The 2019 classification tour took place in February, and wow- what a tour it was! Our Classifiers, Dr Werner Schade (Germany) and Volker Ehlers (USA) were so impressed with the quality of horses in Australia, and a record number of foals were awarded with the prestigious “Gold” award. Tour numbers were up overall from the last couple of years-it is wonderful to see the support for the Hanoverian brand and the classification process despite the challenges of drought that most breeders have been exposed to. The licensing of 2 four year old stallions on Australian soil during the tour was a historical first for Australia. We are delighted that Revelwood Stedfast (Stedinger/ Depardieu) owned by Justine Greer, and Remi Vigneron (Viscount/ Lanthan) owned by Cheryl O’Brien of Remi Stud will be eligible for their breeding licenses after meeting the performance criteria. Three older stallions were also inspected on the tour- Iresias L (Johnson/ Ferro- owner Sarah Hanslow), Braveaux (Bordeaux/ Don Primero- Owners Gina Montgomery and Lisa MacDonald) and Beluga (Balou Du Rouet/ Carismo- Owner Helen Chugg) and were also held to be eligible for admission to the studbook as fully licensed stallions after attaining the required performances in sport.
The draw is now out for our annual Championships- wishing all competitors the best of luck and a weekend of fabulous dressage!
All interested breeders, whether HHSA members or not, are invited to join us for an evening of great company and a Q & A Session with Dr Werner Schade, Breeding Manager of the Hanoveraner Verband on 19th February at Benchmark Hanoverians, 303 Tallegalla Road, Tallegalla QLD. Come along and find out what stallions are trending in Germany, what lines are working well together and what stallions you can use if you are seeking a particular trait or characteristic. Starting at 5:00pm with foal registrations and progressing to an informal dinner and Q & A at 6:00pm, we hope to see you all there!
The National Hanoverian/Rhineland Tour is being held February 16 – February 27. The dates have changed from the preliminary dates released earlier, so please check with the Registrar. Two international classifiers will fly in all directions in order to cover Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Stallion Licensing will occur in 3 States. The licensing is only possible as a Commission of 3 classifiers will come together in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to view older stallions that have achieved their performances through the sport and young stallions where their owners will be nervous about the outcome.
Your new committee for 2019 is:
⭐️President- Clare Muller
⭐️Vice President- Kaitlin Colless
⭐️Secretary- Kim Kulper
⭐️Registrar- Janette Lewis
⭐️Shadow Registrar- Dr Sabine Schmoelzl
The HHSA are pleased to be partnering with Sheridyn Ashwood from Ashwood Park Equestrian who has kindly donated a service to her imported stallion Prestige VDL. Tickets are $10.00 each and the raffle will be drawn on the Sunday 22nd July after the Brisbane CDI and the Carl Hester masterclass. The only way to purchase your tickets is through our online portal using the purchase form.
The 5th Annual running of the HHSA Young Horse Championships was held at the Gatton Indoor, QLD. This competition was open to all Horses and Ponies. It was great to see the Hanoverians winning the 4 5 & 6 yo Championship. A small band of workers helped on the day, thank you to every one of them. Special thanks must go to Anthony Reckin, Kim Kulper, Clare Muller, Janette & Kevin Lewis and Kaitlin Colless, this small band of happy workers did their best to keep smiles on everyone’s faces. Sue Crockett was our professional photographer: suecrockettphotography.com/photography.php?sec=dressage Photos are available on her website (photograph folders can be found in the sidebar). (more…)
Welcome to the HHSA 2018 YH Championships 17th & 18th February 2018 Gatton Indoor Arena.
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Entries are now open for the 2018 HHSA YH Championships.
This event will be held over 2 days at the Gatton Showgrounds in the indoor arena.
Entries via nominate.com.au: