Ninety-Nine Colts Selected for 2018 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 14:22
A Bon Coeur x Florestan accepted at the Verden pre-selection for the 2018 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing :: Photo © Christina Beuke

Ninety-nine colts have been selected to appear at the 2018 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, on 24 - 27 October 2018. 

The Hanoverian stallion licensing committee assessed a huge group of colts born in 2016 at 18 pre-selection days between 4 and 13 September across the north of Germany. 

No less than 500 young colts were presented at the pre-selection and the committee deemed 99 eligible to appear at the licensing, of which the majority group are dressage bred. 

With eight sons selected, the Swedish owned Bon Coeur (by Benetton Dream x Sandro Hit) is the best represented sire at the 2018 Hanoverian licensing. The second best represented sire is the Belgian owned Veneno (by Vitalis x Diamond Hit).

The KWPN sire Vivaldi has five sons selected, while Celle State stud's late top sire Dancier has four sons in the running.

The full dressage collection of colts for the Hanoverian licensing can be seen here.

Photo © Christina Beuke

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