I would like to introduce myself, my name is Ellen van den Berg. La Valencio is my sponsor since summer 2015. I have been running dressage stable Ellen van den Berg in Uden since 1990.
I have trained my first horse Zaloete, which I bought with my own saved money, from M2 until international Grand Prix level, which led to wonderful successes. We became 9th on the Dutch Championship in Haaksbergen (Grand-Prix, 1995) and 9th at the International Grand-Prix in Bad Honnef (1996). Next to that, multiple horses such as Limba, Nadine, Syclon and Showdiva (from Zaloete) were successful in the ‘Licht Tour’. Limba and Nadine were Grand-Prix ready.
Unfortunately in 2005 I had an accident with Limba. I had to rehabilitate internally for a year. After the accident, new choices had to be made. I started competing in the Para-dressage with Syclon and Showdiva, with whom I became 7th at the European Championship in Herning (Denmark) in 2013.
My company has also evolved to a new style, and has been renamed Ellen’s Coaching Centre. The main activities are coaching of talented riders from B until Grand-Prix, clinics, judging up until Grand-Prix level and Para-dressage, creative workshops and livery. The goals I would like to achieve are pushing boundaries with my horses and working towards Grand-Prix level in particular with Showdiva and Rosaloete in the Para-dressage.
I am very happy with the sponsoring of La Valencio. The materials are really comfortable and easy to wear, the clothing is warm and has nice and bright colours. I would love to be a great representative of La Valencio and I hope I can stay part of the team for a long period of time.