Breeding News

100 Mares on the Catwalk

03-07-2009

The  the winner of the Herwart von der Decke-Prize 2007, three daughters of St.Pr.M. Carina, bred and owned by Hans-Heinrich Brüning (Photo: Werner Ernst).
The the winner of the Herwart von der Decke-Prize 2007, three daughters of St.Pr.M. Carina, bred and owned by Hans-Heinrich Brüning (Photo: Werner Ernst).
It is the second time that the Hanoverian Society will stage its Hanoverian Mare Show as “Herwart von der Decken-Show”. The best mares born in 2005 and 2006 will prelude the International Dressage and Show Jumping Festival on Wednesday, August 5. The system of the show was revised in 2007 with the change of name. It is now held every second year, featuring three- and four-year-old mares and mare families.
Jan Lüneburg and Dr. Thomas Nissen, chairman and breeding manager of the Holstein Breed Society, have announced to come and to act as guest judges. The district societies will select the mares and send 100 mares and 10 families in total to Verden.
Like two years ago, the event starts with the show jumping mares. They will not only be presented in-hand, but also over the jumps. There will also be a special division for halfbred mares, emphasizing the importance the Hanoverian Society ascribes to halfbred mares for breeding riding horse.
Special focus is of course given to the dressage mares. They will present their extraordinary type and top-class basic gaits. The mare families are meant to underline continuity in breeding. They will compete for the Herwart von der Decken-Prize.