Famous Equestrians from the Netherlands

List of notable or famous equestrians from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top equestrians born in the Netherlands and even some popular equestrians who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch equestrians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These equestrians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known equestrian from the Netherlands is included when available.

List ranges from Elaine Pen to Yassine Rahmouni, plus much more.

This historic equestrians from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch equestrians of note?" and "Who are the most famous equestrians from the Netherlands?" These prominent equestrians of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch equestrians.

Use this list of renowned Dutch equestrians to discover some new equestrians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}

  • Adelinde Cornelissen
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    Adelinde Cornelissen

    Adelinde Cornelissen (born July 8, 1979, in Beilen, Drenthe) is a Dutch dressage rider.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Beilen, Netherlands
  • Anky van Grunsven
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    Theodora Elisabeth Gerarda "Anky" van Grunsven (born 2 January 1968) is a Dutch dressage champion who is the only rider to record three successive Olympic wins in the same event. Along with her Olympic successes, she has won numerous medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG), and is the only rider to have competed at every WEG since they began in 1990. Between 1990 and 2006, she competed at the Games in dressage, but in 2010 she was named as part of the Dutch reining team, marking a major change in discipline.In addition to her Olympic and World Equestrian Games successes, van Grunsven holds the record for the most wins at the Dressage World Cup, winning the event nine times between 1995 ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Veghel, Netherlands
  • Ben Schröder

    Ben Schröder is an equestrian.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Almelo, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Edward Gal
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    Edward Gal

    Edward Gal (born 4 March 1970 in Rheden) is a Dutch dressage rider. He and the stallion Totilas (nicknamed "Toto"), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, becoming the first horse-rider partnership ever to sweep the three available dressage gold medals at a single FEI World Games. Going into the 2010 Games, they had amassed multiple world-record scores in international competition, leading one American journalist to call them "rock stars in the horse world". After the World Equestrian Games, Totilas was sold to German trainer Paul Schockemöhle. Gal continues to be successful training and competing dressage horses at the international level.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Rheden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Elaine Pen
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    Elaine Pen

    Elaine Pen is an equestrian.
    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Gerco Schröder

    Gerco Bernardus Schröder (born 28 July 1978 in Tubbergen) is a Dutch show jumping equestrian. He currently ranks third on the FEI Rolex Ranking List.Gerco Schröder represented the Netherlands at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he took part in the individual jumping competition and the show jumping team event alongside Wim Schröder, Leopold van Asten and Gert-Jan Bruggink. As an individual driving on his horse 'Monaco', Schröder was eliminated in the qualification round, ending up on the 48th position. He was 21st after the first qualification round, but 8 penalty points in his second round eliminated him. With the Dutch show jumping team he finished fourth with a total of 24 penalty ...more
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Tubbergen, Kingdom of the Netherlands