The Gestüt am Wiesengrund is in a magnificent setting, nestling on a mountain top in a picturesque area of Northrhine Westphalia, Germany. With a view extending over Essen's attractive Baldeneysee, riders as well as horses feel particularly content here – and the location is only a few minutes by car from Essen, Cologne or Wuppertal. As a result of his high-standard performances and successes, Thomas Schmitz has acquired an international reputation in dressage sport.
"Pferdewirtschaftsmeister" (highly qualified equestrian expert), is a true horseman through and through. As holder of the "Goldenes Reitabzeichen" (Golden Equestrian Badge – German riding award of high distinction) and former "Deutscher Meister der Berufsreiter" (German Professional Riders' Champion), he has experienced much success in competitions at international level and therefore is well informed about what is important in sport - in Germany and beyond.