MAHB Educational Webinar Breeding for the American Market with Vincent Flores May 24th, 2021 at 7pm est
Vincent is a USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Bar Medalist. He is a native of France, where he received a classical training background. Vincent’s passion for horses started at a very young age, and he has competed in multiple countries over the years (Europe, Middle East, North America) in the three disciplines: show jumping, eventing and dressage. He decided to dedicate himself fully to the latter for the past ten years. For the past 15 years he has bred and later imported from France to the United States several warmbloods, and takes keen interest in the different bloodlines. Vincent is based out of Coventry, CT where he runs the Connecticut Equestrian Center, and is a highly active clinician in the New England area as well as the rest of the United States. Vincent has brought several horses to the Grand Prix level, competed in CDI Small Tours in the US, and has been USDF Regional Champion multiple times. He has recently started a small breeding program at his farm, and planning on breeding a few horses this spring.
Topic of discussion: Breeding for the American Market Vincent recognizes that there are key differences between the American and European markets for dressage horses, and the socio-economical driving forces behind them. He has many years of experience in the purchase and sales of horses in both Europe and the US, and would bring valuable insight into why the American buyer still significantly choses to shop in Europe for young horses. Vincent has learned tricks of the trade to market horses in the US, and in his discussion will reflect upon how American breeders could better answer the demand for young horses more organically. In his discussion, Vincent will also offer his experiences with breeding, riding and training FEI siblings from the same dam (Rubinstein X Sherlock Holmes), with different sires (Olivi, Soliman, Londonderry), and with siblings of the same sire (Soliman) and different dams. He will offer his insight on the different bloodlines, those more preferred for the adult amateur versus the professional, and those with different personality types. He will share the selection criteria he is choosing in the breeding of his own horses.
MAHB Members Meeting Mares, Stallions, 2021 Foals & Breeding Plans March 22nd, 2021 at 7pm est
We had a great time in January, so by popular demand are doing Part 2! We'd love our members who are breeding to tell us their breeding plans for the season and we can have an open discussion on bloodlines, horses, breeding questions, etc. This is always more fun with photos/pedigrees/video/etc so if you are willing to share some info on your mare(s) send to Natalie ahead of time and she can be set up to share her screen with everyone on the Zoom call.
MAHB Annual Meeting January 25th, 2021 at 7pm est All current MAHB members have been emailed the Zoom log-in
The "meeting" part of the evening will be short - the election of the Board, discussion of 2021 MAHB plans, and then we get to the FUN part of the evening. We'd love our members who are breeding to tell us some of their breeding plans for the season and we can have an open discussion on bloodlines, horses, breeding questions, etc. This is always more fun with photos/pedigrees/video/etc so if you are willing to share some info on your mare(s) send to Natalie ahead of time and she can be set up to share her screen with everyone on the Zoom call.
Educational Webinar January 9th & 16th, 2021 at 11am-1pm est Guest Speaker Dr. Ludwig Christmann Important bloodlines in Hanoverian breeding, focusing on recent breeding developments
Dr. Ludwig Christmann began his employment with the Hanoveraner Verband in 1984. He worked for many years as Deputy Breeding Director. In 1996 he obtained his doctorate degree with “The development of breeding values based on the evaluation of mares in studbook inspections and mare performance tests.” He has been editor of Hannoveraner Jarbuch Hengste since 1999 and is a member of the Interstallion working group of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. In 2002 Dr. Christmann became managing director for the Verband’s breeding abroad. Dr. Christmann is married, and he and his wife have three adult daughters, two of whom are riders. In his spare time he breeds his own horses and currently has three Hanoverians at home.
Educational Webinar ~ October 27th, 7pm Guest Speaker Kristi Wysocki How to relate the conformation & movement of the dressage horse to their rideability, training and soundness.
Kristi Wysocki is a FEI 4* Dressage and FEI 5* Para Dressage Judge and FEI Para Technical Delegate. She is a U.S. Equestrian Dressage ‘S’ Judge and ‘R’ Dressage Sport Horse judge. She has judged many CDIs and CPEDs in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Canada and Central/South America. She judged the para dressage at both the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2017 European Para Dressage Championships. She has judged the U.S. Young Horse Finals, U.S. Dressage Festival, USDF Regional Championships and the USDF National Dressage Championships numerous times. Kristi has judged dressage sport horse shows such as Dressage at Devon on many occasions including many USDF Breeder Series Finals around the U.S. Kristi has successfully trained and ridden many horses from starting youngsters to Grand Prix Dressage. She has competed several horses to the FEI levels, winning many regional and local championships through Grand Prix. She also successfully competed in the CDI arena with multiple horses. She has earned her bronze, silver and gold medals from the USDF along with many of her students. Kristi is the primary author of the USDF Dressage Sport Horse Seminars and Judges Training curriculum. She is currently co-chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee, faculty member for the USDF Sport Horse Seminars, approved faculty for Dressage and Dressage Sport Horse Judges Training, member of the USDF Licensed Officials Task Force, member of the USDF Judge’s Committee, member of the USDF Test Writing Working Group and member of the USDF Proposed Rule Change Working Group. She has previously served on the USEF Dressage Sport Committee, USEF Para Technical Committee and the USEF International Disciplines committee and member of the FEI Classification Reference Group. Her experience on these committees has also enhanced her education and understanding of the sport from the grass roots to the international level. She has been intimately involved in developing the USEF dressage tests for the last 10 years and the USDF Sport Horse Scoresheets for the last 12 years.
Spring Meeting & Planing 2020 Breedings Get-to-Together
It’s the perfect time of year to be evaluating broodmares and planning breedings. Let’s make it even more fun by getting together and sharing our ideas and experiences to create the best possible matches! We may fit in a little bit of MAHB 'business' too.
WHEN March 14, 2020 1pm-4pm
WHERE Susanne Manz’s House 513 Dark Star Cir Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule later this summer.
Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Club, Inc Our mission is to promote the Hanoverian horse and to provide education opportunities, social gatherings, & marketing opportunities for our members.