By Elena Zobova

The stallion and mare selection took place on March 30-31, held at the Audruvis horse facility, and attended by a large and very enthusiastic crowd. This annual event is organized by the Baltic Hanoverian Breeders’ Association (BHVŽAA), founded in 2000 at the Žagar stud farm in Lithuania, where local horses were bred and raised for decades.

Nowadays this actively expanding association unites over 70 members, cooperating with other WBFSH member studbooks from throughout Europe, including Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia.
The significant horse evaluation committee included: Gerd Folkers – a former member of the Oldenburger licensing commission in Germany, and a member of the breeding commission; Jurgen Eschn – a member of the Oldenburg-International licensing commission, and the breeding  commission (Germany); Maja Kleinberga – horse evaluation expert of the Latvian horse breeding association; and  Ramune Jasiene – horse evaluation expert (Lithuania).
The winner of the weekend was the bay KWPN son of well-known show jumping stallion Baltic VDL (Quaprice Bois Margot - Nellandra x Jus de Pomme) called Landru, out of Afilithya (Indoctro), born in the Netherlands and presented by his owner Sigitas Petraitis. Landru demonstrated a good canter and impressive jumping ability at his first appearence. Indeed, his 10-point jumping ability was certainly not due to luck, seeing that he blends the outstanding performance genes of the world famous sires Quidam de Revel, Jus de Pomme, Indoctro, and Ramiro Z...To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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