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The team




Frank Spönle
His the trainer, handler and above all the mind behind the success of the well known Frank Spönle Show Training.
His victories on shows are countless and he had the great honor and pleasure to work with some of the most famous Arabian horses worldwide.. From El Shaklan and Ibn Estopa back in the days of Om El Arab in Germany to the great Kwestura and the most recent show champions all over the world.


Sabine Widmaier

Sabine Widmaier
Sabine is the person in charge of customer care and all the paper work related to the training center. She has been managing the business the last 20 years and knows very well the training center’s needs. She is always available for the clients, in the office as well as on shows.


Birthe Muschalla

Birthe Muschalla
Birthe is a long time member of the team, she is taking care of the condition of the show horses as well as some parts of the halter training. Her longtime experience working with Arabian Horses all over the world is a great addition to Franks team.



Andreas Birkenseer
Andreas, who is better known in our business as Andi, is a hard worker and great team member. His skills are not only oriented to the training and conditioning of the show horses, but he is also an experienced western rider. Andi travels often to the Middle East and particularly in Kuwait, where he trains and shows for several farms, every year with great success.




Jan Lemmens & Kimberley Vandendriessche
Jan is a very familiar face to all of those that attend Arabian horse shows. He has worked for one of the most successful European Training Centers, Schoukens Training Center. His dedication and love for the Arabian horse is contagious. We are thrilled to have Jan as part of our Showing and Training department. 
Together with Jan we could welcome also Kimberley. She is charge of our new Stallion barn and helps in the stables with the grooming and conditioning of the horses. Both Jan and Kim are a pricelles addition to our team.

Barbara Dorer

Barbara Dorer
Babsi, this is how everybody knows her. She is the breeding manager on the farm. She is the person in charge of the stallions and the irreplaceable person that makes Frank feel comfortable while he is away from the farm. Babsi is truly a devoted horse woman that spent the last 15 years at Frank’s side in the stable. She is there for the horses at all times and takes care of the farm while the rest of the staff is at the shows.


Sophie Von Elm

Sophie Von Elm
Sophie arrived at Frank Spoenle Show Training to learn more about the training of the show horses. She comes from a family of Arabian horse people, and breeders of Straight Egyptian horses. Sophie is a great help in the barn and at the shows. She now went back to her studies, but we will count on her for the next show season.

Victor Ranieri

Victor Ranieri
Victor, even though everybody knows him as Vicky, is a very young though very talented horse person. Not only he and his family breed beautiful Arabian horses, but he is also a great assistant at the shows and since a couple of  years he started to show his own bred horses. He is a valuable hand at the shows, as well as great company and a great young man to be around.