And the winner is… from Switzerland! Diesen Satz hört man auf großen Turnieren in allen Verbänden immer wieder – denn die Schweizer Westernreitszene ist im Vergleich zum deutschen Sport klein, aber voll von talentierten Reiterinnen und Reitern. Wir haben mit vier davon gesprochen und gefragt, was sie an ihrer Szene schätzen, was ihnen im Sport wichtig ist und welche Ziele sie noch haben – vor allem mit Blick auf die anstehenden Schweizer Meisterschaften.
In our series „New Faces“, we introduce people who are fairly new to the international European show circuit. This time, we interviewed Janina Bartenstein who has had a banner season with her AQHA gelding Privat Dancer. They grey giant by Hotroddin Invitation and out of Absolutlycaptivating and Janina have been a team for roughly a year now and they were extremely successful at the ECQH and the Q21.
Summer break is over and we are back with another episode of „No Life Like Showlife“. This time our guest was one of the most decorated Amateur riders in Europe: Lea Henzgen. She told us all about her mares Under The Influence and Definately A Hottie, her former heart horse Doc Laptop and her hobbies and interests aside from horses. Lea also shared what it’s like to show alongside her brother Aaron, the highs and lows in her show career and her future goals and plans.
Yes, showing is fun – but have you ever dreamed of going on an adventure with your horse? Susanne Maeder from Switzerland is doing that on a regular basis. She explores the Alps with her Quarter Horse.
Unsere zweite Podcast-Episode ist draußen! Dieses Mal auf deutsch und mit Claudia Wichtmann von CC Showhorses. Wir sprechen über die schönen Momente der Allroundzucht, aber auch über Schattenseiten, über den „Aachen-Blues“ und wie Vermarktung vor Facebook und Instagram funktioniert hat.
A few weeks ago, we did a Clubhouse talk on equality and accessibility in the riding industry. After that and our story on “Equestrians for Equality”, some readers pointed out that there is a viral video on Instagram that deals with sexual violence within the riding industry. We have talked to the initiator of the campaign, Lisa Marie Kreutz, who is a successful equestrian.
Nina Michaelsen does it all – she is a mother, runs a business and has a horse. How does she manage her daily life? We talked to her about her routines with her horse Good Rascals Impulse.
In this part of our series on DIY amateurs, we talked to Hanna Heinz whose horse lived really close by for a long time. She told us how she juggles her training without an indoor arena while working in the home office.
The next part in this series is the “I study at university, have two horses and do most of the barn chores by myself”- version featuring Lea Peters who tells us about her daily routines at the barn.
Up next in our series on DIY Amateurs is NSBA and FEQHA European Reserve Champion Franziska Hampf. She has told us about her routine at the barn while juggling her job after finishing her PhD.