After 37 years of service to the Hannoveraner Verband, it is now time for me to take a step back. From June 1, I will be available to the Hannoveraner Verband on a part-time basis. This is a first step towards retirement, which will then begin on January 1, 2022. One focus of my activities in the next few months will be out of office duties, including various registration trips. So it is still too early to say goodbye, even though I am now withdrawing from the day-to-day business. So the Hannoveraner International team will now be reorganized. Maren Schlender, whom many of you know and appreciate, will take over the lead. A proven pillar in the studbook is Tanja Coors, who will continue to work for you. Juliana Küspert has been a staff member since last year and has already adapted very well to her tasks. In the future, this will also include the creation of this newsletter. As of July 1, the team will be completed by Bo Eitenmüller, who is currently still working in the auction department. Among other things, he will be trained on several registration trips in the second half of the year and will thus have the opportunity to meet many of our international breeders. Hannoveraner International is therefore getting younger and remains highly committed and motivated - a team in which you may continue to have trust in the future.
I wish you a successful breeding season 2021 with healthy and quality Hannoveraner and Rhineland foals and look forward to seeing many of you again or meeting new ones during the year.
Dr. Ludwig Christmann
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.
Notification of birth and covering certificates via MeinHannoveraner
Many breeders already use MeinHannoveraner as a 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
With the possibilities offered by this portal, it is no longer necessary for us to send you forms to report the birth of the foals you expect 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.
Innovation: You would like to start with your breeding and you don't have a breeding certificate yet? If your mare is not yet registered with us, we will be happy to issue you a blank breeding certificate. You can order this online at https://en.hannoveraner.com/hannoveraner-zucht/deckscheine/.
Registration Trips 2021
We continue to be optimistic and plan our registration trips.
On June 11 in Lygne and on June 12 in Grindsted there will be an event with foal registration, foal selection for our online auctions, studbook inspection and riding horse selection for our auctions.
On July 12, the registration tour starts in France and Luxembourg, from July 16, the registration tour takes place in Poland. The registration tour in the Czech Republic and Austria starts on August 9 and ends with the Hannoveraner Tag in Gerasdorf near Vienna on August 15. The current schedule can be found at https://en.hannoveraner.com/hanoverian-breeding/.
Verdener Auction Online - Foals
After an exciting bid up, the Vitalis son Versaille was sold to Spain for 40,500 Euros. Regular customers from Spain and Denmark fought it out for the coveted top foal Versaille by Vitalis/Don Romantic (breeder and exhibitor: Gerda Stein, Großheide). Thus he was the top price of the 3rd edition of the Verden Foal Spring. The result is impressive. An average of 11,100 Euros was paid for the 25 representatives of the 2021 vintage.
Duke of Britain FRH
The 2007-born, Grand Prix successful Duke of Britain by Dimaggio/Rubinstein was ennobled with the name suffix FRH. He was bred in Great Britain by Sarah and Tony Pidgley. He has been shown highly successfully in international dressage by Frederic Wandres (Germany) for several years. He was ranked 10th in the FEI world rankings at the end of 2020.
The award comes from the Association for the Promotion of Equestrian Sport on Hanoverian Horses. Among the measures by which this association fulfills its statutory purpose is the marking of successful Hanoverians as well as particularly promising talents with the name suffix FRH. Duke of Britain is the first horse registered by a Hanoverian daughter society to receive this distinction.
14-day test Schlieckau
At the beginning of May, the 14-day performance test started in Schlieckau. The superior winner among the jumping stallions was Zinedream/Quiz son Zavattini. The chestnut from the North Rhine-Westphalian State Stud scored a total weighted score of 8.48 and a final jumping score of 9.43 and was afterwards licensed by the Hannoveraner Verband. Also among the best was Galileo Gold with a final jumping score of 8.35. The premium stallion by Grey Top/Stolzenberg from last year's licensing in Verden was bred by Peter Wisch, Otterndorf, and is available to breeders through the North Rhine-Westphalian State Stud.
The highest final dressage score was achieved by an as yet unnamed son of Sir-Heinrich/Real Diamond with 8.63.
Vivino by Vivaldi/Dancier (breeder: Ulrike Buurman, Greifenstein), a stallion worth millions, has a new owner. Helgstrand Dressage reports that the 2016-born Weltmeyer prize winner, who fetched a record price of 2,010,000 euros at the stallion licensing, has been sold to Spanish Grand Prix rider Alejandro Asencio Mendez.
In New Zealand, the Rhineland gelding Vom Feinsten by Fidermark/Weltmeyer (breeder: Rudi Henn, Kesternich) has been retired from the sport after winning the Grand Prix at "Dressage by the Lake" in Takapoto. The 18-year-old chestnut has set numerous records with Julie Brougham and traveled to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The gelding's last international appearance was at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA.
With Rubin Al Asad by Rubin-Royal/Wanderbursch II (breeder: Hans-Hermann Wiemer, Ovelgönne), another successful Grand Prix horse was retired from sport. Born in 2002, the bay was auctioned off as a foal in Verden and was successful up to advanced level with Helen Langehanenberg before being sold to the Bechtholsheimer family in Great Britain. With Lara Butler, Rubin Al Asad celebrated several international victories and top placings. In 2018, they celebrated the British Grand Prix Championship. "He was my first Grand Prix horse. He taught me to never give up," says Lara Butler.
Breed Orientation Course 2021
One has to be optimistic these days. Therefore, pending the development of the Covid 19 pandemic we plan for a Breed Orientation Course in 2021. We have scheduled it from October 30 until November 6 in connection with the stallion licensing for dressage stallions. This course has become iconic. It is an in-depth learning experience, offering lectures on bloodlines in Hanover and on the Hanoverian breeding program. It includes the practical judging of horses, visits to the State Stud at Celle, to the stallion performance testing station at Adelheidsdorf, and to other studs and breeders’ farms. A very special highlight is the Hanoverian stallion licensing on the final three days of the course. As the number of participants is limited, applications will be accepted on a first-come basis.
Hannoveraner Yearbook of Stallions 2021
Also this year there are innovations in the Hannoveraner Yearbook of Stallions. In the progeny information of a stallion, the test class S is shown in a more differentiated way. So you can see which show jumpers are successful in 1.40 meter or 1.60 meter tests, whether dressage offspring are successful in S* or at Grand Prix level. The number of offspring of a stallion is divided into three age classes This makes it easier to interpret offspring performance in sport, among other things. In the breeding value estimation section, another breeding value is added, namely that for height. After all, the question of how tall the offspring of a stallion is is important for every mating decision.