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About us

KARIN LEUTHARDT - SOTO 

I was born on 4 July 1967 in Basel, Switzerland. At 18 I trained as a travel agent and worked in tourism. I discovered my love for horses when I was seven. This love and fascination remain with me entirely to this day. I grew up close to Basel zoo, where there was a small pony yard, at which I mucked out, groomed horses and did all kinds of small jobs to earn my riding classes. At 14 I went to a traditional riding school. I held on for two years before I came to the inevitable conclusion that "this" ..., "fine riding", was not it for me. I searched on until fate took me to Portugal, where I got to know and love Iberian horses, or more precisely, the Lusitanos. I had reached a milestone. They cast their spell on me entirely and with them came the classic Iberian riding style. I was blessed in being schooled by the Portuguese master, Jose Manuel Correia Lopez. Further masters such as Rafael Soto-Andrade, Ignacio Ramblaz and Javier Ruiz Garrido have trained me further over the years. I graduated from the Spanish Riding School in Jerez in 1998. To this day I still have regular classes with Javier Ruiz, Ignazio Ramblaz and Rafael Soto-Andrade. The horses teach me something new every single day. They show me my way, and have made me everything I am today. I cannot imagine a world without them. They are my life and my inspiration, and I want to pass on my experiences with these wonderful creatures to others. 


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Riding is like the search for the Holy Grail    -     It fulfils life – entirely!

   

NICOLAS  

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My beautiful son Nicolas. He is now 18 years old. He loves the nature and the animlas. His big love ist surfing.

 

 VICTOR SOTO GONZALEZ


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My wonderful husband. He gives me inspiration and support in my work.  

 

 

OUR DOGS 

LOLO

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ILUNA

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BARNY

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