Hannoveraner Mare of the Year is St.Pr.St. Reverie. In the show programme of the Verden stallion licensing, the 21-year-old four-time stallion dam presented herself fresh and lively in the Niedersachsenhalle. She was flanked by her two sons, the licensed stallions Fiderloh del Roncone and For Dance. Her owners Angela and Uwe Butkus got a certificate and the well-funded cheque from the R+V/VTV insurance company.
The Rubiloh/Ehrentusch daughter St.Pr.St. Reverie, registered in the Rhineland, was born at Judith and Johann Gielessen’s place on February 19, 2001. In Mönchengladbach her dam line has been cultivated and developed for more than 40 years. The foundation mare Durina by Dilettant/Hartung was one of the most successful broodmares in Germany in the early 1990s, winning awards at three national mare shows. At the foal auction in Münsther-Handorf, St.Pr.St. Reverie came into the barn of Angela and Uwe Butkus, Overath. She not only proved her great potential in tests for riding horses, but also shone at the mare performance test with top scores for her basic gaits and her outstanding rideability. Values that she passed on to her offspring. Her very first foal was a hit: Flanagan entered the Warendorf State Stud as the winning stallion at the licensing in Münster-Handorf. In the meantime, the brown stallion born in 2006 has found his way into sport and is successful at Grand Prix level with Polina Afanasieva. His sire is the privately owned stallion Fidertanz, who was Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year exactly one year ago. Flanagan's full sister First Famous, who is one year younger, was awarded the State Premium and found her way to Australia. On the Fifth Continent, she achieved something very special: With her owner Lisa Martin in the saddle, she was successful in the dressage arena at the highest level. As the trainer's movement is restricted after a riding accident she participated in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016, where she took three fourth places. Two years later, a top placing in the Grand Prix of the CDI3* Sydney crowned their exceptional career. Reverie's last Fidertanz son, Fiderloh del Roncone, was also licensed and was one of the pearls in the dressage collection at the Verden Elite Auction in October 2014, where he found an owner from Italy. It was only four weeks ago that the eleven-year-old celebrated his first international victory in an Inter I Freestyle at the CDI3* Ornago/ITA with rider Victor Alfonso Pomares.
But also the mating of St.Pr.St. Reverie to the privately owned stallion For Romance was fitting. Seven years after Flanagan, For Dance by For Romance was born and was celebrated as a premium stallion at the licensing in Verden. At the stallion sales Gerd Sosath secured the impressive bay stallion. His name says it all: as fourth in the Bundeschampionat, he danced with Ninja Sosath to the victory in the German Amateur Dressage Championships last year.