Dorina, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2018

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 06:45
Dorina, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2018

Dorina (by Drosselklang II x Grannus) has been named the Hanoverian Mare of the Year at the 2018 Hanoverian stallion licensing in Verden, Germany, on Saturday 27 October 2018.

Under Canada‘s Eric Lamaze her daughter Fine Lady is one of the best show jumpers in the world. Dorina's breeder Wilhelm Leymann from Bassum was honoured in the sold out Niedersachsenhalle. 

Dorina was born on March 26, 2000 at Wilhelm Leymann in Bassum. With Drosselklang II and Grannus, the representative of the dam line of Flindra has powerful genes in her pedigree. One of the best Hanoverian show-jumping sires of his time, Don Carlos, can be found twice in the second and fourth generation. In search of the coveted Grannus blood, the breeder had acquired her dam Golden Lady. "Dorina is a very special horse", Wilhelm Leymann says. She is very sensitive and a bit "electric". Dorina has produced a total of 13 foals in 18 breeding years. Now she is in foal to Hannover's show-jumping sire legend Stakkato.

Dorina's first foal was already a direct hit: Within a very short time, Fine Lady by Forsyth catapulted herself to the top of the world with Canadian Eric Lamaze. Two years ago the pair won the individual Olympic bronze medal in Rio. Numerous victories and top placings followed on the world's major show jumping arenas. But she is not the only one who turned her dam into the Hanoverian Mare of the Year. Fine Lady's three years younger full brother Fighter competes for Russia with rider Anna Shatunova and has currently collected his first World Cup points at the CSI-W in Moscow/RUS. In spring 2011, he was one of the diamonds of the show-jumping collection at the Verden Elite- Auction. These two show-jumping athletes once again have Don Carlos and Grannus in their pedigree via their sire Forsyth. Third in the group is the seven-year-old Landstreicher daughter Lilly Le, who is at the beginning of her international career with the rider Angelos Touloupis from Greece.

- Hannoveraner Verband press release

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