Lexington, KY: American Hanoverian Society (AHS) is planning an exciting educational opportunity for AHS members and all warmblood sporthorse enthusiasts; AHS University: Breeder’s Seminar 2015.
AHS University: Breed Seminar 2015 will be held March 26 – 29, 2015 in Maryland. The four-day seminar will be guided by visiting international breed expert, Dr. Ludwig Christmann of the Hanoverian Verband (HV). The Seminar consists of three days of classroom lectures and hands-on, team-taught application of assessment theory at Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD. In addition, there will be one travel day during which the participants and Dr. Christmann will travel to an equine reproduction clinic, featuring veterinary lectures, and visits to two Maryland warmblood breeding farms. This event will also include a Gala Evening reception, featuring presentations of Hanoverian stallions in-hand and under saddle, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
The AHS University: Breeder’s Seminar 2015 promises a comprehensive and immersive experience in sporthorse breeding and sporthorse assessment. Dr. Ludwig Christmann, HV’s Director of International Affairs, Development and Education will conduct the 2015 Breeder Seminar. Dr. Christmann is a long-time friend of the American Hanoverian Society and had been a frequent visitor to the United States. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the Hanoverian breed, and travels the world in support of Hanoverian breeders in many countries. Other presenters include Suzanne Quarles, AHS Executive Vice-President; Paul Loomis, Founder and CEO of Select Breeders; and David Scofield DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT.
Topics of Discussion & Activities will include:
- History of the Hanoverian horse, the breeding aim, selection and breeding rules
- Theory for evaluating horses, including description of traits, both desirable and not desirable
- Practical judging of horses in-hand, under saddle, basic gaits, free jumping, and the Mare Performance Test
- Comprehensive discussion of bloodlines, old and new
- Gala Evening with Hanoverian stallion presentations
- How to research breeding results, past performance, and pedigrees
- Veterinary lectures on best practices in frozen semen, cycle manipulation of the mare
Details and Host Hotel
The Best Western – North East Inn is located in North East, Maryland. It is conveniently situated 55 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and 45 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Transportation to the hotel or to daily sessions at Hilltop Farm are not provided, but extremely attractive car rental rates have been secured with Hertz Meeting Services (Mention code CV#022Q7135). For hotel reservations, please call 410-287-5450. Mention “American Hanoverian Society” to secure the group rate of $70/night, single or double occupancy, plus tax.
Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. The “AHS University: Breeder’s Seminar 2015” is open to all interested sporthorse enthusiasts. The seminar registration fee for AHS or Hannoveraner Verband members is $400 ($450 for non-members) until January 15, 2015. (This does not include travel and hotel expenses, which are the responsibility of attendees.) Hope to see you in Maryland in 2015!