I have lived on beautiful Vancouver Island since I moved to Canada, from the Nederland in 1969, and yes, I do speak Dutch, well that’s giving my age away, but we do live in paradise here. I grew up in Campbell River, Nanaimo, Sidney and Victoria. I moved to the amazing Cowichan Valley about 18 years ago. I know this Island very well.
I have ridden, trained and worked with horses since I was 12. Some of the things I have done with the Equine Industry include managing a breeding farm for quality racehorses, my earlier years, I was a groom for some of the best racehorses at the track at the time, I even won groom of the year back then. I also worked for and with Vets, I know a lot about horse lameness and health, sometimes friends will call me before the vet. I was also an official with the B.C. Racing Commission, making sure the animals were well treated, and the rules were followed.
I have also worked the construction industry, (Cabinetry, Sheet Metal, framing, heating and ventilation, roofing, plumbing, electrical and painting), I have extensive knowledge on how to build and repair. I am also very mechanical as well, I used to repair the fellow’s trucks on occasion at the raceway, I did a restoration rebuild on my 68 Barracuda and 67 Camaro.
I am an artist, as a hobby (other than horses), I paint and do photography, I have an eye to stage a home.
I have 2 Arabian horse (Nikhala & Niko) which I do natural horsemanship with, and trail riding of course. I know a lot of trails in the Cowichan Valley, Victoria and Sidney areas. Let’s talk if you have kids that want to get into a fun riding camp that I have worked at, for the last 5 years.
I also have 2 beautiful Siberian Huskies (Kilo and Kansas) what cuties.
I service the Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Duncan, Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay areas and specialize in New Construction, Farm & Land, Relocation, Foreclosure Property, Military, Residential Acreages, Horse Property and Condominiums.
- Interior Decorating
- Cancer Society
- Children's Miracle Network
- Humane Society