Werner Van Den Brande – A Dressage Daily Who’s Who Aims for Olympics


Werner Van Den Brande launched a professional stable in his home country of Belgium at the age of 21 and nine years later, in 2006, he moved Dressage Stable Van Den Brande to Wellington, Florida, where he now enjoys a successful business as a sought-after rider, trainer, and coach. Werner also has a keen eye for spectacular horses and specializes in importing them from Europe to the U.S. for his thriving sales business. Currently, Werner’s favorite mount is Amoret – a four-year-old chestnut gelding that he’s aiming for the 2009 World Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany. Werner has competed several young horse champions, including the international superstar Galant Du Serein, with whom he represented Belgium at the 2000 Young Horse World Championships. Werner loves to compete and his goal is to represent Belgium in more international competitions, including “… one or two Olympic Games.”
Werner Van Den Brande Aims for Young Horse Championships and Olympics

Werner Van Den Brande launched his professional career as a rider and trainer in 1998 when he opened a stable in his home country of Belgium at the age of 21. In 2003, with the support of a sponsor, Werner opened his first sales barn. By 2004, his business had grown phenomenally and with additional sponsors, he moved to a newly built facility to accommodate 25 horses and a staff of four.


After nine successful years based in Belgium, with frequent trips to the U.S. for his horse sales business and to teach clinics, in 2006 Werner moved Dressage Stable Van Den Brande to IDA Farm in Wellington, Florida, where he now enjoys a successful business as a sought-after rider, trainer, and coach. Werner also has a keen eye for spectacular horses and specializes in importing them from Europe to the U.S. for his thriving sales business.

Currently, Werner’s favorite mount is Amoret – a four-year-old chestnut gelding (Jazz x Lord Sinclair) that he’s aiming for the 2009 World Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany. In his career, Werner has successfully started many young horses on their champion show careers, including international superstars like Galant Du Serein. Werner loves to compete and his goal is to represent Belgium in more international competitions, including “… one or two Olympic Games.”

An experienced competitor, Werner was consistently in the ribbons at top competitions in Europe for 10 years. Werner’s achievements began in 1999 with Galant Du Serein in the FEI Four Year Old Division. At the 1999 Belgium Championship the duo placed fifth and at the 1999 National Championship in Belgium they earned second. In 2000, Werner and Galant Du Serein were selected for the World Championships in the FEI Five Year Olds and they represented the Belgian team. Werner went on to ride several more youngsters to success in the FEI Young Horse Divisions including Pompadour W, Don Jonson, Taikoen, Master, and Uivertje Ruta. In 2006, Werner competed in his inaugural Florida season and has been participating in honor rounds ever since with several mounts including Masterminds, Douglas, Lullaby, Filigran 037, and Briljanth.

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