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06/21/2017   "Quo Vadis" today left our Augustehof and changed in the "Lüneburger Heide" to Hannelore N..

We wish horse and rider much luck and joy together.
   
           
05/30/2017   "Dancanova" (5 weeks) and  "Vitanova" (3 months) got their branding today and took the chance to present themselves in the arena.    
     
           
04/30/2017   "Dianova", hardly 3 years old, now 4 weeks in training under saddle with her trainers Mareike and Sina F.

She devellops very well and it's a pleasure to watch her moving under her rider.
   
           
04/25/2017    "Dancanova"  -  by Dancier / Alabaster / Fabriano / Augustinus xx / Absatz
 
At 1:00 a.m. in the night Ananova makes a very beloved gift tu us, while she is delivering another gorgeous filly for this year. Together with Vitanova, Dancanova will spend a carefree youth at our Augustehof .
   
           
03/13/2017    "Vitanova", now already 12 days of age. 
 
Fortunately the weather has changed and Vitanova can use better ground for her exercises.
   
           
03/08/2017    "Vitanova", now already one week of age,  unfortunately has caught very bad weather in this week. So she had to let out her temperament only on the pavement.

   
           
03/03/17   Our  StPr Fabienne, born March 3rd, 1992 celebrates her 25th birthday today. We and a lot of good friends, who played a certain role in Fabienne´s life, assembled to have a birthday party together with Fabienne.

This gorgeous portrait of Fabienne was drawn by a dear friend and given to us because of Fabienne´s birthday.
   
           
03/01/2017   "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" got her foal by "Vitalis" this night, exactly after 11 months of pregnancy. Once again she gave life to a very gorgeous bay filly. Traditionally we named her "Vitanova".

The KWPN Sire "Vitalis" is a son of the famous Vivaldi. He was SPT winner at Warendorf in the year 2010, reserve champion at his licensing and has produced many outstanding horses in the past for the Westfalian breed. After some years in the USA he now returned to Germany. We took the chance for using him for our Hanoverian breeding program.
 Vitalis have had a great year in 2016. With the Westfalian licensing champion "Valverde" and the World Championesse "Victoria´s Secret" in Ermelo he sired two outstanding offsprings. Last not least he dominated the Final of the "Nürnberger Burgpokal" at Frankfurt in December 2016.
   
           
           
01/03/2017  
"Quo Vadis" - four years of age now - has had now 8 months under his dressage trainer at Nienburg. Here he got his fundamental dressage education. He shows best interieur and foundation gaits and stands now for sale.

     Quo Vadis - 4 years - 8 months under dressage trainer

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    2016      
10/31/2016  

 Finally news from Sierranova (7 years, by Sir Donnerhall I aus unserer Ananova)!

Via HC Stables, Belgium, Sierranova came to Helgstrand Dressage at Denmark and was professionally educated up to the highest level for the last two years.

  Sierranova at Helgstrand Dressage
      To see the video, click right: "Open link in new window!"

 

 
           
           
10/12/2016  
"Vianova" by Vivaldi out of our "StPrSt Donnanova" today left our Augustehof. Tomorrow she will travel via Amsterdam and New York to the "Chasing the Mill Farm" in Nashville, Tennessee, USA .

She will move into the neighbour box of her cousin Sir Sherlock (by Sir Donnerhall out of our Shari, born in 2007) who has developed in the meanwhile up to Grand Prix Classes.
   
   

 

     
07/08/2016   Nice successes for Augustehof horses at horse show in Königslutter:


Mareike Flege with Don Amigo and




Larissa Kamrath with La Rose (Röschen)


became winner in young horse competitions with top score of 8,0 each.

Congratulations! We are very proud of you and your horses.
   
           
06/22/2016  
"Quo Vadis" - three years of age - has had now 7 weeks under his dressage trainer at Nienburg. Here he got his fundamental dressage education. He shows best interieur and foundation gaits.

     Quo Vadis - 3 years - 7 weeks under trainer

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05/29/16   After 14 breeding years with 14 foals, 9 years of them in canadian ownership, our 19 years old StPrM Shari (Sherlock Holmes/Fabriano) returns today to Rotenkamp.

We wish the new owner Tanja Glimmannn much luck with this gorgeous mare.
   
           
05/28/16  

We are happy!

After problems in the last year to get her pregnant, Ananova finally got in foal during her first but very late heat this spring.

Once more it is the licensing and SPT winner "Dancier", awarded with the "Grande-Price", whom we selected for Ananova, last not least because of the two gorgeous foals she leads in the last years and which we like so very much.

Let´s cross the fingers, that her pregnancy will pass healthy and without problems.

   
           
05/07/2016   Lars op 't Hoog and Don Presidente are continueing their successful path into the the Grand Prix.

In Ammerzoden Lars op 't Hoog and Don Presidente, the brother of our two broodmares Ananova and Donnanova, are the winners of their debut in an Intermediaire A competition.

On the right you can see him in a piaffe.
   
           
04/30/2016   "Quo Vadis" - now three years of age - arrived at his new barn at Nienburg. Here he should get his fundamental dressage education.

     Quo Vadis - 3 years -

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04/14/2016   "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" was checked today . Since March 28 she already is in foal again.

The KWPN Sire
"Vitalis" is a son of the famous Vivaldi. He was SPT winner at Warendorf in the year 2010, reserve champion at his licensing and has produced many outstanding horses in the past for the Westfalian breed. After some years in the USA he now returnes to Germany. We took the chance for using him for the Hanoverian breeding program.

In the beginning of March 2017 we will expect Donnanova´s 7th gorgeous foal.
   
           
03/06/2016  
"Vianova" by Vivaldi out of our "StPrSt Donnanova" has unfolded very quickly.

The ex- and interieur as well as the qualities of movement make the heart beat faster and leave nothing to be desired.


    Vianova - one week of age

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02/27/2016   "Vianova" by Vivaldi is going to see the worlds light. -

Our "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador finally has managed it. The 6th foal out of our black mare this time is a very nice black filly of great nobility by Vivaldi (KWPN).

On the picture 30 minutes of age.

   
           
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10/11/2015




11/08/2015
  Sir Sherlock (by Sir Donnerhall out of our Shari, 8 years) and Emily Miles become at St. Louis at the regional Championship ( 5-7 US-states bild one Region) Reserve-Champions and so they are qualified for the National Championships in November. Here the Champions and Reserve-Champions are competing.


At the "Nationals" in Lexington, Kentucky, Sir Sherlock and Emily Juckser-Miles placed themselves at an amazing 5th place among 33 competitors. 
   
           
11/06/15   At the same "National Championships" in Lexington "Qrown Prince" ( by Quaterback/His Highness/Rosentau), a grandson by our "Radunja" (by Rosentau/ Weltmeyer/Augustinus xx), which we sold to Hidden Acres Farm at  Michigan, USA, in 2003, representing the region round Michigan as "Regional Champion" and won a wonderful 7th place in the final - of course in an other class because he is only fife years old.
Rider: Lisa Gunset   Owner: Deb Gunset

The picture is showing "Qrown Prince" as Regional Champion within the qualification.
   
           
10/07/2015   Lars op 't Hoog and Don Presidente are continueing their successful path.

At Geldrop they win a 4. place in the Intermediare I and are very amazed because of their fine start of the indoor season.
   
           
10/11/2015   With a 2. Place in the LP-competition at Graz Yvonne Zorn and Don Rolando (Austria, 8 years, by Don Frederico out of our Fabienne) finish the 2015 season and are looking forward for the next year in the S-class!    
           
09/13/2015   Don Presidente with Lars op 't Hoog and Imke Schellekens-Bartels in a Pas de Deux at the annual Horse Event at Ermelo .

In July they won at the same place on the occasion of the Netherlands Dressage Championships a very fine 5. Platz in the Small Final (Intermediaire I).

Congratulations to you both.
   
           
08/17/15  
Our two foals for 2015  "Djamal" (ri.) by Dancier and  "Saranova" (le.) by Sir Donnerhall I are responsible for much pleasure this year at our farm.



 "Djamal" (3 mon) is already sold to Chasing the Mill Farm in Nashville, Tennessee, USA to his grand cousin Sir Sherlock. He will get there an excellent dressage education.








 "Saranova" (6mon) will stay at our barn for continueing the tradition of the Augustehof as a future broodmare. 



   
     
           

08/01/2015

 

After professional training and some nice successes in dressage competitions, "Donada" finally found a new owner!

We wish much fun and successes in sports for these both.

   
           

07/10/15

  "La Rose" (by Londonderry/Fabriano/Augustinus xx), and her owner Larissa K. had today a very respectable success at their first start in a competition for dressage and jumping horses.

"We wish these both much luck and success together further on"!
   
           
           
06/26/2015   Great news from the Palatinate !

"Bellanova" by Belissimo M, the first filly out of our "Donnanova", sold as a foal to Southwest of Germany, passed her MPT with great success and was honoured as the winner of the whole Mare Performance Test.

We wish Bellanova and her new owner further on much luck and success together.

   
           
           
05/31/2015   "Djamal", our new black colt by Dancier out of our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster devellops very well. He had his first video session this morning:

   

    Djamal - two week of age

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05/15/2015   Our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster out of StPrM Floria Tosca gives life to her fifth foal, a wonderful big-framed black colt with four white socks by "Dancier" called "Djamal".       
           
05/10/2015   "Sir Sherlock" born 2007 at our Augustehof out of our StPr Shari and Sir Donnerhall, at first competed successfully in the USA under Debbie Hill in basic dressage competitions, actually he is prospering under the saddle of Emily Juchser Miles in Prix Saint Georges. He is listed in the top 10 for developing PSG horses in the U.S..    
           
05/05/2015   "Don Rolando"  (* 2007) by Don Frederico and StPr Fabienne under Yvonne Zorn (Austria)
successful in dressage competitions till Kl. M  in 2015
   
           
           
           
           

04/30/2015

 

First start in a Horse competition for "Donada"!

At her very first start at a horse show,  "
Donada" (Don Presidente/Natiello xx/Weltmeyer) was placed  together with her trainer Sascha Böhnke in a dressage horse competition  class A against very professional competitors.

We are really proud of her.

   
           
           
04/26/2015   Good news from South Africa!

 "Eragon", colt by Edward out of StPrSt Maigirl, who was sold to South Africa a lot of years ago, actually got licensed by the Hannoveranerverband.

Maigirl is a granddaughter of our dream mare
"Franzi", which we lost so early in 1999.
   
           
           
04/10/2015   "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" was checked today . Since March 23 she already is in foal again.

The famous KWPN Sire
"Vivaldi" has produced many outstanding horses in the past. This year we got the chance and used him for our "Donnanova" - and finally she catched it.

In the end of February next year we will expect Donnanova´s 6th gorgeous foal.
   
           
           
02/17/2015   "Saranova" by Sir Donnerhall I the first time picked up with the pasture and you can divine the cababilities of movement she will show in the near future.    
           
02/17/2015   "Saranova" by Sir Donnerhall I is going to see the worlds light. -

Our "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador finally has managed it. The 5th foal out of our black mare this time is not a chestnut, but a very nice brown filly of great nobility by Sir Donnerhall.

On the picture 30 minutes of age.

   
           
01/15/2015   "Stellanova" and "Dianova" now are yearlings of nearly 10,5 and 8 months. They are living during day in a very comfortable Open-Air-Hotel with free hay and warm water. They devellop very well and spend us much pleasure and fun.    
         
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12/10/2014

  Visiting "Donada" another time!

"
Donada" (Don Presidente/Natiello xx/Weltmeyer) since August 2014 und new ride, devellops very well.

Donada at 2014/12/10 in Nienburg

To see the videos, click right: "Open link in new window!"

In the right you can see Donada´s sire "Don Presidente" in an international intermediaire competition under Stephanie Kooijman, NL.

   
           
09/05/2014  

With Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn in the saddle Sierranova competed successful at the National Championship at Warendorf in the beginning of September.

 

 
           
08/25/2014   Finally "Donna Augusta" found a new home in Ostfriesland. We wish the new owners much luck with this snazzy mare.    
           
06/26/2014  


Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn and
Sierranova o/o our SPM Ananova are qualifying for the Federal Championship for 5-years-old dressage horses at Warendorf in September with a victory in a dressage horse competition class L at Bargstedt.

Congratulations to this successful couple!

 

 
           
06/08/13  

Well, it though works! ! !

After problems in the last two years to get her pregnant, Ananova now got in foal during the foal heat with only one insemination.

Once more it is the licensing and SPT winner "Dancier", just awarded with the "Grande-Price", whom we selected for Ananova, last not least because of the foal she leads this year, which we like very much.

Let´s cross the fingers, that her pregnancy will pass healthy and without problems.

   
           

06/02/14

  "La Rose" (by Londonderry/Fabriano/Augustinus xx), today changed her barn and her owner.

It has been love at the first glance and it happened to Larissa K. like everbody, who looked in her eyes: You are definetly lost. The other qualities of this lovely young mare you get into the bargain.

"We wish you much luck and success together"!
   
           

06/01/14

  StPrSt Fabienne, now in her 23th year of life, since a couple of years enjoys her retirement, which she has really deservered after 10 gorgeous foals.

She still is in good constitution and the much loved darling of her owners.
We hope, that she still can give our delight on her calling and on a look out of her wonderful eyes.
   
           
05/15/2014   "Dianova" is testing her abilities in movements.

If you want to see more > > > click here !  

   
           
05/14/2014   Our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster out of StPrM Floria Tosca gives life to her forth foal, a wonderful chestnut filly by "Dancier" called "Dianova".       
           
05/10/2014   Don Presidente in the meanwhile successful in international competitions!

For example "Don Presidente" and Stephanie Kooijmann in a competition at CDI Roosendaal

Here you find a video with Don Presidente and Stephanie Kooijman annotated by NL-National trainer Wim Ernes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWmwbb1Wh2I

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04/10/2014  

We are very sad and we are sorry, that we heard just now about the untimely passing of the Elite stallion "Fabuleux", who was born at our Augustehof in 1997. At March 29th he suffered a colic. In spite of two surgeries he died one week later in the following of this colic. He only became 17 years old.

Since 2003 he worked as a sire of offsprings, which are exceptionally consistent, not only in their attractive appearance and impressive gaits but are lauded for their extreme trainability and uncomplicated natures

Fabuleux´s owner Dr. Barbara Schmidt posted on her Facebook Page for Bridlewood Farm: Hier clicken!

Fabuleux will live on in the hearts of his many sons and daughters who will continue to carry on his legacy and in the memories of those fortunate to have known him.

 

 
           
03/28/2014   "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" was checked today . Since March 11 she already is in foal again.

"Sir Donnerhall I" several times has proved himself on our mares. So he got another chance.

In the middle of February next year we will expect Donnanovas 5. foal.

Will it be another chestnut again?
   
           
03/21/2014  


Under her new rider Katja S.
StPr Sierranova could place herself in her first dressage competition class L (III. Level) on the second rang.

Congratulations!

 

 
           
03/15/2014   "Soliboy" out of our Ananova, born in 2010, is trotting towards Verden again!

"Soliboy" is approved for the Elite auction in April. He has in the meanwhile matured to a wonderful elegant dressage prospect.
His name now is "Soul Man" and he is the number 9 in the catalogue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HxlGqJXRCc

To see the videos, click right: "Open link in new window!"
   
           
03/05/2014   "Belladonna" by Belissimo M and our "StPrM Donnanova" matured in all quietness and seclusion at our Augustehof. But this could not remained unnoticed, so that she leaves today her home of birth for direction Bavaria.

We wish Belladonna and her new rider much pleasure and successes with each other.
   
           
03/02/2014   Because of the spring-like weather, "Stellanova" can go outside with her dam for testing first movement excercises - and as you easily can see, already with good coordination.    
           
02/28/2014   The desired filly "Stellanova" see the light of the world. -

Our black mare "StPrSt Donnanova" by Don Crusador and the black "Scuderia" also failed in delivering a dark foal. Because Donnanova in the past only had produced chestnuts, this time she should get the chance to deliver a dark one. -

But isn´t she a dream-like chic filly? (on the pic 30 minutes of age)

We love her.

   
           

02/06/14

  Again visiting"Donada" and "Röschen"!

"
Donada" (Don Presidente/Natiello xx/Weltmeyer), since December under saddle, makes successes in her development. The quality of her basic gaits is unimpeachable about any critics. Paired with nobleness and elegance this lovely, thouroughbred stamped mare at once gains the heart of the spectator.
  Donada - under new rider
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02/06/14

  "Röschen" now under saddle again!

Aft a longer riping break "
La Rose" (Londonderry/Fabriano/Augustinus xx), also called "Röschen", now again in training under the rider can refer to much acumulated power, what benefits her elasticity and her ground covering movements. Also in her freejumping exercises she shows much talent with great ability.
La Rose - Trainingsvideo
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07/13/2013   Visiting "Donada"!

Now also "
Donada" (Don Presidente/Natiello xx/Weltmeyer) has started her training under the saddle. During a visit we could watch her the first time under her rider and we were thrilled about her nobleness, her elegance and her ground covering movements also under saddle.
   
         
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12/27/2013   "Quo Vadis" - 10 months of age - at his stallion raising barn    
           
11/11/13   Don Presidente arrived fourth level class!

At his first official horse show "Don Presidente" won the St. Georg - Competition under Stephanie Kooijmann at Roosendaal ahead of Lars op ´t Hoog and Emmelie Scholtens.

Internet internet magazine"Eisma Horsesmedia" writes:

"Winnend debuut Kooijman en Don Presidente"

"Roosendaal met de Hanoveraans goedgekeurde hengst Don Presidente en sloot deze Stephanie Kooijman maakte haar wedstrijddebuut afgelopen zondag in direct winnend in de Prix St. Georges. Hiermee bleef ze Lars op‘t Hoog met San Vino sh en Emmelie Scholtens met Santo Domingo voor. "

   
           
11/05/2013  

StPr Sierranova moved today into a new box in the famous dressage training center of her new owner in Meinersen/Päse.

We are sure, that she is in best hands, that she will continue her good education and that we will receive a lot of amazing news about outstanding successes of this exceptional horse.

   
           
08/10/2013   Since round about three months "Donna Augusta" is trained under saddle.

Her
high degree of self-confidence helps her to enjoy the new situation of being a riding horse.

"Donna Augusta" is for sale.
   
           
06/15/2013  

At the Lower Saxony Championship in Hannover  StPr Sierranova and Thomas Scholz earned a top-5 ranking in a field of high qualified competitors.

Congratulation to this good success.

   
           
07/13/2013   Since four weeks "Donna Augusta" is startet under the saddle.

During our visit at her trainings barn she presents herself very self-aware already in all three gaits.
   
           
06/15/2013  

Also at Isernhagen StPr Sierranova and Thomas Scholz became Champion at the riding horse competition.

We are very pleased about the sustainable further development on a high level.

   
           
06/15/2013   Finally it works!

After infinite unsuccessful attempts our
"StPrM Ananova" finally is pregnant.

It has been the Licensing and SPT Champion "Dancier" succeeded in getting "
Ananova" in foal. We expect her great foal, if all goes planfully, in the beginning of May next year.

Let´s cross our fingers. -
   
           
06/10/13   In his first public performance "Don Presidente" was winner in a ZZ-Competition (comparable with St. Georg or 4th level) under Stephanie Kooijmann:

Maandag 10-6-2013
Succes voor Stephanie en Don Presidente

Afgelopen weekend ging Stephanie Kooijman op pad met Don Presidente, in eigendom van de familie Smarius. Na een keer in Uden geoefend te hebben, reed de combinatie in Bavel de eerst officiële ZZ-licht wedstrijd. En met succes, Stephanie en Don Presidente eindigde op de eerste plaats met 66,3%. Stephanie: ‘Don Presidente deed erg zijn best. Bij het losrijden liet hij zien een hengst te zijn, maar tijdens de proef was hij helemaal op mij geconcentreerd. De stap kan nog wat beter, daar gaan we dan ook de komende tijd thuis verder op oefenen. Voor deze eerste officiële wedstrijd was ik super blij met dit resultaat!’

Compare Homepage of Imke Schellekens-Bartels: http://www.academydressage.com/succes-voor-stephanie-en-don-presidente.html

   
           
05/10/2013  

Our StPr Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I and Thomas Scholz have their first start in the "green season" in a riding horse competition in Hannover.
Against strong competitors they could place themselves on the top and were honoured with the gold rosette of the winner.

Our congratulation to the winning couple combined with a cheerful: - "Just going on!"

   
           
04/27/2013   Just found at You Tube.   -   
"Don Presidente and Imke Schellekens-Bartels"

"Don Presidente", now since two years in the barn of Olympic Medailist and World Cup Champion Imke Schellekens-Bartels in preparation for greater tasks. Imke presented the licensed stallion, bred by Augustehof, in front of a large audience at Groenewoude in Hazerswoude Dorp, Netherlands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdckAQTpxBs
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04/25/2013

  Visit at La Rose´ trainings place!

"
La Rose" develops very well under her rider. Her ground covering gaits with a high level of impulsion and elasticity she proves day by day.
   
           
04/23/2013  

From Bramsche we get greetings, pictures and a very nice video of our "Sadunja", who now could customize to her new home and surrounding since 7 weeks. Horse and rider are very lucky together as they told respectively one can see and they are obviously on the right way.

We wish them much fun and success together.

   
           
04/10/2013   Our black mare "StPr Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" was checked this morning. Since March, 23 she is pregnant again. Because she delivered only chestnuts, when we used a chestnut stallion, this time she should get the chance for a dark foal.

We got fascinated by "Scuderia" ( Sir Donnerhall I / Escudo I / Matcho AA ) because of his movements and last not least because of his rideability. For this qualities we broke our habit and used a young stallion without foals on the ground. So he get the chance to prove his inheritance.

In the end of February next year we anxiously will await Donnanovas 4th foal.

   
           

04/03/2013

  Not to believe how quick the time is going along.

We feel, that "
La Rose" was just born and now since some weeks she is of full age. "La Rose" is the last foal out of our StPrM Fabienne by Londonderry.

The seriousness of life now has begun and she was started under saddle just now. She shows herself very talented with three very good gaits and much elasticity.

We are anxious to see her development.

   
           
04/01/2013   In the end of November 2012 the winter 12/13 started with snow and cold temperatures.

Now we have Easter and April and we still have to remove a lot of new snow each morning. Since many weeks we have very cold sibirian wind from the east and frosty temperatures often less than - 10°C (14 degrees F).
   
           
03/06/2013   "Quo Vadis" - 15 days of age - with this canter he hits the scale of scores - "10"    
           
02/28/2013   "Quo Vadis" - Where are you going to?

The qualities of the movements and correctness of the foundation of this "Quaterback-grandson" were liked by our few visitors, so that he is a tribute of his name and the ownership has to be new organized.

We hope for the new owner community, that he can fullfill, what they believe to devine. - - -

   
           
02/19/2013   "Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" does not overtake us another time with her delivery.

After ten nights with not much sleeping gets her foal in the calm time after breakfast at 9:30 a.m. without showing any restlessness and agitation. It was pure chance that we saw the birthing on the monitor, allthough ten minutes before nothing indicated the near birth.

"Quo Vadis" was very quick on his noble and correct legs and at the milk bar for getting his oral vaccination.

   
           
01/24/2013  

 After having gotten the award of Statespremium last year our StPr Sierranova passed her mare performance test with outstanding success at Celle.

   
           
01/24/2013  

After half a year break for maturing   StPr Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I restarted her training under T. Scholz, Hannover. Her first start was at "Verdener Zukunftspreis", a riding horse competition for highly qualified four years old youngsters.

Sierranova won a 4. placement among a very strong field of competitors and was only narrowly beaten with a difference of 0,3 scores to the winner.

   
      Sierranova - VER-Dinale 2013
      To see the video, click right: "Open link in new window!"
     
           
01/13/2013  

Although our "Sadunja" is having a break in her training because of winter, she persuades the talented young horsewoman Vanessa J. of the quality of her gaits, of her rideability and last but not least of her charm. Vanessa at once fell in love to this lovely young mare.
So it ever should be! -

We congratulate Vanessa to this good decision and all our best wishes will attend this hopeful couple.

   
         
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10/11/2012   "Visit in the Netherlands"

"Don Presidente", now since one and a half year in the ride of Imke Schellekens-Bartels (dutch Worldchampion with the team and winner of the World Cup in 2007), received our first visit in his lovely residence. We met him in best condition and already well trained in advanced lessons.

We wish much luck and hope for great success to this couple on their way to the top.  

   
On the way back from the Netherlands we took the chance to visit our "La Rhani" (Londonderry-Sherlock Holmes-Fabriano) in the facility of Olympic Champion Isabell Werth. We found her in good condition, so that we are in hope to see her with her first public presentation in the next future.

She lives last not least because of her gigantic size (> 1,80 m) in a very comfortable barn beside of the huge "
Warum Nicht", the GrandPrix horse of Isabell Werth.

Our best wishes also for these both.
 
           
10/10/2012   Our three comming three years old young mares give us much joy also because of their growth without any problems. In the next spring for them also will start the gravity of their young life under saddle.

from left: "Donna Augusta", "La Rose" and "Donada"

   
           
08/25/2012   "Sir Sherlock" by Sir Donnerhall out of our StPrSt Shari, born 2007 at Augustehof, sold to South Lane Farm, Ontario, Kanada, raised and owned by Leslie Waterman, Chasing the Mill Farm, Nashville, Tennessee, USA gains a 6th place at the final test of the 5-Years-old at the 2012 USEF Dressage National Championships at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, Illinois.

On the Facebooksite of Debbie Hill Dressage you find the posting: "Fantastic news to report: Debbie Hill finished the USEF 5 Year Old Championships in 5th place on "Boccaccio" and 6th place on "Sir Sherlock".

   
           
08/01/2012  

As Champion Mare of the Mare Show Königslutter StPr Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I represents the PZV Braunschweig at the famous Herwart-von-der-Decken-Schau in Verden with a very respectable ID-Price in the class of dressage disposition horses.

The Herwart-von-der-Decken-Schau is a mare show held every year at Verden. Only the best 50 mares of the whole Hanoverian Verband were invited to compete in a great mare show. One say, that this mare show is the "window" of the Hanoverian Breeding Society.

   
           
06/13/2012  

Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I out of our StPrSt "Ananova" is prooving her qualities also at mare show at Königslutter.

After her predominant victory in her class and after getting States Premium Candidate she also dominated the last competition against the other class champions and was called out "Champion Mare of the Show".

StPrCand Sierranova now is the seventh Show Champion Mare, we bred and raised out of the offsprings of our remote ancestor mare StPrM Auguste during the last few years. We remember: StPrM Franzi (1998), StPrM Watt Nuh (2000), StPrM Floria tosca (2001), StPrM Radunja (2002), StPrM Wakanova (2006), StPrM Ananova (2008)

  Sierranova - Nienburg      
   Sierranova - Stutenschau
To see the video, click right: "Open link in new window!"
   
           
06/13/2012   The quality of our - now called - "StPrCand Sadunja" (by Samarant - Weltmeyer) was also realized at mare show at Königslutter. Beside the Championship of the class (all 3-years-old mares with MPT) she got IA-Price and States Premium. In the battle for the Championship of the whole mare show she only was beaten by her barn friend Sierranova .    
           
06/04/2012  

Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I out of our StPrSt "Ananova" by Alabaster is progressing gorgeously under her rider S. Böhnke.

Within their third start in a riding horse competition they could gain the victory in a very rainy battle in Syke-Heiligenfelde against prevailing4-years-old competitors.

   
           
05/22/2012   In the meanwhile "Sadunja" (by Samarant - Weltmeyer) has passed her MPT with very good success.

     
Sadunja - Video - 16 MB        Sadunja - MPT - 12 MB
   
           
05/18/2012  

Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I out of our StPrSt "Ananova" by Alabaster develops gorgeously under the saddle.

With her first starts in a riding horse competitions she could win 3rd placements at Schillerslage and Ströhen under her trainer Sascha B..

   
           
05/07/2012  




With the attendance of his new owner Sina F.
"Don Amigo" (by "Don Index" out of our "StPrSt Ananova" ) is joining the big family of the Hanoverian horses, while he is getting new branding.






Perhaps Don Amigo will be our last foal, who is allowed to wear this traditional sign on his left hind leg. This form of hot branding is going to become forbidden, because some uninformed animal-right activists started the discussion and the politicians are taking the opportunity for catching voters.

What a pity, if they get right. - - -

 
   
 
           
04/22/2012   Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I out of our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster develops great under saddle. During a visit today we could make sure of her progresses.    
           
04/22/2012   In the meanwhile "Sadunja" (by Samarant - Weltmeyer) has developped excellently under the saddle and so we have decided to offer her to the schooled talent seeker for safing his junior staff.

                                                  
Sadunja - Video - 16 MB
   
           
03/29/2012   Our "StPrM Donnanova" by Don Crusador today was confirmed in foal to "Quasar de Charry".
Let´s hope, that she will become mother of a wonderful foal in 2013.

"Quasar de Charry" was called premium stallion at his licensing, was winner of his stallion test in 2011 and additionally he was awarded with the new created "Weltmeyer-Preis
". This price is given to those stallions, which passed her SPT with a very special success.

   
           
03/28/2012   Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I out of our "StPrM Ananova" seems to fullfill the expectations of her breeders also under the rider.


"
Sadunja" (by Samarant - Weltmeyer) too is going to become a very talented riding horse and a first-class quality mare. She allways is ready for work and has an unbelievable condition.

 
 
           
02/13/2012   "Don Amigo" by Don Index out of our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster now in the age of 3,5 weeks the first time gets to know a well fitting ground for trotting and cantering and shows himself in a very fancy manner.    
           
02/04/2012   Sierranova by Sir Donnerhall I out of our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster starts her education under saddle. With temperature of minus 15°C ( 5 degrees F ) she gets to know her new activity area.    
           
01/20/2012   A very ambitioned rider family takes pleasure in "Don Amigo", our three days old colt by Don Index and Ananova, and he at once is founding his friendship to his new owners.

We wish much luck during his raising, sporty successes are almost guaranteed.       

   
           
01/18/2012   Our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster out of StPrM Floria Tosca gives life to her third foal, another black one.

"Don Amigo", a big-framed, fantastic black colt by "Don Index" alleviated his dam from the burden of the last few weeks.            
   
         
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12/30/2011   Our three years old black mare "Sadunja", by Samarant/Weltmeyer out of our StPrM Watt Nuh, now is in professional education and after 3 weeks she already is startet under the saddle. On the occasion of a visit we could make sure of her talents.
   
           
10/21/2011   "Dona Francesca", sold to California in 2006 in the womb of her dam EM Wakanova , became "Champion of her Mare Performance Test" in California, USA.

Congratulation to the owners Janet and Larry J.

   
           
10/06/2011   "News from the Netherlands"

"Don Presidente", now since half a year in the ride of Imke Schellekens-Bartels (dutch Worldchampion with the team and winner of the World Cup in 2007), has had his first presentation in public.
Within the scope of the "Horse Event 2011" Imke presented the young stallion to the enthused fans for the first time.

On her homepage she described this first public scene as follows:

"Imke was afgelopen weekend in meerdere onderdelen aktief op Horse Event. Zij gaf op zaterdag een theoretische les over de opleiding van het jonge dressuurpaard in de KNHS stand en bracht dat later die dag in de Bit piste in de praktijk. Met de Hannoveraanse dekhengst Don Presidente, van de fam. Smarius, liet zij samen met haar moeder zien wat belangrijk is in de opleiding van het jonge paard. Don Presidente was voor het eerst met Imke van huis en vond het allemaal heel interessant, maar gedroeg zich onder het zadel echt perfekt. Imke was erg blij met zijn eerste publieke optreden." (Citation & foto: www.academybartels.com)

We wish and hope much luck and success to this couple on their way to the bigger lessons.  

   
           
09/19/11   Our stable roof not only shelters our horses from bad weather, it now also contribute a big part for environmental protection.
On the one site the new photo-voltaic facility delivers a lot of eco-friendly electric current and on the other site it reduces the production of carbon dioxide CO
2 for 7524 kg each year.
   
           
08/27/2011   "Sir Sherlock" by Sir Donnerhall out of our StPrSt Shari, born 2007 at Augustehof, sold to South Lane Farm, Ontario, Kanada, raised and owned by Leslie Waterman, Chasing the Mill Farm, Nashville, Tennessee, USA dominates the prelimenary test of the 4-Years-old at the 2011 USEF Dressage National Championships at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, Illinois, with a whopping score of 8,6.    
           
08/13/2011   From Michigan, USA we receive happy news.
The three years old "Donnalia Frederica" (by Don Frederico), the second daughter out of our StPrM and EM Radunja, sold 8 years ago to USA, was winner of several FEI-material class competitions during the last season and now also won her mare performance test and was now called an Elite Mare.
We congratulate Cheryl and Eric Johnson (
www.HiddenAcresFarm.Net ) for this phantastic breeding success and wish them further on much luck with "EMC Donnalia", her sister "EM Hallie" and of course their dam "EM Radunja" and self-evident many gorgeous foals.
   
           
08/11/2011   Our three years old "So Watt" by Sir Donnerhall I out of our StPrM Watt Nuh now too left the Augustehof and found in Juliane A. and her family loving horse people.

We are sure, So Watt will have a good horse life and wish Juliane much luck and success in riding and perhaps breeding.

   
           
08/08/2011   Our three years old "Dolomit" by Don Frederico out of our StPrM Fabienne today moved into the neighbour box of his elder sister StPrA Chanel (Camilla).

Since a long time his new owner Linda has fallen in love immortally via internet .

Now the dream came true. -
   
           
07/30/2011   "Belladonna", takes the sprinkling tube as an occasion for jumping exercises.

But when it is becoming a little more far ....... look at the following picture!

   
           
06/26/2011  
On the facebooksite of Debbie Hill Dressage you find the following posting:
"Fantastic day today, 4 year old Sir Sherlock won the FEI young horse test with a whopping 8.5 (owner Leslie Waterman, Tenesse)".

"
Sir Sherlock" by Sir Donnerhall out of our Shari, born in 2007, sold to South Lane Farm, Ontario, Canada seems to become a great dressage prospect.
   
           
06/10/2011   "Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" once more overtook us with her delivery.

Two weeks earlier than last year she presents without any signs before another chestnut filly by Belissimo M
"Belladonna", very noble and vital, is our first and only foal this year.

Nice, that it is a filly. -

   
           
05/02/2011   SPS Fabienne was scanned today. Since April 12 she is in foal and will expect her next foal in March 2012 just when having turned 20 years, a foal again by "Londonderry".
   
           
04/03/2011   Our three years old "So Watt", by Sir Donnerhall I out of our StPrM Watt Nuh, now is in professional education under the saddle. On the occasion of a visit we could make sure of her progresses.

She now is for sale. Look at page "
For sale"!
 
 
           
04/03/2011   "Dolomit", by Don Frederico out of our StPr Fabienne, too is now getting his basic training under saddle.

Because of his youth he shall get a break for enjoying the summer months in the pasture.
 
 
           
02/26/2011  
"On the Way to the Netherlands"

According to that motto the state stud Celle said good bye to
"Don Presidente"  during the stallion presentation at Adelheidsdorf last night.
Imke Schellekens-Bartels, dutch Worldchampion with the team, is going to teach him for Grand Prix lessons to prepare him for their international career. We wish much luck and success to this couple.  

If you want to get a little impress, click the picture!                                                   
 Video --->
   
           
02/22/2011   Our StPrM "Ananova" by Alabaster out of StPrM Floria Tosca was confirmed in foal today.
Since February, 03 she is pregnant by the winner of the stallion test 2010 "
Don Index".
   
           
01/22/2011   Good start for the new year:

"Dynamite", shiny black gelding and son of our StPr Watt Nuh, sold in 2008 as a stallion prospect to South Africa, now again sold back to Germany as one of the most requested auction horses in Verden under his new name "Der kleine Prinz".

Next he will be trained by one of the Top-Ten-riders in Germany and afterwards he will be advanced by his new youthful and talented owner.


 
 
         
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12/17/10   In the end of November 2010 winter starts with temperatures below -10°C and three weeks later we get another 25 centimeters of snow over the already existing blanket of snow.


Our Youngsters
"So Watt", "Sadunja" and "Sierranova" and our mares"Ananova", "Donnanova" and "Fabienne" daily enjoy several hours in their outdoor arena.




Our weanlings"
La Rose" and "Donna Augusta" enjoy their life of liberty in their well protected shelter with much fresh (sometimes very fresh) air.


 
 
           
10/31/2010  
Donada by Don Presidente, out of the breeding program of Adolf Jelges, Sögel, now is 6 months of age.
She now arrived at Königslutter for growing up.

Mother of this foal is
StPrMare Naddel, Vice Champion Mare of Federal Mare Show of 2002 at Neustadt/Dosse and dam of state stud stallion "Lauscher".

   
           
10/09/2010   Back to the Roots !


"
Bellanova", the first filly of our "Donnanova" by Belissimo M settled over to our home country, the "Pfalz", in October. The new owners live at the same village as the breeder was born a long time ago.

We wish Bellanova and her new owner much luck and success together.

   
           
09/27/2010   StPr Watt Nuh settled over to a new breeders barn. She is looking forward to new breeding tasks.    
           
09/10/2010   We wish "Richenza" and Marion R. much fun and success in breeding as well as in riding.    
           
08/212010   "Soliboy" was sold at Verden Elite-Foal-Auction. We are happy to know, that he will be raised by a very famous stallion raiser in Kehdingen and we are sure to see him again perhaps in 2 or in 3 years.

At 09/23/2010 he settled over to Stade safe and sound.

 Soliboy - 4 Wochen - 6 MB             

 Soliboy - 6 Wochen alt - 7 MB - Video
   
           
08/20/2010   "Richenza", daughter by Rascalino and our StPrM Shari and so she is a sister of Isabell Werth´s future dressage star "La Rhani", now in professional dressage training, was successful in dressage horse competitions under her rider Nicole and Matthias Klatt at the horse shows at Hahausen and Hildesheim.    
           
08/01/2010   "Sir Stanislaus", by Stedinger out of our StPr Watt Nuh, started successful his sports carreer under the saddle of H. Kutzner with a victory in a riding horse competition at Wustrow.

Congratulations to the winning team.

   
           
07/28/2010   Our "StPrM Donnanova" by Don Crusador today was confirmed in foal to Belissimo M.
If nothing bad happens, she will become mother of a wonderful foal in 2011 like that filly this year.
   
           
07/16/2010   Our wonderful StPrM Franzi, which we lost so early in 1999, nevertheless she leaves her tracks.

Like "Don Presidente" in 2009, "Ferdinand von Nymphenburg" become winner of the "Lower Saxony Riding Horse Championship" at the national country horse show at Hannover and were called out "National Champion of Lower Saxony of the three years old riding horses".

"Ferdinand von Nymphenburg" (Fidertanz / Metternich / Graf Grannus / Fabriano / Augustinus xx) is a greatgrandson by our SPS Franzi and a son of "Money", which we sold to the breeders of "Ferdinand v. N." five years ago.

   
           
06/18/2010   "Soliboy" is trotting towards Verden!

Soliboy by Soliman de Hus and StPr Ananova was selected for the Elite-Foal-Auction at Verden in the end of August. He was winning out over about 40 competitors together with three other foals.

Soliboy in the age of 3,5 weeks:   
  Soliboy - 4 Wochen - 6 MB - Video

and in the age of 6 weeks:         Soliboy - 6 Wochen alt - 7 MB - Video

   
           
06/10/2010   June 9th an offspring foal show with the first foal crop by our home bred Hanoverian stallion "Don Presidente" took place at Aurich, Lower Saxony.
You can find a small collection of his foals -
here!
   
           
05/29/2010   "Richenza", daughter by Rascalino and our StPrM Shari and so she it is a sister of Isabell Werth´s future dressage star "La Rhani", was successful in her first dressage competition und her rider Lisa-Sophie Meier. This dressage horse competition class A was joined by very good horses with famous riders, but Richenza got the top score of 7.8, what implies place 1. The next day sho became vice champion in a jumping competition.
   
           
05/23/2010   It was impossible to say "No":

The StPrMare Naddel, Vice Champion Mare of Federal Mare Show of 2002 at Neustadt/Dosse and dam of state stud stallion "Lauscher", leads a filly by our Augustehof bred
Don Presidente.

After short but violent negotiations we have been in agreement. "Donada" will join the Augustehof herd.

   
           
05/18/2010   Our "StPrM Ananova" by Alabaster out of StPrM Floria Tosca gives life to her second foal.

"Soliboy", a big-framed, fantastic black stallion by Soliman de Hus alleviated his dam from the burden of the last few days.
              
   
           
05/01/2010   "Donnanova" by Don Crusador out of our "StPr Floria tosca" suddenly was in a hurry.

With the beginning of the merry month of May and short before the mares return from their pasture into their barn, Donnanova delivers her first foal quick and without any problems - nearly unnoticed - still during her stay in the pasture.
"
Bellanova", an eminent vital chestnut filly, is now the third filly in that breeding year for their enthused breeders.

   
           
04/16/2010   SPS Watt Nuh was checked today. She promptly got pregnant again (March 30), this time by the BC-Finalist "Fürst Romancier"    
           
04/06/2010   SPS Fabienne was scanned today. Since March 20 she is in foal and will expect her next foal in February 2011, a foal again by "Londonderry".
   
           

03/08/2010

  Now "Don Rolando" by Don Frederico out of our StPr Fabienne, just started under saddle, follows his black brother Don Kuno to Austria.    
           
03/19/2010   StPr Watt Nuh gives life to a wonderful chestnut filly by Don Presidente.

We call her
"Donna Augusta", because she carries two times the genes of Auguste. As you know, Don Presidente himself ist born at our Augustehof and is a product of that damline.
   
           
03/06/2010   "Don Presidente" - first foal!

In the barn of our chairman M. Schäfer the first colt by Don Presidente out of a mare by Fabriano/Graphit/Gotthard was born.

   
           
03/02/2010   "StPrC Donnanova" by Don Crusador passed her mare performance test with the top result. Her overall score of 8,54 in her dressage index was the best result of the whole district association. So Donnanova repeted this outstanding success of her dam St Pr St Floria tosca out of the year 2001 and her sister StPr Wakanova (2007).

At the annual general meeting of the breeding society we got an award for this breeding success.
   
           
02/25/2010   StPr Floria tosca remains unforgotten !

During that long and strong winter 2009/10 we enjoy remembering this lovable dream mare, when we are observing her gorgeous daughters Donnanova and Ananova dancing through the snow.

A small
collage brings round the attainments of this great broodmare.
   
           
01/31/2010   In the end of January 2010 the strong winter with temperatures down to -20 °C (-4 °F) keeps his grip on us and there is no end in sight. Since Dec. 20th we are laying under a thick white layer of snow, which becomes renewed nearly each day.

Our youngsters "So Watt", "Sadunja" and "Sierranova" enjoy their life of liberty in their well protected shelter with much fresh (sometimes very fresh) air.

   
           
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