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Hannibal Filly


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Family Outing at Little Downham

Hannibal, his full-brother Haarlem and his daughter Barcelona were all placed in their respective sections. Hannibal ran for fun as a late substitution in the Open Intermediate, taking the last round of the last section of the last event of the season, and it was a real tonic to see such an exhibition in all the phases. Haarlem and Barcelona both finish the season full of running and graded Intermediate.


Trakehner Breeders Fraternity Mare Grading 2007

There were sucesses all round at the annual Grading , with all three Godington representatives passing their studbook inspections. Bangkok was graded for her new owners, and Asia and Umbria were also graded. Umbria was awarded a Premium (subject to performance testing) and became Champion of the Mare Grading from a very strong entry of 24.

Godington Umbria - pic courtesy of JT Photography

TBF Annual Show 2007

As well as success in the mare grading, we also enjoyed a good outing at the annual breed show. Our Hannibal colt foal Godington Trasimeno ("Johnny") won his class amid very complimentary remarks from the German judges, and G. Alaska was 3rd in a strong class of older broodmares, bested only by two imported Premium mares.

Godington Trasimeno - Pic courtesy of JT Photography

Competition News - Godington Haarlem

Haarlem goes from strength to strength, being placed in every outing at Intermediate. He has also tasted international competition with CIC** outings at Aston-le-Walls and Gatcombe. Frustratingly balloted from Weston Park CCI** in October, he will run at the few remaining Intermediate fixtures this season before settling down to Winter training in preparation for the 2008 campaign.

Godington Haarlem

Competition News - Godington Barcelona

After a period of mid-season consolidation, Godington Barcelona has returned to form with an excellent double clear at the prestigious Gatcombe International Horse Trials. Barcelona will join her stablemate Haarlem in training over the winter before we start her 2008 season.


Home News - Breaking Programme

We have been working hard to catch up with our breaking programme, with Asia backed and going well, having taken time out to be graded at the annual show. Uganda is likewise progressing well with ridden work. Umbria is broken in and being aimed at the Nasta stallion performance test next year to complete her Premium qualification.

Breaking Programme

Home News - Training Plans

Absinthe, backed and ridden away some months ago, will be brought into competition work in the New Year. Our young stallion superstar Contis has started ridden work again after his Summer break, and will be training on the flat and over jumps during the Winter in preparation for the PAVO eventing series next year.


Godington Topkapi Sold

Our "Featured Horse", the delightful mare Godington Topkapi, has been sold to a new home. We hope that she gives her new owners the pleasure and enjoyment we have had from her time here. She is a super filly and we hope to hear good news from her as she commences her competitive career.


Haarlem Placed First Intermediate Run

After a good run at Borde Hill on the 28th May in appalling weather conditions, where Haarlem was 6th and Barcelona 3rd, both horses were entered for the Intermediate class at Little Downham in the scorching heat of June 2nd. Haarlem was 10th (due to two non-cooperative showjumps). Barcelona was unplaced, but made a very good first effort.


All 2007 Foals Born

The 2007 foaling season is now complete for us, all mothers and babies are healthy and doing well. We now have a colt foal by Pernambuco out of Alaska and a filly by Goldschmidt out of Prettiness to join our two Hannibal foals. All in all a very pleasing crop, keeping in with our usual high standards.

2007 Godington Foal

Godington Amulet Sold to Germany

Our five year old showjumping bred gelding by Sir Graditz out of Godington Alaska has been sold to a competition home in Germany. "Pete" is one of the fourth generation homebred horses from the stud, and epitomises the stud's ethos with his temperament, talent and trueness to type.

Godington Amulet

Latest Competition Results

Moreton Morrell 3/5/07: Godington Haarlem and Godington Barcelona represented the stud at this event. Haarlem jumped well to win his section, and Barcelona jumped clear around XC. A pleasing outing and a good performance from these young horses, both of whom are now qualified for the Area Finals.

Godington Barcelona

2007 Godington Foals Start Arriving

Godington Tallulah started off the 2007 foaling season for us by producing a beautiful bay purebred colt by Godington Hannibal. Not to be outdone Bergfee soon followed suit by producing another superb bay filly foal by Godington Hannibal, full sibling to the Premium mare Godington Barcelona.

2007 Foals Start Arriving

Godington Hannibal Approved by SHB (GB) & AES

On the basis of Hannibal's existing Trakehner grading, outstanding sports career and progeny record, he has been awarded lifetime approval for breeding by Sports Horse Breeding of Great Britain, and the Anglo European Studbook, two more full WBFSH member studbooks.

Godington Hannibal

New Manège Completed

The training facilities at Godington have enjoyed further development with the complete refurbishment of our outdoor arena and installation of a new sand and rubber surface. Please contact us regarding the availability of vacancies for backing and schooling.

Godington Tennessee

Another Stallion for Godington Stud

Contis (Interconti / Michelangelo / Kassiber) arrives at Godington.  This exciting young prospect will be available to a limited number of mares for his first season at stud in 2007. For further details, please visit his own page
Champion Mare arrives at Godington

Prettiness (EH Van Deyk / EH Tuareg / Sir Shostakovich xx) is purchased by the stud.  This most recent addition to the broodmare herd is carrying a foal by Goldschmidt (Biotop). For further details, please visit the broodmare page.



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