By Jean Llewellyn (press release)
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband
Awarded as Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2022, Perigueux visibly enjoyed claiming the spotlight in Verden recently. The Celle state stud stallion Perigueux is Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year. It was the second award for the typey chestnut in the Niedersachsenhalle, nine years ago the jumper sire was awarded the Grande Prize. This is another great recognition for the breeder Dr. Karl-Otto Jacobs, who is used to success.
Perigueux (Perpignon x Stakkato) was born on March 11, 2002 to Dr. Karl-Otto Jacobs in Bierbergen. After being reared at the Hunnesrück stallion breeding stud, the chestnut from the dam line of Jedraza passed his 300-day performance test in Adelheidsdorf. Awarded top scores, he came second in the test with 131.93 points in the jumping index. After his licensing in Verden in February 2006, his breeding career was initially marked out by remaining at the State Stud in Celle.
Perigueux was first ridden by Joachim Winter, with whom he finished fifth in the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships in 2007. The next step on the career ladder came with the change of rider to Eva Bitter in 2009. Already in February 2010, their first successes in advanced ‘S’ level were achieved, followed by numerous top international placings up to 1m60 as well as a German Championship title. According to Bitter; “Perigueux lives from his attitude. He tries to do the right thing every day. Good in handling, but alert when it counts – a real fighting spirit.” The chestnut did not return to the State Stud Celle after finishing his sport career, but spends his retirement with his rider in Bad Essen.
Perigueux is not only convincing himself in international sport, as he passes on his outstanding type and his technique over the jumps to his offspring. At the European Championships in Riesenbeck, his son Equine America Papa Roach finished ninth with Victoria Gulliksen, the best individual result for Norway in the history of the Championships.
Hans-Dieter Dreher also celebrated numerous international successes with Prinz and, currently, Policeman with Omer Karaeavli, Prieure with Marco Kutscher, and Primus vom Neumühler Hof with David Will can be found at the top of results lists. In addition, there is Palina de l'Escaut, Pembroke, Pandora, Peter Pan, and Paul Walker who are causing international sensations over 1m50 courses... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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