Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hanoverian Horse

From – Germany

Height – 15.3 – 16.2hh

Colour – All solid colours.

Conformation – Medium-sized head,  clean cut and expressive, with large, lively eyes and a good free cheek bones; long, fine neck; large, sloping shoulders with pronounced withers; strong, deep body; muscular hindquarters with well set-on tail; well-muscled limbs with large, pronounced joints and well-formed, hard hooves. 
Information – A Hanoverian is a warmblood horse originating in Germany, which is often seen in the Olympic Games and other competitive English riding styles, and have won gold medals in all three equestrian Olympic competitions. It is one of the oldest, most numerous, and most successful of the warmbloods. Originally a carriage horse, infusions of Thoroughbred blood lightened it to make it more agile and useful for competition. The Hanoverian is known for a good temperament, athleticism, beauty, and grace.

The horses are elegant, strong, and robust. They are bred to be 
willing and trainable.

Hanoverians in show jumping

Hanoverians often have the steady temperament and round jumping style required of show hunters.

The Hanoverian Society has been consistently ranked in the top five most successful studbooks in international show jumping competition as ranked by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) and International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) since 2001. The best Hanoverian jumpers have won: Show Jumping World Cup in 2005, 2008, and 2009; second place at the 1995 World Cup; and was a member of two gold medal-winning Olympic show jumping teams; individual gold medal in show jumping at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and silver at the 1964 Tokyo Games. Hanoverians have been members of 6 Olympic gold medal teams in show jumping (2000, 1996, 1992, 1988, 1964, 1960). Other top-notch Hanoverian show jumpers include winner of the 1995 World Cup Dollar Girl, two-time World Cup champion E.T. FRH, and Esprit FRH, vice-champion of the World Cup in 1998 and member of the gold medal-winning show jumping team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome.


Holly said...

i love the hanoverian horse!!

James said...

Hi – will you please post your Blog at The Hanoverian Community ay Our members will love it. They include: Owners, Breeders and Lovers.
It's easy just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website… You can also add Classifieds, Photos, Videos, Discussions and more.
We are just getting started and could really use your help. It’s easy.
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