The German Reitpony stallion Power and Paint has found a new rider, the 11-year old Dutch pony rider Rachell Fokker. Previously owned by the German Pasch family, Power and Paint was initially leased to clients of Coby van Baalen.
Now, the Fokker family has made an agreement with the Pasch family and Van Baalen to take over the care and training of the roan stallion. Power and Paint will be Rachel's new FEI dressage pony, with whom she hopes to achieve a place on Dutch pony team.
The rising 15-year old Power and Paint (by Power Boy x Dancer) was vet checked at the clinic in Kerken on Friday October 12, 2007, after which he moved to the Fokkers. "Rachell Fokker is thrilled to be the new rider of Power and Paint," Van Baalen stated. "She comes to Brakel on a daily basis and already knows Power very well. The match with Power and Paint is amazing and Power visibly enjoys the fact that he may help yet another rider in an early sports career. Rachell Fokker and Power and Paint will be trained on a daily basis by Coby and Marlies van Baalen."
With Marrigje van Baalen, Mara de Vries and Angela Krooswijk, Power and Paint has achieved numerous national and international successes. Continuously he was part of the Dutch national team. Since 2005 Angela Krooswijk was the rider of Power and Paint . Their road to the pony top went in high speed and they have taken home the silver team medal twice and individual bronze at European Championships, to name a few of their successes.