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International Dressage and Show Jumping Festival starts off with amazing Herwart von der Decken-Show

Stunning quality in Verden!

The Hanoverian mares presented their superb quality at the Herwart von der Decken-Show in Verden. Best three-year-old dressage mare was state premium candidate Liliefee by Londontime/Falkland.

State premium candidate Diarada KJ by Diarado/Contendro convinced in the division of show jumping mares, and state premium candidate Luciana by Lauries Crusador xx/Hohenstein was honoured with the oak wreath in the division of halfbred mares.

“The mares convinced with their outstanding quality, and this in all divisions,” breeding manager Dr. Werner Schade summarized. 72 of the best three-year-old Hanoverian mares competed at the Verband’s mare show. “A true athlete without any weak points. She convinced and delighted the audience any time. It must be a great feeling to ride her,” were Scott Hassler’s comments on the victorious dressage mare, state premium candidate Liliefee who was bred and exhibited by Friedo Dodenhoff, Horstedt. The American dressage rider and instructor came to Verden as national coach of the US-team, and together with the well-known show jumping instructor Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst, Konrad Boeth, member of the executive board of the Hannoveraner Verband, and breeding manager Dr. Werner Schade, he acted as judge at the Herwart von der Decken-Show. And all of them agreed: The expressive chestnut mare displayed fantastic self-carriage and an incredible power from the hindquarter on the triangle and was rewarded with spontaneous applause from the well-crowded stands.

The show started with the show jumping mares. They exhibited all their qualities during free jumping under the open sky. “We saw a clearly positive development in the show jumping class. All mares had big-framed conformations and an outstanding potential,” Dr. Werner Schade said. “It was a pretty homogenous group. All mares were bred to accomplish outstanding performances which is very important at international level,” Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst said. The victorious mare, state premium mare Diarada KG by Diarado/Contendro (breeder and exhibitor: Klaus Jürgens, Sehnde-Bolzum) shined with her powerful take-off and her active back with a fantastic work ethic over the fences.

State premium candidate Luciana by Lauries Crusador xx/Hohenstein dominated the division of halfbred mares when she entered the triangle as first mare of the competition. The dark-brown mare was bred by Uwe Heinrichs, Balje, and exhibited by Hermann Jarck, Himmelpforten. She left nothing to be desired as regards type and movement. “This is how halfbred mares should look like,” was the comment of Dr. Werner Schade.

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