Born on the 29th of June in 1961 he started his riding career with pony competitions. In 1978, at the International Show Jumping Championship “Jumping Amsterdam” he was inspired by the Dressage Kür ridden by Gabriele Grillo on Ultimo.
He started his “Bereiter” – Apprenticeship in 1979 in Haan, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, with Heinrich Kemna, a renowned dressage trainer.
He then worked with Reitmeister Fritz Tempelmann for 2 years to advance his riding. In 1983 he was one of the riders who performed the famous Grand Prix level Tempelmann-Quadrille on the occasion of the Equestrian Sports World Fair “Equitana”.
In 1986 he passed the exam to become “Pferdewirtschaftsmeister” (Bereiter).
After having worked many years as an employee for various yards (Verein für Reitsport Essen, Stall Hinrichsen – Essen, Gestüt Bladenhorst – Castrop-Rauxel, Stall Michaelis- Düsseldorf ) he became self-employed in 1992 when he was first offered to run the yard of Peter Engel in Hünxe. Then, in 1995, he was offered a leasehold of Gut Rodderhof.
Taco Oudewortel is a successful trainer, rider and manager of competition shows up to class S.
PERSONAL DATA SHEET
|Born : 29.06.1961||Amsterdam NL|
|1979 -1982||Starting as an Apprentice at Dressurstall Falkenhof, Haan Germany|
|1982||Qualification Bereiter FN, Pferdewirt|
|1983||Winning the first advanced test (prix St.Georges)|
|1982-1985||Working at Tempelmann Stables with Reitmeister Fritz Tempelmann
Part of the Equitana Grand Prix Quadrille 1984
|1985-1988||Working at Bladenhorst Stud, Dortmund as Dressage Trainer|
|1986||Qualification as a Reitlehrer, Pferdewirtschaftsmeister in Warendorf Germany|
|1987||Winning at least 10 tests at advanced Level: FN Honouration in gold|
|1988-1992||Working at Dressage Stables Wolfgang Michaelis, Düsseldorf.|
|1992-1995||Working as a Dressage Trainer at Gut Glückauf, Wesel|
|1995-2013||Running my own Dressage Stables at Gut Rodderhof, Cologne
Promoting Dressage Shows every second year up to Grand Prix level
|2000||Trainer of the Year, FAB (federation of Amateur and professional Riders)|
|2003, 2006||Cologne Champion Dressage|
|2007||Examination as a Judge, qualified judging medium Tests
Horses schooled and competed at advanced level:
Eitel Fritz, Waldsee, Furiosa, Grand prix, Arosa, Red Roses, Ghandi, Langus, Dean, Dandelo, Starbucks, Daica
|2012||Trainer of the Cologne Quadrille Team Dressage M**
Qualified for CHIO Aachen 2013
|2013||CHIO Aachen 2013 Trainer of the Quadrille Team Dressage M**|