The new Minister of the Interior, Dr. Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, paid her inaugural visit to the Holstein Association in Elmshorn in mid-July.

The minister, who is already familiar with Holstein horses, was accompanied by Barbara Ostmeier, spokeswoman for sports policy of the CDU faction in Schleswig-Holstein, and Heiner Rickers as agricultural policy spokesman. Hinrich Köhlbrandt and Norbert Boley presented the developments of the association. A guided tour of the grounds and the stallion stable was followed by a round of talks on current issues of concern to the Holstein Association. In an intensive exchange of views, not only the current problems with restrictions on events by Corona were discussed, but also the promotion of equestrian sport and new marketing opportunities.

Conclusion: The Ministry of the Interior, which is responsible for sports, and the CDU faction want to accompany the horse and equestrian state of Schleswig-Holstein into a successful future together with the Holsteiner Verband.

Photo (from left to right): Barbara Ostmeier, Heiner Rickers, Kathrin Huesmann, Dr. Sabine Sütterli-Waack, Hinrich Köhlbrandt, Norbert Boley, Roland Metz

Photo: Désirée Dann