Over me

Even in my very early childhood, I was always drawn to horses. Even if my family has nothing to do with horses, at the age of 6 they gave me the opportunity to take regular riding lessons from professional master rider Horst Weikamp, ​​who initially gave me a basis on school horses and riding participation. When I was 14 I got my first own horse, “Certero”. Of course it had to be a PRE, because this breed had always excited me and once I sat on one it should never be anything else. My long-time riding instructor helped me a lot to grow together with him and we learned together and developed further up to the level of M dressage.

After I left my hometown Bochum for my “Horse Business Management” studies, I trained with various trainers, including for a long time with Fritz Krümmel, who helped me to train myself and my horse to an even higher level gave me the opportunity to ride my first show.

During a long internship at the horse-veterinary clinic Dr. Mark Kaminski I learned a lot about horse diseases and their treatment. I deepened my knowledge in the veterinary medicine subjects of my studies and also gained insights into areas such as physiotherapy and osteopathy as well as extensive knowledge of the correct nutrition and keeping of horses.

After completing a riding internship at the Yeguada de la Cartuja, the state stud of Carthusian horses in Jerez de la Frontera, as part of my studies, the country never let go of me. I completed my final internship in the PR department of FREAAE, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art (Riding School) in Jerez. Here I also completed my bachelor thesis on the breeding management of the Pura Raza Espanola, with which I was able to successfully complete my studies.

Since I was so enthusiastic about the riding school and the fine training of horses up to the very highest level, I tried the official entrance exam for the „Real Escuela“. Here I achieved first place in the overall evaluation of theory and practice and thus had the honor of being one of the only four accepted students who were allowed to train themselves to become professional riders at the highest level for 4 years.

The intensive training with internationally successful riders and trainers such as José Maria Sanchez Cobos (including multiple winner of the Spanish Championship with PRE stallion “Fogonero IX” at Grand Prix level), Juan Jose Verdugo Camacho (including winner of the Andalusian Championship of the Alta Escuela ) and Rafael Soto (Olympic rider) as well as riding so many different horses from youngsters to Olympic horses have given me a very extensive equestrian knowledge.

This allows me to sensitively respond to the character as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each horse and to ride young horses with an individually tailored concept, as well as to train, further educate and refine horses up to Grand Prix level and high school myself. For me, the psychological and physical possibilities of the horse are always in the foreground.

I have been working as a professional rider since I officially graduated at the Royal School in summer 2017 and have been working independently on my own stable, where I have my own horses, horses in training and some horses for sale. For conditions and possibilities, feel free to contact me! 🙂

Furthermore, I offer individually adjusted lessons for all levels on my stallions that are trained up to the highest level. Here I go into the previous knowledge of the rider and pay special attention to the rider’s understanding. It is important to know why we give which aids and what they move in the horse. This is the only way to get a look and a feeling for giving the right aids at the right moment.

You can develop yourself perfectly on a well-trained horse. Already in a single lesson you will get new views which you can implement on other horses at home.

Regardless of whether you are looking for ideas to continue working with your own horse at home or you are simply in the area and just want to get a feel for what movements as piaffe and Spanish walk feel like on a Spanish dream horse:

Just contact me without any obligation. I look forward to meeting you!

In the following I will give you a general overview of my life on the basis of a résumé with the most important trainings and experiences.

In the meantime I have a small PRE breeding with 3 broodmares and currently have a total of 10 PREs of my own. You can read more about it here soon.

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MATILDA SCHMECHEL
Carmona, Seville
Spain
Phone: +34 67 47 37 826
Whatsapp: +49 176 2013 6828
matilda.schmechel@gmail.com

Education

October 2013 – June 2017

Course riding specialist: “Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation”

August 2009 – July 2013

“CAH Dronten University of Applied Sciences” Dronten, Netherlands
Bachelor program: Horse Business Management

Experience                                  

July 2013

Placement “Yeguada de La Cartuja” Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Main activities: Veterinary clinic: reproduction management

February 2013 – July 2013

Placement at “Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation”
Main activities: Department of Public Relations: PR office work, visits for tourists

18 July  – 20 August 2011

Placement “Yeguada de La Cartuja” Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Main activities: Handling of the horses, training of the stallions

4th + 5th September 2010

Show-riding: “Feria-Andaluz” Ratingen, Germany

1st May 2010 – 31th June 2010

Placement “Lengelshof – Zentrum für Reitkultur” Ratingen, Germany
Main activities: Handling of the stallions, training of the horses, office work

30th Juni 2008 – 30th January 2009

Placement “Tiermedizinische Praxis für Pferde – Dr. Mark Kaminski” Bochum, Germany
Main activities:  Support of the horses before, during and after medical attendance, assisting with the attendance and with surgical intervention, supplying of medical emergencies, participating in  diagnostic and therapeutic measures of the veterinarian, x-radiation and radiation protection, organization of administrative- and practice procedures including word processing, management of patients’ records and documentation of diagnostic findings

2004 – present

Training of an own Pure-Bred Spanish Horse (PRE) up to high level
Taking part in competitions up to medium-high level
Horse: “Certero 5”, Born 1998

Since 1995

Horseback riding in a registered association

Language Skills       

German native speaker
Finnish native speaker
English fluent
Dutch fluent
Spanish fluent

2 thoughts on “Over me

  1. Angelika says:

    Hola :),

    die Seite ist ansprechend und nett – aber wieso gibt es bei Kork und Jugueton keine Videos??

    Ich konnte den Dunkelschimmel vom Strand nicht finden – weder bei den Angeboten noch bei den verkauften Pferden……..ist er schon weg?

    LG und weiter viel Erfolg!

    • matilda says:

      Hey, danke für deinen Kommentar 🙂

      An den Videos arbeite ich noch, das Ziel ist, dass bei jedem Pferd ein Video zu finden ist. Ich hoffe, dies Zeitnah erledigen zu können 🙂

      Der Dunkelschimmel ist nun online. Sorry, der war irgendwie untergegangen 😉

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