Training is a top priority
In Ansbach everything revolves around horse and rider. This is evident from the wide range of courses and seminars on offer: Training and further training in dressage, show jumping and cross-country riding, courses in theory and practice, further training for para athletes in dressage and show jumping, compact courses and individual lessons with the client’s own horses and/or well-trained teaching horses, schooling of horses, breaking in and training up to higher classes and preparation for equestrian competitions. The range of training courses on offer is aimed at almost all riders. These are organised by the Training Centre Director Klaus Eikermann – Accredited Master of Horse Management – and his team, who are available to help all riders whether they have tournament ambitions or not. Renowned trainers and instructors pass on their knowledge at the centre. Courses from professionals such as Dolf Keller, Lars Meyer zu Bexten and Sandra Auffarth are particularly popular. The Pferdezentrum Franken is especially proud to be a centre for disabled riders in Southern Germany. Dressage and jumping courses are offered in Grades I-V to introduce riders with physical handicaps to para sporting competitions. “For people with disabilities, horseback riding is an ideal sport that can be practised together with people without disabilities. Special aids, such as specially modified saddles, make riding, driving or vaulting accessible to people with severe physical and mental disabilities as well as people with visual impairments. According to the German Equestrian Federation, riding as a sport for people with disabilities is not to be confused with therapeutic riding.