In 1997, Frank had an accident where glass severed all the muscles, tendons and nerves in his right hand. As a result, he has lost almost all control and feeling in this hand, and he has only limited use of function. Doctors told him he would never be able to ride again, but lengthy and intensive rehabilitation has allowed him to develop his own way of riding that allows him to ride any horse. Looking at him ride, you would hardly be able to tell Frank has a disability in his right hand.
Since 2009, Frank has competed in Para dressage as well as in regular Grand Prix. He is Grade V listed (for riders with the mildest disability), inducted into the KNHS Paralympic team and has NOC*NSF A-status. Within the para sport, he has gone on to many successes.
- Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: two silver medals, one bronze medal
- 2019 European championships: three European titles individual, freestyle and team
- 2018 world championships: team world champion and two silver medals
- 2017 European championships: European champion and two silver medals