The American Hanoverian Society is sponsoring a Young Horse Training Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in Portland, OR, featuring Stefan Blanken from Germany. Stefan's bio:

* Winner - German Professional Rider Championship - 1993
* Professional Rider for the Hannoveraner Verband/Auction Team 1993-1996
* A few Successful horses trained by Stefan Blanken include:

1) Nadine Capellman's "Elvis"....sold to Martin Schaudt in Verden 2000 Spring auction for 62,000 Euros
2) "Lavinia" by. Loxley II - Wonderful - Bred, Shown and Sold by Stefan at 2010 Elite Auction for 73,000 Euros to France. Tarmstedt: Champion three-year-old mares including performance test and qualification for the state premium award. Trot 9 - canter 8 - walk 7.5 - rideability judge 8.5 - rideability test rider 10!
3) 2010 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing:
The chestnut stallion with auction-no. 2 by BELISSIMO M - WOLKENSTEIN II, owned by Anna Böckmann & trained/presented by Stefan Blanken, was licensed and sold at the auction to Finland.
4) Bundeschampionate 2009:
"ERA Wunderschöne", shown by Stefan Blanken,
Reserve Federal Champion of three-year-old mares and geldings.
5) Comtess - Champion at the Ratje-Niebuhr-Show in 2000
6) Grisella - Champion, four-year-old horses, Hanoverian Show Jumping Championships at Dobrock
7) Louis-Wiegel-Show in Sandborstel on July 26, 2008
Champion mare "DANCING QUEEN" by DON CRUSADOR - WENZEL, shown by Stefan Blanken

This is the TENTATIVE schedule for Saturday:
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time Function Location

11am Load Buses for Trip to Devonwood Equestrian Centre

11:30-5:30pm Taste of Oregon: Wine Tasting at Devonwood

12-12:45pm Showing Horses in Hand:
Optimizing Your Horse’s Appearance & Gaits”

Maren Schlender, Hannoveraner Verband, Verden,
Germany & Stefan Blanken, Hepstedt, Germany

1:00-1:45pm “Selection & Basic Training of Show Jumpers”
Stefan Blanken, Blanken Dressage & Show Jumping
Stable, Hepstedt, Germany
1:00-1:45 Jumping Seminar
(Horse/Rider TBA)
15 minute Q&A with audience
Wine Tasting Break (15 minutes)

2:15-3:00pm “Selection & Training of Young Dressage Horses
Through PSG”

Stefan Blanken, Blanken Dressage & Show Jumping
Stable, Hepstedt, Germany

2:15-3:00pm Training/1st Level
(Tenley Haaby/San Dante)
15 minute Q&A with audience

3:15-4:00pm Second/Third Level
(Regina Agren/Contendion)
15 minute Q&A with audience

4:15-5:00pm Fourth/PSG Level
(Brooke Volbeck/Donna Carina)
15 minute Q&A with audience

5:15pm Load Buses for Return Trip to Hilton

7:00-8pm Cash Bar Foyer – Pavilion East

8:00-11pm Awards Banquet/Silent Auction Pavilion East

EXTRA BONUS: “Preparing Young Stallions for Success in the
70-Day Performance Test: Tips from a TestRider”
Broadway I,II,III
Jessica Wisdom, Equilibrium Equestrian,
Yelm, WA (Silver Creek Farm Dressage Test
Rider – 2009 & 2010 Stallion Performance Test)
Jessica's talk is on Friday at 5:00.

More information and registration forms at

Everyone is welcome to attend this super training session. Join us!