We are delighted that some of our clients allow us to publish the following translated
comments together with pictures of their horses. Thank you very much for your trust!
S.G. with Bolero
just over 6 years, I am the proud owner of Bolero, he has developed magnificently. This
season we participated in dressage competitions, patrol rides, and cross-country
competitions (PREs can also jump .. And how ..). He always presents himself proudly with
a clear head and a great will to win;-)
Enclosed is a photo, he is a lot brighter than
when we purchased him ;-) luckily he loves long brushing sequences!
for the great advice and the sale of Bolero.
J. M. P. with Nuca III
a pretty and gentle mare, her owners' pride and joy. Her dressage and carriage work is
admirable and we will also do some CSO with her as she is very apt on the obstacle
course. On cross country rides she is very pleasant and safe but shows courage and often
takes the lead. We are very happy with our purchase at Equiberique.
A. and C. O-U. with
I had been searching a PRE for more than two years. Then I found
your page and was blown away just by the pictures and the description of
A short time later we came to visit you. The service was perfect, you
organized a room for us and made us feel most welcome!
We immediately looked
at all the beautiful horses, but from the beginning I only wanted Soli.
"Friday the thirteenth January 2012" Soli is now with us. He has settled in very quickly
and since the first day we have very much enjoyed this wonderful horse!
M. M. and Resmon
some news about Resmon. He is very well, the picture shows him at his very first concours
which he passed well. Shoeing is no problem anymore, I am convinced that I chose the
G. F-D. and Tango
honestly convinced that you have exceptional horses; and when the combination of horse
and rider works well it's magic… We went on our first long cross country ride (17 km): he is
marvellous. But I believe that he was as tired as our kids - a good shower and a nice bed
of straw - his lower lip and his eyelids fell before I could wish him a good night's
Thanks again for making my dream come true.
N. and Taker
Your horses are
superb. Taker listens very well and his gaits are superb. No problems whatsoever! We are
expectations were more than exceeded. The dressage course that you gave Stefi was
extraordinary and a real pleasure for us spectators as well.
The harmony that can
be felt between humans and animals (horses, dogs and even chicken) is impressive. Not
one loud word was heard the whole day which is rare in a stable.
We would like to
thank you again for this course.
G.B. and Meloso
Meloso just a few months ago and this wonderful horse just makes us happy. He can be
willful at times, but he is also lively and intelligent and very quick to learn. He has
S. G. and Bolero
started with a course with you ended with the purchase of Bolero.
Bolero is a great
leisure and sporting partner, he does credit to his race, he is courageous,
temparementvoll, (always has a clear head), playful, very smart, docile, and now and
L. Y. and Ebano
years have passed since I met Ebano at your stable.
He lives in a large free-stable,
is totally uncomplicated, cool and extremely fond of children. For a hearty praise he does
almost everything! In addition to the trail riding we are working on the classical training
U. S. with Kefren
It is now a
bit more than one year ago since I decided to buy my "Chaeferli" from you, now I want to
give a little insight into his life. Kefren has evolved superbly. He grows up slowly but
surely from a young horse to become a really beautiful and stately stallion. His sensitive
nature allows me to always rely on him. If my health is not very well, he behaves when
riding as if he didn't enjoy it either. When I am in top shape, however, he delights me
with his constant energy, his temperament and his bold character.
Thanks to the
good training from my riding instructor we have now started dressage tournaments with
I am glad every day that I can learn from him and look
forward to many successful and happy years with this super horse.
Thank you for
giving me this opportunity.
AK. B. with
Thanks to the support of affectionate and professional instructors,
Orgulloso – bought at 3 years, 5 years ago - has become a great event horse.
dressage (Level L – 2 wins in two starts), Pas de deux, jumping (3rd place), internal
events (1st place), Gymkhana (needs some more work), double activation (genious) or
doing circus lessons, Orgulloso is always very successful.
His eagerness is tremendous, which was most visible doing the circus lessons;
unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures when he was offering the splits or headstand
instead of the compliment…
2nd reference by P.O. after 4 years with
When I bought Primero from you 4 years ago, I could not anticipate
yet what a diamond you you relinquished to me.
I am very grateful to you and I
believe that one has not often the chance to own such a horse. Primero has made big
M.-R. H. with
About a year ago I met and bought Bodeguero at your stable and
I really want to tell you how much pleasure he brings to me and my daughter. He has a
golden heart and an easygoing character. He is an absolute treasure with other horses
and so well-bred that everybody admires him. We work on different aspects with him and
it is astonishing how well Bodoguero adapts to each rider. With me he is rather serene
and modest; with my daughter he is lively and shows fast reactions. And this suits us just
fine. Thank you for having given us such judicious guidance in choosing our
Family L. with Imperial, Hosco and
Six years ago we bought our first own horse, the then four years old
Imperial from you, and we were thrilled by our beautiful dream horse. After some initial
difficulties due to our own insecurity and his stubbornness we have become a super team.
Imperial has taught us a lot with his strong character, we wouldn't give him for the life of
us! Two years later we decided to try our luck again and we bought 4 year old Hosco. With
him we found a well-tempered, hard-working and absolutely reliable horse. Four months
ago we spontaneously decided to buy our third (and for the moment last) horse, 9 years
old Faroles. He is very affectionate and just a dream to ride. Everything works wonderfully.
The three of them are very healthy and robust and are out on the pasture every day with
two other geldings. We have never regretted our purchase and are more than happy with
our three treasures. Many thanks to Christine and Claude for their great support and
advice (also after the sale).
M. S. with Figaro
Figaro is a
miraculous gelding, temperamental but easy to rein and very people oriented. He neighs
every day when we come to the stable. He loves dressage in liberty, is also very reliable
in cross country and works with pleasure in the dressage arena. Many thanks for this
F. P. with Rudolf in
After 30 hours of trip and one week of quarantine, Rudolf finally
found his new home in Canada. Since the first day, he took his marks and proved his
extraordinary adaptability, including temperatures below -25 degrees and abundant
snow. He possesses all physical qualities of his race and exceptional mental strength. At
four years since his second exit, he took the head of the hike, place that he now occupies.
Facing a new obstacle or a difficulty (and we have many of these here: Skidoo, sleighs,
etc...) he takes a pause, thinks and continues. He will get used to the atmosphere of
competitions on the dressage-arenas this spring. At the same time he begins to jump in
liberty, his splendid strength gives hope to beautiful perspectives. Rudolf is the complete
and balanced horse that I sought.
I could describe my outstanding experience
purchasing Rudolf at length, but I will only mention one element that is for me the most
important: Christine and Jean-Claude gave me all the time I needed, alone with Rudolf,
without any pressure or constraint. So, I was able to make a well-informed choice, with the
result of six months of happiness since the arrival of Rudolf in Canada and years of
complicity and pleasure before us. A big thank you to Christine and Jean-Claude.
Lessons: Discovering the andalusian
Originally only standing in as a "substitute" participant, I drove home
totally enthusiastically after 2 days. Not only the great horses were fascinating but also the
calm and patience facing people and horses that Christine and Jean-Claude Ribstein
kept in all situations. Their riding sensitivity and the great instructions opened my eyes to
many mistakes, on which I now work diligently at home. The atmosphere in their stable
was very pleasant and relaxed and one feels right away that the horses feel comfortable
there as well. This was certainly not my last visit in Montreux-Jeune!
The Spanish horses
like Glorioso are so intelligent and sensitive that whispering replaces shouting, and a
rope is sufficient to communicate, the bit being reserved solely for the refinement in high
dressage. < br > You sold me this horse who taught me so much and continues to teach
me. I am more that happy of the decision of my heart. And I have the certainty that he
thinks the same thing.
C. J. with Jamonero
visited your stables in July 2006 together with friends who had bought a horse from you.
We generally love painted horses but we had no intention to buy another horse at that
moment. And of course, it happened! We absolutely fell in love with Jamonero, his
magnificent looks, his exceptional character and his incomparable kindness!!! We have
nothing but pleasure with him since he arrived at our home in Neuchâtel in
Switzerland. He is only 4 years old but already flawless under the saddle, attentive to the
rider and very brave on cross country rides; he is really level-headed. We wanted to thank
you warmly for your reception, your kindness, your advice, as well as for the transport and
customs clearance. We already know where to go the next time we feel the wish to buy a
found my dream horse with absolute conviction.
2nd reference by C.R. after 4 years with
I revisit your site from time to time to look at the superb horses. And
quite a few times I was tempted to pass by and buy another one :-) Brujo is evolving every
day. He is such a magnificent horse. I am more than happy because I can say that I have
2nd reference from S. S. after 5 years
It is now 5 years since I came to visit you to find a horse that would
suit me. Time flies by...
I wanted again to thank you for making it possible for me to
meet this magical horse who makes me immensly happy every day. I was struck the first
instant when I saw him. He was the most beautiful horse that I had ever seen. I will always
remember the instant I saw him sticking his head out of his box, he was the horse of my
dreams. When Jadio arrived he was still an infant, he was only 4 years old. Now he is a
big proud and majestic boy.
We both took a little of time to get to know each other,
full of questions and doubt at the beginning, because Jadio has as strong a character as
me. We both needed to compromise to find our osmosis. We were both very young at the
time, but this has not prevented the birth of a very strong relation between us two. Jadio is
a very proud horse with a big heart, he has a huge respect for his rider and will give you
the best if het feels repected in turn. He forgives my errors like a true teacher. He is a
I thank you a thousand times for the joy that I feel every day going to
M.B. and Ambar
weekend course "Discovering the Iberian horse " I asked Christine and Jean-Claude to
look for a suitable horse for me during their next tour in Spain. I could not give them,
actually, a lot of requirements, except that I wanted a young horse with a flawless
character. When I decided a few weeks later on my Ambar, I was sure from the first
moment that he is perfect, although he was not yet 3 years old and absolutely raw at that
time. Christine and Jean-Claude organized everything that was necessary: The vetting,
all transport papers and the castration, so that I could fetch my treasure only a few days
later. Meanwhile he is 4 years old and broken in. Ambar is so charming and honest, every
day with him makes me perfectly happy. Not for love nor money would I give him again.
Ambar is my absolute dream horse. Many thanks to Equiberique!
2nd reference after 5 years with Don
A few years ago we bought Don Bon Jovi from you. Simply based on
a photograph we came to your stable with our van and took this rascal home with us. He
is doing very well and my mother takes great pleasure in him. (see also first reference
further down on this page).
D. M. and Aitor
Aitor on the Equiberique homepage and knew right away: It's him and no other. I then
bought him "blind" i.e. without seing him before. I asked Equiberique to arrange his
castration and for a veterinary examination which was sent to me with the contract.
Christine and Jean-Claude have taken care of everything wonderfully. They delivered
Aitor to my doorstep. I have not regretted this purchase for a second and know that I have
taken absolutely the right decision. Aitor is a dream horse - I love him above everything. I
can really recommend "Equiberique" to all who would like to buy a Spanish horse. They
are reliable and trustworthy.
Appendix: I want to thank Christine and her family with
all my heart for this amazing horse. I have now had Aitor for more than two years and I
have never regretted buying him at Equiberique. I can only recommend them
wholeheartedly with my best wishes from Switzerland.
C. N. and Orador in
Orador XIX has now been with me for the last 9 months, and he
really is my dream horse! He arrived after the long trip to Sweden in the worst blizzard of
the year, but he settled in well in his new country.
He’s got excellent temperament, a
great character and spirit, and is always willing to try new things. I ride him for an
instructor every week and he shows great ability and willingness to learn new things. He
always tries his best.
When I bought him from Equiberiqie he was already approved
by Cria Caballar in Spain. Next year I am going to start competing with him in dressage
and also get him approved for breeding in Sweden.
Christine organized all the
documentation, vetting and transportation. I can therefore gladly recommend
Equiberique to anyone thinking about buying a Spanish and Portuguese horse. Thank
Pédernalès is very nice, full of goodwill and
especially ...very clever. He learns much more quickly that my previous horse. The fact
that he is a stallion frightened a bit before his arrival here, but these fears vanished
quickly due to the kindness, peace and respect that Péder shows in his box, on the
lunge or under the saddle. I am thrilled by this horse. He is as beautiful as I dreamed, as
kind as my previous horse (and more comfortable!) and he impresses me every day by his
intelligence... The two of us are well off to a long equestrian journey.
R.S. and Menorquin
Kender has been with us for six months and his name fits him so
well; he is a bright, curious and brave goblin! He feels at home with us in the Toggenburg
region in Switzerland and he is working hard with a lot of motivation. We want to say a
big thank you to Mrs Heimann and Mr Ribstein for their great effort in presenting us
Kender and for their superb help with the vetting, transport and customs declaration.
E. and Barullo
When I flew
over to see Barullo Christine was very helpful and considerate… She also arranged his
vetting and my accomodation. After Barullo's purchase he stayed at Equiberique for a
year and Christine took excellent care of him, even teaching him tricks such as Spanish
walk and crossing his front legs. When he finally came to England, Christine arranged all
the documentation and transport. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you
J. S. and Afinado
happy client sent us this picture. J. S. has been the proud owner of this wonderful horse
A.W. / J. G. and
What to say, Generoso has exceeded all our expectations so far
(after four weeks). He is absolutely well behaved and loyal, works well under the saddle
and is at ease on the paddock with the gelding Esperado.
S. B. and Miron
I wanted to
tell you how pleased I am with Miron. He's a real darling! I enjoy every day with him. He
has no vices like biting or kicking but is always gentle. He has made good progress in
Lessons: Discovering the andalusian
Looking forward to finally ride an iberian horse but also with a lot of
respect for stallions I began a two day dressage training with Mrs. Heimann and Mr.
Ribstein. Thanks to their professional and motivating lessons and their well trained horses
e.g. Apollo, Mimado and others it turned out to be a very positive experience. I can only
recommend their dressage lessons as well as their suggestions for accomodation and
restauration. I am already looking forward to my return..
Thanks for everything.
W F. and M. F.
P.O. and Primero
and P.O. found each other at Equiberique. Six months later P.O. Sent us the following
"I am very happy with such a marvellous and wonderful stallion as Primero
Lessons: Discovering the andalusian
We are very grateful for this wonderful day, we learned such a lot
from Mrs Heimann and her horses. With great patience Christine, Amoroso and Muchacho
'carried us through the day'. We spent a very instructive (and cold) day discovering more
and more about the iberian horses and horsemanship. Matilda and Julia from
Lessons at Equiberique
two weeks that I had the pleasure to spend at Equiberique with my little horse Narsil have
helped us to take a big step on our equestrian journey. We learned many new things and
Christine's precise explanations helped me understand a lot that wasn't quite clear before.
There was never a dull moment in Christine's lessons and she never overtaxed the horse,
something very important for me. If course I had heard before that iberian horses are
specially docile. Nevertheless my experiences with my first spanish horse which I found at
Equiberique a year ago keep amazing me. Nardil and myself have enjoyed these lessons
Lessons: Discovering the andalusian
We had the pleasure to ride the magnificently trained horses of
Equiberique every day for a whole week. Christine's lessons helped us a great deal and
were fun. With her incredible patience she explained us time and time again how to do
something correctly. Her thorough theoretical explanations of the reactions of a horse to
our riding aids helped us as much as her showing us how they work from all sides.
Unfortunately our muscles didn't always follow our minds right away… but neither
Christine nor the horses seemed to mind. Many thnaks to Christine and Jean-Claude for
their hearty welcome and for the wonderful and instructive week that we could spend with
you and your horses! We will definitely be back :-)
S. and I. from Germany
Lessons: Discovering the andalusian
… a big thank you for wonderful day full of pure joy. Isabelle was very
astonished by the great difference between the iberian and other horses. As for me, I'm
more convinced than ever. Amoroso has conquered me, his sensibility has touched me,
and I am looking forward tremedously to ride him again.
Many thanks again for your
C. W. and
Dondé, where is he, the horse of my dreams, this was
my question. I found him, and the question "dondé esta" is answered by himself. I
found him on this website and I knew from the start: this is it! Now Dondé has
been with me for six months and I cannot imagine my life without him. Dondé is
my little dream horse, he now has all the qualities that I always wanted: kind,
affectionate, respectful, very intelligent, temperamental, decent but sometimes still a bit
bold, just full of life. I'm very happy to have found Dondé and I enjoy every day
with him. I thank the family Heimann-Ribstein for all their help, everything was perfectly
organised, the castration as well as the transport.
Sylvia Loch with Harpa
had the great pleasure to be able to help Sylvia Loch, the famous author and video
producer, to choose two new horses. Sylvia is very competent and our friendship
developed further during our stay at her equestrian center in Scotland when we delivered
her two beautiful Lusitanos. The picture shows Jean-Claude, Sylvia, Christine and the
mare Harpa that we delivered to Sylvia shortly before Easter.
All of Sylvia's books and
videos on dressage can also be bought through us at Equiberique. Her dressage books
are available in english and german, the cassettes in english only so far. Her lessons are
easy to understand and well documented.
S. F. and Ninio
third outing with Ninio I could feel his potential, his pleasant changes of gait at one's
fingertip, his character and his assurance that become more evident every day. Today,
grooming and picking out his feet in liberty and adventurous outings with lots of fun are
the order of the day.
I haven't found an inch of malice in this horse, even now in
spring this hot stallion is alwyays correct and adorable.
Last but not least this little
horse is a beauty, everyone keeps telling me that. Thank you, one can clearly feel that
Ninio has had a good relationship with you, one of the reasons for his being so nice.
Diana and Bonito
seen many beautiful horses on Equiberique's website, and thanks to the newly offered
hire purchase contract I could finally purchase my dream horse, an andalusian! (I have
owned a warm blood gelding since he was a foal). Without that contract, this would have
only been possible much later if ever. We got very good advice by Mrs. Heimann and Mr.
Ribstein who spent a long time showing us several andalusian horses. Bonito (called
Diplomado then) enchanted me from the start with his charm and his wonderful trot -
"small is beautiful"!!!
Since then, my "little stallion" has given me joy every day, he is a fast learner, likes to
work and is my "dream horse". I am happy to have found him at the Heimann's family,
A. with Emissario in
Emissario has amazed me by his courage and his calm during our
first cross country rides a few days after his arrival. He is very kind with other horses, very
curious and affectionate, everything I ever wanted. I felt confident with him right from the
start. It's a pure pleasure to ride him! He is the pride and joy of the equestrian centre
where I keep him, everybody is talking about his beauty and his good behaviour. I have
an admiring public every time I ride him, it's a real attraction! Thank you very much for
finding my dream horse for me!
C. and D. with Litho and Jacintha in
We are very happy with the horses that we bought from Christine and
Jean Claude stables. We were also very impressed with all the help we received before
and after the sale. Wonderful horses, great service and we highly recommend them.
C. R. with Brujo
is a dream, in a few days he masters everything that I teach him, as if he had never done
anything else. He is a natural worker and loves to undertake new challenges. On cross
country rides, Brujo is extremely calm, he's afraid of nothing and bravely passes every
obstacle , despite his young age of 3 1/2 years. He is a joy to take care of and he loves his
daily grooming and cuddle. I am very happy to have found this wonderful horse. Brujo's
purchase, his castration and his transport to Switzerland were all perfectly organised by
Mrs Heimann and Mr Ribstein, I recommend them to everybody.
Mrs L. with Churumbel
wonderful, intelligent and gentle horse. Just broken in when he arrived, I can ride him in
all three gaits indoors or outside, after just two months of work. We trained him by voice,
he's a real pleasure and is being admired by everybody.
C. Z. and Marialva (shown by Bent
This horse seen here with Bent Branderup was also sold by Jean-
Jessica and the andalusian mare
After some considerable problems in the beginning, the two have
become an inseparable team stopping at almost nothing. Cora's character is
sensational. She has adapted very well, sharing her stable with two hares and a small
arabian horse. … Thank you very much for your consulting and all your efforts.
Familiy D.F. with Campanero and
At Mrs Heimann we have finally found the horses of our dreams.
After solving some minor initial problems, we are now very happy to have Campanero
and Perregrino with us. They are really two special horses, they give us a lot of joy and
We thank the Heimanns for their patience and for all the time spent answering all our
questions. We recommend them to all future clients.
S. S. about Jadio
to thank you again for your kindness. Jadio is this rare pearl of a horse that I had been
waiting for; brave, gentle, attached, lively but easy to handle. A horse to fall in love with.
Thanks a million."
Family L. with
"Imperial is a dream come true! Quite inexperienced and dazzled by
his impressive looks we fell in love with this five year old andalusian stallion and cast
away all necessary precautions before such a purchase. But we have had no regretst at
all! Imperial likes people a lot, is very calm and an ideal leisure horse for us. Thanks to
the excellent equstrian knowledge of Mr Ribstein and the sensitive advice of Mrs
Heimann we now have a new family member. We recommend Equiberique with no
restriction and we thank them for their time spent with us and their patience."
2007:"It was one of our best decisions to buy our own horses. They both give us so much
F. T. with Bonita
Bonita we have found a super horse at your stable. I love her direct and sensitive
personality, her fidelity and her absolute trust in me as much as her readiness to always
give her best when working with me. I thank you and Jean-Claude for always having time
Favory Valencia, a Lipizzan
gelding sold by EQUIBERIQUE was featured in an article of "Pferde Heute". The happy
owners sent us a copy.
E. M. about Bandi
We love our 4 legged family member with all our heart and we
are very happy to have found him at your stables. He is a very fine character and we have
a lot of joy with him. It rarely happens that we want to call him "Bandit" instead of
"Bandi", e.g. when he is terrified of a green ballot of hay (but then we need a bit of
suspence once in a while ;-))
(The photo shows Bandolero mounted by J.-C. Ribstein)
A. und A. M. with Don Bon
“With ‘Don Bon Jovi’ Mrs Heimann fulfilled a dream for us. This cheeky
beauty from Spain has lot’s of temperament, is ‘a rocket under the saddle’, is easy to to
ride and safe in cross country hacks, a real pal. We are never bored with him, he always
keeps us on edge. Thank you for your excellent advice, for a customs clearance without a
hitch, and last but not least for finding the desired horse for my mum.
M. S. about dressage
We usually take leisurly rides, my Palomino and I, but we always look
forward to our dressage lessons with Christine and Jean-Claude. My twelve year old
gelding thrives when he is trying to excel at all the tricks: Spanish walk, rearing,
compliment, Salut de la Reine, yes or no, he even lies down when the ground looks
inviting enough. But what my Palomino friend and I like best with Jean-Claude and
Christine is their calm and caring way of dealing with all the horses regardless of their
breed. Thanks to both of you!
Mr. R.J. from Gruyère
"El Fuego, a dream horse bought from Ch. Heimann. With lots
of temperament, he is fast, obedient, well trained, always ready and curious to learn and
to share new experiences. He has a great and lovely affection for people in his close
vicinity. These are the fine qualities of El Fuego."