The 54-year old Uwe Heckmann has announced his resignation as member of the Oldenburger Stallion Licensing Committee. Because of health issues, Heckmann has decided to cut back seriously on his duties for the Oldenburg verband.
Heckmann will still judge at the 2004 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany, November 24 to 27, 2004.
However, Heckmann will remain on the Oldenburg Verband board of directors as an advisor for the stallion licensing committee and maintains his position on the licensing committee for the Oldenburg International Show Jumping Verband.
Uwe Heckmann has a very busy, professional life, working for the Oldenburg Verband as auctioneer and leader of the "Vereins zurAbsatzförderung des Oldenburger Pferdes". Furthermore, Heckmann handles the hammer at sport horse auctions all over Germany, including the renowned P.S.I. Auction in December.
Heckmann became a member of the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing Committee in 1990 and was devoted to this job for 14 years. He gained the respect as an excellent breed show judge and had much influence in the licensing of foundation stalllions Rohdiamant, Sandro Hit, Couleur Rubin and Sandro Boy.
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