Pferdeherde | Pferdezucht | Hannoveraner Verband | Foto: Fellner

Horse breeding

The Hannoveraner and Rhineland are among the most important horse breeds in the world. The Hannoveraner Verband holds a top position in breeding and sport worldwide and also has a significant influence on many other riding horse breeds. Hannoveraner and Rhinelanders cause a sensation in the arenas of the world, especially as athletes

Numerous Olympic, World and European Champions in dressage, show jumping and eventing originate from this breed.They are the best ambassadors for the quality and performance of the Hannoveraner. As allrounders, our horses also enjoy great popularity as leisure horses.


 But even more important than these competition results is the fact that Hannoveraner horses are companions in the everyday life for many people. Their rideability and their excellent character make them the ideal leisure partner. In the Hannoveraner, performance and hereditary quality go hand in hand.  Many stallions have achieved great success in sport and pass on their quality to their offspring. Enjoy the breeding of Hannoveraner and Rhineland horses.


Hannoveraner Breeding Programs

The outstanding position of the Hannoveraner Verband in the national and international competition is only possible due to consistently implemented selection measures. The Hannoveraner Verband defines breeding goals which are to be achieved with the help of the developed breeding program.


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Zuchtprogramme | Pferdezucht | Hannoveraner Verband | Foto: Fellner
Stutenstamm  | Pferdezucht | Hannoveraner Verband | Foto: Fellner


Hannoveraner Dam lines

Mares out of well-bred, hereditary reliable lines are the most valuable asset of the breeder. The Hannoveraner breed in particular offers a large number of excellent dam lines, from which sport horses for the various disciplines, licensed stallions and valuable mares are repeatedly produced.

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The origin

In 1922, the breeders teamed up and founded the “Verband Hannoverscher Warmblutzüchter”, thus creating the basis for a central and uniform processing and assessment of all registered breeding activities. While special importance was placed on using the horses in agriculture in the years between the two World Wars, the Hannoveraner breed was reorganized and restructured after the World War II. The Hannoveraner breed was once again refined with Trakehnen and thoroughbred horses and developed into what it is today: an excellently to ride, noble, big-framed and correct warmblood horse, appreciated all over the world as a sport and pleasure partner.




Ursprung der Hannoveraner Pferdezucht  | Pferdezucht | Hannoveraner Verband | Foto: Fellner
Geschichte der Hannoveraner Pferdezucht | Pferdezucht | Hannoveraner Verband | Foto: Archiv

The history

The beginnings of selective Hannoveraner breeding can be traced back to the 16th century. The Hannoveraner was bred and raised for agricultural and military purposes. Breeding horses was an essential basis of existence for the farmers. The founding of the Celle State Stud in 1735, introducing the central registration of coverings and foals, had a great influence. At the beginning of the 19th century, thoroughbred and English half-bred stallions were increasingly used to refine the "Hannöversches Pferd". The breed was consolidated after 1870 under consideration of native lines with the focus being placed on the horses being suitable as coach or military horses. The Hannoveraner Studbook was founded during this time in 1888, the predecessor of the Verband we know today.

You would like to breed horses and become a member of the Hannoveraner Verband?

The Hannoveraner Verband is an association of horse breeders and offers various forms of membership. Become a member!

Bo Eitenmüller | Hannoveraner Verband | Ansprechpartner

Bo Eitenmüller

Foal registration and studbook inspection international, acceptability of mares

+49 1 75 27 10 302
+49 42 31 67 37 44

Tanja Coors

Membership administration, tour planning international for foal registrations and studbook inspections, Duplicate papers

+49 42 31 67 37 19

Maren Schlender | Hannoveraner Verband | Ansprechpartner

Maren Schlender

Deputy Breeding Manager, Head of Studbook International

+49 42 31 67 37 63

Kathrin Scheppelmann

Issuing of horse passports

+49 42 31 67 37 64

Do you have questions about horse breeding? We are pleased to help you.