Andreas Ostholt is a successful eventing rider. The sports soldier lives and trains in the Westphalian town of Warendorf, Germany’s number one “equestrian town”.
Here he and his wife Sabrina run the riding stables of the once famous show jumper and Olympian Hans Günter Winkler.
Eleven sport horses have to be looked after and kept fit for the competitions, which include, among other things, jumping competitions and cross-country rides. Like most sports, equestrian sports naturally also suffer from the restrictions in connection with the Corona measures.
The 42-year-old was able to play a few tournaments this season until a training accident thwarted him entirely. In a fall, Ostholt sustained a serious knee injury, which, in addition to an operation, finally gave him an orthosis and walking aids.
However, life and especially work on the farm go on. Not easy under the consequences of the accident. In this situation, Andreas uses a Kymco MXU 700i T EPS Offroad LOF.
Andreas can use the solid ATV as a versatile helper in his current recovery phase. Feeding, maintaining the riding arena, supporting the construction of the site in the nearby forest, right up to taking riding lessons from the bench.
“I’ve heard a lot about the flexibility of an ATV. But I would hardly have thought that it could be of such great help. With a ‘handicap’ in particular, you learn to appreciate the vehicle. “
We will report on the varied and different work and activities.
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