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  • 30/07/2020

    Hannover's strong mares

  • Thomas Bach Jensen
    Thomas Bach Jensen


  • 13th Herwart von der Decken Show in Verden: Mare power is on the agenda when the best three-year old mares from Hannover and the Rhineland compete at the Herwart von der Decken Show on Thursday, August 6th.

    75 mares have been entered by the district associations. The kick-off at the facility on Lindhooper Straße will be the spectacular free jumping under the open sky starting at 9.30 am CET. At 1.15 p.m. CET the first dressage mare will then enter the triangular course.

    The trio of judges will score the quality of movement, jumping ability and conformation of the exquisite candidates for the coveted white-yellow sashes. In addition to Hartmut Wilking, Vice Chairman of the Hannoveraner Verband, and Breeding Director Ulrich Hahne, the renowned Danish horse expert and stallion owner, Ib Kirk from Katrinelund Stud, will be on the commission.

    Despite Corona, the district associations have ensured that the best of the 2017 crop will compete in Verden. The traditional mare shows were cancelled. Instead, mare performance tests were held throughout the entire breeding area, for which a special hygiene concept was developed. This was very well received by the breeders, especially because the best mares were awarded the Hannoveraner premium.

    The number of visitors in Verden is limited. But nobody should miss the Hanoverian mare power: The Herwart von der Decken-Show will be broadcasted via livestream from 9.30 a.m. CET all over the world. Further information visit the hannoveran website.