There is much speculation as to exactly how the name came to pass. One theory, while not highly regarded nor based on any known facts, has to do with certain anatomical similarities between the Horsemen and a certain equine namesake ...
It is more widely accepted that the name comes from the infamous Dennis Van der Meer himself. That first year 1986 ... or was it 1985 ... whatever ... the four original Horsemen engaged in all manner of loud, proud and bizarre tennis antics at the Van der Meer Tennis Center. Before long this band of ruffians' reputation grew and Dennis himself referred to us as the "Four Horsemen" (as in the apocalypse).
The congruity to a certain WWF group was not lost on at least one of The Horsemen ... and the name stuck.
Thus we became known as The Horsemen
Dennis ridin' with the Horsemen
Is it true Dennis Van der Meer rode with Hell's Angels?
Well, no ... but he did ride with the Horsemen in 2005. He had never been on a Harley (he can no longer say that!)
The Horsemen have ruined many of the Hilton Head Island residents and Pros. They leave a littany of changed and altered souls in their wake as they plunder and pillage!