Great Mares… The Key to Success

The strength of any breeding program is dependent on the quality of its mares. Top class performance sires are only half of the equation. The importance of utilizing Hanoverian mares for breeding that come from generations of performance-tested families cannot be overstated. The heritability of these performance traits have been well documented via an indexing system developed by Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Deputy Breeding Director of German Hannoveraner Verband in Verden, Germany. This helps produce foals with the highest probability of success in sport horse competition. And Hardenberg Farms has some of the best. We are extremely proud of our imported Hanoverian foundation mares.


April 24, 2004 17.0 H Black Hanoverian Mare
Pedigree: (De Niro-SPS Wienerin/Fabriano) Breeder: Horst Everding, Pollhagen, Germany
Deelayla is an outstanding 17H black daughter of De Niro, the #1 ranked dressage sire in the world. In 2015, she produced Limited Edition (by Livaldon), the highest scoring Hanoverian colt at the German Foal Championships (Deutsches Fohlen Championat) in Lienen, Germany. Limited Edition placed fifth of the top 100+ 2015 colts of all warmblood breeds in Germany

April 29th, 2014|

SPS Scarlett

2009 16.3H Black Bay Hanoverian Mare
Pedigree: (Sandro Hit-SPS Fabiola O/Fabriano) Breeder: Christian Ohse, Glentorf, Germany
SPS Scarlett (Sandro Hit-SPS Fabiola O/Fabriano) is a truly exceptional mare. 2015 USDF Horse of the Year. Highest scoring mare 4 years of age and older (in foal or foal at side) of any breed in the USA with the United States Dressage Federation. Winner of her class at the 2012 Herwart von der Decken Mare Show (National Hanoverian

March 25th, 2013|

Splendid In Black

2010 17.0 H Black Westfalen Mare
Pedigree: (San Amour-Denira S/De Niro) Breeder: Silke Kuhlenkamp, Hovelhof, Germany
2015, 2014 & 2013 – USDF/Westfalen Horse Assn National Champion Materiale – three years in a row! 2015 USDF/WHA Reserve National Champion at First Level Open Division. 2013 USDF Horse of the Year – 3 Year Old Filly Materiale. Highest scoring three year old dressage filly of any breed in the USA! 2012 & 2011 National Champion Filly – USDF/WHA

March 25th, 2013|

Weltmeyer’s Song

1999 16.1H Bay Hanoverian Mare
Pedigree: (Weltmeyer-SPS Ariane/Argentan) Breeder: Stehr Family, Neuenfelde, Germany
Broodmare extraordinaire! ALL FOALS TO DATE ARE USDF HORSE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS AND/OR AHS NATIONAL/RESERVE CHAMPIONS…sired by different stallions! Weltmeyer’s Song is a beautiful daughter of the immortal Weltmeyer and out of Ariane, a full-blood sister to the dam of Rotspon. Extremely modern and elegant in her type, Weltmeyer’s Song was named a states premium candidate (SPA) in Germany after winning her class

March 25th, 2013|