Natascha’s Riding Timeline & Accomplishments
- Began riding at the age of two and has been riding ever since!
- Began competing when she was 11 in Kalispell, Montana
- Began her professional Eventing career riding and working for top level event rider, Ralph Hill, based outside of Ocala, Florida. There she learned how to produce elite level event horses, having multiple 4 Star horses under her full time care. "Ralph taught me so much. I have never been so busy in my life but what I gained in experience while working for him is more than many others will obtain in their whole life!"
- Sarah Broussard, owner of Rebecca Farm, helped put Natascha firmly on the radar of selectors by purchasing for her Irish Sport Horse, Paddy Winkler Lad. Together "Wink" and Natascha worked their way up to the 2-star level
- Competed at the Prelim & Training Levels, placing at five different events on horses Lucky and Cyr
- Competed at the Intermediate & CCI** Levels, placing at three different events on horse, Wink
- Landed a spot on the 2009 Young Rider Team where she went on to take home a bronze medal in the CCI2* Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.
- Began giving riding lessons to youth and adults of all skill levels
- Competed at the CCI** Level, placing at 4 different events on Wink
- Worked at the beautiful Kingsway Farm in Temecula, CA with Olympic Event Rider Hawley Bennett. At Kingsway, Natascha was in charge of breaking the young horses bred at the farm. The young horses were started with a solid foundation and educated for fox hunting as well as eventing. While in California Natascha also spent much of her time teaching riding lessons and competing a large number of horses along the west coast.
- Competed at the Prelim & CCI* Levels at two different events on Oktoberfest ("Ozzy")
- Competed at the Prelim & Intermediate Levels, placing at four different events on Ozzy
- Head Trainer at Corterra Farms in Snohomish County, just north of Seattle.
- Founded Eickert Eventing
- Competed at the Prelim, Intermediate, & Advanced Levels, placing at four different events on Ozzy
- Professional trainer at Fast Track Farms, offering high quality training, clinics, and riding lessons year-round
- Awarded a grant to compete at one of the top levels at the Event at Rebecca Farms
- Eickert Eventing became an LLC
"Snohomish is a great place to be based. We're extremely close to most of the area VII events, which is really convenient and cuts down travel time to the shows."