Verden. Havanna, daughter of the thoroughbred stallion Heraldik xx, is Hannoveraner Mare of the Year. Sabine and Dr. Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff bred the grey mare born in 2001 out of a Ramiro dam. Her son fischerChipmunk FRH is European Team Champion and Vice-European Eventing Champion with Germany’s Michael Jung. Havanna's breeder was honored in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle.
Havanna was born on February 23, 2001. For many generations, the Meyer-Kulenkampff family has had the dam line of Farina in their stables. The first ancestors of this tribe came to the farm several decades ago. With the thoroughbred stallion Heraldik xx, Havanna has an eventing stallion par excellence as her sire. The dam's sire, Ramiro, is also the sire of the world-famous Ratina Z, who had been victorious in show jumping courses all over the world with Dutch Piet Raymakers and German Ludger Beerbaum. On the dam's side, there is also First Gotthard, who goes back to the Hannoveraner jumper sire legend Gotthard. So far, Havanna has given birth to twelve foals, seven of them at the place of her current owner Wolfgang Lutz in Völkersen.
Especially the mating with Contendro has been very successful. All five foals of Havanna, which were born in Behlmer by the physician, are sired by the brown jumper stallion. Wolfgang Lutz repeated this breeding another four times. Three other foals have the stallions Stakkato, Graf Top and Buckingham as sires. The son of Contendro fischerChipmunk FRH, born in 2008, is probably the best-known offspring of Havanna. Since the beginning of the year, he competes under the saddle of Germany’s Michael Jung. His successes with the World Champion and Olympic Champion earned him the title of the world's best eventing horse of the 2018/19 season in the WBFSH ranking. The eleven-year-old was formerly trained by Julia Krajewski. At the age of four, the breeder gave the gelding to her. In 2015 the pair won the Bundeschampionat for five-year-old eventing horses. In 2018 the two celebrated their greatest triumphs. With the victory of the CICO*** Aachen on their success record, they traveled to Tryon/USA for the World Championships.
Campino is another Contendro offspring of Havanna with experience in championships. The first-born foal of the grey mare placed at the German Young Rider Championships 2014 under the saddle of Rebecca Engel. With the four-year-old ChinTonic, Julia Krajewski has a full sibling of fischerChipmunk FRH in her stable, on whom she has high hopes for the future. Born in 2015 to Wolfgang Lutz, the dark brown was sold to Burkhard Wahler at the Verden foal auction. The first foal born in Völkersen is Hann.Pr.St. Spicy Girl by Stakkato. She was not only highly placed in the free jumping competition of the Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program and was also awarded in the Herwart von der Decken-Show.