NATIONAL TOUR 2021 It is happening!!! 2020 has shown we need to adapt to everything that COVID throws at us and this will include the 2021 National Tour. International travel is impossible but once again the Verband is assisting, however the format of our tour will be different in 2021. German classifiers will be reviewing endless videos of mares and foals.
Foals can be registered in the following methods:
If your mare is already classified then simply fill in Application for Foal Registration online and we will post out a DNA pack and marking sheet for your vet to fill in.
As above, but also video your foal so it can be judged for gold and silver awards.
Attend a venue where HHSA representatives can assist with video, taking DNA and doing markings and branding. No scores will be given on the day.
Mares can be classified in the following methods:
Follow the instructions and submit a video of your mare. Your mare will then be assessed by a classifier panel.
Attend a central venue where HHSA classifier is present and a HHSA representative is there to assist with video. Your mare will also be assessed by the classifier panel. No scores will be given on the day.
To check out the tour and video inspection guidelines, please click here.
The Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia held their AGM October 31, 2020 at Porters Plainland Hotel, Queensland, heart of breeding country, to cheer up Hanoverian breeders who have struggled through three years of drought. Attendees enjoyed a three-course meal and conversation with other breeders during the meeting. Giant baseball sized hail was warned during the AGM, and we had many breeders there such as Dr. and Mrs. Duggan from NSW, who travelled inland to the venue with their new baby in tow. Thankfully, no one suffered storm damage while attending the AGM. It was heart-warming to see younger breeders ready to step up and be willing to work in a committed group to pass on the love of the Hanoverian Horse.
Dr. Beasley discussed the problem of worms and bio-worming concepts, plus specialist equine reproductive vet, Dr. Chopin, discussed mares and problems with getting them in foal and getting the foal to full term and born. He had to field questions from top breeders, like Cheryl O’Brien, but he was prepared with excellent answers.
The Committee welcomed two new persons onto the Executive team: Sarah Walters is the new Secretary and Carla Stanford is Treasurer. Due to work constraints, Clare Muller will be supervising the new treasurer and Kim Kulper will take the place of President, giving Clare more time for her accountancy firm during the Covid-19 pandemic. Janette Lewis will continue to oversee the Australian studbook as Registrar. Kaitlin Colless will continue as Vice President. The general committee has stayed the same as last year and is made up of very interesting people. We are very fortunate that there are dedicated Hanoverian breeders willing to give their time to the society to maintain the status quo and learn new ways to create a thrifty horse economy during an economic downturn with barriers to movement.
A big dose of good luck made it possible for our National Hanoverian/Rhineland tour to go ahead and be completed. Our classifier, Dr. Ludwig Christmann arrived home in Germany to find coronavirus had taken hold and he was required to do two weeks of self isolation.
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.
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.
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.