One of the most delightful horse-breeds, the Hanoverian was actually established by the English king, King George II, who was also theElector of Hanover. In 1735 he established thestate stud in Celle which was the foundation ofthis German breed.
Hanoverian/ Oldenburg cross
Height: 16-0 hnds
Weight: 1150 #
Job: 3 day eventing/dressage
Registration: Oldenburg Registry of North America. Go to isroldenburg.org
Breed:The original local horses used to create this breed were the Holsteins, with predominantly Andalusian and Neapolitan blood. The breed originated as a good all purpose horse that was capable of working the land and pulling a carriage as well as being ridden. Thoroughbreds were used to lighten the original local breed and produce the anticipated end result. After world war II the need to use the Hanoverian as a carriage and farm horse changed and the demand for a sport and leisure horse increased. The breed was again crossed with Trakehner and Thoroughbred to produce the modern day horse which is far less heavy and course than the 19th century version of this breed.
Uses: ...From plow horse to carriage horse to riding horse this breed has been known for its even temperament. This trait helped it eventually adapt to being a modern day sport and leisure horse. The Hanoverian is a strong and athletic horse but is not known for its speed or endurance. Strength and athleticism has earned it a place in the dressage and jumper world.
Description:... A heavier looking horse with muscular hindquarters and limbs belies its athletic ability. Good bone and big hard feet are offset by a medium size head and long neck that shows the influence of the Trakehner and Thoroughbred.
Height:... Average 15-3 to 16-2 hands
Color:... Any solid color with or without white markings.
Famous Hanoverians:... This breed has certainly made it's name in the show jumping world.
Dollar Girl 1995 World Cup Winner
Top Gun 1992 Olympic team gold medallist
Walzerkonig 1988 Olympic team gold medallist
Deister, Tigre, Simona and Ferdi all Olympic medallists
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