HOLGER MÜNSTERMANN’S OUTSTANDING CRADLE OF TALENT
TAKING CARE OF PROFESSIONAL RIDERS AT HOME AND ABROAD FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS
Here’s just a small selection:
JAMIE & TINA IRWIN
This successful rider duo from Toronto, billed as Canada’s new dream team, were coached by Holger Münstermann from 1999 to 2016. While sought-after instructor and trainer Jaimey can look back on his participation in the World Cup, Tina was undefeated in Florida when Lorenzio was crowned most successful “small tour horse” in all of North America. The pair’s goal for 2018 was the world championship. They not only have a very friendly relationship with Holger, they also always consult him on any questions and have him analyse their training via Skype.
MARGIT OTTO CRÉPIN
The former President of the International Dressage Rider’s Club (IDRC) (1998 to 2010) and many times French dressage champion has felt at home at Holger’s training facility for years.
With her phenomenal horse, Corlandus, she was not only European champion, but also secured an individual silver at the Olympics and won the World Cup.
ANNA MENGIA AERN
This Swiss rider can look back on many years of working with Holger Münstermann (2003 to 2008).
She won a number of Swiss championships and is today embarking on a successful international career with her grey horse, Rafaello va Bene.
The well-known and highly-regarded British professional rider is the current national coach for Spain. Under Holger Münstermann’s guidance, she reached the peak of her riding career and won the English championship with Georgio.
The Olympic rider, championship competitor and trainer is No. 1 in Vancouver. She trained on a variety of Holger Münstermann’s horses in both Germany and Canada between 2000 and 2006.
Holger Münstermann coached this Japanese rider in 1992 for the Barcelona Olympics on Kyra Kyrklund’s legendary World Cup winner Matador.
BETTY BRIGGS / SEIDEL
Holger Münstermann coached this Canadian rider, from Edmonton in Alberta, from 1990 to 1998. She became multiple provincial champion at Intermediate I and Prix St. Georges level with her horses Clearly Canadian and Gorbatschow. Holger Münstermann also coached Clearly Canadian under Tom Dvorak at the 1998 World Cup Final in Goteborg.
Holger Münstermann trained his brother Guido, who achieved his “Goldene Reitabzeichen”, or Golden Riding Award, in the 90s at the age of just 19. The several-times Westphalian Champion not only won two silvers at the German Championship, the 1995 European Championship in Helsinki also saw him secure fourth in the individual rankings, and European Team Champion with his horse Batman.
SHELLY MALBEUF / GREG
Shelly Malbeuf – former Canadian champion juniors and young riders. Today she has her own yard in Calgary where she trains horses and riders. She was part of Holger Münstermann’s team for many years . With her horse Frederik she could win lots of Grand Prix classes later in Vancouver.
MARIE -VALENTIN GYGAX
In the early 90s, she was coached by Holger Münstermann for several years – and today has successes ranging from Grand Prix to European Pony Championship as a well-known and sought-after trainer in Switzerland.
Holger Münstermann spent five years training Annie McDonald-Hall in the late 80s. Annie was considered to be an “amateur miracle” because she only discovered competitive dressage in her 30s, and just four years later won her first Grand Prix with Optimist. With the same horse, she also reached the World Cup Final and twice won the English championship. After buying Herbert Krug’s Floriano, she managed to secure a further two championship wins, as well as a successful showing at the World Championship in Stockholm, finishing 17th.
HOLGER MÜNSTERMANN’S INSTRUCTORS AND MENTORS
OR “A SELECTION BEYOND COMPARE”
Here are a few of the stops that Holger Münstermann has “ridden through” in the course of his training:
FRANZ JOSEF DAHLMANN
Holger came to him as a working student at the age of 15 and was only 17 when he and Flair earned their first win in advanced dressage.
SIEGFRIED “BIMBO” PEILIKE
Under the national Juniors trainer and instructor at the Bundeswehr Sportschule, Holger achieved his Goldene Reitabzeichen when he was just 19 and won a variety of medals at state and national level.
Olympic competitor, master horseman (FN), national coach and holder of the German Equestrian Cross in gold, he coached Holger in the mid-80s and played a pivotal role in training Flair.
The legendary coach and master horseman, who can list more wins than almost any other, took Holger and his two winning horses Flair and Monticello under his wing for many years.
The multiple German champion and Team Olympic medallist was one of the top freestyle experts. She trained Holger for many years. She and Holger developed his freestyle programmes for the World Cup.
DR. REINER KLIMKE
Naturally, the 1984 Olympic winner on Aalerich and still one of the most successful dressage riders in the world today also managed to find time for Holger and Ferano as trainer and mentor.
DR. UWE SCHULTEN-BAUMER SR.
The father of modern horsemanship. He made his breakthrough with the Olympic win for his top horse Rembrandt under Nicole Uphoff.
The man who discovered, mentored and trained the most successful female rider in the world, Isabell Werth, also trained Holger in the late 90s.
„I have enjoyed more than 20 years of training under the most famous trainers in equestrian sport – I am deeply honoured!”