The Hannoveraner (Hanoverian)

10 yrs Hanoverian bay stallion Almhirt
born 1941

11 yrs Hanoverian black mare Cedra
17 H born 1943

Halfblooded Hannoveraner mare
Sire Ossian (TB), dam Altman

        The Hannoveraner (Hanoverian) is an English halfblood of somewhat heavier form than the East Prussian/Trakhener or the Meklenburger. This horse was bred between the estuaries of rivers Elbe and Weser in the Hannover region in Germany. The breeding of halfbloods in that region was mainly influenced by the Celle stud farm established 1735. Here were the domestic mares bred with the Dutch and Holsteiner stallions in the first half of the 18th century, however they were eventually replaced by the English halfbloods and fullbloods (thoroughbreds), which were later on bred in Meklenburg region.

        In the middle of the 19th century a stallion Norfolk (sired by English halfblood Seymour) came to Hannover from the Meklenburg region. His offspring stallions Nordlicht, Nadelock and Nadick have separated the Hanoverian horses into a type of finer and lighter form and into a type of heavier and rougher form. The intended program of breeding was to produce a stronger riding horse and a medium weight carriage horse. On account of the fact, that both of these types were continuously mixed, the Hannoveraner is less consistent in his form and color in comparison with other German warmbloods.

        In Celle was also active Arabian stallion from the line of Amurath, therefore many of the Hannoveraners have a type of a stronger oriental fullblood. The majority of Hanoverian horses are English type form of horse with long lines, lower set neck, good size withers and well formed/deep chest. The preferred lines of Hanoverians were the line of Flick and Adeptus.

Hannoveraner brand placed on the left thigh.

Translated by Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a. Lee Stanek from the 1953 Special Zoo-Technique - Breeding of Horses
Published in 1953 by the Czechoslovakian Academy of Agricultural Science and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Written by: MVDr Ludvik Ambroz, Frabtisek Bilek, MVDr Karel Blazek, Ing. Jaromir Dusek, Ing. Karel Hartman, Hanus Keil, pro. MVDr Emanuel Kral, Karel Kloubek, Ing. Dr. Frantisek Lerche, Ing. Dr Vaclav Michal, Ing. Dr Zdenek Munki, Ing. Vladimir Mueller, MVDr Julius Penicka, pro. MVDr Emil Pribyl, MVDr Lev Richter, prof. Ing. Dr Josef Rechta, MVDr Karel Sejkora and Ing. Dr Jindrich Steinitz.