Nicole Glusenkamp, a USDF Gold Medalist, has an accomplished resume. In 1989 she began her education for her professional license at the German Agricultural School. From 1990-2002 she apprenticed at Zuchthof Kathmann starting young horses, foaling mares, preparing and riding stallions for licensing and mares for performance testing.
She then entered the apprenticeship for her Bereiter license with GP rider Jean Bemelmans, currently the coach of the Spanish and French Olympic Teams. Although the apprenticeship is three years, she completed it in 18 months due to her degree in breeding. She stayed for a total of four years in order to continue her riding training under Herr Bemelmans.
She then spent time training with Ludger Konig and then Hans-Jurgen Armbrust, a specialist in training and preparing horses for the German National Championships. Her next move was to manage the breeding station for Gestut Domselshof where she oversaw the breeding and foaling, rode and competed with young horses and rode and assisted with the FEI stallions. It was here that she met Sharon Schneidman and was recruited to work with Westmanton Stables.
Nicole is an exceptional rider and trainer and has trained the friesian stallion Eeltsje F (Bob) up to GP. She was honored to be invited to ride Bob in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Nicole manages the barn and horsecare with an incredible eye for detail. The vets in Colorado always said that Iron Horse Farms had the healthiest and most well-cared for horses in the state, in no small part to Nicole.
Nicole uses that eye for detail in her training and lesson program for clients and their horses. She is well versed in the German system and has had great success in teaching clients from beginners to GP.
Nicole’s dressage philosophy is ‘If you have happy horses, you will have happy clients!’
Nicole has trained with Jan Bemelmans, Ralf Michael Rash, Hans Jurgen Armbrust and Ludger Konig and Jan Nivelle.