Chasing her Dreams on a Horse and on the Ice: Kateřina Holoubková

Excelling as an equestrian takes a lot of work, that blood, sweat and tears thing. Given the fact that we all know how much dedication it takes to compete at a high level in our sport, it might come as a surprise to see someone excelling in another sport as well. We do, however, have some people in our industry who manage to do just that. Kateřina Holoubková from the Czech Republic is one of them: She has been successfully showing at the VWB classes in Kreuth, including the Golden Series Showmanship – but whenever she is not riding, she spends time on the ice. Kateřina is part of Team Olympia, the Czech Team that competes at the World Championship for Synchronized Skating.

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Luxcompany Expands its Business

Luxcompany, known as the official photographer at the big European horse shows, has broadened its range and expanded its team. At their new studio in Lüdinghausen, Germany, they do from now on offer graphic design and portrait photography. Therefore, Luxcompany has hired two new employees who complete the team around boss Hans-Peter Marquardt and the two photographers Wenke Marquardt and Dirk Büttner.

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The Stummer Family Purchases a Gestüt Neusiedl Outside Vienna

Yes, the coronavirus is dominating the news, but there still are some other things happening in this world right now – especially in the equestrian world. Moritz Stummer and his family, for instance, are facing a really big change right now: They have purchased a big facility close to Vienna in Austria. Moritz is a multiple European and Austrian Champion and has told us about this big change.

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Entering the Virtual World: Online Riding Lessons

Attending a clinic, driving to your trainer’s facility for some lessons or letting the trainer come to your barn – all of this is not possible at the moment given the current corona situation. But, every crisis has its positive sides, one of them being people starting to get creative: from virtual horse shows to online riding lessons, the internet has a lot to offer these days. We have talked to three trainers who offer online riding lessons.

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Though She be But Little She is Fierce

Trying allround events with a Haflinger horse, a Gypsy Vanner … we have published some stories like this. But a pony? Shown by an 18-year-old? We have talked to Sina Bender, an accomplished EWU equestrian, who has won multiple medals at the German Open, about her German Riding Pony Nara, about the fear of being too tall, about the things she gets to hear when she shows up with her pony.

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