Sabine Schut-Kery, born in 1968 in Krefeld, Germany began riding at the age of ten. Sabine spent three years studying with Jan Bemelmans and passed the “Bereiter” in 1989.
She continues to train today on an annual basis with German trainers Jan Nivelle and Stephanie Meyer-Biss. Sabine trained and performed 15 years at the training center of Gunther Frohlich, who founded the FPS (Friesian Horse Society) in Germany in 1979. He also was the first importer of Friesians to Germany, and the first to promote, with Sabine’s help, the Friesian as a competitive dressage horse. Sabine is the consummate professional.
She has been instrumental in the development of equestrian exhibitions and a successful traveling horse theater in Germany, in which she performed. Her successes in competitions and exhibitions have exhilarated crowds wherever she was performing. She won the Dressage Cup for Baroque Horses at the prestigious Equitana Europe in 1993, 1995 and 1997. In 1995, she won with the unprecedented score of 10, being judged by Gyula Dallos, a Hungarian Olympic rider and trainer.Again in 1997, she won with the score of 10 being judged by Christoph Hess, from the German Equestrian Center in Warendorf, Germany.
Her accomplishments do not stop with her riding abilities, as she has been awarded the German Bronze and Silver Coachmen’s badges. She has trained and competed baroque horses since 1983. >br>
In addition to her work baroque breeds, Sabine has been quite successful with a variety of other breeds as well. Not only does Sabine possess the ability to develop competition horses from training level through Grand Prix, but she is also quite skilled in alternative movements for exhibitions, such as Spanish walk, bowing, the lay down, the sit position and rearing on command. Sabine uniquely earned the USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals exclusively riding Friesians. Her greatest accomplishments have been in open dressage competition. Sabine competes three to four stallions at different levels per event. She was honored to have been the one to have trained and ridden Tinus to Second Level Horse of the Year in 1999, to Third Level Horse of the Year in 2000, and to Fourth Level and Prix St. George Horse of theYear awards in 2001.
Also in 2000, Sabine trained and rode Jorrit to First Place in Prix St. George. These were the first Friesian stallions to successfully compete at Grand Prix levels.