Grand Prix-rider Laurens van Lieren has found new accommodation for his horses at Selevia Hoeve, a brand new facility owned by the Van Den Broek family in Werkendam. Van Lieren himself, together with his fiancée Lynne Maas and their young son, had already moved from Zeeland to Schiedam a while ago. That is where Lynne’s roots lie, and her family still lives there.
Laurens: “With the arrival of Brent, a lot changed for us. We quickly realised that we really missed the support of Lynne’s parents. I lead a very busy life and Lynne too was fanatically busy with the sport very soon after the birth. A little help is then very welcome! Understandably this could not come from my family as everyone is very busy with Stal Hexagon. Lynne’s mother, father and sisters are always there for her. When later on we take part in more international competitions and Brent has to go to school, then we can confidently let him stay with Grandma and Grandpa, thereby ensuring continuity in his life.”
“The journey to and from Stal Hexagon in Schore took up much time and besides, (own) entrepreneurship beckoned”, explains Van Lieren. “My father built up and expanded Stal Hexagon with an own vision. It is his brainchild, his life-long work, and it did not feel right for me to me to interfere in this whilst he is so passionately busy with his work. That is why I sought more independence, but still in conjunction with Stal Hexagon. In this way I hope to combine the best of two worlds and to make us even stronger across the whole board.”
Grand Prix rider Dominique Filion is also moving to the new yard in Werkendam with her horses. She will independently work together with Van Lieren Dressage.
Source: De Hoefslag