Dale (front left) pictured with Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Director of International Affairs, of the Hannoveraner Verband
at Annual 2YO Stallion Hanoverian Licensing from Der Hannoveraner Magazine
Stallion Licensing at the Niedersachsenhallein Verden, Germany - Walking before the Commissioners and Jumping Lane at Right
The Hanoverian's origin is the Kingdom of Hanover, now the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany. The horse breeding industry has been flourishing there for over 400 years and this has resulted in the creation of one of the most prominent breeds of riding horses on all five continents.
In 1998, the Hanoverian breed was awarded the World Breeding Championship in both Dressage and Show Jumping, a first ever for any breed and the fifth consecutive year for show jumping.
The Hanoverian is a noble, correctly proportioned warmblood horse with natural balance, impulsion and elegant, elastic movements characterized by a floating trot, a round rhythmic canter, and a ground-covering walk.
Verband hannoverscher Warmblutzuchter says that, 'There can be no
question that the Hanoverian horse represents today one of the most prominent
breeds for riding horses in the world. The stud-book comprises close to 19,000
active brood mares and 450 approved breeding stallions and covers the largest
homogeneous breeding area in Europe. In fact, Hanoverians are found in all five
Calm and level-headed, the Hanoverian keeps his cool even in difficult situations.
The Hanoverian gives himself willingly to the rider, accepting the aids and allowing himself to be rated.
Stamina, Bone, and Substance
The Hanoverian has been bred for centuries to stand up under a variety of demanding conditions and uses.1
The American Hanoverian Society (AHS) is the Registry for Hanoverians in North America, and it maintains a close relationship with the German Registry known as the Verband hannoverscher Warmblutzuechter (VhW).
As Members of the American Hanoverian Society, we are committed to adopt and adhere to the highly selective breeding standards as practiced since 1735 in the Hannover breeding area of Germany. The Society desires to encourage those standards and to develop a horse on the North American continent having the same or better characteristics.
Please view some of the results of our Masterpieces of Breeding.
šAdapted from Oklahoma State University
Hanoverian Resource Pages
www.hanoverian.org - The American Hanoverian Society
www.hannoveraner.com - The German Hanoverian Verband
http://landgestuetcelle.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=65&changelang=2 Hanoverian State Stud at Celle, Germany