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Hanoverian mare of the year: Prototype of a showjumper

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St.Pr.St. Coletha with Simon Riquiere from Hunters Studfarm, Melanie Kosse, and Egon Schröder.

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband

The setting was perfect: Between the final of the Hannoveraner Showjumping Masters and the sales of showjumping stallions, when St.Pr.St. Coletha (Contendro I [Holst] - Sintha [Hann] x Singular Joter I [Holst]) was awarded as the Hanoverian mare of the year for 2022.

Coletha has not only been successful herself in the showjumping ring, but has produced four international showjumpers with Scenletha (2010), Hunter's Scendro (2007), Scendro II/aka Scendro II van de Hunters (2012), and Scenndrinne (2013) – all by Hanoverian stallion Scendix (Stakkato x Dinar)
This dark-bay mare with a strong heredity comes from the breeding of Egon Schröder, Hittbergen. When she was six years old, she went to the stables of Ludwig Lemenu, who has been passionately breeding Hannoverians at his Hunter Studfarm in Belgium for many years.
St.Pr.St. Coletha is the prototype of a jumper mare: From a valuable dam line, she was successful in sport herself and passes on her outstanding talents to her sons and daughters. Ludwig Lemenu had spared neither effort nor expense to be able to present her at the festive tribute in the Niedersachsenhalle. She travelled from Italy, where she is currently based for embryo collection by ICSI. Visibly moved, her breeder, who celebrated his 83rd birthday a few days ago, recieved the certificate and the well-funded cheque from the R+V/VTV insurance company.
Born on March 17, 2002, St.Pr.St. Coletha is out of the dam line of Aigrette, and started her career by winning her class at the mare show in Hohnstorf. In the following years, the Contendro x Singular Joter daughter showed her outstanding disposition with the dream score of 10 for free jumping at the mare performance test, placing fourth and second at the free jumping competitions of the Hannoveraner Jumper Breeding Programme, as well as six victories in classes for young showjumpers. It should be said that her talent was in-born as her dam, St.Pr.St. Sintha, was herself successful in advanced level jumping tests.
The Stakkato x Dinar son Scendix (breeder: Gudrun Wenzel, Bad Gandersheim) proved to be the ideal partner for St.Pr.St. Coletha. He was available to the breeders for the first time in 2006 and it was through him Egon Schröder and Ludwig Lemenu came into contact as the bay stallion belonged to the Hunter Studfarm in Belgium. He later made a competition name for himself as the winner of the prestigious Sires of the World jumping competition in Zangersheide and achieved several 1m50 placings... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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