A black Fidertanz x Rubiloh x Ehrentusch colt, bred by Breeders Group Butkus and presented by Jens Henning, was proclaimed Champion of the 2008 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster-Handorf, Germany, November 26, 2008.
Xavier Libbrecht and Hanfried Haring have been proclaimed honorary members of the WBFSH at the 2008 General Assembly in Lyon, France. Libbrecht was one of the visionaries who saw the need for an organisation representing the World’s sport horse studbooks.
The Hanoverian licensed stallion Douceur passed away on Monday 27 October 2008. The 10-year old stallion was bred by Johann Küver from Lahmstedt, Germany and was by Davignon I x Werther x Waldhorn. Douceur was humanely put down following an illness.
The privately owned stallion De Niro is the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008. The Donnerhall x Akzent II-son was bred by Brigitte Pahl, Fockbek, and licensed in Verden in 1995. Since that time, he has been standing at Klosterhof Medingen.