DIRK JOSEF HAMBLOCH
Splitting his time between Equine Osteo-therapy & Dressage training, Dirk uses one skill to help the other. After graduating university in Aachen, Germany with a Masters in Computer Science, he decided to devote his time to his real love - horses.
He was given an excellent opportunity in his early twenties, at the stables of Grand Prix trainer Hartmut Schmidt, Pferdewirtschafts-meister (the highest level of training qualification in Germany) and former Assistant Trainer to the great Willi Schultheis. Dirk became Head Rider and stayed for another three years, riding up to twelve horses every day.
Following this, he successfully ran his own business in Germany, during which time he trained as an Equine Osteopath under Dr. Gentler Gliem, before moving to Namibia in 2006. Since then he has helped thousands of horses through his treatments, and cemented himself as one of Southern Africa's most renowned therapists.
Dirk travels all over Europe, the U.S. and Southern Africa to treat horses of every type and discipline. He is a NAMEF dressage judge, and a strong advocate of improving standards of care for horses in Africa.