German dressage icon Isabell Werth has suddenly decided to leave her steady trainer Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer and move to the stables of Madeleine Winter-Schulze in Wedemark, Germany.
In two weeks, Werth is moving four of her horses to her new training home. The dressage diva announced this news at the CDI Hannover, Germany.
Dr Schulten-Baumer will, however, continue to train Werth and cover the distance between Rheinberg and Wedemark regulary. How often has not been decided upon. Werth is taking the 6-year old Satchmo and the 7-year old Richard Kimble to Winter Schulze. She will also continue riding the 16-year old Hanoverian Anthony FRH with whom she won the European golden team medal this year in Verden.
Werth has also quit her job as a lawyer as it became impossible to combine a competition career with law. Werth will keep up being a freelance photo model for Karstadt AG
It is said that problems between Werth and Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer's daughter, Ellen, have stirred the arguments even more between trainer and rider. A few months ago, Ellen took over the training of the talented horses Aleppo and Agnelli from Isabell Werth.
Source: St Georg Horse Magazine
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