Former Dutch European Under 25 Champion Jeanine Nieuwenhuis has decided to start her own independent business, closer to her home in Zealand. She will leave her employer and trainer of six years, Tim Coomans.
The 26-year old Nieuwenhuis first rode with Stable Hexagon and began her international dressage career as a junior rider in 2012 on Baldacci.
She competed him at the 2012 and 2013 European Junior Championships and 2014 and 2015 European Young Riders Championships.
In 2016 she received the ride on Tim Coomans' TC Athene with whom she won triple gold at the 2016 European Young Riders Championships in Oliva Nova, Spain. That same year she also rode Coomans' TC Great Lady at the World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo.
After finishing high school, Nieuwenhuis began working as a professional rider for Coomans.
In 2017 she returned to the World YH Championships with Genua TC and Great Lady TC.
Jeanine and Athene were fixtures of the Dutch team for the European Under 25 Championships, riding at the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 European Championships. In 2019 they won double individual gold, in 2020 triple silver.
This year, Nieuwenhuis piloted KWPN stallion King van het Haarbosch to a 9th place in the 6-year old finals at the World Young Horse Championships
After six years riding for Coomans, Nieuwenhuis feels the time has come to stand on her own feet, but continues to maintain close connections with Coomans.
"Every two weeks I'll take lessons with him," said Nieuwenhuis, who is moving to stable Oud Campen in Kamperland, The Netherlands, closer to her home and parents. Nieuwenhuis also trains Dutch U25 rider Bo Oudhof.
Jeanine will officially start in the new barn, which is now building an addition of 10 boxes, on 1 January 2022.
Photos © Astrid Appels
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