Although most of the horses enjoy a more quiet time between the years there is always a lot going on for Dirk and the team in the build up to the forthcoming season. In exchange to the young horses who have found a new home over the past few months, a few very promising youngsters have come to Dirks stable. With Navarino and Adele each of Dirks loyal owners Ellen Voss and Freya Rethmeier secured a talented and promising young horse for Dirk.
Also in the team there have been a few changes. Klara Winkler who groomed for Dirk last year, went back home to Sweden. New on the yard is is Swiss Felix Vogg who moved with his horses from down south to Sprockhovel in order to train his horses in the more central located Westfalen.
Another exciting news is that Dirk is proud to have Amerigo as his new saddle sponsor. Peter Mendet and his team have fitted a set of saddles to Dirks horses, which he is looking forward to train and compete in from now on.
Over all the preparations for the forthcoming season are going well. The mild winter provided plenty of opportunities to take the young horses cross country schooling and use the outdoor facilities every day throughout the winter months.
The 2014 season for Dirks team horse Hop and Skip will be about the World Equestrian Games in France later this year.
The young horses will start at the end of March with their first young horse and novice classes.