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The Hanoverian Breeders Clubs of Eastern & Western Canada were founded in 1994 and 1995 respectively.  The clubs are affiliated with Verband hannoversher Warmblutzuchter (The Society of Hanoverian Warmblood Breeders) in Germany.

The clubs are non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting the breeding of Hanoverian horses in Canada. By virtue of guidelines set out by the The German Society of Hanoverian Warmblood Breeders, the goal of the Eastern & Western Canadian Hanoverian Breeding Club is to produce a noble horse with a cooperative temperament, elastic gaits, correct conformation, and outstanding ability in international equestrian disciplines.

Our club aims to maintain and improve the breeding of Hanoverian horses in Canada and is committed to organizing and participating in shows to promote the breeding of Hanoverian horses.


Members and horses attend exhibitions to promote the Hanoverian breed and anyone interested in breeding or becoming a member please fill out the membership form.


Canadian Hanoverian Society Chair

Ursula Hosking

Eastern Canada President

Inga Hamilton

Western Canada President

George von Platen


The Hanoverian breed traces its roots to the German province of Lower Saxony, where in 1735 a state-operated stable of stallions, or Landgestüt, was founded at the behest of King George II, located in the town of Celle. The aim of the state stud was to produce a robust carriage horse that was also well suited for military service.

To ensure that its goals were realized, the Landgestüt carefully recorded the pedigrees of their stallions and also the mares bred to them, through the establishment of the “Hanoverian Warmblood Studbook.”

This tradition, unique to the Hanoverian breed, was upheld by the state until 1922, at which time the duty of maintaining the Hanoverian Warmblood Studbook passed to a union of 54 local clubs. The Society of Hanoverian Warmblood Breeders was thus born and has striven to maintain the strict pedigree of the Hanoverian horse to this day.

The Hanoverian Studbook is comprised of some 19,000 active broodmares and over 450 approved breeding stallions. The aim of the society itself is to advise breeders in all questions of breeding, keeping horses and also to induce a standard breeding measure for the Hanoverian horse; “A rideable, noble, big framed and correct warmblood horse, which on the basis of its natural abilities, its temperament and character is suitable as a performance as well as pleasure horse.”

The Society of Hanoverian Breeders has expanded from its humble roots in Germany to regions throughout the world.

The State Stud at Celle, Germany

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