Bernhard Thoben Resigns as Oldenburg Breeding Director, Eitenmüller Succeeds

Thu, 01/11/2024 - 10:35
Bernhard Thoben at the 2023 GOV-NA Breeders' Meeting at Poinciana Farm in Loxahatchee Groves, FL :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Bernhard Thoben, breeding director at the German Oldenburg Verband, is leaving the association at the end of February 2024. 

Thoben succeeded Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff in the spring of 2020 After three years he resigned in order to "take on new challenges in the private sector."

Peer Eitenmüller will succeed Thoben as breeding director, provided that the delegates of the Association of Oldenburg Horse Breeders e.V. agree to this proposal at the next OL delegate meeting.

Eitenmüller completed his master's degree in agricultural sciences in the field of livestock and horse science in Göttingen. Horse breeding and equestrian sport have been part of his life since he was a child. He competed up to L-level (dressage) and S-level (jumping).

Peer Eitenmüller has been working for the Oldenburg Association since 2015. In addition to his work as an inspector at foal shows and mare performance tests, in recent years he has been primarily responsible for stallion management and breeder support in other European countries.

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