Dancing Queen was named supreme champion of the 2011 British Hanoverian Horse Show on 23 - 24 September at Addington Manor. The annual British Hanoverian Horse Show celebrated its 21st edition and featured a clinic with Ferdi Eilberg on young horse training on Saturday.
Dancing Queen (by Davignon I x Lemon Tree x Akzent II x Hessenstein) is bred by Jens-Friedrich Langrehr in Germany and owned by Chris and Nikki Lawton. A whole team was behind her victory in the mare championship class and supreme championship class.
"We purchased her as a 3 year old from Woodcroft Stud, who have been superb in every way. Both Tim and Bernadette have always been on hand to help, assist and advise when required. The professional way that Dancer was shown to the judges was a credit to them. Poor Tim had to make at least six flying laps around the area with our girl after winning her classes for 6 year old mare, overall mare and Supreme Champion. We can never thank you enough," said Chris and Nikki Lawton.
The 2011 British Hanoverian Horse Show was also the location for the British Hanoverian stallion licensing. Four stallions were presented to German Hanoverian selection committee members Ulrike Harn and Martin Klintworth and two were accepted for breeding: Lynne Crowden's Supertramp (by Soliman de Hus x Rotspon) and Katy Holder-Vale’s Flammengold (by Florestan x Parademarsch).
Eleven mares were presented for the mares performance test. HRH Lady Equites (by His Highness) owned by Vanessa Vernon had the highest dressage talented marks. Elaine of Westoak (by Elroon) stood out with her very trainable, quiet character and was smooth in all her paces. She won the material class for ridden 3-year olds.
Youngstock champion was Scarlet O’Hara (by Sir Donnerhall) owned by Sara Williams.