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Cool Isabel

 

Isabel got her first pony 'Mira' when she was 5 years old, since then she became truly passionate about horses! When she was 8, she learned horseback riding on her 2nd pony 'Mitchie' at riding-school Rijbaan Piet. With her 3rd pony 'Beauty' she participated on jumpingshows and horseball competitions! At the age of 12, she had her first horse 'Osaka', a young jumping mare. Osaka was really hot and had a lot of temperament so Isabel fell off more then once! It was a crazy happy time at the riding-school!

A few years later Isabel only wanted to ride dressage. But with a jumping horse it was quite difficult! Ilias, an experienced dressage horse, came and Isabel learned her first steps in the dressage ring. From level 0 till the national junior level, they grew together. But Ilias got older and Isabel wanted to continue developping. So Equitano came along... A 7 year old gelding with a difficult character. Isabel learned to grit her teeth and persevere. Because that's what it's all about in sports! While she tried to 'tame' him, a more reliable horse, 'Chiemsee' was bought. So she could gain some competition experience. With him she rode the Junior, Young Riders and Small Tour level.

With Equitano she rode for 10 years: from HROV level, to Juniors, Young Riders and Small Tour level. The whole way she did it herself and with the advice from several trainers. Trainers like Carmen De Bondt, Ton De Ridder, Wim Verwimp and Nicole Werner. With Nicole's training system the tide had turned... During 5 years Isabel was trained by Nicole with Equitano and some other young prospects. Together they succeeded to control Equitano and having scores of 70% in the small tour!

In 2009 Isabel set up her own dressagestable 'Coolhorses'. After she finished her studies (Master in Economics), because she attached a lot of importance on studying! With 'Coolhorses' a dream came true! Horses and dressage were her passion, her life... She wanted to continue this and build up a dressagestable of high level. To get better and better in the dressagesport herself, training pupils and horses, selling horses... Now Coolhorses exsist already for 9 years and Isabel wants to continue developping her stable and her performances in the dressage sport.

Isabel trained for 4 years (2012- 2016) with the Swedish rider Patrik Kittel, who helped her to move forward in the dressage sport with horses like Coldplay, Cheatodon, Constand and Aranco. Isabel travelled once a month towards Nottuln, Germany, where Patrik's stable is located. It was a journey of 4,5 hours to get there, but she always looked forward to train there and developping herself and her horses. Aranco started to grow towards the GP level, and the other 3 horses showed some great results in the small tour level, in national and international shows.

In 2016 the Belgian Federation (KBRSF) organised a selection day for GP prospects with Belgian Bondscoach Sjef Janssen. He scouted talents where he wanted to cooperate with, towards the GP. These talents where called the 'High Potentials' and could train with Sjef 1 time every 6 to 8 weeks. A dream came true, because Isabel always wanted to train with Sjef, a Dutch dressage legend and 1 of the best trainers in the world. Because of this opportunity Isabel and Sjef decided to work together aside from the federation, so they could train more often. In 1 year time the re     .En de resultaten bleven niet uit! een sterke evolutie op 1 jaar tijd die niemand ontgaan is...

The first GP shows with Aranco were a fact: multiple successful national shows, 2 times a Brons Medal at the Belgian Championship for Seniors/GP (in 2017 and 2018), the first succeeded international shows and the participation to the WEG TRYON. Also Constand and Cheatodon did there first medium tour shows and the young talented Freedom took his first successful steps in the small tour level. All really nice developpements that Isabel wants to continue in the upcoming years. 

 

 

 

Successes

2018

  • 4th in the Freestyle Inter1 with Constand at CDI2* Compiègne

  • 5th in the GP and GP Freestyle with Aranco at CDI4* Leudelange

  • BRONS at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL 4, Brons Cup with Glorious

  • BRONS at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SENIORS GP with Aranco

  • GOLD at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP MEDIUM TOUR, Diamond Cup with Cheatodon

  • 4th in the Freestyle Inter1 and 7the in the total BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SMALL TOUR, Gold Cup with Freedom

  • part of the team for the WEG Tryon, World Equestrian Games 

  • GOLD at the Coupe de Wallonie Small Tour with Freedom: won the St.Georges and Kür Inter1


2017

  • 2nd in the big finale KUR inter1 with Constand at CDI3* Lier

  • WINNER OF INDOOR BRABANT small tour with Constand; we won the St.Georges and the KUR Inter1 at this CDI-W at 'S Hertoghenbosh

  • SILVER at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SMALL TOUR with Brencis (Gold Cup)

  • GOLD at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Level4 with Freedom (Brons Cup)

  • WINNER OF THE CENTRAL OCEANS BATTLE small tour with Constand

  • BRONS at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SENIORS GP with Aranco

  • 2nd in the small final of the Belgian Championship Small Tour with Cheatodon

  • 2nd in the small final of the Belgian Championship level4 with Faithfull

  • SILVER at the CUP OF BELGIUM Small Tour with Brencis

  • 3rd in the GP and GP Freestyle with Aranco at CDI3* Waregem

  • 10th in the Freestyle Inter1 with Brencis at CDI3* Waregem

  • 4th in the GP and GP Freestyle with Aranco at CDI5* Mechelen

  • 4th in the Freestyle Inter1 with Freedom at CDI5* Mechelen

 

2016

  • 2nd in the small final small tour with Cheatodon at CDI3* Nieuw en Sint Joosland

  • 7th in the big final KUR Inter1 with Constand at CDI3* Nieuw en Sint Joosland

  • BRONS at the CUP OF BELGIUM small tour with Constand

  • 5th in the big final KUR Inter1 with Constand at CDI2* Compiègne

  • 4th in the big final KUR Inter1 with Constand at CDI4* Roosendaal

  • GOLD at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SMALL TOUR with Constand; he wins all 3 tests!

  • BRONZ at the BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP YOUNG HORSES of 6 year old horses with Glorious

  • SILVER at the Cup of Wallonie with Brencis, and 1st place in the KUR Inter1

  • 2nd in the St.Georges with Constand at the CDI3* Lier and 3rd in the big final

  • 6th place with Cheatodon in the St.Georges at CDI3* Lier and 8th place in the small final Inter1

  • 2nd in the KUR Inter1 of the WEN with Constand

  • Placed for the finals at CDI3* Drachten small tour with Cheatodon

 

2015

  • 6th in the big finale CDI5* Mechelen with Cheatodon

  • Placed for the finals at CDI4* Lier small tour with Cheatodon

  • 2nd in the DERBY competition Flanders Dressage Event with Coldplay

  • 2nd at the Belgian Championship small tour with Cheatodon

  • 9th at the Belgian Championship small tour with Brencis

  • 3rd at the Belgian Championship st georges level with Constand

  • Placed for the finals and places of honour at CDI Compiègne small tour with Cheatodon and Aranco

  • 1st place at CDI3* Saumur small tour with Cheatodon in the st georges

  • 1st place at CDI3* Saumur small tour with Cheatodon in the Inter1

 

2014

  • 3rd at the Belgian Championship M10 (Bronz cup) with Constand

  • 3rd at the Belgian Championship St Georges (silver cup) with Cheatodon

  • 4th at the Belgian Championship St Georges (silver cup) with Coldplay

 

2013

  • 3rd at the Cup of Belgium with Aranco

  • 1st at the Belgian Championship M10 level (Bronz cup) with Coldplay

 

2012

  • 1st at the 5 year old young horses division with Constand

  • Participation at the World Championship for 5 year olds with Constand

  • 6th at the Belgian Championship for 5 year old horses with Constand

 

2011

  • 6th at the Cup of Belgium small tour with Equitano

  • 2nd at the Belgian Championship for 4 year old horses with Constand

  • 4th in the Cup of Moorsele small tour with Equitano

 

2010

  • 5th at the Cup of Belgium small tour with Equitano

  • 2nd at the Cup of Flanders small tour with Equitano

 

2009

  • 4th in the finals at CDI Pompadour small tour with Equitano

 

2006

  • 3rd with the Belgian team at CDI Stadl Paura Young Riders  (preparation EC) with Equitano

  • Reserve for the European Championship Young Riders with Equitano

  • 3rd at the Belgian Championship Young riders with Chiemsee, 4th with Equitano

  • 1st at the Pikeur Trophy with Equitano

  • 3rd in the consolationas final at CDI3* Saumur Young Riders with Equitano