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Herwart von der Decken Show spotlights ‘supergirls’

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Champion dressage mare Hann.Pr.A. Ballerina with breeder Rudolf Schepergerdes (left) and owner Christoph Dust

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband

Their names are Hann.Pr.A. Donna Bella and Hann.Pr.A. Summersby and they were the best three-year-old mares in Hannover, claiming their victories during the annual Herwart von der Decken Show.

Following the free jumping and the triangular course it was clear: Hann.Pr.A. Donna Bella by Don VHP Z/Cascadello (breeder and owner: Stefan Aust, Armstorf) was announced as Hannover’s new First Lady of jumping mares. Modern and powerful at the fence, with an outstanding type – this is how the chestnut mare from a successful dam line presented herself to the judges: Paul Mais, Hergen Forkert, and breeding director Ulrich Hahne.
The reserve champion was Hann.Pr.A./Vet+ Emmy Joe vom Claashof by Emerald van het Ruytershof x Landjonker (breeder and exhibitor: Dr. Stephan Hinrichs, Welle), who embodied the type of the modern sport horse. “Hanover has always had the most beautiful types,” praised the Belgian stallion owner Paul Mais. “Now there is more and more scope added.” From among the 18 jumping mares the best half-bred mare was also awarded: Hann.Pr.A. Zambia by Zinedream x Ransom O'War xx (breeder and exhibitor: Ina von Estorff, Rosche).
A “great finish”, said Katy Holder-Vale after the presentation of the 40 dressage mares on the triangular track. Together with Matthias Klatt and Ulrich Hahne, the chairwoman of the British Hanoverian Horse Society judged the three-year-olds, who were extremely strong in movement. She had hardly stepped onto the track as the first competitor when she set hearts racing: Hann.Pr.A. Ballerina by Bon Courage x Destano (breeder: Hof Schepergerdes, Meppen, exhibitor: Christa Zumbeel-Dust, Bawinkel) thrilled with her performance and was celebrated as the champion mare of dressage... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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