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Our Story

Finca Krimalina was founded in 1999 by Isabel Knuth-Winterfeldt and her husband Jens. It had always been a dream of Isabel's to have a horse farm with the primary goal being the welfare of the horse. When their 3 children had grown up and gone to college and settled in other areas of the world, Jens and Isabel were left with 4 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, an aviary full of parakeets, and 3 turtles. The logical thing to do was of course to purchase a piece of land where they could all live together. The stable was completed in 1999, featuring a modern design aimed to keep the horses cool during the hot Spanish summers. Soon people were showing interest in boarding their horses as well as riding lessons, and the riding school gradually grew. Isabel imported 4 Norwegian Fjord horses from Denmark as well as purchasing and acquiring several marvelous horses through the years. Those who knew Isabel knew that the welfare of her animals came above all else. She was extremely passionate about all of her animals.

Unfortunately, Isabel passed suddenly, way too soon, during the summer of 2012.

The stable is now run by Lesley Wright. Lesley has a wealth of experience in the horse world both in the United Kingdom and in Spain. The Finca now has regular events such as dressage and jumping clinics by well known equestrians, seminars, competitions, pony club, etc.