Has performance horse breeding lost its way? An interview with Dr Lehmann

Written by on June 15, 2016 in Bloodlines, News with 0 Comments

Dr Lehmann was for 30 years – from 1966 until 1995 – the head of the Westfalien State Stud and is the man credited with turning a basically agricultural group of horses into the modern sport horse type. But Dr Lehmann is not happy with the direction of modern breeding, in particular the breeding policies of the Hannoverian Stud Book, from which the modern Westfalien drew so much of its inspiration – and blood.

In this interview, conducted with the help of Britta Züngel of Die Hannoveraner, Dr Lehmann calls for a return to the older aim of breeding an all-round sporthorse.

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