International Grand Prix Rider
Producer of International Show Jumpers
During his years in Germany Joshua worked at many different dressage and
jumping stables where he gained invaluable experience. He started out at Franke Sloothaak's stable, witnessing many training sessions from Franke and other riders at Franke's stable. Then Joshua spend some time at Markus and Meredith Beerbaum's stable where he first met a young Shutterfly who, later on became Meredith' top mount in the World Cup Finals. Joshua worked his fair share in the stables and traveled to many international show jumping competitions, grooming for top riders.
In between his stints at show jumping stables, Joshua also worked at a few dressage stables, including Johannes Augustin's stable. Working at both dressage and jumping stables gave Joshua a well rounded education. Later on Joshua became a stallion rider at the Holsteiner Verband in Elmshorn. Due to his feel and special touch with young and difficult stallions, Joshua quickly gained recognition. Even the most difficult stallions turned into ridable well mannered mounts after they spend some time in Joshua's training program. Joshua's last position before moving to the US was as a barn rider for famous Holsteiner breeder Timm Peters.
Joshua enjoys the process of scouting, buying and selling high quality sport horses. Over the past 15 years many horses have found their way to success with new owners through the hands of Joshua. Some notable successes are the mare Untouchable who was produced by Joshua from young horse to International Grand Prix before moving on to Spencer Smith last year who represented the US in Aachen with the mare. Untouchable is now qualified for the Olympics for Saudi Arabia, Another one to watch for the future is the gelding Kiekeboe Spirit who was developed by Joshua and introduced to his first couple of successful CSI's before recently moving on to Todd Minikus as an Olympic hopeful.
Untouchable and Joshua in 2021 at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida
Kiekeboe Spirit and Joshua in 2023 at the World Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida
Joshua and Casparo at the Pin Oak Grand Prix
"Cluny", a Holsteiner gelding discovered, bought and sold by Joshua went on to the compete in the World Cup Finals with his new rider