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April 15, 2021 - Off to WEC we go!

Socrates and Loxley will go to school for the competition: April 16 - 18, 2021. Socrates, now an "ole"pro at WEC, is glad to have Loxley as a companion.


April 8, 2021-Adventure at Pennock Point with Charlie and Loxley

The 2 black beauties behaved like the pros they are on their first outing together to Pennock Point Farm. Horses and riders had a fun adventure. Loxley is getting ready for his first WEC competition.


March 30, 2021

C'est la Vie arrives from Germany!
I was pleased to find Eric McCarthy his new mare, C'est la Vie, through my connections in Germany. Eric is a long-time friend and a top jumping competitor. I am sure that this pair will have a successful career here in the U.S. Congratulations, Eric!
I look forward to working with other riders to find the horses they are looking for in Germany.


March 5, 2021

Charley arrived!

We are excited to welcome retired Grand Prix horse, Charley, to Hope Hall Farm. He loves his high level work and will provide an outstanding opportunity for my students.


February 26-28, 2021

WEC again!

A good day at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) Dressage Show. As I always say : "progress is our motto" and "today was good progress". Socrates (Socy) is becoming a grown up dressage pony at 15! and MAL is following in his foot-steps! MAL made a 'costly' operator error, but overall we left WEC with smiles on our faces.


February 16, 2021

Gigi Ansell and Loxley came together at Hope Hall Farm. After being without a horse for a while, Gigi found in Loxley a partner to fulfill her dreams. As her friend for a long time, I am excited to help them on their dressage competition journey.



February 1, 2021

Jennifer Davis, amateur owner/rider, brought Margarita to board and train at Hope Hall Farm. She joins the training program to meet her dressage goals.


January 28, 2021

The good life at Hope Hall Farm
While Batman is schooling his juggling skills with his much loved teddy bear, dressage horse Socrates Car has his "fun day" free jumping in the round pen for his regular gymnastic exercises.



January 20- 24, 2021

Back at WEC Dressage show
Sunday we came home with a red ribbon for 2nd place in a our class Mary Ann Lambert got a score of 63.966 which counts as 1 of 2 qualifying scores we need to go to "Regionals" in Atlanta in October.




January 8-10, 2021

First ever Dressage show at new World Equestrian Center (WEC), Ocala.
Socrates and Batman both participated in their FIRST ever dressage show. We were proud of both of them for braving something many horses couldn't.
Practice makes perfect!


December 13, 2020

Majestic Oaks Schooling show
Socrates got a 68.125 for a blue ribbon. Batman got pink and green ribbons!
Thank you Ronnie and Marisa of Majestic Oaks for putting on a terrific schooling show. It was the first time showing for both Socrates Car and Batman.
They are the BEST!


November 30, 2020

Hope Hall Farm's newest residents: Socrates Car with owner/rider, Mary Ann Lambert, (Batman is not pictured) are with Traudel warming up for the Dec 12 schooling show. We had a great day at a beautiful facility.


September 5, 2020

Mary Ann Lambert, amateur owner/rider arrived with her horses: Batman and Socrates Car. Mary Ann said: "I am excited to start a new chapter with new goals for competing in the future. The opportunity to have Traudel as a coach is incredible. My horses are in heaven at Hope Hall Farm".


August 2020

Word started getting out to the horse community that I am fit and excited to return to training, coaching and boarding horses.


July 2020 - Quarantine Horse New

From January to March this year, COVID-19 restrictions impacted the global horse movement business. This pushed the active, winter quarantine horse business into the summer. We were especially busy receiving the horses whose arrival had been delayed due to COVID. We have been happy to welcome so many repeating customers and so many new customers with their quality horses.


October 8, 2019

His legacy lives on
His legacy of exceptional foundation bloodlines ( breeding ) lives on in his exquisite daughter " Wilhelmina " . She s the highest scoring broodmare of the 2019 AHS Hanoverian Inspection at Pennock Point. Confirmation, Movement and Temperament every breeder is dreaming of. Wilhelmina was touted as the ultimate gold standard mare by the inspector.


May 2019

Against all odds.

GoProVideo here!

We have some very good news to share. Our great mare " Wilhelmina " had a very complicated delivery of her large filly " Francis " by the stallion , Foundation. Against all odds, the filly made it through four days of critical care at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala. We are thankful to Dr. Mindy Sharp and Dr. John G Peloso, Dr. Tiffany Hall, Dr. Eryn Del Monte, Dr. Nadja Gaklou and staff who gave everything they had to save her. Special thank you to Ashley Rigsby who took such wonderful care of Mom and her foal. Francis is their Miracle foal of 2019. Also thank you to all of our good friends for sending your positive thoughts, we greatly appreciate it!


April 2019

A dream came true!

GoPro video here!

Congratulations and thank you to Ronnie and Marisa DiMauro!

A lovely chestnut filly by Vitalis was born to our Hanoverian mare Laetizia ( Londonderry x Fabriano ) April 24th. This leggy filly is absolutely everything we had hoped for!


April 2019

I'm so excited to be part of the beginning of this new partnership between WJ Noni Hartvikson and Onyx.
A huge congratulations to Noni for her purchase of this amazing Hanoverian gelding!

I can't wait to see where this journey takes us.


March 2019

“Ultimo “ and WJ Noni Hartvikson achieved their goals for the Winter Season.


February 2019

The beginning of the a wonderful relationship.
WJ Noni Hartvikson & Onyx


February 2019

Another wonderful clinic with Mary Londgen


February 2019

Twice as Nice competition in Canterbury. Onyx was a Star! Thanks to Tiara Hecht, his owner for making it happen.


January 2019

After a long trip Winona Hartvikson’s "Ultimo" is settling in well.


January 2019

Hope Hall Farm is happy to welcome Noni Hartvikson and her horse Ultimo here for the season to train and compete! Noni and Ultimo have a current Para Dressage FEI Individual world ranking of #5 and were the top pair representing Canada at the World Equestrian Games in 2018.


December 2018

Happy New Year


November 2018

We are welcoming more CEM Quarantine horses to HHF.


October 2018

Mary Londgen clinic.


June 2018

Wonderful news!
Two of my Hanoverian mares are in foal.
Wilhelmina from Waky-Nao out of a Fabriano x Wenzel mother is in foal from Vitalis Laetizia from Londonderry out of a Fabriano x Picard mother is in foal from Foundation.


March 2018

Learn about Neuro Hacks in Equine Sport - The next paradigm in preparing Equine riders for top level performance!



Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.


Octobre 2017

Thank you Natalia for choosing Hope Hall Farm again to quarantine your mare. Best wishes to you and Electric Lux for the upcoming 2018 season.


January 2017

Congratulations to Ellen Witterstaeter and "Axel" In this case the perfect match was literally just a stall away. Be on the look out for this duet to shine in the show ring. I'm excited to be part of their future dressage journey.


January 2017

After being together only for a short time "Why Not Me" and I had our debut in Apopka and brought home two blue ribbons in the Prix St.Georg, followed by yet another two blue ribbons at the Dressage Under The Oaks show with scores 68% plus.
Kicking it up a notch in Canterbury this weekend we rode the Intermediare I and yes he did it again and won the class. I think "HE" likes the color blue as much as I do.
Thank you Lauren Massey for in trusting me with the training of your wonderful big boy. If someone is looking for a partner to be successful this upcoming show season their is NO question about "Why Not Me". With a lot of presence he knows how to catch attention.
A huge Thanks to Equinety for a great product that ensures that all of my horses perform to their best in the show ring.



Memories of 2016


November 2016


Congratulations to our friend Ellen Witterstaeter for her performance with Weltschatz aka Shorty this weekend.
Hard work and dedication earned her a well deserved Third Level blue ribbon. Yayyyy! You go girl!


September 2016

Survivors of hurricane Hermine having a NO POWER PARTY. Horses are prepared for their take off early tomorrow morning.


September 2016

Lauren Barwick earns Sixth in Freestyle to Close Out Para-Dressage at Rio 2016


September 2016

A solid ride by Lauren at the Half way point through grade II individual championship. *update, Lauren finished 5th over all individual. She has earned the right to ride her freestyle tomorrow!


September 2016

One last picture before the Jog


September 2016

Ceremony opening day! One more moment in my once in a life time experience Ready to leave for the opening ceremony. Goosebumps


September 2016

Arrived and settled at Canada village


September 2016

The grand send off! Our special boy is headed to Rio to the olympics


August 2016

Success is the fruit of personal effort plus support and encouragement from people like you !

A huge thank you to Equinety for supporting me and my horses here at Hope Hall Farm with this fabulous product. I have noticed a real visible improvement in all of my horses since using Equinety Horse XL: endurance & recovery, focus & appearance and overall wellbeing are at the peak. The Equine High Performance Formula provide my horses with all they need to show their best potential by simply using one single supplement.


August 2016

Countdown to the Paralympics Dressage RIO 2016 Dressage arena is all prepped and ready, flags included , just waiting for the Canadian Team to arrive and start our "Pre-Rio Training Camp" here at Hope Hall Farm Feeling privileged to be part of this exciting journey together with Lauren Barwick and the rest of the Canadian Team.


June 2016

We had a great weekend competing at Dressage under the oaks. Awesome scores from Top international judge. It's always great to see cheering fans even at 7:50 in the morning.


April 2016

Fabulous show this weekend in Jacksonville. Onyx received his best scores yet. 76% all the way to 80.2%!! Even a 10 for his halt. I also enjoyed watching ashl...


February 2016

Hope Hall Farm is proud to have been selected as the home training base for Canadian para equestrian rider Lauren Barwick and her talented equine partner, Onyx. With the help of Hope Hall's Traudel Bongers-Steinebach, an accomplished rider and trainer in her own right, Lauren and Onyx have been preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lauren and Traudel are excited to announce that Onyx will be making his way to Rio after officially qualifying this winter. Please follow us as this dedicated team continues to train and compete in the Olympic Games this Summer!


January 2016

After a long trip Andre Thieme's mare Ramona arrived safe here at HHF for her Quarantine


Mai 2015

We at Hope Hall Farm are proud to extend our heartiest congratulations to our friend and student Ellen Witterstaeter. In the two years she has been here the only word to describe Ellen is focused. She is focused on her practice, focused on her training, focused on her goals, AND On Saturday, May 9th, Ellen and her horse Shorty earned one half of the points necessary for the Dressage Bronze Medal in the Jacksonville show ring. 
A successful business woman here in Ocala, Ellen has applied the same principles to her riding as she does to her business. She has shown determination in achieving her goal. Ellen rarely misses a scheduled practice day or a lesson. We are proud to be associated with Ellen and Shorty.  
WELL DONE ELLEN.....ONE MORE TO GO......... Traudel


December 2014

We found each other when he was just four weeks old in 1999. He grew up to be a beautiful and talented Dressage horse and friend. Within two and a half years I was so proud to own my first approved Hanoverian stallion. Successful in Germany, he was the first horse I rode in competitions here in the United States. And of course he made me proud again with our first blue ribbon. Seemingly without reason, Waky became ill after that first season. He fought the good fight and never gave up. Yesterday morning I had to make the decision every owner dreads. As I looked into his deep eyes I could see it was time to let him go to the place where there is no more pain and suffering. Good bye my sweet friend …


November 2014

I'm really enjoying Brendan and I'm very happy to be able to work with such a quality horse. I'm so glad to add Brendan to the other fine horses at HHF.


October 2014

Here's your chance to own a future dressage star. A stunning son of the world renowned stallion, Negro. This handsome colt is out of a beautiful Londonderry mare.
Londonderry has been named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2013. Have your very own brother to the famous Valegro of the 2012 Olympic games!
Overseas shipping costs included in price.


August 2014

Welcome to Pay Cash, a bay Rheinländer who is also training at HHF with me. Cash is settling in well with his stall mate - the German Teddybär.


December 2013

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!


October 2013

I'm so proud of myself bred mare World in Balance to not only show for the first time in the Younghorseshow series but also reach my goal of being qualified with a good score.
Such a treat to ride my dream horse.


August 2012

Summer Sizzler Dressage 2
Traudel & William had their PSG debut together.
Also, a update from Mary Schwenkler, who purchase one of our horses Whisconsent
At their first show together they got a 67% and she says he is "simply" the best horse around.


July 2012

Summer Sizzler Dressage 1
Traudel & Waky-Nao make their US debut at PSG and receive a 64.6%


June 2012

Congratulations to Mary Schwenkler with the purchase of Whisconsent, our beloved schoolmaster.


May 2012

Rocking Horse Spring Dessage
Traudel & Waky-Nao won their fourth level test with a 64%


Canterbury May Days Qualifier
Traudel & Waky-Nao again won their forth level class.
Also in different fourth level class, William and Traudel won with a 65.4%



April 2012

Dressage on the first Coast

Traudel & Waky-Nao won their first US apperance with a 67.6%



March 2012

Traudel says all the horses are going great under saddle and especially love the  Clopf Fiber Arena.



February 2012

All the horses are nicely settled in to Hope Hall Farm.



Januar 2012

All the horses arrived happy and healthy after their long plain ride from Germany.



We are happy to report they all love their new home Hope Hall Farm.




December 2011

Our eight Hanoverian Horses leave for their new barn in the US.