NZ Hanoverian Society Annual General Meeting – 2nd July 2022
The meeting was held at Amberley House, North Canterbury – the first AGM in the South Island in 15 years. It was a relaxed occasion with members having the opportunity to meet the Committee members and fellow breeders over lunch. There was a pleasing attendance of both Members and awards recipients. We are eternally grateful to Andrew and Angie Mason for hosting the events and going above and beyond to make everything work famously.
Mrs Judith Matthews was elected President for a second term along with
Vice Presidents Mrs Angela Miller and Ms Isabella Dalrymple-Gorringe.
Treasurer – Julianne Flyger and Secretary – David Woolley
Three new Committee members were elected – 2 from Canterbury and one from Hawkes Bay – to give some better representation in those 2 areas. We welcome Janelle Sangster-Ward and Angie Mason (both breeders for some time) from North Canterbury and Adele White from Hawkes Bay who runs the NZ Performance Horses jumping breeding operation there.
There were 53 awards for the year – for Exceptional Performance in Sport, Studbook Mares and Best foals in various categories and for the first time Riders and Owners awards for presenting the Hanoverian and Rheinland horses in their best light.
The best Hanoverian Studbook mare is Stoneylea Vitality (Vitalis KWPN/Weltmeyer) B. John and Angela Smith. The equal best Rheinland mares are Rokeby Fiona (Fugato Old. /Furst Romancier Old.) B. Catherine Smith and Riverrock Felene (Fugato Old. /Salutation Old.) B. Aliesha Moroney.
Best Hanoverian Dressage Foal Shakira MH (Sir Donnerhall Old. /De Niro) B. Judith Matthews
Best Hanoverian Jumping Foal is Centillion (Eurosport Centavos/Fully Fledged xx) B. Lisa and Andrew Preston.
Best Rheinland Foal is Forget Me Not O (Furstenball Old. /Dream Of Gold DTPF.) B. Dr Anne Stewart.
A scrumptious buffet dinner followed the presentations along with much congenial discussion and sharing of stories. There was a photo competition with three categories – Foal, Action and Broodmare. This was well supported – with 35 foal photos submitted via the online system.the meeting
Helen Williamson – our wonderful Christchurch hostess and chauffeur with Renai Hart (Hanoverian International Vice President) and Robin Potter, Studbook keeper