Castell Imperator Hof

Breeding Trakehner horses of distinction since 1980.

Training of Riders


Ricarda Barton-Wall is an experienced, knowledgeable instructor with German certification of Amateur Riding Teacher, for which she took her tests at Vechta, Germany, with her Trakehner mare, Tjabine.  Although her time in the United States has been dedicated primarily to breeding Trakehner horses and not to competition, she earned the USDF Bronze medal with her Trakehner mare StPrSt Tarabia *E*.  

Ricarda is now available for lessons to students in the St. Louis, MO, area.  Motivated students and their horses, from beginner to the very advanced, will benefit from the German school of dressage training and enjoy positive, encouraging, methodical instruction.  Click HERE to contact us.




 Type of LessonCost 
 Private$ 50
 Semi-private (2 riders)$ 35
 Small group (4 riders maximum)$ 25


Training of Horses


A few carefully selected horses may be accepted for training.  Please click HERE to contact us for further information.  Dangerous or "problem" horses will not be considered.



  • "Currently I own three horses bred by CIF. The oldest was purchased 20 years ago and has held my heart from the start. I have been enamored by not only the athleticism and beau..."
    Marcy S
  • "I bought my stallion from Ricarda Barton two years ago. This horse is just a dream! Tabiano vom Castell is not even four years old, but has already been approved as a Blue Pre..."
    Sarah DR
    Couldn't ask for more!