Marie (3rd gen owner) started horseback riding at the age of 5. What was believed to be a few months trying out a new hobby, turned out to become a lifelong passion.
Marie moved on to competing as a show jumper, and at age 16 she was picked for the national team of Norway for juniors. From then on she has been a member of the national team. Along with studies and her involvement in Teleplan, Marie has maintained her position also at the senior level, giving her the opportunity to represent Norway in numerous championships, World Cup and Nations Cup competitions.
Her passion for horses and the sport was also adopted by the rest of the family. The first years we were all required to get her and her horses around to new competition venues, and still now we enjoy travelling to see her face new challenges in the ring.
Faced with the fact that many of her talented horses reached age of retirement, we formed a companionship with Englands largest breeder of show jumping and eventing horses, William Funnel and his wife Pippa. At their stud farm, Billy Stud, we set up our own Anglo-Norwegian breeding company, AN Breeding.
With the expertise of Billy Stud and the pedigree from our retired horses we have so far (2021) bred around fifty foals. It always give great pleasure to go to Surrey and spend a few days on the fields, in the barns and the riding halls to follow up on their development. It is truly something quite different from a day in the office at Lysaker.