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
Written by Jouke When in Pomaz, Hungary, Siem had the chance to train with Dimitar Trukanov. This was very important for him. It was a great idea of Christoph Némethy to invite Dimitar as a trainer, I’m grateful for that! This training was in May. A few months further and I can see how much impact this training has had on […]Lees meer One at the battlefield