This is a frequently asked question. A good place to start is the NZ Hanoverian Society website and newsletter.
Further afield, there is “The Hanoverian” magazine, the English supplement to the German magazine “Der Hannoveraner”. Published bi-monthly in Germany, it is included in the subscription fee for full breeding members and is delivered to them with their NZHS newsletter. It includes news on the direction of breeding, the market place, auction results, mare shows, stallion licensing results and performance test results, as well as reports of Hanoverians performing well in the sporting disciplines. News from global Hanoverian organisations is also included in this publication.
The stallion yearbook “Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste” is a valuable source of information to the breeder, with information on the individual stallions.
These resources provide information on Hanoverian horses competing in sport, up to date breeding values of older stallions and performance test results of the newly approved younger stallions and older stallions approved through their own performance in sport.
Celle provides a full list of their breeding stallions and information on the performance tests each year that are held at Adelheidsdorf; (look under the section on performance tests), as well as information about private stallions’ performance tests results. (latest international dressage news and results)
There are links to Hanoverian breeders’ pages from the Hanoverian Verband website that give an insight to breeding farms in Germany. Many of these sites have an English menu that allows you to read them.
You can view many stallions on video on stud websites and on www.youtube.com - the current popular tool of many web users.
Other useful websites are:
http://www.eurodressage.com (latest international dressage news and results)
http://www.horse-gate.com/(interesting articles, videos of stallions, a treasure chest of information)
http://www.hannoveraner-shop.de/ (a source of books, DVDs and other items)
Hannoveraner Stutenstämme is a useful book if you are interested in tracing the genetic links of the Hanoverian breed or the maternal roots of approved stallions. The main book is in German, but you can buy an English supplement with it.
Another useful tool and often overlooked, is our NZ Hanoverian Society rule book.
Yearbook of Hanoverian Stallions, an article by Angela Smith detailing the history and usefulness of this important breeders’ resource, first appeared in the May 2009 NZHS newsletter.
Road map for New Members, by Sue French first appeared in the February 2006 NZHS newsletter.
Both these articles can be found in this section of this website.