Developing Hanoverian Athletes in the Mind & the Body®
We are passionate about producing and developing young Hanoverian athletes. At High Valley Hanoverians we produce exceptional Hanoverian foals then develop them into exceptional dressage and hunter prospects via our trademarked training methodology "Developing Hanoverian Athletes in the Mind & the Body®". As a service to other breeders, we also provide young horse raising, starting, training and sales consignment services to other breeder / owner colleagues who own Hanoverian and/or other quality warmblood young horses.
We are confident in our ability to develop quality USA-bred Hanoverian athletes easily comparable to those bred in Germany. Our foundation mares are all Elite / Premium Hanoverian mares, all with incredible temperament / trainability. We select sires who complement our performance mares well, have proven themselves in dressage, have high dressage breeding indexes and who also are known to have good temperament / trainability. But the mixing of the genetic components is simply the start. Beyond the nature, we choose to also nurture our young horses with an excellent nutrition program, 2x per day handling and social interaction in big play paddocks. We have appropriate training exercises for all ages and lavish them with attention (and boundaries) and an excellent management program.
Although we are small breeders, we have been in the Top 10 USDFBC Breeder of the Year seveal years and in 2013 we achieved 3rd Place USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year.
Our Young Horse training program "Developing Hanoverian Athletes in the Mind & the Body®" is a unique approach that utilizes a variety of essential training components to maximize overall performance, core strength and foundation training. The variety of the work both maximizes and balances the physical and mental conditioning of the Young Horse. Horses in this program benefit from a rock-solid classical dressage foundation developed in conjunction with effective conditioning in our combined training fields, over cavaletti gymnastic grids and on extreme mountain trails. Each Young horse is appropriately challenged, encouraged to express his/her playful nature and receives ample encouragement, love and attention. The result is a happy, physically fit dressage athlete who demonstrates the passion to achieve his/her career potential. Every horse in this program develops rock-solid dressage fundamentals, becomes super fit and is de-sensitized to just about everything including bikes, motorcycles, lawn mowers, tractors, weed eaters, tarps, creeks and deer / birds on the trails.