In 1994 I gained my diploma from the Dutch Equine Professional Training Center in Deurne, commercial management of an equine establishment and instruction (all round). Part of my training consisted of work experiens at different establishments. These establishments where I gained my practical experience were mostly dealers and jumping yards in the whole country where I rode many horses. One of these stables was the jumping yard belonging to Gerd Meier in Beusichem.


After my studies I worked for several years for Egbert Schep who had a large dealers yard in Tull en 't Waal. During this periode I rode many different horses in both dressage and jumping at all levels. Young horses and stallions were prepared and I rode them all under saddle at the stallion selections. Every weekend we went to show jumping competitions with the sporthorses and the horses for sale.