After four months on the job, Leif Hamberger has decided to resign from his position as head rider at Helmut von Firck's Gestut Nymphenburg.
Hamberger used to be head rider at Gestut Tannenhof, but he got edged out in the spring of 2017 when the owner's daughter, Anja Plönzke, decided to return home to Tannenhof and take over his job at the dressage stable.
Two months later, in June, Leif found a new position at Von Fircks ' Gestut Nymphenburg in Bad Zwischenahn in the north of Germany. Its head rider Tessa Frank had decided to go independent and the yard was in need of an experienced rider as replacement.
Frank stayed on until September to wrap up the 2017 outdoor show season with the Nymphenburg horses. That same month Hamberger moved into the yard.
The 38-year old Leif, however, has decided to return back to the Saarland area in the south of Germany.
"I have a really good opportunity to go back to south Germany, where I feel home and start some interesting horse projects with partners in near future," Hamberger told Eurodressage. "I'm really looking forward to come back to the beautiful south."
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