Hanoverian Dressage Horse Championships


Shakeela wins the Hannoveraner Championships for five-year-olds, Manolo becomes Champion for six-year-olds and Deichgraf wins the premiere for seven- and eight-year-olds.

The first championship sashes were awarded to the dressage horses. In the five-year-old class, Shakeela by Secret/Royal Blend and Lydia Jordan danced to victory. Breeder Wilfried Putz from Wiesentheid had purchased Shakeela's dam Red Roberta, who herself was once victorious in riding horse classes, at the Elite Auction in April 2010.  Ikonic by Ibiza/Sir Donnerhall (breeder: Jochen Dittmer, Lehringen) and Kim Brüning won the second place silver ribbon. Last year's Bundeschampion of four-year-old stallions, Segantini by Secret/Ibiza (breeder: Christine Feichtinger, Vaduz/LIE), received the third best score with rider Jessica Lynn Thomas.

The class of six-year-old dressage horses was won by Manolo by Morricone/Donnerhall (breeder: ZG Stritzke and Schellin, Hamburg) and Anna Mitter, who had already won the qualification. Already last year, the two were among the best five-year-olds at the Bundeschampionat. They were followed on the podium by the young dressage trainer Jacob Schenk with his two finalists. The 22-year-old became Vice-Champion with the Belantis/Sir Donnerhall son Boulevard (breeder: Sven Graefe, Heiligengrabe). The grey stallion comes from the dam line of Norne, to which Fabienne Lütkemeier's former team World and European Champion D'Agostino FRH also goes back. Jacob Schenk came third with Fontane by For Romance II/Stedinger (breeder: Elmadin Löcke, Tiddische). The rider had taken a good look three years ago: In 2019, he discovered the dark bay at the stallion sales in the Niedersachsenhalle and rode him to the final of the Bundeschampionat last year.  

Deichgraf by Diamond Hit/Abanos (breeder: Jochen Meyer, Allwörden) and Stefan Aschebroich took the premiere victory in the Final for seven and eight-year-old dressage horses, which was decided in a Prix Saint Georges Special*. The rider had discovered the powerful liver chestnut at the Elite Auction in October 2019. Second place went to Fleur de Vie FRH by Fidertanz/Sandro Hit (breeder: Dr. Cord Gaus, Adelheidsdorf) and Leonie Bramall. The Hannoveraner premium mare not only had a brilliant performance at the Herwart von der Decken Show five years ago, but had also been Hannoveraner Champion of six-year-old dressage horses in 2021 and ninth at the Bundeschampionat. The Canadian-born rider also sat in the saddle of the third horse, First April BD by Follow Me/Royal Classic. She has a very special relationship with her, she is also the breeder of the top-class liver chestnut mare together with Volker Dusche.

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