Harrie Smolders
1,83m / 40 years old (09/05/1981)
  • Longines Rankings10 go to FEI page
  • numbers of wins143
  • Current stableEuro Horse
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Harrie Smolders started riding at the age of eight but did not yet have a particular passion for show jumping at that time. He won dressage and eventing competitions early in his career.

At the age of 16, he decided to devote himself to the CSO, abandoning football, which he also played. At the age of 18, he joined Johan Heins. 

Horseback riding is a family affair because his sister was also a rider, as were his grandfather and father, who rode and raised horses.

In 2002, he joined the EuroHorse stables of Axel Verlooy in Belgium. He trains and markets horses and coaches the riders in the stables.

In 2017, he was named Rider of the Year in the Netherlands.

years championship country city horse category Ranking
2017 Nations cup final ESP Barcelona Don VHP Z Team 1
2017 European championships SWE Gothenburg Don VHP Z individual 2
2016 World cup final SWE Gothenburg Emerald individual 2
2009 European championships GBR Windsor Exquis Valnut de Muze Team 4
2001 European championships ESP Gijon Liverpool Team 3
years event competition horse height Ranking
2018 CSI 5* of Hamburg Grand Prix Don VHP Z 1.60m 1
2018 CSIW 5* of Bordeaux Grand Prix Emerald 1.60m 1
2017 CSI 5* of Chantilly Grand Prix Emerald 1.60m 1
2016 CSI 5* of Rome Grand Prix Don VHP Z 1.60m 1
2015 CSI 5* of Shanghai Grand Prix Regina Z 1.60m 1