My name is John Bijlard, my passion is working with horses.

As a child you could find me in the horse stables of my parental home day and night. I took care of, rode and trained our horses and back then I already knew for sure: I wanted to work professionally in the horse world when I grew up.

When I was 19 I started working at a trading stable and in the following 12 years I learned all the ins and outs of the trade. I worked together with domestic and foreign stables until I founded my own stable in 1988. With success I might say, because John Bijlard Sporthorses has been a household name worldwide for over 30 years.