Breeding objectives and guidelines
We, that is Helmut Ewenz and Gebhard Jansen - or in short, „Züchtervereinigung Mittelerde“.
Looking ahead, we have set ourselves the goal of breeding correct, motivated and healthy sport horses with above-average movements and outstanding jumping ability with a very good overview and caution. First of all, we fall back on the best dam lines and pay particular attention to rideability, character, external appearance, the musculoskeletal system and the athletic disposition, such as performance, speed and agility, when selecting the stallion in further breeding planning. In doing so, we orientate ourselves closely to the guidelines of our breeding associations.
Mother lines with reliable genetics play a major role. In addition to qualitative predicates such as state or main premiums, it is in particular the sporting achievements of mother and grandmother themselves and their offspring that form the basis of our success.
Because: The Mare makes the Difference !
It is said that 70% of a horse's disposition comes from the dam line, only about 30% comes from the father. The fathers genes are important for the grafting of the direct offspring and should further improve the overall quality of the dam line.
Good horses therefore arise from the basic quality of its mother, her sporty talents and her inheritance. Only the consistent pairing with the right, proven stallions, i.e. the matching combination of genes over many generations, leads to the gradual improvement of the sport horse quality and thus to the sustainable success of the offspring.
We have been using the European stallion market here for many years. Mostly premium stallions, main premium award winners and more and more top successful stallions from major international sporting events are preferred - we only test young stallions in exceptional cases when the first foals have already been noticed as outstanding.
This breeding philosophy is an occasion for us to present our dam lines here on this webpage and to draw attention to the peculiarities of their inheritance qualities,. We as well as want to give an impression of the amount of time involved in successful and sustainable breeding - in other words, how valuable it can be for you to join in in an already proven dam line.
Our offspring grow up under top conditions before they gently start professional training with the age of three years.
The world of breeding is moving, trends are developing and the regional minds are passed long time already. For us an important reason to keep on looking around and to remain curious. With this in mind, we hope that we will meet one day on one of our breeding excursions and have good exchange of our ideas. We are already looking forward to this.
Helmut & Gebhard