Winner's Circle Horses

Hanoverian Stallion

No. 152205

by Safari Ltd
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$8.09USD
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Hanoverians were originally bred in Germany as carriage and military horses, so they needed to be strong animals with superior rideability. They also had to be unflappable in the face of danger. The result today is a sturdy, beautiful breed prized by riders.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: The beautiful Hanoverian Stallion shows off the elegant and rhythmic gait that makes it so popular and successful in dressage events.
  • Size and Color: This lively dark brown Hanoverian Stallion features a black mane and tail and black legs above stocking height. It measures 6 ¾ inches long, about the same as a water bottle.
  • The Hanoverian Stallion is part of the Winner's Circle Horses collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    The kingdom of Hannover was nestled in modern-day northwest Germany, in the modern state of Lower Saxony. Although Hanover is just a city today, it was once an independent kingdom, and in that kingdom, a thriving horse breeding industry produced such magnificent animals as the Hanoverian. The horse was bred to be a carriage and military horse at a time when the needs of both were changing. Rather than a stocky, heavy warhorse, the Hanoverian was bred to be a sturdy, easy-riding, graceful mount. The breeders’ work paid off, as the Hanoverian became known worldwide for its rideability, eventually winning Olympic gold in dressage and jumping.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 17.25 L x 10.25 H
    • Size in inches: 6.79 L x 4.04 H
    • UPC: 609366000237
    Present Status One of the oldest of the warm bloods, Hanoverians were initially carriage horses and had stouter bodies than those seen today. Thoroughbreds were used to breed more lightness and athleticism into the breed after it began losing favor as a carriage horse. The breed today is sturdy but fast and is an extremely capable jumper. Colors can range from bay, chestnut, black, brown, and grey, but horses with an large amount of white or unusual markings will often be rejected by the societies.