Volume 4, Number 1
Allan H. Hamid and
Registrar Linda Osterman Hamid are pleased and
honored to introduce the first Spanish-Norman colt to foal
Congratulations to owners/breeders
Horst and Katharina Fehring
And a warm welcome to
foaled June 25, 2003, registered XCII 0301
with the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc.
Germaniko .F. was sired by the illustrious Andalusian stallion
Orgulloso XL, imported into Germany from Spain. Katharina
Fehring purchased the Pura Raza Española
stallion from the Carthusian horse breeding farm of Escobar
Barrilaro of Seville. An
acclaimed show horse, Orgulloso XL won the Bronze Medal at the
2001 Northern Germany P.R.E. Championship Show.
2002 the German publication Cavallo spotlighted the
Spanish-Norman breed in an article with color photos of the
Romántico H.H.F. of Hamid Hill Farm, Ltd., Woodbury,
Connecticut. The Fehrings read the magazine story and became
fascinated by the historical and genetic re-creation of the
medieval knight's horse. They were so impressed with the
presence, power, performance and temperament of the breed that
they decided they wanted to add Spanish-Normans to their
collection of Warmblood, Friesian and Andalusian horses.
Katharina Fehring called the Spanish-Norman
Registry co-founders to find out how to proceed. With enormous
enthusiasm and dedication, she expressed the desire to establish
a Spanish-Norman breeding program in Germany. To that end,
Orgulloso XL was registered as a foundation sire
of the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. Next the Fehrings
went to France to purchase a Percheron mare and located the
beautiful Helva de Fauveliere, a champion mare from
Normandy. More recently, a black Percheron mare named
Image from France was purchased to add to their breeding
arrival of Afortunado Germaniko .F. has generated great interest in the
Spanish-Norman. Articles have appeared in
numerous publications in Germany, as well as one each in Poland
and Switzerland. Previously, British and Spanish horse magazines
featured the breed with the Spanish-Norman gelding, Agincourt
H.H.F. exported from the U.S. to France and the stallion Soldado
H.H.F. in southern Spain.
Fehrings established their breeding farm, 'Spanish-Norman Gestut
Germanika' and have become ardent promoters of the breed,
creating their own brand, logo and website.
consider the Fehrings excellent ambassadors of the
Spanish-Norman and wish them tremendous success and enjoyment
with the Spanish-Norman horses in Germany.