Ron Smeets started his riding career training with Sjef Janssen (trainer of Anky van Grunsven, he is currently training the Dutch Dressage Team). He became extremely successful at a young age showing in many different national and international competitions. At 18 years old he joined Young Riders and competed with them till the age of 21, representing Holland in many different international competitions.
Now Ron has been a Gold Medal rider for 20 years. Currently he is focused on his training, selling, and breeding programs at home. He travels several times a year to teach clinics in various places in the United States as well as England.
Working Student Program
Our working student program focusses on teaching training techniques and philosophies of dressage and barn management. This program* helps the rider learn to "train" and not just to "ride" horses. We invest a lot of time every day in training and developing our working students as professional riders.
Working students will be provided with full room and board along with meals. References are available from previous working students.
*this is not a program for a novice rider.
Recently, R and B Stables has moved to a bigger location in Hulsberg. The beautiful home that sits on the property was built in 1900 and resides on a 12 acre lot. We have 2 apartments for clients that visit for horse-shopping and training.
By the end of 2009 our barn will be newly renovated. A new indoor and outdoor ring, 18 stall barn, and several private paddocks will replace the existing stable and surroundings.