At the age of four I was sitting for the first time on a horse - and never gave up riding since.
Horses became the passion of my life.
I started riding in Germany on warm-bloods in mostly dressage and some jumping. In 1988 I passed my first riding instructor test with the German Equestrian Federation. The instructor was Egon von Neindorff and the focus was on groundwork such as lunging, dressage, jumping and instruction.
Shortly after I was introduced to gaited horses - Icelandics and Mangalarga Marchadores, and was fascinated! A fourth and sometimes even a fifth gear - oh my! I kept on working with gaited breeds, mainly Icelandics, Mangalarga Marchadores, Aegidienberger, Peruvian Pasos, some gaited Saddlebreds and mixes of those breeds. Here in the US I have been working also with Tennessee Walking Horses, Mountain Pleasure Horses and Missouri Foxtrotters.
In 2001 I got certified by the German Icelandic Horse Association (IPZV) as a Trainer B. During the years I always was and still am working on improving my knowledge and getting to know better ways to teach and train. I worked and/or took lessons/clinics with Egon von Neindorff, Bent Branderup, Charlotte Hainbuch, Andrea Jänisch, Walter Feldmann, Andrea-Katharina Rostock, Einar Hermannsson, Nicole Kempff, Eckhard Meyners, Silke Feuchthofen, Elisabeth Berger, Styrmir Arnason, Heiner Nordberg, Honza Bláha and Gudmar Petursson.
Since I was a teenager I wanted to live and work in the US. In the '90s - during the time I was in college - I was lucky to be able to travel a lot over here. In 2007 my dream came true - I moved over here and was working with Winter-horse Park Icelandic Horse Farm in Eagle, WI. I fell completely in love with the country and ... my husband. We got married March 2009 and I will stay for good. In early 2009 I founded my own business as a traveling horse trainer. Since then I have been traveling all over the US to do clinics, lessons, training and farm sitting.
I have taken lessons with an awesome dressage instructor, Ryan Prince of Eagle and studied Natural horsemanship as well as energy healing techniques and animal communication.
My focus is more and more on teaching horses how to build partnerships to humans as well as helping my clients to improve their partnership with their horses. I believe that horses can teach us a lot, if we are open to listen to them.