We have been breeding horses in our family as long as I remember. We originally came from Switzerland, where my grandfather bred Freiberger’s. In Switzerland I started training when I was 20 years old and as soon as I felt confident, decided to compete.
Throughout the winter, I would train and have them ready for the show season. The rule system in Europe is much different in Canada; I soon began winning my classes and had to progress to more challenging/higher show jumping classes.
After a back injury in 1983, which ended my competition career, I decided to put my time into breeding. In 1987, there was a spring Holsteiner auction in Germany. This is where I bought my first Holsteiner mare.
We moved to Canada in October 1989 with four dogs and four Holsteiner broodmares. Since then, Ruth and I have bred quality, happy horses suited to all riders and abilities. We love to hear stories about our horses and how well they're doing with there new owners; whether this is taking their horse to there first show or just how they behaved in a lesson or trail ride.