Eva Deimel

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Eva Deimel
Show Jumping Trainer &
former German Champion

Show Jumping

"With a lot of discipline, a healthy ambition and common sense we can achieve a lot with our horses."

This is not only the motto of Eva Deimel, but her way of living. These qualities led her to become a successful show jumper and instructor. She was a 5-time Westphalian and German vice-champion in show jumping and gained training experience for many years as a coach in club lessons and teaching at clinics for young talents.

The enthusiasm for horses began in childhood. At the age of 11, Eva Deimel started riding lessons once a week on school horses in the riding school Frölich. She did not get much support from her parents when it came to riding, so she had to earn every additional riding lesson by working in the riding business - even then her discipline and ambition were awakened.

Several years on she successfully completed her apprenticeship as a professional rider and trained young, talented horses for competition, including the three-time derby winner "Colin" by Contender. Eva Deimel had "been bitten by the bug", so to speak, and passed the exam to become a master of horse management, which did not stop her from continuing to drive with her boss Hendrik Snoek as a groom to the big tournaments.

As his career ended the time had come for Eva Deimel: She took part in numerous competitions, was often placed at national championships, she was in fact five times Westphalian champion and once German runner-up in show jumping. In 1999, she was awarded the Golden Riding Badge for her success with self-trained horses. An important companion and adviser during her career and until today for Eva Deimel is the former national coach, Kurt Gravemeier.

Today, she teaches beginners as well as professionals the basics of show jumping and supports young riders in the toughest of classes. Her students include the trainees of the Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke as well as her daughter, Greta Busacker.

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