Ten Broeck Farm

Toine Hoefs Shines as Clinician
Ten Broeck Farm welcomes internationally renowned trainer, rider and breeder
June 15-16, 2009

Bear Spot Farm is located at 276 Pope Road, in Concord, MA.
Contact Jane Karol at (978) 287-1409 with any questions or for more information.

Toine Hoefs has been a licensed KWPN Breed judge and KWPN inspector for over 15 years. Toine judged the Breed Show at Dressage at Devon in 2003, 2004 and in 2005 was chosen as the presenter and clinician at the USEF Dressage Sport Horse Judges Seminar in California. In 2008, he was one of the judges of the Pavo Cup competition in Holland and is the Breed Inspector for the province of Brabant in Holland.

Toine’s background makes him especially qualified to discuss what conformation aspects are manifested in the horses’ performance and how to work on exercises that affect those issues. His under saddle direction helps riders with specific exercises to balance and develop each horse’s potential as it so closely relates to its conformation. His extensive equine knowledge coupled with experience and an expert eye yields a unique ability to teach the foundation for correct dressage.

For example, he trained young rider Jodie Kelly to a team gold medal at the 1999 North American Young Riders Championships. Kelly and Manhattan also competed in the 2007 USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup [Intermediaire II] at the Festival of Champions at Gladstone, NJ, where they placed third. This pair worked its way into the top 20 USEF Grand Prix national rankings early in 2008 and finished the year in the top 250 FEI World Dressage rankings. “Toine Hoefs from Holland has been a huge influence on me bringing Manhattan through the levels,” Kelly related. “He’s also the person that got me started with all the young horses.” Kelly’s training included living with the Hoefs in Holland every summer for six years where she rode his horses.

Toine Hoefs is based in the Netherlands and is recognized internationally with renowned credentials. Toine grew up as a jumper rider, and was a farrier before breeding became his life's work. He and his wife, Ingrid, operate their own breeding farm, "Stal Hoefs" and have received international acclaim for many successful home bred and raised horses. The Oldenburg stallions Ex Libris (by Elan xx x Principaal) and the KWPN registered Juventus (by Dublin x Principaal) to name just a few.

The clinic is open to all riders. The format includes semi-private lessons, approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Clinic hours are generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with a break for lunch. The clinician usually has two short breaks each day and field questions between rides. Auditor participation is always encouraged.


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