The Schmidt sports gloves GmbH is primarily a manufacturer of high quality riding gloves. It sells its own brand "hauke schmidt". One of the two namesakes of the brand is Hauke Schmidt senior, He was in the 60's and 70's a very successful international show jumper with over 200 victories in show jumping. His son Hauke Schmidt junior led the glove company Schwenkel 1998 to 2012 and has now opened a new glove label market fixed position. "Our philosophy is to help each glove accessible to quality and functionality at affordable prices".