Amber Heidbuchel

Amber Heidbuchel is born in 1998 and is since she was a small kid passionate about horses. When she was 4 years old, she started riding at the local riding school 'Manege Waterhof'. She made her competition debut at the age of 6, competing at local competitions with her pony. Now, she's travelling the world to compete in both dressage and reining disciplines internationally.  This combination makes Amber a unique trainer who tries to combine the best techniques of both worlds. She trains all her horses from breaking in up to international level, with the expert guidance of her trainers. 

She's also majoring in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Amber has been no less than 7 times part of the Belgian Team in two different disciplines during her youth period. She's 5 time Belgian Reining Champion and became European Champion with the Belgian team at last year's EC Reining YR. 

Here are some of Amber's achievements over the years:

​2010

Team member of KR for interprovincial championship ponies level 2

Champion of Limburg dressage ponies level 3 

2011

Reserve Champion of Limburg dressage ponies level 3

Champion of Freestyle Cup of Limburg dressage ponies

2012

National dressage debut with her dressage pony 

5th place Pony Individual test at Belgian Cup

Reining competition debut

2013

Flemish Champion Youth reining

4th place Freestyle CDIP Moorsele (international debut)

2014

Team member of Belgium Dressage Pony team for EC

Team member of Belgium Reining Junior team for EC

Finalist at BOTH European Championships

Flemish Champion Youth reining

2015

Flemish Champion Youth reining

Flemish Reserve Champion Youth reining (different horse)

Belgian Champion Youth reining

Team member of Belgium Reining Junior team for EC

Bronze medal team competition EC Reining Junior Riders

Individual 10th place finals EC Reining Junior Riders

Sports Woman of the Year of Lubbeek

2016

Belgian Champion Youth reining

5th place Belgian Championship Junior Riders dressage

2nd place CDIJ Diepenbeek 

Team member of Belgium Reining Young Rider team for EC

Reserve rider for Belgium Dressage Junior team for EC

Bronze medal team competition EC Reining YR 

Individual 10th place finals EC Reining YR

2017

Belgian Champion Youth reining

Belgian Champion Non Pro reining

Belgian Champion Young Horses reining

Team member of Belgium Reining YR team for WC

Bronze medal team competition WC Reining YR

Individual 12th place finals WC Reining YR

Sports Woman of the Year of Lubbeek

2018

Team member of Belgium Reining YR team for EC

Gold medal team competition EC Reining YR

Individual 10th place finals EC Reining YR

2nd place NRHA EC Reining Rookie L2

5th place finals French Derby Lyon NP L1 

Sports Woman of the Year of Lubbeek

2019

Team member of Belgium Reining YR team for WC

4th place team competition WC Reining YR

4th place French Derby Le Pin L2

European Derby finalist L1 + L2

Bronze medal European Derby finals L1, 4th place L2

Champion National NP, Limited NP and Intermediate NP at the Belgium Futurity 

2020

Champion Intermediate NP and Lady's NP at Le Pin

Breeders Derby L1+L2+L3+L4 finalist 

3rd place Go-round Breeders Derby L1+L2

4th place Breeders Derby finals L1 + L2, 7th L3, 8th L4