My Biography

Jenku Dietrichsen is a professional horse trainer with more than 28 years’ experience in the industry and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

He specializes in innovative training techniques and always strives to stay up to date with current training methods worldwide. Jenku approaches learning from a deep understanding on how horses and humans learn naturally.

Jenku believes in training the trainer and has a rare ability to explain very intricate learning processes in “normal” English. He specializes in positive reinforcement, learning theory, ground skills and riding skills as well as natural collection and trains riders and horses in all disciplines. Jenku’s positive attitude towards life and his passion for learning has inspired many “ordinary” riders to accomplish extraordinary results with their horses.

Jenku has been published in several different South African magazines and is a NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner.

Jenku’s unique combination of classical dressage, natural horsemanship, positive reinforcement and the mentality that “there must be a better way” have led him to train with competitive riders and professionals alike.

Since 2000 Jenku has presented clinics as close as Zimbabwe and Malawi and as far afield as England, France, Switzerland and Canada, to name a few.