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Canadian Hanoverian Society newsletter and Inspection information

Michael Boyd, Chairman, CHS

 

Dan French DVM, President Hanoverian Breeders Club of Western Canada

 

Kathleen Richardson, President Hanoverian Breeders Club of Eastern Canada

Inga Hamilton, Vice-President

Past President: Ferdi Haupt

Directors:

Ruth Hanselpacker (Maritime region)

Louise Masek (Ontario West)

Ted Parkinson (Ontario West)

Isabelle Schmid (Ontario East)

Lynda Tetreault (Quebec)

 

Treasurer:  Ursula Hosking

Website:  Mathilde Vincent

Newsletter:  Isabelle Schmid

 

 

July 15, 2014

 

In this Issue:

 

Canadian Hanoverian Society Chairman’s Message

Inspection Dates for 2014

Inspection Information

Guidelines for Stallion Licensing in Canada

Draft Minutes: 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Canada Hanoverian Breeder’s Club

Hanoverian Breeders Club Young Horse Development Program

International Young Breeders Training to be offered at Dreamcatcher Meadows

News from Club Members

Miscellaneous

 

 

Canadian Hanoverian Society Chairman’s Message by Michael Boyd

 

By now most of our foal crop should be on the ground and the breedings for next year are well under way.  And to our members who put horses into competition I wish everyone the best of success this year.

 

In this newsletter you will find the information and entry form for this year’s inspection tour.  We have seven inspection sites with perhaps an additional stop to be added at Ferme de Lys Farm in Quebec.  Our inspector/judge from Germany will be Maren Schendler who is making her second tour in Canada.

 

You will also find in this newsletter information about young breeder seminars that, with sufficient participation, will be put on by Maren at Parkwood and Dreamcatcher Meadows.  Information on the Young Breeder Championship can be found at: www.young-breeders.com.

 

In September I will visit Spruce Meadows at the time of their inspections on September 10th and 11th and in the tradition of having the Canadian Hanoverian Society Annual Meeting one year in the east and the next in the west, this year the meeting will be held after the mare performance test at Teradan Farm on the afternoon of September 10th.  Minutes of last year’s annual meeting will be available there as well as a financial report.

 

I again would like to thank Kathleen Sulz, Kathleen Richardson and Nancy Schmidt for their work on the stallion service auction.  The auction went very well and the auction is a great benefit for the stallion owners, our members and the CHS.

 

I would like to thank Inga Hamilton for putting on a clinic on June 15th on preparing and presenting mares and foals at our inspections, mare shows, mare performance tests, and foal shows and registrations.  Thanks as well to Ted and Elaine Parkinson for graciously hosting this event.  The clinic was a great success and I think about 30 people attended.

 

Also, in this newsletter you will find information of the first stallion licensing that the Verband will hold in Canada taking place on July 19th at Parkwood Stables near Guelph, Ontario.

 

There is a proposal for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to add in-hand classes for warmbloods.  As of the time of this newsletter we have not heard if this will be available for this year’s RAWF.  When more information is available our members will be contacted.

 

Next summer the Pan-Am games will be held in Ontario with the equestrian competitions being held at Palgrave with the cross country component of the three day event being held at Will O’ Wind Farm.  Equine Canada is coordinating an exposition of Canadian bred horses at Palgrave and when more information is available we hope to have a presence there by the Canadian Hanoverian Society.

I remind our members that Equine Canada has adopted a new Code of Practice for the care and handling of horses and this document can be found on the Equine Canada website: www.equinecanada.ca found on the home page and can be easily downloaded.  Equine Canada also has a final draft of a new publication, “Equine Canada’s Best Practices Guide for Buying or Selling a Horse”.  This publication will hopefully soon be available.

 

I remind our members for those of you who are on Facebook to visit the Canadian Hanoverian Society pages.  Breeding news, horses for sale and other information can be posted there.  Also, there is a Facebook page that is very good for listing only registered Hanoverian horses for sale, aptly titled, Hanoverian Horses for Sale.  Postings here are from all over the United States and Canada.

 

Inspection Dates for 2014

 

Saturday July 19                                  Stallion licensing

Parkwood Stables, Rockwood, ON

 

Wednesday September 3                      9am Foal Registrations

Parkwood Stables, Rockwood, ON       1pm Foal Show

Followed by Young Breeder Training (if sufficient interest)

 

Thursday September 4                         9am Mare Performance Test

Parkwood Stables                                Followed by Mare Show and Mare Inspections

 

Friday September 5                              Mare and foal inspection (open to outside horses

Ferme de Lys                                      for inspection)

 

Saturday September 6                          9am Foal Registrations

South Lane Farm, Vankleek Hill, ON     1pm Foal Show

 

Sunday September 7                            8:30am Mare Performance Test

South Lane Farm                                 Followed by Mare Show and Mare Inspections

 

Monday September 8                           RCMP inspection (closed to public)

 

Wednesday September 10                    1pm Mare Performance Test

Teradan Farms, Calgary, AB.                Followed by annual meeting of the Western Breeders Club and the Canadian Hanoverian Society

 

Thursday September 11                                   9am Foal Registrations and Foal Show

Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB             Followed by Mare Show and Mare Inspections

 

Monday September 15                         10-11am Foal Registrations and Mare Inspections

Winnipeg, Manitoba                             Possibly MPT and Mare Show (if sufficient entries TBD)

Location TBD

 

Tuesday September 16                        Foal registrations and Mare Inspections

Dreamscape Farm, Langley, B.C.

 

Wednesday September 17                    Foal registrations and Mare Inspections

Dreamcatcher Meadows,                      Followed by Young Breeder Training if sufficient interest.

Pemberton, B.C.

 

Sunday September 21                          Foal Registrations and Foal Show followed by Mare

PEI Location TBD                                Performance Test, Mare Inspections and Mare Show

 

 

Western Canada

Entries for all inspection sites go to Judy Kley, email judykley@hotmail.com  Ph. (403) 931-4886

Deadline date: August 16

Eastern Canada

Entries for all sites go to your host inspection site.

Deadline PEI: August 30

Deadlines Ontario shows: August 9

 

Parkwood Stables, Rockwood, Ontario

R.R. 3, 5712 4th Line, Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0

Information: Ted and Elaine Parkinson, email: elaine@parkwoodstables.com Ph:(519) 856-4319  www.parkwoodstables.com

 

Southlane Farm, Vankleek Hill, Ontario

2875 Barb Road  Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1R0

Information : Joe and Louise Palmer,  Email:  louise@southlanefarm.comPh: (613) 674-3209 www.southlanefarm.com

 

Prince Edward Island

Location TBD

Entries and information: Ruth A. Hanselpacker, email: hanselpacker@hotmail.com , Ph. (902)-940-7516

 

2014 Inspection Information

 

In order to have a foal registered, a mare inspected or performance tested and to participate in the mare shows you must be a member of the Hannoveraner Verband and either the Hanoverian Breeders Club of Eastern Canada or the Hanoverian Breeding Club of Western Canada.

 

If you require stabling please contact the hosts for each site directly to reserve stalls.

 

All entries must use the 2014 Entry form (included as an attachment with this newsletter) and is available on our website  https://www.canadianhanoverians.com/.

 

Applications for the Parkwood Stables and Southlane Farm Inspections should be sent directly to the respective host inspection sites.  As in previous years, applications for inspections in Western Canada (British Columbia; Alberta; and Manitoba) should be sent to Judy Kley.  Please refer to the entry form found at the end of the newsletter.

 

Only under exceptional circumstances will late applications be accepted, and are subject to a $50 per horse late fee.

 

Photography:  Mary White from Lone Oak Equine Photography www.loneoakequinephoto.comwill be taking picturing for the 2 Eastern Canadian Club inspection sites to be held at Southlane Farm and Parkwood Stables.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

FOAL REGISTRATION

 

Foals are eligible by approved stallions which have been entered into the stud book – stallion division – of the Hannoveraner Verband e.V. in the 2013 or 2014 breeding season and out of mares which have been entered into a division of the HV studbook. The foals must be presented together with their dams.

 

Don’t forget to bring the Abfohlmeldung with you and the original pedigree papers of the mother of your foal.

The Fee for Foal passports is $195.00, the branding fee of foals is $15.00, DNA test (mandatory) $50.

MARE INSPECTION

 

Every Mare in the Hanoverian breeding program needs to pass a mare inspection. The minimum age is three years, there is no age limit.  The following mares are eligible:

 

Hanoverian and Hessian mares:

  • need a valid four generation pedigree for the main-stud-book
  • need a minimum total score of 6 and no sub-score below 5 at the stud book inspection

 

Non Hanoverian mares:

1.  Thoroughbred mares; Arab mares; Anglo-Arab mares can be accepted into the studbook if the following criteria are met: Minimum total score of 7 in the studbook inspection with no subscore below 5 and a trot score of 7. They can upgrade into the main stud book with a performance record in dressage, show jumping or eventing or a good mare performance test. A trot score below 7 can be compensated through such a good performance record.  Of course they need approved papers.

 

  1. Warmblood mares need to qualify for main-stud-book. The following criteria are to be met:
  • 4 generations of approved populations
  • both sire and dam must be entered into the studbook of a breed society whose breeding programme is approved.
  • papers from a breed society whose registration system is approved.
  • Grading requirements:studbook inspection with a minimum total score of 7 and no subscore below 5.

 

Pedigrees of non Hanoverian mares should be forwarded to the Verband´s office in Verden for approval well in advance of the inspections.
Schedule of fees in Canada 2014 (all Can. $)

 

Entrance fees       

  1. for new active members        350.00
  2. for new passive members       60.00

Studbook inspection fees      

  1. for three-year-old Hanoverian main/studbook mares    100.00
  2. for older Hanoverian main/studbook mares                  120.00
  3. for non Hanoverian main/studbook mares                    200.00

 

Mare Performance Test fee      $100.00 ($60 fee +$40 to the Canadian club)

Mare Show entry fee                   20.00

 

You do not have to send payment with your entry form.  Payment will be collected at each inspection site.

Please don´t forget the mares’ original pedigree papers!

We ask all participants to arrive at the inspection site at least half an hour before the beginning.

MARE PERFORMANCE TEST

 

Mare performance test are planned this year at Prince Edward Island, Parkwood Stables, Southlane Farm, Spruce Meadows.

Eligible are three year old and older mares who are entered in the main stud book or who are eligible for such an entry. Mare tests will be held if at least 3 mares are nominated for the test. The mare test fee is $60.00.


MARE SHOW

 

Mare shows are planned this year at Prince Edward Island, Parkwood Stables, Southlane Farm and  Spruce Meadows. They will, however, only be conducted if there are enough entries.
Mare show classes:

  1. Two year old Hanoverian mares who fulfill the pedigree requirements for main main stud book.
  2. Three year old Hanoverian main stud book mares.
  3. Four year old Hanoverian main stud book mares.
  4. Five year and older Hanoverian main stud book mares (this class might be divided according to the number of entries).

PREMIUM MARES

 

At the mare shows, a mare can obtain the title of an “Premium Mare Candidate”. This is the equivalent to the title “Staatsprämienstute” which can only be awarded in Germany.

 

Regulations for the award of the title of an “Premium Mare” in Canada

 

  1. The mare must either carry the Canadian Hanoverian hip brand or the brand of the Verband or the brand of another approved Hanoverian society and must be entered into the main studbook.
  2.  Her dam must be entered into the main studbook.
  3. The mare must have passed her mare performance test at the age of five at the latest with the following results:

 

Average “gaits” Average “rideability” Average “jumping”
Versatile mares 7.0 7.0 7.0
Dressage-talented mares 7,25 5.0
Jumping talented mares 6.0 7.25

 

  1. The title is awarded to three- or four-year-old mares. On principle the title is awarded at an official mare show by the respective judges commission. The mares are graded and – by analogy with the proceeding in Germany – classified into Ia and I. If no mare show takes place in a region then the title is awarded at a studbook inspection where two official judges are present.

 

  1. The mare must not be a roarer. The veterinary examination on this fault must be carried out in the year in which the title is awarded. The respective veterinary surgeons are designated in co-operation with the VhW.

 

6. The mare must give birth to a live foal which is registered with the Verband. The mare is recorded as Premium Mare Candidate as long as she has not fulfilled this requirement. If the mare does not give birth to a live foal she is not awarded the title and no financial or any other grants (see point 7/8) are given.

 

  1. State’s Premium Candidates which are imported from Germany will receive the full title of a State’s Premium Mare if they give birth to a foal in Canada and fulfill all the other Verband requirements.

 

8. The owners of Premium Mares and Premium Mare Candidates respectively can be paid a premium by the two Canadian horse breeding clubs. The horse breeding clubs themselves are responsible for the provision of the necessary funds and the way in which payment is effected.

 

9.  The title Premium Mare is noted down on the pedigree paper and is recorded as part of the name of the mare as soon as all the requirements (also concerning the foal) have been met. The abbreviations are EM. and EM-CA.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR STALLION LICENSING FOR THE HV STALLION BOOK

 

Two year old and older Hanoverian stallions, whose dams and dams’ mothers are main stud book mares. Their sires and the sires of their five female ancestors in the direct dam lines must belong to approved populations and fulfill the registration requirements of the Verband.

 

Important: Stallions which are five years old and older must already be performance tested before presentation.

 

Non Hanoverians stallions need to meet the performance criteria before being presented. Please inquire further details at the Verband´s office.

Requirements

The stallions will be judged in hand, in loose running and free jumping, three-year-old and older stallions need to be presented under saddle. Criteria are conformation, gaits and free jumping in an indoor arena.

A veterinary examination including x-rays has to be made in advance (forms can be ordered from the AHS office).

Application

Applications for stallion licensing must be made to the office of the American Hanoverian Society. The original pedigree paper must be enclosed to the application. A fee of US$500.00 per stallion will be charged.

 

 

Guidelines  FOR STALLION LICENSING in Canada

 

A stallion licensing will take place at Parkwood Stables, Rockwood, Ontario on Saturday July 19th.  For information and to send entries please contact Tanja Coors at the Verband.  Her email address is: tcoors@hannoveraner.com and telephone number is 49 (9) 4231 673 719.

 

Eligible for presentation are:

–        Three year old and older Hanoverian stallions, whose dams and dams’ mothers are main stud book mares. Their sires and the sires of their five female ancestors in the direct dam lines must belong to approved populations and fulfill the registration requirements of the Verband. Stallions which are seven years old and older must meet the performance requirements before presentation.

 

–        Four-year-old and older non-Hanoverians stallions with an approved pedigree. These stallions must meet the performance requirements before being presented. Please inquire further details at the Verband´s office.

Requirements

Stallions will be judged in hand, under saddle for the evaluation of the three gaits, in loose running and free jumping.

Five year old stallions have the choice to jump under saddle or in free jumping.

Six year and older dressage stallions can be excused from the jumping part.

Six year and older jumping stallions are expected to jump a four fence course.

Judging criteria are type, conformation, gaits and jumping ability in an indoor arena.

To be presented with a snaffle bit in hand and under saddle. No boots or bandages when gaits are judged.

X-rays have to be made in advance and forwarded to the German head office. A clinical veterinary examination can be done right after the stallion licensing.

Application

Applications for stallion licensing must be made to the office of Hannoveraner Verband. The original horse passport or pedigree paper must be given to the commission on the day of the licensing.  A fee of Can $550.00 per stallion will be charged.

 

 

 

Draft Minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Canada Hanoverian Breeder’s Club on April 6, 2014

 

Board Members Present:

Ferdinand Haupt, President

Inga Hamilton, Vice-President

Ted Parkinson, Director

Isabelle Schmid, Director

Absent:

Joe Palmer, Director

Ursula Hosking, Treasurer

 

Canadian Hanoverian Society

Michael Boyd, President

 

  1. Call to Order

Mr. Haupt called the meeting to order.  He invited roundtable introduction of Board members and all attendees, which included participants as far away as Prince Edward Island.

 

2.  Website

Kathleen Richardson indicated that the website will be redesigned to accommodate a bilingual format.  Mathilde Vincent will do all the translation work and also has agreed to manage the website for the club.

 

3. Minutes of the 2013 AGM

Kathleen Richardson read the minutes on behalf of Ms. Hosking read from the AGM of 2013. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Mike Boyd and seconded by Louise Masek.

 

  1. Report of the Treasurer

Kathleen Richardson shared our Financial Report, Year ending 2013 on behalf of Ms. Hosking.

A motion to approve was put forward by Inga Hamilton and was seconded Ted Parkinson.

 

  1. CHS Report

Mike Boyd presented a report on the Canadian Hanoverian Society.

Premium Mare plaques:  Ferdi Haupt has agreed to order them again this year for eligible mares.

Foal’s name on passport:  there is a new fee of 30 Euros to enter a name and 60 Euros to rename (prior to entry into the studbook).  There is no fee for entry of a name at the studbook inspection.

Fee for foreign Hanoverian stallion has been dropped.

US Dressage Federation Awards Program:  the CHS is a member for 2014 at a cost of $400/yr.  This allows Canadian horses to be eligible to participate in this program.

Young Breeder Championships:  Jill Giese and Elaine Parkinson have agreed to host a ½ day seminar at their respective inspections if there is sufficient interest.

There are approximately 180 full members of the Canadian Hanoverian Society.

 

6.  Inspection Tour dates

 

The Hanoverian Verband has confirmed that Maren Schlender will judge the Mare Shows and Foal Inspections.   For the first time, a stallion licensing will be held in Canada; Dr. Christmann and 2 judges from the AHS will officiate.

 

Saturday July 19                                  Stallion licensing

Parkwood Stables, Rockwood, ON

 

Wednesday September 3                      9am Foal Registrations

Parkwood Stables, Rockwood, ON       1pm Foal Show

Followed by Young Breeder Training (if sufficient interest)

 

Thursday September 4                         9am Mare Performance Test

Parkwood Stables                                Followed by Mare Show and Mare Inspections

 

Friday September 5                              Mare and foal inspection (open to outside horses

Ferme de Lys                                      for inspection)

 

Saturday September 6                          9am Foal Registrations

South Lane Farm, Vankleek Hill, ON     1pm Foal Show

 

Sunday September 7                            8:30am Mare Performance Test

South Lane Farm                                 Followed by Mare Show and Mare Inspections

 

Monday September 8                           RCMP inspection (closed to public) RCMP inspection (closed to public)

 

Wednesday September 10                    1pm Mare Performance Test

Teradan Farms, Calgary, AB.                Followed by annual meeting of the Western Breeders Club and the Canadian Hanoverian Society

 

Thursday September 11                                   9am Foal Registrations and Foal Show

Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB             Followed by Mare Show and Mare Inspections

 

Monday September 15                         10-11am Foal Registrations and Mare Inspections

Winnipeg, Manitoba                             Possibly MPT and Mare Show (if sufficient entries TBD)

Location TBD

 

Tuesday September 16                        Foal registrations and Mare Inspections

Dreamscape Farm, Langley, B.C.

 

Wednesday September 17                    Foal registrations and Mare Inspections

Dreamcatcher Meadows,                      Followed by Young Breeder Training if sufficient interest.

Pemberton, B.C.

 

Sunday September 21                          Foal Registrations and Foal Show followed by Mare

PEI Location TBD                                Performance Test, Mare Inspections and Mare Show

 

 

7. Semen Import from Celle

Mike Boyd reported that a total of 79 doses were ordered for 2014.  The CHS also has an inventory of a number of stallions on hand.  Profits are down this year due to the drop in the Canadian dollar early in the new year.

 

8. Stallion Service Auction

Kathleen Richardson reported that participation was very good in the 3rd annual event.  There were 17 offerings from a total of 26 stallions, along with 2 doses of frozen semen donated by Celle. Over the duration of the auction, 16 were bid on and sold. After expenses, this auction made $5,990.00 for the Canadian Hanoverian Society.   The auction will be held again in 2015.  Kathleen was congratulated on a job well done, and thanked for her for her tireless effort in this undertaking.

 

9.  Elections

The motion to approve the following slate of nominees was put forward by Mike Boyd and seconded by Nick Huitema.

 

President:  Kathleen Richardson

V-P:  Inga Hamilton

Past President: Ferdi Haupt

Directors:

Ruth Hanselpacker (Maritime region)

Ted Parkinson (Ontario West)

Louise Masek (Ontario West)

Isabelle Schmid (Ontario East)

Lynda Tetreault (Quebec)

 

10.  Future location of AGM

This decision was delegated to the new Board.

 

11.  2013 Inspection Awards

 

The framed awards were presented to owners of the winning horses.

 

12. Other Business

Young Horse Development Clinic – the suggestion was made to hold a clinic(s) with the goal to make our young horses more marketable.  Kathleen Richardson agreed to take on the organization of this task.

 

Kathleen Richardson moved to adjourn the meeting. Mike Boyd seconded the motion.

 

 

Hanoverian Breeders Club Young Horse Development Program by Kathleen Richardson

 

Our Eastern Canada Breeders Club has committed to developing a program focusing on the correct starting and training of young horses, for sport.  It is targeted towards breeders, trainers and riders of young warmblood sport-horses.

 

At this stage we will be in test mode – starting with 2 weekend-long clinics, scheduled for late 2014. If these are successful / well-received, a 3rd clinic would be scheduled for late March 2015, east of Montreal – this one with additional focus on early training for hunters / jumpers, as well as the young horses targeted towards dressage. A second program assessment would follow this 3rd clinic.

 

Clinician will be Inga Hamilton – a certified Verband judge and seasoned trainer / competitor. Inga grew up in Germany where she apprenticed with Helga & Hans Joachim Koehler for 3 years. After immigrating in the late 1980′s to Canada, she showed Dressage up to Grand Prix. She has been an auction rider at the Hanoverian auction in Verden, Germany and is part of the Hanoverian inpection team as well as Mare Performance Test rider. Inga served as President of the Hanoverian Breeders Club of Eastern Canada for many of its early years.

 

Please join me in extending warmest thanks to Siri Ingebrigsten, to Elaine and Ted Parkinson, and to Samuel Jeannson who have donated their facilities to make these clinics possible. Each of them is keenly involved in the development of Hanoverian sport-horses in Canada, and supportive of spreading correct training and management techniques to other breeders, trainers and owners.

 

Tentative Schedule:

 

Clinic one is scheduled for October 5 and 6, 2014, at Avante-Garde Equestrian (http://www.avant-gardeequestrianfarm.ca/) located 30 minutes from Ottawa and Shawville, 12 minutes from Aylmer, Quebec.

 

Clinic two is scheduled for November 15 and 16, 2014 at Parkwood Stables  (http://www.parkwoodstables.com/) located northeast of Guelph, west of Toronto, 20 minutes north of Highway 401.

 

Pricing:

 

We are attempting to keep the price for the clinic and stabling as reasonable as possible. It will likely range from $90 for 3 year olds (30 minute sessions) to $120 for 4 and 5 year olds (45 minute sessions).

 

Enrollment:

 

We should have room for about 10 horses per day, and any warmblood sport horse aged 3 to 5 is welcome to participate, although preference will be given to Hanoverians, if there is a space problem.

 

Full details and enrolment forms will be distributed shortly, via email, the CHS website, and the CHS Facebook page. Reservations are confirmed once monies are received.

 

 

International Young Breeders Training to be offered at Dreamcatcher Meadows

by Jill Geise

 

A unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top equine experts will be available shortly to the general public at Pemberton’s internationally reknowned breeding and training center, Dreamcatcher Meadows.  Starting this summer, a series of formal and informal clinics will be take place at this Hanoverian breeding and training center.  The primary objective is to teach horse and pony enthusiasts (you don’t have to be an owner) how to identify the characteristics desirable in an equine athlete, explaining along the way how certain traits are important to individual disciplines such as jumping, trail riding, dressage, etc.  Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.  Underlying this initiative is the exciting objective selecting a team of young horse enthusiasts to make up teams to participate in the International Young Breeders Championship, a competition held every two years in one of over 25 participating countries.  In 2015 the team members will travel to the finals held in England.

 

The purpose of the International Young Breeders Competition (IYBC) is to bring young horse breeding enthusiasts together, spanning a variety of breed societies, countries, and languages. The competition is open to youth between the ages of 16 and 25, with each team consisting of up to six members, split between two age groups (16-19, 20-25 years old).  The IYBC has four “heats” of competition, with three involving live interaction with a horse supplied by the host country: judging of conformation (the physical attributes of the horse and its movement), free jumping (rating the form and style that a horse presents while jumping over obstacles without a rider), and presenting a horse :in-hand” (grooming, braiding and showing a horse in the show ring) , and a written multiple choice exam.  Participants compete for individual placings and overall team scores.  However, the primary objective aim is to educate the future horse breeders while providing a unique opportunity to make new friends, thereby creating an informed international breeding network for tomorrow.

 

The original idea for the Young Breeders Competition was born in Germany some 20 years ago in Verden Germany by the president of  the Hanoverian Studbook, Dr. Ludwig Christmann.  His friendship with Dreamcatcher Meadows founders Jill Giese and John Dingle spans decades, with him personally visiting the Pemberton “Deckstation” (approved stud) annually to assess and discuss the farm’s award-winning herd of Hanoverians.  Dr. Christmann wanted to get young equestrians more involved in breeding matters. His idea was warmly welcomed and soon clubs for young breeders were formed by Europe’s breed associations, ultimately spreading to encompass 26 countries around the world. In 2001, the Hanoverian Studbook organized the first International Young Breeders Competition, which took place at European Dressage Championships in Verden, Germany. Teams from Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, as well as 12 German breed associations participated in the event.  Under the guidance of Dr. Christmann himself, Dreamcatcher Meadows hopes to form and coach two teams: one representing  the Canadian Hanoverian Society and another for the American Warmblood Society.

 

Dreamcatcher Meadows has already educated a IYBC competitor through their residential rider program. Nicole Berthelot, now 20, attended the 2013 Championship in Sweden as a junior member of the Canadian Warmblood team. “The atmosphere was amazing,” she described “I spent 4 days with some of the most enthusiastic, passionate horse people I have ever met.” The weekend wasn’t just about the competition, Berthelot explained. Competitiors also participated in an arrangement of activities from field trips, a skit night, a dance, and a bonus grooming competition.  Her Junior Team placed third overall out of 20 other breed associations, with Berthelot herself placing 10th individually overall. She is most proud of the Canadian Warmblood Junior Team’s First Place win in the bonus grooming and turnout competition.

 

The four categories of the International Young Breeders Championships are the designed to evaluate one’s knowledge, not just about horses, but of breeding topics as well. The written test covers husbandry, terminology and reproduction knowledge. For the conformation judging, three horses are shown at walk, trot and at a stand still. After judging the horses on their paces and conformation\, each competitors’ ‘scores’ are compared for accuracy against an official judges’ scores. Judging the horses free jumping is done much the same way. “Judges realize that individual judges score within a personal range; what one judge qualifies as a ‘8’ is another judge’s ‘6’ on a scorecard.” Berthelot explains  “there is always a ‘demo’ horse that goes first and the official judge presents their scoring numbers oral to all competitors. That way you can score the horses relative to that particular judge’s style.”

The final component to the competition is the in-hand presentation of the horse. Each competitor is matched randomly to one of a number of horses provided by the host country, then is required to present their given horse on “the triangle” for inspection. Official judges then score each competitor on how well they presented the horse and it’s traits and faults. The bonus competition- in 2013 a grooming section- is definitely a favourite among competitors. Teams go above and beyond, pushing the ‘standard’ to show grooming and turnout of the horse from the breed society their members are representing. While braiding and polishing up each horse in the ‘traditional manner’ some breed associations try to show off their unique flare. At this particular competition for example, the Irish had a lucky four leaf quarter marker etched onto their horse and the Belgium Warmblood team made sure everyone knew where they came from by using coloured elastics while braiding to make their flag pattern appear in their horse’s mane.”

 

This summer Dreamcatcher Meadows will offer a series of informal training sessions for youths expressing interest in the program.  In order to be inclusive rather than exclusive,  most seminars and clinics will be open to interested equestrians of all ages.  This includes the first formal Young Breeders Training Course, currently scheduled to take place at Dreamcatcher Meadows on September 17th, 2014. Maren Schlender of the Hannoveraner Verband, Verden Germany will judge the annual Hanoverian inspection at Dreamcatcher Meadows and then stay on to offer a formal training seminar, duration of course depending on participant numbers.  Schlender, a one-time IYBC youth competitor and current coach of the winning German youth team is also a board member of the International Young Breeders Organization.  Dreamcatcher Meadows is honoured to host her and share her expertise to horse enthusiasts of all ages.

Additional training courses will be taught by USDF licensed sport horse judges, including Chairperson Kristi Wysocki.   Dreamcatcher Meadows is also running residential and non-residential riding and non-riding training throughout the summer.  There are many exciting educational concepts in the works!  If you or someone you know is interested in participating or helping in the organization, Dreamcatcher Meadows welcomes your interest!   For further information contact:  Jill Giese at equimat@telus.net; www.dreamcatchermeadows.com;  www.young-breeders.com

 

 

News from Club Members:

 

from Western Club member Jill Giese:  The 2013 Year-End Awards for the Northwest Sport Horse Breeders Association took place Saturday June 7 at Olympia Washington.  Eventers, Dressage enthusiasts, Jumpers and general sport horse enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest and Canada attended the association’s annual general meeting followed by  the announcement of the champions from the 2013 show season.  Pemberton’s world-class Hanoverian breeding and training center, Dreamcatcher Meadows, was personally represented by client Leroy “Bus” Fuller, founder of the Earls, Joeys and Cactus Club restaurant chains along with 17 year old staff member and rider Kirsten Mitchell.  They arrived at Olympia via Seattle where Kirsten received celebrity treatment aaccompanying Bus as he opened the new Earls in the city.

 

Kirsten and her mother’s 5 year old Hanoverian mare, Lady of the Dance DMV, were awarded the Champion Mare Materiale Horse of the Year (HOY), and Reserve Champion Mature Mare HOY, with Fuller’s EM (Premium mare) Ballerina DMV taking the Champion spot in the latter category.  Whistler resident Anna Scott’s EMC Radiance DMV placed third.  Tony Ma of Vancouver saw his co-owned stallion, Lordsley DMV crowned Reserve Champion HOY in both the Young Stallion In-Hand and Materiale divisions.  Mature Stallion Champion HOY went to ES (Premium stallion) Dreammaster DMV with half-brother Lordsley DMV crowned Colt/Gelding Materiale Champion HOY.  Shelley Sharpe and David Evans of Whistler were delighted that their now two year old filly Wonderful Dream DMV was named Reserve Champion Yearling HOY.

 

Dreamcatcher Meadows is named for foundation mare EM Dreamcatcher, the now 18 year old queen of the farm.  She was one of five horses flown from England to Pemberton in 2004 with owners Jill Giese and John Dingle to set up the facility with the mandate of sharing the genetics and knowledge gained from a 12 year stint based in Europe.  Flying with Dreamcatcher (or Aria as she is known on the farm) were her then yearling embryo transfer triplets (ES Dreammaster DMV, Dreammaker DMV and Dreaming DMV) and then 3 year old Rivaldi, the reknowned hunter-jumper champion owned and competed by Whistler real estate star Sally Warner.  Aria has produced  a total of six embryo transfer offspring (born to recipient mothers from the farm’s rescued mare herd) yet never been pregnant for more than seven days, allowing Jill to train and successfully compete her to Grand Prix level dressage.  She is also the mother of EMC Radiance DMV and twins Lancelot DMV and Lady of the Dance DMV.  Her daughter Dreaming DMV (the 18 hands high gentle giant who is blind in one eye) is dam of EM Ballerina DMV, Lordsley DMV and Rollo DMV (owned by Jo Greene of Pemberton).  It was not a difficult decision for the NWSHBA to crown EM Dreamcatcher the Broodmare of the Year based on the countless victories of her offspring.

 

Dreamcatcher Meadows was honoured with the most coveted prize of the evening, NWSHBA Breeder of the Year, adding to previously awarded titles: USDF Dressage Sporthorse Breeder of the Year and AWS North American Breeder of the Year.  John and Jill were unable to attend the Washington ceremony personally as John was on his eleventh day of making hay for his charges and Jill was looking after the newest arrival at the farm, a filly sister to Shape and Evan’s Wonderful Dream DMV. They are very grateful to Kirsten and Bus for representing the farm, their clients, the victorious steeds and of course, to the volunteer organizers and members of the NWSHBA.

Jill commented:  “We love to take the time to attend such events, a rare opportunity to meet up with members, many of whom have become good friends, and to celebrate the results of the combined efforts of our staff, clients and professionals who support us in our endeavours.  However, as always, the needs of the animals come first, and we stayed home for the less glamorous part of what we do.   Their daily care is our passion.  We are honoured to be recognized this way and hope it encourages equestrian enthusiasts in this country to buy the quality stock born right here rather than going abroad. John adds he is delighted that the “The Class of 2014” foals are all now safely on the ground, including embryo transfer twins from donor mare EM Ballerina DMV (a colt “Wonderful Mr. Fuller DMV” and filly Wishing Star DMV), an embryo transfer colt from Lady of the Dance DMV, (“Wingman DMV”)and Dreammaster DMV’s son, “Demonstrator DMV”.

The foals will be inspected at the farm by the judges of the Hannoveraner Verband from Verden Germany on September 17 followed by a two day course open to all interested in breeding (you don’t have to own a horse) to be taught by German judge Maren Schlender.  The course will also be mandatory training for youngsters age 15 to 25 hoping to become team members to compete at next year’s final in England at the International Young Breeders Championships.  Anyone interested in attending the inspection and/or the course can learn more at www.dreamcatchermeadows.com or watch for updates on the farm’s Facebook group page “Dreamcatcher Meadows”.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

For sale:   2 straws of Dauphin semen $250. Semen is rocket fuel as I have had two pregnancies from the rest of the dose.  One dose of Grey Top. $350.  Both located in Joliette Quebec at Transbio.  One frozen dose ( still in USA) of Scimitar. $300 plus shipping. (Sylvio-Calypso II)  Ingrid Matthiessen at: imajacre@gmail.com

 

Position wanted: My Name is Leslie Beilken, I’m eighteen years old and live in Bremen, Germany. In June I graduated high school and have my Abitur (equivalent to A level).  I have experience with horses since my childhood, as my family breeds Hanoverian Horses. Therefore I have knowledge with handling young horses and I’m used to ride and care for several horses every day. My main interest is in show jumping, but I also enjoy the daily dressage work. At the moment I’m competing show jumping up to the 1.30 class (also with youngsters).

I would like to go abroad for about half a year to improve my riding and language skills. I’m self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and enjoy working in a team. I would like to do the general work at the barn and to groom, but I also would like the opportunity to ride. I have no fear riding young horses and like to school them. Of course, I have a driver’s license including trailer.

If you are interested and want to get in contact with me, you can reach me by e-mail at:  lesliebeilken@gmail.com

 

Position available: 2013 North American Sporthorse Breeder of the Year (USDF, AWS & NWSHBA) Hanoverian breeding and training centre, Dreamcatcher Meadows, located 30 mins from Whistler BC is hiring a  new full-time team member to assist in backing and training our homebred young horse talent.  Must have excellent seat and established record of young horse experience (supply photos, video and reference ).  Excellent accommodation, pay, competition opportunity, benefits.  Start immediately.  Contact John by e-mail at: equimat@telus.net www.dreamcatchermeadows.com  www.equimats.com

 

Dry Shippers: The club owns two dry shippers which are available for rent to club members at $50 per use of two weeks or less, plus all shipping charges.  Contact Michael Boyd at mmboyd@rogers.com or (416) 239-0624.

 

As this newsletter and periodic updates are sent by email, please forward your updated email address to Isabelle at bravenia@gmail.com or call (613) 272-2301. Thank you!

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