Sarah, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2017

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:20
Sarah (by Sherlock Holmes x Calypso II)
Hanoverian Breeding News

The show jumping mare Sarah (by Sherlock Holmes x Calypso II) has been proclaimed Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2017 at the 2017 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing on Saturday 28 October 2017.

The Hanoverian Mare of the Year title is awarded annually. This is the 9th time that the Hanoverian society has proclaimed a Mare of the Year. Only two times the honour befell a dressage mare (Wanda 2011, Ria Grande 2013)!

Some mares display incredible hereditary qualities. The impressive breeding record of state premium mare Sarah includes three licensed sons and twice as many internationally successful jumpers. All her offspring descend from the same sire, Stakkato. 

State premium mare Sarah was born at Adolf Feldmann’s in Hänigsen in 1995. Her dam had already produced advanced level jumpers in a row, and Sarah impressively continues this tradition. The dam line of Adda is one of the most successful Hanoverian show jumping lines, also thanks to this mare.

Sarah impressed as a young mare when she won Ia-prize at the mare show in Schillerslage at the age of two, three and four. She completed her mare performance test with a score of 8 for rideability, 9 for jumping style and the highest mark of 10 for scope. She was of course entered into the Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program with this super result.

Sarah gave birth to 13 foals at the breeding site of Adolf and Christa Feldmann, all of them descending from the Celle state stud stallion Stakkato. Her licensed sons inclue Saint Amour, Spartakhus and Saint Amour II. They are breeding in Sweden, France, Monaco and Belgium. Saint Amour competed in the Final of the Bundeschampionat with Eva Bitter in 2004 and 2005. His victory at the 2009 World Cup Show Jumping Championships in Gothenburg and his participation at the European Championships in Windsor with the Swedish rider Svante Johannsen are certainly his most important successes. Saint Amour was the first foal out of Sarah.

Sarah Bella is one year younger and was sold to Italy at the 2003 Verden Elite Auction. She was successfully placed in international jumper classes with Laura Baiguera. The same applied for Scaglietta with Martina Wrede, Sina Qua Non with Frederik Knorren, Salut D’Amour with Jennifer Fogh Pedersen and Sofia Westborg and Saint Christina with Tobias Clar.

Sarah’s progeny were sold to eight different countries.

Christa Feldmann accepted the award in the Niedersachsenhalle. Her husband who was deeply enthusiastic about the offspring of state premium mare Sarah, did not live to see the success of his breeding work.

Related Links
Donna Carara, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2016 
Goldmarie, 2015 Hanoverian Mare of the Year
Ria Grande, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2013
Sammy Jo, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2012 

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