As a passionate horse rider and owner of a New Forest pony, ‘Merlin’, who is unfortunately plagued by eczema, I've combined my interests with my work as a product developer. The result of this is the CXEVALO horse care range.
On top of my role as a brand ambassador, I also oversee formula development, product management and strategic marketing. I regularly give presentations on horse care and am the manager of the CXEVALO business unit in our family company, Stelzhammer GmbH.
Source of inspiration
I've been a companion of Marie-Christine and Benedikt since I was 15 – so for almost 10 years now. I originally come from the New Forest stud in Hackenbuch, Austria, and then I spent a great deal of time in Weitwörth, another equestrian destination. It's there that I met the Stelzhammer siblings. Both of them took a shining to me, even though I was nothing special to look at back then. That's because I suffer from strong summer eczema and the itch during the summer drove me to despair. All the more reason why I'm now happy my Marie-Christine has finally concocted the fabulous CXEVALO products. Since then, my problems have eased noticeably and I'm also always the lucky first who gets to try out her new inventions.
As a passionate horse rider and law student, I act as back-up to my sister, Marie-Christine, when there are questions about graphics and design. In addition, I help her out at sales stands at trade fairs and when taking strategic decisions. We share an office together at our family company Stelzhammer GmbH and are constantly in dialogue with each other to develop exciting new ideas on how we we'll expand CXEVALO over the coming years.
Planning and Sales
I joined as a relative newcomer from a different background and take care of all the required stages of planning and manoeuvring that ensure our Cxevalo horse care products make it to your care kit. Whether online sales platforms, retailers or appearances at trade fairs. As a result, there's a lot to plan, organise and realise. Luckily my office is right beside the mind behind the Cxevalo team, Marie, and we can discuss all matters swiftly and without complication. Then, when we've had enough desk work, I take a walk with Marie to her beloved Merlin and live out my secret childhood dream – learning horse riding.
Our Salzburg-based family company, Stelzhammer GmbH, was founded in 2006 and, with a new generation joining the company, our product range is also expanding. Marie-Christine Stelzhammer, Junior Partner, Product Developer and 26 years old, has developed a series of horse care products that focus on natural ingredients. Our brand's image is characterised by a modern, youthful, designer approach and bears the signature of Marie-Christine's brother Benedikt, another horse riding enthusiast – making it a true family project! Our team combine a love of horses with a love of nature. This gives us the best conditions for creating naturally inspired horse care products for discerning horse lovers.