Hubertus Schmidt

Hubertus Schmidt ( born October 8, 1959 in hair ( Bad Wünnenberg ) ) is a German dressage rider and trainer.


Hubertus Schmidt comes from a family that is traditionally linked to the horse breeding and riding. His father, Hubert Schmidt senior was trained as a soldier to the rider. The Fleyenhof at Etteln in Westphalia, the Hubertus Schmidt today operates as a training and breeding stable is run by the family since the 17th century. Since the 1920s, there is a stud. In the 1960s, was converted from the cold blood on the warmblood breeding. Hubertus Schmidt began riding on the broodmares of the family, the age of nine, he received the first riding lesson in the riding school lock Hamborn. As part of the relocation of the Fleyenhofs due to the floods, an equestrian center was built in 1972. As a result, intensified the riding lessons from Hubertus Schmidt, first he was taught by his father, and later by the employed in the operation of heater.

1976 Hubertus Schmidt began his apprenticeship as heater, first on the Fleyenhof and from 1977 in Bielefeld Riding and Driving Club at Hans Gerlach, where in 1978 the examination took off. In 1983 he passed the master's examination with the special award of the Stensbeck Award. In 1984, he won his first S- dressage on Pacifik, three years later he was the first time in a Grand Prix de Dressage placed, this time with Playboy. In jumping he had success up to class S. Hubertus Schmidt took over again participate in courses, before his master's certificate in the German Riding School in Warendorf, later, among others, Reiner Klimke and Harry Boldt. In 1985 he took over the Fleyenhof along with his wife Doris, today there are about 60 horses. Hubertus Schmidt has over thirty horses trained up to Grand Prix level and trains several foreign riders, including the Finnish dressage team.

In the late 1990s, the breakthrough came in the top dressage. From 1997 to 2004 Hubertus Schmidt five times champion of professional riders. After several silver medals and one bronze medal in 2005 he was German champion in dressage, he could repeat in 2007. Since 1999, he is coached by Klaus Balkenhol. His biggest success is the nomination for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where he reached the 5th place in the individual competition and so was the second best German rider. With the team he won the gold medal. Another highlight was the individual silver medal at the European Championships in 2005 and the gold medal with the team. Also at the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen, he won team gold. He obtained with his Hanoverian chestnut mare born in 1993 Wansuela Suerte (of Warkant ) These successes. In 2008, she was adopted at the international dressage and jumping festival in Verden from the dressage.

Due to an illness of his wife sold Schmidt early 2011 his former peak young horse Donnelly and also gave dasn National coach of the Swedish dressage rider, which he perceived at that time, he handed over to Kyra Kyrklund. After a riding accident the new rider of the chestnut gelding Donnelly came back to the barn by Hubertus Schmidt, where he was ridden by the professional rider Emma Kanerva. Since early 2013, Schmidt Donnelly presents itself again before at tournaments.

Hubertus Schmidt is married and has a daughter and a son.


2004 Hubertus Schmidt Riding the title of Master was awarded the tournament the winner in Münster, 2008, he received the Silver Laurel Leaf.