Born 1979 in Germany
Sports Scientist M.Sc (Sp)
German International Equestrian Coach Level 2
FN German Equestrian Coach Level B – Competitive Sport
EA NCAS Equestrian Coach Level 2 General
I was born in Germany and at the age of eight years began learning horse riding. Regular competitions soon followed in dressage showjumping and eventing where i attained an high degree of success. I made steady and progressive steps through the German Horse Riding and Training System working with both warm blood horses and performance ponies. It was the German Riding Ponies that became my true passion.
Many internships at different studs like the Brandenburg State Stud Neustadt/Dosse and stud Klosterhof Medingen followed before I began to study Sports Science at the German Sports University Cologne. Two of my major courses were equestrianism and physical fitness. I graduated succesfully in 2005 and took on a position with one of the state branches of the FN German Equestrian Federation.
In 2002 I attained my FN German Equestrian Coach Level C at the College for Horse Riding and Cart Driving Neustadt/Dosse (Fachschule fuer Reit- und Fahrausbildung Neustadt/Dosse). I worked as an Equestrian Coach for the Sport Pony Training Centre and Riding School Junkerauerhof Claren. And in 2006, I graduated successfully as a FN German Equestrian Coach Level B – Competitive Sport at the State College for Horse Riding and Cart Driving Rhineland (Landes Reit- und Fahrschule Rheinland) and soon after gained my passport as International Equestrian Coach Level 2. In 2011 I immigrated to Australia and attained my Australian Equestrian Coach Level 2 General.
Given my level of experience I am able to train young and advanced up to height performance ponies in all disciplines to prepare and present them for competitions or championships. Due to my stature I am ideally suited to train performance ponies and smaller horses. Coaching riders all ages from beginner to competition rider is a big part of my life as is competing successfully been awarded numerous Champion titles with my performance ponies in Australia.