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Hannoveraner Riding Horse Championships

In the blazing heat of the Verden dressage arena, Hannover's best three and four year olds were crowned. Riding horse champion of the three-year-old stallions became Va'Pensiero. The title in the mares and geldings went to Rock Festival. Danciero led the class of four-year-old stallions, while Tom Jones KR won in the class of mares and geldings.


The three year old stallions had a neck-and-neck race. Va'Pensiero by Vitalis/Fürstenball (breeder: Zuchthof Düvel, Katlenburg-Lindau) collected scores of 9.0 and better throughout and was awarded for this great performance with the yellow and white winning sash. In the saddle of the impressive stallion was rider Hannah Laser. Only one tenth of a point behind came  the son of Revolution/Belstaff, Rockabye (breeder: Sally Hjort Schultz, Bolderslev/DEN). With his rider Sina Aringer, the bay achieved the highest score of the day, 10, for his canter. Third place went to the tipey Fontane by For Romance II/Stedinger (breeder: Elmadin Lücke, Tiddische) with rider Jacob Schenk. The young rider and trainer had discovered the dark bay stallion in Verden at last year‘s stallion sales.


The son of Rock Forever/Fürstenball, Rock Festival (breeder: Joline Durand, Hörstel), won the Hannoveraner Championships ov three-year old mares and geldings with great ease. Breeder Joline Durand took the opportunity to present her powerful and athletic bay in the Verden dressage ring herself. Vice champion became Bond Street by Bon Coeur/Don Index (breeder: Harry Heitmann, Kreepen), who was born less than ten kilometres from the show ground. The big framed chestnut, who impressed with his impressive canter, was ridden by Friederike Tebbel. Leno B by Livaldon/Freudenfest  (breeder: Heinrich Bielmann, Burgdorf) completed the podium with Anja Kreitel-Haberhauffe in third place.


He does it again: Danciero by Dancier/Floriscount (breeder: ZG Broers and Weber, Aurich) collected top scores with rider Eva Möller and became Champion of four-year-old stallions. He thus repeated his previous year's victory in the three-year-old class. The expressive black stallion received an even 10 for his canter and training. Vice champion became Bon Courage by Bon Coeur/Vivaldi (breeder: Dr. Christine Feichtinger, Vaduz/LIE). The reigning Vice Bundeschampion was perfectly presented by Jessica Lynn Thomas. The third placed Rod Laver by Rock Forever/Fidertanz (breeder: Simone and Thomas Visser, Dentlein), who shared bronze with Bon Courage last year, followed with rider Lena Stegemann closely behind.


The most striking appearance in the class of four-year-old mares and geldings and new Hannoveraner Champion is Tom Jones KR by Tomahawk/Donnerhall (breeder: Dr. Ulrich Kriebel, Bienenbüttel). The bay, who is equipped with a tremendous canter and whose dam Dorata K once represented Hannover‘s colours at the Bundeschampionat, was shown by Nicole Vater. Just nuances behind him, Flintstone by Fürst Romancier/Angard (breeder: Kathrin Schuchardt, Ahnatal) won the silver ribbon. The bay was part of the dressage collection at the Elite Auction last October. Louise Noergaard Jesen was in the saddle. Bronze was awarded twice. Fayola Dream by Floriscount/Sirtaki (breeder: Mara-Maria Trainins, Betzhorn) with rider Silvia Busch-Kuffner and Donnovan M by Dancier/Londonderry (breeder: Dagmar Meyer, Edemissen) with rider Sascha Böhnke came third with the same score.


Further information and the complete results:


Four Hanoverian Sporthorse Champions

Credit: Hanoverian Breeding Association/Tammo Ernst