Tag Archives: Hanoverian

Handsome and Classic Licensed Hanoverian: Classic Juan


Witchan Farm Stud stands Classic Juan a 16.2h Dark Bay Licensed Hanoverian Stallion with nothing but good feedback on breeders forums for the progeny he is siring.  The consensus is he throws classic form with a laid back approach and easy temperaments, and their photographs show he passes on his handsome head too..

Classic Juan has the Cor De La Bryere line on his sires side and the fabulous state stallion Werther (Wendekreis).  On his Dam’s side he has Don Juan; powerful and impressive “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year” in 1997. His progeny have earned more than 75 million Euros in competitions. One of his very successful offspring is Dulf. With his rider Leslie McNaught he was part of the Swiss team that won the silver medal at the European Show Jumping Championships in Hickstead 1999. So if you are looking for the archetypal Hanoverian this breeding is first class. Classic Juans’ Horse Scout listing has some great photos which show his classic conformation well.

Bred and started at the German Hanoverian State Stud in Celle Classic Juan was born in 2000. After his rigorous 300 day performance test he was bought by Witcham House Farm Stud.

Proving his performance talent he is turning his abilities to a Dressage career.

Classic Juan won 26 affiliated classes and is graded Medium with 157 BD Points. Classic Juan qualified for 2007 winter semis in music at Elementary and Medium also qualified for Rhinegold International young horse championships at Hickstead as a 5 and 6 year old. Classic Juan also events successfully with 2 wins at BE100 and numerous placings and in 2012 he has been Show Jumping with 6 wins from 8 starts.

Since Classic Juan (CJ) started breeding his foals have been winning at County Shows, Hanoverian Regionals and placed up to third at the British Dressage Breeders Nationals and the Hanoverian Annual Shows. He is proving very popular with Breeders as his foals have his beautiful head, good conformation and brave personality. His colt scored 8.8, the highest mark for a dressage foal in the Futurity Evaluations in 2006. His offspring Classic Prada was awarded the highest mark ever 9.75 and Elite Premium in 2008 the judges gave her 3 x 10s for movement. 2 of his foals have also been awarded first Premiums for Eventing. Classic Juan was one of the only stallions to receive a stallion progeny performance award by the British Equestrian Federation 2009 when Classic Juan led the Sire rankings for overall and for Dressage.

You can find Classic Juans’ profile page on www.horsescout.co.uk here : http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses/profile/710

A leading light for Hanoverian Breeding: Flamengold


Flammengold  a stunning black 16.3h Hanoverian/Hessen stallion who stands at Witcham House Farm Stud. Owned by Katy-Holder-Vale in partnership with Volker Brodhecker. Flamengold shares his stud duties between Germany and the UK where he stands at The Witcham Stud in Cambridgeshire.

From his photographs on the Horse Scout stallion listings page you can see why he is so popular with breeders. He not only has that particularly eye catching presence of a well made black horse he also has a clearly elevated pace and elasticity to his movement.  Flammengold had a good performance test with high rideability points. South German Dressage Champion 2000 with top mark of 8 at Advanced Medium level. Has also won and been placed at PRIX ST GEORGES and INTERMEDIARE with high marks. He is very laid back and straightforward to ride. Has won 10 Prix St Georges Classes and 2 Inter 1.

His Sire, Florestan 1, Internationally renowned as a dressage sire. Sired 50 licenced Stallions and 200 State Premium Mares. Progeny competing internationally Dressage and to date have won €256,000. Also had many National champions. Winner of his Licencing and performance test with outstanding Dressage 127.15 and jumping 128.69 marks. He has a very high Dressage breeding index of 166. Florestan has proved an iImportant dressage sire. Most important westphalian stallion of the last 20 years; Dam line:2194303 Erlenkette – Died 2012-01-02 – offspring won about 1,8 million Euro up to 2012.

Since Flammengold started breeding his foals have been winning Foal Shows,and Hessen Regionals in Germany. He is proving very popular with Breeders as his foals have his beautiful head, good conformation and his dark colour. In Germany, Frank Sinatra competing Grand Prix and is a licenced stallion. In England Peter Storr with Fabioso(see below) won at the Nationals and is now winning at Grand Prix. Florina H ridden by David Rumsey is now also winning at Grand Prix. In addition to all these UK based successes, Flammengold also has a large number of progeny competing successfully at dressage and jumping in Germany. In England at Futurity, Flammengold’s foals have received 32 Higher First Premiums and 2 Elites for dressage.

You can find The Witcham Hanovarians Stallion listings on Horse Scouts Stallion listing pages or go straight to Flamengolds page here:


Everyone’s excited about Elroon the Happiest of Hanoverians


Are you looking for the Hanoverian Sire for all round performance?: Elroon at Witcham Farm House Stud on Horse Scout Stallion Listings will definitely press all the right buttons. Elroon was born in 2001 and Licensed by the Hanoverian Verband in 2003.  A Black Tobiano Hanovarian standing 16.2hh. Witcham House Farm Stud, Elroon was imported him from Germany in January 2004. Elroon then returned in the Autumn of 2004 to pass his performance test at Adelheidsdorf and was awarded high marks for temperament, character and rideability. He has an adoring public and you can see why when you visit his listing on the Horse Scout website.. Horse Scout Blogger notes that Whitcham House Farm Stud are very proud of his offspring who carry his striking presence and movement. Elroon gave a fantastic performance in SEIB British Breeding Young Horse Evaluations in 2005. Winning the Dressage and Show Jumping sections. A week later Elroon qualified for The British Dressage Panacur Potential International Dressage Horse National Championships. Elroon placed third in Burghley Young Event Horse National Qualifier with the best jumping mark of the day. 2006 – Upgraded to Elementary and has 92 points. Again qualified for The British Dressage Panacur Potential International Dressage Horse National Championships and also Rhinegold Potential International Dressage Horse at Hickstead. Elroon has won affiliated Dressage since he started competing early in 2005. Scores regularly in the high sixties and seventies. With outstanding all round ability Elroon is a potential star for Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. To date Elroon has now won 64 Affiliated Dressage classes. In 2012 Elroon qualified for Nationals at Medium, and Regionals in 2013 & 2015 at Advanced Medium and music. Since Elroon started breeding his foals have won at Hanoverian Regional Shows, and been placed up to third at the British Dressage Breeders Show and the Hanoverian Annual Show. He is very popular with breeders as his foals have superb movement and commanding presence. In 2006 the smart black foal El Vino scored 8.4 and El Spice scored 8.2 in the British Equestrian Federation Futurity Championships. 2008 saw El Porche score 8.3, El Sweetie 8.4 and several others scored well and Qualified for British Hanoverian Show. 2009 4 foals with first premiums in dressage and 2 in Eventing. 2010 2 foals first premiums, a yearling first premium, and a 3 year old also awarded first premium Futurity. Elice was awarded Elite Candidate Hanoverian show and also won the Verband plate for the best British bred mare. In Futurity to date, he has sired 24 First Premiums. Ridden progeny are now winning affiliated dressage classes with high scores and qualifying for Regionals. An eventer now placed in his first 1 Star. Elroons sire Escudo  was Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2009/ Escudo I was also a successful competition horse. He won the Hanoverian Show Jumping Championships on Dobrock under Joachim Winter in 1996, and he became Vice Bundeschampion in Warendorf. Witcham House Faarm Stud has two other stallions, Classic Juan and Flamengold listed on www.horsescout.co.uk  and you can find Elroons profile here: http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses/profile/711

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