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Thamar ZWEISTRA

Thamar ZWEISTRA, Dutch Dressage athlete.

Name Thamar ZWEISTRA
FEI ID 10007873
Gender Female
Date of Birth 03/12/1982
Competing for Netherlands - NED
Registration Dressage 2021
Last update 07/09/2021
FEI Database




Dressage 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first sat on a pony at age six. She began riding horses at age 14.
Club / Team Stal Hexagon: Schore, NED
Name of coach Alex van Silfhout [national]
Training Regime She rides up to 10 horses a day.
Further Personal Information
Residence Schore, NED
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages Dutch, English
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "There is no time limit [in horse training]. If you make sure that you keep the work fun for the horses and give them time, then they can often do much more than what you initially expected. But as a rider you play a major role in ensuring that the work remains fun. If you keep practising everything that your horse finds difficult, then he will also dislike the work at some point. That is why I train at least the things that he likes and occasionally I pick up some more difficult exercises. It is often much easier, and then you keep a happy horse that also wants to work for you." (dressuur.nl, 14 Dec 2019)
Other information STABLES She trains and competes horses at Stal Hexagon in Schore, Netherlands. She also works as a coach and deals with horse sales at the stables. (Facebook profile, 24 May 2021; omroepzeeland.nl, 18 Sep 2020; stalhexagon.nl, 24 Mar 2020)