Verden: 2021 Prototype of a perfect jumper mare

Hannoveraner Mare of the Year 2021 title has been awarded in Verden. This year the perfect mare is St.Pr.St. Coletha, from the breeding of Egon Schröder

St.Pr.St. Coletha with Simon Riquiere from Hunters Studfarm, Melanie Kosse and Egon Schröder © Hannoveraner Verband

Bologna, December 5, 2021 – The setting was perfect. Between the final of the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Masters and the stallion sales of the show jumping stallions. That’s the frame that hosted St.Pr.St. Coletha award as Hannoveraner Mare of the Year 2021.

She has not only been successful in the show jumping ring herself, but has produced four international show jumpers with Scenletha, Hunter’s Scendro, Scendro II and Scenndrinne.

The dark bay with a strong heredity comes from the breeding of Egon Schröder, Hittbergen. When she was six years old, she came to the stables of Ludwig Lemenu, who has been passionately breeding Hannoveraner at his Hunter Studfarm in Belgium for many years.


What a line!

St.Pr.St. Coletha is the prototype of a perfect jumper mare. From a valuable dam line, she was successful in sport herself and passes on her outstanding talents to her sons and daughters. Ludwig Lemenu had spared neither effort nor expense to be able to present her at the festive tribute in the Niedersachsenhalle.

She travelled from Italy, where she is currently for embryo collection by ICSI. Visibly moved, her breeder, who celebrated his 83rd birthday a few days ago, recieved the certificate and the well-funded cheque from the R+V/VTV insurance company.

Born on 17 March 2002, St.Pr.St. Coletha out of the dam line of Aigrette started her career by winning her class at the mare show in Hohnstorf.

In the following years, the Contendro/Singular Joter daughter showed her outstanding disposition with the dream score of 10 for free jumping at the mare performance test, places four and two at the free jumping competitions of the Hannoveraner Jumper Breeding Programme as well as six victories in classes for young show jumpers. She was born with talent, her dam St.Pr.St. Sintha was already successful in advanced level jumping tests.


A very good match

The Stakkato/Dinar son Scendix (breeder: Gudrun Wenzel, Bad Gandersheim) proved to be the perfect partner for St.Pr.St. Coletha. He was available to the breeders for the first time in 2006 and through him Egon Schröder and Ludwig Lemenu came into contact.

The bay stallion belonged to the Hunter Studfarm in Belgium. He later made a name for himself as the winner of the prestigious “Sires of the World” jumping competition in Zangersheide and achieved several 1.50 metre placings. St.Pr.St. Coletha’s first foal was a hit.

Hunter’s Scendro was licensed in Verden and Belgium, participated twice in the World Championships for young show jumpers in Lanaken and was internationally successful afterwards. In the meantime, the privately owned stallion is the sire of several advanced (S) level successful show jumpers.

His full sister Scenletha was born in 2010. In 2013, she was celebrated as the reserve champion mare of the Herwart von der Decken Show and was second in the free jumping competition in Verden the following year.

The black mare also participated twice in the World Championships for Young Show Jumpers and meanwhile celebrates victories and placings up to 1.60 metres. Her greatest success is only five months ago. Scenletha won the European Young Riders Championships in Vilamoura with rider Jack Whitaker and took the bronze medal with the British team.

The third of the powerful full siblings is the nine-year-old Scendro II, who was born at Ludwig Lemenu in Belgium and has meanwhile reached a level of 1.45 metres.

Scennixe, born in 2011, is still part of Egon Schröder’s mare herd. Like Scenletha, she competed at the Herwart von der Decken Show and made it onto the podium twice in the free jumping competition. She passed on the 10 for scope at the mare performance test to her daughter Hann.Pr.A. Hickxie by Hickstead White.

She continues the perfect success series of her mother and her mother’s sister and was among the best at the Verband mare show in Verden two years ago. In the meantime, Coletha’s second youngest daughter Scenndrinne, who made it to the final of the World Championships for five-year-old show jumpers in 2018, is used for breeding.


Source: Hannoveraner Verband press release