• FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Isabell Werth (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

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  • Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Harrie Smolders (NED) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Harrie Smolders (NED) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

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Harrie Smolders

Age: 38
Competing for: Netherlands – NED

 

BIOGRAPHY

General Interest
Awards and honours He was named the 2017 Rider of the Year in the Netherlands. (noellefloyd.com, 16 Feb 2018)

 

EQUESTRIAN BASE
In 2002 he began riding for Axel Verlooy's EuroHorse stable in Grobbendonk, Belgium, where he coaches riders and trains, sources and trades jumping horses. He commutes 60 kilometres each day from his home in Lage-Mierde, Netherlands. (Facebook page, 10 Apr 2017; eurohorse.be, 20 Mar 2017; harriesmolders.com, 13 Mar 2017)

 

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