Rosalyne with Mac and Emma
Rosalyne grew up in The Netherlands.
Born in a non-horse family, no one really knows where the attraction came from. Mom Ingrid knew very early on that she somehow had to get used the fact that these very big, and in her opinion scary, animals would be part of her daughter's life. When Rosalyne was still very young, Ingrid had to lift her up so she could pat the horses. Mom held her breath when those big mouths checked out that very little hand with even smaller fingers.
At the age of 5 she was finally allowed to ride, starting out at a small stable with Shetlands and bareback saddles. This was followed by Welsh ponies, New Forrest Ponies and Arabians. She moved on to a real saddle and at the age of 8 she had her first show.
Rosalyne started her first horse under saddle when she was 12 years old. This was a learning experience in overdrive. But all worked out great and she moved on. At age 15 she finally got a horse of her own and started teaching.
She showed dressage and jumping.
At the age of 18 Rosalyne started working for others. She worked at riding stables, breeding stables, sales barns and showed horses for private owners. She gave private and group lessons, and worked with a diversity of horses and people of all ages.
In the US she used to live in the Twin Cities area and rode at different stables. Rosalyne also helped individual horse owners in that area.
Now a new chapter has arrived and the big step was made to start her own stable. The love for teaching and the fulfillment to see horses and humans happily work together made the decision easy. It had to be a learning stable that offers quality horses and lessons.
Relationships with horses are special, and by offering a horse to learn on, everyone can experience this without having to own one.
Quality will always be number one at Dutch Friendship Stables. The goal is to stay small and personal, not only for our clients but also our extended family (the four legged ones). The well-being of human and animal will always be our primary goal.