Dressage – worldwide No. 1
The dressage horses of Hannoveraner Verband lead the worldwide ranking again in 2016. After the outstanding successes in Rio de Janeiro, the WBFSH rankings for studbooks were published one week before the Verden stallion sales. A perfect timing, as Desperados FRH by De Niro/Wolkenstein II (breeder: Herbert Schütt, Hemmoor) and his rider Kristina Bröring-Sprehe did not only contribute considerably to the triumph in the studbook ranking. The stallion is the most successful dressage horse worldwide in 2016 and started his career at the stallion sales 2003. Another Hanoverian among the top three dressage horses is Showtime FRH by Sandro Hit/Rotspon (breeder: Heinrich Wecke, Stadthagen) on third place.
Jumping – Fine Lady No. 2
Hanoverian jumper breeders enjoy tailwind. They reached repeatedly good results at the Verden auctions, and in the close competition for the top position in the WBFSH ranking things are looking better. After winning the bronze medal with Eric Lamaze, Fine Lady by Forsyth FRH/Drosselklang II (breeder: Wilhelm Leymann, Bassum) is on second place at the end of the year. With All Star by Argentinus/Alme (breeder: Horst Zöllmer, Heiligenthal), ridden by Denis Lynch, on seventh place there is another Hanoverian among the top ten. In the studbook ranking Hannover finished on fifth place. Against this background, we are looking forward to the high-carat jumping collection of the Verden stallion sales.
Eventing – top position consolidated
Top in all disciplines. Hannoveraner Verband succeeded in consolidating their top position in eventing in the WBFSH studbook ranking. As in the previous year, Hanoverians are on second place in the studbook ranking. Under New Zealander Mark Todd, Campino by Contendro/Pinkus (breeder: Hans-Jürgen Abel, Bremervörde) is the top Hanoverian this year. Andreas Dibowski’s currently most successful mount FRH Butts Avedon by Heraldik xx/Kronenkranich xx (breeder: Friedrich Butt, Bülkau) is close to his heels. More and more international top riders rely on Hanoverian event horses. Like for instance Australian Christopher Burton whose two top horses Nobilis by Nobre xx/Lemon xx (breeder: Wolfgang Badenhausen, Jesberg) – winner at Burghley – and bronze medallist of Rio de Janeiro, Santano by Sandro Hit/Brentano II (breeder: Anni Wöste, Geeste) are Hanoverians.