Dressage Champions at Horse of the Year Show 2016 – the Hanoverian Horses
L5 Champion Ashanti (Anamour/Dynamit) Sophie de Clifford.
Breeder Debbie Smith
Photo taken at North Island Championships 2016 – Bon Jovi MH and Ashanti.
L6/7 Champion Parkridge Disco SW (Dancier/Wolkentanz I) Sheena Ross.
Breeder: Carol Eivers
L8 Champion Don Amour MH (Don Frederico/Anamour) Wendi Williamson Breeders Matthews Hanoverians
L9 Champion JHT Antonello (Anamour/Winnebago) John Thompson.
Breeder: Ana Simson
L9 Reserve Champion Vom Feinsten Imp. Rhinelander (Fidermark/Weltmeyer)
Breeder Rudi Henn, Germany.
FEI YRCDY Reserve Champion KH Arvan (Anamour/Distelfink) Molly Lumb Breeders Karaka Hills Sporthorses
There were three further Hanoverian bred Champions in Level 1, Level 3 and Level 4 – these horses were not registered with NZHS to claim their Horse of the Year Show sashes but never-the-less they are Champions with Hanoverian breeding.
Other horses were placed in the Championships line ups
L4 -Stoneylea Lord Locksley (Locksley II/Weltmeyer) Christine Weal. Breeders John and Angela Smith 4th.
Hot Chocolate MH (His Highness/Weltmeyer) Mihi Shepherd. Breeders Matthews Hanoverians 5th
L5 -Belladonna MH (Brentano II/Gymnastik Star) Julie Flintoff. Breeders Matthews Hanoverians 3rd.
L6/7 -Avante Garde (Anamour/Dynamit) Greg Smith. Breeders Vollrath Hanoverians 3rd
Dancealong (Dream Boy/Wolkentanz II) Susan Tomlin. Breeder Mrs Pat Dalrymple. 4th
Playmate (Dream Boy/Witzbold) Louisa Ayres. Breeders John and Angela Smith 5th
L9 -De jaVu MH (De Niro/Anamour) Wendi Williamson. Breeders Matthews Hanoverians 3rd.
Dressage was not the only area where Hanoverians excelled.
Kinnordy Go Girl Imp. (Gymnastik Star/Winterkoenig) – with rider Tristan Thomas won Junior Showhunter of the Year. Owner is Trudi Duncan
Greg Smith and Cory Miln set the Show ring alight with Avante Garde in the Saddle Hunter ring.
Champion Paced and Mannered Rising Saddle Hunter
Champion Paced and Mannered Open Saddle Hunter
Champion Rising Star Saddle Hunter
Supreme Champion Saddle Hunter
Guess MH (Gymnastik Star/Graf Landau) Allie Harper. Breeders Matthews Hanoverians
Reserve champion Rising Star Saddle Hunter
Amador T (Anamour/Allermund) Maddison Schollum. Breeder Dr Angela Tovey
Reserve Champion Rising Star Riding Horse
Letty Lei (Limonit/Mantarri xx) Victoria Wall. Breeders Ad Astra Hanoverians
Supreme Champion Performance Bred Horse.
There were also two minor placings in Show jumping for:-
Henton Exqualibur (El Bundy/Distelfink) Rachel Malcolm. Breeders Henton Lodge Hanoverians
Alacazam MH (Anamour/Allermund). Tegan Fitzsimon. Breeders Matthews Hanoverians.
Showhunter also produced a Champion again.
Kinnordy Go Girl Imp. (Gymnastik Star/Winterkoenig) won Junior Hunter of the Year. Owner Trudi Duncan. In 2014 Trudi rode the mare to win Amateur Showhunter of the Year.