Spanish professional dressage rider Manuel Dominguez Bernal had decided to move out from under Helen Langehanenberg's wings and go his own way. Dominguez has relocated to Unna-Massen, where he will go his own way.
The 32-year old Dominguez began working for Langehanenberg 3.5 years ago and developed into an international Grand Prix rider with a golden rider badge.
Dominguez' claim to fame is aboard the American owned stallion Escamillo, which he rode to silver and bronze at the 2021 and 2022 World Young Horse Championships. The pair is qualified for the 2023 Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals in Frankfurt, which Manuel is committed to riding.
The Spaniard has rented stalls at the equestrian centre in Unna-Massen where he and his life partner Eva Niklova, a former Hof Kasselmann rider from the Czech Republic, will start their own business.
"We have already a number of horses who are moving with us from our own clients," Manuel told Eurodressage. "Helen understands that I want to start my own project. We had a few great years together and I am very grateful for the opportunity she gave me."
Manuel will be bringing along Escamillo, Dali de Hus, Fall in Love and several other clients' horses to his new stable.
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