Rachel Schnurr: Running with the Big Dogs

In 2010 she capped off her extremely successful junior career by winning the CET Finals at the Royal Winter Fair; and in her first year showing as a professional she stepped into the ring on Augustin Walch’s horses, campaigning among others the stallion Cabardino in the combined hunters. In 2012, Rachel will focus on developing her young horses, the four-year-old Zangersheide gelding Daedalos Z and five-yearold gelding Cardoso, both imported from Belgium earlier this year. Tell us about your first horse or pony. The first pony I ever had was Peanuts, an 11-hand bay Shetland pony. He was the most perfect pony in the world and took complete care of me. When I was four, my mom used to plop me on him and leave me in the arena for 20 minutes – he would walk, trot, and canter with me flopping around on his back and never put a…

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