Still reminiscing about last Thursday, December 15; the Meet and Greet of the DVB Foundation at our place in Brakel!
The goal of DVB Foundation is to support therapeutic horseback riding for riders with disabilities. DVB Foundation contributes to the physical and mental health of the rider. Board and all volunteers do their work entirely unpaid.
Every euro DVB Foundation receives is spent on our target group. The Board, the many volunteers and the buddies do their work unpaid.
We account for our policies in an annual report with financial statements, which can be found on our website at www.dvbfoundation.nl.
What a great evening with super clinics from our team, top ambassador, donors, all the volunteers!
This year marks the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. During that time, a lot of experience and knowledge has been accumulated, and the DVB Foundation is functioning stably. Last year they gave support to 4 riding stables: the Princess Máxima Manege, the Prince Willem-Alexander Manege, Het Paardrijk and the Bio Manege
The Princess Maxima Manege from Den Dolder hosted an impressive clinic with riders Marissa and Mees.
As ambassador of the Princess Maxima Riding School, Marrigje explained even more about the work of the center
Riders with disabilities supported by DVB Foundation receive support from a volunteer buddy, if it is helpful. Some of the buddies and supporters spoke about their experiences
During the meet & greet, special attention was given by the Hendriks family who recently made the horse Cilian available to para rider Glasten Krapels
Stable riders Jos Hogendoorn and Kirra Jardine gave a clinic on training a young horse
Also a dignified farewell for former board member Riny van Oord. Due to corona measures, it was not possible to say goodbye to Riny earlier
During the meet & greet was the kickoff of the Christmas auction where some wonderful sponsored items were auctioned live. Online it is still possible to compete for wonderful (Christmas) items. The auction closes Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. Thanks to everyone for making the 25 items available!
Registration and bidding is possible through the following website: https://bid.dvbfoundation.nl/register
For years Marlies has been ambassador of Manege Het Paardrijk, together with Anneke they explained the value of therapeutic riding.
Led by Marlies, pony amazons Maddy Dijkshoorn and Isabella Karajkovic rode a specially made and sponsored pas de deux by kuronline.nl
A large delegation was present from the Prince Willem Alexander riding school from Amsterdam. DVB Foundation award winner Marianne Ovaa, among others, explained the help and tools DVB Foundation offered during the corona period.
For years, the van Gils family has been coming to DVB. Daughter inge, super fan of Coby & Marlies, rides at the Prince Willem Alexander stables and mother Greet is a volunteer at the stables
Shetland pony riding school Het Zesspan from Kapel-Avezaath gave a pommel horse clinic. The Sesspan made a children’s party available during the live auction
Antoine Ras of Derby Rijlaarzen provided a pair of custom-made riding boots for the raffle among the riders of the four supporting equestrian centers!
Marlies and Jos gave a clinic on training horses in the light and heavy tour
In closing, Shanna Baars rode her freestyle with Farzana
All photos were taken by Amber Kleian photography!