Birthplace: Altena, Germany
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Occupation: Full-time Athlete and Trainer
Stables: Cypress Point Stables
Soehnke Theymann was born on February 4th, 1983 into an equestrian family in Dortmund, Germany. Soehnke and his siblings Verena and Jan grew up riding their ponies and spending weekends competing across Germany.
Soehnke spent most of his junior career competing all over Germany and in September 2001 he flew across the pond to compete and work as an intern for IEC Horse Trading Company in West Palm Beach, Florida.
After his time in Florida he came back home to attend the University of Agricultural Science in Soest where he studied Agriculture with a concentration on Horse Management. During his studies, he still was focused on his riding and worked for German Nations Cup rider Thomas Schepers. Soehnke helped Thomas prepare his horses for competition while at the same time showing and producing horses at the grand prix level.
In December 2007, the United States came calling again, this time his talents were required out on the West Coast at El Campeon Farms in Thousand Oaks. At El Campeon Farms, he competed all throughout North America and had his first taste of World Cup Competition. After his time at El Campeon Farms he wound up in Wilsonville Oregon working as the head trainer at Wild Turkey Farm. At Wild Turkey, he continued to compete at the highest level but also got more involved in producing horses for the top of the sport.
In April 2014 Soehnke started Cypress Point Stables out of Ventura Farms in Hidden Valley, California. In partnership with Ventura Farms they are producing horses for international competition with the goal of becoming one of the premiere show jumping farms in North America.
In addition to producing horses in Hidden Valley he also partnered with his brother Jan Theymann where they sell horses from their family farm in Iserlohn, Germany and stable in California. With a network of breeders and farms all over Europe they are always finding high quality horses for their clients.