The NZ Hanoverian Society is a daughter society of the German Hanoverian Verband (VHW). The breeding regulations of the Verband are universal over all daughter societies.
While we strive for the breeding of talented sport horses for the dressage, jumping, eventing and driving disciplines, our horses are also equally suited for the recreational and amateur riders, who make up a large proportion of the riding population.
The Verband motto, "Erfolg in aller Welt" translates into English as "Success all over the world" and this is truly the case.
Here in New Zealand we remember among others Monopoly, Bago, Denver, Super Moth - New Zealand-bred Hanoverian horses that all competed successfully both in New Zealand and overseas. More recently, Waikare and Gabana have both represented New Zealand in dressage at an Olympic Games.
Australian-bred Hanoverians include KS Genoa, Kibah Tic Toc and Jaybee Alabaster, among others.
The list of internationally successful Hanoverians bred in Germany is endless and includes Olympic and World champions and a large number of Worldcup winners - Salinero, Shutterfly, Elvis VA, Satchmo, Goldfever, For Pleasure, E.T. FRH, Falada M, Brentina, Dollar Girl and Ratina Z are just a few examples. Hanoverian horses bred in New Zealand descend from the same bloodlines as these performance legends.
Hanoverian stallions standing in New Zealand and registered with the New Zealand Hanoverian Society, have been selected and approved for breeding by the German Hanoverian Verband under strict guidelines. In addition, modern equine reproductive technology has enabled our New Zealand breeders to use frozen semen from some of the most highly regarded Hanoverian stallions available in Europe, a practice that is enhancing the expansion and improvement of our gene pool.
It is no longer necessary to travel overseas for your next performance superstar; our breeders have them growing up right here in New Zealand, where we enjoy the best horse rearing conditions in the world.
Whether you are a breeder, a competitive rider, or a pleasure rider, there is a New Zealand-bred Hanoverian just waiting for you to find it. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website for more information about these magnificent and versatile animals.