Esmarelda visits the German Horse Center

Esmarelda jumped at the opportunity to visit Tanja and Stefan at the German Horse Center to photograph some of the top quality horses they had on offer. She thought if she were German she'd fit right in! We spoke to Stefan to see how she got on…

What has Esmarelda been up-to while with you? We hope you put her to work!

She accompanied Tanja and our photographer Vanessa to one of our monthly photo tours, and shot approx. 20 new horses for sale which took place at partner stables.

Who did she meet?

She met Tanja, Managing Director of German Horse Center and me [Stefan] as well as our photographer Vanessa and a few stable partners: Marten Frehe-Siermann and Jule Lüneburg, international show jumping riders and trainers (Jule‘s brother Nisse won the Hamburg Derby 2012) as well as one of their current students Caleb from the Bermudas. Jens Baackmann) and Lutz Gripshöver (who has ridden in the Nations' Cup for Germany several times).

Tell us about German Horse Center

Full service for purchasing horses in Germany. Renowned German stud farms and sales stables have united, for the first time, under to offer dressage and show jumping horses for sale.

The full service concept addresses international buyers and includes travel planning of the 'Horse Tour', personal tour guides in Germany, impartial horse purchasing advice and handling of purchasing and transport.

In addition, GHC procures top German riders and trainers available to school horses and riders worldwide. The entire portfolio of services is based on the principle of equine well-being as well as transparency and high quality service.

What's been the largest impact of social media on German Horse Centre?

Social media applications like Facebook mainly provide an extra option of interacting with an international community, horse lovers and prospective clients, and showing the “human touch” of GHC even for a young brand. Organizing the unique online riding competition “German Horse Center Challenge” and giving 130,000 fans (currently) all over the world the possibility to take part in this special event wouldn’t have been possible without social media.

What does the future hold?

GHC works on becoming the central source in Germany for international amateur and professional riders searching for a sport horse to purchase in our country. GHC is the only company working exclusively with specially selected highly successful professional stud farms, training and competition stables of some of the best German sport riders (several ranked in the top 20 of their discipline) and breeding operations.

The numbers of ca. 200 horses of highest quality available and clients from more than 30 countries who found their dream horse with GHC are to be grown consistently in the future.

Visit the ESMA Facebook page to see all the images from Esmarelda's trip to the German Horse Center.