Kenneth Vinther

Danish born, Kenneth began riding as a teen, and quickly became entrenched in the sport.  His first experience with horses came from vaulting. The discipline, body awareness, balance and of course team work needed to master the sport, has served him well throughout his riding career. He then chose to make a career out of horse training, and began the arduous years of work and preparation required to become a professional trainer in Europe.  He received a 4 year intensive training and riding education from the Danish Riding Association, and earned his degree as a certified riding equestrian trainer. During that time Kenneth also spent a year in the Danish Army, in the special force Garde Husar Regiment, or Royal Horse Unit.  

 

Kenneth then moved to Germany to work for several years, first at the Holsteiner Verband, , where he was responsible for starting the young horses under saddle, as well as involved in showing and sales of both the stallions and young horses on the European circuit. He then went on to work for Mass Johannes Hell stallion stables, training and showing top quality Holsteins in show jumping.  

 

Finally over the cold weather of Northern Europe, Kenneth moved to Southern California, where he started and co ran a successful training and sales barn, European Equestrian Concepts, specializing in Dressage and HunterJumpers.  During this time he imported top quality Dressage and Show Jumpers, such as Harley Brown’s successful World Cup Horse “Cassiato,” as well as arranged several horse trips to Europe for interested customers.  

 

Over the past 6 years Kenneth has been focusing on his equine nutrition business, Equsani, as well as campaigning his Holsteiner Stallion Colicchio at the Grand Prix level.  Colicchio has been with Kenneth since a 6 year old, and has greatly benefited from his father’s depth of knowledge in training and horsemanship. Over the past year Kenneth has been solicited to give lessons and work with both amateur and professional riders to assist them over fences, but even more importantly to help them build a strong flat work base and master general horsemanship skills that are crucial for any rider to be successful in the saddle.   His passion for teaching has been reignited from these new endeavors, and he is excited about running his boutique Show Jumping training program out of the beautiful Legacy Ranch property.