British Hanoverians Once Again Lead the Way at the British Breeders Awards in London

British Hanoverians collected a total of five awards at the British Breeders Award Ceremony held at the Grange City Hotel in London on Saturday 14 January 2017.

The first to receive an award was Woodlander Stud’s Sugar Pie (Supertramp x Florencio I) who was presented with the Dressage 3 Year Old Award.  Sugar Pie was bred by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud and is owned by Debbie Green.  Sugar Pie was the British Hanoverian Horse Society’s (BHHS) Best 2 Year Old Filly in 2015 and Reserve Youngstock Champion in 2016.

The evening saw three awards for Judith Davis and Hawtins Stud which were presented by Jennie Loriston-Clarke MBE.  The first was the 4 Year Old Award for San Floriana (San Amour I x Florestan).  San Floriana was also named as the Supreme Champion at the BHHS Annual Show last September at Keysoe. The second award for Hawtins Stud was for the 5 Year Old Award which was presented to Barolo (Belissimo x French Kiss). 

Both San Floriana and Barolo share the same grand-dam, State Premium Mare World’s Finest.  World’s Finest was awarded the Horse and Hound Outstanding Mare Award.   Judith Davis said “She has been the most amazing foundation mare for the stud and we now have four of her daughters in our breeding programme. In 2016 she had seven descendants at the BD National championships with two becoming national champions. So far she has offspring competing at all levels up to small tour and training Grand Prix. So pleased for ‘Wolfie’ that she received this honour. Congratulations to all the other award winners for their fantastic breeding successes.

The British Hanoverian Don Geniro (Don Kennedy x Giorgione) was awarded the ‘Highest Placed British Bred Event Horse at Rio'. Don Geniro and China's Alex Hua Tian won 8th place in the Olympic Eventing in Brazil on the nine year old British Hanoverian) bred in Great Britain by Pam Dews.   Born in London to Chinese-British parents, Hua Tian lived in Beijing and Hong Kong as a young child before moving to England at the age of 11. In 2008, Hua Tian became the youngest eventer ever to compete at an Olympics in addition to becoming China’s first ever equestrian Olympian.  Congratulations to Pip Higgins, owner, and Pam Dews, owner and breeder.

Katy Holder-Vale, Chairman of the British Hanoverian Horse Society was at the event and said “Fantastic results for our British Hanoverian breeders with awards from futurity youngsters, best Dressage 3 and 4 year old, Highest Place British Bred Event Horse at Rio and the Horse and Hound Outstanding Mare Award.  Great to see we are breeding such amazing horses suitable for all disciplines.”

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.

For further information please contact:

Kate Eaton, Studbook Manager, The British Hanoverian Horse Society

Email: bhhsuk@gmail.com - Telephone: +44 (0) 7479 366 046