Wendy Scholten (22-5-1980) is a well-known reporter of 'De Paardenkrant'. She is approached by the founder of this Dutch equestrian newspaper at the age of 18 years. By work experience at the editorial, several courses at the University for Journalism in Utrecht and above all field experience, she developed a feeling for equestrian journalism and photography. After 13 years of employement she is now self-employed since June 1st 2011. She a freelance writer, photographer, develops websites with Jord Visser, provides news text for websites in Dutch and English and sells Charles Owen riding hats.
For her job Wendy Scholten travels numerous miles to stay up to date with all the equestrian sports and breeding, national and international. As a journalist she covered for example the Samsung Nation Cups in Rome, La Baule, Aachen, Hickstead and Barcelona. She went to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington (USA) and worked at the European Championships in San Patrignano (2005) and Windsor (2009) and the World Championships in Aachen (2006).
Wendy is also an active rider. She competed with her self-schooled dressage horse Winner (by San Remo) at 4th level. Nowadays she competes in show jumping up to national level. In doing this she profits greatly from her dressage background and her ambitions keep growing due to trainer Kevin Gielen. Wendy's top horse at the moment is the 6-year-old Blom's Alina, owned by sponsor and horse owner Rinus Blom, with whome she joined forces.
The horses are stabled at Stal Roosendaal in Heelweg, where Wendy and her partner Ramon Koppendraaier are found daily to train and exercise the horses.