Janneke
Boonzaaijer

Janneke is the second daughter born to former military rider Gert and his wife Ria Boonzaaijer. A tomboy from the start, she was described as ‘practical and brave’. “I just used to race around with my pony, and then discovered hacking, I thought it was great”, laughs Janneke “I’ve just been immersed in it, and devoted to it since I was young.” Janneke switched over to horses at the age of 14. She continued to enjoy horseriding and soon had her first junior eventing at the European Championships in her sights. In 2011, she came fourth in the Dutch Juniors Championship at her own site in Renswoude, and was subsequently sent as part of the juniors team to the European Championship in Vale Sabroso in Portugal. That experience only spurred her on.
When she completed her education in Sports Marketing in 2016, she started working full time with horses, in her parents’ own company, and with her own equestrian career in eventing.

Janneke Boonzaaijer
Over Janneke Boonzaaijer
Surname

Boonzaaijer

First name

Janneke

Known as

Janneke

Date of birth

09-06-1996

Marital status

co-habiting

Place of residence

Renswoude

Discipline

Eventing Senioren

Sponsor

ACSI

Co sponsor

BR

Sub sponsors

Daaleman Zadels, Veterinair Paarden Centrum Kootwijkerbroek, Oxersocks, Equinergy magnesium & JvL Horse Equipment

Personal training facility

De Schalm Equestrian Centre Renswoude

KNHS Talententeam

2017, 2018, 2019

Trainers

Gert en Ria Boonzaaijer

Groom

Ria en Henrieke Boonzaaijer

Veterinary practice

Bert van Bokhorst en Leendert Jan Hofland

Chiropractic

Steffi van der Laarse

Farrier

Henk van de Vendel

Coach

Bettina Hoy

Training schedules

Carolien Munsters van Moxie Sport

For 2019, Janneke wants to put herself in the spotlight with ACSI Campbelle WS and ACSI Champ de Tailleur at the European Championship in Luhmühlen. This is where the Netherlands must try to gain a starting ticket for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Of course that’s the big goal in the longer term.
Janneke also hopes to be chosen to get a ticket for the World Championships for young horses in eventing in Lion d’Angers in the 7 year olds group with Halida (Saffier x Gentleman x Athlet Z)
The Dutch Championships in Boekelo is also important in 2019.

Stand KNHS
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Internationale stand FEI
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See Janneke at the KNHS
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See Janneke Boonzaaijer's position in the ranking of the international equestrian association FEI
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In the media (all in Dutch): KWPN championship for young eventing horses goes to Renswoude (30-03-19)
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European Championship YR Millstreet 2017
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Win CCI ** Barocca d'Alva 2018
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About her horses

There are some special stories about her current top horses.
“My uncle is a horse dealer, and we happened to be visiting him when we saw Campbelle”, says Janneke. “We took Campbelle home with us, because she stood out to us, and we wanted to see what sort of horse she was, and how her behaviour was under saddle. She was indeed not the most mild-mannered horse to start with, but certainly not impossible as far as I was concerned!”.
Janneke took her to an eventing competition in Portugal just two weeks later. She stopped in the first cross country, but she won the second one. “I quickly had a great bond with her! She is a typical mare, she just needs to be dealt with firmly from time to time. I’m very direct in my riding, so that suits me well.”
Bigger successes followed quickly. She won the CIC2 * in Bad Harzburg in 2016. And at the European Championships in Millstreet in 2017, Janneke and Campbelle WS won silver with the YR Team and came seventh individually.
Champ de Tailleur’s story is very different. Champ came Janneke’s way when his owner Lieke van der Werf wanted to study and had to give Champ away before she could start her course. Janneke confirms: “If Campbelle sometimes deserts you – for instance by galloping in dressage instead of extending in the trot – Champ will do anything for you. It’s sometimes sweet to see how much he wants to do his best for you. With him, I can’t be too direct, it makes him nervous. He prefers reassurance and building up. I’m very grateful to Lieke and her family that I can ride Champ. It’s great to develop my riding skills, to have these two very different types of horses!”.