Don Martillo, Bon Coeur, Falihandro Win 2018 Weltmeyer Prize

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:40
Don Martillo at the 2017 World Young Horse Championships :: Photo © Astrid Appels

For the seventh consecutive year that the best young Hanoverian stallions tested in 2017 were honoured at the Hanoverian Private Stallion Show in Verden.

Three particularly talented dressage stallions were decorated with the Weltmeyer-Prize, the Stakkato-Prize was given to three extraordinary young show jumping stallions.

The Don Juan de Hus x Benetton Dream-son Don Martillo (breeder: Axel Windeler, Verden-Walle – station: Gut Lonken, Visselhövede) outshined his competitors. The current World Champion of five-year-old dressage horses presents not only impressive performances in the dressage ring, he also completed his sport test in Verden with highest scores for all test features.

Bon Coeur (by Benetton Dream x Sandro Hit - breeder: Birgit Tietjen, Taaken – station: Gestüt W.M., Visselhövede) earned exceptional scores at his sport test. He is the 2015 and 2016 Vice Bundeschampion of riding horses.

The third Weltmeyer-Prize went to Falihandro. Australian Madonna Hedberg from Queensland purchased the dam of Falihandro (by Fürstenball x Dancier) at the Verden Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction and bred the stallion herself (station: Hengststation Ferienhof Stücker, Weeze). The bay youngster now presented his extraordinary character and his super rideability at the 50-day-test in Adelheidsdorf seven years later.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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