What is Den Hele Ekvipage?
Den Hele Ekvipage is owned by myself, Helle Knudsen, and is located in the small town of Nørager in Denmark.
Good horsemanship skills, training
Who is Helle Knudsen?
Horse trainer, farmer, and animal enthusiast….Excited, straightforward and easy going…. That’s some of the words I am proud to call myself.
A heart deeply set out in the animal-world and with a drive “to do better and not settle for poor excuses” has taken me through a 4-year degree in farm management with Dairy cows, about 15 years working in the farming industry with pigs and dairy cows, and an ongoing education with horses. Teaching and helping people and horses have been a part of it since 2002.
Throughout my life I think I have subconsciously always been looking at things from at least 2 sides of the table …. You could argue that being the animal- enthusiast and with everything I say about good horsemanship and great horse husbandry, it is a double standard to also work in the farm industry…. But I use that tremendously in my everyday work, thoughts, ideas etc. To me, that’s the business side of it that is a very worthy opponent to the horse world.
I strongly believe in “doing my best”, that “Happiness is a choice”, and that horses deserve better!
Make no little plans –they have no magic to stir men’s blood…. Aim high in hope and work! ( Daniel Burnham)
We firmly believe that better welfare for horses is needed. This starts at the core of having better facilities and environments for horses to live in. We want to lead by example. To do that we want to expand by making improvements to the existing facilities and expand the agility course so that we can show the practical aspects of natural horse care and welfare. We want to show that you can still operate successful riding schools, and boarding/training facilities without causing excessive stress on horses.
To do this Den Hele Ekvipage can be broken into four aspects or projects, better husbandry through our Paddock Paradise™ project, education in all aspects through both our Horse In Harmony Riding school and our online video library, and sport and fun with our Djurs Horse Park. You can read more about each project in more detail by clicking on the specific topic below.
Meet The Team
Helle is the owner of Den Hele Ekvipage. She has an education in agriculture but has been teaching and working with people and horses professionally for 15 years. Horses have always been a large part of her life though. Helle is also a certified Horse In Harmony trainer and works closely with Frederikke Sofie Hansen with planning the education and teaching in the Horse In Harmony Riding School.
Frederikke Sofie Hansen
Frederikke is a riding school instructor here at Den Hele Evkipage. She has an education in psychomotor therapy and is currently enrolled at Blue Berry Hill in their basic instructor education to further her education with working with horses and people.
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