‚Blood to Blood‘. This simple line sums up the successful philosophy of Fritz Butt, which reached its peak at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong – two ‚Butt horses‘, FRH Butt’s Abraxxas and Euroridings Butt’s Leon, were part of the German gold medal-winning team. The philosophy Fritz Butt followed, an ongoing refinement of the Hanoverian half-breed horse, is continued at the Georgenhof with the successful Butt dam line. The aim is to breed courageous, tough, intelligent and highly gifted eventing horses for international eventing.
Among the many horses born at the Georgenhof since 2005 are young eventing horses that were highly decorated at the Federal Championships (Bundeschampionate) and that successfully took part in the young eventing horses‘ world championship, Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers (Butt’s Avondale). Some horses have found their way into the world-renowned eventing stables of Michael Jung (Butt’s Lennox) and William Fox-Pitt (Butt’s Aiden). FRH Butt’s Avedon, who was reared at the Georgenhof, is also a household name in the sport. After winning the 2008 Federal Championship, he became the Vice World Champion of Young Eventing Horses (7 years/CCI**) in 2010 with his rider, Andreas Dibowski. Butt’s Avedon is still one of the best CCI**** horses in Germany.
The sweeping pastures of the Georgenhof, close to Luhmühlen in the Lüneburg Heath, provide excellent rearing and training conditions for young eventing horses, giving them the ideal preparation for competing in high-performance sports.