Our Team

Training Facilities

Pinnacle Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ

Pinnacle Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ

Located in sunny Scottsdale, Ariz., Pinnacle Ranch is a beautiful training facility with ample room for Arno's training program. Arizona's prime weather conditions, year-round, allows Arno to spend the time needed with each horse. We are happy to call Pinnacle home.

Assistant Trainers

Daniel Schloemer

Daniel joined Honstetter Performance team in 2014. He is from Cologne Germany, Arno and Daniel first met when they were kids at a saddle maker and colt breaker's place. After his schooling Daniel worked for Braam QH in the Netherlands and trainer Chris Feichter. He then worked for Rudi Kronsteiner in Germany. While he was with Rudi he won the L2 and L3 Italian Derby, he was the Italian Challenge Futurity Champion in the Int. Open and the Int. Maturity Open Champion. He won the 2009 FEI Team Gold Metal in Kruet Germany with team Germany. Daniel has made an easy transition into our training program and has been working with our Non-Pros as well as riding our two and three year olds. He has been a great addition to the Honstetter Team and is valued as such an accomplished rider and knowledgeable horsemen. With the great connections he has in Europe, he has made our business world-wide.

Farriers

Brandt Veppo

Brandt Veppo is extremely knowledgeable with knowing what will work best for each horse and how to treat many problem issues. He will watch Arno ride and give suggests on different shoeing techniques to help the horse in each maneuver.

Veterinarians

Dr. Joe Carter DVM

Dr. Joe Carter DVM

Dr. Carter was raised west of Moore, OK in an area known as the Ten Mile Flats (Quarter Horse racing area). In 1984 he graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors. While in veterinary school, he was part of the team that perfomed the first equine embryo transfer at OSU-CVM (1983). He spent one year as an intern at Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Littleton, Colorado under Dr. Marvin Beeman, Dr. Charlie Vail, Dr. Terry Swanson, and Dr. Nat Messer. He was a staff veterinarian at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, CA under Dr. Doug Herthel. He was a resident veterinarian for Monty and Pat Roberts (Flag Is Up Farm) in Solvang, CA. In 1988 he established Oklahoma Equine Hospital to serve the greater Oklahoma City, Norman, and Purcell area. The opening of the Remington Park racetrack in 1988, provided the necessary influx of horses to open the clinic. Additionally, Dr. Carter has served as President of the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Asociation, is the recipient of the Outstanding Equine Practitioner in Oklahoma award, as well as the OSU-CVM Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Carter is married to Terri Carter who owns and operates Carter Thoroughbred Sales Company. They were married in 1980 and have 3 children: Jessica, Matt and Rylie. Jessica Carter Arnold DVM, is a 2009 graduate of OSU-CVM and is currently an equine surgery resident at the University of Tennessee. Matt Carter is an investment banker with Barclay's Capital in New York City. Rylie Carter is a Senior at Norman High School and graduates in May 2013.

Dr. Jerry Longworth DVM

Dr. Jerry Longworth DVM

Dr. Jerry Longworth has spent a lifetime with animals. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has credited his obsession with equine reproduction to his mentors Dr. Dean Neely, Dr. Patricia Sertich, Dr. Wendy Vaala, Dr. Richard Beck, and Dr. William Swires. "They have been a great influence in my decision to pursue equine reproduction."

Jerry has honed his craft to include specific technologically advanced services such as Embryo Vitrification, better known as freezing. "The process of freezing embryos has come a long way", he said. "We can now flush an embryo from a mare, freeze it and store it for years, or even just for use the next year." Vitrification solves some of the concerns with breeding older mares. "Quality mares that are getting up there in age are less likely to be reproductively sound. Vitrification allows us to flush and freeze these mares' embryos. The embryos can be stored and inserted into a recipient mare at a later date."

Jerry opened the doors to his mobile veterinary equine practice in 2004 and in fall 2009 has taken another giant leap forward by opening Scottsdale Equine Reproduction Center, LLC.

Scottsdale Equine Reproduction Center (SERC) is located in the heart of the "Valley of the Sun", Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale is considered horse central for the state of Arizona and offers gorgeous sunshine to its many breeds and disciplines. SERC is very fortunate to be working with a wide variety of equine breeds from Gypsy Vanners and Arabians to the American Quarter Horse and American Saddle Bred.

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Other

Kranz – Honstetter Family Restaurant

Kranz – Honstetter Family Restaurant

While growing up Arno worked for his family in their German restaurant, Kranz, which is located in their home and has been in their family for three generations. It is located in Liggeringen in the southern part of Germany in the Bodensee on the Lake of Konstanz. www.kranz-duennele.de