Here are some of the hard facts: Germanhorseconnection was founded in 2003. The business evolved from contacts Kareen made during her veterinary studies at Hanover vet school where she graduated in 2002.
The breeding operation was passed on to her by her father Heinrich Heineking in the late 90's followed by his official retirement in 2001. Kareen started riding at the age of 6 and competed in dressage, jumping and eventing up to district level from 1986 to 2003.
She acquired an FN Reitwart license at the age of 19 and taught at riding clubs as well as privately. Her teachers include Rudolf Niedringhaus, Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen and Werner Schönwald.
The family property 'Riehemaars' was acquired by her family in 1897 and has been kept through all ups and downs to date. In 2005 we have become partner farm of the program "Experience Hanoverians", an initiative created by the Hanoverian Verband for which she has been a spokesperson for the Hanover district beginning in 2010.