Sporthorse Seminars at Sea


     Our lecture series is an engaging, two-day program set in a classroom environment. Presentations are geared for those who have an interest in the correct principles of breeding, raising, training, and competing of sporthorse atheletes for dressage, show jumping, or eventing.  All levels of riders - amateurs and professionals - will benefit from these seminars.

     Guest Speakers are also available for personal consultations during the cruise to discuss the specifics of your riding, training, and sporthorse breeding decisions. We encourage you to bring photos or dvds of your horses,  and take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.



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"The featured speakers were excellent. I'm now inspired to apply my new found knowledge to my riding."  - Julia Peterson,  Sporthorse Cruise Guest  

Sporthorse Seminars at Sea

Thank you to our past Guest Speakers !

Our popular enrichment program provides engaging seminars covering  equine health management, nutrition, breeding, and training. Open discussion is encouraged. 

2023 River Cruise Sporthorse Seminar will be in Vienna as we visit the world famous Spanish Riding School.  This exclusive tour will be guided by Christian Schacht, Breeding Director of the American Trakehner Association, and past Sporthorse Cruise Guest Speaker.  



Natalie DiBerardinis 

Managing DIrector, Hilltop Farm, Inc.

President, Executive Committee, American Hanoverian Society (AHS)  

Located on 400 acres in the Maryland countryside, Hilltop Farm is renown for their success in breeding and raising international quality sporthorses. Natalie oversees breeding stock, young horse development, and farm managment while supporting the U.S. breeding community through her affilations with the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders club, KWPN-NA Stallion Committee, the North American Stallion Sport Test committee, and American Hanoverian Society Inspection Committee.                       Natalie returns for her third Sporthorse Cruise. 

2023 River Cruise Group Leader

Willy ArtsDirector, KWPN-NA, owner DG Bar Ranch 

Natalie DiBerardinis - Managing Director, Hilltop Farm, Inc.  

Terri Miller-SteinerAward winning Equestrian Photographer and Artist

Steffen Peters - USET Dressage Olympian, FEI World Cup Champion   

Robert Jacobs, PhD - Equine Nutritionist, Equine Innovation Manager for Purina Animal Nutrition    

Dr. Christian Schacht -  Breeding Director American Trakehner Association, Former Breeding Director Oldenburg NA, Conformation and Equestrian History lecturer

Silvia Steen -   Founder, The Silva Project (Corfu, Greece)    

Jeremy Steinberg  - Dressage clinician, Chronicle of the Horse columnist, Former USEF Dressage Youth Coach

Axel Steiner - World Cup and Olympic Dressage Judge, Horse Show Livestream Commentator  

Dr. Donna Stevens - LIcensed veterinarian and former University of Minnesota Veterinary School Professor               of Equine Surgery. Member of American Association of Equine Practitioners.