We are beyond thrilled to say Allison and Thorsten are now members of the 5R Farm team! Thorsten is the head trainer for Miss Helen Rich’s 5R Farm Carriage Division.
Thorsten says, “It was a decision I didn’t take lightly, but I had been working with Helen’s horses and team for over a year and I knew it would be a perfect next step for us. The opportunity to train and compete horses and ponies of this caliber doesn’t come often. The bonus of course is the excellent “human” team that comes with that. You can’t find a more caring and kind horsewoman than Helen. She has put a lot of trust in me with her special horses and I am happy that everything is working out.”
“Working out” may be a bit of an understatement, as the team is just coming back from being awarded the Grand Champions of the Coaching at Devon this year with the Friesian team, as well as a lovely and successful showing of a special pair of Fell ponies. Last fall they were also winners in the Pleasure to Drive coaching class at The Royal Fair in Toronto, Canada
Thorsten and Allison are now based in Odessa, Florida in the winter and outside of Bangor, Maine in the summer. They are still running their business of training, competing and selling Dutch horses.
“I’m really pleased with the group of horses I have at the moment, every one of them shows world class potential, so that is of course exciting for me.”
Allison is also part of the 5R team traveling to shows and helping with the team at home, as well as managing the Zarembowicz horses. She and her horse Hank have been able to become students of Anne Gribbons where they will continue to train in dressage when they are back in Florida for the winter.
The future looks to be full of horses, showing, and beautiful places, just how they like it .