This award is given to the best three year old Hanoverian mare presented for classification. It is decided on by the classifier, usually based on the highest score received.
The winner of this award has the title, Premium Mare, given before their name. The title also appears on their pedigree certificate and those of their progeny. The owners also receive an engraved crystal vase and sash to commemorate the win.
Only mares classified into the Main Stud Book are eligible for this award. Imported mares are also eligible, providing they have not previously been classified and awarded a State Premium Award in Germany.
There is no application fee for this award. All eligible mares are automatically considered for this award.