Training of sales horses
In the Waldfried Dressage Stables the training of the horses, which
are meant to be for resale, takes place without time pressure. The spectrum of training
comprises the basic work up to Grand Prix standard. Depending on the specialities of each
horse and its talents the training, normally carried out by lady riders, takes between
several months and years. The chance to get to know each horse in this period very
carefully, gives the Waldfried dressage Team the possibility of a very specific customer advisory
During their time in the Waldfried Dressage Stables the horses are shown at horse
shows to achieve a certain show routine, to test the progress in the training and to
measure themselves successfully in a hard competition. That a big number of
sales horses leaves the show grounds as winners, confirms that the
training concept and the quality of the horses
Like a fine wine a horse must be given time to mature, only then are
these horses ready for sale. This innovative method - to train with care and without time
pressure considering the classical rules, to present the horses successfully at horse
shows achieving current placings and to work with a well-trained sports horse - is not
only an interesting alternative, but represents what the customer is looking for:
A successful dressage and
solidly trained for a fair prize.
Training of riders and accommodated
All horses are accommodated in horse-friendly,
big outside stalls with large doors and windows.
The horses are standing on a bed of straw, or, if demanded, of shavings. The
fodder is individually prepared by our skilled staff considering the needs
of each horse. Concentrated feed is fed as well as excellent
mountain meadow hay twice a day.
Their owners are offered a full service. This starts with the grooming, goes
further with getting the horses trained or receiving individual lessons for horse and
rider and does not end with the coaching at horse shows.
demands a very successful, with the Steensbeck medal honored 'Pferdewirtschafts- Meisterin',
who has successes in competition in dressage and show jumping tilll S
(advanced) level, is available together with her
training keeps strictly to the classical doctrine. The level depends on the
standard of schooling of the horse and the owner and goes from preliminary to Grand Prix
level. Twice a day each horse gets out of its stall. Besides the training in the outdoor or
indoor arena, a stay in the paddock, an extended ride in the Frankfurt City Forest, a
relaxed ride around the golf course or work on the lunge can be on the schedule.
Many guest riders use the equestrian center Waldfried to prepare for
sportive highlights. It
started in 1998,
as parts of the Australian team prepared in the Waldfried equestrian center
for the WEG at Rome (ITA). Also riders from Europe,
Asia and America like to hold their training camps at
the Waldfried Dressage Stables to train
here for the big sportive events like the Pan American or the Asia Games or
to make themselves and their horses fit for a successful Olympic
qualification and later for the Olympic participation.
Waldfried Dressage Team is especially proud that in many important events
including Olympic Games like recently in the Athens Olympics horses
purchased from the Waldfried Dressage Stables and riders trained by the
Waldfried Dressage Team have
Education for the Pferdewirt
(professional rider and trainer)
The equestrian center Waldfried has once produced Germany's youngest
'Pferdewirtschafts- Meister' with at that time 23 years of age. Waldfried takes each year two or three new
apprentices. They may ride all horses under direction. Whoever applies for an
apprenticeship in the Waldfried Dressage Stable should be able to ride dressage already at
elementary level. The aim of the traineeship at Waldfried is that a trainee will be able
to educate a horse to medium level him- or herself and to ride a horse at advanced level
by the end of his/her apprenticeship.
high quality of the training at Waldfried is confirmed by top results of the Waldfried apprentices in the state
winning a bronze medal in the national-wide contest of the best apprentices of
all German states at
Warendorf and by two apprentices having been awarded by the renowned
Stensbeck Badge of the German National Federation..