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Hanoverian Stallion Licensing

26-10-2008

The premium Belissimo M colt sold to Blue Hors & Schockemöhle and became the auction highlight (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
The premium Belissimo M colt sold to Blue Hors & Schockemöhle and became the auction highlight (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
At the Hanoverian stallion licensing in Verden 49 of 92 stallions were licensed this year. Eight dressage stallions and six show jumpers made it into the premium ring.

For the first time ever the licensing committee did not proclaim a champion stallion but only a premium lot of the best 14 stallions.

It obviously remains unknown if this new strategy has influenced the prices at the auction or if it will have a positive influence on the breeding season in the sense that not every breeder wants to breed to the champion stallion.

Nevertheless, it opened the opportunity for the audience to judge for themselves which were their favourite stallions.
Cat. no. 62 demanded the attention already when presented on hard ground (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
Cat. no. 62 demanded the attention already when presented on hard ground (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
The premium stallions are:

Cat No. 03 - Belissimo M / Weltmeyer
Cat No. 12 - De Niro / Weltmeyer
Cat No. 23 - Florestan I / Wolkenstein II
Cat No. 35 - Lauries Crusador xx / Maurice
Cat No. 37 - Lauries Crusador xx / Rotspon
Cat No. 39 - Locksley I / Welser
Cat No. 46 - Rascalino / Londonderry
Cat No. 62 - Stedinger / De Niro
Cat No. 67 - Abke / Landsieger I
Cat No. 80 - Cornet Obelensky / Le Vainqueur
Cat No. 91 - Quite Easy I / Stakkato
Cat No. 94 - Stakkato / Embassy I
Cat No. 95 - Stakkato / Calypso II
Cat No. 101 - Ucello / Graf Top

Out of the dressage stallions the audience seemed to have three crowd favourites in the Belissimo son, the Danone fullbrother by De Niro and the Stedinger son.

Many of the Sandro Hit sons stood out as true eye-candy and without them the collection would not have been the same. However, the licensing committee remained true to their standards and only approved the one Sandro Hit son that completed a gorgeous type with three correct movements.

The premium stallion by Cornet Obolensky stood out as one of the best jumper stallions (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
The premium stallion by Cornet Obolensky stood out as one of the best jumper stallions (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
The use of thoroughbred remains a key factor in succesful breeding and despite the fact that thoroughbred sons never are as flashy movers as their competitors the licensing committee placed two sons of Lauries Crusador xx in the premium ring.

Dr. Werner Schade, head of the stallion selection committe, confirmed that many stallions sold in Germany. The Niedersachsische Landgestüt Celle acquired three and Landgestüt Moritzburg and Prussendorf both purchased one stallion. Five licensed stallions (four premiums) went to Denmark, and also Norway and Sweden bought premium stallions.