TRAINERS  PROFILE:

Nicole Zijlstra: Dressage, Basic Jumping, Vaulting and Horsemanship:  Origin: Holland, since the age of 6 riding. Mainly young horses. Untill the age of 16 with the ponies in the pony club competing dressage, jumping and carousel (with 8 riders a dressage test) At age of 18 working in Australia for 6 months at a race horse stable training some race horses and being in charge of their feeding program and managing stable maintenance. After that adventure back to the dressage and training and Competing with young horses for myself and for others. In that time I had the opportunity to train with Anky van Grunsven (www.anky.com). Her way of training has put a real fundament to where I am now at this point in my dressage career, still training young horses and retraining abused and wrongly trained horses. Competing in Regional and National  Dressage shows in Holland (1974 - 2000) and Mexico.(2003......)

Please go here to read a lovely poem that means a lot to me about horses.

Rafael Lavista: Driving and Dressage Origin: Mexico, Experienced International Driver.Horseman since a very Young age started Driving in 1979. First show 1985 in Spain. Organizer of several National combined . shows in Mexico. Twice National Champion. 1990 1995 Director of this discipline for the Mexican Equestrian Federation. Represented twice Mexico on World Championships (1993, Gladstone,USA and 1997 Riesenbeck, GER) Chef de Equip for Spain, 2001 Riesenbeck GER. Being part of the Organization team for the W.E.G. JEREZ 2002, SPAIN. Competed in many Regional and National shows in SPAIN, GERMANY,FRANCE ,USA AND MEXICO. Training horses for driving and Dressage, teaching  and Manufacturing carriages.
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