By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband and FEI/Richard Juilliart
He is a chestnut stallion who epitomises Hannover’s values like no other: the Celle state stud stallion Edward is Hannoveraner stallion of the year. Beginning his career as a dressage horse sire, he is now also in demand among showjumping breeders.
Edward’s showjumping popularity was kindled after his son King Edward won double gold at the World Championships in Herning, Denmark.
Pedigree, career, versatility, colour, heredity: there are many attributes that identify the Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year as a true Hannoveraner. The big-framed chestnut was born at Hans-Heinrich Dittmer’s place in Radbruch in 2005 as the third foal of St.Pr.St. Fabienne. Fabienne herself was once the champion mare at the show in Luhmühlen and also was awarded at the Louis Wiegels show in 2003. Her sire Fabriano is just as versatile as Edward’s sire Embassy.
Edward’s path led him straight to the Celle State Stud as a foal. He grew up at the Hunnesrück stallion rearing stud and passed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with 120.72 points in jumping and 142.93 points in dressage. Following his stallion performance test, he was licensed and moved into a stallion box in Adelheidsdorf for the first time as a four-year-old before being stationed in Ankum from 2010. Due to his dual disposition, Edward came into the spotlight right from the start and gained a fan base that breed him to jumping, predominantly dressage and half-blood mares... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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