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The Hanoverian breed is one of the best-known of the German warmbloods. Today, Hanoverians are outstanding sports horses, yet that represents only a part of their long and regal history. These beautiful and athletic horses regularly perform at the highest international level, and many leading equestrians would buy a Hanoverian in preference to any other warmblood, however excellent. When breeders and trainers sell a Hanoverian they do so in the knowledge that their horse is one of the longest-established and most successful sports horses in the world.

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Hanoverian, Gelding, 9 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: SATISFACTION I | MF: CONCORDE
Jumping - Eventing - Leisure - Dressage
DE-21698
Bargstedt
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,723 to £21,205
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Hanoverian, Mare, Foal (02/2022), 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CHACOON-BLUE | MF: GALANT DE SEMILLY
Jumping - Dressage
DE-36304
Alsfeld
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,482 to £12,723
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 7 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: DIARADO | MF: CHACCO BLUE
Jumping
DE-26849
Filsum
€50,000
~ £42,410
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Hanoverian, Mare, 12 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: QUAID | MF: LANDSTALLMEISTER
Jumping - Leisure
Christina Langwerth
DE-30900
Wedemark
€9,000
~ £7,634 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Mare, 3 years, 15.3 hh, Brown
F: WELTJUNGE | MF: LAURIES CRUSADOR XX
Dressage - Breeding - Jumping
Ramona Wojtenko
DE-48527
Nordhorn
€7,500
~ £6,361 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 3 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: GRAF GALEN | MF: PROTEKTOR XX
Eventing - Jumping - Dressage
DE-28865
Lilienthal
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,482 to £12,723
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 14 years, 16.3 hh, Chestnut
F: FIDERTANZ | MF: WANTHANO H
Dressage
DE-91522
Ansbach
€40,000 to €100,000
price range ~£33,928 to £84,820
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Hanoverian, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark
F: DREAM BOY | MF: DARTAGNAN
Dressage
Burghof Brodhecker
DE-64560
Riedstadt
Price on request
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 1 year, Smoky-Black
F: COMME PRÉVU | MF: STALYPSO
Jumping
DE-37079
Göttingen
€5,500
~ £4,665
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 7 years, Chestnut That extra bit special Unicorn
F: LONDONTIME | MF: FRENCH KISS
Dressage
GB-NG12 5PU
Widmerpool
£25,000 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 1 year, 17 hh, Black LOOKING FOR A FUTURE SUPERSTAR?
F: SO UNIQUE | MF: SHOWMAKER
Dressage
SLF Stud
GB-HX6 3HA
SOWERBY BRIDGE
£12,000
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Hanoverian, Mare, 1 year, 16 hh, Chestnut A FILLY WITH “INTERNATIONAL” STAMPED ALL OVER HER!!
F: BELLANY | MF: CHARMEUR
Dressage
SLF Stud
GB-HX6 3HA
SOWERBY BRIDGE
£15,000
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 1 year, 16 hh, Black *FUTURE STAR* Picture Perfect Black Colt
F: DONIER | MF: VIVALDI
Dressage
SLF Stud
GB-HX6 3HA
SOWERBY BRIDGE
£10,000
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Hanoverian, Mare, 1 year, Chestnut Beautiful filly by garçon (gin tonic x Waldhorn x absatz)
F: GARÇON | MF: MEDOC
Dressage - Eventing
GB-Ng123hd
Nottinghamshire
£5,000
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 1 year, Gray Beautiful grey colt with excellent confirmation
F: FLORIN | MF: MEDOC
Dressage - Eventing
GB-Ng123hd
Nottingham
£4,500
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Hanoverian, Mare, 10 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut Beautiful Small Tour Schoolmistress
F: BRETTON WOODS | MF: DENIRO
Dressage
GB-CB75QH
Newmarket
£75,000
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Hanoverian, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark
F: FOR ROMANCE - DONNERSCHWEE GEB 07.01.2013 | MF: MILLENNIUM
Dressage - Breeding - Eventing
GB-BH21 5NA
Wimborne St Giles
£25,000 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 16 years, 16 hh, Bay
F: USEBIO | MF: LAMERTO
Jumping
Nagero Irish Sport Horses
GB-DOWN
DOWN
£12,500
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Hanoverian, Mare, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: BORSALINO | MF: LAURIES CRUSADOR XX
Dressage - Breeding - Eventing - Leisure
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
€20,000
~ £16,964 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 15.2 hh, Brown
F: FOUNDATION | MF: DE NIRO
Dressage - Eventing - Jumping - Leisure
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
€12,000
~ £10,178 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: SZENARIO | MF: SCHWARZENEGGER
Dressage - Eventing - Jumping - Leisure
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
€7,000
~ £5,937 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 6 years, 17 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: Bon Coeur | MF: RASCALINO
Dressage - Eventing
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
€40,000
~ £33,928 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 6 years, 17.2 hh, Chestnut
F: MORRICONE | MF: JAZZTIME
Dressage - Eventing
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
€15,000
~ £12,723 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Stallion, Foal (03/2022), 16.2 hh, Chestnut
F: BONDS | MF: QUATERBACK
Dressage
DE-35753
Greifenstein
€15,000
~ £12,723
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Hanoverian, Mare, 4 years, 15.3 hh, Bay-Dark
F: ST. SCHUFRO | MF: VIVALDI
Dressage - Jumping - Leisure
Dietrich Bargsten
DE-21717
Fredenbeck
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,482 to £12,723
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Hanoverian, Mare, Foal (03/2022), 16.3 hh, Black
F: DANCIER GOLD | MF: VISCOUNT
Dressage
Dietrich Bargsten
DE-21717
Fredenbeck
€12,500
~ £10,602
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 3 years, 15.2 hh, Brown
F: ROMAN NATURE | MF: FÜRST ROMANCIER
Dressage - Jumping - Leisure
Dietrich Bargsten
DE-21717
Fredenbeck
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,482 to £12,723
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Bay-Dark
F: VAGABOND DE LA POMME | MF: FOR KEEPS
Jumping - Eventing - Leisure - Dressage
Justine Kluge
DE-39387
Oschersleben
€9,700
~ £8,227 Negotiable
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Hanoverian, Stallion, Foal (04/2022), 17 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: SHU FU | MF: ROTSPON
Dressage
Petra Mohrmann
DE-21789
Wingst
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,482 to £12,723
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Use and characteristics of the Hanoverian

Strength combined with elegance is the hallmark of the Hanoverian. These intelligent, willing animals can stand between 15.3 hands (63 inches/160 cm) and 17.2 hands (70 inches/178 cm) high, the majority being between 16 hands (64 inches/163 cm) and 16.2 hands (66 inches/168 cm) high. Hanoverians excel in all three major equestrian disciplines, dressage, show jumping and eventing, and most riders buy a Hanoverian to participate in one or more of these activities. There’s certainly no shortage of interest when anyone decides to sell a Hanoverian with competition experience. Coat colours are mainly bay, black, chestnut and grey. Some colours are disbarred from registry.

Origin and history of breeding Hanoverians

The origins of the Hanoverian (or Hannoveraner, as it is known in Germany) lie in the 17th century, when Neapolitan and Spanish stallions were used with local mares to produce coach and carriage horses of exceptional quality. By 1700, the famous “cream-coloured” coach horses of Hanover were a desirable commodity for European royalty. However, the story of the modern Hanoverian began in earnest in 1714 when the Elector of Hannover was created King George I. This encouraged equine trade between Britain and Hannover. His successor George II, who kept the title Elector of Hannover, founded the state stud at Celle in 1735 with black Holstein stallions and local mares. The intention was to breed good all-round horses for farm and harness work, and to provide cavalry mounts. Local farmers were encouraged to use the state stallions to produce better horses for farm work and other purposes. Some of George II’s early breeding programme was perhaps fuelled by sibling rivalry, since his brother had laid the foundation for the Trakehner breed in Prussia. Over time, there would also be contributions from Thoroughbreds, Cleveland Bays, Mecklenburg and Prussian stallions to the Hanoverian stock. The Hanoverian horses suffered badly during the Napoleonic Wars and many were lost, but the stock at Celle was replenished with Thoroughbred and Mecklenburg stallions. The first approval programme for stallions began as early as 1844, and the stud book was set up in 1888. Throughout the late nineteenth century, attempts were made to maintain the strength and versatility of Hanoverian horses, without making them too much of a light riding horse by using Thoroughbreds. After WWII, with the rising global interest in competitive and pleasure riding, Trakehner and some Anglo-Arab stallions were used to establish the modern Hanoverian sports horse that is known today. The Trakehners themselves had only just been saved from destruction at the end of the war.

Hanoverians in equestrianism

A list of successful Hanoverians would fill several volumes! All three horses in the Olympic gold medal-winning team at Beijing 2008 were Hanoverians. The breed also excels at show jumping, having been members of six Olympic gold medal-winning teams. These long-lived and hardy horses often have lengthy careers. The principal organising body in Germany is the Hannoveraner Verband, or Hanoverian Society, and on registration, foals receive the Hanover brand.

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