Since everyone likes the Amateur portraits from the podcast a lot, but some prefer to read rather than listen, here’s our new series: Amateur portraits. We start off with German equestrian Antonia Meyer who told us all about her and her horse Smile Me Seven.
Winning the first title at a big show sure is something special – and Franziska Götz’s win in the Amateur Showmanship at the Q22 with her mare Kings Finest Joy was no exception. What makes this win even more special is the fact that a few weeks prior to the show it wasn’t even clear whether Franziska could ride or show at all.
A two-day trip, lots of paperwork and a totally unknown venue – Avril Wilson and Georgina Allsopp risked a lot when they planned their trip to Q22 for Avril to show her gelding Zips Last Encore. In the end, however, it was the kind of stuff that good stories are made of: All the hard work and effort paid off and Avril was the last one standing in the line-up of the Amateur Western Horsemanship finals. We asked the newly-crowned Int. DQHA Champion about her exciting journey.
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.
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.
In this new series, we introduce DIY amateurs who share their daily routines with us. They are at different points life. This time, we talked to Josephine Rudorf who is not only taking care of three horses but is the head of department in a big aviation company.
Congratulations are in order for Alena Helmcke and Shes Doolins Nikita: The 2001 black tobiano mare is the first European horse to be induced into the APHA Hall of Fame. It is the climax of a great story of success given that “Niki” has won 32 medals at the Euro Paint during her career, making a total of 1053 APHA points. However, it is also a sad story, because in 2013 Niki passed away.