Hanoverian and Rhineland Stallions
The selection of stallions is a two-stage process with the Hannoveraner Verband: Stallion Licensing and stallion performance test. Only those stallions who have accomplished the two selection stages are allowed to become active sires.
Hanoverian Stallion Licensing
The licensing is one of the two necessities for a stallion to become approved for breeding. The stallions are either licensed in-hand at the age of two-and-a-half or under saddle at the age of three. Evaluation criteria are conformation, basic gaits and jumping capabilities.
Stallion performance test
The second necessary prerequisite for a stallion to successfully start his breeding career is the stallion performance test. The system of stallion performance tests was extensively reformed in 2016. There are stationary tests (50 days) or a combination of stationary tests (14 days) and competitions. Please click on www.hengstleistungspruefung.de for up-to-date information.
All currently breeding stallions are also available online with our Stallion Directory.
Hanoverian Yearbook Stallions
A reference work for breeders, featuring on more than 700 pages the up-to-date Hanoverian breed value estimation as well as many supplementary information on own performances and performances of progeny from breeding and sport of the stallions active in the Hanoverian breeding area. The works also includes the results of stallion performance tests, tournament successes, breed values from mare performance tests, studbook registrations as well as auction selection dates. It provides information about tournament successes of progeny, number of licensed sons, daughters nominated state premium mare and auction horses. All young, newly approved stallions who have been entered for the first time into the Stallion Book I, are presented in detail with description and photos. All currently breeding stallions are also available online with our Stallion Directory.
The Hanoverian Yearbook Stallions 2017 is available at Euro 25 plus freight charges and can be ordered with the Hannoveraner Verband e. V or per E-Mail email@example.com
The Hannoveraner Verband awards special prizes for particularly valuable stallions and mares, based on own performances or performances of progeny. The breeder is given the award.