Mikayla van Kampen and Bianca van Kampen, otherwise known as the 'VK Sisters' are two ladies who are highly successful show horse riders, extending their expertise to assist others with training and campaigning services from their Gold Coast base.
"Bare have made an exceptional business in the horse world. Not only have they got fabulous products, the customer service is second to none and all round the company is always putting out products that are worth sharing with everyone. Not a single item in the bare range that I wouldn’t wear or have. Love it all!"
Quick questions with the van Kampen sisters
WHAT EQUESTRIAN ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
We have competed for over 15 years, in a few different disciplines. Show horse being our favourite. We have had some incredible opportunities to ride at the biggest competitions all across Australia. But the thing that we are most proud of would be seeing the ponies & horses we have broken in, started from the beginning and watching their journeys with their owners.
HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
Our horses are the key to keeping us motivated. Seeing the journey from start to finish, never being ridden to riding around out in the open with jumps, cows, kangaroos. And then going out to compete, seeing them all dressed up and seeing all our hard work take shape is the thing that keeps us going. And of course having a good work to life ratio. Whether that be going to the gym, spending time with friends or cleaning.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST COMPETITION DAY TIP OR ADVICE?
Be organised. Can’t stress that enough, we love a good timetable, or plan for the day. No one enjoys running around like a headless chicken not being prepared for classes.
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR GOAL OR PLAN YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT IN 2022?
We have just bought two small ponies to break in and start showing, along with buying a new truck so our goal would be to continue growing our business and expanding our knowledge and love for horses.
WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BARE PRODUCTS AND WHY?
Without a doubt our favourite product would have to be the performance tights, we both will not wear anything else ever again. Along with that we love the range of horse wear products that are available especially the saddlecloths, for quality, fit, design and affordability.
FOLLOW THE VK SISTERS ON SOCIAL
Instagram : @vk_sisters
Facebook: VK Sisters