Hannoveraner show jumper breeding programme

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Diacontinus son best three-year-old, Cabo Mad Jo wins jumping suitability test for four-year-olds and Valverde son achieves best result in the eventing class.

A Diacontinus son bred by Johann Fuseler won the free jumping competition for three-year-olds (Photo: Hannoveraner Verband)

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The Niedersachsenhalle was dominated by the Hannoveraner show jumper breeding at the free jumping competition with suitability test. It was a varied day with four winners: A Diacontinus son was the best three-year-old. Tigerberry PJ led the second class of the free jumping competition for three-year-olds. Cabo Mad Jo won the premiere of the four-year-old jumping suitability test, and a Valverde son was best in the four- and five-year-old eventing horses, which were also new to the programme.

"We saw very good youngsters," said Gilbert Böckmann, who judged and commented on the young horses together with Thomas Schönig. 36 three-year-olds competed in the free jumping competition. Unbeatable was a Diacontinus/Silvio son (breeder and exhibitor: Johann Fuseler, Schiffdorf). The athletic grey from the dam line of Nadassina scored 27.8 points. As the youngest horse in the competition, he impressed in all three criteria and received the highest scores of the day for technique (9.3), scope (9.4) and jumping intelligence (9.1). His dam Savannah has already produced two Verden auction horses, including the 1.40 metre successful Cassandra Castella F. The reward was a stud fee voucher for the Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year 2023, the Celle state stud stallion Edward.

Victory in the second division went to the successful breeder Dr Jacobs, Bierbergen. Tigerberry PJ by Taloubet Z/Quidam de Revel, equipped with extremely fast reflexes, scored 27.6 points. Her half-siblings, the Celle state stud stallion Carridam and Hann.Pr.St. Coolberry PJ, also left the Niedersachsenhalle as winners at the time. Her dam, the St.Pr.St. Queensberry PJ, who was awarded three stars in the Hannoveraner Jumper Breeding Programme, jumped to second place. This makes Tigerberry PJ the youngest figurehead of the renowned dam line of Norm, which has already produced so many top show jumpers.

After this, the the four-year-olds demonstrated their talents over the jump in a suitability test under the rider for the first time. It was a successful premiere. The best of the 25 starters was Cabo Mad Jo by Cabo Verde/Stakkato (breeder and exhibitor: Jochen Meyer, Allwörden), skilfully presented by Hergen Forkert. In addition to the jumping, rideability and canter were judged in the small course with various jumps. The dark bay, whose pedigree starts with the foundation mare Dichterwelt, scored 26.0 points. This is the second time that breeder Jochen Meyer has stood at the front in the Niedersachsenhalle. Cobo Mad Jo's dam St.Pr.St. Schnappi Mad Jo won the free jumping competition 16 years ago. She passes on her talents to her offspring. Lucato Mad Jo has arrived in the 1.50 metre course with Benjamin Wulschner. He and Chacco Mad Jo, who qualified for the Bundeschampionat last year, have earned her three stars in the Hannoveraner Jumper Breeding Programme. The breeder was delighted to receive a stud fee voucher for the stallion Night Life VDL, given by VDL Stud.

The Hannoveraner breed can look back on numerous successes in eventing. In order to give young horses a first opportunity to present themselves, an eventing suitability test was organised for four and five-year-olds. Before the show jumpers started, two cross-country jumps were added to the course. Six youngsters took up the offer. 24.8 was the score for a Valverde/Lauries Crusador xx son (bred and exhibited by Jens Kötter, Hittbergen) with Franziska Barton in the saddle. This meant victory for the bay gelding. The prize of honour came from Michael Christiansen and the stallion station Stall Fromberger in the form of a stud fee voucher for the stallion Duplexx.