gold and As Good As Gold
won national acclaim in the AHSA
Breed divisions for two- and threeyear-old fillies, finishing with zone
and national titles. All the Gold won
many prestigious championships
and circuit championships before
retiring in 1993. He was the Winter
Equestrian Festival Champion in
both the Regular Working Hunter
and Amateur Owner 18-35 divisions
in 1992 and 1993.
All the Gold had a total of 66
progeny registered with the American
Hanoverian Society (AHS), 35 registered mares including the approved
mares Goldfinch and G. Afterglow,
and 31 Certificate of Pedigree foals. n
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American
Hanoverian Society (AHS)
announces the passing of
the Elite Hanoverian stallion Lortzing
(Lombard-Kaiserin/Kurier), owned by
Jody Slinger of Faith Ranch, Somis,
Calif., and bred by Hans Eggers, Ger.
Lortzing stood for six years at the
State Stud at Celle, where he sired
numerous approved sons and States
Premium mares. His offspring have
been sold and utilized in breeding
programs all over the world. Lortzing
is descended from the Hanoverian
L-line, a bloodline that helped
produce Carol Lavell’s Gifted and
Charlotte Bredahl’s Monsieur. He
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was a member of the famous Celle Black and White Quadrille
that traveled throughout Europe and Canada. Achievements
after importation to the United States included: qualifier for
the Pan American Games trials in 1991; member of the Silver
Medal-winning team at the 1991 Olympic Festival; 1995
qualifier for the USDF Regional Dressage Championships at
Grand Prix Open; 1995 USDF/AHS All-Breeds Awards fourth
place winner at Grand Prix; 1996 qualifier for the Olympic
trials and 1998 USDF Gold Medal.
Lortzing sired 29 AHS-registered offspring, comprising 11
Main Studbook mares including Elite mares Landry and Lorelei,
five Studbook mares and three Certificate of Pedigree horses. n
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In the Ribbons
Dhana and Worth the Wait
The imported Hanoverian mare Dhana (Donnerhall-SPS Walhalla/
Watzmann), owned by AHS member Diane Nauman of
Hardenberg Farms, Albany, Ore., is the 2011 USDF “Horse
of the Year” in the Bred Mare division of the Adequan®/USDF
Year-End awards. At 17 years of age, Dhana is still a super
mover when she is “fired up” and earned the national title
with a median score of 78%. Dhana produced a black filly by
Winterprinz this year, after Diane acquired the breeding in the
2010 AHS Stallion Service Auction. Although this filly, appropriately named Worth the Wait, was a late foal (born July 2, 2011),
the mother/daughter pair were taken to four shows in August
and September. Dhana was Champion Mare three times and the
foal won her filly class several times. Worth the Wait placed
eighth nationally in the 2011 Adequan®/USDF Year-End awards
for current year fillies.
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Last Minute Plans Change the Course of Events at the Dressage at
Devon Grand Championship
EM Rheporter (Royal Prince-EM Whispre/Weltmeyer), owned and bred by Maurine (Mo)Swanson
of Rolling Stone Farm, Slatington, Pa., was named Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon and earned
first place in both the Mare Championship and the Mature Horse Championship, as well as second
in the Four-Year-Old and Older Broodmare class (81.2%).
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he world-famous breed division
at Dressage at Devon had some
of the most stunning horses
from around the world competing,
including EM Rheporter, Dazzle,
Rabiola and Doctor Wendell MF,
who treated spectators to the final
feast for the eyes, floating around the
Dixon Oval as they competed for top
honors in the Grand Championship.
It was deja vu when Rabiola won the
Four-Year-Old and Older Broodmare
class. The mare by Metall out of
Fabiola, by Zadok, took home the
same honor in 2010.
The Born in the U.S.A. Breeders Awards
were started in 2003 to recognize and
reward the achievements of American
sport horse breeders. Horses conceived
and foaled in the U.S. are eligible for
the 14 different categories. The High
Point winner for Born in the U.S.A.
was Sternlicht GGF (Soliman de HusEM Rhapsody GGF/Rascalino), owned
by Rachel Ehrlich, followed by Reserve
Champion Duet MF (Don PrincipeEM Rotina/Rotspon), owned by
Maryanna Haymon.
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Radiance HVH, a Hanoverian by
Rotspon out of EM Whitney BH, bred
and owned by High Valley Hanoverians
in Suches, Ga., claimed the USDF/
Great American Insurance Group
Mare Championship. Earlier in the
day she had won the USEF Materiale
for four- and five-year-old mares and
the Four- and Five-Year-Old Maiden
and Yeld Mare class. Innverness, by
Parabol out of Parelez, who was bred
by Hilltop Farm, and owned by Ursula
Ferrier, was the winner of the FourYear-Old and Older Stallions class.
The four-year-old Oldenburg Felix,
ridden by Michael Bragdell, won the
Materiale Championship after coming
in second in the USEF Materiale
Four- and Five-Year-Old Stallions
and Geldings class. Reserve Champion
went to De Feiner Star. De Feiner
Star, by De Laurentis out of Feiner
Dance, a flashy five-year-old chestnut
Oldenburg stallion, rose to the top in
a couple of classes early this day. He
captured the blue ribbon for the
Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions
Under Saddle and pulled ahead of
Felix in the USEF Materiale Four-
and Five-Year-Old Stallions and
Geldings classes. De Feiner Star was
well presented by rider Chris Schruefer
who says, “De Feiner Star is ‘Mr. Easy
Going.’ He’s got personality plus his
rideability is a 10.” He was bred in
Delaware by Meg Sherman and is
owned by Greg Strait and Melinda
Brown from California. They selected
him as a weanling after seeing his
photograph on the Internet and he now
lives at Schruefer’s farm in New Jersey.
In the afternoon Mo Swanson of Rolling
Stone Farm, Slatington, Pa., was on
top of the world as she saw her
mare, EM Rheporter, earn first place
in both the Mare Championship and
the Mature Horse Championship.
Rheporter overcame stiff competition
from Rabiola, who won both these
classes in 2010, and was awarded
Reserve Champion. EM Rheporter
is third generation from Swanson’s
breeding program and is by Royal
Prince (from Hilltop Farm, Colora,
Md.) out of EM Whispre/Weltmeyer.
Swanson had originally planned to
show only her 2011 foal Shilhouette,
by Shakespeare RSF out of Fhlora/
Fuerst Heinrich, but late one night,
relaxing with a glass of wine and
pondering her show entry she decided
that since she was already bringing
Shilhouette and her dam, Fhlora, she
may as well bring additional mares and
foals. EM Rheporter was one of them.
“I know she’s really nice, but this was
a wonderful surprise. Although she’s
placid and quiet, she loves to move.
She’s strictly a broodmare now but
she was wonderful to ride.” Later, as
the night lights illuminated the Dixon
Oval for the Grand Championship,
it was clear that another surprise was
in store for Swanson. EM Rheporter
wowed the judges and claimed the
Grand Championship. “I’m so happy,”
said Swanson, “I’m speechless for the
first time in my life.” Dazzle, a three-4
year-old KWPN mare from Gretna, Va., who collected multiple
ribbons during the Breed division in 2010 and 2011, brought
home the Reserve Champion honor.
In the Ribbons
The breed division classes included a medley of individual
breed classes including Arabians, Appaloosas, Cleveland Bays,
Connemaras, Dutch Warmbloods, Danish Warmbloods, Fresians,
Georgian Grandes, Haflingers, Hanoverians, Iberians, Lipizzans,
Morgans, Mustangs, Oldenburgs, Rheinland Pfalz-Saars,
Trakehners and Westfalens.
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Complete results and further information is available at
www.dressageatdevon.org. Photographs will be available by
request September 29, 2011. n
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The four-year-old Hanoverian mare EM Panache EMF (PabloEM Ghlycerine/Gold Luck), owned and bred by Kris Schuler, Pa.,
and ridden by Nancy Lewis-Stanton, was the Training Level
Reserve Champion and High Score Hanoverian at the NODA
Dressage and NODA Dressage Encore shows in July 2011.
Panache placed second and scored a 72.0% and a 74.4% in the
Qualifying Open Training Level 3 classes. She also placed second
in her first attempt at First Level – Open, Test 1 scoring a 68.6%.
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1989 Holsteiner stallion Linaro (Landgraf ITamara/Calypso II), owned by Karen Reid of Fox
Fire Farm, Fox Island, Wash., and bred by Gerhard
Bertram, Ger., passed away in September. Linaro was Grand
Champion of his stallion approval in 1991, and went on to
be the Champion of his 100-Day Test with a score of 138.39.
Linaro was ridden and shown internationally by Herbert
Blocker of the Holsteiner Verband.
Linaro is known for adding movement and elegance and was
approved for Hanoverian breeding in Germany for this very
reason. Linaro has sired four stallion sons in Europe and
multiple Premium foals and mares. Linaro was a modern type
with long legs, attributes favored by many breeders. Linaro’s
temperament and work ethic were outstanding, and his personality
attracted him to Fox Fire Farm. Linaro offspring are currently
showing all over Europe. Inara, a Linaro daughter, has been
shown at Grand Prix by dressage rider Martina Hanover, and
many more at jumping and eventing. Lay Out is another
Grand Prix offspring.
Linaro had 16 AHS-registered horses including the Main
Studbook mare La Jolla SF. n
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Ghardener
Sharon Lewis and Ghardener (Gold Luck-Whest Indies/Wolkentanz II),
bred by Mo Swanson, Pa., were the GAIG/USDF Second Level
Freestyle Champions at the Region 2 Finals, September 22-25, 2011,
in Batavia, Ohio. Sharon, an Adult Amateur from Newbury, Ohio,
and her six-year-old Hanoverian danced to the music of Neil Diamond
to win the class with a score of 70.333%. Sharon trains with her
sister Nancy Lewis-Stanton at their family farm, SendonWay
Equestrian Center, in Chardon, Ohio. Sharon and Ghardener also
placed third in the GAIG/USDF Second Level Adult Amateur
Championship and fourth in the GAIG/USDF Third Level Adult
Amateur Championship.
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Leistungsstute Dressur Award Presented to Daisy Dee
Daisy Dee
Elite, competing as Dreamcatcher
Elite, is the proud recipient
of the rare Hanoverian award,
Leistungsstute Dressur, for exceptional
lifetime achievement in dressage.
Dreamcatcher was purchased 11 years
ago as a newly backed three-year-old
by current owner and rider Jill Giese,
then based in England. She started
her competitive career winning top
honors in many breed and dressage
shows in the UK, notably the Fiveand Six-Year-Old FEI Young Horse
Championships with British Olympian
Carl Hester astride. Carl called her
“The Dream Snatcher,” commenting
she was one of the few mares he really
loved riding.
Horse and owner moved back to
native Canada in 2004 where Jill
and partner John Dingle set up
the namesake equestrian business,
Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures
Ltd., which among other services,
offers embryo transfers. Dreamcatcher
continued her winning ways up to
last year where she was Region 6
Reserve Champion in Intermediaire I
Freestyle. Beating all odds, Jill and
John battled her severe laminitis
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ourteen-year-old
early this year and she is back in
competitive form, hoping to obtain
the ultimate dream of scoring well at
Grand Prix in 2012.
Remarkably, Dreamcatcher has seven
award-winning progeny by embryo
transfer – she has never been pregnant
for more than seven days! Her first
son, conceived the day before she was
named British Warmblood of the
Year, Dreammaster DMV, by Dimaggio,
now eight years old, has just been
licensed by the American Hanoverian
Society, and has numerous breed and
dressage titles. Dreammaster DMV
is competing with U.S. Olympian
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Charlotte Bredahl-Baker and is
based for stud duties at her Buellton,
Calif., farm. The pair has top international competition, hopefully as a
team horse, set as their goal. His twin,
Dreammaker DMV, excelled in dressage
before moving to top ranks as a
hunter jumper for a mature novice
owner. Daughter, Dreaming DMV,
by Dimaggio, has produced five foals
on the farm; Dreamcatcher’s grand
foals are now winning breed classes.
Daughter, Rotspon’s Dream DMV,
now three, also shows promise in both
sports; two-year-old Lady of the Dance
DMV was American Warmblood
Inspection Horse of the Year (92.5%),
sharing the limelight with Dreammaster
DMV who was Stallion of the Year
and mom with title Broodmare of the
Year! Lady’s twin, Lancelot DMV,
yearling Limoges DMV and Rotspon’s
Dream DMV have yet to test the
competition arena. Dreamcatcher’s
progeny average 90.5%, contributing
to her other exceptional award, being
the first mare in North America to
complete all Five Stars in the American
Warmblood Society program. Mares
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The eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding Wolfe WF, owned by
Cindy Busby, trained by Ryan Pedigo of Chino Hills, Calif., and bred
by Windswept Farm, Georgetown, Ontario, was named the 2010
American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Champion Pre-Green Hunter
after his successful 2010 show year. In 2011, Ryan has been
showing Wolfe WF in the USEF nationally-rated Performance
Working Hunter 3'3" division and they have had, again, tremendous
success. Wolfe has been Champion or Reserve Champion at Southern
California AA rated shows, including the HITS Desert Circuit and
several Blenheim shows. In September, the Blenheim Fall Tournament
was designated as the Zone Finals Horse Show and Wolfe was both
Show Champion and Zone Finals Champion in the Performance
Working Hunter 3'3" division. Currently, Wolfe is in first place in
Zone 10, in the division, and ninth place in the nation in the USEF
rankings with respect to 2011 year-end honors. Additionally, Cindy
has shown Wolfe this year in the Adult Amateur 51+ division at these
same shows and has been both Champion and Reserve Champion.
“My Hanoverian” feature
San City – One in a Million
In 2010, San City’s “real” show career
began when Katie decided three
months prior to the USEF/Markel
Young Horse Championships that
she wanted to qualify. With the help
of Jodie Kelly they managed to qualify with an 8.56! Even with three
weeks off prior to nationals due to a
minor injury the pair still managed
to come in tenth. Later that year, San
City went on to prove that dressage
horses can also jump when he competed at Chattahoochee Hills in the
Training Horse division against top
names such as Karen O’Conner, Julie
COURTESY KATIE WOOTEN-BRYANT
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Acres Sport Horses,
owned by Linda Crabtree,
of Ponce De Leon, Fla., and
managed by Katie Wooten Bryant,
acquired San City (San Remo-SPS
Bounty/Bolero) as a six-month-old.
He was bought sight unseen as a “leap
of faith” by the recommendation of
Britta Johnston, based solely on his
bloodlines. San City was bred by
Marefield Meadows in Germany and
imported by Dream Acres Sport
Horses in December of 2006. He
arrived a shaggy and muddy weanling
having ridden in the living quarters
of a trailer all the way from New
York, after his flight from Germany.
Linda couldn’t help but wonder if
she had made the right choice in his
purchase. As a yearling Katie said
“He’s ugly mom, I don’t think he is
going to be much, he barely moves, I
hope we’ll be able to sell him!”The
following year their opinion of him
started to change. He began showing
in-hand and winning. In 2008, he
captured the USDF DSHB Region 3
Reserve Champion Colt title, and
was named Champion Colt the following year. In 2009, Katie began his
breaking and training under saddle
through which he showed great
promise with his willingness and
amazing canter. His “say yes” attitude
led him to top national rankings in
2009 in-hand and under saddle.
ream
Richards, Jonathan Holling, and Kyle
Carter. Competing against such skilled
eventers did not intimidate this pair
as Katie rode San City to their first top
placing with a double clear, finishing
on their dressage score of 25.0.
In December of 2010, Katie was faced
with the decision to send San City
to Wellington, Fla., with Caroline
Roffman while she prepared for the
arrival of her daughter Adele Bryant.
Roffman treated San City like her own
and brought him from the Four-YearOld Level up to the FEI Five-Year-Old
Level, qualifying for the 2011 USEF/
Markel Young Horse Championships
where she rode him to a national
title as well as a national record.
San City received the highest score ever
given in the record of the National
Young Horse Championships, an
89.9, receiving a 9.2 on his trot, 8.5
walk, 8.8 canter, 9 submissiveness,
and 9 general impression. This outstanding score led them to a first
place finish on the preliminary round
on Thursday, rounded out by a third
place finish on Saturday. “He was
tired and not nearly as brilliant,”
both Linda and Katie noted. These
combined scores earned the pair the
national title of Reserve Champion.
Soon after, this young talented
stallion once again had to prove
that dressage horses can jump, as he
found himself at the Young Event
Horse (YEH) Show in Athens the
following weekend. After eight months
of not jumping, San City not only
won the Five-Year-Old division, he
received the High Score of the show
with an 80.6%.
“He has come quite a long way from
that ugly, muddy weanling that
climbed out of the living quarters
five years ago. We surely never
expected he would come this far.
He truly is a one in a million.” n
Contributed by Katie Wooten-Bryant
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Summer Breed Shows
Dressage at Lexington (Virginia) is one of my two must-attend shows in the Mid-Atlantic region; the other is
Dressage at Devon (Pennsylvania). Both offer breeding divisions as well as a full complement of dressage classes.
Dressage at Lexington was held July 15-17, and Dressage at Devon followed September 27 through October 2.
DRESSAGE AT LEXINGTON
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Haymon’s Marydell
Farm, Columbus, N.C., got
a firm grip on the winner’s
circle at Dressage at Lexington in 2010
when Quintessa MF (Quaterback-EM
Rising Star/Rotspon) won the Filly Foal
class, Young Horse Champion and
Grand Champion; EM Rising Star
(Rotspon-EM Ronja Darling/Romiro
Son II) won the Broodmare class,
Champion Mare and Champion
Mature Horse; Delacroix MF (Don
Principe-Stellar Hit/Sandro Hit) won
the Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding class
and was Colt Champion; and Donna
Hall MF (Don Principe-Ultrarubin/
Rubinstein) won the Three-Year-Old
Fillies class.
This year, Maryanna’s Duet MF (Don
Principe-EM Rotina/Rotspon) won the
Three-Year-Old Fillies class with a
75.4% and went on to be named Filly
Champion, Young Horse Champion,
and Grand Champion. In addition,
Maryanna’s Diamond Lady MF (Don
Principe-Royal Gem/Royal Diamond)
was Foal Champion and Quinto MF
(Quaterback-EM Rising Star MF/
Rotspon) was Reserve Foal Champion.
We expect to see some of these youngsters at Dressage at Devon this year.
New to Dressage at Lexington was
Annetta Coleman of High Valley
Hanoverians, who came from Georgia
with her four lovely Hanoverians,
Radiance HVH (Rotspon-EM Whitney
BH/Welser), full sister Rebellienne
HVH, Hallelujah HVH (Hotline-EM
Wruffian Q/Weltbekannt), and Danica
HVH (De Laurentis-Sorette/Metall),
to try her luck at this illustrious show.
Annetta’s long trip was well rewarded
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The 2007 mare Radiance HVH (Rotspon-EM Whitney BH/Welser), owned by Annetta Coleman of
High Valley Hanoverians, Suches, Ga., was the winner of the Four-Year-Old and Older Mare class
with a 74.75%. She was also Mare Champion, second in the Hanoverian IBC and won the USDF/
DSHB Materiale class for four- and five-year-old mares (76.5%) at Dressage at Lexington. Radiance
also won the Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/Yeld Mare class with a 75.56%, the USDF/GAIG
Mare Championship with 76.275%, her Materiale class for four-and five-year-old mares (77.2%)
and placed third in the Materiale Championship (75.0%) at the Dressage at Devon breed show.
when Radiance HVH, a 2007 bay mare,
won the Four-Year-Old and Older
Mares class with 74.75%, was Mare
Champion, second in the Hanoverian
IBC with 75.9% and winner of the
USDF/DSHB Materiale class for fourand five-year-old mares with 76.5%.
Rebellienne HVH, a striking black 2009
filly, won the Two-Year-Old Fillies
class with a 74.4% and was Reserve
Champion Filly. She also bested her
sister for first place in the Hanoverian
IBC with 76.7%.
The performance division of Dressage
at Lexington comprised no less than
eight rings. Watching favorite horses
in the various levels presents quite a
challenge when one horse is showing
“on the hill,” another in the coliseum,
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and a third across the grounds in
another indoor arena – all within 30
minutes of each other. Golf carts
abound, but I still don’t know how
the coaches manage if they have more
than a couple of students riding on
any one day.
Rebecca Langwost-Barlow is one of
those coaches, plus she competed
two of her own horses at this
show. Rebecca is well-known for her
successes through Grand Prix with
Welfenstein (Wolkenstein II-Lou Lou/
Lauries Crusador xx), but is now proving her prowess with the youngster
Libertina (Liberty Gold-EM Lucy/
Letkiss), a five-year-old mare bred
by Otto Fuchs of Hilton Farm, Va.
Libertina won her Training Level, Test
2 class with a 69.286% and her First
Level, Test 2 class with a 70.270%.
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More about this pair in my report on
the VADA/NOVA Autumn I Dressage
Competition on page 22.
Lexington has always been a good
venue for offspring of the Hanoverian
stallion Wallstreet Kid, with as many as
five of his get competing in various levels
over the same weekend in recent years.
This year, three of “Kid’s kids” could be
seen in the same Prix St. Georges class.
Dressage at Lexington offers the FEI Prix
St. Georges Challenge, with $500 in prize
money. There were 33 horses entered
to vie for the reward, but since USDF
requires classes with more than 25 entries
to be split, there were two sections for
ribbons. Westbound Kid (Wallstreet KidEM Davignette/Davignon), owned by
Joan Fontes, N.C., and bred by Pat Limage,
Va., was ridden by Jim Kofford to second
place in his section and third overall
with a 68.421%. Willow Bae, a full sister
to Westbound Kid, was ridden by her
amateur owner, Susan Harrington, Va.,
to fourth place in her section and eighth
overall with a 66.053%. Willow Bae also
placed second in Fourth Level, Test 3
with 64.875% and fourth in the Prix
St. Georges/Intermediaire I Sport Horse
Amateur Challenge with 62.5%. Waldo
(Wallstreet Kid-Treveri/Trapper), owned
and bred by Phyllis Svendsen, Md., was
ridden by Todd Bryan to seventh place
with a 65.263%.
Hanoverians going home with multiple
blues included Fancinova (FabuleuxFeminova/Freuhlingsrausch), owned
by Molly Layfield, Va., bred by Barbara4
Above: Rebecca Langwost-Barlow’s five-year-old
mare Libertina (Liberty Gold-EM Lucy/Letkiss),
bred by Otto Fuchs of Hilton Farm, Va., won her
Training Level, Test 2 class (69.286%) and her
First Level, Test 2 class with a 70.270% at Dressage
at Lexington. She also was awarded High Score
First Level and High Score Open at the VADA/
NOVA Autumn I Dressage Competition.
Center: The 2009 black filly Rebellienne HVH
(Rotspon-EM Whitney BH/Welser), owned by
Annetta Coleman, won the Two-Year-Old Fillies
class with a 74.4% and was named Reserve
Champion Filly at Dressage at Lexington. She
also took first place in the Hanoverian IBC with
76.7%. At Dressage at Devon, Rebellienne HVH
was second in the Hanoverian IBC, two and under
with a 78.9%, and sixth in the USDF/GAIG Filly
Championship (76.6%). Below: Westbound Kid
(Wallstreet Kid-EM Davignette/Davignon),
owned by Joan Fontes, N.C., and bred by Pat
Limage, Va., was ridden by Jim Kofford to second
place in his section of the FEI Prix St. Georges
Challenge at Dressage at Lexington, and third
overall with a 68.421%.
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year-old colts with a 74.7%. Diamond
Girl MF (Don Principe-EM Rotina/
Rotspon) was second in the Four-YearOld and Older Maiden/Yeld Mares
with 75.5% and was third in the Mare
Championship.
Annetta Coleman’s Radiance HVH
(Rotspon-EM Whitney BH/Welser) won
the Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/
Yeld Mares with 75.56%, the USDF/
GAIG Mare Championship with 76.275%,
Materiale for four- and five-year-old
mares with 77.2% and was third in the
Materiale Championship with 75.0%.
Rebellienne HVH, full sister to Radiance
HVH, was second in the Hanoverian
IBC, Two and Under with 78.9% and
was sixth in the USDF/GAIG Filly
Championship with 76.6%.
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Hilltop Farm, Colora, Md., brought an
impressive colt aptly named Cha Ching
(Contucci-EM Comtesse/Cordoba) and
had the audience enthralled. The showy
chestnut won the Colts of 2011 class with
78.8%, the Foal Championship, and
the USDF/GAIG Foal Championship
with 83.3%. Jane McElree, Hilltop Farm
owner and breeder of Cha Ching said
naming foals on the farm is usually a
collaborative effort among the staff, but
gives credit to General Manager, Natalie
DiBerardinis, for this clever appellation.
Jane says the colt is definitely a keeper.
Above: Willow Bae (Wallstreet Kid-EM Davignette/Davignon), along with her amateur owner/rider Susan
Harrington, Va., won fourth place in their section and eighth overall (66.053%) in the FEI Prix St. Georges
Challenge at Dressage at Lexington. Willow Bae also placed second in Fourth Level, Test 3 with 64.875%.
Below: Waldo (Wallstreet Kid-Treveri/Trapper), owned and bred by Phyllis Svendsen, Md., ridden by Todd
Bryan, placed seventh in the FEI Prix St. Georges Challenge (65.263%).
Wiefelstede and ridden by Pati Pierucci,
Va. This bay mare won First Level, Test 2
with a 72.162% and two classes of First
Level, Test 3 with 75.806% and 75.161%.
The approved Hanoverian stallion
Richmond H.L. (Rotspon-Davinia/
Davignon), owned and bred by Lucile
Broadley, N.C., ridden by Mary-Haskins
Gurganis, N.C., won Fourth Level, Test 1
with 71.714% and two Fourth Level, Test
2 classes with 68.514% and 67.703%.
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pete against some of the best in-hand
horses in the country, and they held
their own nicely. Maryanna Haymon
brought three of her homebreds, all by
her stallion Don Principe, for the following placings: Duet MF (Don PrincipeEM Rotina/Rotspon) won the ThreeYear-Old Fillies class with 83.8% and
was third in the Filly Championship.
Doctor Wendell MF (Don PrincipeStellar Hit MF/Sandro Hit) won the
Three-Year-Old Colts and Geldings class
with 81.8%, was Colt/Gelding Champion,
Young Horse Reserve Champion, and
placed second in Materiale for three-
For the past two years a beautiful
Dutch mare, Rabiola, owned by Iron
Spring Farm, Coatesville, Pa., has
dominated the broodmare classes as
well as Mare Championship, Mature
Horse Championship, and, in 2010, the
Grand Championship. She is a fabulous
mare, earning scores as high as 94% and
all of us have said we wouldn’t mind
owning her in spite of the Dutch brand.
But in 2011, it was time for a Hanoverian
to take over. Although Rabiola won the
Four-Year-Old and Older Broodmare
class (84.95%), Maurine (Mo) Swanson’s
EM Rheporter (Royal Prince-EM Whispre/
Weltmeyer) took second with 81.2% and
never looked back. EM Rheporter bested
Rabiola for Mare Champion, Mature
Horse Champion, and at last, Grand
Champion. That mare can really move!
In the Individual Breed class (IBC) for
Hanoverians aged two and under, the top
horse was Radiance COF (Royal PrinceEM Cresent Moon COF/Contucci), who
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Winner of the $1,000 AUIZHI/MAHB Award, EM Rheporter (Royal Prince-EM Whispre/Weltmeyer) was the highest-placing MAHB-bred Hanoverian in the
Mature Horse division. She is shown with her 2011 foal Shavane by Shakespeare RSF, and (l-r) judge Kristi Wysocki, award sponsor Paul Cohen, Pat Limage,
Dressage at Devon committee members, judges Lorraine Stubbs and Dr. Ludwig Christmann, owner Maurine (Mo) Swanson, judge Jeanne McDonald, and
handlers Quinnton Alston and John Amber.
scored 78.9%. Radiance was bred by her
owner, Donna Denise Rowe, Timberlake,
N.C. With the same score, Annetta
Coleman’s Rebellienne HVH was given
second place. In the IBC for Hanoverians
three and over, the three-year-old chestnut filly Limelight AF (Londontime-Wave
Dance/Weltmeyer) earned the impressive score of 81.5% to take the blue.
Limelight AF is owned by Christopher
Grosso, N.Y., and was bred by Dietrich
Fiddelke. The nine-year-old approved
Elite Hanoverian stallion Sir Wanabi
(Santorini-Lily Germaine/Lortzing)
placed second with a 77.77%. He is
owned by Sandra Laprise of Ontario,
Canada, and was bred by the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police.
$8,000 for Hanoverians at Devon
EM Rheporter’s sweep at Devon not
only earned owner/breeder Mo Swanson
a lot of pretty ribbons, she also took
home a big paycheck. EM Rheporter
was the winner of the AUIZHI/MAHB
Award of $1,000 for the highest placing
MAHB-bred Hanoverian in the Mature
Horse division of the breed show.
In 2007, Paul Cohen of Associations
Underwriters, Inc. & Ziplow Horse
Insurance Agency (AUIZHI) established
the AUIZHI/MAHB Awards to honor
Hanoverians bred by members of the
Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Club
(MAHB) showing in the open in-hand
classes at Dressage at Devon. Each year
he has donated a total of $2,000 for
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One thousand
dollars
is AM
awarded to the highest-placing MAHBbred Hanoverian in the Young Horse
division and another $1,000 to the highest-
placing MAHB-bred Hanoverian in the
Mature Horse division. The money is
split between owner and breeder.
Interestingly, in 2007, the inaugural year,
Rheporter was the highest placing
MAHB-bred young horse at Devon
earning $1,000 for Mo. It’s gratifying
to see that this mare’s quality was not a
fleeting thing. She has come back four
years later to prevail again, this time
with a foal at her side, presumably to
carry on the legacy.
The winner of the AUIZHI/MAHB Award
in the Young Horse division this year
was Maryanna Haymon’s Doctor Wendell
MF. Maryanna earned the same honor
in
2009
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with Quintessa MF. Like Mo, Maryanna
is both owner and breeder, so the prize
money is all hers. Congratulations to
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Another of Paul Cohen’s efforts to promote American-bred
Hanoverians resulted in establishing more cash awards given
at Devon. The All-American Hanoverian Young Dressage
Horse (AAHYDH) Awards were initiated in 2008. These
awards offer a total of $6,000 for horses by American-owned
stallions, out of American-owned mares, bred and born in this
country and registered with the American Hanoverian
Society (AHS). Two thousand dollars is available for the
highest-placing (in the ribbons) All-American Hanoverian
in each of the three Young Dressage Horse tests—USEF
Four-Year-Old Test, FEI Five-Year-Old Test, and FEI SixYear-Old Test. And, of course, the money is split between
owner and breeder.
This year two horses were eligible in the Four-Year-Old Test,
one in the Five-Year-Old Test and, unfortunately, none in the
Six-Year-Old Test. The two four-year-olds are both owned
and bred by Hilltop Farm. Ripley HTF (Royal Prince-SPS
Komtess V/Riverman), ridden by Christopher Hickey, scored
85.8% to edge out his stable mate, Balissa HTF (Bugatti
Hilltop-EM Contesse/Contucci), for the honor. In the FiveYear-Old Test, Foley (Fabuleux-Romance/Puritano) scored
77.2% for the top placing. Foley is owned and ridden by
Amanda Johnson, Wis., and was bred by Amanda’s mother
Barbara Putnam. It’s all in the family. When Amanda told
her mother by phone that they had won the whole $2,000,
Barbara was so excited she started screaming and almost
dropped the phone.
Several generous AHS members have donated money for the
AAHYDH Awards. In addition to Paul Cohen’s Associations
Underwriters, Inc. & Ziplow Horse Insurance, we wish to
thank Anne Sparks, Horses Unlimited, N.M.; Dr. Barbara
Schmidt, Bridlewood Farm, Ky.; Mary Lou Winn, Home
Again Farm, Fla.; Doug and Shannon Langer, Maple Run
Farm, Wis.; Wendy and Marty Costello, Kent Island
Sporthorses, Md.; Terry and Jayshree Schrubb, N.H.; Doug
and Louise Leatherdale, Leatherdale Farms, Minn.; Don and
Dee Kapper, Outer Banks Farm, Ohio; Michelle Vaughn,
Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center, Calif.; and Gina Leslie,
Sandpiper Farm, N.Y.
VADA/NOVA AUTUMN DRESSAGE COMPETITION
On September 10-11, 2011, the Morven Park International
Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Va., was once again the venue
for the Virginia Dressage Association/Northern Virginia
Chapter (VADA/NOVA) Autumn Dressage Competition. A
horse and rider pair that made an impression earlier at
Dressage at Lexington came to the top at this show as well.
Rebecca Langwost-Barlow rode her young mare Libertina
(Liberty Gold-EM Lucy/Letkiss), bred by Otto Fuchs of
Hilton Farm, Va., to High Score First Level and High Score
Open with 74.839%, which they earned in First Level, Test 3
for the win. They were followed in second place with 71.935%
by another all-American Hanoverian, Fhirefighter (FabuleuxEM Wolkenzauber/Wolkenstein II), owned and ridden by
Tiffany Bragdell, Md., and bred by Maurine Swanson, Pa.
Tiffany and Fhirefighter were featured in the Spring 2011
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are going to play tag in these levels. They
have switched places in Training Level,
Test 3 with Tiffany and Fhirefighter
taking the win (70.4%), and Rebecca
and Libertina in second (69.2%).
Rebecca tells us that a good friend and
student, Susan Sutherland of Virginia,
originally purchased Libertina when
Susan’s older mare failed to get in foal.
Rebecca continued, “I first saw ‘Tina’
as a rangy, young three-year-old and
commented on how much she reminded
me of Welfenstein, my Grand Prix
horse. She has a lot of substance, a
large frame, perfect legs, and long,
expressive ears! I just loved her. A year
later, after a young horse mishap, Susan
decided she needed something older.
I immediately offered to buy Tina.
Never did I expect to purchase a chestnut mare, but there has always been
something about her. She just screams
‘athlete’. Anyway, she has shown four
times, has been High Score of two
shows at Morven Park, High Score of
her division once, and was High Score
at her AHS inspection and Mare
Performance Test. She also holds the
highest qualifying score for the BLM
finals and has qualified for both
Training and First Level, BLM and
GAIG finals. She is training at Second
Level and I have already played with a
few flying changes. She is smart, cocky,
and has quite a high opinion of herself.
I believe she is going to be a terrific
upper level horse – she loves the arena
and I have found Lauries Crusador xx
blood to be very talented.”
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Marketing Committee and Annual Meeting
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Hanoverians for 24 years at her Bae Prid Farm
in Gainesville, Va.
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In mentioning her Grand Prix horse,
Welfenstein (affectionately known as
Henry), Rebecca told us that she has
recently sold him to “the perfect life in
the Carolinas,” and has already won an
Intermediaire I class for his new owner.
We wish Henry and his new owner many
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show ring
OCTOBER
6-9,
2011
California Dressage Society 44th Annual Championships
and USDF Region 7 Championships
Adult Amateur competitors and their Hanoverians took home many tricolored ribbons at the CDS & Region 7
Championship shows held at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, Calif., on October 6-9, 2011.
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he competition started out
uncharacteristically for California
with pouring rain and high
winds. This unusual weather led to the
cancellation of the two outdoor rings
on Thursday, causing those rides to
move into the three covered rings at
the end of the day. Luckily, Murieta
Equestrian Center has a wonderful,
new covered ring and a fourth one
under construction. When the rain
began to let off Thursday afternoon,
the outdoor rings dried out and conditions returned to sunny Californialike weather.
Katrina Christy of Los Altos, Calif.,
and Winterstarr (Winterprinz-BR
Precious Gem xx/Baron O’Dublin xx),
her eight-year-old gelding, continued
on their winning path up through the
levels. This year, the duo won all of
their classes at the show and brought
home the Fourth Level CDS Horse of
the Year Adult Amateur Championship
and the Great American/USDF Adult
Amateur Fourth Level Regional
Championship. The pair’s average
score in the CDS Championship was
70.610%. This was a two-part class,
with participants riding Fourth Level,
Test 2 (69.595%) in front of two judges
and, on the following day, riding Fourth
Level, Test 3 (71.625%) in front of a
different set of judges.
Facing: Winterstarr (Winterprinz-BR Precious
Gem xx/Baron O’Dublin xx), owned and ridden
by Katrina Christy of Los Altos, Calif., were
named the Fourth Level CDS Horse of the
Year Adult Amateur Champion and the Great
American/USDF Adult Amateur Fourth Level
Regional Champion.
Christy has never ridden Winterstarr
in the rain and wasn’t sure what his
reaction would be to the wet and
mud in the outdoor warm-up rings
on Thursday morning. Thankfully
the 16.3-hand, black gelding turned
out to be a mudder and tolerated the
conditions really well, winning his
warm-up class with a 66.892%. “He
can be a hot horse, but he really listens
to me,” said Christy. “We have a real
trust between each other. He knows I’m
not going to put him in a bad situation.”
Christy found Winterstarr seven years
ago by accident. She was looking online
for the website of Yarra Yarra Ranch
in Pleasanton, Calif., and couldn’t find
it so Christy googled their Hanoverian
stallion Winterprinz. One of the
results listed was Winterstarr, by
Winterprinz. The link led her to a black
yearling for sale at StarChase Ranch
in Pilot Point, Texas. Since Christy
wasn’t in the market for a new horse,
she didn’t pursue the ad until a business
trip led her to Texas a few months
later. She saw Winterstarr, bought him,
and shipped him back to California.
Winterstarr’s dam, the Thoroughbred
mare BR Precious Gem xx, by Baron
O’Dublin xx, has been accepted into
the AHS Main Studbook.
“He’s a very smart horse,” said Christy.
“If he was a human he’d be an engineer.
He always watches everything.”
Christy started Winterstarr under saddle
herself, and he has never given her
any problems. She previously trained
[ BY SHERI SCOTT ]
with Carolyn Adams at Yarra Yarra
Ranch in Pleasanton until recently
when she moved to Los Altos this year.
Because the two- and a half-hour (or
more) round trip to ride her horse
wasn’t working, Christy is now at Four
Winds Farm in Woodside, training
with Christine Rivlin. Her commute
from home and work to the barn is
now less than 15 minutes!
This was the first time to compete at
the Championships (and the first time
competing at Murieta) for Jan Bauman
of Diablo, Calif. She didn’t let nerves
get her down, bringing home the
Third Level CDS Horse of the Year
Adult Amateur Championship with
a 67.276%. Her Hanoverian gelding
Cobra by Contucci-Work of Art/
Wallstreet Kid, more commonly known
as Coby to his friends, has plenty of big
show experience. Bauman purchased
him three years ago from Pam
Doolittle in Wisconsin. Doolittle won
the Six-Year-Old FEI class with him
at Devon and placed third at the Young
Horse Championships as a six-yearold. Cobra also survived falling out of
a trailer as a four-year-old and had
to endure over a year of rehabilitation.
Meg Williams of Oakwood Farms,
Lawrenceburg, Ind., bred Cobra.
Bauman’s first CDS ride on Friday,
where she earned a 66.220%, put her
in third place. It was a good test, but
Bauman felt that it wasn’t the greatest
ride she had on Coby. Their USDF
Third Level test on Saturday didn’t
go as well. They showed in the lower
arena, and Coby was distracted by4
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“I thought to myself you can’t let these
things bother you, so I went around and
picked up the correct test. Coby went
beautifully. He was really good and very
forward. I had a good time, but I thought,
you made a mistake – oh well,” continued
Bauman.
Bauman had to wait around for two and
a half hours for the class to finish. Even
with the error she received a 68.333%,
the highest score for Test 3 by over one
percent and won the Championship title.
“I was thrilled,” said Bauman. “Coby was
just fabulous. I went into this show
with no expectations.”
Third Level is the highest Bauman has
competed at, even though she’s been
riding all of her life. Bauman completed
Second Level on her own, but last year
she decided she needed some “adult
supervision” and started training with
Tracey Hill in Martinez, Calif.
“Coby has such a great temperament,”
said Bauman. “He is the kindest, most
trusting horse I have ever ridden. The
show was noisy and exciting and Coby
kept his cool. And when he went into
the ring he knew it was his time to
perform. It’s what he was bred to do. I
wish every amateur rider could have
such a talented, beautiful and trustworthy partner.”
The yearling filly Wyleigh Princess, was
awarded the Great American/UDSF
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Above: The yearling
filly Wyleigh Princess
(Weltmeyer-EM Heiress B./
His Highness), owned by
Ruth Shirkey of Los Gatos,
Calif., and bred by Eric
and Cheryl Johnson of
Hidden Acres Farm,
Adrian, Mich., was
awarded the Great
American/USDF Filly
Championship. Right:
The Hanoverian gelding
Cobra (Contucci-Work
of Art/Wallstreet Kid),
owned and ridden by
Jan Bauman of Diablo,
Calif., won the Third
Level CDS Horse of the
Year Adult Amateur
Championship with
a 67.276%.
Filly Championship.
Wyleigh Princess is
by Weltmeyer out
of EM Heiress B./
His Highness. She is
owned by Ruth Shirkey of Los Gatos,
Calif., and was bred by Eric and Cheryl
Johnson of Hidden Acres Farm, Adrian,
Mich. Shirkey bought Wyleigh Princess
in-utero, hoping for a black colt; instead
she got a black filly that was named Top
Filly at her inspection in 2010. Shirkey
brought Wyleigh Princess to California
last October, and now she is growing
up at Lucchetti Ranch in Wilton.
“She’s what I was hoping for in disposition from a baby,” said Shirkey. “This
was her first time at Murieta and she
handled herself beautifully. It was her
fourth time away from home and she
was quite calm and relaxed.”
“Wyleigh Princess showed herself better
at the Championships than she had at
SHERI SCOTT PHOTO
On Sunday morning, Bauman got Coby
out of his stall and rode him over to
the warm-up arena for the second part
of the CDS Third Level Championship
class. “He was just on his game,” said
Bauman of her 17.2-hand gelding. “He
was thorough, supple and energetic.
We had a great warm-up and I thought
this would be a pretty good ride. I went
into the arena to do the Third Level
test and started with the shoulder-in
and went into the half-pass and the
judge rang the bell. I was riding Test 2
and should have been doing Test 3!”
SHERI SCOTT PHOTO
horses hacking on the nearby crosscountry course as well as the noise and
commotion from the western show at
the far end of the facility. Their score
of 64.872% put them in seventh place.
Bauman was a little disappointed with
the result, but still happy because it
was their first time competing in the
USDF Regional Championships.
the qualifying shows this summer,” continued Shirkey. “She really used her hind
end (in the trot) and was sitting more.
She has a beautiful walk and uses her
whole body. I’m very excited about what
I’m seeing in her canter too. I’m also
thrilled that the judges are seeing something that they like.” Shirkey continued,
“I’m very interested in seeing how this
filly turns out. I also want to breed her.”
Wyleigh Princess’s dam, Heiress B., also
has a wonderful walk, scoring a 9 for it
in her mare inspection. n
AHS member Sheri Scott is a nationally acclaimed
photographer who resides in Folsom, Calif. Sheri’s
articles and award-winning photographs regularly appear in such publications as The Chronicle
of the Horse and Dressage Today.
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he first day of the American
Hanoverian Society (AHS) summer
inspection tour for judges Sharon
Garner and Meg Williams began at
the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in
Jefferson, Wis., on a beautiful sunny
day. Doug and Shannon Langer, owners
of Maple Run Farm, Helenville, Wis.,
were our hosts and also provided us
with a lovely lunch.
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Four mares were presented for their
Mare Performance Test (MPT). Grand
Zen (Grandom-That’s a Zen xx/Zen xx),
owned by Kathleen Jerome, had the
best jumping scores of the day with
a 7 for technique and 7.5 for ability.
The winner of the MPT was Maple
Run Farm’s Seraphina MRF (Sinatra SongEM Chenya/Contucci). She demonstrated
excellent rideability, scoring an 8.5,
and had an overall score of 7.61. The
other two mares that participated in
the MPT were Dauphine B (DavignonSPS Mon Amour/Matcho x), owned
by Susan Crum, and Falling Water
(Fabuleux-Ginger Rogers xx/Fred
Astaire xx), owned by Janet Holden
Hoopes.
Six Hanoverian mares were presented
for inspection. The top-scoring mare
was Fergie MRF (Fidertanz-EM Revlon/
Rohdiamant), owned by Maple Run
Farm. This mare’s overall score was
7.33, scoring 8’s for type, impulsion and
overall impression. Her conformation was
also scored an 8, including subscores
of 9 for her head and neck. This was a
beautiful mare and a nice representative
of the breed type. Other mares who
received a 7.0 or higher were Written in
Verse (Widmark-Her Royal Highness/
Karneval II), owned by Becky Myers,
and Seraphina MRF. With her excellent
MPT score, Seraphina ended the day as 4
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Spruce Glen Farm and Chestershire
Farms at Chestershire Farms
Manchester, Mich.
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inspection tour was Chestershire
Farms in Manchester, Mich.
This was the first time that Kathy Judge
hosted an inspection at her farm and
it was well done, with lots of decorations and banners. Denise Higgins of
Blue Moon Farms, Dryden, Mich.,
provided a very nice catered lunch.
Two mares were presented for the
performance test. High-scoring mare
was Donnalja Frederika (Don FredericoEM Radunja/Rosentau), owned by
Cheryl and Eric Johnson of Hidden
Acres Farm, Adrian, Mich. Her final
score was a 7.61. Her scores were
uniformly strong throughout the test
with an 8.0 for free jumping, 7.33 for
her gaits under saddle, and a 7.5 for
rideability. The other participant was
Fleur Noire (Fabuleux-Dauphine B/
Davignon), owned by Sandy Hunt.
This four-year-old received a 7.33 as
her final score, the highlight of which
was an 8.0 for rideability. Both mares
were well prepared for their test.
There were eight mares in attendance
for studbook inspection representing
varied and interesting bloodlines.
The top-scoring mare and declared
Champion was Anne Schmidt’s Feng
Shui TF, a four-year-old by Florencio IEM Reiki TF/Rhodes Scholar. This
mare received 8’s for her head, type
and impulsion and elasticity. She had
a final score of 7.33. Two other mares
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On this day, six foals were presented
for evaluation and branding. The top
foal of the day was by Sir Donnerhall
out of EM Rousseanna/Rousseau,
bred by Maple Run Farm. This colt
was very leggy with lots of suspension
and elasticity. Other sires represented
were Pablo, Rotspon, Harvard and
Belissimo M. Overall there was a nice
quality of mares and foals at this
inspection.
MAPLE RUN FARM – Top Foal of the day at the Maple Run Farm inspection site was by Sir
Donnerhall-EM Rousseanna/Rousseau, bred by site host Maple Run Farm, Helenville, Wis. The
judging commission commented that the colt was very leggy with lots of suspension and elasticity.
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an Elite Mare Candidate (EMC). Other
mares scoring high enough to gain
entry into the Main Studbook were
Dauphine B, Grand Zen and Minnuette
(Mattgold-Landthana/Lanthan), owned
by Pam Smith.
SPRUCE GLEN FARM AND CHESTERSHIRE FARMS – New Elite Mare Candidate Donnalja Frederika
(Don Frederico-EM Radunja/Rosentau), owned by Cheryl and Eric Johnson, Adrian, Mich., scored
a 7.61 overall on her Mare Performance Test, taking home the title of Champion Mare. She received
strong scores of 8.0 for free jumping, 7.33 for her gaits under saddle and a 7.5 for rideability.
received a 7.0 or higher, namely
Sanaa Bella, a three-year-old by
Sinatra Song-Mirabella/Metternich,
bred and owned by Peg Lansing,
and our MPT winner Donnalja
Frederika. The latter is now a welldeserved Elite Mare Candidate. Other
mares scoring high enough for entry
into the Main Studbook were W57
Olexa (Weltissimo-Dawina/Davignon),
Fleur Noire, Whispering Hope
(Weltbekannt-Matilda/Mattgold),
Lelauni (Landkönig- Pandora MWF/
Palladium), and Loraina (Landkönig-F
Cortega/Caretino). Congratulations
to their owners.
Eight foals were presented for
inspection and branding. The top foal
of the day was a colt by WeltmeyerEM Heiress B./His Highness, owned
and bred by Cheryl and Eric Johnson.
This colt was very impressive to
watch with lots of forward, uphill
movement. Sires of the other foals
presented were Sir Donnerhall,
Benidetto, Livello, Sinatra Song,
Belissimo M and Sandro Hit.
High Point Hanoverians and Hilton Farm
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High Point Hanoverians
Chestertown, Md.
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Sharon Garner and Meg
Williams arrived at High Point
Hanoverians in Chestertown, Md.,
on the morning of August 13. Klaus
Schengber and Larissa Barilar were, of
course, on hand to ensure things ran
smoothly. The Mare Performance Test
was held in the beautiful indoor arena,
with three Hanoverians and two
Oldenburg mares participating. Of the
Hanoverian mares, two were sired by
Liberty Gold, and one by Donavan.
The Oldenburg mares were by Fabuleux
and Donnerluck.
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was bred by Otto Rudolf Fuchs’ Hilton
Farm in Somerset, Va., and is owned by
Rebecca Langwost-Barlow and family.
There were three non-Hanoverian mares
inspected, all Oldenburgs, and each was
accepted into the AHS Main Studbook
year-old mare by Donavan-Bianna/
Bordeaux. The Champion Hanoverian
Mare, Libertina, received an overall
7.83 with nine scores of 8 including
conformation, type/femininity, elasticity/impulsion, walk, overall impression
and development. As previously men-
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Although none of these mares are
characterized with jumping pedigrees,
the Liberty Gold mare, five-year-old
Libertina out of EM Lucy/Letkiss,
showed a natural athletic ability and
obvious scope and
HIGH POINT HANOVERIANS – Dual neck sash winner Libertina (Liberty Gold-EM Lucy/
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Letkiss), earned a final score of 7.83 in the Mare Performance Test and her inspection.
with scores ranging
from an overall 7.0 to
7.33. The Champion
non-Hanoverian Mare
was a beautiful and
elegant three-year-old
named Rubintanz,
by Rosenthal out of
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conformation, type/femininity and
score convincing 8’s in all her gaits
overall impression.
under saddle and scored an 8 for
rideability as well. As a result of her
There were three Hanoverian mares
very strong MPT, this mare was the
presented for inspection including two
Liberty Gold mares, Legacy of Gold out
Champion with an overall high score
of EM Davinia/Davignon and Libertina
of 7.83. In addition, she became an
out of EM Lucy/Letkiss, and a fourElite Mare Candidate. This lovely mare
tioned, she became an Elite Mare
Candidate with exceedingly high scores
in each of her MPT categories.
High Point Hanoverians provided a
lovely lunch on the lawn, during which
the rains came and washed everyone
inside. At first the plan was to move the
foal inspection indoors but the rain
soon dissipated and the presentation
of the foals remained outside.
Five foals were introduced representing
Fürst Impression (2), Rousseau, Sinatra
Song (2) and Donavan. After seeing
this nice group of foals, the judges
chose the Rousseau colt out of EM
Royal Princess OBX/Royal Prince as
the Champion Foal. He showed very
uphill movement with lots of lift through
his shoulder. He is a very nice type and
harmonious in his conformation. This
colt was bred and is owned by Wendy
and Marty Costello of Kent Island
Sporthorses, Stevensville, Md.4
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A Trakehner, a Selle Français and
a Rhinelander mare all stood for
inspection as non-Hanoverians. The
12-year-old Trakehner mare, Moon
Shadow, by Samurai II out of Maria/
Tannenberg E, was placed into the
AHS Main Studbook with an overall
inspection score of 7.0. She is owned
by Roxanne Booth. The Champion
non-Hanoverian Rhinelander mare,
Fila, owned by Dr. Linda Sommers,
wowed the crowd with her beautiful
trot movement. By Fidermark out of
SPS Bonita/Brentano II, Fila received
an overall score of 7.66, while garnering
a 9 for impulsion and elasticity. Fila,
a large and very lovely mare, received an
8 for her walk and overall impression
and development and was entered
into the Main Studbook.
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inspection tour
Hilton Farm
Somerset, Va.
udges Mary Giddens and Sharon
Garner arrived early at Hilton
Farm on a beautiful, clear summer
day in Somerset, Va. The farm was
well organized and the inspection
started in a timely manner with five
Hanoverian mares participating in
the Mare Performance Test. The sires
of the mares represented were Antibes,
Rienzi (2) and Dauphin (2). The clear
winner of the free jumping portion
of the MPT with scores of 8 for both
technique and ability was four-year-old
Risque by Rienzi-EM Kachina/Kalypso,
owned and bred by Marefield Meadows.
During the riding portion of the
MPT, Risque scored an 8 on her walk
and an 8 on her rideability. She was
the Champion of the MPT with an
overall score of 7.66, achieving the
status of Elite Mare Candidate. Also
attaining EMC status was the fiveyear-old Rositas, by Rienzi-Ghabor/
Gold Luck. Rositas had previously
been inspected (7.0 in 2010) and,
having an overall score of 7.02,
including an 8 for rideability on
the MPT, became an EMC. It should
also be mentioned that the fouryear-old mare, Duchess Alyce, by
Dauphin-EM Wranis/Weltmeyer,
received a high score of 8.5 for her
rideability during her performance.
Both Rositas and Duchess Alyce are
owned by Marefield Meadows.
HILTON FARM – Above: Four-year-old Risque MFM (Rienzi-EM Kachina/Kalypso), owned/bred by
Marefield Meadows, was Champion of the MPT (7.66) scoring 8’s for both technique and ability through
the jumping chute, her walk and rideability. Below: Three-year-old Fontyn (Fred Astair-SPS Malena/
Maurice), was selected as the Champion Hanoverian Mare with a final score of 7.83.
There was a large group of nine
Hanoverian mares presented for
inspection at this site. The sires represented among this group were Andric,
Antibes, Rienzi, Dauphin (2), Liberty
Gold, Graf Genius, Fred Astair and
Wümmestern. The lovely three-yearold mare Fontyn, by Fred Astair-SPS
Malena/Maurice, was selected as the
Champion Hanoverian with a final
score of 7.83, receiving six 8’s and a
9 for her walk. Fontyn is owned and
bred by Kate Palmquist. All but three
of the other mares presented received
at least an overall 7.0, making it a
very good group of mares.
After a nice lunch break provided by the
host, the presentation and inspection
of the foals began. There were seven
colts and five fillies representing the
stallions Donnerhall, Liberty Gold,
Graf Top II, Donarweiss GGF, Domiro,
Roosevelt, Rubignon, Quite Easy
and Waterford. The judges selected
the filly by Liberty Gold out of EM
Lucy/Letkiss, owned by Hilton Farm,
as the Top Filly. She was a beautiful,
uphill elastic filly and showed the
best that day. The Top Colt selected was
by Roosevelt out of Fila/Fidermark.
Fila had been selected the Champion
non-Hanoverian mare earlier at this
inspection. This colt was very harmonious, had nice, elastic movement
and a very good hindleg. After the foal
presentation, the inspection ended and
the judges were off to the next site.
Hilltop Farm
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[ BY GEORGE WALKER, III ]
HILLTOP FARM – Left: The eight-year-old stallion Pikko del Cerro HU by Pik L out of Rohweena/Rohdiamant, owned and bred by Horses Unlimited, N.M., is now
fully approved with the AHS. He is currently successfully competing at the FEI Level with Lisa Wilcox. Right: Eclipsed By Color (Escudo I-Freia WF/Federalist),
more commonly known as Color Guard, was licensed by the AHS, and completed his Stallion Performance Test last year in Oklahoma. The six-year-old stallion
is owned by Katriina Ruotsalo, and bred by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Eclipsed By Color was also accepted into the Jumper Breeding Program (JBP).
Hilltop Farm
Colora, Md.
he American Hanoverian Society
had the pleasure of being at
Hilltop Farm on Sunday, August
14 for its annual East Coast Stallion
Licensing, mare performance testing,
and mare and foal inspections. To all of
the Hilltop team we extend our thanks.
They were gracious and accommodating
and their combined efforts helped to
ensure that the day ran smoothly.
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It was an exciting event this year with
five stallions being presented for licensing.
Of these five we were able to license
three. Pikko del Cerro HU is an eight-yearold by Pik L-Rohweena/Rohdiamant,
successfully competing at the FEI Level
with Lisa Wilcox, who also rode him
on this day. With his extensive show
record he is now fully approved with
our registry. Pikko del Cerro HU is
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better known as Color Guard, by
Escudo I-Freia WF/Federalist, completed
his stallion testing last year in Oklahoma.
There he placed second overall and
particularly excelled in jumping. On
this day we were again able to witness
his jumping prowess. This six-year-old
will be a welcome addition to our
Jumper Breeding Program (JBP). Owned
by Katriina Ruotsalo, Color Guard was
bred by the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police from a mare bred by the
Mulholland family’s Windswept Farm
in Canada. Our third licensed stallion,
the baby in the group, was foaled in
March of 2008. Bred in Germany and
now owned by Maurine Swanson of
Rolling Stone Farm, Pa., Sir James is by
Sir Donnerhall-SPS Farina/Feiner Stern.
He too was a credit to himself and is
now in Oklahoma at Silver Creek Farms
for his 70-Day Stallion Performance
Test. It will be interesting to see him
mature during the test, and we wish
him every success.
Six mares participated in the Mare
Performance Test, five Hanoverians and
one Thoroughbred. Two of the five
became Elite Mare Candidates. La Donna
KS, by Liberty Gold-EM Laneigh/
Letkiss, finished with a final score of 7.33.4
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of an 8. While free we could also see
that she has a nice uphill canter stride.
Type, movement, and conformation
combine to make her an attractive
package. This now Elite Eligible mare
is owned by Douglas and Lisa Greene,
Shamong, N.J.
Eight foals had the opportunity to
stretch their legs on this day. The
Contucci colt Cha Ching, owned by
Hilltop Farm, was an impressive mover
as was our Top Colt of the day, the
chestnut Royal Reflection, by Royal
Prince-EM Panache EMF/Pablo. This
correct colt is owned and bred by
Kris Schuler, Fleetwood, Pa. Kathy
Jackson had the pleasure of going
home with the Top Filly of the day, a
Rousseau-Delicat/Del Piero daughter
named Roulina. This filly proved she
could really move with wonderful
elastic, rhythmical steps.
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Eight Hanoverian mares were presented
for their mare inspection and three now
have scores sufficiently high enough
that they can be presented in a future
Mare Performance Test with the goal of
becoming an Elite Mare Candidate.
Regalla, by Regazzoni-EM Danni/
Davignport, owned and bred by show
announcer Christine Jennings, received
an 8 for her impulsion and elasticity
and finished with a final score of 7.16.
Lemuria, a three-year-old Londonderry
daughter out of SPS Dominga, by
Davignon, also finished with a 7.16.
Her neck, front leg, and type were all
deserving of 8’s. Our high inspection
score of the day went to Serenade GGF
who finished with a 7.66. This dark bay
mare is six years old and is by Sir
Donnerhall-SPS Walkuere/Wolkenstein
II. Bred in Germany by AHS member
Rachel Ehrlich, Serenade GGF is well
balanced and shows good freedom in
front coupled with an active hindleg.
In-hand and free she consistently displayed impulsion and elasticity worthy
HILLTOP FARM – Mare Performance Test Champion Summer Solstice (Sunlight xx-SPS Dina/Daidalos),
owned by Kem Courtenay and Terri Impson, received an 8 for form and 7 for ability in the free jumping,
10 for her walk, and 8’s for her trot and canter as well as a 9 for rideability.
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This five-year-old, 15.3-hand chestnut
made herself look bigger when she
moved. She showed good rhythm and
an active hindleg. She received an 8 for
rideability and 7’s for her gaits and
jumping technique and ability. Her
performance test score was matched
with a 7.33 for her studbook inspection.
With no score lower than 7 she also
garnered 8’s for her head, neck, frame,
conformation and type. Our performance
test winner, Summer Solstice, by Sunlight
xx-SPS Dina/Daidalos, completed her
mare inspection at an earlier date with
a 7.66. She was a pleasure to watch as
she negotiated the jumping chute. For
her form we gave her an 8, and for her
ability we gave her a 7. She needed no
coaching upon entering the chute. Each
time through she was the model of
consistency. We understand that she
is competing in the eventing world.
She gives the impression that she can
naturally jump out of stride on the
cross-country course. Under saddle
she was very impressive. Her modern
athletic physique was a thing of beauty.
She received a 10 for her walk, and 8’s
for her trot and canter. Her rideability
score was a well deserved 9. This lovely
mare is owned by Kem Courtenay and
Terri Impson, Barboursville, Va.
Brookside Equestrian Center and Hof Mendenhall, River House Hanoverians,
Hawk Hollow Farm and North Hill Farm and Windswept Farm
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Brookside Equestrian Center
and Hof Mendenhall at
Brookside Equestrian Center
North Smithfield, R.I.
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fter many hours of waiting
and diverted flights, our team
finally met at Providence airport
at 1 a.m. Konrad Boeth, Vice President
and the representative of the Hanoverian
Verband for this tour had been at
Hilltop Farm that day for the stallion
inspection. Still yet to rent a car and
find the hotel, our hosts were very
accommodating in letting us start a
little later than originally planned.
This inspection was hosted by Linda
Mendenhall of Hof Mendenhall and Lynn
Spinella at her Brookside Equestrian
Center in Smithfield, R.I. Fellow Mare
and Stallion Committee member, Gerd
Zuther, supervised the free jumping.
Three Hanoverian mares were presented
for inspection. Whispering Jesse was
also the High Score mare of this group.
A very nice example of the F1 generation,
her overall conformation score was a
7.0 with 8’s for her head and neck and
also an 8 for her typiness and femininity
for a final score of 7.0. Also accepted
into the Main Studbook was Willow
Run, an eight-year-old by WelfenschatzGolden Girl/Goldschlaeger, whose highlights were her good foundation and
correctness; she received a final score
of 6.66; and her seven-year-old halfsister Wisteria Lane, by Werbellin, who
was a little older style scored a 6.16.
Both are owned and bred by Yvonn
Coleman-Larsen, Deerfield, N.H.
Three non-Hanoverian mares were
presented and all were accepted. The
Champion of this group with an overall
score of 7.16 was Wisteria, an Oldenburg
mare with mostly Hanoverian bloodlines
by Widmark-Fiesta Italiana/Wendelin
III, owned by Eric and Renee Rook.
Another Oldenburg mare, Valhalla, by
Vienna Waltz-Webstress DC/Wendelin
III, also owned by the Rooks scored a
7.0 as did the Anglo Arabian, Khandle
in the Wind. This mare that previously
participated in the MPT was entered
into the AHS Studbook.
Four foals were presented, including a
colt by Royal Prince-Adira/Armin and
a filly by Waterford-Leah DB/Liberty
Gold, both owned and bred by Gina
and Andrew Leslie, Riverhead, N.Y. The
latter, named Waterlily SPF, was selected
as Champion Foal of the day since she
displayed the most elastic movement.
The most ideal type was a colt by
Londonderry-EM Day Dream/Don Bosco
but he was not able to show us his best
movement that day. He and an orphan filly
by Dacaprio-SPS Pakesa/Prince Thatch xx
were both owned and bred by Linda
and Jeffrey Mendenhall, Groton, Mass.
After a wonderful BBQ lunch provided
by our host, we set out on a long but
enjoyable drive to Piermont, N.H.,
even arriving in time to enjoy River
House Hanoverian’s hospitality at their
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Two mares were presented for the Mare
Performance Test. Whispering Jesse, an
eight-year-old F1 Hanoverian mare by
Wallstreet Kid-June’s Princess xx/Irish
Tower xx, owned and bred by Gordon
and Kathy Wattles, Little Compton, R.I.,
scored a 6 for jumping form and ability,
6.33 for gaits and 7 for rideability for
a total score of 6.44 and Champion
MPT Mare title. Close second was the
14-year-old Anglo Arabian mare by
Khandescent ox-Super Clone xx/Running
George xx. This mare, Khandle in the
Wind, scored 6.13, also with a 7 for
rideability. She had previously had a
career as a show hunter.
BROOKSIDE EQUESTRIAN CENTER AND HOF MENDENHALL – Left: Champion non-Hanoverian with a score of 7.16 was the Oldenburg mare Wisteria
(Widmark-Fiesta Italiana/Wendelin II), owned by Eric and Renee Rook. Right: Winner of the MPT (6.44) and Champion Hanoverian Mare (7.0),Whispering
Jesse (Wallstreet Kid-June’s Princess xx/Irish Tower xx), is owned and bred by Gordon and Kathy Wattles of Little Compton, R.I.
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t was indeed a pleasure to
After a short talk and demonstration
of what the judges are looking for in
the conformation and movement
of our Hanoverian horses plus the
eligibility of outside populations,
two mares were presented for the
Mare Performance Test. Both mares
performed very well in the free
jumping (considering their dressage
pedigrees) with Wait and See, by
Wolkentanz I-Walesa/Wanderbursch
II, scoring 9 for technique and 8.5
for ability; and Rhapsody GGF, by
Rascalino-SPS Wesermelodie/Wesley,
scoring 7 for form and 8 for ability.
In the under saddle portion, Wait and
See, owned by River House Hanoverians
and bred by F. Niehuis in Germany,
scored 7.83 for gaits including a 9
for her very good trot and 8.5 for
rideability, for a total of 8.36 which
earned her the MPT High Score
neck sash. The tall, elegant Rhapsody
GGF, owned and bred by Rachel
Ehrlich’s Greengate Farms scored a
7.33 for gaits and 8.0 for rideability
for a final score of 7.61 making her
an Elite Mare.
Wait and See also earned the Champion
Mare ribbon for her inspection with
an overall score of 8.0 including 9’s
for her impulsion and elasticity and
walk, an overall 8 for conformation
and 8 for overall impression and
development. Although a little lacking
in femininity, this mare showed us
top movement both in-hand and
under saddle and earned her EMC
designation. One other mare was
presented and accepted into the
Main Studbook, namely Royal Fancy,
by Royal Diamond-Dolce Vita/
De Niro, owned by Carol Anderson,
Boston, Mass.
Eleven foals were presented, representing the stallions Benetton Dream,
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COURTESY RIVER HOUSE HANOVERIANS
return to this beautiful facility,
close to the Vermont border,
owned and operated by Jeanie Hahn
and Verne Batchelder with the help
of their daughter, Nora. No one
complained about the rain – it was
much welcomed by the locals after a
dry summer.
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inspection tour
River House Hanoverians
Piermont, N.H.
RIVER HOUSE HANOVERIANS – Above: Wait and See (Wolkentanz I-Walesa/Wanderbursch II), winner
of both the MPT (8.36) and inspection (8.0), is owned by site host River House Hanoverians. Below:
New Elite Mare Rhapsody GGF, by Rascalino-SPS Wesermelodie/Wesley, owned and bred by Greengate
Farms, scored a 7.33 for gaits, 8.0 for rideability, and 7.5 in free jumping for an overall 7.61 in the Mare
Performance Test.
Benidetto, Bretone, Liberty Gold,
Romanov Blue Hors and Schroeder.
This was a good group of foals. The
Champion Filly was Liberty Belle
LHF, by Liberty Gold-EM Davinia/
Davignon, owned and bred by Jess
Systo of Brattleboro, Vt. She had a
super uphill, elastic trot that she
displayed with much presence. The
Champion Colt was by Benetton
Dream-Sangrita/Stedinger, owned
by Eliza Rutherford of Foxwood Farm,
Vt. This colt was a very modern type
with optimal topline and showed us
a wonderful ground covering, elastic
trot. We later learned that his dam
had also produced the Top Colt at last
year’s inspections by Romanov Blue
Hors, so her owner must be very
proud of this top-producing mare.
We were once again treated to River
House’s hospitality with a homemade
lunch in their charming 18th century
farm house after which our team set
off for the nearly 300 mile drive to
Cazenovia, in upstate New York.
[Post Script: As I write this article,
Hurricane Irene has passed through
Vermont leaving a huge amount of
flooding and damage in her path. I
have checked with Verne and Jeanie
and their farm is high and dry. I do
hope this is true of our many other
AHS members in the area.]
in upstate New York and the
Equine Education Center of
Cazenovia College was an ideal location
for this event. This inspection was
ably hosted and organized by Christine
Kropf of Hawk Hollow Farm, Jamesville,
N.Y. and George and Maggie Neider of
North Hill Farm, Fabius, N.Y.
The Champion of the four mares presented for the Mare Performance Test
was the very feminine five-year-old
Betoeren RH by Bretone-SPS Mijou/
Matcho x, owned by Valerie McCloskey
and bred by River House Hanoverians.
In the free jumping she had a good
technique, being very quick with her
front and back legs and a nice bascule
over the jumps for a 7.5, but was not so
brave and scored a 6 for scope. Her
good gaits scored 8 walk, 8 trot and 7
canter and rideability 8.5 for a final
score of 7.63. Having previously been
inspected, Betoeren RH is now an Elite
Mare Candidate. Next was Wizzi, an
eight-year-old chestnut mare by WerbellinBrazen/Bordeaux, owned by Palmer
Irving and bred by Tallulah Rosenthal.
She had a final score of 7.36 comprising
6.25 for jumping, 7.33 for gaits and 8.5
for rideability. Six-year-old Fabulaire,
by Fabuleux-EM Burgundy/Bordeaux,
owned by Andrew Rodd and bred by
Peggy Kirkpatrick, scored 7 for jumping,
7.16 gaits, and 7.5 rideability for a
final score of 7.22. Displaying the best
talent for jumping of the group was
Wallstreet Romance, by Wallstreet KidEM Davignette/Davignon. She was clearly
in her element in the jumping chute
and scored an 8.5 for ability and 8 for
scope. Unfortunately this was not so in
the under saddle portion where she
was rather tense throughout.
Three of the above mares were presented
for studbook inspection and the highscorer of this group was Fabulaire with
a 7.33, including an 8 for her walk
and typiness. Coupled with her 7.22
MPT score, she is now an Elite Mare
Candidate. Wallstreet Romance scored
7.16 with an 8 for correctness, and
Wizzi scored an overall 7.0, giving her
to Toronto cancelled. We found a nearby
hotel and left before dawn the next
morning and still arrived at our next
site on time!
Windswept Farm
Georgetown, Ont.
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indswept Farm is the beautiful
home and breeding operation
of the Mulholland family and
also home to AHS Elite stallions Magic,
Sam Steele and Wellesley. This established farm has long been one of the
premier Hanoverian breeding centers
in all of North America. It was the
pride and joy of founder William “Bill”4
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his was the AHS’s first inspection
Elite Mare Candidate status. Also accepted
into the Main Studbook was Fanfare
HHF, by Fabuleux-SPS Fenja/Frappant,
owned and bred by our host Christine
Kropf.
Six foals were presented representing
the stallions Bretone, Dacaprio, De
Laurentis, and Donarweiss GGF. The
Champion Foal on this day was the
one-month-old colt Dalziel HHF,
by Dacaprio-EM Wiktoria HHF/
Wolkentanz I, who showed the most
elastic movement. Christine Kropf is
the owner/breeder of this youngster.
After branding we made our way to the
Syracuse airport only to have our flight
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Hawk Hollow Farm and
North Hill Farm at
Cazenovia College Equine Center
Cazenovia, N.Y.
HAWK HOLLOW FARM AND NORTH HILL FARM – Above: Five-year-old Betoeren RH (Bretone-SPS
Mijou/Matcho x) was named Champion of the MPT and scored a final 7.63. Highlights included an 8
walk, 8 trot, 7 canter and 8.5 for rideability. She is now an Elite Mare Candidate. Below: The six-year-old
Hanoverian mare Fabulaire (Fabuleux-EM Burgandy/Bordeaux), owned by Andrew Rodd and bred by
Peggy Kirkpatrick, was the high-scorer of the inspection with a 7.33, including an 8 for her walk and
typiness. Coupled with her 7.22 MPT score, she is also now an Elite Mare Candidate.
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Six Hanoverian mares were presented
for inspection. The Champion Mare of
this group was the lovely Wrascelina
WF, a three-year-old by Wellesley-EM
Mathilda/Magic. She scored a 9 for her
exquisite head and a series of 8’s for
her typiness and femininity, correctness,
impulsion and elasticity, and overall
impression and development. These
scores, aided by a 9 for her elastic,
ground-covering walk resulted in a
final score of 8.0 and elite eligibility.
Sylphide WF, by Sam Steele-SPS Lili/
Lemon Park xx, another three-yearold, owned and bred by Windswept
Farm II, is now also Elite Eligible with
a final score of 7.0. Also accepted into
the Main Studbook were the mares
Serendipity WF (Sam Steele-EM Whisper/
World Cup IV), owned by Windswept
Farm II; Celina WF (Conteur-EM
Symphonie WF/Sam Steele), owned by
Elke Mulholland, and Destiny KG (Don
Cavallo-Gottes Gabe/Grafenburg), owned
and bred by Leslie and David Bockus.
We hope to see some of these mares
participate in the Mare Performance
Test in the future.
Two non-Hanoverian mares were presented, both Thoroughbreds owned by
Deborah Barker, Collegeville, Pa. We
were able to accept into our breeding
population the older of the two,
13-year-old Spring Feather xx, by
Wekiva Springs xx-Feather Necklace/
Waquoit xx. Her scores throughout
were solid 7’s and we were particularly
impressed with her clean, dry legs.
Fifteen foals were presented, nine of
which belonged to the host farm. The
quality was generally very good and
represented the stallions Brentano II,
Conteur, Dancier, Earl, Escudo I,
Glorioso Noir, Magic, Pablo, Romantic
Star, and Wellesley. Our Champion
Colt was by Wellesley out of EM Micaela/
Magic. He was a lovely type with a big
eye, optimal topline and uphill, elastic
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Mulholland, who passed away in 2007.
These days the farm, which now operates as Windswept II, is in the capable
hands of Bill’s widow Nancy and his
daughter-in-law Elke. Our annual visit
to this site is always one of the highlights of the AHS’s inspection tour. It is
close to where AHS judge emeritus
Fritz Floto lives and we were happy
that he could join us for this event.
WINDSWEPT FARM – Above: Champion Mare Wrascelina WF, a three-year-old by Wellesley-EM Mathilda/
Magic, scored a 9 for her head and a series of 8’s for her typiness and femininity, correctness, impulsion and
elasticity, and overall impression and development. These scores, aided by a 9 for her elastic, ground-covering
walk resulted in a final score of 8.0 and elite eligibility. Below: Top colt, Wycliffe, by Wellesley-EM Micaela/
Magic; The 13-year-old Thoroughbred Spring Feather xx (Wekiva Springs xx-Feather Necklace/Waquoit xx)
was awarded the Champion non-Hanoverian Mare title at the Windswept Farm inspection site after
scoring a 7.0.
movement. The Champion Filly was
by Wellesley out of EM Marcellina/
Magic. She was very feminine with good
foundation and very good movement.
Honorable mention should also go to
the Brentano II colt out of Du Ferre/
Dominator, owned and bred by Leslie
and David Bockus.
It is interesting to note that the two
top foals and the top mare at this
inspection all have very similar breeding. All are by Wellesley out of three
full siblings – EM Mathilda, EM Micaela
and EM Marcellina. These three Elite
Mares are all by Magic out of EM
Frederika, by Feiner Stern/Trapper. What
better proof that when breeders find
a good match like this, they should
probably stay with it.
This was the last inspection for judge
Vanessa Carlson on this leg of the tour
and she left early the next morning for
Tulsa. Her colleague and fellow judge,
Konrad Boeth, departed Toronto for
Sacramento to take part in the West
Coast Stallion Licensing.
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Saint Louis Equestrian Center
Saint Louis, Mo.
Two non-Hanoverian mares were then
inspected. De Nira (De Niro-SPS Rhapsodie/
Rohdiamant), owned by Pamela Davies,
was an attractive mare, of good type
with a beautiful neck and very good walk.
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Sharon Garner and Mary
Giddens, and site secretary Cathy
Tucker-Slaterbeck arrived as scheduled at the Richmond airport, only to find
that a canceled flight and subsequent
re-routing difficulties cast some doubt
on whether they would even make it to
their next inspection. Thanks to an
accommodating ticket agent, they were
able to touch down at the Saint Louis
airport by mid-morning the next day.
There they were greeted by their host,
Dr. Christopher Perry, who cheerfully
made a detour through the McDonald’s
drive-thru for breakfast and caffeine
before taking them to his Saint Louis
Equestrian Center.
Thanks to the flexibility and good
humor of the participants, the day
went smoothly and efficiently in spite
of the late start. We started with one
Hanoverian and one non-Hanoverian in
the Mare Performance Test. Ia Lanna ox
(Ammunition ox-NNL Beyshaflor ox/*Ali
Jamaal ox), a five-year-old Arabian mare,
owned by Saint Louis Equestrian Center,
proved to be a willing, clever and a
careful jumper, scoring 6.5 on her technique and 7 on her scope. She showed a
good canter and a very good walk, but
it was her rideability and willingness to
work that really impressed the judges.
She finished with a final score of 7.64.
In her subsequent studbook inspection,
she scored a 7.0 overall, with 8’s for her
head and her walk, which combined
with her performance test made her
Main Studbook eligible.
The previously inspected Hanoverian
mare Dulcinea GFK (Depardieu-EM
Winesse BC/Wolkenstein II), owned
by Mary Ellenberger, also participated
in the performance test finishing with
a final score of 5.83.
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SAINT LOUIS EQUESTRIAN CENTER – Above: Designated Champion non-Hanoverian Mare with an overall score
of 7.0, and accepted into the Main Studbook, was De Nira (De Niro-SPS Rhapsodie/Rhodiamant). Below: Champion
Hanoverian Mare Dulcinea BF (Don Primero-EM Shandra/Shogun xx), owned by Ida Noll, scored 8’s for
her head and neck as well as for her lovely trot and very good walk. She finished with an overall score of 7.16.
She scored 7.0 overall and was accepted
into the Main Studbook and designated
Champion non-Hanoverian Mare.
Four Hanoverian mares were presented
for inspection. Dulcinea BF (Don PrimeroEM Shandra/Shogun xx), owned by
Ida Noll, scored 8’s for her head and
neck as well as for her lovely trot and
very good walk. She finished with an
overall score of 7.16, making her Elite
Eligible. She was awarded Champion
Hanoverian Mare. Wilda May (WildcardAlmost Heaven/Armin), owned by Robbie
Rice; Francesca B (Fabuleux-Donna
Schufro/Don Shufro), owned by Anne
Tursky; and Fergee (Florestan I-EM
Wersace/Weltmeyer), owned by Barbara
Wood, were accepted into the Main
Studbook.
Four colts and seven fillies were presented
representing the sires Rapture R, Tiamo
Trocadero, Damsey, Licotus, Escudo I,4
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Ferro, Sonntagskind and Rousseau. The
Champion Foal was the lovely RousseauEM River Side Lady/Royal Diamond
filly, owned by Robbie Rice. She was a
very well developed, elegant filly with
lovely gaits.
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After a very quick branding, the judges
returned to the airport which they had
left only a few hours before, where they
parted ways, Sharon returning home,
and Mary and Cathy going on to
Colorado.
Harmony Sporthorses
Kiowa, Colo.
A
beautiful day and facility
greeted the AHS judges at
Harmony Sporthorses in Kiowa,
Colo. One Hanoverian and two nonHanoverian mares were presented for
inspection in the spacious indoor arena.
Gemanor ox (Emanor ox-Roed Bask
Geym ox/Baskington ox), an Arabian
mare owned by Renae Casasanta, was a
good sport horse type, with an elegant
head and neck, correct conformation
and good gaits. She was accepted into the
Studbook with an overall score of 7.0.
five-year-old Arabian mare, impressed the judges in the MPT with her rideability and willingness to work.
She finished with a final score of 7.64. In her subsequent studbook inspection, she scored a 7.0 overall,
resulting in an upgrade to the Main Studbook.
her eligible for the Main Studbook.
Uptowne Girl was designated Champion
non-Hanoverian Mare.
Crescende (Contucci-Romance/Rio Grande),
an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare owned
by Tricia McConathy, showed good
type and gaits, scoring 8’s for her neck,
shoulder, frame and type and femininity.
She received a final score of 7.16 making
her Elite Eligible. Her successful show
record as a hunter fulfills her sport
requirement making her an Elite Mare
Candidate.
Two nice, but very different foals were
presented for inspection and branding
– a very elegant colt by Locksley I out
of Mary Ann, by Contender, and a tall
athletic filly by Rubino Bellissimo out of
the previously inspected Uptowne Girl.
Both foals are owned by Harmony
Sporthorses.
After a delightful lunch and a tour of
the paddocks, it was once again back
to the airport for a short flight to
Albuquerque, N.M. and the following
day’s inspection at Horses Unlimited.
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Uptowne Girl, a seven-year-old Holsteiner
mare (Riverman-Haiti IV/Coriander),
owned by Harmony Sporthorses, was a
lovely, large framed, feminine mare.
She scored 8’s for her beautiful head
and neck, her type and femininity, and
her trot for a final score of 7.33 making
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Horses Unlimited
Albuquerque, N.M.
ostess Anne Sparks thoughtfully provided breakfast and
coffee, and Mother Nature
thoughtfully provided a beautiful day
for the Albuquerque inspection. Three
Hanoverian and three non-Hanoverian
mares completed the performance test at
the beautiful Horses Unlimited facility.
The top-scoring mare was Gracefull
Rendition HU (Galant du Serein-EM
Rohmanie/Rohdiamant), a four-year-old
Zweibrücken mare who gave a solid
performance, showing good jumping
ability as well as good gaits. She scored
8’s for her scope, trot and rideability
for a final score of 7.75. Wild Gambol
HU (Wild Dance-SPS Geralda/Grand
Cru), a four-year-old Hanoverian mare
showed very good gaits, scoring 7.5 for
the walk, 8.5 for the trot and 8 for the
canter and rideability. Her final score
was 7.58. Posh Dame HU (Pik L-Dusty/
Drosselklang II) scored 8’s for her walk
and her rideability, with a final score of
7.33. Looks Elegant HU (LeonbergEzmarelde/Ehrentanz I), a four-yearold Zweibrücken mare, La Estrella Fugaz
HU (Leonberg-EM Cassandra/Cashman),
a five-year-old Zweibrücken mare, and
Pikko de la Nube HU (Pik L-Rohweena/
Rohdiamant), a four-year-old Hanoverian
mare, also successfully completed the
performance test. All of the mares
impressed with their rideability and
good attitude.
The three Hanoverian mares above
were presented for inspection. Pikko
de la Nube HU received a final score of
7.33, scoring 8’s for her neck, shoulder,
type and overall development. She was
our Champion Hanoverian Mare and
also a new Elite Mare Candidate. Wild
Gambol HU was also designated Main
Studbook and an Elite Mare Candidate
with a final score of 7.16.
Five very nice non-Hanoverians were
also presented and four were accepted
into the Main Studbook. La Estrella
Fugaz HU was the Champion nonHanoverian Mare with a final score of
7.5. She scored 8’s on her head and
neck, showing good expression, and a 9
on her walk. La Faux Pas HU (LeonbergFee/Fidermark), a three-year-old Oldenburg
mare scored 8’s for her trot and walk
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as well as her head, and had a final
score of 7.33. Gracefull Rendition HU
received an 8 for her trot, which was
very good both free and in-hand and
received a final score of 7.16. Looks
Elegant HU received 8’s for her neck
and saddle position and received a
final score of 7.0.
Four fillies and one colt were presented
for inspection, representing the sires
Rubignon, Leonberg, Wild Dance,
Royal Prince and Escudo II. The
Escudo II-Athena Divina/Argentinus
colt took top honors on this day. He
was a very elegant foal with good bone
and a beautiful head and neck. The Royal
Prince-EM Fountainhead/Fabriano filly,
owned by Nancy Makowski, was a
close second. Unless otherwise noted,
Horses Unlimited owned all of the
horses presented.
A wild ride to the airport, branding
iron cooling in the wind, marked the end
of this segment of the inspection tour.
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Hardenberg Farms and Overlook Farm, Dreamscape Farm and Callaway Farm
[ BY GEORGE WALKER, III ]
RAINBOW EQUUS
MEADOWS –
Rainbow Equus Meadows
Lincoln, Calif.
at Hilltop farm for our East
Coast Stallion Licensing, we were
presented with a sixth stallion at Rainbow
Equus Meadows farm in Lincoln, Calif.,
on the morning of August 20. Bred
in England, Dreammaster DMV is an
eight-year-old son of Dimaggio-EM Daisy
Dee/Dream of Glory. He is owned by
Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Ltd.,
in Pemberton, B.C., and is in training
with Olympian Charlotte Bredahl-Baker.
Under saddle he demonstrated an uphill,
well-balanced canter. This 16.3-hand,
dark chestnut particularly impressed us
with his good interior, demonstrating
a high level of rideability that helped to
enhance his gaits under saddle. He is
now licensed with the AHS and will
continue his show career. He has an
interesting pedigree as he is inbred in
his third generation to Donnerhall,
through two of his most successful sons,
Don Primero and Dream of Glory.
Lucchetti Ranch
Wilton, Calif.
A
fter lunch we moved over to
Megan Vincent’s Lucchetti Ranch
for the afternoon inspection
schedule. Four mares were presented under
saddle. This group was well prepared
and all four mares received final scores
between 7.22 and 7.55. High-scoring
Sophia Rose (Stedinger-SPS Don’s
Diamond/Don Marcello) was also our
best jumper in the group with a score
of 8. She is an athletic, modern type
jumper with good gaits. Her rider did
a good job of presenting her and rode
with a sensitive hand. She received the
Champion neck sash with an overall
performance score of 7.55. Coupled
with an inspection score of 7.16, she
became an Elite Mare Candidate. She was
presented by Teree and Rick Castanias,
Dixon, Calif. Releve, by RotsponWelteje/Welt Klasse, had been previously
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fter seeing the five stallions
judged and earned a 7.33 for her mare
inspection. While she was not the
jumper that Sophia Rose is, she had
solid gaits and the highest rideability
score of the day, an 8.5. Having
previously produced a foal she is now
an Elite Mare. Congratulations to her
owner Sandy Savage, Sacramento, Calif.
The mare class was won by London
Heir, a five-year-old bred by Kimberly
Kirby but now in the ownership of site
organizers Ericka and Kevin Reinig.
This Londonderry daughter is out of
EM Dorina, by Donnerschall. She
received the highest mare inspection
The eight-year-old
stallion Dreammaster
DMV, by DimaggioEM Daisy Dee/Dream
of Glory, owned by
Dreamcatcher
Meadows Ventures,
Ltd., was licensed at
Rainbow Equus
Meadows. He
impressed the judges
with his good interior,
demonstrating a high
level of rideability that
helped to enhance
his gaits under saddle.
Dreamcatcher
will continue his
show career with
Olympian Charlotte
Bredahl-Baker.
score of the day, a 7.33. Her scores
were punctuated with 8’s for her head,
saddle position, type, impulsion and
elasticity, and her walk.
Lucchetti Ranch’s Megan Vincent was
the owner and breeder of the Top Filly
of the day. This Domiro daughter is
out of SPS Ramina, by Ramiro’s Bube.
She picked herself up and moved nicely
over the back. The Top Colt of the day
was owned and bred by Deanna and
Shawn Kacer. By Sir Donnerhall out of
EM Grand Cervelle, by Grand Cru, this
colt showed really stupendous movement with great rhythm.
Top Mare and Foal Inspection Photos Now Also Listed Online
Each year the AHS regrets that due to cost and space constraints in our printed
materials, we cannot include photos of all the top inspection mares and foals sent
in to us for each tour. While all the top-scoring and Champion mares are each listed
in the AHS Annual Breeders’ Guide, Stallion Directory and Mare Book with available
photos, often the foal photos are limited by space in the magazine since they are
judged as the top foal seen on the day and not officially scored. As it is no small feat
to produce and present such stellar mares and foals, for the benefit of our members
we have added a tour archive section to the AHS website at hanoverian.org. In the
left-hand navigation bar, visit Annual Inspection Tour > Tour Archives > 2011
for links to the pages with slideshows and information for this year’s top inspection
mares, MPT Champions – and new for 2011 – the top foal listings as well as
information and requirements for submitting your photos for these archives.
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LUCCHETTI RANCH – Left: High-scoring MPT mare Sophia Rose (Stedinger-SPS Don’s Diamond/Don Marcello) garnered an overall performance test score of 7.55. She
is an athletic, modern type jumper with good gaits, and is now an Elite Mare Candidate after scoring a 7.16 in her inspection. Right: The five-year-old London Heir
(Londonderry-EM Dorina/Donnerschall), received the highest mare inspection score of the day, a 7.33 (8’s for head, saddle position, type, impulsion and elasticity,
and her walk).
Hardenberg Farms and
Overlook Farm at Wild Turkey Farm
Wilsonville, Ore.
ur Oregon inspection took
place at Wild Turkey Farm in
Wilsonville. Located in the
lovely Willamette valley just south of
Portland, Wild Turkey is a state of the
art warmblood training and breeding
facility owned by Barbara Ellison. We
extend our thanks to Wild Turkey Farm
for allowing us to use this wonderful
facility and to Overlook Farm and
Hardenberg Farms who worked together
as hosts on this day. We appreciate this
group effort.
Joining our two mares for the performance test was a Coconut Grove xx
gelding. His sire is in our Jumper Breeding
Program (JBP), and his son did not
disappoint us. For his form we gave
him an 8 and for his ability we gave
him a 9. His rideability was scored
with a 7 and his gaits warranted scores
of 7. While we do not see too many
geldings being presented for the “Mare”
Performance Test, we are delighted to add
them to the mix if someone is trying to
better assess a gelding in the barn.
Furthermore, given that the AHS
membership as a whole breeds a fraction
of the mares covered in Germany, it is
useful to see as many offspring as we
can. We extend a special thanks to
Coconut Royale’s owner, Judy Pappin
of Vancouver, Wash. Of our two mares,
EM De Tomaso HPF (Don Frederico-EM
What a Girl/Wolkentanz I) finished the
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HARDENBERG FARMS AND OVERLOOK FARM – The gelding Coconut Royale, owned by Judy Pappin of Vancouver,
Wash., participated in the Mare Performance Test and scored an 8 on form and 9 for ability in the jumping
chute, as well as a 7 for rideability and his gaits.
day as an Elite Mare having produced
an AHS-registered foal previously. She
came for the Mare Performance Test
having received a 7.33 at an earlier
mare inspection and finished the MPT
with a score of 7.08. Congratulations
to her breeder Nancy Connolly and
her present owner, Bernadine Diers.
Two non-Hanoverian mares were accepted
into our registry. The 10-year-old Holsteiner
mare, Rivoli SWF, was older fashioned
in type yet she had a quality about her.
She is by Aljano-Agneta II/Caribo. For
her inspection she received a final
score of 7.0 and entry into the Main
Studbook. Reine des Coeurs, another
Holsteiner mare also owned by Rebecca
Cobb joined her stable mate, the
Hanoverian Rivoli, in our registry with
the strong score of 7.33. By Lorentin IHansa II/Carthago Z, Reine des Coeurs
had no score less than 7, including 9
for her head, 8 for type and 8 for and
impulsion and elasticity.
Our High Score Hanoverian Mare was
Lea-Francis HPF, owned and bred by
Nancy Connolly. This correctly moving
three-year-old showed impulsion and
elasticity worthy of an 8. In type she
also scored an 8. She unfortunately did4
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HARDENBERG FARMS AND OVERLOOK FARM – Left: The Holsteiner mare Reine des Coeurs joined our registry with a strong inspection score of 7.33. By Lorentin I-
Hansa II/Carthago Z, Reine des Coeurs had no score less than 7, including 9 for her head, 8 for type and 8 for and impulsion and elasticity. Right: High Score Hanoverian
Lea-Francis HPF (Londonderry-EM De Tomaso HPF/Don Frederico), owned/bred by Nancy Connolly, earned a final inspection score of 7.33.
not display as good a walk on the day
as she was determined to show us a
little bit of the “terrible threes.” In this
petulant humor she did not want to
settle into a relaxed, ground-covering
walk. Even with a 6 for the walk she
finished with a final score of 7.33. LeaFrancis is by Londonderry-De Tomaso
HPF/Don Frederico. Nancy Connolly’s
good fortunes continued during the
presentation of the three foals at this
site. Her black 2011 Hanoverian filly
by Harvard out of Ducati HPF, by
Dancier, was a real treat to see. She was
eye-catching for both her type and her
movement. She is out of a very nice
mare and the apple did not fall far
from the tree.
DREAMSCAPE FARM –
COURTESY JENNIFER ARNOLDT
Freestyle, a 15-year-old
black Hessen, was accepted
into the AHS breeding program after being licensed
at the Dreamscape Farm
inspection site. Freestyle
completed his 100-Day
Stallion Performance Test
at Prussendorf with a final
score of 127.42 points,
finishing in first place.
Dreamscape Farm
Langley, B.C.
I
n response to a number of
membership inquiries, the AHS, in
conjunction with the Hannoveraner
Verband (HV), organized an additional
stallion inspection site in beautiful
British Columbia, more specifically at
Dreamscape Farm owned by Jennifer
and Armin Arnoldt. Here we were able
to look at five more stallion prospects
for possible entry into the AHS/HV
breeding programs. On the day, three
of the five were accepted.
As a youngster the now 15-year-old
stallion Freestyle, by Florestan I-SPS
Paloma/Parademarsch I, completed his
100-Day Performance Test at Prussendorf
with a final score of 127.42 points.
Freestyle was the overall winner of his
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performance test, placing second in
the dressage phase (132.55 points)
and seventh in jumping (114.56). He
presently has a dressage index of 151.
We are pleased to be able to accept
this 16.3-hand, black Hessen into our
breeding program.
For our jumping enthusiasts we are
happy to accept another stallion into
our Jumper Breeding Program (JBP).
The 16-year-old Novalis is a Dutch
Warmblood by Jus De PommeJacintha/Ramiro Z. His pedigree is
loaded with proven jumping blood. His
sire, Jus de Pomme, was an Olympic
double Gold medalist. Novalis has
shown successfully at the Grand Prix
Level. His show record indicates that
he is quite consistent with multiple
Grand Prix placings. He looks fit and
despite his age and the wear and tear of
jumping his legs are clean and well
fluted.
Our third accepted stallion (pending
pedigree review by the HV) is Rubinus,
an imported Oldenburg by Rubinstein IEI. St. Rocca/Rouletto. This goodlooking, 16.2-hand black stallion
finished his 70-Day Performance Test
at Warendorf with a well-rounded score.
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DREAMSCAPE FARM – Left: Licensed by the AHS and accepted into the Jumper Breeding Program (JBP) was the 16-year-old stallion Novalis (Jus de Pomme-Jacintha/
Ramiro Z). Novalis has shown successfully at the Grand Prix Level. Right: The imported Oldenburg stallion Rubinus (Rubinstein I-El. St. Rocca/Rouletto), has
been accepted by the AHS (pending pedigree approval). He completed his 70-Day Performance Test at Warendorf.
His final score of 115.57 was comprised of a dressage index of 110.46
and a jumping index of 111.86. He was
sixth out of 24 stallions. He impressed
us with his temperament, his solid
conformation and his correct gaits, as
well as his impulsion and elasticity. We
are excited to add these stallions to the
four mentioned earlier as well as the
eighth stallion, Weltano, that we had
the pleasure of seeing free running at
Wild Turkey Farm in Oregon. Weltano
has been imported to the U.S. from the
German Hanoverian State Stud at Celle
and his new owners are in the process
of getting his paperwork straight with
the AHS. We hope our breeders will
enjoy seeing these new faces in the
2012 AHS Breeders’ Guide, Stallion
Directory and Mare Book.
Callaway Farm at Delaware Valley
College Equestrian Center
Doylestown, Pa.
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e had a small but satisfying
inspection at Delaware Valley
College. This site was scheduled at a late date, and unfortunately
three mares for inspection and their
foals were withdrawn the day prior.
Kimberly Kobryn-Callaway, our host
and a graduate of the Delaware Valley
Equine Studies program, owns Callaway
Farm in Ottsville, Pa. She is presently
an adjunct instructor at Delaware Valley
College. Kimberly and her compatriots
at the school were very gracious, and
we hope that they will be able to grow
this inspection site in the years to
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announcing, ably assisted Kimberly.
The bystanders are always appreciative
of any extra information gleaned
concerning pedigrees and conformation.
As judges we want to be open to
questions, and we hope that our
explanations help paint a picture of
transparency in the judging process.
While we were pleased to add Kate
Detmering’s 17-year-old mare Well
Wisher, by Weltmeyer-SPS Ballerina/
Bolero, to our Main Studbook, the
highlight of the day was seeing two
very nice foals. Kimberly Callaway
presented a very appealing Royal
Prince filly named Ramora CF. She is
out of Daniella, by Davignon. This
eye-catching filly moved with convincing elasticity. Dennis Moore had the
satisfaction of seeing his mare EM
Amethyst Q, by Anhaltiner E, produce
another top foal, Wolkenmyst EMF, by
Wolkentanz II. Kris Schuler, having
leased Dennis’ mare for the last two
breeding seasons, can now take satisfaction in having produced a full sister
and brother of great quality. This year’s
colt has a great top line, correct legs,
and a wonderfully elastic rhythmical
movement.
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administration
The American Hanoverian Society
Minutes of the Board of Directors Teleconference Meeting
Friday, September 23, 2011
A
HS President Edgar Schutte
called the meeting to order at
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Present:
Vanessa Carlson, Steve Carroll, Judy
Hedreen, Doug Langer, Suzanne
Quarles, Barbara Schmidt, Edgar
Schutte, Rick Toering, Cathy TuckerSlaterbeck, and Executive Director Hugh
Bellis-Jones. Not present Volker Ehlers,
Doug Leatherdale, and Meg Williams.
Edgar Schutte welcomed the board
members in attendance. The summer
tour was successfully completed. The
office is very busy with fall entries. The
AHS has been consulting with the
Verband on a number of issues and a
very good relationship exists between
the two societies.
Motion to approve the minutes of the
Board’s February 4, 2011 meeting.
Passed.
Executive Director’s Report: Hugh
Bellis-Jones reported on office activities.
At this time, combined entries for the
summer and fall tours are 90% of the
2011 figures. Additional entries are
anticipated so enrollment numbers are
positive in light of the economy. The
fall tour concludes on November 6
following which AHS membership
renewals for 2012 will be generated and
mailed. The deadline for USDF AllBreeds is October 14. Production of the
fall magazine and 2012 Stallion Book
is well underway. He complimented
staff members Sandy Clevenger and
Eleanor Peavy for their work.
Treasurer’s Report: Vanessa Carlson
reported that the AHS finances for
fiscal year 2010/11 are sound and that
the society is on budget. The AHS has
liquid assets of $291,000. Hugh BellisJones added that Blue & Company
would produce the year-end September
financial statements in early October,
and the first draft of the proposed
2011/12 budget would be produced
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on October 12. This document would
be the basis for the Finance Committee’s
deliberations. Edgar Schutte thanked
Mrs. Carlson and the Executive Director
for their careful oversight of society
finances. He added that the board’s
next teleconference (budget) meeting
would be in late October.
2012 AHS Annual Meeting Report:
Meeting Chair Vanessa Carlson gave
a brief update on the 2012 meeting.
It will take place January 20-22 at the
Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel,
West Palm Beach, Florida.
Rules and Grievances Committee:
Chair Rick Toering reported on the
status of revisions to the AHS’s
Corporate Bylaws and Rules of
Registration. He noted that Suzanne
Quarles and Hugh Bellis-Jones had
spent considerable time revising this
document and that the proposed
changes from this first draft had
been fully discussed by the Executive
Director with the Verband’s Dr. Ludwig
Christmann in Germany on August 2.
During this meeting, Dr. Christmann
stated that the AHS should tailor its
rules as closely as possible with the
HV’s, and that the German version
(the “Satszungtext”) should be used
as a template when producing the new
AHS version. Rick Toering stated that
he would take on this task; Edgar
Schutte expressed his appreciation for
this and asked that the committee’s
rules revisions be available for the
board’s review before the end of the
year. Membership voting on proposed
rules changes would take place in the
fall of 2012 in conjunction with
scheduled board elections.
New Business:
Hugh Bellis-Jones reported on the third
meeting of Hannoveraner International
(H.I.) that took place in Verden on
August 3. Delegates were present from
10 countries. This new association was
formally established with the approval
of bylaws and election of officers.
Delegates elected Anne Kollberg from
Denmark as President of H.I. The
executive officers are Hugh Bellis-Jones
(four-year term) and Cheryl O’Brien,
the president of the Australian
Hanoverian Society, who will serve a
two-year term. The Verband and
members of H.I. see this new regional
society as a platform whose members
will now be represented on the
Verband’s board. The finances of H.I
will be discussed with the Verband’s
representative during the scheduled
January 20, 2012 board meeting. Edgar
Schutte thanked the Executive Director
for traveling to Germany for this twoday meeting at very short notice.
Judy Hedreen reported on the 2012
Hanoverian breed seminar. She and
AHS member Linda Mendenhall are
organizing this meeting which will take
place November 3-8 at the Sheraton
Framington Hotel in Framington,
Mass. To date there are 22 enrollees
and it is anticipated that there will be
additional participants. The course
will be taught by the Verband’s Dr.
Ludwig Christmann.
Edgar Schutte introduced a proposal
for the AHS to hold a $3,000 Yearling
and Two-Year-Old Futurity to be held
during the 2012 inspection tour. This
futurity would be open to registered
Hanoverian horses that would be
judged in the following four classes:
Yearling colts, Yearling fillies, two-yearold colts, and two-year-old fillies. Judges
would use a scale of 1-100 to score
conformation/type, movement, and
legs. Horses would be shown on the
triangle, two-year-olds to be shown
in a bridle; for yearlings, as per USEF
guidelines, a bridle would be optional. Champion and Reserve Champion
ribbons would be awarded in each of
the four classes. Sponsorship money of
at least $3,000 would be divided among
the top five yearlings and the top five
two-year-olds. All ribbon winners would
be listed on the AHS website ranked by
score, and site Champions and Reserve
Champions would have their breeding
noted as well as full information on pedigree, owner and breeder. The cost to participate would be $29.00 per horse, $39.00
if the horse were listed for sale, hyperlinked to the AHS’s sales site with photos,
full pedigree and seller information.
The board was very enthusiastic about
this detailed proposal and felt that it
would increase activity at inspection
sites and generate interest in breeding
Hanoverians and showcasing the results.
Motion to approve a Yearling and TwoYear-Old Futurity to be held beginning
during the 2012 AHS inspection tour.
Passed.
The board discussed establishing an ad
hoc Education/Marketing committee that
would provide support, information, and
education on many levels and within a
grass roots framework. (It was noted that
this committee could be included as the
AHS’s tenth standing committee during
the fall 2012 membership vote.) The committee would be charged with developing
educational materials, online videos, and
procedurals with the oversight of the
Editorial Advisory Committee. In addition, the committee would draft a monthly
or bimonthly mass e-mail/press release
for distribution not only to the AHS
membership but also to the media
and non-members informing them of
Hanoverian accomplishments, current
events, and the upcoming schedule of
events. The committee will endeavor to
present an inclusive message to breeders,
horse owners and youth groups outside
the AHS, keeping the name of the
organization out in front, and attracting
new members with our knowledge
base, activities and the quality of our
Hanoverian horses.
Motion to establish an ad hoc Education/
Marketing Committee whose initial
members would be Kate Palmquist,
Dennis Moore, Natalie DiBerardinis,
Annetta Coleman, and Nancy Connolly.
The committee to have a minimum of
five and a maximum of eight members.
Passed.
The board discussed the 70-Day Stallion
Performance Test currently ongoing at
Silver Creek Farms in Oklahoma. The
AHS will have a stallion commission
present for the final three days of judging,
November 10-12. The AHS Executive
Director is working directly with the
management of Silver Creek Farms and
the German Hanoverian Verband so that
an orderly licensing may be held on
November 13.
The board was apprised of discussions
that had taken place between the AHS and
HV regarding the way that inspections
and foal registrations are handled by both
associations in Canada. It was felt that
Hanoverian breeders and enthusiasts
in both countries would benefit from a
lowering of barriers. It was proposed that
Hanoverian-licensed stallions standing
in Canada should be activated only with
the Hannoveraner Verband upon payment of appropriate stallion dues. (There
may possibly be exceptions to this general
rule.) Likewise, Hanoverian-licensed stallions standing within the borders of the
United States would be activated only
with the AHS. This would be a primary
activation only with regard to Hanoverianlicensed stallions standing in Canada and
In the Ribbons
the United States. This primary activation,
based upon the reciprocity that exists
between the AHS and HV breeding
programs, would permit the registration of eligible foals by residents of
either country without payment of
such additional fees as the foreign sire
fee, and secondary payment of breeding dues to the other organization.
This basic service would not include
publication of Canadian-based stallions
(with a primary activation with the HV)
in either the AHS stallion book or on the
AHS website. However it would be possible for owners of Hanoverian-licensed
stallions based in Canada to pay for a
secondary activation with the AHS which
would permit publication of their horses
in the AHS stallion directory and also be
listed in the AHS’s online stallion directory.
(The AHS stallion book has a press run
of 2,200 copies and is mailed to approximately 1,700 AHS members each year.)
The fee for this AHS secondary activation
service would be $350.00 for one Canadian
stallion, and $300.00 for any additional
stallion(s) under the same ownership.
Motion to approve this proposal regarding
Hanoverian-licensed stallions standing
in the United States and Canada. Passed.
Motion that Canadians may have a nonvoting membership in the AHS for the
purpose of participating in the AHS
awards program. The fee would be $80.00
per year and would exclude the right to
register foals born in Canada with the
AHS. Passed.
The above two motions require the
approval of the Hannoveraner Verband
board and after that will go into effect
fall of 2012.
There being no further business
Mr. Schutte adjourned the meeting at
5:50 p.m. n
COURTESY CHERYL JOHNSON
Donnalja Frederika
Donnalja Frederika (Don Frederico-EM Radunja/Rosentau), owned/bred by Cheryl
and Eric Johnson, and ridden and trained by Carrie Wilson, achieved a score of 78%
from Judge Kristi Wysocki and was the winner of her Three-Year-Old Materiale class
at the Dressage By The Bay Horse Show in Traverse City, Mich. She also went on to
win the Three-Year-Old Filly class, Filly Champion, Young Horse Champion and Grand
Champion of the show. On July 18, 2011 at the Waterloo show in Grass Lake, Mich.,
Donnalja garnered a 80% from Judge Carter Bass in the Three-Year-Old Filly class.
Donnalja was also the Three-Year-Old Filly Materiale winner, Champion Filly, Champion
Young Horse and Grand Champion of the show.
F A L L 2 0 1 1
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sales list
The American Hanoverian Society’s Hanoverian Sales List is a service to AHS members. Neither the American Hanoverian Society, its Officers,
Directors, nor staff assume any liability, legal or otherwise. Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement by the AHS. Each horse
advertised must have AHS or HV papers, or an AHS Certificate of Pedigree, or have applied for same with the exception of all non-Hanoverian
mares who may be advertised if they have been inspected and accepted into the AHS breeding program. The American Hanoverian Society,
through its Board of Directors, reserves the right to accept or reject advertisements for this publication at its discretion.
MARES AND FILLIES:
LARISA LS – Grand Champion This flashy 2005
chestnut Elite Eligible AHS mare (Lörke/Trapper),
16.1 H, is a wonderful prospect for sport, breeding
or both. She was Grand Champion at the Morven
Park Breed Show, and scored up to 82% in-hand.
Larisa is out of the imported German Hanoverian
MS Treveri (Trapper-Darling), who has produced
many successful performance horses and broodmares. Larisa has three fantastic gaits, she is
forward thinking and fun to ride. Currently in
professional training and working at First Level
with the potential for much more. Well-traveled
and loves trails. Call Siobhan Byrne. Video on
website, www.qualiadressage.com. $25,000. (732)
406-9606, MD or [email protected]
or www.qualiadressage.com.
2010 Sinatra Song filly – Inspection Champ
Eye popping Sinatra Song (Sandro Hit/Pik Bube
II) filly. She was Houston Inspection Champion
2010. Out of gorgeous EM Weltbeloved. Three
godly gaits. Terrific personality. Potential for
performance mare and/or foundation broodmare. Comes from a long list of Elite/SPS mare
lines. Price negotiable to good rider/trainer or
breeder. $15,000. (318) 469-1686, LA or [email protected]
cmaaccess.com or www. cumbriafarm.com.
2005 Hanoverian mare by Regazzoni This
six-year-old Hanoverian mare is already playing
with all of the Second Level movements including
shoulder-in, haunches-in, counter-canter, and
walk-canter transitions. Her lateral work is very
easy and her gaits have good swing and are
comfortable to sit. Rita’s still developing the
engagement needed at that level, but has shown
she’s willing and able to do the work. She’s gone
to two schooling shows at Training Level, earning
scores in the mid to high 60’s and proving to be
sensible and willing to work in new environments.
Rita’s sire is the Elite Hanoverian stallion
Regazzoni (Rubinstein/Werther). Regazzoni was
the overall Champion of his Stallion Performance
Test, scoring 10’s in rideability and disposition.
He has produced 13 licensed sons and was a
successful FEI dressage competitor. Regazzoni
offspring have excelled in dressage and hunter
careers in the U.S. Balise, Rita’s dam, scored a
7.2 at her mare inspection, which included 8’s
for impulsion, elasticity and overall impression/
development. Grandsire Bordeaux comes from
the proven nick of Bolero on Grande mares. He
was a very successful FEI horses with many wins
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T H E
A M E R I C A N
H A N O V E R I A N
including the USET Festival of Champions,
Raleigh CDI-W, 1999 USDF/AHS Intermediate
Freestyle Champion and 2000 USDF/AHS
Intermediaire Champion. Rita’s a confident mare
that is very easy to work with on the ground and
is good hacking out. She does require a tactful
rider who is clear in their aids and expectations.
Rita is also approved Main Studbook with the
American Hanoverian Society and could be used
for breeding as well. Priced very competitively
for her quality, as owner needs to sell. $10,000.
(410) 658-9898, MD or [email protected]
com or www.hilltopfarminc.com.
Fancy Park xx Owners downsizing. Fancy Park,
8-year-old TB mare by Ecton Park xx/The Cool
Virginian xx. One of the highest scoring TB
mares in the Hanoverian breeding program! Said
judge Dr. Ludwig Christmann “a wonderful mare,
with presence and femininity, beautiful head,
well set riding horse neck, big frame, substance
and correctness as well as uphill, regular gaits...
an excellent example of the type of Thoroughbred
that the AHS is looking for.” Super 2011 foal by
Pablo. Her price is a reflection of the times and
economy, not of her quality. $2,000 to good home
only. (859) 987-4811, KY or [email protected]
or www.foxrunfarmky.com.
2010 Sir Donnerhall filly Saraphina is a yearling
chestnut filly by Sir Donnerhall out of EM
Grand Cervelle (Grand Cru/Wendekreis). Sara
was selected as the Top Filly of her inspection
at Lucchetti Ranch in 2010 with the judges
commenting that she has “very correct legs,”
“very balanced movement,” and that she has an
“excellent trot, very elastic, comes from behind,
and she has freedom in the shoulder.” Sir
Donnerhall is currently one of the top dressage
producing stallions in Germany. He was the
Bundeschampion and Vice World Champion as
a five-year-old and the top stallion of his licensing.
EM Grand Cervelle was the USDF Three-YearOld Materiale HOY and was the Champion of
her AHS Mare Performance Test scoring 8’s for
her walk and canter and an 8.5 for rideability.
Sara has been handled regularly, leads, has been
clipped, bathed, braided, and trailered, and will
compete in breed shows through the 2011 show
season. She is lifetime registered with USDF and
USEF. With Sara’s athleticism and excellent gaits
she will become a very competitive dressage
horse or a great addition to a breeding program!
$15,000. (916) 525-2588, CA or [email protected]
or www.bridgeporthanoverians.com.
COLTS AND GELDINGS
Ghlenlivet Ghlenlivet is a powerful 12-year-old,
16.1 H Hanoverian by Gold Luck out of a Pablo/
Weltmeyer mare. Trained through Prix St.
Georges, schooling Intermediaire I. Amazing
uphill trot and giant movement. Kind, willing
temperament. Easy to ride! Impressive show
record. Would make an excellent schoolmaster
or young rider horse. Photos/video available on
website. Call Nancy Stanton. $50,000. (440)
286-2536, OH or [email protected] or
www.sendonway.com.
Liberty Gold 2010 colt Oh so easy colt by
Liberty Gold out of Grusus/Grundstein mare,
who was trained to Prix St. Georges. Has that
fabulous Liberty Gold personality. Three
huge gaits. Beautiful to look at. Talent for the
professional and temperament for the amateur.
Price negotiable to good rider/trainer. $13,500.
(318) 469-1686, LA or [email protected]
or www. cumbriafarm.com.
Locksley I colt out of Grand Prix mare
Loverboy S is a 2011 colt by Harmony’s Locksley I
out of EM Clairvoya, who competed successfully
through Grand Prix. Loverboy is chestnut with
lots of chrome, an expressive hind end, and
a great character for the ambitious rider or
breeder. Locksley I is a younger stallion, but
distinguished himself early in his career by
placing third in his stallion testing, including
a perfect 10 for his trot, 9 for walk and canter,
and 8 for rideability. His full brother Locksley II
won the German National Championships in
2006 as a four-year-old, and Locksley I himself
has shown to Third Level with good scores.
He brings the highly desirable Londonderry
and Weltmeyer pedigree to the table, offering
refinement and energy to his progeny. Clairvoya’s
competition record is equally noteworthy – scores
to 80% at the lower levels, above 70% on the
small tour, and with national placings at Grand
Prix before her 2009 career-ending injury.
An Elite Mare with the American Hanoverian
Society, her offspring will certainly be the future
of sport, whether as breeding stock or performance horses. Video and photos available at
www.laurensprieser.com/horses/loverboy-s/.
$18,000. (540) 364-6179, VA or [email protected] or www.spriesersporthorse.com.
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