Granada, 1990-2013 Hanoverian mare.
DE 331316978890
Approved: Hanoverian Verband, CWHBA MMB

Goodmatch xx
Match III xx
Relance III
Dolphinet xx
Big Game
Sea Gypsy
SPS Luna
Lugano I
Der Lowe xx
SPS Dorftreue
Domgraf II
SPS Doreen
Duft I
SPS Gotensage
SPS Seeburg
SPS Donautreue
SPS Alsterwelt
Abhang I
SPS Ankerhirtin
SPS Axtzeit (Han)
SPS Fluegelpalme


We were very fortunate to be able to obtain Granada in 2003 from her breeder and family friend. Granada was a very well-bred, pretty Hanoverian mare with a kind temperament. A bit on the hot side, this mare had flashy, floating movement and 3 very good gaits.  At her mare inspection at Spruce Meadows in 1993, she scored high enough to rank third in all of Canada for type, movement and conformation. Granada showed great promise in show jumping; however, suffered a nearly fatal injury after jumping out of her enclosure, following which she was was only pasture sound.

The mares in Granada's damline are second to none. She descends from the mare family SPS Pille 1188813, and from Pille to Granada were 9 generations of State Premium mares in a row, all of whom were exceptional producers of high calibre sport horses, stallion sons, or State Premium mares. Granada's dam, Staatsprämie Doreen, was a highly awarded mare in Germany earning both her Staatsprämie Title and her medal while she resided at the Celle State Stud. In 1978, she was purchased and imported to Canada in foal and where she continued to produce exceptional foals. Doreen produced 1 lifetime approved Hanoverian stallion, Greystoke (by Gotthard) now deceased, and two licensed stallion sons including Granada's full brother, a young stallion of exceptional type, who broke his leg in a paddock accident before lifetime approval could be achieved. As well, Doreen's daughters were of exceptional calibre, successful in both jumping and dressage, including her champion CDI 3* eventing daughter, De Michelle (sired by Dezember). SPS Doreen was sired by the notable broodmare sire, Diplomat. Another example of his amazing daughters was SPS Diplomatin who produced the outstanding jumper stallion, Espri. Granada's dam's damsire, Abhang I, was known for producing horses with great character, mind, trainability, and work ethic and produced a considerable number of State Premium mares, stallion sons, and athletic sport horses. Granada's grandmother, Staatsprämie Alsterwelt, produced 2 approved stallion sons, Lago and Lambert I, both sired by Lasso. As well, Alsterwelt also produced a full sister to Doreen, Staatsprämie Doloris, who produced an approved stallion son, Waitomo (by Wienerwald). Alsterwelt's other daughter, Lady Mary (by Lasso), produced the approved stallion son, Abraham (by Absatz). Also of note, well-known breeder, Hof Brunning in Germany, bred and owns SPS Doreen's great-great granddaughter, SPS Pretty Woman who descends from SPS Doreen's daughter, Walpurga by Weingraf.

Granada was sired by Elite Stallion Goodwill, a stallion imported from Germany by Spruce Meadows.  His dam, Staatsprämie Luna, was sired by Lugano I, who was a very successful show jumper and sire of same. His sire was the thoroughbred stallion, Der Lowe xx, noted as one of the most influential stallions of the mid 1900's. He stood at the Celle State Stud and was the leading sire for producing dressage and eventing horses.



In 2007, Granada produced a gorgeous premium filly, Ryanna, sired by the imported Hanoverian Elite Stallion, Regazzoni. Ryanna was inspected and approved as a Premium Mare in the Main Mare Book of the German Oldenburg Verband. Ryanna is a serious FEI prospect, showing very well in competition.  In 2008, Granada was bred again but lost her pregnancy after a severe, life-threatening respiratory illness which also caused her to become infertile.

Ryanna (by ES Regazzoni).  Sold as a weanling.

Congratulations to Fox Hollow Equestrian.



Granada's Family Tree:


Lugano I

Der Loewe
Der Lowe xx
picture of Hanoverian stallion (approved) 'Diplomat'
picture of Hanoverian stallion (approved) 'Abhang I'
Damsire: Diplomat
Duft I
Dam's damsire: Abhang I
picture of horse Senator