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For decades Hengsthaltung Kemper is the international top address for highly successful rearing and training of first-class young horses.

Ernst Kemper is a horseman with heart and soul – he has already started raising and training young talents at an early age. Over the years, he perfected his special talent for discovering later potential in a young horse, which made him one of the most successful German stallion breeders with more than 70 licensed and often awarded stallions - many successful breeding stallions have their origins here.

It all started with the highly successful stallion "Quando-Quando". Ernst Kemper first saw him as a foal at an auction in Oldenburg and bought him there. Quando Quando ultimately made it to the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Hong Kong. The stallions "Cockpit", "Lord of Loxley" and "Saint Georg" (at that time winner stallion in North Rhine Westphalia), "Co-Pilot" and many other successful stallions have also been raised up by Ernst Kemper.

Also the stallion "Lissabon" has been discovered by Ernst Kemper at the stallion licensing in Oldenburg. Lissabon became the father of numerous great stallions, including many successful sport horses such as "Lissaro v.d. Helle", which is one of the most successful stallions in Germany.

In recent years, in which he has intensified the stallion rearing together with his wife Rosi, very good licensed stallions have been added. Of particular note here is the reserve winner of the licensing in Oldenburg in 2009 "Dante Weltino", who participated at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 with Therese Nilshagen (SWE) and was also highly successful with his rider at the World Equestrian Games 2017 and 2018. Ernst Kemper also discovered the Fidertanz-Offspring "Fahrenheit", who was successful in numerous international Grand Prix with his rider Anja Plönzke. The Plöntzke Family was able to buy him at the stallion licensing in Verden. Another highly successful youngster from Ernst Kemper is the Fidertanz-Offspring "Fiderfürst", who was awarded as a premium stallion at the stallion licensing in Hannover in 2011 and was sold in this context to a stud farm in Australia. In 2018, Ernst and Rosi Kemper once again presented three award-winning stallions at the licensing of the Hannoveraner Verband, including the Vivaldi-Offspring "Vivino" and the Dimaggio-Offspring "Duke", who were also sold to top international stables.

Rosi Kemper also discovered her passion for horses quite early – something she has in common with her father. From her grandfather, she learned the basics, and devoted herself to riding with much enthusiasm and discipline. Today she lives her childhood dream of riding dressage and training horses and young riders together with her husband Ernst, with whom she now shares the passion for stallion rearing.

Numerous successes even in the highest class on her own trained horses and many successful students of all classes, to which she passes on her knowledge with passion, speak for themselves. Outstanding achievements as a trainer were achieved by Rosi Kemper with her trainee Johanna Kullmann, who is currently among the top 10 pony riders in dressage according to FEI World Rankings, not just because of her bronze medal at the German Championships in 2019 and her first place in the Nations Cup of Saumur. Since 2018, Johanna Kullmann became a member of the German Pony Dressage Team.

Alexa Kemper shares the love for horses with her parents and grandparents and has been in the saddle ever since she was five years old. As a teenager she was trained by her stepmother Rosi Kemper and successfully won numerous competitions these days. Even during high school and her university studies in psychology, the connection to the family business remained, so that Alexa Kemper will now actively contribute to the family business after several years of employment in international companies. She is now especially focusing on growing the international business of Hengsthaltung Kemper.