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About Me

Horses are my great passion even if I didn't grow up in a family that had an agricultural background, which is usually the case with horse lovers. I started riding as a child and rode horses that belonged to friends and acquaintances. Later on, my love of horses and nature was my motive for studying agriculture at the university in Kiel which I concluded with a PhD.

When my studies were over and I had a doctor title in front of my maiden name, Evelin Vollstedt, I worked for the State Stud in Celle from 1991 to 1997 as the assistant of the "Landstallmeister" [Director of the State Stud], Dr. Burchard Bade, and was the first woman to hold an executive position in the more than 250-year history of the Prussian Stud Administration.

In 1997 I changed jobs and became the Deputy Breeding Director of the Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes and the Breeding Director of the North American division of the Verband.

In 2006 I left the Verband to work independently and support my husband, Günter Schlotmann, in his company which operates in the field of renewable energy.

But I am still intensively involved with horses.
First of all through our own small breeding operation with its time-tested dam lines which has the goal of raising strong type dressage horses that willing to perform and have the best possible movements.
And second in an honorary function for the Oldenburg Verband as a member of the Evaluation Committee, the first woman on this uppermost breeding authority in the long history of the Verband. The Approval Committee is responsible for decisions concerning the licensing and approval of stallions, the award of State Premiums to broodmares and premiums to foals as well as the selection for the Vechta Elite Auctions.