The training stables house jumpers of all ages. Most come to the Baumgarts as three or four-year-olds to be gently prepared for competing in jumping events. Depending on the level of training and after consultation with the owners, the young protégés are also taken to tournaments. This is part of the training programme alongside preparations for licensing, stallion and mare performance tests and sales. Besides the youngsters in the stables who are making their first experiences on show jumping courses, there are also show jumpers who are already experienced and can be used directly for sporting events.
Philipp is highly successful at competitions with many of his training horses, both the four to six-year olds in advanced tests as well as the seven to ten-year olds. He is a passionate show jumper who has been in the saddle since the age of 10 and achieved his greatest successes with Der kleine Lord, with whom he started successfully in the Youngster Tour at the Derby in Hamburg Klein Flottbeck. His wife Bettina Baumgart, née Kirberg, used to be an enthusiastic eventer. She celebrated her greatest successes with the Hanoverian Quirrido, Federal German event equestrian champion, with whom she successfully participated in the World Championships for young event horses.