Riny Rutjens owns a training center for the carriage driving sport which is located in Weert.
This training center is known under the name: Rijo Stables
Initially he competed on a national level in horse riding, but after he became familiar with the carriage rides, he changed to this part of
the equestrian sport. His talent for this sport and the training of horses, became clear very soon. As of 1995 he was able to do this for a
living. Riny was successful right from the start of his carrier. He progressed through the levels every year at the NBVAP and then moved on to
the national competition carriage driving.
In 1993 he became Dutch national champion for the first time and up until now he has an impressive 9 Dutch national championship titles.
On an international level Riny was able to earn the silver medal at the World Championships in 1997 followed by the World title in 2003.
In that same year he was recognized as the “Horseman of the Year”. Next to these successes he won the FEI Award in 1997, 2000 and 2003.
Riny is not only active with training horses, but he also rides shows and clinics. Besides this, he is active as a trainer.