Paulien Alberts is a qualified O.R.U.N. instructor level 4 dressage. She is also a Small Tour, para-equestrian and freestyle judge in Holland and Germany.
She successfully competes up to Grand Prix level in the Netherlands and Germany.
She has pewvioualy been the reserve champion for Holland in Z1 and Z2 dressage twice. She has also been in the top ten several times from National Championships to Small Tour level.
In recent years she has placed highly in the “Emsländische Championships” in “leistungsklasse 2″ (Small Tour level) with various horses. In 2012 she won the Emsländische Chanmpionships” with her horse Untouchable winning by 69%.
At the moment Paulien rides various horses ranging from the young to Grand Prix level. She herself is taught by Alex van Silfhout
Henny Alberts is Paulien’s dad and stable manager at “De Oude Meerdijk”. He makes sure that all the horses are fed and keeps a close eye on their health and wellbeing.
In the past Henny has played in the national handball team of Holland and at international level has done judo and athletics. Therefore he knows how demanding top level sport business is and completely understands how important the right diet plan is to do well.
Henny also accompanies Paulien to all her competitions.
Tineke Alberts is Paulien’s mum. She lends a helping hand whatever needs doing at the stables and occupies herself largely with the stables’decor and appearance creating style and atmosphere. She also makes sure everything is kept running smoothly when Paulien and Henny are away at competitions.
Alongside these three permanent members of staff “De Oude Meerdijk”can also rely on help from volunteers and Interns.