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Beda Wachter

Raised in Switzerland, Beda Wachter was riding and competing in Europe at an early age. His professional focus was initially the family's livestock and dairy business, and in 1997 Beda and his parents, Kurt and Irene, relocated to Canada to open a large dairy operation in Innisfail, AB. Beda's heart remained with the horses, however, and in 1999, with the support of his family, his focus shifted to pursue his career ambitions. Along with his parents, Jenny Wachter and their teenage children Nadine and Robin, Beda now runs Wachter Horses, a boarding, training, breeding and sales operation with strong ties to the European markets and traditional management practices in the development of his horses. How did Beda Wachter get involved with horses? My involvement in horses started, I think, as a lot of young boys start in the sport: I noticed the cute girls were all at the horse shows and…

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