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About us


"Success has two letters ... DO! "
(Johan Wolfgang von Goethe)

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About us


"Success has two letters ... DO! "
(Johan Wolfgang von Goethe)

Since many years, we - Ariane und Diethelm Löckenhoff, run a private equestrian stable in the heart of Rheinland, just outside Düsseldorf. 

Around 30 years ago started the change of converting an old family farm to an equestrian stable, as Diethelm Löckenhoff decided to turn his passion for horses into a career.

Family owned since generations, the large property in the heart of Rheinland offers an ideal and comfortable location and conditions for all horses, riders and owners.

I am convinced that experience and down-to-earth attitude bring the best results. We are truly a service oriented company, that provides horses and riders the most comfortable accommodation and training facilities.
— Diethelm Löckenhoff

We are personally involved on a daily basis in creating an environment in which everyone is comfortable and nothing is missing from neither our horses or clients. We are sure you will appreciate the carefully designed modern facilities, which meet the high demands of our clients and simultaneously the natural demands of the horses.

We also have a constantly changing collection of sales horses suitable for the top sport as well as the leisure riders. 

Talented young athletes, trained tournament horses or ponies ... It is our passion to find suitable connections between riders and horses to have long-term mutual benefit and joy!

Some of our sales horses come from our own or our partners breeding program and some are commissioned from our private clients. Feel free to get in touch and let us know your requirements and we make sure to suggest a matching horse for you.

Our property is simultaneously the home base of the riding and driving association Velbert-Heiligenhaus. Over the years family Löckenhoff has been very involved in the local association and also organise tournaments three times a year.

For more info, please visit the club homepage in

www.rvh-online.de

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Property


We offer horses, riders & owners first class service!

Property


We offer horses, riders & owners first class service!

OUR PROPERTY

  • Indoor arena (20mx40m)

  • Indoor arena (20mx68m)

  • Walking machine for 6 horses with a lunging round pen in the middle

  • Outdoor dressage arena (20mx60m) with Ebbe/Flut-System

  • Outdoor jumping arena (80mx80m)

  • 2 outdoor lunging round pens / 1 indoor lunging round pen

  • Hacking routes

  • Indoor boxes - Outdoor boxes - Paddock boxes

  • Casino for riders, owners and visitors

  • Summer pastures with water

  • Winter paddocks / pastures

The heart of our property are the private livery horses and their owners!

It is our ongoing challenge - but also passion - to create a harmonious and functional environment, in which the horses and their riders feel as comfortable as possible.

Bright, generous outdoor and paddock boxes, well-balanced and high-quality forage, plenty of exercise surfaces, walking machine and summer and winter pastures and paddocks form the basis for our horses, making their everyday life as pleasant and appropriate as possible.

In order to meet the most varied requirements of our clients, we offer an almost uninterrupted package of services. Starting from the daily service of taking the horses to and from pastures and walking machine, part / full-time training and tournament support up to the lunging, cleaning and shearing of your horse. Our competent team of employees take care of everything you might need a hand with or struggle to find time for.

We would love to welcome you to come and see the property and our services first hand.

Familie Löckenhoff and team look forward to your visit!

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Sales horses


Here you will find some of our sales horses 

Sales horses


Here you will find some of our sales horses 

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Horse transport service


Safe and professional

Horse transport service


Safe and professional

Use our years of experience in horse transport

We transport your horse stress-free and safely throughout Europe according to EU guidelines, insured and of course in compliance with the current animal transport regulations.

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We offer the following services:

  • Loading assistance
  • Sweating blankets
  • Travelling boots or bandages and leg wraps
  • Possibility for you to accompany your horse (up to 2 people, depending on duration of transport)
  • Accompanying horse for nervous and inexperienced travellers

Please contact us for more information and price requests. We would be pleased to answer any questions and offer advice in regards your travel needs.

Please note: We can only offer transport with a valid equine passport!

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Team


Team


 

OUR Team

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

 

Diethelm Löckenhoff

Born in Wuppertal and owner of Master of Horse Management and Agriculture from university of XX. He has over the years taken over the old family farm, which once housed dairy cattle, and modernised it to the modern riding facility it is today with over 100 livery, breeding and sales horses. With great passion, Diethelm is there around the clock for customers and horses. Furthermore, the chairman of the Velbert-Heiligenhaus riding association.

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Ariane Löckenhoff

Born in Düsseldorf, and since 1997 married with Diethelm Löckenhoff. Herself a successful dressage rider up to Intermediate II, Ariane has also made her passion into a profession. Besides daily riding her own horse, she manages everything that run behind the scenes of the business of running a large equestrian facility and of course the five person family. The three now grown sons have of course top priority, followed closely by the paperwork and office work. Besides, she is engaged with much enthusiasm and success in the independent sales of dressage horses.

Elke Buddenberg

Studied 1980-1983 'Pferdewirtin/Haltung' (Breeding) with emphasis on riding in the Westphalian Equestrian Center in Münster Handorf

1983-1986 working as a professional trainer in Handorf (training of sales horses as well as presentation for auctions and 30 day stallion tests)

6-month working period abroad

1991 completion of Master of horse management and riding instruction ('Pferdewirtschaftsmeister / Teilbereich Reitausbildung')

Working 11 years as an professional trainer with Thomas Schmitz in Velbert

Elke Buddenberg has been living and working independently at our property  since 2004.

Elke is a long-standing and loyal member of our team of instructors. She is 100% dedicated to her clients and horses around the clock. As well as teaching all levels of riding until the top levels, she also offers competition participation and support.

Elke herself says: "the calm, careful training of horses and riders entrusted to me especially important, so that the owners can enjoy and handle their horses easily."

This sentence describes well Elke's daily work and personality, which is characterized by great reliability, years of experience, professional knowledge and unconditional love for horses.

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Clara Sophie Felder

Education as 'Pferdewirtin mit Schwerpunkt Service/Haltung' 2013-2016 with Diethelm Löckenhoff

Since April 2012, Clara has been an integral part of our team. She has successfully completed her training as a 'Pferdewirtin mit Schwerpunkt Service/Haltung' in August 2016. Clara is responsible for the complex areas that belong to the core "service" (pasture, walking machine and paddock) as well as feeding and horse care. Clara is a competent partner for all our clients and cares for the well-being of all horses.

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Walburga 'Pucki' Thomas

Education as trainer with Reitmeister Fritz Tempelmann

Working at Reitmeister Ernst Bachinger (Head of the Riding School) in Vienna 

Dressage instructor until Grand Prix level

Owner of the german 'Goldenen Reitabzeichens'

Owner of the 'Sankt Georg Plakette' (awarded by the National Association for Special Merit as an Instructor)

Pucki Thomas has been working many years as an independent trainer at our property. 

Pucki takes care of her many clients with full-time training, regular instruction, competition preparation and support.

She enriches our team with her incredible knowledge through many years of experience in dealing with horses. She herself has a successful career in the competition sport, but has also coached successful students up to the German and European dressage championships.

Sabrina Süß

Education to 'Pferdewirtin mit Schwerpunkt Service/Haltung' in 2016

Since October 2015 part of our team at Reitanlage Löckenhoff

Sabrina herself says she is the "girl for everything" and truly her roles are diverse. She is particularly clever in lunging our young young horses. She supports the process of breaking them in expertly from the ground. Sabrina also rides and exercises our sales and client horses and gives lessons. When ever she is in need, she likes to help. She is nimble, friendly and - like all her colleagues - a good teamplayer.

 

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Lara Batz

 

 

Jennifer Mieves

Education as trainer 2009-2010at Inge Wolters / Andrea Timpen (Velbert-Hattingen) 

Since 2012 employed at Reitanlage Löckenhoff

Jenny is responsible for the training and competition presentation of both the clients and sales horses. Her tasks also include qualified teaching and competition support.

Jennys stets ruhige und konzentrierte Arbeit mit den Pferden wird von uns ebenso geschätzt wie ihre kontinuierlich positive Ausstrahlung, ihre Zuverlässigkeit, ihr ausgeprägter Teamgeist und das vorbildliche Verhalten im Umgang mit dem Kunden.

Jenny's steady and concentrated work ethic with the horses is highly appreciated by us and our clients, as well as her continuously positive charisma, reliability, pronounced team spirit and the exemplary behavior in dealing with the clients.

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Contact


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ADDRESS

EQUESTRIAN STABLE LÖCKENHOFF
Diethelm und Ariane Löckenhoff
Obschwarzbach 35
DE-40822 Mettmann

+49 (0) 171 344 3009 Diethelm (German)
+49 (0) 160 966 49910 Ariane (German, English)
info@d-loeckenhoff.de
www.d-loeckenhoff.de

 
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