Horseman in heart and soul
Founder Antoon Koenen grew up on a farm in Erp and from a young age he was always amongst the horses. When he was about fourteen years old he started riding at the local riding club. The love of these noble animals has never left him.
Impression of our business
Established in the 80’s
The building of Stoeterij VZ Hackerom
Even after setting up his construction company Antoon always had horses. In 1985 he made the move to a larger scale yard in order to set things up professionally. He called his equestrian business Stoeterij VZ Hackerom, with VZ referring to the name of the street Vogelenzang, in Erp. That is where he grew up. Hackerom is the name of the street where the yard is now based. It began, as always, with just one horse, but that rapidly increased. A passion for breeding using quality horses was born. The team now consists of two full-time and one part-time rider. One full-time rider specialises in training the young horses and the other rider rides the more experienced horses. The part-time rider concentrates on the jumping horses.
In 2016 the equestrian complex underwent a metamorphosis. Antoon: “The renovated complex offers far more possibilities. The plan to build an indoor arena had been around since the 1990’s. The indoor arena means that we can now also train the horses in perfect conditions in the evenings and when the weather is bad.”
If Antoon had to name just one horse of which he is the most proud then that would definitely be the reserve champion of the 2017 KWPN National Mare Inspection: G-Star VZ (Tango x Welt Hit II). This mare is out of an elite mare Raisa (Welt Hit II x Cocktail), who has also produced two other Small Tour horses.
Raisa herself competed at Z2-level under Bianca Koenen. Vendo VZ (by Florett Ask) is out of Raisa and competed at Small Tour level under Bianca Koenen. Ster mare Di Raisa VZ (San Remo x Welt Hit II), an offspring of Raisa, is also competing at Small Tour level.
During the Brabant Championships in 2017, two horses bred by Koenen attracted attention: Jacharel VZ (Desperado x Ferro) was eighth and Juwelty VZ (Cachet L x Welt Hit II) finished tenth.
- Covered lungeing ring
- 20×60 indoor arena
- 20×60 outdoor arena
- 20×40 indoor arena
- 35 stables (possibility of 4 communal barns)
- 1 solarium
- 5 wash boxes
- 2 tack rooms
- 35 hectare field
- 3 paddocks
- 2 stallion paddocks
- Horse walker for 6 horses
Impression of our young stock
Talented young horses, promises for the future