Hannover's best three-year-old mares will be presented at the Herwart von der Decken-Show on August 6. Photo: Hanoverian Verband

Mare power will be the order of the day when the best three-year olds from Hannover and the Rhineland compete at the Herwart von der Decken-Show on Thursday, August 6th, presenting a total of 75 mares entered by the district associations. The kick-off at the facility on Lindhooper Straße will be the spectacular free jumping under the open sky starting at 9.30 am CET. At 1.15 p.m. CET the first dressage mare will then enter the triangle.

The trio of judges will score the quality of movement, jumping ability, and conformation of the exquisite candidates for the coveted white-yellow sashes. In addition to Hartmut Wilking, vice chairman of the Hannoveraner Verband, and Breeding Director Ulrich Hahne, the renowned Danish horse expert and stallion owner, Ib Kirk from Katrinelund Stud, will be the third member of the commission.

Despite Covid-19, the district associations have ensured that the best of the 2017 vintage will compete in Verden, although the traditional mare shows were cancelled. Instead, mare performance tests were held throughout the entire breeding area, for which a special hygiene concept was established. This was very well received by the breeders, especially because the best mares received the Hannoveraner premium.

The number of visitors in Verden will be limited, although he Herwart von der Decken Show will be live-streamed from 9.30 a.m. CET around thee world.

Further information: www.hannoveraner.com