How it all started…
It was Katharina’s mom that introduced her to horses, back when she was still living in Germany.
Katharina started with vaulting when she was 11 years old, which was a great foundation to gain balance and a feel for the horse. A couple years later she’s added riding lessons.
Since then she’s been hooked to the horse virus and over time, show jumping became her true passion.
She has never had made up horses. All her horses, which most of them came into training with her, were ridden and trained herself, of course with the support and guidance from some very great teachers.
While in Germany, Katharina competed up to the 1.35m (4 1/2 ft.) Jumpers, as well as up to 2nd level Dressage and Training Level Eventing.
She has earned her German silver medal in Show Jumping and her German Bronze Medal in Dressage and Show Jumping.
Since living in the US, Katharina has pursued her love for horses and currently competes with her Holsteiner mare Lilly in jumpers and eventing. She’s also successfully bringing along her home bred (Oldenburg) gelding Q-Star. He is by the famous Grand-Prix jumping stallion “Quite Easy”, out of her Arabian mare “Kandy”.
She had the chance to ride with clinican’s like Jimmy Wofford, Buck Davidson and Lucinda Green.
Gigi Nutter, Harrison Ford, Werner Geven and Glen Hartigan are the ones that teach her currently.
When her time allows it, Katharina is happy to share her knowledge in form of private lessons.
Have fun browsing through the pictures!