Welcome to Matthews Hanoverians.

Our stud is situated in Awanui, Northland, New Zealand and it is here that we breed and train Hanoverian horses for both local and international dressage performance.

Matthews Hanoverians farm scene

Through our young Horses For Sale we offer some of the best Hanoverian bloodlines including Gymnastik Star, De Niro, Wolkentanz II and Riverdance. All of our mares are top quality imported and selected NZ mares chosen for bloodlines and performance. Our breeding programme incorporates quality bloodlines, top handling skills and good nutrition, with lush New Zealand pastures an ideal nursery for young horses to grow up on. Click here to view our lovely new season foals.

Wel Kantje Dreamworld MHGratiola and Glitter MH
Left: Wel Kantje. Centre: Dream World MH (Photo: Barbara Thomson). Right: Mare and foal

We bought our property in 1984 in a very run down state. We have since added more land and we now farm 300 acres. We run 60 beef cows and carry on the young stock. We use the cattle to cross graze with the horses to keep the pastures in good condition.

We now have an 20 x 40 Indoor arena with 5 stables and self contained flat. A four block of stables for mares and foals. And have the existing 6 stables and 2 covered yard block at the house. We have the 60 x 20 outdoor arena and round pen. We add more post and rail fences each year so most of the farm we use for the horses is done now. We have large shelter hedges and shade trees.


Indoor arena and facilities at Matthews Hanoverians

We employ a full time Rider and Groom. We generally run about 40 horses, this includes 14 or so broodmares. Originally we imported 3 mares from Germany and 3 Hanoverian mares from Australia, now we are using their daughters for the mare herd. Have some very nice Elite mares. At the beginning we did some embryo transfers to get started so the imported mares could be ridden and bred. It worked with a couple but one wouldn’t get in foal to frozen, or anything for that matter at the start.


Farm scenes at Matthews Hanoverians

We breed around 8 foals a year, mostly this works, the mares don’t always want to play but we get there mostly. We use imported frozen semen, using modern and successful stallions. Also use the imported Hanoverian stallions with the mares who need fresh transported semen. All the breeding work is done on the farm by a local Vet, she is very good.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website. Please feel free to contact us at anytime if you require further information about the stallions we use, or our young horses for sale. Take a look at our News page to view latest news and happenings at the stud.

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Matthews Hanoverians
Judith and Peter Matthews
Post: P.O.Box 27, Awanui, Northland, New Zealand
Phone (home): + 64 9 4067380
Phone (mobile): 027 284 9092
Fax (home): +64 9 4067318
Email: Info@MatthewsHanoverians.co.nz

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