14 September was a big day! ESI-trainer! Jaap van den Heuy left for Mexico and…he stays for a YEAR! Jaap is going to train several talented riders in Mexico. These riders are ready to become better riders and improve their horses. Together they will work hard to achieve their long term goals.
ESI is delighted to welcome two new interns Charissa Keet and Loïs Mooij. Over the next months, they will have the chance to work on workshops, online marketing, clinics and events that are fuelling the growth of our activities all around the world with 1 main goal: increase horse welfare and improve sport performances.
We are very happy to connect with ambitious and energetic students who can bring specialist skills, motivation, energy and new ideas into the ESI office. Welcome girls!
ESI- founder Anne and intern communication Evelyn just got back from a 10 day trip to Mexico. This trip started with a two-day children program in Xalapa, specially designed for children between 6 and 14 years old. The jumping lessons with Anne were scheduled in the morning and in the afternoon, both Evelyn and Anne gave workshops in grooming, tacking up, vital signs, nutrition and how to prepare for competition. Continue Reading
ESI represented Holland Horse Land at the Longines Global Champions tour from April 6th – April 9th this year. This is an annual activity of the Dutch Embassy in collaboration with multiple Dutch partners, including Horse Service International, KLM, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag, Team Nijhof, Ehorses, Hank Melse Stables, KWPN and the Wiemselbach. Together, they formed an alliance to show the Mexican equestrian sport what the Netherlands, as a true horse country, is capable of.
ESI trainer jaap just finished the last training of the two-month training program in Mexico. The past two months Jaap had such a successful time in Mexico that the riders extended the program and asked if Jaap could come back next month.Continue Reading
Jaap & Anne left to Mexico last week. Jaap will stay in Mexico for a 2- month program and Anne accompanies him for the first week to introduce him to the participants of this program in Queretaro and San Miguel de Allende. Mary Walker, our representative in Mexico, coordinates this program and she used her great organizational skills to fit 12 riders at 6 different stables in two cities into a realistic and efficient schedule. Continue Reading
Right before Christmas, Jaap and Anne traveled to China again for a training and education trip. It was very well organized by our representatives CJ Chou and Scott Sheng. They organised a 4 day program with 3 days booked with riding lessons and one day was fully dedicated for workshops and seminars. The workshop day started off with a theory session about lunging followed by lunging in practice. Continue Reading
Our trainer Jaap stayed at the Equestrian Center in Shanghai for two months. He trained the riders from the Shanghai dressage team while preparing for the national championship. He trained riders ranging from pure beginner to Prix. St. George level and he put in all his energy to help the equestrian sport in Shanghai reaching a higher level. Enhancing the knowledge of good stable management makes the horses feel better so they can perform optimally. Together with the riders, Jaap worked very hard and it definitely paid off. This team has shown a lot of potential and we are looking forward to work with them again.
ESI owner & founder Carlijn went to Taiwan for two weeks to coach the young riders during the preparation for the big competition CDI-Y. During this trip, Carlijn stayed at St. George Stable where she had a pleasant time with Isabell Chung. The team performed very well and will keep on training to get even better. The CDI-Y was organized very well and professional. Also other Dutch trainers, like Alex van Silfhout and Janneke van Riet were at the CDI-Y and put in their energy to share their knowledge.