Harm Thormählen

Riding was placed in Harm Thormählen's cradle by his father Rheder, who made Hof Thormählen one of the most important sport horse trading stables in Europe within just a very short time. Riders such as Fritz Thiedemann, Alwin Schockemöhle, Hans Günter Winkler and Hartwig Steenken were among his customers. So it is not surprising that Harm Thormählen placed in the German Championships for young riders at the age of 16 and competed in his first Grand Prix at the age of 18. His good hand for difficult horses was well known, even though his father taught him to ride with just three comments: "good, lousy, forwards". 

The business model of the farm, however, did not permit a career in a jumping saddle. If the horses were successful, they were sold – sometimes as soon as they got off the course. This explains why the name Harm Thormählen is often found in the riders' list of many top horses and championship winners – but usually just at the beginning of these lists.

His interest in breeding was aroused by Hartwig Steenken and in-depth meetings with Werner and Alwin Schockemöhle.

When Harm Thormählen took over the farm in Langenhals near Kollmar in 1973 as a trained farmer, he and his father had already been greatly successful in modern sport horse breeding. And numerous other achievements were added in quick succession.  

Auf Gera (= Sarbit)
Mit Fein Cera und Cera I

Together with his wife Ingela, Harm Thormählen has turned the operation entirely to breeding, raising, training and selling sport horses  – and riders and sponsors from all over the world are among his highly satisfied customers. 

His expert advice is also much appreciated: Harm Thormählen is a member of the licensing committee of  Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International (OS) and Studbook Zangersheide and he is a replacement commissioner for the Holstein Verband.