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Hannoveraner Stallion of the year 2017: ROTSPON

The Rubinstein/Argentan-son Rotspon was nominated “Hannoveraner Stallion of the year”. The black stallion occupies a strong position in many mare lines because of his above average gaits and his super rideability that he passes to his progeny – qualities that riders all over the world appreciate.

Rotspon was born February 22, 1995 at Hans-Heinrich Müller’s in Stade. He was presented at the 1997 Stallion licensing in Verden whereafter the State Stud Celle purchased the black colt and gave him the name Rotspon – a tradition-rich North German expression for high-quality red wines.

Rotspon’s pedigree features the Hannoveraner trademark stallions Rubinstein, Argentan, Pik Bube and Wendekreis, turning Rotspon into one of the most important representatives of the dam line Noreja.

Rotspon scored the best of his age-group at the Stallion performance test at Adelheidsdorf, scoring 148.72 points in the dressage evaluation and 145.67 points overall. He prevailed against Londonderry, the former winner of the stallion licensing and “Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year” of 2013.

Rotspon sired the state premium mare Romanze, winner of the 2002 Ratje Nieburg-Show. His sons Rascallino and Royal Blend also moved to stalls at Celle. Almost 100 of his sons and daughters are successfully competing at the advanced dressage level and he has sired 277 auction horses to date. He has established a reputation as dam sire and his genes can be found in pedigrees of successful dressage horses such as Olympic champion Showtime, member of the German gold squad with Dorothee Schneider in Rio de Janeiro.

Inge de Wet visited the Stallion licensing and witnessed this award with great excitement as Paarden Stud has two mares in foal to Rotspon for 2018. It was also a great pleasure to meet Rotspon in person at Adelheidsdorf. He is now 22 and still in demand with breeders all over the world.

 HQ Ad May 2018 

We feature GQ v. Axel/Dancing Champ, a 2011 gelding, bred by Paarden Stud for our HQ ad for May 2018.

As breeders we want to know where our horses are, who’s lives they share and what they are doing. This youngster is one of two Dageraad related horses owned by Christelle van de Merwe. GQ has started his dressage life and now also tries out jumping and cross-country. We wish this duo the very best!

GQ’s dam, the beautiful mare Siberian Dancer was our foundation mare out of a mother line of imported TB mares Maricopa and Murmansk.

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Paarden Stud has bred sport horses since 1998. 

We now breed Hannoveraner Verband registered HANNOVERANERS primarily for dressage.

We aim for type, quality of movement, willingness to perform and rideability.


Frozen semen of top international Hannoveraner Verband licensed or approved stallions are used in addition to LENBACH who is resident at our Stud.




Our mares are imported from Germany and are all main studbook mares.



We breed a limited number of foals a year. They are inspected, branded and admitted to the Hannoveraner main studbook. Foals are for sale after weaning.