Gerard Leijten started his driving career at the age of 16.
First single driving and later, after studying Technical Engineering at the HTS in Tilburg, he switched to a pair.
With various efforts he won a number of national titles in the class 1-2-3. In 1997 and 1998 Gerard became champion at the then NBVAP. In 1999 Gerard made the switch to class 4, after which many successes followed.
Gerard successfully participated in four World Championships, in which Gerard won a bronze (Topolcianky 2013) and a silver medal (Riesenbeck 2001) with the team, and of course with the highlight being the gold team medal in 2011 (Conty), where he individually finished in fifth place.
In 2014 and 2015, Gerard participated in four-in-hand competitions, also with great results. Here too he has the necessary experience.
Through his years of experience, Gerard has grown into a professional international driver and trainer.
Since 2004 Gerard has been involved in training of driving horses and giving instruction. As trainer and coach of a large number of drivers at home and abroad, he makes a major contribution to the successes of his students. He not only solves problems in horses and trains them to raise them to a higher level, that is only half of his profession. The other half consists of teaching and guiding drivers in their sport, as well as giving clinics and demonstrations. Many drivers ask him to coach them. Someone who wants to tackle his sport seriously can not do it alone. You need someone who tells you whether you are doing well or not. Gerard has been driving since he was fourteen and now has so much experience as a trainer and as a coach that he has something to tell you!