We love to work + love where we work

Team Carl Hanley Sporthorses is based in a horse central location in the north west of Germany, Knostweg 2, Venne 49179, just outside the city of Osnabrück but still in the folding hills of the countryside. Our neighborhood offers every weekend well known organized shows less than half day drive.

Our facilities include approximately 11 hec or 33 acres of land:

  • 80% greenland
  • One big sand arena combined with two small grass hils on it, based on high standard footing
  • In winter we use our winter insulated 20m x 60m indoor arena, based on high standard footing
  • Caro professional organized course of fences
  • All day support by professional horse people
  • We have four separate winter insulated indoor stable barns
  • 20m round walking machine, also to use for lunging training
  • To ride on the road we use perfect level path ways, forests and hils
  • For every horse we have a paddock to use
  • Winter and summer lounge areas for riders

Our Workplace


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Our Team.

Carl Hanley

Director, Rider, Trainer

Carl Hanley

Mail: carl@carl-hanley.com
Originally from: Claremorris, Ireland

Nadja Kapp Hanley

Accounts, Stable Manager, Rider

Nadja Kapp Hanley

Mail: nadja@carl-hanley.com
Originally from: Zurich, Switzerland

Michael Duffy

Resident Rider

Michael Duffy

Mail: info@carl-hanley.com
Originally from: Co Mayo, Ireland

Michael was born 28/10/1996 and started riding at a very young age.

He was successful in ponies, was national champion and won a team silver medal at the pony Europeans in 2011.

In 2014 Michael won a team gold medal youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China.

Represented Ireland 4 times at senior nations cup level and has competed up to 5* GP level

He won a European young rider team bronze medal in 2015 and in 2016 he won European young rider team gold medal on home soil in millstreet Ireland.

Alena Wilker

Stable Manager at CHS

Alena Wilker

Originally from: Schwagstorf, Germany

Alena looks after the daily management of the stables, staff and horses at CHS. Alena makes sure the horses are feeling well and happy in them selves along with running the day to day duties of a high class competition and sales stable.

Charlotte Oaks

Head Show Groom

Charlotte Oaks

Originally from: Leitrim, Ireland

Charlotte is head show groom, she looks after the well being of the horses at shows and turns them out to a very high standard.
Charlotte is famous for how she turns the horses out.
An out and out horse woman that devotes her life to her horses!

Marie Kerperin

Apperentice

Marie Kerperin

Originally from: Hunteburg, Germany
Marie does a three years education on the CHS Farm.
Her Job is to work beside Alena and Charlotte to get experience to work professionally with horses.

Sven Wanner

Organizing all outside duties / managing all the tractors, trucks & machines

Sven Wanner

Organizing all outside duties / managing all the tractors, trucks & machines

Ernie Müller

Gardener / Organizing outside duties of the stable

Ernie Müller

Originally from: Venne, Germany
Ernie is managing the paddocks, haying, feed and packing for shows etc.