Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The HHSA Committee would like to wish all their members,  friends and supporters a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

2014 has been a busy year for the HHSA committee members.  The HHSA were proud Sponsors of the Sydney CDI Young Horse Championship where Anna Sophie Fiebelkorn returned as guest rider and stayed on for some subsequent clinics.  We are pleased to report that Anna Sophie will be returning early 2015.
Christmas 2014 We have mailed out the new passports produced in Germany for all foals registered in the 2014 tour.  The feedback from HHSA members has been most favourable and we are sure the process will be even more streamlined in 2015.  As the Annual Tour is rapidly approaching,  we would encourage you to get your paperwork in promptly to assist us with tour planning.  All the paperwork you require can be found here on the website.  You can now also complete your paperwork and pay online further simplifying the registration process.  Please contact a committee member if you require more assistance.

We  must take a moment to thank our generous sponsors who supported HHSA greatly throughout the year:

Kay Sutherland from Que Sera Farm for the support of the newly formed Young Riders Subsidy scheme and the great Hanoverian merchandise available through Equistore.

Prydes Easyfeed has continued to support the HHSA through the Novice Elementary Leaderboard and with HHSA sales catalogues.  We thank you for your continued support.


Equistore Prydes EasiFeedQue Sera FarmWBFSH


Australian bred Hanoverian tops International Market

A new auction record price was set at the 2014 PSI Auction in Germany, on Sunday 7 December 2014. The 6 year old Australian bred Hanoverian, SPH Dante, set a record price selling for 2,800,000 euro to the Russian duo Elena and Sergej Knyaginichev, established clients of the PSI. SPH Dante (Welfenadel x Dormello) was bred and owned by Andrea Beatty from Saffron Stables, NSW Australia.

SPH Dante competed with great success in Australia under the guidance of his rider and trainer Rodney Martin, partner to Mathew Dowlsey. This meticulous training enabled SPH Dante to show his outstanding talent for piaffe and passage that many other SPH_Dantehorses will never achieve during their whole life. SPH Dante won the Australian Young Dressage Horse Championships as a 4, 5 and 6 year old and qualified for this year’s FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden.

The Saffron Performance Horse team produced an Australian bred Hanoverian who has stepped up to the world stage and conquered the hearts of Europe.

HHSA congratulates Andrea Beatty of Saffron Performance Horses and Rodney Martin for pushing towards their dreams and producing an ideal Dressage horse for the highest levels of the sport.


25 Benefits to your membership when you join the HHSA

25 Benefits of the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia Inc.


  1. The Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia (HHSA) is an internationally recognized Breed Society, not just a national registering body.
  2. From 2014 foals registered with the HHSA will be issued with passports created from the database of the Hannoveraner Verband in Germany.
  3. The HHSA is a member of the World Breeding Federation of SportWBFSH Horses. The WBFSH is the only international federation of studbooks for sport horses in the world and is the major connection between the breeding organisations of sport horses and the international equestrian sport (FEI).
  4. We follow ‘quality controlled’ breeding guidelines set down by the Hanoverian Verband. This ‘quality control’ makes the Hanoverian the breed of choice for many riders throughout the world.
  5. The choice of stallions available to HHSA members incorporates all licensed and performance tested Hanoverian stallions throughout the world PLUS all stallions from other Warmblood studbooks that are approved for ‘Hannover’.
  6. The HHSA allocates every registered horse with a Universal Equine Life Number (UELN). The aim of this UELN is to ensure that each horse in the world can be identified via this one unique number.
  7. The Hanoverian breed was developed more than 270 years ago.
  8. The Hannoveraner Verband has been a Breeding Society for more than 120 years.
  9. On an international level, we are one of only four Daughter Societies of the Hanoverian Verband throughout the world.
  10. The HHSA is an innovative society, continually introducing new and more progressive ways to help our members and promote our horses.
  11. We are responsive to our members needs and welcome all suggestions and comments.
  12. HHSA registered horses are eligible to compete at the World Young Horse Championships in Europe.
  13. Each year the HHSA holds an annual assessment tour for stud mares and foals around Australia with a German classifier appointed by the Hannoveraner Verband.
  14. Access to the Hannoveraner Verband statistics on stallion genetic heritability allows you to breed with knowledge.
  15. Our website and our Facebook page are a great source of knowledge plus they are constantly updated.


    We have two types of memberships. Breeder membership is for those members actively breeding and those wishing to have voting rights. Rider/supporter membership (non voting) is available to riders and generally people with non breeding stock.

    All members receive the following benefits:

  16. A monthly publication titled ‘Der Hannoverian’ issued by the Hannoveraner Verband in Germany via email (English version)
  17. The quarterly HHSA Newsletter via email
  18. Participation in HHSA events offered around Australia
  19. Eligibility for prestigious national level HHSA Awards such as Top ten foals, Champion mare, Champion Family, Premium Hanoverian Mares, Performance Mares, Dressage Horse of the Year at each level, Showjumper of the Year plus more.
  20. Recieve a  20% discount on State Stud Celle Frozen Semen from Germany
  21. Discount for clinics with visiting International Instructors and rider subsidies when available
  22. Free Stud listings on the HHSA website
  23. Promotion of horses/studs at state and national trade stands at competitions
  24. Automatic eligibility to advertise HHSA registered horses in our ‘for sale’ catalogues which are promoted on our website
  25. Access to Worldwide Hanoverian connections


Contact Us

For further information, please go to our website at

Or send us an email


You can also call one of the friendly volunteer Committee Members:

President:              Janette Lewis (0407 144 403)

Vice President:      Dean Izzard  (0412 177 818)

Secretary:               Kim Kulper (0409 852 060)

Registrar:               Rachel Whiting (0418 889 449)

New Passports pic

Passports for 2014 Foals

New Passports picFor all our breeders who foals presented on the 2014 tour, your patience is appreciated. We are pleased to report the passports for the branded or eligible for branding Hanoverian foals have left Germany on their way to Australia. The HHSA committee has spent the last 12 months merging  with the VIT European database so that HHSA foals receive internationally accepted passports.  We expect to have the passports posted out to all of our members within the next few weeks.

Attached is a collection of passports before they were packed by the Verband and sent on their way to Australia.

To everyone who has foals being born and mares being bred, best of luck from the HHSA and we hope your breeding dreams come true. If your foals are born then it is now time to prepare. We recommend you take a look around our website and start to prepare your paperwork for the 2015 tour.

Anna - Deep in thought

Anna Sophie Fiebelkorn Clinics 2014

Anna - Deep in thought

Anna – Deep in thought

In 2011, Australian dressage enthusiasts at the Sydney CDI were delighted by the classical, correct and sensitive riding style of the German Guest Rider who had come to ride and judge the finalists in the HHSA NSW Young Horse championship. (more…)


Young Rider Subsidy

The HHSA is pleased to announce that we are in a position to be able to offer a subsidy for young riders, age 25 and under, to attend training clinics. The Subsidy is a rebate of $50.00 per lesson or $100.00 per training clinic. (While funds last) Instructors must be Equestrian Australia NCAS Level 2, or above, International coach or any HHSA run clinic. (more…)

Hartmut Wilking (3)

2015 Annual Tour

Hartmut Wilking (3)We would like to introduce our 2015 classifier, Hartmut Wilking. Hartmut Wilking is very well qualified to be our tour classifier. He is a member of the executive board of the Hannoveraner Verband as well as being a successful breeder, having bred horses like Mr. Whoopie, a successful horse in international events with the New Zealand rider Duncan Macfarlane and the American lady rider Saer Coulter.

Hartmut Wilking is also a member of the studbook registration and show commission of the Hannoveraner Verband. His career as a judge and classifier has taken him on tours through Europe, the United States and Canada on behalf of the Hannoveraner Verband. During the 2015 Australian tour he will be assessing foals, mares as well as a number of stallions.

More information is available here on our website at our ‘Annual Tour Page’


2014 Stallion Service Silent Auction

Breed Your Own Hanoverian Horse! The HHSA is very pleased to offer discerning breeders and competition riders a very special opportunity to breed with some of the most exciting Hanoverian stallions imported into Australia. (more…)