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About the Instructor

ReiterpassFN cross-country,  Bronze youth (Jumping and Dressage), Bronze Adult ( Jumping and Dressage) Reitwart FN, Trainer B license ( FEI III) Jumping and Dressage.  NARHA Instructor. Growing up in a Show/Lesson environment, she also participated in many young Rider training camps. As a young girl she also trained at the Landesreitschule Ansbach.

Diana Gerdes has had the management of several Riding/Training/Breeding Institutions in Germany and was fortunate enough to receive training from Master’s like Walter Stieglmaier, Walter Schattling, Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen(Landesreitschule, Dirk Meier and others. (Names are timelined)

Diana concentrates on the Partnership between Horse and Rider. She has fun working with absolute beginners up to level M Riders.

Her focus is the  training of Horse and Rider as a unit, the rider trains her/his own horse under her guidelines/supervision and help as needed. A balanced correct Riding position and the correct schooling of the young are her emphasis.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. rie nagai permalink
    February 13, 2014 7:14 pm

    ich suche nach HHmeyer zu strohen
    please send to e-mail
    Iwant kontkt with HHmeyer zu strohen
    liebe meyer zu strohen


    • germaniastables permalink*
      June 18, 2014 9:12 am

      Hi, last I know he was still teaching at the Landesreitschule Hoya, Niedersachsen if you google with it comes up


  2. Celina Earlywine permalink
    March 31, 2014 7:39 pm

    Hi Ms. Gerdes –
    I contacted you back in December about doing a refresher with my Lippizzan. I apologize for not getting back with you… schedule continues to get worse and worse.
    I am impressed with your background and really think you are the one I would like to work with her. You understand the breed.
    I don’t want someone to “cowboy” her. While she is my first Lippizzan, I already know just how unique her personality is when compared to the quarter horses I grew up on. She is in a category all her own.
    I have to be honest and tell you that for the first time in my life, I have a horse I do not trust. Her name is Mistenia and I have had her for 2 years and never ridden her. She was trained by a Mennonnite up near Sedalia and her original owner used Parelli techniques with her.
    She kicked me the 2nd day I had her home, and I have not trusted her since.
    We have done all of the ground work in the round pen, saddled up and everything, but I just cannot bring myself to swing up into the saddle.
    I know ideally that you want to work with both horse and rider, however, I NEED to see that someone else can get on her without getting hurt before I can feel comfortable enough to do it myself.
    I cannot afford to get hurt and time is a rare commodity for me. I am a teacher and also do all the paperwork for our concrete construction company and the cattle herd that we run.
    Please tell me what your thoughts are on how I should handle her. I want nothing more than to be able to ride and bond with her.
    Thanks for your time.

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