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Hanover celebrates riding horse and dressage champions

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Hannoveraner Champion of six-year-old dressage horses: Manolo and Anna Mitter

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband

The first weekend in August saw the Hannoveraner Championships in Verden, when the winner’s sashes were awarded to the riding and dressage horses: Shakeela, Manolo, Deichgraf, Silent Wings, Barbor BS, Global Champion, and Faccinello.

The first championship sashes were awarded to the dressage horses when, in the five-year-old class, Shakeela (Secret x Royal Blend) and Lydia Jordan danced to victory. Breeder Wilfried Putz from Wiesentheid purchased Shakeela’s dam Red Roberta, who herself was once victorious in riding horse classes, at the Elite Auction in April 2010.
Ikonic (Ibiza x Sir Donnerhall; bred by Jochen Dittmer, Lehringen) and Kim Brüning finished second, winning the silver ribbon. Last year’s Bundeschampion of four-year-old stallions, Segantini (Secret x Ibiza), bred by Christine Feichtinger from Liechtenstein, was awarded the third-best score with rider Jessica Lynn Thomas.
The class for six-year-old dressage horses was won by Manolo (Morricone x Donnerhall; breeder ZG Stritzke and Schellin, Hamburg) and Anna Mitter, who had already won the qualifier. Already last year, the two were among the best five-year-olds at the Bundeschampionat.
They were followed on the podium by the young dressage trainer Jacob Schenk with his two finalists. The 22-year-old became vice champion with the Belantis x Sir Donnerhall son Boulevard (bred by Sven Graefe, Heiligengrabe). The grey stallion comes from the dam line of Norne, to which Fabienne Lütkemeier’s former team World and European Champion D’Agostino FRH descends. Jacob Schenk also finished third with Fontane (For Romance II x Stedinger; bred by Elmadin Löcke, Tiddische). The rider had taken a good look three years ago when, in 2019, he discovered the dark-bay at the stallion sales in the Niedersachsenhalle and rode him to the final of the Bundeschampionat last year.
Deichgraf (Diamond Hit x Abanos; breeder Jochen Meyer, Allwörden) and Stefan Aschebroich took the grand prize for seven- and eight-year-old dressage horses, which was decided with a Prix St. Georges Special. The rider had discovered the powerful liver-chestnut at the Elite Auction in October 2019... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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