Verden, Germany (March 9, 2014): Once a year, the three-year-old and four-year-old youngsters out of the Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program have their first public presentation in the Niedersachsenhalle in Verden. The four-year-olds demonstrated their talent in January, with the three-year-olds competing in March. The judges, Andreas Knippling and Peter Broka, gave the Championship honors to a bay Quaid-Salito colt bred by Helmut Habermann, Uetze. This talented jumper, owned by Landgestüt Celle, earned the highest score of the day: 27.7 points. He was raised at Celle's Stallion Raising Farm Hunnesrück . “We saw fantastic three-year-old horses. I am impressed,” said Andreas Knippling, an internationally successful show jumping rider. This is high praise from a man who won the Masters at Monaco in 2004, the Grand Prix of Redefin in 2004 & 2005, finished third in the Grand Prix of Hannover in 2007 and was sixth in the Grand Prix of Aachen in 2009.
See his ride over the challenging course at Aachen on You Tube:
Sixty nine four-year-olds competing were split into four divisions. The first division leader was Quintus, another son of Quaid, bred and owned by Heinrich Bremer, Noepke, with 25.6 points. The second division was dominated by the licensed stallion, Chereon (Clinton-Eklatant), bred and owned by Zuchthof Duevel, Katlenburg, with a final score of 26.6 points. The Quaid/Salito colt who became the overall champion won the third division and the talented mare, Cadonia (Cador-Fabriano), bred and owned by Jan Crome-Sperling, Lutter a. Bbg.) took first place in the fourth division with a score that tied Chereon's of 26.6 points.
The exhibitor of the best three-year-old horse was rewarded with a free breeding to a show jumping stallion of the Schockemöhle Stallion Station in Mühlen, Germanz. The station has been a committed supporter of the Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program for many years. VGH Insurance Company also sponsored the event that has become a favorite with Hanoverian enthusiasts from around the world.