Valerie Deweer has also been bitten by the horse bug as Gerard. She has been riding since she was six years old and started driving very early with a pony and a Frisian.
Valerie currently has two Frisian horses and a warmblood horse that she rides all under the saddle and also drives with them.
She also has a small herd of eight American miniature horses, including a number of stallions and broodmares. All of these are also driven in single, double or four-in-hand.
Even professionally, Valerie used to work with horses as a member of the cavalry. Valerie has been riding regional dressage under saddle for many years, mostly with her Friesian horses. In 2016 she participated for the first time in a combined driving competition with one of her Frisian mares in single. Gerard was her groom and her coach and they won the victory together. A nice start.
Valerie also does traditional driving. In 2016 she came out for a first time in a tradition competition. She drove on the ITDM at the Manor Farm with two of her Frisians in a tandem and achieved a nice third place.
She is responsible for giving dressage classes, she already brought many students the love for riding. She also helps Gerard with the training of the driving horses. The toileting of horses is a passion of her, which is why she regularly gives toiletry courses.
Valerie and her miniature horses also have their own website where you are always welcome to take a look: www.mdrminiaturehorses.com