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Impressive vintage

A grandiose vintage impressed at the Herwart von der Decken-Show in Verden. "Congratulations to the Hanoverian breeders on such top mares", guest judge Johan Knapp from The Netherlands said. The dressage champion mare was Hann.Pr.A. Vanity Fair. Best jumping mare became Hann.Pr.A. FS Darcos Diva. Hann.Pr.A. Belle Nobless was awarded as best halfbred mare.


At the Herwart von der Decken-Show, 18 three-year-olds with jumping genes in their pedigrees competed. 49 mares had most valuable dressage blood lines. Hann.Pr.A. FS Darcos Diva v. Darco de Revel/Cassini Boy Junior (breeder and exhibitor: Hengststation Ferienhof Stücker, Weeze) was the best show jumping mare. The expressive bay impressed not only with her boundless ability over the jump, but also on the triangular course. "She could also have competed in the group of dressage mares," Dr. Werner Schade, breeding and business manager of the Hannoveraner Verband said. Reserve Champion Mare was the Cornet Obolensky/Lordanos daughter Hann.Pr.A. Casablanca (breeder and exhibitor: Heinrich Ramsbrock, Menslage), who was hardly inferior to her predecessor. Judge Johan Knaap commented on Hanover's show jumper breeding: "All mares showed great overview and quick reflexes. We have seen many different international bloodlines in the pedigrees. This is very important for the future!"


Among the dressage mares Hann.Pr.A Vanity Fair by Vivaldi/Sandro Hit (breeder: ZG Wencek, Moers, exhibitor: Rhenania Pferde Andrea Klüfers, Alpen) was crowned the winner. Unbeatable in type and impression, she enthused with spectacular movements. Celebrated Reserve Champion Mare on the top-class final ring was the Fürstenball/Farewell III daughter Hann.Pr.A. Feingefühl (breeder and exhibitor: Gaby Heye-Hammerlage, Belm). Flawless in conformation and a modern dressage horse from crown to sole, she received her sash. "We have seen the top of the top today," Johan Knaap said. "It is impressive that many breeders still own the mares. You can be very happy if these mares go into breeding."


Three halfbred mares competed at the Herwart von der Decken-Show. "Compliments to Hanover for the use of thoroughbred stallions," Johan Knaap said. "This is an investment in future generations." Hann.Pr.A. Belle Nobless by Bonaparte N AA/Vulkano (breeder and exhibitor: Heide and Helmut Peters, Hammah) was honoured as the best halfbred mare, who had already proven her outstanding quality within the class oft he jumping mares.


The Herwart von der Decken-Show was the impressive prelude to "Verden International". The next five days will be dedicated to sport. In addition to the Hanoverian Championships for riding, dressage and show jumping horses, equestrian sport up to advanced level is offered on an international level. Another highlight is the Verden auction of foals and broodmares. On Augut 3 and 4, buyers can already secure tomorrow's top young talents today.


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Champion mare dressage Hann.Pr.A. Vanity Fair (Photo: Hannoveraner Verband)



Best halfbred mare Hann.Pr.A. Belle Nobless (Photo: Hannoveraner Verband)Champion mare jumping Hann.Pr.A. FS Darcos Diva (Photo: Hannoveraner Verband)