For decades, he was a former world champion, Riny Rutjens, an established pair driver of carriage horses. Meanwhile, daughter Rodinde is on her way to take over this championship. In 2014 she became 2nd at the national championship with her pair ponies in front of the carriage.
“My pair ponies in front of the carriage have great trust in me. I gained their trust by paying attention to the details. This also includes an annual dental checkup. Marcel comes every year before the competitive season starts, to do a dental checkup.”