Born in the Netherlands where he spent the first 25 years of life on a farm with horses, Dirk was an active competitor both in Dressage and Show Jumping. Participating as a competitive rider, judge and coach in both disciplines, Dirk won many regional titles and state championships.
Currently Dirk is the operations manager at ‘Jolong Park’, where he and his partner Sarah Brayshaw are responsible for 50 agistees and their horses, including the daily operations of the riding school. Among training clients and school horses, running regular Dressage Clinics and continuing their breeding program, Dirk also manages to also externally coach (EA NCAS Level 3 Coach) and compete.
With 2 horses competing FEI Grand Prix, including the well-known sire Aea Metallic, and some nice young horses coming up through the ranks, we are keen to watch this formidable team throughout the 2021 season.
Welcome to our 2021 Dressage Ambassador team, Dirk!