“We can breed the best horses, but in the end they can only perform as presented by the rider” - Dr. Werner Schade, Head of the Hannoveraner Verband Read More
Mid of July, the event venue in Verden comes up with two highlights. The Verden Auction will be held on July 16, presenting 98 riding horses and 57 foals. Read More
Once again in 2016 a Hanoverian Hunter is leading the Hunter scene in the US. It is Mindful by Graf Grannus/Bold Indian xx. Bred by Manfred Schaefer, Vechelde, and owned by Kenneth und Selma Garber, Kensel LLC, the 12 year old Mindful was named US Hunter of the year in 2015 and therewith repeated... Read More
After the first two blogs about the training pyramid we now arrived at the last part, the development of carrying strength. Read More
This weekend I visited the North Carolina based breeders Maryanna and Wendell Haymon. The couple bred and owns a number of successful US dressage horses, among them Doctor Wendell MF (Don Principe/Sandro Hit), Don Principe (Donnerhall/Prince Thatch xx) and Duet MF (Don Principe/Rotspon), just to... Read More
The so called “green” season, meaning the outdoor season is starting in Europe. Over the past couple of month, most horses and riders have been training indoors due to the cold and rainy German winters. Read More
There is a famous quote from the old German Master Steinbrecht: “Ride your horse forward and make it straight!” This is still an often heard sentence in riding lessons, and especially important in the development of young horses. Read More
The door lock is still damp from the morning dew. As soon as the key is put into the lock and turned with a click, the horses start neighing excitingly. “That is one of the nicest moments when you are welcomed like this from the horses.” Read More
In the notion of presenting our US partners, the person to have the stage this week is Florida based dressage rider Endel Ots. Read More
Isabell Werth does it, Dorothee Schneider does it, and Kathleen Raine also does it. So does Debbie Mc Donald. They all ride Hanoverians they discovered on the Verden Auction. Read More

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