About Wendy

Being raised with horses I started riding at a very young age. The first few years I took part in both the English disciplines show jumping and dressage. At the age of 9 I switched to Western and joined the trick riding team The Future Guys. In the 12 years I was part of the team we gave numerous national and international shows.

Between the age of 14 and 19 I joined the Dutch team for the AQHA Youth World Cup three times. Each time, I gathered the highest amount of points for the team and also became World Champion Western Riding.

When I was 19 I set out to the United States, to work for Craig Johnson and later for Steve and Carol Metcalf. This was a change since I had been working for my sister, Rieky Young and her husband. After returning to Europe I spent some time in Italy working for Adreano Meacci, but eventually returned home to the Netherlands and brought with me lots of experience.

When I was younger I competed in every discipline of Western riding, but I now focus on Reining, Cutting and Working Cowhorse. I have won several titles and Championships in each of these classes. I am an NRHA money earner and earned ROMs with several horses. Over the years I have won multiple Dutch Championship titles in Reining and Working Cowhorse and became 3rd at the NRHA European Affiliate Championships. In 2005 I joined the Dutch team for the FEI European Reining Championships at which we placed 4th.


For the last couple of years I have been running my own training facility in Escharen, the Netherlands. Here, I train horses for shows or recreation and break young horses. Also, I guide and train the riders and organize several clinics. At the moment I own two great studs and there are always several horses for sale, which you can both find on this website as well.

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