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  • Oak Grove's Beyrouth
  • All Star
  • Oak Grove's Heartfelt
  • Bella Donna previously Oak Grove's Beirut
  • All Star V previously All For Love
"Breed the best to the best
  and hope for the best"

Our Team

  • Anke Kehl

  • Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin

Anke has a Horse Master’s diploma and is responsible for mentoring our trainees. In cooperation with the owner of Gestut Eichenhain, she oversees our breeding program. Anke is also in charge of sales and marketing especially to foreign customers. Another part of her work is to perform osteopathy, acupressure, and chiropractic treatment on our sporthorses. 

  • Harm Lahde

Harm is our first rider. He has been successful at both the national and international levels. He also coordinates the competition schedule and coaches the other riders.

  • Lena Büscher

Lena also has a Horse Master’s diploma and, in coordination with Anke, mentors our trainees. She is present for all births that take place at Gestut Eichenhain and is the first point of call in an emergency. She takes care of all official business in the office and she is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the broodmares and foals.

  • Natalie Kennedy

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Natalie takes care of the management of the sporthorse stable. She coordinates the blacksmith, vaccinations, worming schedules and veterinary treatment for all riding horses and is responsible for the training programmes of young horses during free jumping and early riding. She oversees preparations of the horses selected for auctions and licensings and organises the sporthorses’ training schedules when Harm is away at shows.

  • Max

Max is our young horse show rider he rides some of our younger less experienced horses up to M** Level. Max prepares some of the sporthorses selected for auctions and presents them to potential clients.

  • Jessie Distler

Jessie is our show groom, She takes care of all the needs of our show horses when they travel to national and international competition. Jessie also rides the competiton horses from Harm on the flat when she is at home.

  • Dimitar

Dimitar is also a young horse show rider and rides the horses also up to M** level. He prepares stallions for licencings undersaddle and presents them for selections

  • Botje

Botje is Harms second groom.He is ensures that the horses not going on show are well cared for and that all the horses from Harm are in top condition, keeping them clipped, trimmed and looking good. He also makes sure that they are out serveral times a day by putting them in the walker and on the paddock daily.

  • Marie-Lou

Malou is our flat work rider, she schools our competition horses on the flat and exercises them over small gymnastic exercises.

  • Atilla

Atilla is the groom from Max.He travels with Max on show but he is also responsible for making sure all Max's horses are in top condition and looking good by keeping them clipped and trimmed. He also takes care that they are out numerous times a day by putting them on the walker and the paddocks daily.

  • Chris

Chris is the groom of Dimitar. He travels with Dimitar to shows and also assists with the preperation of stallions for licencings.  He is responsible that all Dimitars horses are looking good keeping them clipped and trimmed and in top condition. He also brings out the horses numerous times a day to the paddocks and walker daily.

  • Zsolt Kukor

Zsolt works together with Lena to ensure all broodmares and foals are turned out everyday. He also assists with the visits from the vet and together with the rest of the breeding team makes the effort to ensure all of our young horses are sufficiently handled from birth and are used to human contact.

  • Daniella

Daniella is our working student trained by Lena and Anke. She takes part in all aspects of horsemanship at Gestut Eichenhain as well as attending college in order to gain her qualifications at the end of the 4 year course.

  • Nomei

Nomei is responsible for the day to day care of the broodmares and young horses. She assists with the turning out of all horses and takes care that they are also well groomed and in good condition.

  • Lisa

Lisa is also responsible for the day to day care of the broodmares and younghorses. Together with Nomei and Julia she helps turn out all horses and ensures that they all well groomed and in good condition. She also assists to prepare the selected broodmare for sale or selections.

  • Julia

Julia together with Lisa and Nomei also assists with the turning out of the horses daily and ensures they are groomed and in top condition. Julia also assists Peter with the feeding in the mornings and evenings.

  • Peter Czechmeister

Peter, together with Zsolt, is responsible for the daily feeding of the horses and cleaning of the stables.

  • Zoltan

Zoltan is our house master, he takes care of all grounds keeping and repairs that need to be done to keep the stable in top condition.

  • Olga Wilzer

Olga is our cook. She is responsible for preparing two fresh meals daily that the team shares in our common dining area.

  • Janina Brockhaus

Janina works together with Lena taking care of the broodmares and organizes the daily turnout routine for the mares and foals. She is also responsible for overseeing the preparation of the foals selected for auctions and administration work in the office.

  • Giza & Tupac