Pieter's career as a rider began in 1970 as
an interrnational dressage rider. By 1980, Pieter's focus
switched to show-jumping. In the famous Belgian
Zangersheide, Pieter trained under Jos Lansink, the world
Pieter and his assistant trainer Christina
Kallmert train horses of all levels, from breaking young horses
all the way up to international level. All showjumpers get
a strong dressage foundation. Pieter trains horses he has bred,
as well as privately owned horses.
During his spare time, Pieter gives private
lessons in dres-sage and jumping. He also conducts clinics all
around the world.
In Holland, Pieter Kersten is regarded as
an expert in bree-ding and he holds the highly honored position
of approving the KWPN stallions. Only two other people are also
entrus-ted with this position of keeping the high standards of
the Dutch Warmblood breed.
All in all, Pieter Kersten is a familiar
face in the international showjumping, dressage and breeding