By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband
The Niedersachsenhalle in Verden was the magnificent stage for the best three-year-old mares from Hannover and the Rhineland when the Hanoverian-bred Pr.A. Romy became dressage champion mare at the 13th Herwart von der Decken Show, while Hanoverian Pr.A. Charlize was awarded the yellow-white winning sash in the class for showjumping mares.
Due to the corona pandemic, the Herwart von der Decken Show took place in the Niedersachsenhalle and not on the newly designed show ground. Besides board member Jörn Wedermann and breeding director Ulrich Hahne, the Danish horse expert Ib Kirk from Katrinelund Stud formed the judges; trio, and the excellent three-year- olds turned the auction hall into a glittering ballroom.
Like a prima ballerina Pr.A. Romy (Revolution x Belissimo M (bred and exhibited by Gestüt Greim, Bärnau), danced around the triangular course with a sure touch and was celebrated by the audience. Descending from foundation mare Sefaza, one of the most successful Hanoverian dam lines, Romy, a dark-chestnut mare, set new standards for walk in order to become sovereign dressage champion mare.
The privately owned stallion Revolution, whose career began five years ago at the same place with a spectacular appearance at the Verden licensing and stallion sales, is thus providing a highlight with a representative of his first crop.
The reserve champion mare Bon Bon (Bon Coeur x Waterford (bred by Marion Gabel, Kreuzebra, exhibited by the breeder and Eike Bewerungen, Oldenburg) left virtually no wishes unfulfilled: Impressive in expression and with a strong back, she has powerful hindquarters and modern riding-horse qualities. Since she has not yet appeared at a mare show, she can now also call herself a Hannoveraner premium candidate. A total of 53 dressage mares competed for the coveted title and, according to Ib Kird; “We were excited about the Hannoveraner dressage mares. I am not surprised that the quality was so high.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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