British Hanoverian Horse Society Annual Show 2018

The busy summer show season for the British Hanoverian Horse Society (BHHS) was concluded on the last week of September with the 2018 Annual Show at Keysoe.

The BHHS Committee was joined by Dr Schade from the Hannoveraner Verband for what was a very successful event.

The Rhineland mare Sezuki (Sezuan x Sherlock Holmes x Consul), bred by Christian Heinrich owned by Sandy Senior of Glossoms Stud, was named as this year’s Supreme Champion.

The show, which was held at the College Equestrian Centre at Keysoe ran for two days from Thursday 27th to Friday 28th September 2018 and saw a large number of entries from across the UK

The weekend started with the presentation of stallions for licensing, followed by a Mare Performance Test. 

The BHHS are pleased to announce Grand Designs (Grand Galaxy x Florencio x Sao Paulo), bred by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud and now owned by Sylvia Tainton was licensed.

The mare, Sezuki was awarded Premium Candidate Status following the Mare Performance Test and achieving a 1A in the 4 Year Old Class.

The Gelding/Part Bred Championship was awarded to Dawn Boyles Don Rafiki who was bred by Sandra Tinker of Fosshey Hanoverian Stud with reserve going to My Booze Cruise owned by Susan Simmons and handled by Kerry Schofield.   Our Youngstock Champion award went to Sandy Senior’s Dea Fortuna GF (Dimaggio x Biotop). 

Following our Regional Shows and the Elite Foal Tour across the UK during the Summer, some of the qualified foals were presented at Keysoe in the Foal Championship.  Our Champion Foal, sponsored by Elite Foals, was Lindsey Roberts Saskatoon WD (San Amour x Don Frederico x Weltmeyer). 

2018 has seen the introduction of the Mare of the Year Award and was awarded to Headmore Stud’s Rubinsteena.  Rubinsteena, who passed away only a few weeks ago, left behind a huge dressage dynasty, with her offspring winning across all levels.  The mare who is by Rubinstein out of a Donnerhall mare was bred by Bianca Holsten-Burfeind.

During the mare classes Woodlander Stud presented Dorrnroschen (Dimaggio x Caprimond) who is is not only an elite dressage competitor at international grand prix, she is also the dam of double world young horse champion Woodlander Farouche (by Furst Heinrich).    The judges couldn’t decide between Dorrnroschen and Sezuki so they were both awarded the Mare Champion title for 2018.

Concluding the event was a special commendation by Dr Schade which was awarded to Judith Davis from Hawtins Stud for breeding the WEG medallist Hawtins Delicato and the success of the other young horses in the BD Championships.

Congratulations to all our competitors, thank you to the Committee for their support and to the volunteers, without whom the show would not take place. Thanks also to the College Equestrian centre for their venue.

The British Hanoverian Horse Society would like to thank Elite Stallions, Dengie, Bloomfield Horseboxes for their sponsorship and lovely prizes.

About the British Hanoverian Horse Society (BHHS):

The BHHS is a full daughter society of the Verband Hannoverscher Warmblutzüchter (Hanoverian Warmblood Breeders’ Association) in Germany. The impressive record of Hanoverian horses internationally underlines the importance of the relationship between a sound breeding programme and the highest level of achievement in sport.