Hope Hall Farm


Traudel Bongers
began riding when she was eight years old. She continued her equestrian passion and from 1991 to 1995 she trained her dressage horses with Willi Schultheis, one of the foremost teachers and trainers on the European Dressage scene.
She has also trained with top German trainers such as H.Schiergen , P.Engel and J.Ehning and showed successfully at the FEI Level in Germany and became an accomplished trainer as well as a top level rider. She won the Fruehjahrschampionat with twice reached the ten point goal as well as many other competitions. She was also involved in thoroughbred racing for more than twelve years.

In 1998 Traudel began working with Hanoverian horses. The Hanoverian horse has been recognized for generations as one of the world's most successful breeds of riding horses. Before moving to the Florida, Traudel breed, trained, and showed her Dressage Horses at her farm in Germany. In 2001 she had one stallion approved in Hanover and one in Westfalen. Now she is in Florida and looks forward to continuing her love of the Hanoverian horse.



Thomas Steinebach
he followed his family tradition and has been an owner and breeder of racehorses for more than twenty years. He also enjoys his career as an successfull amatuer jockey.
In addition, he has owned and operated a horse transport business in Germany and Europe. Thomas uses his good eye for detail and his many years of horse experience to assist Traudel with training at Hope Hall.



Jack Leonard
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our longtime employee, Jack Leonard.
Jack had suffered with a prolonged illness in recent years. Needless to say, we will all miss him more than words can express. He was not just our Farm Manager but our good friend as well.