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Getting to know you Jurgen Lievrouw & Tim Dejonghe

Jurgen Lievrouw

What should not be missing in your fridge?

Milk , eggs , salami, and chocolate

What do you like about Belgium and Bruges especially?

Belgian fries, football, chocolate, meat restaurants …

What is your Arabian horse hero in history?

Stallions: Padron Psyche and Marwan Al Shaqab
Mares:
Najdah Al Zobair and Pianissima

What was your most important decision breeding wise?

Buying our Marwan Al Shaqab daughter. She gifted us with an amazing filly by ES Sarab who was sold to de Cartherey Arabians, France.

What be your expert advice for a newcomer who wants to organise an Arabian horse show?

  • If you think to make money with the show, don’t do it.
  • If you like headage and sleepless nights, do it.
  • No, honestly, there is room enough for people that would like to organise a show with good intentions, make it fun and promote the horses and you will get support of the people that have the same ideas.

Name a problem to be resolved in Arabian horse scene.

We all know that it is not easy to get a nice number of participants at a show. In the end, it is all very expensive for the owners! Training of the horses, breeding fee, enter fee of the show, handling fee of the trainers, transport to the show.
I think that we need to support the “normal, small” breeder.
For example: If you have a colt foal you could have the chance to rebreed with the colt’s sire for 50% of the breeding fee (only 1x).
Breeding fee needs to get down in general. If you buy a breeding of warmblood stallions for 1.500 € you have the best stallions. Looking around in Arabian horse scene for an Arabian horse stallion available for 1.500 € you have almost nothing.

Shows need to get price money to give to the participants (but of a sponsor gives price money for the participants, he will not sponsor the show) . And it is not easy for an organiser to get everything paid. 

Tim Dejonghe

What should not be missing in your fridge?

Cecemel

What do you like about Belgium and Bruges especially?

Architecture, the water and beers.

What is your Arabian horse hero in history?

Actually, it’s warmblood horse, Milton.

What was your most important decision breeding wise?

Try to use the right stallion on the right mare

What be your expert advice for a newcomer who wants to organise an Arabian horse show?

Be wise, call us!

Why Bruges is the perfect destination for an Arabian horse show

Head to the Belgian canal city for Flemish art and world-class chocolate and you’ll discover much more. The city of Bruges is a Unesco world heritage site and is visited by more than 8 million people a year. No wonder, as Bruges is a relatively small territory you can easily visited all the historic sites very easily. Did you know that Bruges has concentrated more castles than any other country in the world? More than 50 of Flanders’ 470 castles are located in this city and its surroundings. Thanks to its large number of canals and bridges tourists can explore the city of Bruges by sailing along its canals, too.

The Bruges Arabian Horse Event is held at Domein Tillegembos. The renovated Kasteel van Tillegem providing the perfect backdrop for a horse show. The vast castle estate is surrounded by a park in the outskirts of Bruges. Tillegem Castle was inhabited by successive noble families until 1978. The provincial government of West Flanders purchased the castle in the early 1980s. To thoroughly restore it between 1985 and 1987. On the ground floor, the reception area, the Louis Louis XV staircase oak and the meeting rooms in the 18th-century lounges are reminders of past castle glory.

Jurgen Lievrouw

Tim Dejonghe

What candy you cannot resist?

Dracula teeth and m&m’s

What candy you cannot resist?

Sugar wafers 

What should not be missing in your fridge?

Milk , eggs , salami, and chocolate

What should not be missing in your fridge?

Cecemel

What do you like about Belgium and Bruges especially?

Belgian fries, football, chocolate, meat restaurants …

What do you like about Belgium and Bruges especially?

Architecture, the water and beers.

What is your Arabian horse hero in history?

Stallions: Padron Psyche and Marwan Al Shaqab
Mares:
Najdah Al Zobair and Pianissima

What is your Arabian horse hero in history?

Actually, it’s warmblood horse, Milton.

What was your most important decision breeding wise?

Buying our Marwan Al Shaqab daughter. She gifted us with an amazing filly by ES Sarab who was sold to de Cartherey Arabians, France.

What was your most important decision breeding wise?

Try to use the right stallion on the right mare

What be your expert advice for a newcomer who wants to organise an Arabian horse show?

  • If you think to make money with the show, don’t do it.
  • If you like headage and sleepless nights, do it.
  • No, honestly, there is room enough for people that would like to organise a show with good intentions, make it fun and promote the horses and you will get support of the people that have the same ideas.

What be your expert advice for a newcomer who wants to organise an Arabian horse show?

Be wise, call us!

Name a problem to be resolved in Arabian horse scene.

We all know that it is not easy to get a nice number of participants at a show. In the end, it is all very expensive for the owners! Training of the horses, breeding fee, enter fee of the show, handling fee of the trainers, transport to the show.
I think that we need to support the “normal, small” breeder.
For example: If you have a colt foal you could have the chance to rebreed with the colt’s sire for 50% of the breeding fee (only 1x).
Breeding fee needs to get down in general. If you buy a breeding of warmblood stallions for 1.500 € you have the best stallions. Looking around in Arabian horse scene for an Arabian horse stallion available for 1.500 € you have almost nothing.

Why Bruges is the perfect destination for an Arabian horse show

Head to the Belgian canal city for Flemish art and world-class chocolate and you’ll discover much more. The city of Bruges is a Unesco world heritage site and is visited by more than 8 million people a year. No wonder, as Bruges is a relatively small territory you can easily visited all the historic sites very easily. Did you know that Bruges has concentrated more castles than any other country in the world? More than 50 of Flanders’ 470 castles are located in this city and its surroundings. Thanks to its large number of canals and bridges tourists can explore the city of Bruges by sailing along its canals, too.

Shows need to get price money to give to the participants (but of a sponsor gives price money for the participants, he will not sponsor the show) . And it is not easy for an organiser to get everything paid. 

The Bruges Arabian Horse Event is held at Domein Tillegembos. The renovated Kasteel van Tillegem providing the perfect backdrop for a horse show. The vast castle estate is surrounded by a park in the outskirts of Bruges. Tillegem Castle was inhabited by successive noble families until 1978. The provincial government of West Flanders purchased the castle in the early 1980s. To thoroughly restore it between 1985 and 1987. On the ground floor, the reception area, the Louis Louis XV staircase oak and the meeting rooms in the 18th-century lounges are reminders of past castle glory.

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