Gunther Freudlsperger was born in 1958 in Bavaria, Germany. Horses were his passion since an early age, with Gunther riding and working with horses from the age of 8 years. Early milestones included hand crafting his own saddle at the age of 14 years and achieving the status of professional western horseman at the age of 18. With a desire to expand upon his saddle making knowledge, Gunther also relocated to the United States of America. While polishing his hand crafting skills, he continued to ride and train horses. Highlights of his career include winning the World Open Championships in 1992, and the European Open Championships in 1994. This wealth of experience resulting in gaining the achievement of AQHA Professional Horseman.