HORSE GYM USA® | MEET THE TEAM
The HORSE GYM USA® team is compiled with some of the most experience and knowledgeable professionals in the equestrian and mechanical industry. Our team members prioritize you and your horses as we strive to make your HORSE GYM USA® experience comfortable and rewarding. We enjoy being part of the journey our customers and their equine athletes take towards becoming the fittest, healthiest, best versions of themselves. Click on a team member to find out more about them!
- Henrik GundersenOwner & Founder
Around horses his whole life, Henrik is no stranger to the equestrian world! From a young age he had proven he was one of the young Danish riders to watch winning individual Scandinavian (Nordic) champion twice. He then continued his show jumping success to win the Grand Prix in Copenhagen and has placed in several CSIO Grand Prix's such as Rome, Hamburg, and Falsterbo. Besides being a success individually, Henrik also is very successful as a horse and rider trainer. In fact 3 of the horses he has trained and competed participated at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Henrik has also brought students to World Cup Finals, European Championships and a rider winning the Danish Championship.
In the year 2000, Henrik Gundersen started, what was originally supposed to only be a small side job, gaining a huge interest in equine treadmills. It didn't take long for him to grow his business and develop the machines to become retailers of what is considered to be North America's premier horse fitness equipment provider. In 2004, Henrik took the leap across the ocean and decided to base out of Wellington, FL and bring the horse treadmill to the USA. Fast forward years later, today HORSE GYM USA® provides 5 of the most innovative machines for equine fitness and therapy. Constantly involved in the process of developing the machines, Henrik and his team is why top clients like Olympic medallist McLain Ward trust HORSE GYM USA® for their horses' daily training and rehabilitation.
It is an advantage to have Henrik and his team of sporthorses involved in HORSE GYM USA® to make sure clients can trust a familiar face with the wellbeing and safety of their horses.
- Jill TownsendSales Manager
Part of the team since 2010, Jill brings her passion and expertise of training horses and riders to the company and can show you exactly why and how your horses will look and feel different when our machines are added to you barn program.
Jill is also the owner of Winter Heaven Farm, LLC and of the website Wellington-WEF.com
Today, a retired Professional Trainer who specialized in ponies, children and adult riders, Jill knows the importance of staying up to date with the best technology and machines to improve horses' performance and health.
- Bill HartService and Project Manager
With over 30 years of experience as a plant/production/service/project manager, it's without a doubt that Bill makes your HORSE GYM USA® experience easy, relaxing and comfortable. Bill is your go to guy for organizing installs, troubleshooting and service appointments, and if you have any technical questions. You're in great hands with Bill!
- Morten PetersenElectro-Mechanical Technician
Formerly an electronic technician, carpenter, plumber, salesman in Copenhagen, Denmark, Morten came over to the USA with his brother, professional Grand Prix rider and trainer Lars Petersen. 9 years and counting with us, Morten has an extensive knowledge of the HORSE GYM USA® machines and shares the same passion as our customers, horses.
- Steve EricsonElectro-Mechanical Technician
Part of the team for 2 Years, Steve has an extensive background as a Certified Industrial Mechanic and has owned and sold 4 companies including repair and installations of personal gym treadmills. Steve is part of our team that will be there to service, repair and install your HORSE GYM USA® machines.