The 2010 British Hanoverian Horse Society show took place at Addington Equestrian Centre over the weekend of 25 and 26 September.
The judging commission was led by members of the Verband Hannoveraner in Germany, Ludwig Christmann and Martin Klintworth.
This year the society ran a series of young horse dressage classes alongside the breed show on Sunday. Several licensed stallions were presented during the lunch breaks on both days. On Saturday, the champion of all the young dressage horse series in the UK this year, Woodlander Farouche, bred by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud, was presented by Michael Eilberg.
The BHHS 2010 Supreme show champion was Floriana, owned and bred by Judith Davis of Hawtins Stud. Floriana was also champion mare and champion of the mare performance test.
The reserve show champion was Hot Dancer, owned by Woodcroft Stud and bred by ZG Bley. Hot Dancer had earlier taken the youngstock championship and won the three year old materiale class.
The champion foal was the colt foal champion, Winwood, owned by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander stud and bred by Carsten Sandrock.
The full report of all the classes is given below. In the breed show on Sunday, the judges only placed the top six horses in each class.
Class 1: Stallion licensing
There were no stallions presented for licensing.
Class 2: Colt assessment
Two colts were assessed for their potential to become future licensed stallions.
Class 3: Mare Performance Test
Twelve mares were presented for the mare performance test and eight achieved the required scores that would make them eligible for the title of Elite Candidate (see Breeding Rules). These mares then went on to the showing classes on Sunday to seek the next element of the qualification criteria, the coveted 1A prize. Four of these mares achieved this honour.
The champion of the performance test, and winner of the Lebensmann Trophy presented by Angie Rutherford, was Floriana, owned and bred by Judith Davis of Hawtins Stud.
Class 4: Foal championships
Class 4a: Colt foal championship
Best Colt Foal. Ambron Trophy presented by Karen Allen awarded to number 22, Winwood
Best Colt Foal by a UK-based stallion. Matrose Memorial Trophy awarded to 22, Winwood
Class 4b: Filly foal championship
Best Filly Foal. Gymnast Challenge Cup awarded to number 35, Fabiosa
Best Filly Foal by a UK-based stallion. Glucksfall Trophy awarded to number 37 – Davina
Class 4c: Foal championship
Champion Foal. Friedensherr Shield awarded to number 22 – Winwood
Breeder of Best Foal by a UK-based stallion. Maureen Hames Trophy awarded to Carsten Sandrock
Best Foal by a Germany based stallion. Heinz Timmel Trophy awarded to number 35 – Fabiosa
Best Thoroughbred Foal. Accondy Trophy = not won
Class 6: Yearling fillies
Heinz Timmel Cup. Branded Hanoverian filly awarded to number 46, Betty Boo
Class 7: Two year old fillies
Weinberg Cup awarded to number 49, Lucille
Class 8: Three year old fillies
Galant Cup awarded to number 16, Hot Dancer
Champion: Hot Dancer, owned by Woodcroft Stud and bred by ZG Bley
Reserve Champion: Betty Boo, owned and bred by Lynne Crowden, Woodlander Stud
Class 9: Four and five year old mares
Diane Gebbe Cup – Best 4 year old awarded to number 6 – Floriana
Akkord Cup – Best 5 year old awarded to number 8 – Love Me Tender
Class 10: six to nine year old mares
The Guardian Cup awarded to number 64 Donna Venecia
Class 11: Mares ten years and over
Longdean Cup awarded to number 75, St Pr St Welunja
Champion mare, Alan Akehurst Cup awarded to number 6, Floriana, owned and bred by Judith Davis, Hawtins Stud
Reserve champion mare, number 64, Donna Venecia