Six stallions were approved to breed for the German Hanoverian society following an under saddle licensing at the Hanoverian head quarters in Verden, Germany, on 14 April 2011.
Four dressage bred colts passed the under saddle approvel, including the Blue Hors Stud owned KWPN licensing champion Zack (by Rousseau x Jazz) and two unnamed colts (one by Fidertanz x Don Frederico and the other by Lauries Crusador xx x Wittinger).
The recent eye-brow raising lack of consistency in the Hanoverian licensing policy once again become obvious as the verband now accepted the young dark bay stallion Foundation (by Fidertanz x De Vito, previously named Fur Drei) while they had rejected him in October 2010 just half a year ago. At the 2010 main licensing the bay stallion was acquired by stallion mogul Paul Schockemohle in co-operation with two Danish stations. Yesterday the colt presented himself well under the rider, so the verband was virtually forced to say yes.
A smilar case happened with the approvel of the Dutch warmblood Wynton (by Jazz x Matador). He was first rejected by the Hanoverian licensing committee because the horse was "too tense" during the presentation and after much complaint by the owner Wynton got approved at a re-inspection at the stallion's home stable in The Netherlands in January 2010.
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