Swiss Grand Prix rider Elisabeth Eversfield-Koch has acquired the equestrian yard of the late, legendary dressage trainer and sponsor Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer in Rheinberg, Germany.
Hof Schulten-Baumer has been sold by the heirs of Schulten-Baumer to Eversfield-Koch and her German life partner Georg Fincke.
Eversfield-Koch has represented Switzerland most recently at the 2010 World Equestrian Games aboard The Lion King B and at the 2011 European Championships with Rokoko N. She last competed internationally in July 2014 at the CDI Vierzon with Rokoko.
The Swiss has been based in Germany for years and in 2016 she competed in only one show in June riding the small tour at the CDN Oer-Erkenschwick aboard Weltina, a 12-year old Hanoverian mare by Weltissimo x Davignon x Matcho AA.
The late Uwe Schulten-Baumer, who passed on 28 October 2014 at age 88, has three children, Uwe Jr and Alexa Schulten-Baumer from his first marriage, and step daughter Ellen. Uwe junior is a full time medical doctor, whereas Alexa still works with horses and children but on a non-competitive level. Ellen Schulten-Baumer is the only still actively riding and competing heir of "Der Doktor".
"At the beginning of the year I had to make the decision whether I would run my father's yard completely myself, or focus myself totally on my riding," Ellen Schulten-Baumer told Eurodressage. "Based on the yearlong, intesive and friendly bond with Georg Fincke, the decision to sell felt right for all. We all are happy that the yard stays intact in the spirit of my step father."
Ellen is now based at Gut Saalhof with her horses. Aboard Donatha S she represented Germany at the 2007 and 2009 European Championships. Her number one Grand Prix horse Grosso's Gentle (by Grosso x Ordos xx), which she last showed at the CDI Villach-Treffen in May 2015, has been sold to Bettina Schulte-Übermühlen. Ellen has not competed since then, but the future is bright.
"Next year I will return to sport with two new Grand Prix horses and new sponsors," said Schulten-Baumer. "One of the horses is the 10-year old Jubilon (by Johnson x Sandro Hit) who has outstanding potential for the piaffe-passage tour. I'm looking forward to taking my tails off the hanger after such a long show break."
Jubilon was acquired by the Schulten-Baumer family as a youngster at the 2011 Oldenburg Summer Mixed Sales in Vechta for just 21,500 euro. The other Grand Prix hopeful Ellen named is Rodrigo, a 12-year old Hanoverian by Riverside x Hohenstein, which they bought at the Verden auction and who finished third at the Bundeschampionate as a 3-year old.
Photos © Astrid Appels - LL-foto
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