A real fighting spirit! Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year: Perigueux Verden. He was in the limelight and he visibly enjoyed it: The Celle state stud stallion Perigueux is Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year. It was the second award for the typey chestnut in the Niedersachsenhalle, nine years ago the jumper sire was awarded the Grande Prize. This is another great recognition for the breeder Dr. Karl-Otto Jacobs, who is used to success. Perigueux by Perpignon/Stakkato was born on March 11, 2002 to Dr. Karl-Otto Jacobs in Bierbergen. After being reared at the Hunnesrück stallion breeding stud, the chestnut from the dam line of Jedraza passed his 300-day performance test in Adelheidsdorf. Awarded top scores, he came second in the test with 131.93 points in the jumping index. After his licensing in Verden in February 2006, his breeding career was initially marked out by remaining at the State Stud in Celle. Perigueux was first ridden by Joachim Winter, with whom he finished fifth in the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships in 2007. The next step on the career ladder came with the change of rider to Eva Bitter in 2009. Already in February 2010, the first successes in advanced (S) level were achieved, which were followed by numerous top international placings up to 1.60 metres as well as a German Championship title. "Perigueux lives from his attitude. He tries to do the right thing every day. Good in handling, but alert when it counts – a real fighting spirit!", said Eva Bitter. The chestnut did not return to the State Stud Celle after finishing his sport career, but spends his retirement with his rider in Bad Essen. Perigueux is not only convincing himself in international sport. He passes on his outstanding type and his technique over the jumps to his offspring. At the European Championships in Riesenbeck, his son Equine America Papa Roach came ninth with Victoria Gulliksen, the best individual result for Norway in the history of the Championships. Hans-Dieter Dreher has celebrated numerous international successes with Prinz. Currently Policeman with Omer Karaeavli, Prieure with Marco Kutscher and Primus vom Neumühler Hof with David Will can be found at the top of the results lists. In addition, there are Palina de l'Escaut, Pembroke, Pandora, Peter Pan and Paul Walker who cause a sensation internationally in the 1.50 metre course. A total of 82 offspring are successful in advanced (S) level show jumping competitions in Germany. But Perigueux has also gained an excellent reputation as a refiner. His son Pamero finished third in the World Championships for Young Eventing Horses and competed in Badminton, while Peppermint Patty FRH won the Hannoveraner Championships of eventing horses. His daughters Hann.Pr.St. Picarda and Hann.Pr.A. Poppy Lifton left the Herwart von der Decken Show as reserve Champion Mares of the jumping mares. In addition, there were another 44 premium mares or candidates. The German Equestrian Federation estimates Perigueux's breeding value for jumping at 149, in the Hannoveraner Verband's breeding value estimate it is 147. Together with R+V/Vereinigte Tierversicherung, the Hannoveraner Verband has been awarding a prize to an important Hannoveraner stallion since 1992. In addition to a high value cheque, the breeder receives an oil painting from the artist Manfred Busemann.
Photo: Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year: Perigueux (Photo: Hannoveraner Verband) Please note that the publication of the photo is free of charge only in connection with this press release.