From: Horse Breeds
This beautiful horse is an exceptional athlete and excels in Show Jumping and Dressage. It also has an even and willing temperament and very good paces.
15 to 16 hh
Bay, brown, black and grey.
They were originally used as war horses in the middle ages, then in 1735 King George the 2 opened the state stud at Celle to help produce a horse that could be used as a carriage, military and work horse.The Hanoverian is based on the Holstein and Andalusian with Thoroughbred and Trakehner also added to produce a horse that has a great deal of scope and naturally good elastic paces. Over the years the trend for riding and sports horses has developed the Hanoverian into the warmblood we know today.
British Hanoverian Society
The society works to protect, preserve and promote this beautiful breed of horse and has resources available on breeding, competing and performance testing.