About Natalie


January 2013 - Present: Dressage Trainer, St. Louis, Missouri

July 2009 - April 2010: Dressage Trainer, Parker, Colorado

2004-July 2009: Dressage Trainer, Wildwood, Missouri

Trained with:
1989: Trip Harting, San Marcos, California
1989- 1991: Oliver Luze & Aide Wolde-Johannes, Rancho Santa Fe

Boarded and trained at American Performance Horse Farms, ( Warmblood Stud). Assisted with handling, training and grooming of young horses in preparation for sale. Excellent opportunity to observe and learn about the stud activities. Rode stallion ‘Lehndorff’ and the 1987 German Champion Stallion’First Class’. Prepared and rode horses for the American hannoverian Society Tour Keuring. Attended and observed the Oldenburg Sport Verband 100 day Stallion Testing.

1992-1995: Trained with Australian Olympic Team Coach- Clemens Dierks, Sydney, Australia.
1992-1995: Attended Clinics By

  • Ralph Isslehorst
  • Christopher Bartle
  • Bent Jensen 
  • Ulrich Klatte
  • Edgar Lichtwark
  • Wolfgang Nigli - German International Olympic Judge

1996-1998: Dieter Felgendreher, Holly Oak Farm, Frankfort Kentucky. Trained and prepared sale and competition horses. Assisted with the breeding program and quarantine Facility.
1999-2001: Head Dressage Trainer at Facility in Town and Country, Missouri. Responsible for training, competition, Imports and Sales.
2001-2004: Deutsche Reitschule ( in NRW- Landgestut in Warendorf)- Bereiter.
                        Studied at the Justus-von Liebig-Schule ( Berufsbildende Schulen Hannover).
                        Trained with Johannes Lieberg- Reit und Fahrverein Braunschweig, Hannover, Germany
                        Trained at Reitstall Rohr, Landesbergen, Germany
                        Landesreitschule Hoya- Herr Meyer zu Strohn clinic
                        Nordrhein-Westf. Landgestut- Deutsch Reitschule- Warendorf, Herr Hannes Muller Clinic and final testing.

2004-2009: Ran a successful Dressage training business in St. Louis Missouri at Nottoway Farm. 

2009-2010: Dressage Training business in Parker, Colorado

2013-Present: Dressage Training business in St. Louis, Missouri

About Natalie Hammond

Natalie Hammond (Ottiger) started riding horses at an early age which has allowed her to compete and train internationally. Natalie has successfully competed at FEI levels in Australia, Germany, and the in the United States. After studying and training in Germany for three years Natalie completed her Bereiter training from the Equestrian Association E.V., Warendorf, Germany.

Her talent and love of horses has allowed her to reach levels of competition only few can strive for, as well as allowed her to educate her students to reach beyond their own riding goals.

Natalie's ambitions include continuing to compete in International events, as well as to continue to educate and work with other riders.

Natalie now resides in Wildwood, Missouri with her husband Chris and their kids.