Irma, a butcher’s daughter,
first sat on horseback at a very young age.
She rode the horses, her father bred. Her general love for animals
comes from very young. Horses and dogs were near to her heart.
Every week Irma rode in competitions at the N.B.V.R. and later
at the N.H.S., where she took part on a national level.
In 1976 Irma married Albert, whom she had met
in the stable of horsetrader Tom Olsmeyer, living in Doorwerth.
Since then, she has played the leading part in Albert's life: taking
care of the family, the horses, and managing the training program
for their horses.
It is completely thanks to Irma’s role in the care and
training of Lando, that Albert in the year 2000 became Dutch
Champion as well as winner of silver in the
Olympic Games in Sydney.
As Albert momentarily is working abroad for 7 months a year, Irma is
completely occupied with the following of the building activities
and the training and caring of the horses present.