In professional equestrian sport, the people of West Palatinate can definitely claim success. We introduce you here the most famous equestrian athletes of the region.
Born in 1985, the equestrian began riding dressage and show jumping in her childhood and was successful at competitions. In 2001, she became Palatinate Champion, which was followed by many more victories and titles in the following years - among others, Melanie Bischoff received the Golden Riding Badge during a tournament in Pirmasens. After running a riding facility in Rockenhausen, she founded the Centrum für Pferdesport in 2010 in the old stallion station in Brüchmühlbach-Miesau, where she trains horses and riding students.
After her training as an equine specialist and her subsequent master's degree, Uta Gräf, born in 1970, moved to Kirchheimbolanden to the Rothenkircherhof estate in 1999. There she trains dressage horses together with her partner. In addition, she trains dressage riders with handicaps, where she has also recorded major victories. But she herself also celebrated successes in classical dressage, e.g. at the German Championships or the Grand Prix.
Steffen Hauter is already the third generation to run the professional equestrian business Hauter Horses GmbH in Großsteinhausen. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, he has already achieved a number of successes in equestrian sport, including the title of national champion and several victories at foreign tournaments. He was also awarded the Golden Riding Badge. In the family business, Steffen Hauter trains riders and horse handlers, among others. He has also worked as a trainer abroad.