Proven breeding program.
Since 2002, Valkenhof Dressage has teamed with Webster Equestrian Ventures Inc. to offer a small Hanoverian breeding program mandated to provide quality dressage horses from established dressage lines. Our breeding selection within those lines selects for athleticism, superb temperament, and rideability.
The two mares that form the foundation of our breeding are of the well known Weltmeier lineage, Wolkenstein II and Wittinger, and to date there are offspring from such notable stallions as Rotspon, Hohenstein, Distlezar, Rio Grande, De Niro, San Remo, Fabuleux (son of Fabriano), and Don Principe (son of Donnerhall). Our State Premium mare Witta is by the Class 1 Elite Stallion Wolkenstein II (winner of his performance testing) and out of Cara by Cavalier.
The second component of our breeding operation resides in Germany near the seat of the Hanoverian Verband in Verden. Our second mare, Wicke, is the product of a small breeding farm that was run by Helmut Ostermeier (for more information see http://www.hannoveraner-zuchthof.de). She is also a states premium mare out of Wittinger by Herr Ostermeier’s states premium mare Wichita, now deceased. Purchased in early 2002 in foal to Hohenstein, we decided to leave her there due to the easy access to the stallions at the state run stallion station in Medingen. Wicke has had a series of successful offspring including Golo (w. Graf Top) and Donna (w. Donnerhall), before she was purchased by Webster Equestrian Ventures Inc., that serve to show what good qualities she passes on to her foals. She is likely one of the few mares to have three of her offspring participate in the Federal State Championships (Bundeschampionat) in Warendorf. Her 2002 filly Hermione 2 (w. Hohenstein) won the Lower Saxony Championship in 2005, achieved third place in the 2005 Bundeschampionat as a three year old and fourth place in the 2006 Bundeschampionat as a four year old.
- For information on the stallions: www.klosterhof-medingen.de
- Hanoverian Breeder’s Club of Eastern Canada: www.hanoverianbreedersclub.com
- Hanoverian Verband: www.hannoveraner.com