Janneke was born as the second daughter in the family of former military rider Gert Boonzaadjer. Buitenkind Janneke could soon be characterized as ‘handy and brave’. “I used to cross a lot with my pony and so mainly came chasing by, I thought it was wonderful”, laughs Janneke, “I became attached to it from an early age and rolled in.”
At the age of 14 Janneke already switched to horses. The horse riding remained great and that is how the first European Championships in eventing among the juniors beckoned. In 2013 she became champion at the Dutch National Championships for juniors and in 2016 at the Young Riders on her own site in Renswoude. That experience only stimulated more. When Janneke also completed her Sport Marketing training in 2016, she continued full-time in horses at HC de Schalm.
Many more successes followed. She managed to put herself in the spotlight with ACSI Champ de Tailleur and was allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. A dream come true! After that, the dream was only further stimulated. Janneke works hard to prepare several horses for the highest level. The goal: to be there at the next European Championship, World Cup or OS and to be able to perform.