Dear Hanoverian and Rhineland breeders,
The current situation around the coronavirus changes almost daily. As things stand today, public events are forbidden in Lower Saxony up to and including 19 April. Many borders have been closed and international travel is restricted. The virus also affects the Hannoveraner Verband. We hope, however, that we will be able to hold our mare shows, performance tests, and registration trips from late spring onwards, but due to the Corona Pandemic, there may be postponements or even cancellations, which are not yet foreseeable. We will keep you informed about this.
Our office is currently working at "half power" in order to hopefully get through this crisis-ridden period without having to close down completely. Should there be delays in reaching individual employees or in answering e-mails, we ask for your understanding. More information on the current situation can be found in this newsletter and updated on our homepage www.hannoveraner.com.
We wish you and your horses all the best for the foaling and breeding season. Keep well!
Anne Kollberg Dr. Ludwig Christmann
President Director department
Hannoveraner International breeding in foreign countries
Current-year members can download the pdf-file of the latest issue of the English version of our members’ magazine DER HANNOVERANER at the following link.
Hannoveraner Verband – Events in April and May.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the Hannoveraner Verband has canceled all events that were supposed to take place until April 30th. Canceled were:
Free jumping competition for three and four-year-olds from the Jumper Breeding Program (April 1st)
Verden auction for riding horses (April 18th). Subject to further developments and in great hope that the situation will ease, we would therefore like to plan to auction the riding horses from the April collection on Saturday, 30 May 2020. A foal auction is planned for this day in Verden. We would then add the riding horses from the April collection to the collection of foals. The delivery of the riding horses take place in Verden on May 18th.
Stallion performance tests - Pragmatic solution for the registration in the stallion book I after the cancellation of sport tests.
Due to the cancellation of the planned suitability tests in spring and some of the sport tests, numerous stallions cannot meet the requirements for being entered in the Stallion Book I as required by the breeding programs. In order to still be able to grant them a breeding license for the 2020 season, the Board of the Hanoverian Verband has passed the following resolutions.
- Preliminary entry of three-year-old licensed stallions without a 14-day test in the Stallion Book I.
- Preliminary entry of four-year-old licensed stallions with a 14-day test without sport test I in the Stallion Book I.
- Preliminary entry of five-year old licensed stallions with a 14-day test and sport test I without sport test II in the Stallion Book I.
These decisions only refer to the registration this year. For the 2021 breeding season, the performance record missed this spring must therefore be made up for.
Notification of birth and covering certificates via MeinHannoveraner
Many breeders already use MeinHannoveraner as a new service of the Hannoveraner Verband. MeinHannoveraner gives you the opportunity to check your personal data and the data of your horses, which are registered with the Hannoveraner Verband, and in some cases even to maintain them.
You can access MeinHannoveraner via the homepage www.hannoveraner.com. MeinHannoveraner currently offers you the following options:
- You can report the birth of your foals
- View the coverings of your broodmares
- Printing and/or emailing of covering certificates for your broodmares
- You will get an overview of all mares and foals registered for you.
- The registration of your broodmares
- You can register horses for certain events
- You will receive studbook excerpts of your registered horses as well as linear profiles, if any have been created for your horses.
- You get access to our portal Dam Line
Further functions will be added continuously. With the possibilities offered by this new portal, it is no longer necessary for us to send you forms to report the birth of the foals you expect in 2019 by post. You can check yourself in MeinHannoveraner which coverings or inseminations have been reported to us and you can report the births of your foals via MeinHannoveraner.
Please do not hesitate to contact Tanja Coors at if you have any questions.
Has your premium mare candidate met all the requirements?
Every breeder is delighted if his/her mare is awarded the title of state premium candidate. However, please keep in mind that certain conditions are attached to this award, i.e. the passing of a mare performance test, the veterinary examination for roaring and the use for breeding. After meeting all of these requirements within set time limits, an annual premium will be paid for a fixed period of time. Here too, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Inspection tour in South Africa cancelled
The registration trip through South Africa as of 22 April has been cancelled due to the Corona virus. We will inform the breeders who have already registered horses for this tour about the further procedure.
Successful registration tour in Australia
In mid-March, the registration tour of the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia came to an end. As a representative of the German Hannoveraner Verband, Dr. Ludwig Christmann took part. Almost 100 foals, some of them yearlings, were registered for the Hanoverian or the Rhineland Stud Book, 21 foals were awarded a gold medal. A good 50 mares were evaluated in the course of a studbook registration, 11 of them were awarded as premium mares. 13 mares were presented in a mare performance test, one stallion was licensed. In various categories, the HHSA presents awards for outstanding mares and foals. You can read more about this in the attached overview and on the Facebook pages of Hannoveraner International -https://www.facebook.com/hannoveranerinternational/- and the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia - https://www.facebook.com/HanoverianHorseSocietyAustralia/
Dante Quando approved in Australia
The Oldenburg black stallion Dante Quando by Dante Weltino/Fidertanz was approved for Hanoverian and Rhineland sport horse breeding in Australia. The six-year-old stallion was the 2018 Bundeschampion of four-year-old stallions and his third dam, Schickeria by Akzent II, produced the internationally successful Grand Prix stallion Quando Quando by Quattro. Dante Quando is owned by Ellanbrae Park Stud in Victoria, where he will also be available to breeders.
British Hanoverian Horse Society
Because of the corona crisis, the British Hanoverian Horse Society held their annual general meeting on 29 March by video conference. President Katy Holder-Vale was looking back to a successful year 2019. Studbook manager Kate Eaton reported that more than 200 Hanoverian or Rhineland foals were registered including some yearlings. Judith Davies from Hawtins Stud, Gloucestershire, was elected as new vice chairperson. New members of the committee are James Coombs-Gyde, Warwickshire, and Andrea Kane, Northamptonshire. Nicole Nelson, Tramontana Stud, Berkshire, Sandra Tinker, Fosshey Hanoverian Stud, Cheshire and Sarah Maskell, Wheatley Wood Stud, Essex, were elected as new directors.
Grande Prize for Foundation
Foundation by Fidertanz/De Vito (breeder: Gerd Pigge, Lastrup/GER) has been awarded the Grande Prize. The stallion is based at Gestüt Schafhof in Kronberg and belongs to the German Nations Cup team with Matthias Alexander Rath.
Since 2009, the Grande Prize has been awarded every year to a stallion who is in the important age group of ten to twelve years. At this time the first reliable information about his hereditary performance is available, as the oldest offspring of a stallion can be judged under rider at this time. The naming of the stallion is intended to honour the hereditary performance of the prepotent stallion Grande. The previous winners of the Grande Prize can be found here [More]
Sport tests for stallions in Verden
Fusionist by Franklin/Ehrentanz (breeder: Gestüt Greim, Bärnau) triumphed at the dressage part I sport test from March 6 - 8 in Verden. The stallion is jointly owned by the State Stud Celle and the Pape Stallion Station and finished the test with a final score of 8.88. Other stallions that were approved for Hanover with very good results were the Westphalian Bon Vivaldi by Benicio/Vivaldi (final score 8.84; station: Ahlers Stallion Station) and the Oldenburg Laudate Dominum by Lord Leatherdale/Fürst Fugger (final score; 8.55). Vaderland by Vitalis/Krack Csowie (station: Mathieu Beckmann) followed with a very good final score of 8.48. Last year's Vice Bundeschampion Bon Courage by Bon Coeur/Vivaldi (breeder: Christine Feichtinger, Vaduz/LIE) was not in the best form but finished the test with the still good final score of 8.08. The sympathetic dark chestnut is stationed at Gestüt W.M.
In the dressage test part II, the Rhinelander Escamillo by Escolar/Rohdiamant (breeder: Dr. Carolin Langhorst, Ratingen) impressed with the best final score of 9.36. The premium stallion convinced with much rhythm and elasticity. The second-highest final score of 9.24 was achieved by Dancier Gold by Dancier/Weltmeyer (breeder: Georg Strübig, Vienenburg; station: Sprehe Stud). His high rideability score of 9.6 was only exceeded by the maximum score of 10 for the KWPN stallion Kane by Dreamboy/Krack C, who is available to Hanoverian and Rhineland breeders at Lövsta Stud in Sweden.
In the sport test jumping part I one week later, Cornet's Edition by Cornet Obolensky/Clapton from the Verden 2018 licensing (breeder: Heinrich Niemeyer, Petershagen), who is stationed at the Moritzburg State Stud, took the top spot with a final score of 8.83. He was followed by the Oldenburg stallion Monte Kahlo by Monte Bellini/Le Cou Cou Cou (final score 8.72) who was licensed for Hanover at the sport test. The KWPN stallion Condoctro by Cornet Obolensky/C-Indoctro (final score: 8.56; station: Sprehe Stud) and the Holstein Stakkato Gold/Carthago son, Shot Gun (8.56), also belonged to the top group.
The Holstein Verband stallion Crack by Cornet Obolensky/Candillo, who was licensed for Hanover, dominated part II of the sport test jumping with a final score of 9.25. Other stallions with very good scores: Benthen's Balou by Balou du Rouet/Silvio (final score: 8.69; station: Station Schmidt, Neu Benthen), Come Fly With Me VA by Comme il faut/Carrico with 8.66, Abraxas by Araldik/Now Or Never (b.:Manfred Schäfer, Köchingen, Station: Fohlenhof Stud, Hassloch) with the final score 8.61 and from Sprehe Stud Cornet de Semilly by Cornet Obolensky/Diamant de Semilly with 8.60. You will find all the results at www.hengstleistungspruefung.de.
Hannoveraner Yearbook of Stallions 2020
There are innovations in the Hanoverian Yearbook of Stallions. The new breeding value of the German Equestrian Federation, "Highest level achieved", will be published for all breeding valued stallions. In addition, there are several current and much sought-after stallions for which breeding values were calculated for the first time. Examples: Bon Coeur, For Romance, Finest or Millennium.
The Hanoverian Yearbook of Stallions 2020 can be ordered at a price of 25.00 Euro plus postage from the Hannoveraner Verband, Mrs. Mindermann, .