In 2016 Henk started Equine Sport Management as a platform for the total management for equine athletes worldwide. Having access to the newest and most advanced medicine, such as the ground-breaking UTC tendon diagnostic system, and extensive experience in managing equine athletes from Europe to Australia, Henk is the obvious choice for fine-tuning the veterinary portfolio of your specialist equine athlete.
Being born and raised in the surroundings of his father’s equine clinic in the Netherlands, it was natural that Henk took an avid interest in the specialist management of horses from an early age. Henk’s father Evert Offereins was a leading Olympic veterinarian always on the look out for the newest and best of equine care. The combination of an inherited drive for progressive thinking “outside of the box,” together with transferred knowledge of his father has laid the foundation for an impressive arsenal of diagnostic and treatment options.
After graduation with honours from the University in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Henk became a partner in an equine clinic in the South of Holland. This location allowed him to build experience and relationships in Aachen, North Belgium, and Holland.
Later, partly a lifestyle decision as well as a business opportunity, Henk and his family decided to move to Ireland and set up the Kenmare Veterinary Clinic. In the eleven years he has been running it, the clinic has built an impressive amount of national and international clients, from Grand Prix dressage horses to Grade One sprinters.
Henk believes that the inherently generous nature of the horse demands that owners do their part to physically support and maintain their equine athletes, so that they are able to perform to their highest possible ability. With the amount of assistance that we grant human athletes, it is almost unthinkable that we are reluctant to do the same for our horses when there is so much available not only to rehabilitate them, but to act preventatively to avoid injury in the first place, keeping them stronger for longer. In a game where champions can lose by a nose, and disappear from the leader’s board with a rail, can you afford to not give your horse the best of the best to do his job?
The combination of working at the high end of both the elite Dutch sport horse industry and the leading thoroughbred industry in Ireland has given Henk huge wealth of experience in all aspects of equine sport medicine, forging a passion that he continues to explore and share.