By Jean Llewellyn
Photography: Christiane Baars
The British Hanoverian Horse Society recently concluded its series of 2022 events with its annual stallion licensing, held at Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire in partnership with the British Warmblood Breeders Studbook.
The BHHS committee was joined by Dr Ludwig Christmann of the Hannoveraner Verband alongside BHHS chair and international judge Katy Holder-Vale.
The champion stallion, for both BHHS and BWS, was awarded to Sean White’s Hanoverian Ducati (Desperados x Sir Donnerhall), bred by Johann-Hinrich Koj from Vorwerk, Germany. The colt is an elegant, beautifully modern type with a very elastic trot and canter. He was also supple and intelligent over the jumps. According to Dr. Christmann; “He stood out as the winning stallion of the entire licensing. The stallion ideally combines the advantages of both parents: Really good type and movement, long legged and compact, with a strong back, in addition very athletic and with a lot of energy that can be regulated very well.”
Ducati was purchased as a foal in Germany by Denise Mitchell of Gamblethorpe Stud and is now owned by Sean White, who said “Ducati is an absolute joy to work with at home and is a kind horse with a wonderful work ethic. I am delighted to be able to offer him to British breeders from 2023 and look forward to seeing his first crop of foals.”
The reserve champion was Wild Romantic (Wild Child - St.Pr.St. For Your Love x For Compliment), bred and owned by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud, who represents Hanoverian parentage but with an Oldenburg passport. The judges commented: “He is a very likeable, medium sized, and correct stallion, who convinced with his very good trot and walk. Equipped with the chestnut colour he is a typical hopeful from the paternal line of the legendary Weltmeyer.” Wild Romantic is a full brother to the licensed and performance-tested stallion Wild Love, also bred by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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