2019 British Hanoverian Stallion Licensing
On Sunday 3rd November 2019, The British Hanoverian Horse Society held their Annual Stallion Licencing in partnership with the British Warmblood Breeders Studbook at Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire.
This year’s event started with the yearling colt assessment with three young horses being presented by their breeders. The purpose of the evaluation by the judges was to give the breeders/owners feedback on the prospects’ stallions potential. This is extremely important feedback especially when owners are interested in knowing the chances that their colts have for potential stallion licencing whilst knowing the commitment, time and resources required to prepare any horse for this process.
On the day, the standard was high with fashionable pedigrees and great preparation clearly having been undertaken prior to the event. A total of seven potential stallions being presented for the Warmblood studbook and two of those also being considered for Hanoverian licencing.
The day’s Champion Stallion was Fürst Summer by Fürst Romancier / Sandro Hit / His Highness and was bred by Fiona Colman and now jointly owned with Victoria Moss. The judges, Jorn Wedermann and Katy Holder-Vale, said this colt was an elegant, beautiful, and modern type with very elastic trot and canter.
The Reserve Champion was Millstone St Giles by Millennium / Hohenstein / Weltmeyer and bred and owned by Lady Shaftsbury. This was a tall elegant black colt, with long lines and some filling out to do, but very athletic with three big paces.
Another four colts were licensed by the British Warmblood studbook and these were firstly, Faside Furst Revoulution by Furstenball / Rousseau / Saros xx bred by Vicki Sandison; compact and a little small but moved well. Secondly, First Words by For Romance / Wavavoom / Del Amitri bred and owned by Liz Ball; tall and handsome which is very like his sire. Thirdly, a foal purchase from Gamblethorpe Hanoverians now owned by Clair Wyatt, Fire Kraka by Fidertanz / Diamond Hit / Rubinstein; liver Chestnut with more growing to come in this smart two year old. Finally, there was Fantasie a four year old by Flammengold / Fleetwood xx / Exit to Knowere xx bred and owned by Jo Gummer. Jorn Wedermann thought this was a very smart refined dressage type.
In all a great day that was well run and showed off all the colts presented to their maximum potential. As such both judges believe much thanks must go to Woodlander Stud and Carsten Sandrock in particular, as he prepared and presented four of the stallions for their very happy owners.