Discipline : Breeding
Born : 1956
Lives : Verden, Germany
Ludwig studied animal husbandry at the universities of Gießen and Goettingen, finished with a Master Degree in 1981 and has worked for the Hannoveraner Verband since 1984.
I have been working for many years as deputy breeding director of the Verband. One of my tasks has been the evaluation of mares and to judge at studbook inspections, mare shows and mare performance tests.
Currently I am director of the division for international affairs, research and education within the Hanoverian Society.
In that capacity I have visited many countries: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, USA, – for the evaluation of breeding stock or to judge at mare shows. Within the Hanoverian Society I was responsible for the development or promotion of various projects, for example the Young Breeders initiative, the breeding programme for Hanoverian Jumping Horses, the research on OCD, a programme to market the Hanoverian as a pleasure horse (Hannoveraner Erleben) and the seminar programme of Hannoveraner Verband.
In 1996 I did my doctorate degree with “The development of breeding values based on the evaluation of mares in studbook and mare performance tests”.
Editor of Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste since 1999.