Biography


1989


An excerpt from my career as a rider, trainer and judge:


1980 - Apprenticeship for professional rideing at the stable of Dr. Reiner Klimke

1982 - professional rider (licensed)

1983 - Clinics in Canada; successes in dressage up to advanced level, instructional videos with Dr. Reiner Klimke

1985 - Examination as "Pferdewirtschaftsmeister" with Stensbeckplakette; lots of successes also in show jumping up to medium class

1986 - My first self-trained Grand Prix horse! Successes in Grand - Prix competitions

1988 - awarded with the Golden Riding Badge
          Official coach of the Korean dressage riding equipe at the Olympic Games in Seoul
          Great 10th place in the Dressage Individual results for the Koreans Shu Yung Kyun with his horse "Pascal"
          Audited competition judge at Advanced level
          10 years base coach (dressage) in Westphalia for Juniors and Young Riders
          Instructors of many students at home and abroad:
          Outstanding Students: Sonja and Mark Fiege, both European champion dressage Junior / Young Rider,
          were trained for more than 9 years.
          Successful students in Grand Prix competitions
          Instructor of dressage horses up to Grand Prix level
          Clinics in USA, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg

1998 - starting a freelance career after 18-years of successful cooperation with Dr. Reiner Klimke
          in the equestrian center of the riding club Greven

2002 - clinics in Toronto, Boston, Houston and Florida

2003 - chang to the riding of riding club Appelhülsen
          Delegate of the Westphalian professional riders in the Professional Riders Association.
          Finalist of Bundeschampionat 2003 with the stallion Wesselton River Blue from stud Buschhaus

2004 - expert and consultant for the equestrian business
          Audited competition judge at Grand Prix

2005 - international clinics, trainer of a variety of tournament riders and clinics for professional riders in the BBR

2006 - in charge of the Federal Association of Professional Riders for "classical dressage training"
          longtime coach at dressage stable "Hof am Eifgen" of E. and W. Schmitz Heinen
          Manager and coach for Korean rider Kim Seon Dong with the horse Pleasure and Suh Jung Kyun with Caleostro
          Ambassador for Xenophon (Society for the preservation and promotion of classical riding culture)

2007 - Head coach of the Australian dressage riding equipe

2008 - Founding of STI GmbH and EGI Group where Ralf works as a managing director;
          continuing career as successful trainer of dressage riders in Germany and abroad