Hinnemann Farm California Trainer/Manager
Natalie started riding dressage at a young age at Brandywine Farm in Hamel,MN owned and operated by William Solyntjes and Lloyd Landkamer. Working and riding under their wonderful guidance for seven years. In 1999 Natalie moved to California to work and train at Adventure Farm with David Wightman and Kathleen Raine. Spending four years learning under both their skilled eyes with their help achieving many young/rider and FEI victories with the highlight of Team silver and 6th Individually at NAYRC and PSG horse of the year aboard Donnerwerth. 2003 landed an amazing year working and training at Krusterhof Hinnemann under Reitmeister Johann Hinnemann learning how horses and riders are trained and cared for at the very top of the sport. 2004 became the start of a ten year business of Hinnemann Farms with husband Stephan Hinnemann in Foley,MN. The two built and owned and operated the training, boarding, sales and breeding facility. During the ten years of business Natalie competed and trained horses and riders from beginner to Grand Prix also competing in breeding classes with horses bred at the farm with many National and Regional championships with horses and riders. Some highlights where 2005 Midwest selection Champion and Top Ten finish in the Markel six year old young horse championships with Krusterhof Hinnemann imported Dark Dream. 2012 Midwest Grand Prix Champion with Rodeck, USDF yearling filly champion Wambertina MRF and USDF two year old mare champion Dalwhinney. Home bred Bennatana also a top ten finisher at the Markel four year old championships.
Since 2014 Natalie continues training, boarding, breeding and sales along side husband and daughter and working beside mentors and trainers Reitmeister Johann Hinnemann, Kathleen Raine and David Wightman here at Hinnemann Farm California.
Stephan Hinnemann has the task of keeping all things in working order and looking ship shape here at Hinnemann Farm California. Before taking on the responsibilities of managing the farm here Stephan started his career working in construction in his home town Voerde, Germany. Growing up on Krusterhof Hinnemann he is a natural horseman and a great eye on the ground but his passion is building and constructing. Stephan has two degrees one in concrete work and the other in cabinetry. In Germany he worked for two years at Trapp concrete and seven years at Gallhof cabinets. When Stephan moved to the USA he started working for Quality Checked Plastics for three years before moving on to T and J Concrete for six years and at the same time helping run Hinnemann Farms in Foley, Minnesota with wife Natalie Hamilton-Hinnemann.
Pony-rider/ Farm hand
Josephine Hinnemann known to all as JoJo is our pony-rider and farm hand here at Hinnemann Farm California. JoJo is already showing that she is apart of the family business. She has three show seasons under her at the age of ten and has helped with the sale ponies that come to the farm to be sold. JoJo takes pride in keeping the individual feeding needs of our horses organized and up to date and is a shadow to Mom at home and at horse shows.