ANKY® Technical Casuals was founded in 1998 by Anky van Grunsven and her partner Sjef Janssen because of a shortage of fashionable, comfortable and high-quality riding clothes and related equestrian sports articles. Since 2012, ANKY® Technical Casuals has been part of Bieman de Haas BV.
The need for comfortable conditions during the practice of top sport is great. Anky van Grunsven, winner of three consecutive individual gold Olympic medals, knows better than anyone what needs a top athlete is confronted with. From her personal experiences with Anky and her partner and coach Sjef Janssen, the question arose whether it was not possible to develop clothing and articles in which rider and horse could function better. The focus was on the use of high-quality technical materials and fabrics.
The current range of clothing and accessories for equestrian sports did not meet the wishes of Anky and her team. After extensive research at the Hogeschool van Enschede, it turned out that there was a great demand from the equestrian sector for high-quality equestrian sports articles and clothing. Setting up an innovative line proved to be a titanic job. Before ANKY® Technical Casuals was launched in November 1998, a thorough investigation of two years had preceded. Almost 20 years later, ANKY® Technical Casuals are still looking daily for new technologies and product improvements, to answer the demand for top quality products.
ANKY® is committed to developing products that appeal to different levels of equestrian sport, from amateur to professional. ANKY® clothing and equipment closely meet the needs and requirements of the modern rider during daily training and competitions. ANKY® provides specialized clothing and accessories for young and adult users of equestrian sports. The latest product innovations, high-tech materials and fashion trends are included in the collections. ANKY® has an unmistakable and unique signature. Expertise and experience are the basis from which products are developed.