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German Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin (FN)
Grand Prix Dressage Trainer and Instructor
Licensed International Trainer
and "Roger Rabbit", 2006 Zada High Point
Res. Champion Intermediare-I, Prix St. George
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competitive dressage community has added a new member.
Not surprisingly, Susanne Benne is quickly establishing
herself here as a talented and highly capable trainer
Germany's loss is now our gain. She epitomizes the
techniques, understanding and ethics that come from
a well grounded classical education. All this, combined
with her extraordinary talent and warm, vivacious
personality makes her a winning combination. She is
talented, professional and personable. I would high
recommend her to anyone looking for the best in the
world of dressage."
grew up in a horse family that has bred and trained
horses for three generations in Germany and began
my dressage apprenticeship when I was 18, graduating
from the course three years later. This was
followed by two years of practice under the Master
Bertin Putter. To achieve the "masters
letter" in Germany after five years of apprenticeship
and study, you have ten weeks of testing in the Masters
School at Muenster. I completed this Masters
School as the youngest Master in Germany with the
highest score which gave me the class' only Silver
Medal- "The Stensbeck Award" in 1987.
I have instructed and shown successfully in Germany
and now in the USA, as well.
In the years 1990 - 1994 I worked as Manager
and Head Trainer in the Dressage stable Gut Haidehof
in Hamburg (Germany). 1994 - 1998 I worked in
the Reit u. Fahrverein Braunschweig as a Manager and
Head Trainer, stabling 80 Dressage horses.
My achievements include multiple state, regional and
are some of my awards:
3 times qualified and rode in the German Championships
Produced the "Horse of the Year" "Bailey"
owned by Liz Ohmstead
in 3 year old Under Saddle Class,
First in the Materiale Class at USDF Hannoverian
In Hand at USDF Hannoverian
trained with Willi Schultheiss, Maria Gunther,
Dr. Joachim Boesche, Rolf Henn, Harry Boldt, Peilike,
Reitmeister Festerling, Herbert Rehbein, Heinz Schuette
currently President of the German Judges Association,
Heiner Jeibmann, Olympians Ingrid Klimke, Jan Brink
and International Dressage Judge Bo Jenna from Sweden.
am currently training with Olympian Michael Poulin.
2002 I moved to America with my husband Richard, my
two children and my then 4-year old Hannoverian Gelding
"Roger Rabbit", embracing Florida as my
new home and establishing HALF HALT STABLES.
is thriving and continuing his education,
winning 2006 Zada High Point Res. Champion Intermediare
and Prix St. George in Wellington, FL
earning Southeast Champion Second and Third Level,
Champion Prix St. George
Halt Stables, is located in Cocoa, FL
within easy access to shows at Wellington, FL, Orlando
offering 14 acres of pristine pastures and paddocks,
30 stalls total, eight 12 x 14 stalls, and 12 x 12 stalls,
with outside paddocks, sprinkling system, round pen, wash
20 m x 60 m lighted arena with mirrors,
an additional covered 20 m x 60 m Dressage arena is under
We offer professional care and boarding year-round.
offer lessons for all levels, Beginner through Grand Prix,
and have school horses and a school pony available for
our younger students
Benne is available for Clinics.
contact me for information on training, lessons, boarding,
clinics and sales.
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ONE NIGHT STAND
Steady 16.2 hh, 10 years old, Bay Dutch WB
Quickly moving up the levels and schooling
PSG for next season. Consistantly in the upper
60% during the ‘07 Wellington dressage
super partner in the show ring and at home
Handsome, athletic 17.1 hh, Mahagony Bay,
5 years old, Thoroughbred Gelding.
This keen competitor is currently schooling
2nd Level with smooth changes and showing
great potential over fences.
multi talented individual with a loving personality.
begins early for a future Grand Prix rider.
655 N. Burnett Road
Cocoa, Florida 32826
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