A World of Horses
Margret Dieckmann-Grosshundorf who has managed to incorporate several facets of the equine industry into a demanding, exciting career that takes her all over the world.
Margret Dieckmann-Grosshundorf has spent a lifetime in the company of horses, going from her family’s farm in Soest, Northern Germany, where her father was a noted breeder of Westphalian horses, to years in training with many top German Coaches. In Germany, professionalism comes from the professional training. After two years study to become a professional rider at the National Riding School in Warendorf, Margret earned her Bereiter medal. She is a licensed Dressage Judge as well.
Margret rode, trained and competed in Dressage and for twenty years and was the Head Rider for the Elite Riding Hose Auction for the Westphalian Association. Margret’s job was to show the Westphalian auction horses to both the crowd and professional horsemen, including Reiner Klimke and Harry Boldt, who would then analyze the horse/rider and offer suggestions to the crowd of avid horsemen and women. Currently, she is one of two “Test Riders” for the Association working in conjunction with their breeding division to select the best.
Margret travels each year to Japan where she was involved in a Government project of building the first Japanese Riding School which started in 1995. There, many horses were selected by Margret and shipped from Germany. These horses were trained for a year, and then sold to various riding clubs for Dressage, eventing or jumping depending on the horses’ ability, the best horses were kept to train at a higher level. The premise behind the selection of the best horses was to build up the riding school.
Yearly, Margret conducts Westphalian Association inspections and branding of foals and young horses all over the world. She is a very popular Clinician in Japan, and Canada, where she travels twice yearly from East to West teaching the Professional riders. We are very lucky to have Margret come and spend time to give clinics here at Ramor Oaks Riding Club She also travels to other sites throughout California and Nevada. Margret is fluent in many languages, German, French, English and Japanese.