Thirteen Horses Trained Grand Prix-level
With Robby Bert won team Silver at the World Championships in Cedar Valley in ’86, the first team medal that the Netherlands had won since the Olympic Games of ’28 in Amsterdam. In total he competed with 13 horses, all trained by himself, at Grand Prix-level.
The end of Bert’s Competition Career
Tragically, a trailer accident on the return journey from a very successful competition in Goodwood in England brought an end to the sports career of stud stallion Clavecimbel (Statuar x Apple King xx). This also brought an end to Bert’s own competition career. There was no successor to Clavecimbel at that time and Bert prioritised coaching nationally and internationally making training for personal competitions no longer possible.
Bert has held several top jobs in the equestrian world. In 2003 he was appointed team coach for the Dutch team. He fulfilled this task with great passion. Since 2016 Bert has been chairman of the Dressage stallion grading committee. He is also part of the selection committee for the Limburg Foal Auction. Additionally, Bert is also busy with breeding.