An Update on HJE Holland Horse Show Events
Hunter Jumper Equitation (HJE) Holland is approaching its third horse show of the year this month. On a mission to bridge the gap between American and European horse show traditions, HJE Holland has placed emphasis on presenting the Hunter and Equitation divisions to the Dutch community. Take a look back on the two previous shows to help prepare for their
Hunters Have Landed in Holland: HJE Holland Hosts Second Show of the Calendar Year
Ruinen, Netherlands. – Apr. 18, 2022 – Across the span of three days, Hunter Jumper Equitation Holland put on a jam-packed event at Stoeterij Gaesbeek, sponsored by HorseFlight.com, Global Equine Sales and M. Micheal Meller, filled with educational clinics and horse show competition for European Hunter and Equitation riders. Generous prizes donated by Cowboy Magic were the delight of the winning entries! Friday saw many riders enjoy the coaching of Patricia Bade van Motman during scheduled schooling rounds on the beautifully set course of hunter jumps. Saturday, the USHJA Judge, Jenny Fisher gave clinics to small groups focusing on the core principles of the forward riding system that are central to the Equitation and Hunter disciplines. She honed in on how straightness, even tempo, and correct lower leg position are vital to helping the horses and ponies make a well balanced jumping effort over each fence. Sunday was reserved for horse show competition where European riders took to the courses to apply what they learned in an effort to claim the top spot in their respective classes.
HJE Holland Hosts First Hunter Derby of the Season
Duerne, Netherlands. – Apr. 3, 2022 – Hunter riders dawned their Sunday best for the €1000 Horseflight Hunter Derby hosted by the Hunter Jumper-Equitation Holland Horse Show at Green Valley Estate, The Netherlands. Following a full day of hunter and equitation competition, the two-round derby was the climax of the day. Following stiff competition from some of the top European riders, it was 16-year-old Anthony Schreinemachers who prevailed over the rest of the pack with his mount Cameron (Contendro II) owned by Leon Thijssen.