Verden. It was the seventh time that the best young Hanoverian stallions tested in 2017 were honored at the Hanoverian Private Stallion Show in Verden. Three particularly talented dressage stallions were decorated with the Weltmeyer-Prize, the Stakkato-Prize was given to three extraordinary young show jumping stallions.
The Don Juan de Hus/Benetton Dream-son Don Martillo (breeder: Axel Windeler, Verden-Walle – station: Gut Lonken, Visselhövede) outshined his competitors. The current World Champion of five-year-old dressage horses presents not only impressive performances in the dressage ring, he also completed his sport test in Verden with highest scores for all test features. Bon Coeur by Benetton Dream/Sandro Hit (breeder: Birgit Tietjen, Taaken – station: Gestüt W.M., Visselhövede) earned exceptional scores at his sport test. He is the 2015 and 2016 Vice Bundeschampion of riding horses. The third Weltmeyer-Prize went to Australia: Madonna Hedberg from Queensland had purchased the dam of the Fürstenball/Dancier-son Falihandro (station: Hengststation Ferienhof Stücker, Weeze) at the Verden Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction. The bay youngster now presented his extraordinary character and his super rideability at the 50-day-test in Adelheidsdorf seven years later.
Chacfly PS by Chacco-Blue/Sir Shutterfly (breeder: Gestüt Lewitz, Mühlen – station: Paul Schockemöhle, Mühlen) won the bronze medal at the Hanoverian Show Jumping Championships two years ago. The chestnut earned six times the dream score of 10 at his 50-day-test in Adelheidsdorf, and Paul Schockemöhle who had already bred the granddam Centara, was pleased about the Stakkato-Prize. Not to be outdone, the Celle State Stud Stallion Viscerado by Viscount/Raphael (breeder: Heinrich Hacke, Seershausen) completed his 50-day-test in Neustadt/Dosse. He was recently nominated Vice Champion of Hanoverian Show Jumping Horses. Norbert Bramlage, President of the Association of Privately Owned Hanoverian Stallions, presents Stakkato-award-winner Argento Vivo by Armitage/Vulkano (station: Norbert Bramlage, Dinklage). This young stallion was also performance tested in Neustadt/Dosse. Sire and grandsire of the athletic bay horse were successful international show jumpers. Stakkato can be found further down in the pedigree – the eponym of this prestigious award.