Mette started her international career as a successful dressage rider in 1989 when she qualified her horse Question for the Danish Team. With her most successful horse, the Swedish bred Ilon she represented Denmark at the 1997 Aachen CDIO in Germany before achieving many wins and placings at CDI and CDIO Grand Prix level in Holland, Germany and France.
She is a very successful dressage trainer and a regular competitor on the national and international circuit as she concentrates bringing on younger horses up to Grand Prix. She shows exceptional talent, in dressage training, in producing young dressage horses and has a great feel in equine psychology.
With Prinz Hermann, Hanoverian by Prinz Orak they had a very successful year in 2000 with placings at CDIO level in small tour classes and won the 2000 Hickstead Derby Intermediaire I. They started competing at Grand Prix in 2001 but sadly ‘Prinz’ had to be retired due to injury.
In 2006 with Enzian, a 10 year Westphalian by Erhentanz they won a Hickstead Master League Intermediaire I, and were placed 7th and 6th at the UK National Championships in Prix Saint Georges and Intermediaire I. In 2007 they were placed internationally in Grand Prix and won the Intermediaire II class at the Saumur CDI*** in France.
Fluent in Danish, German and English, she has produced many top level young horses both at home and abroad and is an experienced dressage judge of Young Dressage Horse classes.
Since Mette has made the UK her home she has become a highly respected dressage trainer of horses and riders at all levels.
Mette's current ride Forrest Gump, a breeding Westphalian dressage stallion by Florestan who was UK's 2007 Young Horse International Reserve Champion. In 2010 they have competed at small tour level (Prix Saint Georges and Inter I) with winnings up to 70%. In 2011 they have competed at Intermediaire II and Grand Prix level with winnings in National UK classes. They were also 5th in the Hartpury CDI Grand Prix Freestyle.
Jess Thompson and Danilo win highly contested FEI 6 year old test at Addington Premier League!
The College Premier League: Dolcino 2nd in PSG and AD-Lantana qualifies for the Hickstead 6YO International!
Dolcino wins PSG on first attempt at Keysoe's College!
Gaby Lucas wins Open Advanced-Medium Regional!
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