Matthias Bouten Loses Ride on Jerich Horses

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:46
German Dressage News

Austrian dressage horse owner Marianne Jerich has decided not to renew her contract with German Grand Prix rider Matthias Bouten. The German has now lost the ride on his four international competition horses.

Bouten's two year contract with Jerich was up for renewal but the Austrian decided to end the colloboration. Jerich runs an international transport company and has invested much in dressage sport. In 2009 they came to the rescue and bought the half-share ownership of Adelinde Cornelissen's Parzival to secure the horse for Adelinde.

Bouten competed four horses for Jerich: Grand Prix horses Sohnlein Brilliant (by Shakespeare in Love) and Ehrengold (by Ehrentusch) and small tour horses Fraulein Auguste (by Florencio) and Dante Delux (by Danone I).

Jerich had her horses with her horse trainers first before moving them to Bouten in Germany.  Sohnlein Brilliant, for instance, was ridden by German Holga Finken in 2011 and 2012 before moving to Austria to get ridden by Heimo Kendlbacher. As of 2015 the horse was competed by Bouten. Ehrengold was shown first by Nars Gottmer and Kendlbacher before moving to Germany.

Matthias Bouten first came in the picture as Isabell Werth's assistant trainer, working for Werth in Rheinberg, Germany, for seven years. He left Isabell in 2013 to become head trainer at Lars and Beatrice Baumgürtel's Freiberger Hof, but only worked there for one year. In 2014 Bouten set up an independent business in Rhineland with partner Vincent Arroyo.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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