The last months I have been really lucky to have found a few horses that I can train. This improves my horse-riding skills and my experience with different horses. And it is a lot of fun to see the horses that I ride improve. I have rode Bijou, a high level dressage horse. And it […]Lees meer An update
I was very lucky to find Moravita to ride. She is a 16 year old Lippizaner with a lot of energy. I am riding with her almost every day now and I have been learning a lot already. I also help her owner with riding her. It is nice to be able to practice giving […]Lees meer New beginnings
I have been training with my Cloete Mounted Archery saddle on Flash at the Magnolia Ranch. It is a very comfortable saddle to ride in, also when you are not shooting arrows. Last Saturday Ed gave me a western training. It is very important to me to learn to ride well, to keep the horses […]Lees meer Training with Flash and my Cloete Mounted Archery saddle
Last week I received my own Cloete Mounted Archery saddle. I am very happy to be able to ride in this saddle. I have discussed all details of the saddle with Franco, to give it the performance that a horseback archer like me needs from a saddle. For me this turned out the be the […]Lees meer My own Cloete Mounted Archery saddle!
I am happy to let you know that with my high scores in Gauchoux I had enough good results to obtain HA6 status at the IHAA. I need one more good Raid score to have HA7. All the scores for my HA6 grade were obtained at international competitions, with Latte at the European Championship in […]Lees meer HA6 and two World Records
I am the overall winner of Gauchoux Open 2020! Together with Alan le Gall’s horse Sunny I rode this competition last weekend. On Thursday I became second on the Tower track 90 with a junior world record. I missed only one target. On Friday I was first on the Raid track 233 with a junior […]Lees meer Winner of Gauchoux Open 2020 with Sunny!
Due to the corona virus there has been a change of plans. The World Championships Horseback Archery Eventing have been canceled and delayed to 2021. This means I have to change my goals of training partly. I still want to be the best horseback archer I can be, so that didn’t change. I am now […]Lees meer Change of plans
I am qualified for the Dutch team to participate in the World Championship Horseback Archery Eventing. This will take place in Lamotte, France in October 2020! Since the corona crisis started I was very lucky to be able to train a lot of extra time with Jannet van Wijk and her horses. We go out […]Lees meer Training Time
In September I started Level 1 at the Freestyle Academy led by Emiel Voest and Chaja Kolthoff-Voest. At the Freestyle Academy I learn to understand horses and how I can help others to understand horses. I am learning a structured and evidence based course of actions that I can use when I am training with […]Lees meer Freestyle Academy Level 1 and more
Last weekend I participated in the European Championship Horseback Archery Eventing in Sypniewo, Poland. I became 3rd in the junior category on every track at the European Championship in Sypniewo, Poland. At the final ranking for juniors I became 3rd and 7th in the mixed ranking! I am really proud of my results with personal […]Lees meer European Championship Horseback Archery Eventing in Poland