Verden. In Verden, the Hannoveraner Champions of riding, dressage and jumping horses were crowned. One day after the qualifications, the young talents competed for the coveted yellow and white winner's sashes in the exciting finals in the dressage arena and the showjumping course.
The title of Hannoveraner Champion of the three-year-old mares and geldings went to the Secret/Dancier son Sedamo K (breeder: Hof Kleemeyer GbR, Sudweyhe), presented by Anne Maria Kleemann. Vice Champion was Quelindo by Quantensprung/Werlindo (breeder: Willi Schulz-Hausbrandt, Wittingen) with Jacob Schenk in the saddle. Third place went to another Secret son, So Dynamic out of a Welser dam (breeder: Sven Hörnschemeyer, Northeim). The bay was ridden by Kira Goerens-Ripphoff.
Hannoveraner Champion of the three-year-old stallions became the Bon Coeur/Fürst Nymphenburg son Bonjour (breeder: Bernhard Dodenhof, Bülstedt), who left the Verden stallion sales last year as a premium stallion for Denmark. Eva Möller was in the saddle of the strong moving black stallion. Second place went to Le Bonheur by Livaldon/Alabaster (breeder: Willi Rose, Bruchhausen-Vilsen) with Denise Christin Behr. The St. Schufro/Hofrat son St. Athletique (breeder: Friederike Peters, Ahstedt) completed the trio on the podium with Heiko Klausing.
The class leader of the 2017 vintage was the Vitalis/De Niro son Vitalos(breeder: Josef Bramlage, Sögel), skilfully presented by Leonie Richter. He was followed by the licensed and performance-tested stallionFiducioso by Foundation/Dancier (breeder: Guido Kamphorst, Meppen) with Jessica Lynn Thomas. Third place went to Fünf Sterne Royal by Fürst Romancier/Sandro Hit (breeder: Henning Schmidt, Barnstedt). The chestnut from the Warendorf State Stud was presented by Kevin Thomas.
In the class of four-year-old mares and geldings, the favourite won: Last year's winner and Bundeschampion Rock Festival by Rock Forever/Fürstenball won the title with his breeder Joline Durand in the saddle. Second place went to the Benicio/Sandro Hit daughter Bea(breeder: Iris Borchers, Verden) with Malin Weiß. The owners had already recognised the great potential of the Hannoveraner premium candidate as a foal and bought the filly at the Verden foal auction four years ago. Final Dream by Franziskus/Weltmeyer (breeder: Karin Storkamp, Ibbenbühren), brought to Verden by Kira Goerens-Ripphoff, came in third.
The first decision in the classes of the showjumping horses was made in the four-year-old class. Catch Me M by Cador/Silvio (breeder: Peter Mahler, Neuhaus/Oste) led the field with the highest score. The Hannoveraner premium candidate, ridden by Christian Temme, was already highly awarded at last year's Herwart von der Decken-Show. Two Hannoveraner were awarded the title of Vice-Champion. Cornet's Lightning by Cornet's Boy/Arpeggio (breeder: Günter Mulder, Goch), who found a new owner at the Verden stallion seles two years age, and the Lord Fauntleroy/Lordanos daughter ATC's La Rochelle (breeder: Hendrik Schäfer, Köchingen), ridden by Anja-Sabrina Heinsohn, came second with equal scores. The bay had been one of the pearls of the collection at the Verden auction only in January of this year.
In the strong class of five-year-olds, Coredo M&M by Carridam/Loredo (breeder: Pferdezucht Dr. Jacobs GbR, Bierbergen) took the title. Last year, the premium stallion and former Verden Auction horse had already won premiere of the Hannoveraner Masters for show jumpers with Alexa Stais last December. The Celle state stud stallion Diathletico by Diacontinus/Escudo (breeder: Wilfried Griesbach, Neustadt) was not far behind. The Stakkato Prize winner became Vice-Champion with Alexander Uekermann. Another stallion followed in third place: The Orlando/Check-In son Otto de la Roche (breeder: Elke and Claudia Tegtmeyer, Norderney), Vice-Champion of the previous year, was ridden by Oliver Ross and licensed for Hannover on this occasion.
After the exciting jump-off of the six-year-olds, the Diarado/Contendro son Doom SR (breeder: Gestüt Greim, Bärnau) was crowned Hannoveraner Champion. Harm Lahde was in the saddle of the licensed stallion. With his homebred Cosima by Casallco/Chacco-Blue, Harm Wiebusch finished second. The Rhineland registered Campino MR by Colestus/Clinton (breeder: Marius Rittstieg, Seeburg) and Roman Duchac took bronze. This is the third top placing for the bay stallion in the Hannoveraner Championships. Two years ago he was Champion of the four-year-olds and last year he was third of the five-year-olds.
Harm Lahde and Harm Wiebusch also had a thrilling duel in the seven-year-old class, and again Harm Lahde kept his nerve in the jump-off. He won the Hannoveraner Championships with Fipi N by For Pleasure/Grosso Z (breeder: Ratje-Friedrich Niebuhr, Schwarme) ahead of Harm Wiebusch, who rode the Messenger/Centadel son Melypso Blue PS (breeder: Lewitz Stud, Mühlen). Alexa Stais took her second place on the podium after winning the five-year-old class and finished third with Everton PJ by Embassy/Light On (breeder: Pferdezucht Dr. Jacobs GbR, Bierbergen).
Already on Wednesday, the decision was made in the six-year-old dressage horses. The Fidertanz/Sandro Hit-daughter Fleur de Vie(breeder: Dr. Cord Gaus, Großmoor) won the yellow-white sash and can call herself Hannoveraner Championesse in the future. The Hannoveraner premium prospect was presented by Leonie Bramall. The silver ribbon went to the Rhineland horse Elektra di Fonte Abeti by Franklin/De Niro (breeder: Luisa di Antonelli, Italy) with Frederico Migue Mexia de Almeida in the saddle. The bronze medal went to the former Verden auction foal Famous K by Finest/Londonderry (breeder: Martina Knetsch, Vorhop) and Leonie Richter.
Best five-year-old dressage horse was the privately-owned stallionDanciero by Dancier/Floriscount (breeder: ZG Broers und Weber, Aurich) with Eva Möller. The black stallion had been awarded the Weltmeyer Prize last year and had represented Hannover's colors at the Bundeschampionat as Hannoveraner Riding Horse Champion. He was followed by the Bon Coeur/Scolari daughter Boa Vista (breeder: Ingo Pape, Hemmoor), who was guided through the lessons by Greta Heemsoth. The dam of the Hannoveraner premium candidate is none other than the 2013 World Champion of young dressage horses, Scara Boa. Third in the five-strong starting field was the DeLorean/Stedinger son DeLaurentis (breeder: Elmadin Löcke, Tiddische), who once found his way to the stable of his current owner via the Verden stallion sales. In Verden he was ridden by Esther Maruhn.
A fortnight ago, the Hannoveraner Championships for eventing horses were held for the first time in Mechtersen. In the four-year-old class, the Chico's Boy/Ransom O'War xx son Clou (breeder: Ina von Estorff, Rosche) lived up to his name. He was the hit and became the first Hannoveraner Champion with Maria Wahler in the saddle. He was followed by two horses bred by the Spitzlei and Hohls Breeding Association, Wriedel. Bobby Balou by Balou Peggio/Sunlight xx came second with Friederike Stock. Third place went to the Diacontinus/Is Orlow xx-daughter Dia Carlotta SH, who was ridden by the breeder Dr. Stefanie Spitzlei herself.
The 2016 crop was led by Dia Divina K by Diacontinus/Ryon D'Azex AA (breeder: Dr. Susanne Kleindienst, Vienna/AUT) with Nadine Marzahl. Second place went to the Stakkato/Quidam de Revel son Sir Gustav(breeder: Nicole Nehm, Bergen), presented by Hannah Weinkopf. Third place went to Best Liqueur by Best of Gold/Likoto xx (breeder: Marion Gräbener, Wilnsdorf) and Dorothea Feld.
Peppermint Patty by Perigueux/Contendro (breeder: Diedrich Meyer, Köhlen) won the Hannoveraner Championships of six-year olds with Stephan Dubsky. Vice Champion was the Schwarzgold/Scolari-daughterSchwarzrotgold SB (breeder: Sabine Byl, Weener), masterfully presented by the breeder's daughter Wiebke Jaspers. Queridoo by Quantensprung/De Niro (breeder: Sven Kahrens, Langwedel) with Kim Heitmann completed the trio in third place.