Training and Managing Rider

Throughout his successful show jumping career Mikael’s help has been in demand as a coach and manager.

Success in any equestrian discipline is determined by several factors, including horse power, motivation, skilful instruction, nutrition and tactics of both horse and rider. The results of Forsten-Pentti students prove that this concept is a good one. Having trained with some of the worlds best show jumpers and trainers, such as Paul Schockemöhle, Jos Lansink, Henk Nooren, Jan Tops, Pether Markne and Franke Sloothaak, Mikael has a wealth of knowledge to draw on for developing the rider who is looking to become a better show jumper.

Mikael and Noora have plenty of experience how a professional management and training programme is planned, arranged and accomplished successfully. Most of Finnish national A-team riders have trained with Mikael during their careers, such as Maiju Mallat, Anna-Juulia Kontio, Sebastian Numminen, Sanna Backlund, Ville Kulkas and many more. Currently Noora is appointed as Southern Finlands regional showjumping coach for pony-, junior- and young riders age groups.