Judge – Noemie Pauwels

Noemie Pauwels

Since I was a child I was captured by the “horse-disease”. With 14years I finished as youngest the schooling at a German Trail Riding Academy, riding about 37miles in two days – alone and only by map and compass. Then with 16 I got six months off from school to be apprentice at a Missouri Foxtrotter Ranch in Arizona. Here I focused at groundwork, colt starting and trail riding. I can look back on a nice time with trails in the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff and the Sonoran Desert. Back at home I wanted to bring more finesse into my groundwork and riding and started training with Johan Ollmann from Austria who is breeding and training Foxtrotters after the concept of Pat Parelli for 20 years.

Last year I came in contact with Extreme Trail and was lucky to participate in one of the first clinics Mark Bolender gave in Germany and to translate for him at the first German Show. Since this I was visiting the Extreme Trail Park in Herbstein with our horses and my stallion for training. In the Extreme Trail Trophy Shows this year I became trophy winner in the Easy In Hand class although I started on only two of four shows.

I am very happy to be here at Bolender Horse Park and learn more about this amazing sport. My stay brings a great improvement to my training and horsemanship.

Thanks for everything to Mark and Lee – you are simply amazing.

Magazine articles by Noemie Pauwels (In German)