Neue Schule is delighted to reveal the Schafhof Stud and their rider Matthias Rath as a brand Ambassador. Based in Kronberg, Germany, the stud and Matthias are well known internationally for their top quality horses and success in International Dressage over three generations.
Breeding, producing and selling top class Dressage horses, in conjunction with Paul Schockemöhle, the Schafhof Stud stallions include; Bretton Woods, Sir Picardi, Foundation and of course Totilas.
Trained by his father Klaus Martin Rath, Matthias has ridden all his life and now rides for the Schafhof Stud. Representing Germany at International level, he hit the headlines in 2010 when he took over the ride of Totilas after the acquisition by Schafhof and Schockemöhle.
Matthias is very happy to have formed this partnership with Neue Schule, he comments
“The difference you can feel when changing to a better fitted bit for the horse is extraordinary. Both horse and rider benefit from any form of optimization of the bit.
Working through the almost endless possibilities of bits from “Neue Schule” does not only result in positive changes in the riding but is also fun and informative at the same time. Every horse is different yet “Neue Schule” has shown various ideas to find the perfect solution for every horse with all its personal traits.”
Capitalising on the positive changes Matthias and Sir Picardi are already competing successfully with the Verbindend and Samba King – winner of the prestigious Nürnberger Burg-Pokal 2014, is ridden in the Turtle Top.
Neue Schule is proud to work with some of the world’s top horses and riders; research and award winning innovation ensures that NS Bits are the brand of choice across many disciplines. The refinement and positive connection formed with a correctly designed and fitted bit allows for the best possible communication between horse and rider. These qualities are essential at all levels of horse sports, more so at the elite level.
Sarfraz Mian comments “We are delighted to be able to form a partnership with such a prestigious stable as Schafhof, Matthias Rath is a wonderful Ambassador for Neue Schule Bits and we look forward to working with him and the Schafhof Team.”