The initials „P.S.” have long become a trade mark in the international show jumping sport. These stand for Paul Schockemöhle who himself has been very successful in show jumping and who has managed numerous successful riders and also horses.
Paul Schockemöhle has achieved the masterpiece to win the European Championships in show jumping three times in succession – 1981, ’83 and ’85 – with the legendary Deister. A unique achievement that has not been topped until now and that has been confirmed by successes at Olympic Games and Nation Cups. Deister was known all over the country – also by non-horsemen – and got his bread of charity on the meadows of Mühlen together with Franke Sloothaaks Olympic Champion Walzerkönig as well as with Landlord and Flint. Paul Schockemöhle stands for first-class know-how from the basis to the top – he himself started as a groom of his brother Alwin and has worked his way up to the international top. More than 40 years of experience and success make him to one of the most asked for experts of horse sport.
The “maker of champions”
There are people who are riding successfully, others are trainers with international reputation and others are genius breeders. Paul Schockemöhle combines it all and also much more. As chairman of the Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg International, which was founded in 2001, he is the front man of a successful special association whose foundation he has strongly pushed on. He passes on his knowledge – world class riders such as Ludger Beerbaum, Franke Sloothaak and Dirk Hafemeister trained at his yard to become Olympic Champions. Eddie Macken, today’s German coach Otto Becker, Valerio Sozzi or World Cup winner Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum all matured into top-class international riders under his direction. Year after year new riders benefit from his experience and the success proves this concept to be right. The success of the Saudi Arabian Olympic team in Atlanta – which saw two riders into the individual finals – is attributed by insiders to the work of Paul Schockemöhle. In Mühlen professional management and training programmes are planned, arranged and accomplished successfully for riders and teams who have ambitions to participate at international championships.
The stallion owner
Within a very short period of time the stallion station of Paul Schockemöhle has developed to one of the world’s most successful and frequented stations at all. As discoverer of Sandro Hit he succeeded in building up a new stallion line with striking successes. According to their age most of the stallions are presented in sport and so breeders can choose among German National Champions as Sir Donnerhall and Cornet’s Stern, World Champions as Sandro Hit, approval winners as Diarado and Fürstenball, Olympic Champions as Dobel’s Cento or World Cup winners as Sandro Boy.
But not only has the horseman formed riders. Numerous show jumping horses have also come from his yard and caused a furore on the famous show grounds of the world. These include Olympic winner Walzerkönig, The Freak, Dobel’s Cento and Orchidee, which was Ludger Beerbaum’s European Team Champion in 1998, P.S. Priamos or World Cup winners as The Natural, Mc Lain and Sandro Boy. Also the World Champions Mr. T and Gandini Lianos have passed through the talent factory in Mühlen as well as the successful Grand Prix horses Lantinus/Dennis Lynch, Waterford Crystal/Cian O’Connor, L’Espoir/Ludger Beerbaum, Pozitano/Beat Mändli, Lando/Otto Becker or Luis/Alois Pollmann-Schweckhorst.
At his stud in Lewitz which is wonderfully located in the Mecklenburg countryside Paul Schockemöhle breeds with around 800 strictly selected breeding mares. Only around 15 percent are bred as dressage horses, the main part however is the breeding of performance horses for show jumping. A strategically ideal built stud with an own horse clinic and horse-oriented, healthy rearing on huge meadows offer the basis for the success. P.S. is one of the greatest breeders in Europe.
At P.S. the circle is completed: service station, breeding, rearing training, sport, sale, training programs and management – Everything from a single source.