Dutch Equestrian Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. Joop is owner and director of his stud in Heerewaarden, near Den Bosch. He has produced many approved stallions. His horses have been competing with (Olympic) riders such as Anky van Grunsven, Edward Gal and Hans-Peter Minderhoud. A few horses from his sadle: Gribaldi, Krack C, TCN Partout, Vivaldi, Tango, United, Zhivago, Bordeaux, Ferdeaux, Eye Catcher, Estoril, Easy Game and Painted Black.