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Esther Weber was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1980. Her multicultural background gave her the possibility to ride, train and show in Europe and in the United States at a very early age.

Having started riding in classical English style at the age of seven, Esther went through various riding styles in her early stages. As she lived in San Diego, California for two years, she rode and competed in Saddle Seat on Morgan Horses and American Saddlebreds and then later switched riding style to Western Pleasure and Western Horsemanship. When moved back to Zurich, she was taking dressage lessons.
After having had the challenge to ride and train in different riding styles, Esther started to focus only on western disciplines in 1992.
From 1994 onward she was flying twice a year to train in the United States with top US trainers specializing in reining. While training with top US and European trainers, Esther started developing her own training techniques.

Developing her feel and understanding for the horse, Esther was always interested in further education about equine behavior. Having visited one of the early seminars of famous horseman Pat Parelli in Germany in 1995, she found her own way how to combine “Natural Horsemanship” with the show horse. The result: A horse listening to his rider in harmony, achieving success and long lasting attitude toward training.
Showing successfully all three American breeds: Appaloosas, Quarter Horses and Paint Horses over the past ten years, Esther is known as well to train and show successfully other equine breeds as well. Esther loves the challenge of versatility: to ride the elegant dancing dressage horses to the quiet but dynamic American breeds or to enjoy the nature while jumping cross country obstacles.
Her experience of working and showing stallions of her parent’s ranch gave her valuable knowledge about training and handling them.

Esther is known to be in the Czech Republic the most successful versatile rider winning at major shows in Europe National, European and International titles in various disciplines.

In addition to competition Esther loves to take part at shows and demonstrate her style on various horse breeds presenting eye-appealing numbers, as her stallions performing bridle less …

Besides actively being focused on horses, Esther continually followed her educational program receiving her Bachelor’s degree in International and European Economic Studies at the University of New York in Prague in 2003, and in March 2006 she finished her Master’s Degree in Professional Communication and Public Relations La Salle University, PA, USA. Despite speaking five languages (ENG, CZ, D, CH, F, IT) and her educational background, Esther has decided to continue her activities in the equine world. She says: “I can not imagine for me another fulfilling field of work, where I can meet so many interesting people from all over the world and all we are fascinated by the beauty of horses. Everything is about feeling and understanding the horse as an individual.”


Summary of Esther‘s and her clients (from 2006) most recognized show results from 1994 - 2009:

10 times Czech National Championship Open titles in all classical Western Riding disciplines, Reining, W.Pleasure, Western Riding, W. Horsemanship, Trail (1994 – 1998, 2002)
8 times Czech Open Reserve Champion (1994-1998, 2002)
8 times ApHC European Champion titles (2002 & 2004 & 2008)
6 times ApHC Reserve European Champion (2002 & 2004 & 2008)
1996 French Appaloosa Show, Western Pleasure Open, 2nd place
1997 NRHA Non-Pro Futurity Oklahoma, OK – USA, participant
1997 Rocky Mountain Summer Slide, Denver, CO – USA, 9th place
1997 NMRHA Non-Pro Reining, Farmington, NM - USA
1998 ApHC German Unanimous Youth All Around Champion
1998 ApHC German Championship Junior Trail Open Champion
1998 ApHCG High Point Youth Champion Hunter U.Saddle
1998 ApHCG High Point Youth Cahmpion Showmanship at Halter
1998 ApHCG International Top Ten - 3rd Place
1998 WRC Reining Open Champion
1999 AQHA Mistrovství Evropy, Reining Amateur All Ages finalist
2000 AQHA Mistrovství Evropy, Reining Amateur All Ages finalist
2002 ApHC European Champion Showmanship At Halter Non Pro
2002 ApHC European Reserve Champion W.Horsemanship N/P
2002 ApHC European Reserve Champion Reining Amateur All Ages
2002 ApHCG Reining Reserve Futurity Champion
2002 ApHC Reserve Non-Pro All Around Champion
Multiple ApHC German and Austrian National Champion
8 times „ApHC International Top Ten Champion“ (2002, 2003, 2004)
2004 AMERICANA, Germany - NRHA Non Pro Reining Futurity Champion
2004 ApHC European Champion Ladies Western Pleasure Open
2004 Unanimous Open and Non Pro All-Around Champion
2005 & 2006 WRC Superhorse, Western Riding, Trail classes won - Nova Amerika, CZ
2006 ApHCCZ Yearling Longe Line Open Champion
2006 ApHCCZ Unanimous Youth All-Around Champion
2007 Czech Championship Cross Country Junior Riders, Silver Medal
2007 Masters Trail Crystal Trophy Open Champion, Stenovicky Borek - CZ
2007 ApHC Austrian National Grand Champion Halter Mare Open
2007 ApHC Austrian National Champion Aged Mares Open
2007 ApHC Austrian National Champion Broodmares Open
2007 ApHCCZ Grand Champion Open Mare
2007 ApHCCZ Non-Pro Champion Mares All Ages
2007 ApHCCZ Youth Champion Mares All Ages
2007 ApHCCZ Unanimous Youth All-Around Champion
2007 CZQHA Grand Champion Open Gelding
2007 CZQHA Open All-Around Champion
2008 Czech Championship Cross Country Young Riders, Gold Medal
2008 ApHCG Reining Futurity Champion - Aachen, Germany
2008 ApHC European Champion Heritage Class Open
2008 ApHC European Reserve Champion Snaffle-Bit Reining Open
2008 ApHC European Reserve Champion Aged Mares Open
2008 ApHCCZ Grand Champion Stallion Open
2008 ApHCCZ Reining Horse of the Year
2008 ApHCCZ Halter Stallion of the Year
2008 CZQHA Grand Champion Open Gelding
2008 CZQHA Open & Youth All-Around Champion
2009 Unanimous Youth All-Around Champion
2009 CJF Spring Show Reining Open Champion, El Paso - CZ
2009 ApHCCZ Team Penning Open Champion
2009 ApHCCZ Grand Champion Halter Stallions Open
2009 ApHCCZ Most Colorful Open Champion
2009 ApHCCZ Grand Champion Halter Mare Open
2008 ApHCCZ Halter Stallion of the Year
2009 Bavarian Summer Show, 2yr.old Longe Line Celebration, 3rd place
2009 Multiple Grand Champion Open & Youth Gelding Classes won in Kreuth
2009 Multiple Hunter Under Saddle Youth Champion, Kreuth
2009 Bavarian Spring Show, Kreuth - AQHA Grand Champion Stallion Open
2009 Bavarian Spring Show, Kreuth – AQHA Youth All-Around Champion
2009 AQHA European Championship, 4th place Jr. Western Pleaure Open
2009 AQHA Reserve European Champion Performance Geldings Open
2009 ApHC International Reserve Champion Stallions Aged Open
2009 DQHA International Res.High Point Champion 2Yr.old. Stallions
2009 DQHA International Res.Youth All Around Champion