Pascale Andrea Makortoff


  • Born on May 25th, 1971 in Berne, Switzerland
  • 6 semesters of veterinarian studies at the University of Berne
  • Almost 2 years of service in the Swiss army
  • Police school 1997/98, working as a police officer for little more than 8 years
  • Training for horse trainer and riding instructor from 1998 to 2003 at the Mascot Training Center in Neuwilen TG, Switzerland (
  • End of April 2005 relocation to Austria, riding instructor and horse trainer in a hotel. From October 2005 till September 2006 self employed riding instructor and owner of a horse tack shop
  • Fall 2006 relocation to Germany. After a year in a boarding facility purchase of an own little ranch in south Germany.
  • Summer 2009 certification as animal keeper in Switzerland
  • Spring 2012 trainer C in classic riding with the German FN (International Trainer I)
  • From 2006 till 2013 employee at my parent’s pet boarding facility “Tierheim Tannenboden” ( as animal keeper, vet assistant and administrative clerk plus farmer/horse-breeder and trainer at home in Germany
  • September 2013 relocation to Canada
  • Part time vet assistant from February 2016 till June 2018 at the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital (
  • Since 1977 addicted to horses, taking care and training horses since 1985, owning horses since 1993
  • Lots of experience with stallions and breeding as well as raising foals and training young horses
  • Biggest passion are colored Warmblood horses. Since 2006 breeder of 21 great foals, only 2 of them “normal” bay ones, all others deluted or with overo-spotting or both
  • Riding in the classic english style: dressage, show jumping, eventing, gymkhanas, trailrides and driving with one or two horses, occasionally forest or farm work with a horse
  • Responsible for all about our animals, training of animals and human students, as well as food & beverage for guests and family on the farm

References, Trainers, Clinics:

  • 6 semesters University of Berne, Veterinary Medicine
  • Symposiums about feeding (Arbeitsgruppe Pferd, Dr. Arno Lindner), behaviour & missbehaviour of horses (Schweiz. Vereinigung für Pferdemedizin), horse keeping (Uni Freiburg, Deutschland), horse keeping in accordance with animal welfare (STS, Olten)
  • Samaritan for horses (First Aid) (Prof. Von Salis)
  • Mascot Practitioner Riding (Doris Süess, Andrea Schmitz)
  • Mascot Practitioner Seated Longe (Doris Süess)
  • Mascot Practitioner Groundwork (Doris Süess)
  • Mascot Practitioner Bodywork (Doris Süess, Susan W. Tenney CMT, Elisabeth Kull, Jonathan Cohn, CMT). Mascot is now Sintakt, their trainings and clinics are eduQua- und Iso-certified
  • Trainer C classic riding (Markus Lämmle, Stockfelderhof)
  • Show jumping (Niklaus Schurtenberger, Willi Melliger, Doris Süess, Claus-Henning Horner, Hannes Wendt, Walther Thomann)
  • Classic Dressage (Doris Süess, Elke Potucek, Henrique Maya, Michael Putz, Silvia Rall, Markus Scheibenpflug)
  • Eventing (Doris Süess, Sandra Scacchi)


Michael Kevin Makortoff


  • Born on March 19th, 1973 in Surrey BC, Canada
  • Raised on a small farm in Surrey
  • Rugby player during highschool
  • After Highschool several summers tree planting all over British Columbia
  • Gardenworks and landscaping in different parks in Surrey since 1996
  • 2003 – 2005 College, Certification as Landscaper / Horticulturist
  • Own gardenwork company since 2003
  • Avid motocrosser, especially in the mountains, and collector of Stihl chainsaws
  • Responsible for all mechanical, technical and green on the farm