Judit Sarda Joins Gestüt Schafhof, Ohrstam Leaves

Sat, 12/11/2021 - 09:20
Judit Sarda Mane and Don Primus at the 2021 CDI Grote Brogel :: Photo © Astrid Appels

A few changes have taken place in the rider's team at Gestut Schafhof in Kronberg, Germany. German based Spanish Grand Prix rider Judit Sarda joined the team, while Swedish Antonia Ohrstam has left. 

Judit Sarda Mane

The 29-year old Judit Sarda Mane has been working as a professional dressage rider in Germany for over six years. 

In 2016 she moved to Germany. She was first employed at Gestüt Sprehe for three years, followed by three years at Kerstin Klieber's stable Sandbrink.

Her international dressage career already began in 2010 as a junior rider aboard RMR Civitas which she competed in her first international at the Sunshine Tour in Spain.

She then continued with her own Hanoverian gelding Don Primus (by Don Primus x Weltmeyer) which she trained from young horse level to Grand Prix. She made her debut on the bay gelding in the international 5-year old classes at the 2014 CDI Barcelona and rode him in Segovia and 2015 CDI Barcelona. They were sixth in the 5-year old finals at the 2014 Spanish Young Horse Championships, before both moved to Germany. In 2021 Sarda premiered Don Primus at international Grand Prix level in Verden, followed by Herzlake and Grote-Brogel.

Sarda has now joined the riders' team at Schafhof. 

"I think working with Matthias Rath and Klaus Martin Rath will be super," she told Eurodressage about her recent move. "They have a lot of experience on this level."

Antonia Ohrstam

Antonia Ohrstam at the 2019 World Young Horse
Champiopnships with the 4-year old Braveheart
The 33-year old Antonia Ohrstam decided to start a new chapter in her life and left Gestut Schafhof at the beginning of November.  She then worked for two years with Raphael Thomas and Jessica Lynn Thomas (née Andersson) before finding a new home at Schafhof in Kronberg in 2018.

A career highlight came when Ohrstam piloted the 4-year old  Braveheart (by Bretton Woods x Furst Heinrich) to a fifth place in the 4-year old finals of the pilot project held at the 2019 World Young Horse Championships 

Ohrstam also rode in two Bundeschampionate finals. In 2018 she rode Lyon (by Livaldon x Fidertanz) and Bounty (by Benicio x Calypso II) and in 2020 on Zapato (by Zalando x Don Diamond) and Braveheart.  This year she competed Beaulieu (by Bentley x Sandro Hit) at S-level in Germany.

Photos © Astrid Appels

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