Silvia was born in Austria, the country in which she also started her Equestrian Career. During a three year apprenticeship Silvia competed up to Advanced level dressage and 1.25 meter show jumping classes. On passing the Bereiter exam, Silvia decided to go to Germany to further her equestrian education.
There she worked amongst others for:
- Ralf Isselhorst ( international trainer; www.dressurtrainer.de )
- The late Dr. Reiner Klimke ( 8x Olympic medal winner and a legend in his lifetime; en.wikipedia.org/../Reiner_Klimke )
- Ingrid Klimke ( Olympic gold medal winner in three day eventing and dressage Grand Prix rider; www.klimke.org )
1995 – passed Pferdewirtschaftsmeister exam, the highest professional exam you can take in Germany. ( this is also recognised by the BHS where Silvia is registered as an instructor)
1996 – Silvia starts in the Isle of Man as a Trainer Manager for Ballaseyr Stables who sponsored such names as Heike and Eric Holstein (Irl), and Richard Davison (GB)
2001 – Silvia moved to Lancashire and based herself as an independent trainer at Arkenfield Equestrian Centre.
Since then Silvia has successfully competed several horses at Regional and National Championships every year and under instruction so did several of her clients.
2007 – Silvia moved to a new base in North Yorkshire where she operated from a small private yard.
Present – Silvia is back in Lancashire where she uses Crow Wood Equestrian Centre in Burnley as her main base for training.
She currently teaches in Yorkshire and the North West.
My Competition Horses
Now or Never
Dutch Gelding by Furore /G.Ramiro Z
Born 1995 – imported by Debbie and Graham Redman in 2007
ELVIS, as we call him at home, is a very sweet character who loves his work as much as having a lie down in the field.
Dutch Gelding by Kimberly/Focus
Born 2000 – imported by Debbie and Graham Redman in 2004
TIGGER got his stable name because he used to bounce about a lot when he was young; now he is much better behaved, but is definitely the boss of the yard.
German (Westfalien) Gelding by Sir Laycock / Der Clou
Born 2004 – acquired by Brenda Pamplin in 2009
LUKA – as he is called at home is an easy going but very trainable horse who loves lots of attention.