Henk Frederiks was born on the 27th of September 1983 in Kampen. He is the son of Gerrit and Diny Frederiks, who own ‘De Patricia Hoeve’ in Biddinghuizen, so from a young age Henk was surrounded by horses. He could not have asked for a better education. Henk has always known that he wanted to continue in the horse business, so after he finished school Henk moved to Switzerland to gain experience. Afterwards he moved back to The Netherlands and got a job at Stal Huurne in Wierden. After having spent 2 years working there Henk decided it was time for a new adventure and started working for Stal Schep and Waldman in Tull en Waal. Subsequently Henk got offered a job to work in America for the Sweely family, it was a job Henk couldn’t resist and packed his bags and off he went. During Henk’s time in America he has learned a lot. After two years in America Henk came home again and started working for HorstHoekHoeve in Heerde. Henk really enjoys working and educating young and talented sport horses. Thereby he also has endless patience with the horses, therefore every horse gets the chance to show itself in the best way possible.
Anne Bakker was born on the 11th of august 1987 in Naarden. She grew up in Muiderberg where her love for horses started, with the Shetland pony from her granddad called Punky. Anne and Punky were such a good combination that they got included in the Dutch Shetland Pony Grand National Team. After many exciting shows and competitions Anne started helping and riding at Any Dale Trading, she was allowed to train the horses and ponies of Joop de Jong. Thereafter Anne decided she wanted to further her career and moved with her family to Tollebeek. Besides her passion for horses Anne was also interested in banking and insurance and got her master’s degree in Bank and Insurance Industry. Anne then got the opportunity to follow her internship at Univé insurance, after a year she got a job offered and took it with both hands. She also started for herself in the horse world, first as a part-time job. 4 years had passed and Anne decided it was time to focus fully on the horses as a full- time professional.