Sabine Ense, with a little help from her husband, Bill Rossknecht, started Lone Pine Stables in January of 2006.
Lone Pine Stables is a premier equestrian facility located in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Rogue Valley. Lone Pine offers top quality full care boarding, instruction and training for you and your horse or pony. Lone Pine Stables’ amenities include spacious stalls, year round turn out paddocks, a 82′x295′ all weather arena with a full-size dressage court, a round pen, heated tack room, a hot/cold wash rack and trailer parking. First class veterinarian and farrier services are available.
Sabine came to the U.S. from Germany in 2001. She grew up with horses firmly involved in family life, she says she and her sister could ride a horse before they could walk.
Sabine has her bronze and silver medal in Germany, is a certified “Reitwart” and has her testate status judging card (equivalent to an “r” judge) in her native country.
She completed the USDF “L” Education Program for judge training and passed the final examination in September 2012 with Distinction.
She has more than 25-years experience in starting, training and showing dressage and jumping horses in competitions, auctions and mare performance tests. She has successfully trained and competed in Germany through “M-Dressur” (equivalent to Fourth Level).
In addition Sabine was a member of her states Junior and Young Rider 3-Day-Eventing Team.
She has worked with a variety of members of the German Equestrian Federation, including training with Antonie de Ridder, an FEI trainer who was instrumental in advancing his wife, Alexandra Simons de Ridder and her horse “Chacomo” up to competing in in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Sabine credits her father, Horst Ense, as her most important and influential trainer. He was an FEI judge and an international course builder. He served as the president of the German Breeding Association and vice president of the German Equestrian Federation (FN).
At Lone Pine Stables Sabine trains horses with traditional German Training Methods which are based on the Training Scale. She emphasizes on the correct position and seat of her students to enable them to effective riding.
In her training the horse always comes first. Sabine’s philosophy is that a content and relaxed equine partner is the basis for success.