My name is Anna Froukje Kuperus - de Vries I was born in 1984 on a beautiful farm in Oldeboorn. Here I spent the first years of my life between the cattle and a Shetland pony. Here the love for animals developed.
After high school, I went to the Equestrian Training School in Pesse and I spent several years riding dressage and jumping competitions. With my first horse I reached third Level dressage within a year, however during my education, the focus shifted to jumping. My internships were mostly at jumping / trading stalls. I have had the opportunity to gain experience in beautiful stables and have learned from great people like Jolijn Klomp, Gerda and Romke Dijkstra, Michiel Brusse and Stal Smolders. After my education I went to work in the equestrian industry and I joined Johan Heins and Angelique Hoorn, among others. For me this was a very educational period and I gladly would do it all over again.
I bought my first own horse from Dennis van Tilburg. It was the 5 year old mare Uleika, who gave me a lot of experience. I rode major competitions with her and we jumped a number of Grand Prix shows at 1.45 level. We were quite successful, and after a while selling her was inevitable. I am very fortunate to have had people like Dennis and Alwin Duiven supporting me along the way. After Uleika I rode and trained several horses from starting under saddle-to-jumping 1.30 / 1.35m up, and currently I ride international competitions twice a year. These for me are very nice experiences, creating a network that enables me to present horses to a wider audience